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  • The consequences of Zakat for capital accumulation 

    Ali, D.H. Norulazidah P.H. Omar; Myles, Gareth D. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010-08)
    The payment of zakat by the owners of wealth is one of the five pillars of Islam. Many countries operate with no enforcement of the obligation to pay, making zakat a form of voluntary redistribution. We analyze how zakat ...
  • Consistent model specification testing 

    Davidson, James; Halunga, Andreea G. (University of Exeter Business School, 2012-03)
    This paper proposes a consistent model specfication test that can be applied to a wide class of models and estimators, including all variants of quasi-maximum likelihood and generalized method of moments. Our framework ...
  • Consistent testing of functional form in time series models 

    Halunga, Andreea G.; Davidson, James (Oxford University Press, 2014-08)
    We develop a consistent procedure for testing the adequacy of parametric time series models. The approach is to extend Herman Bierens’s idea of examining the covariances between regression residuals and an exponential ...
  • Contracting in the shadow of the law 

    Chakravarty, Surajeet; MacLeod, W. Bentley (Wiley, 2009-07)
    Economic models of contract typically assume that courts enforce obligations based on verifiable events (corresponding to the legal rule of specific performance). As a matter of law, this is not the case. This leaves open ...
  • The contribution of the UK’s Behavioural Insights Team 

    James, Simon (IGI Global, 2015-04)
    The purpose of this paper is to review and evaluate the work of the UK Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) in the light of the growing literature on behavioural economics. The Team was established in 2010 in the Cabinet Office ...
  • Coordinating climate and trade policies: Pareto efficiency and the role of border tax adjustments 

    Keen, Michael; Kotsogiannis, Christos (Elsevier, 2014)
    This paper explores the role of trade instruments in globally efficient climate policies, focusing on whether or not some form of border tax adjustment (BTA) is warranted when carbon prices differ internationally. The ...
  • Coordinating climate and trade policies: Pareto efficiency and the role of border tax adjustments 

    Keen, Michael; Kotsogiannis, Christos (American Economic Association, 2012-11-22)
    This paper explores the role of trade instruments in globally efficient climate policies, focusing on the central issue of whether some form of border tax adjustment BTA) is warranted when carbon prices differ internationally. ...
  • A critical exploration of ‘access’ in qualitative International Business field research: towards a concept of socio-cultural and multidimensional research practice 

    Fjellström, D; Guttormsen, David S.A. (Emerald, 2016)
    Purpose: Researchers often face challenges in locating and obtaining relevant and meaningful information during qualitative International Business (IB) field research in other countries. This process constitutes an immensely ...
  • Decentralised bilateral trading in a market with incomplete information 

    Chatterjee, Kalyan; Das, Kaustav (University of Exeter, 2013-08)
    We study a model of decentralised bilateral interactions in a small market where one of the sellers has private information about her value. There are two identical buyers and another seller, whose valuation is commonly ...
  • Decentralised bilateral trading, competition for bargaining partners and the "law of one price" 

    Chatterjee, Kalyan; Das, Kaustav (Springer Verlag, 2015-01-10)
    This paper analyses a model of price formation in a market with a finite number of non-identical agents engaging in decentralised bilateral interactions. We focus mainly on equal numbers of buyers and sellers, though we ...
  • The definition, measurement, and evaluation of tax expenditures and tax reliefs 

    Myles, Gareth D.; Hashimzade, Nigar; Heady, Chris; Oats, Lynne; Scharf, Kimberley; Yousefi, Hana (National Audit Office, 2014-06)
    Tax reliefs and tax expenditures are two closely related and overlapping concepts. The distinction between tax reliefs and tax expenditures is a subtle one and can only be clear after careful description of the two concepts. ...
  • Delegated job design 

    Hvide, Hans K.; Kaplan, Todd R. (SSRN, 2003)
    We develop a theory of delegation within organizations where agents are privately informed about whether they should be engaged in exploitation or in exploration activities. Excessive delegation lead agents to inefficiently ...
  • Determinants of vertical integration in export processing: theory and evidence from China 

    Fernandes, Ana P.; Tang, Heiwai (Elsevier, 2012-11)
    This paper examines the determinants of vertical integration versus outsourcing in export processing, by exploiting the coexistence of two export processing regimes in China, which designate by law who owns and controls ...
  • Developing country second-mover advantage in competition over environmental standards and taxes 

    Groenert, Valeska; Zissimos, Ben (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
    We show that, in competition between a developed country and a developing country over environmental standards and taxes, the developing country may have a ‘second-mover advantage.’ In our model, firms do not unanimously ...
  • Dividing the indivisible: procedures for allocating cabinet ministries to political parties in a parliamentary system 

    Brams, Steven J.; Kaplan, Todd R. (Sage, 2004)
    Political parties in Northern Ireland recently used a divisor method of apportionment to choose, in sequence, ten cabinet ministries. If the parties have complete information about each other’s preferences, we show that ...
  • Does AHP help us make a choice? - An experimental evaluation 

    Balkenborg, Dieter; Ishizaka, Alessio; Kaplan, Todd R. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
    In this paper, we use experimental economics methods to test how well Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) fares as a choice support system in a real decision problem. AHP provides a ranking that we statistically compare with ...
  • Does university research improve university teaching in management? 

    James, Simon (University of Exeter, 2005)
    It seems widely accepted, not least by academics, that university research improves university teaching. However, it is not always clear how important the links are. In the UK a huge amount of detailed information has ...
  • Domestic and trade equivalences of state trading importers 

    McCorriston, Steve; MacLaren, Donald (Wiley, 2013-10-22)
    Market intermediaries in importing countries in the form of state trading enterprises (STEs) involve government manipulation of market structure that can be designated a nontariff measure because they are perceived to ...
  • Dynamic moral hazard and stopping 

    Mason, Robin; Valimaki, Juuso (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013-02-13)
    We propose a simple model of optimal stopping where the economic environment changes as a result of learning. A primary application of our framework is the problem of how optimally to sell an asset, when the demand for ...
  • Economic voting in Britain, 1857-1914 

    Hodgson, Robert; Maloney, John (Elsevier, 2012-12)
    Despite limited government control over the pre-1914 economy, opposition politicians were enthusiastic in blaming bad economic news on the incumbent. In a study of 458 by-elections between 1857 and 1914, we find that voters ...