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A Contracorriente     Open Access  
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Politica Estica     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 134)
Affirmations : of the modern     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 5)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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: 1)
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 227)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 193)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Analecta política     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annales UMCS, Politologia     Open Access  
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 120)
Apuntes Electorales     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
AUDEM : The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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: 23)
Australian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Austrian Journal of Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access  
Brésil(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 130)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos     Open Access  
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  
California Journal of Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal  
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
China Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access  
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 120)
Comparative Politics (Russia)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Conferences on New Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 358)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access  
Encuentro     Open Access  
Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Equal Opportunities International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Espacios Públicos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal  
Éthique publique     Open Access  
Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Europe's World     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Integration Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63)
European Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
European Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)

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Journal Cover Economia Politica
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   ISSN (Print) 1120-2890 - ISSN (Online) 1973-820X
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  • A policymaker’s guide to a Euro area stabilization fund
    • Authors: Etienne Farvaque; Florence Huart
      Pages: 11 - 30
      Abstract: Abstract In 2012, several reports were published advocating the creation of a genuine fiscal capacity at the European level, to strengthen the foundations of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) by helping member countries to adjust to asymmetric shocks. The design of a common stabilization fund should be well thought, though: what would be stabilized? When would transfers be paid? Would they be directed towards governments or individuals? How would they be financed? And would they help stabilize economies? We address these questions by outlining recent existing proposals, their features and their simulated stabilization effects. We finally underline the difficulties in implementing such a scheme.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0038-y
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2017)
  • Voters’ preferences and electoral systems: the EuroVotePlus
           experiment in Italy
    • Authors: Luca Bettarelli; Giovanna Iannantuoni; Elena Manzoni; Francesca Rossi
      Pages: 159 - 177
      Abstract: Abstract Motivated by the need to understand voting behaviour under different electoral rules, Laslier et al. (Eur Union Polit, 16(4):601–615, 2015) have conducted an online experiment, the EuroVotePlus experiment, focusing on the effects of the different rules adopted to elect members of the European parliament on voters’ behaviour. The experiment took place in several European countries in the 3 weeks before the 2014 elections for the European Parliament. This paper focuses on the Italian data. Firstly, we show that the behaviour of Italian respondents is consistent with the empirical findings at the European level. Then, we exploit the change from open list to closed list elections implemented in Italy in 1993 to investigate whether and how preferences over institutions are affected by experience. We find that respondents who voted using the open list system in Italy are more likely to prefer closed list systems, and that the effect is stronger the higher the number of open list elections the respondents have faced.
      PubDate: 2017-04-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0046-y
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 1 (2017)
  • Europe means more than just crisis
    • Authors: Herman Van Rompuy
      PubDate: 2017-04-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0055-5
  • Environmental tax reform and the potential implications of tax base
           erosions in the context of emission reduction targets and demographic
    • Authors: Stefan Speck
      Abstract: Abstract The paper provides a political economy analysis of the potential of environmental tax reforms, focusing on the interaction of economics and political realities by considering climate and energy policies and demographic changes. It examines the future potential for environmental tax reform in view of the need to integrate the economic and environmental demands while taking into account social inclusiveness. Demographic change will have significant budgetary implications for some EU Member States, creating pressures for increased expenditure (e.g. on pensions and health care) while undermining revenues due to a reduction in the labour force. Environmental tax reform potentially offers a response to this challenge. However, there are uncertainties over whether environmental tax revenues, in particular those linked to carbon emissions, will be sufficient to meet the growing expenditures linked to population ageing. Successfully reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80–95% by 2050 compared to 1990 will shrink the tax base for energy taxes and carbon pricing. It is therefore questionable whether increases in energy tax rates and a high carbon price would enable governments to sustain environmental tax revenues as a share of GDP, let alone increase them as proponents of environmental tax reform envisage.
