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Information Retrieval     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 791, SJR: 0.352, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. J. on Digital Libraries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 784, SJR: 0.441, CiteScore: 2)
Trends in Organized Crime     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 541, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 1)
Crime, Law and Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 504, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Police and Criminal Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 432, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 1)
Diabetologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 346, SJR: 3.228, CiteScore: 5)
Innovative Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 322, SJR: 0.586, CiteScore: 1)
Natural Hazards     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 305, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 2)
Gyroscopy and Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 252, SJR: 0.292, CiteScore: 1)
Biodiversity and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 244, SJR: 1.243, CiteScore: 3)
Dysphagia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 204, SJR: 0.99, CiteScore: 2)
Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 202, SJR: 1.782, CiteScore: 2)
Pharmaceutical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 188, SJR: 1.077, CiteScore: 3)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 184, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
European J. of Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 172, SJR: 1.628, CiteScore: 4)
Crime Prevention and Community Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 165, SJR: 0.268, CiteScore: 1)
Space Science Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 95, SJR: 3.262, CiteScore: 7)
J. of Autism and Developmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 91, SJR: 1.81, CiteScore: 4)
Intensive Care Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 77, SJR: 3.293, CiteScore: 4)
Ethics and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72, SJR: 0.512, CiteScore: 2)
Education and Information Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.745, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 4)
Landscape Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 1.858, CiteScore: 4)
European J. of Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65, SJR: 0.375, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Archaeological Method and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 2.014, CiteScore: 3)
Marine Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 1.085, CiteScore: 2)
Climatic Change     Open Access   (Followers: 62, SJR: 2.035, CiteScore: 4)
J. of Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61, SJR: 1.752, CiteScore: 4)
Educational Technology Research and Development     Partially Free   (Followers: 60)
Research in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 1.702, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Experimental Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 2.639, CiteScore: 4)
Machine Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 0.695, CiteScore: 3)
Oecologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.695, CiteScore: 3)
Cambridge journal of evidence-based policing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
J. of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.09, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.276, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. for Philosophy of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.354, CiteScore: 0)
Experimental Techniques     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 1)
Earth, Moon, and Planets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 0.63, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.58, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Archaeological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 2.159, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 3)
Memory & Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 1.379, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Earth System Science     Open Access   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.366, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Anesthesia/J. canadien d'anesthésie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.908, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Applied Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 1.186, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Astrophysics and Astronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 0)
Environmental Management     Open Access   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.921, CiteScore: 2)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.331, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Historical Archaeology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.427, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Intl. Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 5.198, CiteScore: 7)
Demography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.345, CiteScore: 3)
Astrophysics and Space Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.616, CiteScore: 1)
Water Resources Management     Open Access   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.185, CiteScore: 3)
Bulletin of Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.31, CiteScore: 1)
Comparative European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.24, CiteScore: 2)
Qualitative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.984, CiteScore: 1)
Climate Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 2.445, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.571, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Family Violence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.679, CiteScore: 1)
IMF Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 3.287, CiteScore: 2)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 1.093, CiteScore: 2)
Foundations of Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.454, CiteScore: 1)
European Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.25, CiteScore: 0)
Educational Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 2.204, CiteScore: 4)
Mindfulness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.132, CiteScore: 3)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 1)
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.125, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Earth Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.125, CiteScore: 2)
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.864, CiteScore: 4)
European J. of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 1.408, CiteScore: 3)
Experimental Astronomy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.908, CiteScore: 2)
European J. of Health Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.153, CiteScore: 2)
J. of World Prehistory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.022, CiteScore: 3)
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 2)
Environment, Development and Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.392, CiteScore: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.323, CiteScore: 2)
Metal Science and Heat Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 0)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 1.312, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.64, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.728, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 3.228, CiteScore: 6)
J. of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.991, CiteScore: 2)
JOM J. of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.054, CiteScore: 2)
Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.695, CiteScore: 1)
Solar Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.517, CiteScore: 3)
Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries     Open Access   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.8, CiteScore: 4)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Biotechnology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.621, CiteScore: 2)
Political Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 2.708, CiteScore: 2)
Italian Economic J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 2.081, CiteScore: 4)
Child and Adolescent Social Work J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.444, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.058, CiteScore: 3)
J. of Risk and Uncertainty     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.471, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Quantitative Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 3.562, CiteScore: 4)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.118, CiteScore: 4)
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.329, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Economic Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 5.529, CiteScore: 5)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 1)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.978, CiteScore: 3)
