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  • Hogarth, Robin; Karelaia, Natalia (2003)
    The effectiveness of decision rules depends on characteristics of both rules and environments. A theoretical analysis of environments specifies the relative predictive accuracies of the lexicographic rule 'take-the-best' (TTB) ...
  • Freixas, Xavier; Rochet, Jean-Charles (2012)
    We model a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI) that is too big (or too interconnected) to fail. Without credible regulation and strong supervision, the shareholders of this institution might deliberately ...
  • Azmat, Ghazala; González Luna, Libertad (2008)
    We evaluate the effect of a 2003 reform in the Spanish income tax on fertility and the employment of mothers with small children. The reform introduced a tax credit for working mothers with children under the age of ...
  • Garcia-Milà, Teresa; McGuire, Therese J. (2001)
    It is difficult to justify tax incentives within the existing economics literature on tax competition. We develop a model in which communities are interested in attracting firms not only for their own capital but also for ...
  • Labeaga, José M.; López Nicolás, Ángel (1993)
  • Ramalhinho-Lourenço, Helena (2005)
    In this work we discuss some ideas and opinions related with teaching Metaheuristics in Business Schools. The main purpose of the work is to initiate a discussion and collaboration about this topic,with the final objective ...
  • Oliveras, Ester (2001)
    Research, teaching and service are the main activities carried out in almost all European universities. Previous research, which has been mainly centred in North-American universities, has found solid results indicating that ...
  • Puig, Jaume (2000)
    This paper estimates a translog stochastic frontier production function in the analysis of all 48 contiguous U.S. states in the period 1970-1983, to attempt to measure and explain changes in technical efficiency. The ...
  • Gancia, Gino; Zilibotti, Fabrizio (2008)
    We discuss a unified theory of directed technological change and technology adoption that can shed light on the causes of persistent productivity differences across countries. In our model, new technologies are designed ...
  • Barro, Robert J.; Sala-i-Martin, Xavier (1995)
  • Ciccone, Antonio (1997)
    What explains the spatial distribution of wages across US counties? I find that two of the most important factors are spatial technology diffusion and externalities due to the aggregate scale of production. One empirical ...
  • García Pérez, J. Ignacio; Muñoz Bullón, Fernando (2001)
    This paper focuses on the occupational mobility of temporary help agency workers by studying their job-to-job upgrading chances as opposed to those who have not been hired through these intermediaries. A screening approach ...
  • Canova, Fabio; Ortega, Eva (1996)
    This paper illustrates the philosophy which forms the basis of calibration exercises in general equilibrium macroeconomic models and the details of the procedure, the advantages and the disadvantages of the approach, with ...
  • Caggese, Andrea (2003)
    We consider a dynamic multifactor model of investment with financing imperfections, adjustment costs and fixed and variable capital. We use the model to derive a test of financing constraints based on a reduced form variable ...
  • Canova, Fabio (1997)
    The paper proposes a technique to jointly test for groupings of unknown size in the cross sectional dimension of a panel and estimates the parameters of each group, and applies it to identifying convergence clubs in ...
  • Dolado, Juan J.; Gonzalo, Jesús; Mayoral, Laura (2005)
    This paper discusses the role of deterministic components in the DGP and in the auxiliary regression model which underlies the implementation of the Fractional Dickey-Fuller (FDF) test for I(1) against I(d) processes with ...
  • Abellán, José Mª; Pinto, José Luis (2001)
    Expected utility theory (EUT) has been challenged as a descriptive theory in many contexts. The medical decision analysis context is not an exception. Several researchers have suggested that rank dependent utility theory ...
  • Dacre, Marcus; Glazebrook, Kevin; Niño-Mora, José (1998)
    The achievable region approach seeks solutions to stochastic optimisation problems by: (i) characterising the space of all possible performances (the achievable region) of the system of interest, and (ii) optimising the ...
  • Moraga, José L.; Padrón, Noemí (1998)
    We model green markets in which purchasers, either firms or consumers, have higher willingness-to-pay for less polluting goods. The effectiveness of pollution reduction policies is examined in a duopoly setting. We show ...
  • Chen, Siyan; Loayza, Norman V.; Reynal-Querol, Marta (2007)
    Using an “event-study” methodology, this paper analyzes the aftermath of civil war in a cross-section of countries. It focuses on those experiences where the end of conflict marks the beginning of a relatively lasting ...

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