      PubDate: 2017-03-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0060-8
  • Informal state–business connections, institutions, and economic
    • Authors: Mohamed Ismail Sabry
      Abstract: Abstract In today’s world, continuous interactions between government officials and business people in market transactions are inevitable, opening the way for state–business cooperation and, consequently, various forms of state–business relations (SBR). This paper discusses informal SBR and their effect on economic growth. It does so while accounting for various institutional settings, arguing that studying the interaction between informal SBR and existing institutions is important in this regard. This is done both theoretically and empirically. Two questions are being tackled. The first is: which institutions—specifically governance institutions—help informal SBR in realizing higher levels of economic growth? The second is: can informal SBR correct the institutional deficiencies of some institutions and lead to better economic outcomes? After a theoretical discussion, an OLS cross-sectional regression model is used to answer the research question. The obtained results suggest that informal SBR do have a positive effect on investment (and ultimately economic growth) when good institutions are established. In this paper, those institutions are suggested to be voice and accountability, control of corruption/cronyism, and government effectiveness. The results also suggest that informal SBR, by building trust, can overcome some institutional impediments such as ethnic fractionalization and (with less certainty) some hierarchical cultures, leading ultimately to more investment and economic growth.
      PubDate: 2017-03-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0061-7
  • Labour market reforms in Italy: evaluating the effects of the Jobs Act
    • Authors: Valeria Cirillo; Marta Fana; Dario Guarascio
      Abstract: Abstract This article analyses the “Jobs Act”—the last structural reform implemented in Italy—framing it within the labour market reform process starting in 1997. Taking advantage of different data sources (administrative and labour force data), the investigation provides the following results. First, monetary incentives seem to play a key role in explaining the dynamics of new (or transformed) contracts. Second, new open-ended contracts are mostly driven by transformation. Third, a relevant share of new open-ended positions is characterized by part-time contracts. Fourth, the increase in employment is concentrated among older workforce (over 50 years old). Finally, new permanent jobs increase in low-skilled and low-tech service sectors, while the opposite occurs in manufacturing (particularly in high-tech industries).
      PubDate: 2017-03-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0058-2
  • The interaction between frames and numeracy in the evaluation of price
    • Authors: Michele Graffeo; Nicolao Bonini
      Abstract: Abstract In this study we examine two factors which strongly influence the perception of the value of a discount: its presentation format and numeracy (the ability to use and attach meaning to numbers). We described a product on sale with two presentation formats (money-off, e.g. 11€ less and percentage, e.g. 36% less) and we compared the preferences for these formats, presented jointly and separately. The experimental results indicate that the consumers consider the percentage format more attractive than money-off format, but when they are presented jointly the attractiveness of the percentage format decreases, reaching the level of the money-off format. This effect is modulated by the numeric ability of the consumers: the preferences of the highly numerate consumers are not modified by the presentation formats. On the contrary, low numerate consumers are highly attracted by the percentage format but they change radically their preferences once the percentage discount is presented with the money-off format, which indicates the actual amount of saved money. These results indicate that a class of consumers—those with low numeracy—is particularly vulnerable to messages presented with certain specific forms. However, at the same time, it is possible to mitigate this effect by providing pieces of information which can compensate the excessive attractiveness of the percentage format.
      PubDate: 2017-02-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0059-1
  • Institutions and economic growth in Africa: a spatial econometric approach
    • Authors: Roberto Ganau
      Abstract: Abstract This paper uses a sample of 50 African countries observed over the period 1981–2001 in order to investigate whether and how institutional factors—i.e. democracy, legislature effectiveness and regime instability—affect the short-run GDP per capita growth. Spatial econometric tools are employed in order to control for the potential spatial dependence existing across neighbour countries. Results suggest a negative effect of democracy and regime instability on growth, while it emerges a positive effect of legislature effectiveness. Spatial externalities seem to matter: being surrounded by countries with a high level of democracy stimulates growth, while regime instability in neighbour countries plays a negative effect. The level of legislature effectiveness in neighbour countries seems to have a negligible effect on the short-run growth in the home country.