Der Onkologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Australian Educational Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Higher Education Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.652, CiteScore: 1)
Motivation and Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.136, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Population Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.574, CiteScore: 2)
Plant Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.914, CiteScore: 2)
Transportation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.911, CiteScore: 3)
GPS Solutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.674, CiteScore: 5)
Clinical Social Work J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.498, CiteScore: 1)
Current Diabetes Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.618, CiteScore: 4)
Boundary-Layer Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.262, CiteScore: 2)
Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.15, CiteScore: 0)
CEAS Aeronautical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.248, CiteScore: 1)
Information Systems Frontiers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.821, CiteScore: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.72, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Earth Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.552, CiteScore: 2)
IIC - Intl. Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.28, CiteScore: 0)
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.845, CiteScore: 3)
J. of Nutrition, Health and Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.249, CiteScore: 3)
J. of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.784, CiteScore: 2)
Flow, Turbulence and Combustion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.934, CiteScore: 2)
European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.409, CiteScore: 1)
Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.599, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.827, CiteScore: 2)
Landslides     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.802, CiteScore: 4)
Breast Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.653, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Financial Services Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.31, CiteScore: 1)
Microsystem Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.346, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Accounting Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 2.757, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Banking Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.22, CiteScore: 0)
Astrophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 2)
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 2.066, CiteScore: 4)
Intl. J. of Information Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.555, CiteScore: 3)
J. of Ornithology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
The European Physical J. D - Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.387, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Computational Neuroscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.888, CiteScore: 2)
Law and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.471, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Sexuality and Gender Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Human Rights Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 1)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Analytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Science and Mathematics Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.737, CiteScore: 1)
Human Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.752, CiteScore: 2)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.991, CiteScore: 1)
Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.543, CiteScore: 1)
Continental Philosophy Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 2)
Evolutionary Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.81, CiteScore: 2)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.833, CiteScore: 4)
Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.899, CiteScore: 5)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
World J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.359, CiteScore: 2)
Critical Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.34, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.609, CiteScore: 1)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.572, CiteScore: 2)
Water, Air, & Soil Pollution     Open Access   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 2)
Wetlands     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.755, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Public Health Policy     Partially Free   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.715, CiteScore: 1)
Fluid Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.345, CiteScore: 1)
Experimental Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.276, CiteScore: 2)
Russian Aeronautics (Iz VUZ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Biological Invasions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.514, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. J. of Mental Health and Addiction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 1)
Environmental and Resource Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.186, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Chemical Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.352, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.587, CiteScore: 2)
Mechanics of Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.313, CiteScore: 1)
Science & Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Research in Science Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.019, CiteScore: 2)
J. of the Academy of Marketing Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 4.614, CiteScore: 7)
J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 1)
Electrical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.323, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Materials Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.807, CiteScore: 3)
Diabetes Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.094, CiteScore: 3)
Astronomy and Astrophysics Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 3.385, CiteScore: 5)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 2.099, CiteScore: 4)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.389, CiteScore: 3)
Erkenntnis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.502, CiteScore: 1)
Current Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.562, CiteScore: 1)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.092, CiteScore: 2)
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.402, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 1)
European Spine J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.535, CiteScore: 2)
Heat and Mass Transfer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.448, CiteScore: 1)
Experimental Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.947, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Child and Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.784, CiteScore: 2)
J. of General Internal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.612, CiteScore: 2)
Evolutionary Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.117, CiteScore: 2)
Astronomy Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.452, CiteScore: 1)
Abdominal Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Chromatographia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.514, CiteScore: 1)
Early Childhood Education J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)

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  • The impact of electrification on labour market outcomes in Nigeria
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  • Integration and convergence in European electricity markets
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates the degree of integration among markets using wholesale electricity prices, which arises from the link between the long-run dynamics of fuel prices and electricity prices. We address the question of whether European electricity markets have experienced convergence patterns in recent years, using the stochastic definitions of convergence and common trend based on cointegration analysis. We apply a vector error correction model to a representative sample of electricity spot prices of European markets, including those of Italy, France, the Netherlands, Poland, and the integrated market of Germany and Austria. We analyze both the long- and the short-run system properties, studying their persistence profiles. The short-run analysis reveals the non-significance of adjustment coefficients of the market prices in the Netherlands and Poland. Moreover, the Netherlands Granger causes Poland and the integrated market of German and Austria, but the reverse is not true. A unidirectional Granger causality is also found for France and Germany and Austria toward Italy. Given the cointegrating equilibrium, all country-specific price dynamics converge toward the steady state, but most of the exogenous shocks have permanent effects. Forecast error variance decomposition analysis clearly highlights that orthogonalized shocks largely affect the variance of neighboring markets.
