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A Contracorriente     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acciones e Investigaciones Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACME : An International Journal for Critical Geographies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Politica Estica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 197)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Intelligence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 6)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agenda Política     Open Access  
Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Akademik Hassasiyetler     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademik Yaklaşımlar Dergisi     Open Access  
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Enterprise Institute     Free   (Followers: 2)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 356)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 305)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Anais de Constitucionalismo, Transnacionalidade e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Analecta política     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access  
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio M – Balcaniensis et Carpathiensis     Open Access  
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Annuaire suisse de politique de développement     Open Access  
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 192)
Anuario Latinoamericano : Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Armed Conflict Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of German and European Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche     Open Access  
AUDEM : The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Aurora. Revista de Arte, Mídia e Política     Open Access  
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Australian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of Political Science     Open Access  
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bohemistyka     Open Access  
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brésil(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 208)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de Sciences politiques de l'ULg     Open Access  
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambio : Rivista sulle Trasformazioni Sociali     Open Access  
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Çanakkale Araştırmaları Türk Yıllığı     Open Access  
Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
China Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access  
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 212)
Comparative Politics (Russia)     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Comparative Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Complexity, Governance & Networks     Open Access  
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 384)
Conflicto Social     Open Access  
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conhecer : Debate entre o Público e o Privado     Open Access  
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
CosmoGov : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan     Open Access  
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Criterios     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Cuadernos de Coyuntura     Open Access  
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultura Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cywilizacja i Polityka     Open Access  
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Eastern Review     Open Access  

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Economia Politica
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Number of Followers: 38  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1120-2890 - ISSN (Online) 1973-820X
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  • An empirical analysis of the impact of trade credit on bank debt
           restructuring
    • Abstract: This paper analyzes the relationship between the likelihood that Italian firms implement bank debt restructuring and the trade credit. It uses a sample of 2377 Italian firms over the period of 2010–2014. The empirical analysis shows that the amount of payables and the unexpected delay in the payment of trade credit are strictly related to the firm’s financial distress. Specifically, the findings suggest that companies in financial distress have used trade credit extensively and suffer from the deferment of receivables. This result supports the hypothesis of a potential credit contagion channel in the supply chain with a cascading effect between buyers and suppliers.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
       
  • Happiness and inequality in European countries: is it a matter of peer
           group comparisons'
    • Abstract: This paper uses peer comparisons to analyze the impact of different types of inequalities (i.e., within-group, between-group and overall inequality) and reference income on subjective happiness. This study contributes to an emergent strand of research in which both relative levels of economic resources and the income distribution are regarded as determinants of individual happiness. The empirical findings show that overall and within-group inequality negatively affect individual happiness, inequality between reference groups does not affect happiness, and a higher average income of the reference group increases individual happiness. We examine whether people’s aversion to inequality is conditional on their income position within reference group and institutional differences across European countries. These tests indicate that an increase in inequality or a decrease in average income decreases the happiness of both the rich and the poor. Regarding the differences across countries, people who live in more mobile societies with better welfare systems (e.g. Social-Democratic countries) are less adversely affected by inequality than people living in countries with low social mobility and ineffective systems of social protection (e.g. the Mediterranean countries). The analysis is based on data from the European Quality of Life Survey.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
       
  • Market coupling between electricity markets: theory and empirical evidence
           for the Italian–Slovenian interconnection
    • Abstract: Since January 1, 2011 the electricity exchanges of Italy and Slovenia are working under a mechanism of market coupling for their respective day-ahead sessions. Similar mechanisms are being implemented in many European countries to foster the integration of power markets that eventually will merge into one large European exchange. This paper is one of the first works in which, by analyzing market results, we try and assess the degree of integration of the Italian and Slovenian electricity markets due to the market coupling policy. Empirical results are useful to evaluate the success of the EU Price Coupling of Regions policy and suggest further enhancements.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
       
  • Write circular economy, read economy’s circularity. How to avoid
           going in circles
    • Abstract: Enthusiasm for the Circular Economy (CE) is widespread and overwhelming. However, confusion around its meaning and purpose still pervades the scientific debate. Our study has two objectives. The first one is to increase the theoretical clarity and the scientific relevance of this debate. An important step forward in this direction is the idea of economy’s circularity, which we introduce following a critical re-visitation of CE’s notion. The second objective is to study the environmental effects of circularity. Our notion of economy’s circularity is theoretically rooted in the materials-energy balance model, and points to the presence of circular matter and energy flows in the economy. A major strength of this definition is the conceptual separation of circularity (as an economy’s feature) from the strategies (e.g. recovery, remanufacturing, reusing…) for its implementation. On one hand, this separation prompts the construction of a coherent framework, which helps shed light on the entire debate. On the other hand, it paves the way towards a novel methodology for studying any type of circularity effect. Circularity effects are indeed the effects of circularity strategies. Since strategies are constantly evolving, this approach delivers an immediate result. Circularity effects are unavoidably ambiguous. With reference to the effects on the environment, we provide evidence for this ambiguity by accurately selecting and reviewing studies on various circularity strategies. In a policy perspective, our findings seriously challenge the idea of implementing circularity for the sake of circularity. Indeed, using circularity as an environmental policy may prove quite a daunting task.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
       
