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

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  • Gancia, Gino; 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Ventura, Jaume (2016-08-01)
  • 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)
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Behrer, A. Patrick; Glaeser, Edward L.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Shleifer, Andrei (2019-09-01)
    A central challenge in securing property rights is the subversion of justice through legal skill, bribery, or physical force by the strong the state or its powerful citizens against the weak.We present evidence that undue ...
  • Glaeser, Edward L.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2012-08-01)
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Troiano, Ugo (2012-02-01)
    This paper shows that social capital increases economic growth by raising government investment in human capital. We present a model of stochastic endogenous growth with imperfect political agency. Only some people correctly ...
  • Fernández, Patricio A.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (2009-03-01)
    Stare decisis allows common law to develop gradually and incrementally. We show how judge-made law can steadily evolve and tend to increase efficiency even in the absence of new information. Judges' opinions must argue ...
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M.; Glaeser, Edward L. (2017-01-01)
    Will politics lead to over-building or under-building of transportation projects? In this paper, we develop a model of infrastructure policy in which politicians overdo things that have hidden costs and underperform tasks ...
  • Glaeser, Edwar L.; Ponzetto, Giacomo A. M. (Elsevier, 2018)
    Will politics lead to over-building or under-building of transportation projects? In this paper, we develop a model of infrastructure policy in which politicians overdo things that have hidden costs and underperform tasks ...