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  • Insularity and the development of a local railway network
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  • Triggering cooperation among firms: an empirical assessment of the Italian
           Network Contract Law
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we empirically investigate if and how the Italian Law on Network Contracts was able to trigger the establishment of networks among the involved firms. This law defined network contracts as agreements among firms to cooperate in order to improve, both individually and collectively, their innovative capacity and competitiveness in the market. It promoted them in virtually all Italian regions. During the year 2012, 213 network contracts were signed involving a total of 1083 firms. The empirical analysis shows that network contracts provide an answer to the various needs that the firms involved, if acting as single entities, cannot tackle. Indeed, on the one side, when firms that signed a network contract were characterised by mixed types of ownerships regimes, this fact negatively affected the performance of the firms involved although they ranked in the top positions in terms of correspondence with the aims of the law. The opposite holds when we consider firms within network contracts characterised by the presence of joint shareholding: this shows that despite a positive impact on performance, these networks are not specifically targeted by the law.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
  • Climate variability and agriculture in Italy: a stochastic frontier
           analysis at the regional level
    • Abstract: Abstract In the next future, climate change effects will represent a challenge for Europe and the Mediterranean area. These will have to cope with a rapid increase in climate variability. Although many economic sectors may be affected, agriculture is the most susceptible as climate heavily affects crop production trends, yield variability and the availability of areas suitable for cultivation. Using the stochastic frontier approach, the aim of this work is to analyse the impacts of climate variability on Italian regional technical efficiency in the agricultural sector for a period spanning from 2000 to 2009. Considering that technical inefficiency could be influenced by two main annual meteorological variables—the deviation of rainfalls and minimum temperature from the 1971–2000 mean value—and by seasonal rainfalls and minimum temperature moving average values, we find that annual, as well as spring and autumn rainfalls, have significant and beneficial effects on efficiency and hence on regional crop yields. The minimum temperature is efficiency-increasing in summer and winter while is detrimental in autumn.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
  • The joint decision of female labour supply and childcare in Italy under
           costs and availability constraints
    • Abstract: Abstract It is widely recognized that childcare has important pedagogical, economic and social effects on both children and parents. This paper is the first attempt to estimate a joint structural model of female labour supply and childcare behavior applied to Italy in order to analyse the effects of relaxing the existing constraints in terms of childcare availability and costs by considering public, private and informal childcare. Results suggest that Italian households might alter their childcare and labour supply behaviors substantially if the coverage rate of formal childcare increases to reach the European targets. Overall, increasing child care coverage is estimated to be more effective in enhancing labour incentives than decreasing existing child care costs, at the same budgetary cost.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
  • Quality-improving and cost-reducing strategic alliances
    • Abstract: Abstract We develop a two-stage Salop-type model to examine quality-improving and process innovation alliances in an oligopolistic context. In the first stage, a network of alliances among firms is assumed while in the second stage firms set prices, product quality and cost-reducing process innovation. We find that quality-improving networks tend to be denser than networks characterized by process innovation sharing, while the quality effort decreases with the number of connections. Furthermore, link formation is welfare improving if both absorptive capacity and quality spillovers are sufficiently small. Although the empirical evidence on cooperation in R&D is fragmentary it nonetheless supports most of the theoretical predictions. We also formulate some variants of the model to assess the robustness of the previous results.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
  • The separate collection of recyclable waste materials as a flywheel for
           the circular economy: the role of institutional quality and socio-economic
    • Abstract: Abstract The separate collection of individual recyclable waste materials is the basis for any recycling process. This produces important advantages, especially in terms of resource savings. This paper investigates the drivers of the separate collection process of recyclable materials (i.e., organic, paper, glass, plastic) and its total in the 103 Italian provinces (NUTS-3), in the years 2004–2011. Results show that the pillars of institutional quality (such as, voice and accountability, rule of law and regulatory quality), value added per capita and participation to ecological associations are important factors for an effective implementation of the waste separation process. In particular, these factors do matter for an effective collection of organic waste, paper, glass and plastic. Furthermore, the analysis shows marked differences among macro-areas (North, Central and Southern Italy). Policy considerations are discussed.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
  • How does FDI in the “agricultural and fishing” sector affect methane
           emission' Evidence from the OECD countries
    • Abstract: Abstract In this work we focus on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflowing in the “agriculture and fishing” sector of the OECD area to observe how and with what magnitude it impacts on Methane (CH4) emission. A dataset containing statistics for 30 OECD countries from 1990 to 2015 is organised and analysed through the panel data technique. We find positive coefficients characterising the relationships of the technique, scale and cumulative effects of FDI on CH4 which would denote the detrimental role FDI has on the environment. However, the very low magnitude shown by the estimated coefficients highlights a very minimal influence of FDI on CH4, which even decreases as FDI grows. According to the literature on free market economy, we particularly explain this result by referring to FDI as a driving force of technology transfer capable of promoting allocative efficiency among countries and generating minor levels of environmental impact. Therefore, we argue in favour of those policy indications supporting the strengthening of investment in the sector. Our results are consistent across different estimators and robust to a number of alternative specifications.
