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  • González-Díaz, Manuel; Fernández-Barcala, Marta; Arruñada, Benito (2001)
    The largest fresh meat brand names in Spain are analyzed here to study how quality is signaled in agribusiness and how the underlying quality -assurance organizations work. Results show, first, that organizational form ...
  • Barro, Robert J.; Sala-i-Martin, Xavier (1994)
  • Garcia Fontes, Walter; Motta, Massimo (1994)
  • Arruñada, Benito (2001)
    Using econometric evidence, this article confirms that distribution of medicines online is split into two market segments of very diverse quality, and identifies the factors that drive quality and quality assurance in this ...
  • A'Hearn, Brian; Baten, Jörg; Crayen, Dorothee (2006)
    Age data frequently display excess frequencies at round or attractive ages, such as even numbers and multiples of five. This phenomenon of age heaping has been viewed as a problem in previous research, especially in ...
  • Fernández, Alberto; Arruñada, Benito; González, Manuel (1998)
    This work studies the organization of less-than-truckload trucking from a contractual point of view. We show that the huge number of owner-operators working in the industry hides a much less fragmented reality. Most of ...
  • Cianciaruso, Davide; Germano, Fabrizio (2011)
    By identifying types whose low-order beliefs – up to level li – about the state of nature coincide, we obtain quotient type spaces that are typically smaller than the original ones, preserve basic topological properties, ...
  • Puig, Jaume (1999)
    The goal of this paper is to present an optimal resource allocation model for the regional allocation of public service inputs. The proposed solution leads to maximise the relative public service availability in regions ...
  • Brückner, Markus; Ciccone, Antonio (2008)
    According to the economic approach to political transitions, transitory negative economic shocks can open a window of opportunity for democratic improvement. Testing the theory requires a source of transitory shocks to the ...
  • Antonelli, Fabio; Kohatsu, Arturo (1998)
    This paper studies the rate of convergence of an appropriate discretization scheme of the solution of the Mc Kean-Vlasov equation introduced by Bossy and Talay. More specifically, we consider approximations of the ...
  • Greenacre, Michael (2002)
    We compare two methods for visualising contingency tables and develop a method called the ratio map which combines the good properties of both. The first is a biplot based on the logratio approach to compositional ...
  • Grosskopf, Brit; Nagel, Rosemarie (2007)
    Many experiments have shown that human subjects do not necessarily behave in line with game theoretic assumptions and solution concepts. The reasons for this non-conformity are multiple. In this paper we study the argument ...
  • Cassiman, Bruno; Veugelers, Reinhilde (1998)
    This paper provides some first empirical evidence on the relationship between R&D spillovers and R&D cooperation. The results suggest disentangling different aspects of know-how flows. Firms which rate incoming spillovers ...
  • Domínguez, Beatriz; Ganuza, Juan José; Llobet, Gerard (2005)
    It is commonly argued that in recent years pharmaceutical companies have directed their R&D towards small improvements of existing compounds instead of more risky drastic innovations. In this paper we show that the ...
  • Blanchard, Olivier; Galí, Jordi (2005)
    Most central banks perceive a trade-off between stabilizing inflation and stabilizing the gap between output and desired output. However, the standard new Keynesian framework implies no such trade-off. In that framework, ...
  • Dagan, Nir (1994)
    We characterize the set of Walrasian allocations of an economy as the set of allocations which can be supported by abstract equilibria that satisfy a recontracting condition which reflects the idea that agents can freely ...
  • Giusti, Giovanni; Noussair, Charles; Voth, Joachim (2013)
    Major bubble episodes are rare events. In this paper, we examine what factors might cause some asset price bubbles to become very large. We recreate, in a laboratory setting, some of the specific institutional features ...
  • Marcet, Albert; Nicolini, Juan P. (1995)
    This paper uses a model of boundedly rational learning to account for the observations of recurrent hyperinflations in the last decade. We study a standard monetary model where the fully rational expectations assumption ...
  • Marcet, Albert; Marimon, Ramon (1994)
    We obtain a recursive formulation for a general class of contracting problems involving incentive constraints. Under these constraints, the corresponding maximization (sup) problems fails to have a recursive solution. Our ...

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