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  • Greenacre, Michael; Ayhan, H. Öztas (2014)
    The problem of outliers is well-known in statistics: an outlier is a value that is far from the general distribution of the other observed values, and can often perturb the results of a statistical analysis. Various ...
  • Shioji, Etsuro (1997)
    It is sometimes argued that the central banks influence the private economy in the short run through controlling a specific component of high powered money, not its total amount. Using a structural VAR approach, this ...
  • Perramon, Jordi; Amat, Oriol (2006)
    From the beginning of January 2005 publicly traded companies in the European Union have to comply with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for their consolidated accounts, as required by 1606/2002 European ...
  • Ganuza, Juan José (2003)
    We study a situation in which an auctioneer wishes to sell an object to one of N risk-neutral bidders with heterogeneous preferences. The auctioneer does not know bidders’ preferences but has private information about the ...
  • Hogarth, Robin; Karelaia, Natalia (2004)
    When can a single variable be more accurate in binary choice than multiple sources of information? We derive analytically the probability that a single variable (SV) will correctly predict one of two choices when both ...
  • Sala-i-Martin, Xavier (1997)
    In this paper I try to move away from the Extreme Bounds method of identifying ``robust'' empirical relations in the economic growth literature. Instead of analyzing the extreme bounds of the estimates of the coefficient of ...
  • Kolev, Gueorgui I.; Hogarth, Robin (2008)
    Illusory correlation refers to the use of information in decisions that is uncorrelated with the relevant criterion. We document illusory correlation in CEO compensation decisions by demonstrating that information, that ...
  • Bosch-Domènech, Antoni; Vriend, Nicolaas J. (1998)
    In an experimental standard Cournot Oligopoly we test the importance of models of behavior characterized by imitation of succesful behavior. We find that the players appear to the rather reluctant to imitate.
  • González Luna, Libertad; Ortega, Francesc (2009)
    We estimate empirically the effect of immigration on house prices and residential construction activity in Spain over the period 1998-2008. This decade is characterized by both a spectacular housing market boom and a ...
  • Ortega, Francesc (2004)
    This paper analyzes the political sustainability of the welfare state in a model where immigration policy is also endogenous. In the model, the skills of the native population are affected by immigration and skill accumulation. ...
  • Farré, Lídia; González Luna, Libertad; Ortega, Francesc (2009)
    This paper investigates the effects of Spain’s large recent immigration wave on the labor supply of highly skilled native women. We hypothesize that female immigration led to an increase in the supply of affordable household ...
  • Llavador, Humberto; Solano-García, Angel (2009)
    This paper analyzes the political economy of immigration when the salient electoral issue is the level of immigrants and the relevant immigration policy is the expenditure in immigration control. We consider that immigration ...
  • Ortún, Vicente; Meneu, Ricard; Peiró, Salvador (2004)
    This paper reviews what has increased medical-care spending bought in terms of health benefits with longitudinal data from the U.S and, more limited, from Spain. Health services contribution to health has been positive ...
  • Bagur, Llorenç; Perramon, Jordi; Amat, Oriol (2013)
    Few studies have examined the combined effect of implementing quality and environmental management within the service sector. This void is more evident if we focus on segments in which small businesses predominate and even ...
  • Cabrales, Antonio; Ponti, Giovanni (1997)
    This paper is concerned with the realism of mechanisms that implement social choice functions in the traditional sense. Will agents actually play the equilibrium assumed by the analysis? As an example, we study the convergence ...
  • Udina, Frederic (1999)
    Statistical computing when input/output is driven by a Graphical User Interface is considered. A proposal is made for automatic control of computational flow to ensure that only strictly required computations are actually ...
  • Serra, Daniel (2010)
    This paper introduces the approach of using Total Unduplicated Reach and Frequency analysis (TURF) to design a product line through a binary linear programming model. This improves the efficiency of the search for the ...
  • Penalva, José (2003)
    We study the interaction between insurance and capital markets within single but general framework.We show that capital markets greatly enhance the risk sharing capacity of insurance markets and the scope of risks that ...
  • Biais, Bruno; Foucault, Thierry; Salani, François (1995)
    Recent empirical findings suggest that spreads quoted in dealership markets might be uncompetitive. This paper analyzes theoretically if price competition between risk--averse market--makers leaves room for implicit collusive ...
  • Veugelers, Reinhilde; Cassiman, Bruno (2000)
    External knowledge is an important input for the innovation process of firms. Increasingly, this knowledge is likely to originate from outside of their national borders. This explains the preoccupation of policymakers ...

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