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  • Bonfiglioli, Alessandra; Gancia, Gino (2012)
    We study the determinants of political myopia in a rational model of electoral accountability where the key elements are informational frictions and uncertainty. We build a framework where political ability is ex-ante ...
  • Hogarth, Robin; Karelaia, Natalia; Trujillo, Carlos Andrés (2009)
    We use a Colombian TV game show to test gender differences in competitive behavior where there is no opportunity for discrimination and females face no genderspecific external constraints. Each game started with six ...
  • Carvalho, Vasco; Martin, Alberto; Ventura, Jaume (2012)
  • Peñaranda, Francisco (2009)
    We show that unconditionally efficient returns do not achieve the maximum unconditional Sharpe ratio, neither display zero unconditional Jensen’s alphas, when returns are predictable. Next, we define a new type of efficient ...
  • Galí, Jordi; López-Salido, J. David; Vallés, Javier (2002)
    Recent evidence suggests that consumption rises in response to an increase in government spending. That finding cannot be easily reconciled with existing optimizing business cycle models. We extend the standard new Keynesian ...
  • Galí, Jordi; Monacelli, Tommaso (2013)
    We study the gains from increased wage flexibility and their dependence on exchange rate policy, using a small open economy model with staggered price and wage setting. Two results stand out: (i) the impact of wage ...
  • Ahn, Namkee; García Pérez, J. Ignacio (2000)
    This paper examines unemployed workers' declared willingness to work for a wage lower than the one warranted by their qualification. We analyze which personal and economic characteristics determine this willingness and ...
  • Galí, Jordi; Smets, Frank; Wouters, Rafael (2011)
    We reformulate the Smets-Wouters (2007) framework by embedding the theory of unemployment proposed in Galí (2011a,b). We estimate the resulting model using postwar U.S. data, while treating the unemployment rate as an ...
  • Costain, James S. (1997)
    A welfare analysis of unemployment insurance (UI) is performed in a general equilibrium job search model. Finitely-lived, risk-averse workers smooth consumption over time by accumulating assets, choose search effort ...
  • Marimon, Ramon; Zilibotti, Fabrizio (1997)
    We develop an equilibrium search-matching model with risk-neutral agents and two-sided ex-ante heterogeneity. Unemployment insurance has the standard effect of reducing employment, but also helps workers to get a suitable ...
  • Gower, John C.; Greenacre, Michael (1996)
    Graphical displays which show inter--sample distances are important for the interpretation and presentation of multivariate data. Except when the displays are two--dimensional, however, they are often difficult to visualize ...
  • Bou, Juan Carlos; Satorra, Albert (2014)
    Panel data can be arranged into a matrix in two ways, called 'long' and 'wide' formats (LF and WF). The two formats suggest two alternative model approaches for analyzing panel data: (i) univariate regression with varying ...
  • Cuxart, Anna; Grau, Rosa M.; Martí-Recober, Manuel (2003)
    The results of the examinations taken by graduated high school students who want to enrol at a Catalan university are here studied. To do so, the authors address several issues related to the equity of the system: reliability ...
  • López Nicolás, Ángel (1997)
    This paper analyses the demand for private health care by Spanish households using a micro budget survey. The methodology used takes care of the three part decision process involved in this type of behaviour, namely ...
  • Costa, Àlex; Satorra, Albert; Ventura, Eva (2003)
    In this article we propose using small area estimators to improve the estimates of both the small and large area parameters. When the objective is to estimate parameters at both levels accurately, optimality is achieved ...
  • Arana, Estanislao; Delicado, Pedro; Martí, Luis (1999)
    The objective of this paper is to compare the performance of two predictive radiological models, logistic regression (LR) and neural network (NN), with five different resampling methods. One hundred and sixty-seven ...
  • Huang, Kevin X.D.; Werner, Jan (1997)
    Price bubbles in an Arrow-Debreu valuation equilibrium in infinite-time economy are a manifestation of lack of countable additivity of valuation of assets. In contrast, known examples of price bubbles in sequential equilibrium ...
  • Rubio Varas, M. del Mar (2005)
    The paper contrasts empirically the results of alternative methods for estimating the value and the depreciation of mineral resources. The historical data of Mexico and Venezuela, covering the period 1920s-1980s, is used ...
  • Devroye, Luc; Lugosi, Gábor (1998)
    For the standard kernel density estimate, it is known that one can tune the bandwidth such that the expected L1 error is within a constant factor of the optimal L1 error (obtained when one is allowed to choose the ...
  • Kohatsu, Arturo; Pettersson, Roger (2002)
    We develop a general error analysis framework for the Monte Carlo simulation of densities for functionals in Wiener space. We also study variance reduction methods with the help of Malliavin derivatives. For this, we give ...

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