      PubDate: 2017-02-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0057-3
  • Individual and institutional determinants of corruption in the EU
           countries: the problem of its tolerance
    • Authors: Jan Hunady
      Abstract: Abstract This paper deals with the problem of corruption, with a focus on both individual and country-specific institutional factors that may affect this problem. We analyse the determinants of the incidence of corruption as well as the tolerance of corruption. We used logit regressions that utilised data derived from Eurobarometer. The results strongly suggest gender, age, and education are important factors. We may say that anti-corruption policy ought to be targeted towards younger, less-educated, self-employed people with no children. On the other hand, a better-educated man in his early 30s seems to be a typical victim of corruption. The same is true for those having problems paying their expenses. Furthermore, contact with public officials appears to be one of the key issues, with Internet-based interactions with the government perhaps serving as the most effective solution to this problem. The rule of law, government effectiveness, and public accountability seem to be other factors that negatively correlate with the level of corruption within a country.
      PubDate: 2017-01-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0056-4
  • Euro area macroeconomic imbalances and their asymmetric reversal: the link
           between financial integration and income inequality
    • Authors: Benedicta Marzinotto
      Abstract: Abstract This paper explores the impact of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the ensuing financial integration on Euro Area (EA) macroeconomic imbalances. It is found that EMU caused an exceptional deterioration of current account positions in relatively unequal EA countries more than in the others. The explanation provided is that the large increase in money supply following the abolition of capital controls in 1990, of exchange rate risks in 1999 and the parallel softening of domestic credit market regulation throughout the 1990s that lead to downwards interest rate convergence had the effect of relaxing collateral constraints specifically for lower-income households, whose share is found to rise with levels of income inequality. Optimistic expectations about future income led to over-borrowing by these groups. Consequently, current account reversal was asymmetric because the crisis forced indebted lower-income (unskilled) households to abruptly reduce consumption, as they were the first to be pulled out of the labour market and hardly had financial buffers. The hypothesis is tested using a difference-in-difference approach to panel data.
      PubDate: 2017-01-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0054-6
  • Factors affecting trade deficit in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh
    • Authors: Muhammad Shahid Hassan; Ayesha Wajid; Rukhsana Kalim
      Abstract: Abstract This study explores factors that affect trade deficit in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. After applying ARDL bounds testing approach on sample period from 1972 to 2013, this study finds evidence of long run relationship between trade deficit and its factors in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The findings confirm that depreciation of real effective exchange rate significantly decreases trade deficit in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Moreover, the results further disclose that as economic growth expands, trade deficit shrinks significantly in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The findings also show that money supply significantly enhances trade deficit in Pakistan and India. These findings are robust to various diagnostic tests which are used in the present study. Finally based on these results, it is concluded that trade deficit could be improved by targeting real effective exchange rate, per capita income and money supply in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
      PubDate: 2017-01-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0053-7
  • The distributional impact of health public expenditure in Italian regions:
           what happens when cost-effectiveness and quality matter?
    • Authors: Laura Bianchini; Santino Piazza; Alberto Cassone
      Abstract: Abstract We evaluate the implications of in-kind health transfers on household income distribution in Italy, factoring in the quality of government-provided healthcare in different regions (which are responsible for health policy). The novelty of this approach is that we explicitly acknowledge differences in the value of in-kind transfers resulting from cross-regional variations in service quality. The aim of this paper is twofold. First we adopt a fiscal federalism approach to assess the distributional implications of adding health public expenditure to the disposable income of Italian households and we compare the distributional results across regions. We then take a yardstick competition approach to evaluate the distributional implications of accounting for the quality and efficiency of services. To analyze the distributional impact of health public expenditure, we show the difference of the Gini index between final income and disposable income for each region and the progressivity index (Kakwani index). The re-ranking effect and the average in-kind benefit rate (that is the ratio of total in-kind transfers to disposable income) are also computed. Our analysis provides convincing evidence that when health services are evaluated at production cost, in-kind benefits reduce overall inequality on the distribution of disposable income. However, this effect is seen to be lower when the yardstick competition approach is applied to account for quality and cost-effectiveness, and, more importantly, it shows a geographical pattern.