      PubDate: 2020-07-01
  • Anti-dumping activities against China: patterns and effects
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper provides a thorough description of anti-dumping activities in the period 1980–2015, with a focus on measures imposed by the European Union and the United States. We document a series of stylized facts, such as the emergence of China as a major target of administered protection, the concentration of duties in few sectors, and the increasing share of intermediate goods subject to anti-dumping measures. Product-level information on Chinese exporting firms shows that anti-dumping does indeed reduce exports and it has an impact on both the extensive and the intensive margin of trade. Moreover, the price of targeted products tends to rise marginally, so that the fall in export quantities is particularly strong.
      PubDate: 2020-06-19
  • The scars of scarcity in the short run: an empirical investigation across
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper tests whether a temporary experience of income scarcity in the recent past affects the current perception of financial fragility, and whether this effect varies according to the welfare system of the country of residence. Using EU-SILC (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Condition) longitudinal data in 2010–2013 period, two main results emerge. First, individuals who transited out of a short spell of scarcity tend to record higher financial fragility (as measured by the indicator “ability to make ends meet”) than those who never experienced it, even after controlling for the current level of household income. When a more objective measure of financial fragility is taken (financial burden of total housing costs), the effect is weaker and disappears once current income is accounted for. Second, the scarcity effect on perceived financial fragility differs according to the welfare system, whereby more generous welfare states (i.e. with greater incidence of social expenditure on GDP) appear to reduce the persistence of the effects of past income shocks on current well-being, while the level of targeting is not relevant. These results, which are robust to various robustness checks, support the idea that individual well-being is a multidimensional phenomenon not limited to more objective components such as income or wealth. Our results are in favour of a welfare system which ensures a more generous provision of services and does not focus only on the poorest section of a society.
      PubDate: 2020-06-17
  • Media bias against women in music: an empirical analysis of Italian music
    • Abstract: Abstract The music industry presents a strong gender disparity in all genres and roles (composers, musicians, conductors). The reasons for the disparity discussed in the socio-economic literature regard genetic diversity, socio-cultural differences, and gender discrimination. Discrimination can be aggravated by the negative attitude of the mass media towards the women involved in the music industry. This paper explores the potential media bias in 2022 reviews of pop-rock and jazz albums released internationally between 2003 and 2015, published in two major Italian music magazines. The empirical analysis shows that the reviews of “female” albums consist of fewer words than the “male” albums, but the difference is significant only for a magazine. Within each magazine, the data also reveal two weak qualitative biases (though not significant): the reviews are more positive if no woman appears among the artists and, if the reviewer is a woman, the attitude towards the albums by female artists is, on average, worse.