  • Does FDI generate technological spillovers in the host country'
           Evidence from patent citations
    • Abstract: This paper explores the existence of technological spillovers coming from FDI in less developed host countries. Our results are based on a direct measure of technological flows across firms: patent citations. We find evidence supporting the idea that FDI exerts positive technological spillovers in the host country, although the results suggest that it may take about 8–9 years for these spillovers to occur. In addition, our results suggest that these spillovers are not homogeneous across all countries in the sample. While we find positive spillovers in South East Asian economies, this turns out not to be the case for South American economies.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
       
  • Insularity and the development of a local railway network
    • Abstract: This paper quantitatively assesses the negative impact of land discontinuity on the development of a railway network on an island. This implicit cost of insularity is because an insular railway network only serves the territory in which it is located while the same network on a mainland also serves other regions. We apply this idea to the case of a simplified Italian railway network and we implement it through a simulation model. The simulation results highlight the strong negative effect of land discontinuity: whereas the railway lines located on the island of Sardinia are the least profitable under the factual scenario, their relative profitability is significantly boosted in every counterfactual scenario where the land discontinuity is artificially removed.
      PubDate: 2019-06-12
       
  • Impulse and time persistence of disaggregate welfare expenditure on growth
           in the EU
    • Abstract: In a post-industrial and globalised world, assessing the impact of Welfare State Expenditure (WSE) on economic growth has become an issue of growing interest. The debate is still open in the literature, as no consensus has currently been achieved. We argue that disaggregating WSE, the positive/negative performance dichotomy of welfare policies may be overcome. Departing from this intuition, we apply PVAR techniques in order to investigate the endogenous interactions between economic growth (proxied by GDP) and WSE, measured as single social expenditure items, using data gathered from the European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics. Our results confirm both the positive and the negative impact of WSE on growth. Moreover, we show the existence of the different impulse responses and time persistence patterns for disaggregated WSE items. Our results imply that further research should take into account the composition of WSE in addition to its extent.
      PubDate: 2019-05-30
       
  • Widening the gap: the influence of ‘inner areas’ on income
           inequality in Italy
    • Abstract: Using administrative municipality-level data on fiscal declarations, we estimate the influence of ‘inner areas’ in the income distribution across Italy. To do that, we apply influence function regressions methods developed by Firpo et al. (Econometrica 77(3):953–973, 2009) to examine to what extent rurality and inner areas affect income inequality measures. Results highlight that inner areas have a positive effect in the Gini index, and a negative one in mean and median income. These effects are stable, in terms of magnitude, from 2012 to 2015. They hold even when controlling socioeconomic characteristics and region-level fixed effects. Impacts turn out to vary across Italian macro-regions.
      PubDate: 2019-05-29
       
  • Dynamics of urban growth: Italy, 1951–2011
    • Abstract: This paper presents some evidence on the dynamics of population across Italian locations (municipalities and LLMs) over the period 1951–2011. We find that population shifted from initially smaller to relatively larger locations. The growth rate of very large urban areas was particularly intense in the post-war period, while it became slower in the last two decades. Population dynamics in the post-war period are related to structural change away from agriculture; sectoral diversification and—to a lesser extent—human capital represent an important determinant of city growth in the last two decades.
      PubDate: 2019-04-26
       
  • A general expenditure system for estimation of consumer demand functions
    • Abstract: The class of flexible functional forms for the utility and cost function has been characterized by the pioneering work of Gorman (Some Engel curves. In: Deaton A (ed) Essays in the theory and measurement of consumer behaviour. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1981), known as the Gorman polar form. Despite several decades have elapsed, the economic literature has not found the most general functional form that satisfies Gorman’s theorem. This note provides a new general theoretical and parametric formulation of demand functions, labeled general expenditure system (GES), satisfying the Gorman requirement that the Engel curve cannot exceed a polynomial of third degree in expenditure. Estimates show that the GES is a significant generalization of previous popular flexible functions.
      PubDate: 2019-04-25
       