      PubDate: 2017-01-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0052-0
  • Bargaining agenda in a unionised monopoly with network effects: when
           corporate social responsibility may be welfare-reducing
    • Authors: Luciano Fanti; Domenico Buccella
      Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates the bargaining agenda selection in a socially concerned unionised monopoly producing a network good. We show that the recently established result that under network effects the firm prefers sequential efficient bargaining may be reversed when there are social concerns. Thus, firm’s social responsibility restores also in network industries the conventional result of the trade-union economics that the firm prefers right-to-manage (RTM). However, this may result rather paradoxical because RTM is always welfare-inferior and thus the higher the social responsibility is, the lower the social welfare outcome due to the agenda selection. As a consequence an increase of the firms’ social concerns in network industries may reduce, through the channel of the unionised labour market, social welfare, in contrast with the common sense. This sheds some light on so far unexplored effects of the promotion of social responsibility activities by policy makers when also labour markets are taken into account.
      PubDate: 2017-01-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0051-1
  • An introduction to the special issue on “the behavioural turn in public
           policy: new evidence from experiments”
    • Authors: Francesco Bogliacino; Cristiano Codagnone; Giuseppe A. Veltri
      Pages: 323 - 332
      PubDate: 2016-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0044-0
      Issue No: Vol. 33, No. 3 (2016)
  • A new look at oil price pass-through into inflation: evidence from
           disaggregated European data
    • Authors: César Castro; Rebeca Jiménez-Rodríguez; Pilar Poncela; Eva Senra
      Abstract: Abstract This paper analyzes oil price pass-through into inflation at disaggregate level for the euro area and its four main economies (France, Germany, Italy and Spain). The pattern of responses to oil price changes is quantitatively diverse across economies and across items of disaggregate inflation. Moreover, we suggest an alternative method to the direct calculation of aggregate effects on inflation given that indirect and second-round effects may offset the positive effects found in energy inflation and dissipate the effect on total inflation.
      PubDate: 2016-12-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0048-9
  • Intangible resources: the relevance of training for European firms’
           innovative performance
    • Authors: Daria Ciriaci
      Abstract: Abstract This study investigates the effect that spending in on-the-job training directly aimed at developing and/or introducing innovation and skilled human capital has on innovative sales. In particular, it investigates whether or not the returns on these investments differ between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large firms, and the extent to which returns are affected by a firm’s knowledge intensity. Using data from the third Community Innovation Survey, covering 23 European countries, this paper estimates a system of three equations in which investments in training and in the stock of R&D personnel are treated as endogenous in relation to the amount of innovative sales on which they are presumed to have an effect. Empirical evidence confirms that investments in training and in the stock of R&D personnel have a positive effect on firms’ innovativeness and that returns on them are not affected by the degree of knowledge intensity of the firm. However, the returns are always statistically significantly higher in large firms than in SMEs.