      PubDate: 2020-06-15
  • When the two ends meet: an experiment on cooperation and social capital
    • Abstract: Abstract We study the behaviour of individuals with different geographic origins interacting in a same public good game. We exploit the peculiar composition of the experimental sample to compare the performance of groups where individuals have mixed origins to homogeneous groups. We find that, despite the absence of any geographic framing, mixed groups exhibit significantly lower contributions. We also find that cooperation levels differ significantly across geographic origins, in line with the existing literature. This is explained by a different impact of coordination opportunities, such as communication, as we show by manipulating them. Our results point towards integration as a crucial aspect for the economic development of intercultural societies. They also confirm that, rather than being explained just by the differences in institutions and economic opportunities, the Italian North–South divide embeds elements of distrust, prejudice and a consequent path dependence in the level of social capital
      PubDate: 2020-06-03
  • Ageing population and pension system sustainability: reforms and
           redistributive implications
    • Abstract: Abstract The paper presents an agent-based model developed to investigate the relationship between retirement age and pension system sustainability taking into account the redistributive implication. Moreover, we investigate the role that the government can play in reducing inequality by implementing debt stabilisation policies, as for example applying a property tax. Results show that delaying the retirement age is an effective policy to raise the pension scheme sustainability. However, there is an emerging trade-off between the pension system sustainability and the extension of the pension benefits that may have intergenerational implications. Pension reforms which reduce the pension age threshold or increase the paid benefit will rise the overall pension expenditure and will negatively affect the public debt evolution which may require some stabilisation measures, as the implementation of positive property taxation. The effects of the property taxation on the debt reduction and the level of equality in the population’s wealth distribution strongly depends on the progressivity of the measure and on the size of the taxpayer population involved. The analysis evidences the crucial role played by the age dependency ratio both in achieving the pension system sustainability and in assuring the wealth distribution within the population.
      PubDate: 2020-05-22
  • Electoral systems and economic growth
    • Abstract: Abstract Electoral systems are rules through which votes translate into seats in parliament. The political economy literature tells us that alternative electoral systems can generate different distributions of power among different social groups in the legislature and therefore lead to different equilibrium economic policies. On the other hand, we know from the endogenous economic growth literature that economic policy can affect growth. What the literature is lacking is a clear link between electoral systems and economic growth. The main objective of this paper is to establish a connection between them. Two main results emerge from our model. First, electoral systems matter for economic growth. Second, the way in which they matter is not straightforward. A precise ranking of these political institutions in terms of economic growth requires the knowledge of the distribution of people among different social classes in society.
      PubDate: 2020-05-21
  • Diversifying away risks through derivatives: an analysis of the Italian
           banking system
    • Abstract: Abstract The derivatives market has experienced quick growth internationally in the last two decades. Banks decide to participate in the derivatives market either to hedge against unexpected movements in economic variables or for trading and broker–dealer activities. This paper analyses the determinants of Italian banks’ use of derivatives over a long time horizon (2003–2017) by using quarterly Bank of Italy supervisory data. We find that size and being part of a banking group positively affect the banks’ use of derivatives. Moreover, these banks mainly employ derivatives for hedging purposes, especially to hedge against interest rate and credit risks. Finally, derivatives represent a hedging alternative to capital and liquidity, while dealers behave differently when involved in the trading activity. We also take some characteristics that delineate the bank’s business model into account. For example, lower dependence on retail deposits or higher exposure to interbank funding are positively associated with the use of derivatives. Finally, we assess the sensitivity of the main determinants of derivatives across different types of crises and normal times. Our results are robust to different specifications that take into account the classification of derivatives by purpose (hedging versus trading).
      PubDate: 2020-04-22
  • Emission permits, innovation and sanction in an evolutionary game
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper studies the evolutionary dynamics of a market regulated by an auctioned emission trading system with a price floor in which there exist three populations of firms that interact strategically: (i) non-polluting, (ii) polluting and compliant, (iii) polluting but non-compliant. Firms that adopt a non-polluting technology need no permits to operate, while firms that use a polluting technology can either buy the required permits (and be compliant) or not (being non-compliant). The latter do not buy emission permits and face the risk to be sanctioned if discovered. From the analysis of the model emerges that all three types of firms coexist at the equilibrium only under specific parameter values. More precisely, it can generically be excluded the coexistence between non-polluting firms and non-compliant polluting ones. The regulatory authority can favor the extinction of non-compliant firms by increasing their probability of being discovered and/or the sanction level. Moreover, the regulatory authority can favor the diffusion of innovation by increasing the permits price floor since polluting-compliant firms exit the market and new non-polluting firms enter the market. However, this policy instrument should be used with caution because it tends to increase also the number of non-compliant firms.
      PubDate: 2020-03-19
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