  • The separate collection of recyclable waste materials as a flywheel for
           the circular economy: the role of institutional quality and socio-economic
           factors
    • 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: 2019-04-24
       
  • Natural events and performance of micro firms: the impact of floods on
           shops in Uganda
    • Abstract: The impact of natural events on local economy is a key issue on the agenda of policymakers around the world and particularly in developing countries. This paper discusses the impact of floods on micro businesses development. We provide evidence on how the frequency of events is correlated with shops business performance in Uganda. We exploit a unique dataset from a direct survey on micro retail shops within a project launched by the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development. Data come from a survey on 13 cities and villages where floods occur regularly and are a major problem for population. After controlling for both shop manager and business characteristics, expectedly we find that floods impact negatively on business performance. However business performance is likely to decrease less when events occur with more frequency. This may indicate a sort of adaptation behaviour by shop managers when floods occur regularly. Also, the significance of shop manager’s individual characteristics suggests that policies for boosting micro business should improve human capital, with peculiar attention to women and young people. Our findings also suggest that encouraging some forms of network economies may positively impact business performance.
      PubDate: 2019-04-20
       
  • Sustainability comes from within: carbon dioxide emissions, FDI origin
           factor and institutional qualities in developing countries
    • Abstract: Utilizing the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) model, the study examines the environmental impacts of institutional variables in their relationships with foreign direct investment (FDI) in 23 developing countries. All six elements of government indicators are tested while controlling their interaction terms with the two types of FDI, which originate from developed and developing regions. There are two important findings: first, FDI is proven to be an important channel to deliver the environmental effects of institutional qualities. Second, FDI origin factor is critical to the nature of this interactive connection. FDI from developed economies is less affected by sociopolitical factors of a host country, while FDI from developing regions reacts differently in different domestic contexts. The study highlights the importance of institutional reform in the pursuit of sustainable development in the developing world, especially when most of emerging countries are prioritizing FDI-led strategy to fuel their rapid economic growth.
      PubDate: 2019-04-20
       
  • Revisiting fixed capital models in the Sraffa framework
    • Abstract: Von Neumann (Review of Economics Studies 13(1):1–9, 1945) and Sraffa (Production of commodities by means of commodities. Prelude to a critique of economic theory. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1960) revived the classical ideas of treating fixed capital as a special case of joint production. Sraffa’s model with a single machine that has constant efficiency has been widely generalised. Among such generalisations, Salvadori’s contribution (Value, distribution and capital. Essays in honour of Pierangelo Garegnani, Routledge, London, pp 270–285, 1999) not only re-ignited research interest in the field, but also reshaped scholastic understanding of the importance of machines’ efficiencies with regard to fixed capital models. Such novel insights make it necessary to revisit the development of fixed capital models in the Sraffa framework. In this paper these models are surveyed with a focus on the properties of the cost-minimising technique in each model.
      PubDate: 2019-04-16
       
  • Identifying the sources of structural changes in CO 2 emissions in Italy
    • Abstract: Decomposition analysis represents an important tool in order to highlight the implication of socio-economic, employment and environmental indicators. In addition, it also helps to assess the determinants which are responsible for changes in such indicators. In this paper, changes in CO2 emissions in Italy are examined on the basis of the combination of singular value decomposition (SVD) analysis and structural decomposition analysis (SDA). SVD is used to decompose the total environmental pollution impact coefficient matrix and the pollution multiplier matrix in three different factors: key structures of the policy objective, key structures of the policy control and singular values to find out the potential behaviour of the economy. Furthermore, SDA is carried out to classify the CO2 emission into four main determinants over a period of fourteen years i.e. from 1995 to 2009. These four determinants include: the policy objective effects, the policy control effects, the singular values effects and the final demand structure effects. The results point out that the CO2 emissions decreased during the overall period of 1995–2009, the only exception to this was the period 1995–2000 in which the CO2 emissions increased to 0.29% and technological change was a positive contributor to the increase of carbon emission during this period. Structural decomposition suggests that CO2 increases with an increase in the final demand, implying that a reduction in CO2 emissions is possible only if the increase in demand is based on renewable energies or if economic growth is sustainable.
      PubDate: 2019-04-16
       
