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  • Pampered bureaucracy, political stability, and trade integration (journal article) 

    Stroup, JC; Zissimos, BC (Wiley, 2017-03-29)
    This paper examines the effect of trade integration and comparative advantage on one of a country's institutions, which in turn influences its economic efficiency. The environment we explore is one in which a country's ...
  • Pampered Bureaucracy, Political Stability, and Trade Integration (working paper) 

    Stroup, C; Zissimos, B (CESifo: Center for Economic Studies & Ifo Institute, 2017-02)
    This paper examines the effect of trade integration and comparative advantage on one of a country’s institutions, which in turn inuences its economic efficiency. The environment we explore is one in which a country’s ...
  • Parastatals as instruments of government policy: The Food Corporation of India 

    McCorriston, S; MacLaren, D (Elsevier, 2016-12)
    Reforms of agri-food policies typically occur without taking account of the structure of markets in which the policy reforms occur. It is usually assumed that markets are perfectly competitive, an assumption that is violated ...
  • Party activists, campaign funding and the quality of government 

    Maloney, John; Pickering, Andrew C. (Oxford University Press, 2013-02-13)
    We study the formation of government policy in democracies when turnout depends on party activists and campaign spending parties political cap- ital . The functional importance of political capital determines ...
  • Patent breadth in an international setting 

    Bond, E; Zissimos, BC (Wiley for Western Economic Association International, 2017-02-27)
    This paper examines the Nash equilibria of a game where two national governments set patent breadth, which determines how di§erent an imitating Örmís product must be in order to avoid infringing on an innovatorís patent. ...
  • Perceptions regarding the value of life before and after birth 

    Jamison, JC (OMICS International, 2016-11-23)
    Objective: This paper aims to explain the practical importance of placing a numeric value on the relative values of lives (or deaths) at different ages, including just before and after birth, and to implement one feasible ...
  • Political business cycles and central bank independence 

    Maloney, John; Pickering, Andrew C.; Hadri, Kaddour (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
    This paper develops a dynamic model of Rational Partisan Business Cycles in which wage contracts overlap elections and wage setters have to make a prediction about the election result. Empirical analysis of 20 OECD countries ...
  • Politics and tax reform: a comparative analysis of the implementation of a broad-based consumption tax in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom 

    James, Simon; Bentley, Duncan; Alley, Clinton (Bond University, 2015-04-07)
    The introduction of a broad-based consumption tax in the form of a value added tax (VAT) in the United Kingdom (UK) and goods and services tax (GST) in New Zealand and Australia was politically challenging at the time. ...
  • A practical guide to setting up your Tax Evasion Game 

    Malezieux, AE (Journal of Tax Administration, 2018-05-01)
    Over the last four decades, an important stream of literature has studied tax compliance behaviour in the laboratory through tax evasion games. In this review of over 70 papers, the main results are summarised, highlighting ...
  • Pricing Default Risk in Mortgage Backed Securities (working paper) 

    Singhania, H (2015-08-22)
    This paper values Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) in an equilibrium framework that explicitly incorporates the default decisions of homeowners and essential contractual features of MBS. We first consider Collateralized ...
  • Constraints on profit income distribution and production efficiency in private ownership economies with Ramsey taxation 

    Murty, Sushama (Springer, 2012-09)
    In economies with Ramsey taxation, decreasing returns to scale, and private ownership, we show that second-best production efficiency is desirable when the grouping of private firms induced by the profit taxation power of ...
  • Productivity or unexpected demand shocks: what determines firms' investment and exit decisions? 

    Kumar, P; Zhang, H (Wiley, 2018)
    We investigate the roles played by unexpected demand shocks, besides productivity, on firms’ capital investment and exit decisions. We propose a practical approach to recover unexpected firm-level demand shocks using ...
  • Promises and lies: Can observers detect deception in written messages 

    Chen, J; Houser, D (Springer Verlag (Germany), 2016-07-08)
    Abstract: We design a laboratory experiment to examine predictions of trustworthiness in a novel three-person trust game. We investigate whether and why observers of the game can predict the trustworthiness of hand-written ...
  • Protection in government procurement auctions 

    Cole, M; Davies, R; Kaplan, TR (Elsevier, 2017-03-23)
    Discrimination against foreign bidders in procurement auctions has typically been achieved by price preferences, that is, a policy of accepting a range of higher prices from a domestic firm over a lower price from a ...
  • Public good differentiation and the intensity of tax competition 

    Zissimos, Ben; Wooders, Myrna (Elsevier, 2008)
    We show that, in a setting where tax competition promotes efficiency, variation in the extent to which firms can use public goods to reduce costs brings about a reduction in the intensity of tax competition. This in turn ...
  • Public goods and tax competition in a two-sided market 

    Kotsogiannis, Christos; Serfes, Konstantinos (Wiley, 2010-04)
    A rather neglected issue in the tax competition literature is the dependence of equilibrium outcomes on the presence of firms and shoppers (two-sided markets). Making use of a model of vertical and horizontal differentiation, ...
  • Quantitative easing and the loan to collateral value ratio 

    Damjanovic, Tatiana; Girdenas, Sarunas (Elsevier, 2014)
    We study monetary optimal policy in a New Keynesian model at the zero bound interest rate where households use cash alongside house equity borrowing to conduct transactions. The amount of borrowing is limited by a ...
  • Quasi–maximum likelihood estimation of linear dynamic short-T panel-data models 

    Kripfganz, S (StataCorp, 2016-12)
    In this article, I describe the xtdpdqml command for the quasi– maximum likelihood estimation of linear dynamic panel-data models when the time horizon is short and the number of cross-sectional units is large. Based on ...
  • Randomization and Dynamic Consistency 

    Kelsey, David; Grant, Simon; Eichberger, Jürgen (Springer Verlag, 2015)
    Raiffa (Q J Econ 75:690–694, 1961) has suggested that ambiguity aversion will cause a strict preference for randomization. We show that dynamic consistency implies that individuals will be indifferent to ex ante randomizations. ...
  • Ratio-based estimators for a change point in persistence 

    Halunga, Andreea G.; Osborn, Denise R. (Elsevier, 2012)
    We study estimation of the date of change in persistence, from I(0) to I(1) or vice versa. Contrary to statements in the original papers, our analytical results establish that the ratio-based break point estimators of ...