Browsing by Author "Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M."

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  • Gancia, Gino A.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Ventura, Jaume (2019-08-01)
    After decades of successful growth, economic unions have recently become the focus of heightened political controversy. We argue that this is partly due to the growth of trade between countries that are increasingly ...
  • Gancia, Gino A.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Ventura, Jaume (Elsevier, 2020)
    After decades of successful growth, economic unions have recently become the focus of heightened political controversy. To understand why, we develop a theoretical model of the effects on trade, income distribution and ...
  • Glaeser, Edward L.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Tobio, Kristina (2010-06-01)
    One approach to urban areas emphasizes the existence of certain immutable relationships, such as Zipf's or Gibrat's Law. An alternative view is that urban change reflects individual responses to changing tastes or ...
  • Glaeser, Edward L.; Kerr, William R.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2009-09-01)
  • Gennaioli, Nicola; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2015-06-01)
  • Anguera Torrell, Oriol (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2016-06-23)
    This thesis is composed of three self-contained chapters. In the first chapter, I propose a theoretical model that shows that trusting strangers is one of the channels through which institutions determine positive economic ...
  • Ellingsen, Sebastian (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2021-06-28)
    This thesis studies the role of policies aimed at facilitating communication on economic and political development. In the first chapter, I explore the relationship between long-term spatial persistence and trade. Using a ...
  • Potlogea, Andrei Victor (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2016-07-06)
    This thesis provides an investigation of the effects of trade, technology and natural resource shocks on local economies and local labor markets. In the first chapter, I explore theoretically the impact of recent improvements ...
  • Daniele, Federica (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2018-11-05)
    This thesis is composed of three essays in which I analyze how heterogeneity in productivity, either on the worker or on the firm side, interacts with the size of local labor markets and a set of outcomes of interest. In ...
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Glaeser, Edward L. (2017-08-01)
    Psychologists have long documented that we over-attribute people's actions to innate characteristics, rather than to luck or circumstances. Similarly, economists have found that both politicians and businessmen are rewarded ...
  • Gancia, Gino A.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Ventura, Jaume (2016-08-01)
  • Gancia, Gino A.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Ventura, Jaume (2021-06)
    This paper develops a theoretical framework to study the interaction between globalization and political structure. We show that political structure adapts in a non-monotonic way to declining transport costs. Borders hamper ...
  • Gancia, Gino A.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Ventura, Jaume (Oxford University Press, 2022)
    This paper develops a theoretical framework to study the interaction between globalization and political structure. We show that political structure adapts in a non-monotonic way to declining transport costs. Borders hamper ...
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2008-11-01)
    Protectionism enjoys surprising popular support, in spite of deadweight losses. At the same time, trade barriers appear to decline with public information about protection. This paper develops an electoral model with ...
  • Ashraf, Nava; Glaeser, Edward L.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2016-01-01)
  • Ashraf, Nava; Glaeser, Edward L. (Edward Ludwig), 1967-; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (American Economic Association, 2016)
    Expensive infrastructure is ineffective if it doesn't travel the last mile. In nineteenth-century New York and modern Africa, disease has spread when urbanites chose not to use newly built sanitation infrastructure to save ...
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2008-12-01)
    I provide a justification of intellectual property rights as a source of static efficiency gains in manufacturing, rather than dynamic benefits from greater innovation. I develop a property-rights model of a supply ...
  • Gennaioli, Nicola; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2017-01)
    Many real-world contracts contain vague clauses despite the enforcement risk they entail. To study the causes and consequences of this phenomenon, we build a principal agent model in which contracts can include vague clauses ...
  • Boffa, Federico; Piolatto, Amedeo; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2011-10-01)
  • Boffa, Federico; Piolatto, Amedeo; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (Oxford University Press, 2016)
    This article explains why decentralization can undermine accountability and answers three questions: what determines if power should be centralized or decentralized when regions are heterogeneous? How many levels of ...