  • Intellectual property rights and global imitation chains: the
           north–south–east model
    • Abstract: This study investigates the effects of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection on economies by proposing a three-pole global economy model. The main proposition of the study is that the classical two-pole approach (north–south) does not reflect the technological heterogeneity and conflicts within the developing world. Therefore, a three-pole world economy model which consists of the following regions has been designed; the north which innovates the northern products, the east which innovates the eastern products and also tries to imitate the northern products, and lastly, the south which tries to imitate both the eastern products and the northern products that have been already imitated by the east. Thus, the model suggests a world system depending on global imitation chains. The numeric simulation results reveal firstly, the northern region benefits from tighter IPR policies in any case; secondly, stronger protection of IPR certainly exerts negative effects in the south while it brings benefits the eastern region in a way that highlights the main contribution of the paper.
      PubDate: 2019-04-15
       
  • Price discrimination in the Italian medical device industry: an empirical
           analysis
    • Abstract: In this paper we ascertain that the Italian market for medical devices is characterized by significant price dispersion. We have, therefore, carried out an econometric analysis, as well as a Bayesian network analysis to verify if price dispersion is due to price discrimination. We have found that ASLs (Aziende Sanitarie Locali) incur higher procurement costs than AOs (Aziende Ospedaliere), which purchase larger quantities as Centralized purchasing agencies do. Consequently, second-degree price discrimination may be one of the causes of price differences. Price levels are also inversely related to product age because of intense innovative activity, making product differentiation more likely than price discrimination. Public procurement agents located in Southern Italy pay higher prices than those located in Northern or Central Italy. This is due to the higher probability for Southern procurement agents to purchase from independent wholesalers, rather than from producers, implying a double marginalization effect which raises final prices. It is also more likely that obsolete medical devices are sold to Southern health care providers.
      PubDate: 2019-04-15
       
  • How do informal institutions influence inward FDI' A systematic review
    • Abstract: In the last 15 years, the literature on international economics and international business has been paying increasing attention to informal institutions and to how they affect a variety of economic variables, inward FDI in particular. The main aims of this work are: to shed more light on a puzzling, elusive concept -informal institutions- also by drawing comparisons with related constructs; to overview the main types of informal institution and their effects on FDI inflows; to conduct a meta-analysis to explore the heterogeneity across empirical studies focusing on the effects of informal institutions on FDI inflows. The main findings of the present work are as follows: according to most of the existing literature, informal institutions, such as trust, social networks and corruption, matter for the purpose of attracting FDI. The sign is significantly determined by the type of informal institution considered. In particular, social networks and factors typically facilitating or in favour of FDI—such as trust and a positive attitude to liberalism—have a significant and positive impact on inward FDI, and this especially holds when the host country is a developing economy.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
       
  • Correction to: Does higher military spending affect business regulatory
           and growth specific measures' Evidence from the group of seven
           (G–7) countries
    • Authors: Khalid Zaman
      Abstract: The original version of this article contained a mistake. The list of the authors was incorrect. The author of this article is Khalid Zaman.
      PubDate: 2019-01-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-018-00138-0
       
  • Fostering innovation under institutional deficiencies: formal
           state–business consultation or cronyism'
    • Authors: Mohamed Ismail Sabry
      Abstract: This paper is trying to investigate whether formal state–business consultations (or simply public private dialogues—PPD) and/or cronyism could counteract low institutional capacities and provide the needed mechanisms for fostering innovation. It is doing this with the help of a theoretical discussion highlighting the links between National Innovation System, state business relations (SBR) and good governance institutions. This is then followed by an empirical study based on this discussion and using various OLS multivariate panel regressions. Evidence is found that the presence of business associations that are widely participated help in promoting innovation. They do this also in countries suffering from low institutional settings, and correct for the shortcomings caused by low regulatory quality. PPD play also an important role in counteracting institutional deficiencies that could otherwise harm innovation; and this is specifically the case for low government effectiveness. High official representation in PPD is a key for such needed outcome. PPD, however, need an open climate where the government is accountable to various societal groups and where different interest groups are free to aggregate their power. On the other hand, favoritism in allocation of resources and Cronyism might counteract institutional deficiencies, especially with regard to low government effectiveness and low regulatory quality. Yet, the overall effect of cronyism on innovation is still negative. Tackling the reduction of cronyism as an objective presents PPD as an alternative that could counteract low government effectiveness and high participation in business associations as another alternative which manages to counteract low regulatory quality, provided that cronyism is minimized in both cases. The novelty of this study rests on the contribution it aims at providing in an area where research is insufficient. There is lack of research on how innovation is affected generally by SBR, and more specifically by either formal or informal forms of SBR and cronyism. Empirical studies are even scarcer in this regard.
      PubDate: 2018-12-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-018-00137-1
       
 
 
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