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  • Djankov, Simeon; Reynal-Querol, Marta (2007)
    The dominant hypothesis in the literature that studies conflict is that poverty is the main cause of civil wars. We instead analyze the effect of institutions on civil war, controlling for income per capita. In our set up, ...
  • Cebolla Boado, Héctor (2006)
    This paper explores the existence of negative peer-group pressures derived from the concentration of foreigners in French lower secondary schools. Using different dependent variables (number of years spent in lower secondary ...
  • Caselli, Francesco; Ciccone, Antonio (2011)
    How much would output increase if underdeveloped economies were to increase their levels of schooling? We contribute to the development accounting literature by describing a non-parametric upper bound on the increase in ...
  • Greenacre, Michael (2011)
    Correspondence analysis, when used to visualize relationships in a table of counts (for example, abundance data in ecology), has been frequently criticized as being too sensitive to objects (for example, species) that occur ...
  • Bolton, Patrick; Freixas, Xavier; Shapiro, Joel (2009)
    The spectacular failure of top-rated structured finance products has brought renewed attention to the conflicts of interest of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs). We model both the CRA conflict of understating credit risk to ...
  • Bolton, Patrick; Freixas, Xavier; Shapiro, Joel (2010)
    The collapse of so many AAA-rated structured finance products in 2007-2008 has brought renewed attention to the causes of ratings failures and the conflicts of interest in the Credit Ratings Industry. We provide a model ...
  • Ramalhinho-Lourenço, Helena (2001)
    The public transportation is gaining importance every year basically due the population growth, environmental policies and, route and street congestion. Too able an efficient management of all the resources related to ...
  • Djankov, Simeon; Garcia Montalvo, José; Reynal-Querol, Marta (2005)
    Foreign aid provides a windfall of resources to recipient countries and may result in the same rent seeking behavior as documented in the “curse of natural resources” literature. In this paper we discuss this effect and ...
  • Talluri, Kalyan (2008)
    I describe the customer valuations game, a simple intuitive game that can serve as a foundation for teaching revenue management. The game requires little or no preparation, props or software, takes around two hours (and ...
  • Pérez Quirós, Gabriel; Rodríguez, Hugo (2000)
    This paper presents evidence that the existence of deposit and lending facilities combined with an averaging provision for the reserve requirement are powerful tools to stabilize the overnight rate. We reach this ...
  • Pérez, Gabriel; Rodríguez, Hugo (2000)
    This paper includes the derivations of the main expressions in the paper ``The Daily Market for Funds in Europe: Has Something Changed With the EMU?'' by G. Pérez Quirós and H. Rodríguez Mendizábal.
  • Garcia, Jaume; Rodríguez, Plácido (2001)
    An attendance equation is estimated using data on individual games played in the Spanish First Division Football League. The specification includes as explanatory factors: economic variables, quality, uncertainty and opportunity ...
  • Cabrales, Antonio; Jiménez-Martín, Sergi (2007)
    This paper studies price determination in pharmaceutical markets using data for 25 countries, six years and a comprehensive list of products from the MIDAS IMS database. We show that market power and the quality of the ...
  • González Luna, Libertad (2005)
    This paper examines the effect of public assistance, labor market and marriage market conditions on the prevalence of single mother families across countries and over time. A multinomial logit derived from a random utility ...
  • Azmat, Ghazala; Möller, Marc (2012)
    Do the contests with the largest prizes attract the most able contestants? To what extent do contestants avoid competition? In this paper, we show, theoretically and empirically, that the distribution of abilities plays a ...
  • Sala-i-Martin, Xavier (2001)
    We use aggregate GDP data and within-country income shares for the period 1970-1998 to assign a level of income to each person in the world. We then estimate the gaussian kernel density function for the worldwide distribution ...
  • Marín, José M.; Olivier, Jacques (2006)
    This paper documents that at the individual stock level insiders sales peak many months before a large drop in the stock price, while insiders purchases peak only the month before a large jump. We provide a theoretical ...
  • Le Menestrel, Marc; Van Wassenhove, Luk N. (2001)
    This paper proposes an exploration of the methodology of utility functions that distinguishes interpretation from representation. While representation univocally assigns numbers to the entities of the domain of utility ...
  • Abbink, Klaus; Ellman, Matthew (2004)
    Donors often rely on local intermediaries to deliver benefits to target beneficiaries. Each selected recipient observes if the intermediary under-delivers to them, so they serve as natural monitors. However, they may ...

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