      PubDate: 2016-12-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0049-8
  • Effectiveness and efficiency of European Regional Development Fund on
           separate waste collection: evidence from Italian regions by a stochastic
           frontier approach
    • Authors: Massimiliano Agovino; Mariaconcetta Casaccia; Alessandro Crociata
      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of the present paper is to analyze the results of the impact of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in Convergence regions over the 2007–2013 on separate collection rate of Italian regions. The aim is twofold: propose a groundbreaking analysis that allows us to control both for the effectiveness of the Regulation (EC) No. 1080/2006, by a Difference in differences equation (DID), and the Regions’ efficiency in the separate collection process, by a stochastic frontier analysis (SFA). Specifically, the SFA allows us to model the DID equation in order to take account the regions’ efficiency in the separate collection process in terms of institutional quality. In particular, we use a panel with two dimensions: temporal—9 yearly observations from 2004 to 2012; and cross-sectional—20 regions. The estimates suggest that ERDF have not contributed to reducing the structural divide in Italy and its managerial slack has triggered in the failure of the convergence objective. Policy implications are discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-12-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0050-2
  • Fisheries, fish pollution and biodiversity: choice experiments with
           fishermen, traders and consumers
    • Authors: Camilo Andres Garzon; Maria Catalina Rey; Paula Juliana Sarmiento; Juan Camilo Cardenas
      Abstract: Abstract The increasing rates of per capita consumption of fish around the world should be a matter of concern for those interested in the threats to fishing stocks, aquatic biodiversity and human health. Fish consumption has positive health benefits but also brings higher risks of intake of heavy metals for humans. This increase in the demand for fish products has also been accompanied with fishing practices that threaten biodiversity. This article aims at evaluating from an economic perspective how important are these health and biodiversity components for those in the fish value chain, from fishermen to final consumers, using an experimental approach to estimate, through conjoint valuation techniques, the economic value of these aspects in the decision making of these agents. We find that final consumers place a significant economic value to the reduction of exposure to mercury contamination in fish; we also show that consumers respond positively to an education campaign showing the effects of mercury contained in fish, and that this money value could be used to create campaigns that transmit better price signals throughout the chain value. On the other extreme, the fishermen, we find that they place a positive economic value in a reduction of contamination in their fish as well, which could be aligned with the results for consumers, creating opportunities for Pareto improving measures in the regulations and prices which could translate into lower demand for more contaminated fish.
      PubDate: 2016-10-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0041-3
  • Labels as nudges? An experimental study of car eco-labels
    • Authors: Cristiano Codagnone; Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri; Francesco Bogliacino; Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva; George Gaskell; Andriy Ivchenko; Pietro Ortoleva; Francesco Mureddu
      Abstract: Abstract This article presents the results of a laboratory experiment and an online multi-country experiment testing the effect of motor vehicle eco-labels on consumers. The laboratory study featured a discrete choice task and questions on comprehension, while the ten countries online experiment included measures of willingness to pay and comprehension. Labels focusing on fuel economy or running costs are better understood, and influence choice about money-related eco-friendly behaviour. We suggest that this effect comes through mental accounting of fuel economy. In the absence of a cost saving frame, we do not find a similar effect of information on CO2 emissions and eco-friendliness. Labels do not perform as well as promotional materials. By virtue of being embedded into a setting designed to capture the attention, the latter are more effective. We found also that large and expensive cars tend to be undervalued once fuel economy is highlighted.
      PubDate: 2016-09-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0042-2
  • Spanish regulation for labeling of financial products: a
           behavioral-experimental analysis
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper assesses the impact of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness’ (Board of Executives (BOE) Order ECC/2316/2015. Economy and Competitiveness Ministry, Spain, 2015) new regulation for financial product labeling. We design and conduct an economic experiment where subjects make risky investment decisions under three different treatments: a control group where subjects have only objective information about the key features of the products they must select and two treatment groups introducing visual labels resembling the labels required under the new Spanish regulation. The results of the experiment are analyzed within the framework of rank-dependent utility theory. While visual labels do not change the utility function of the subjects, they do significantly affect the subjects’ weighting functions. The introduction of numerical and color-coded labels significantly increases the concavity of the weighting functions and increases pessimism and risk-aversion in cases where the probability of obtaining the best outcome is high. Labels widen the difference between real subjects’ behavior and that of the perfectly rational agents described by expected utility theory. Consequently, our empirical findings raise doubts as to whether the new regulation actually achieves its objectives. The regulation seeks to empower retail investors by enhancing their understanding of financial products. Introducing the visual labels, however, seemingly increases the differences between actual risk levels and the decision weights applied by subjects when making decisions. Moreover, labels increase investors’ pessimism and risk-aversion when the best outcome is likely and fail to alter investors’ risk-aversion when the worst outcome is likely.
      PubDate: 2016-08-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0037-z
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