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A Contracorriente     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 1)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 148)
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: 14)
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: 16)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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: 2)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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: 16)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 264)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 216)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
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: 39)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 140)
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: 2)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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: 10)
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: 15)
Austrian Journal of Political Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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: 186)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 48)
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: 5)
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: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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: 3)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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   (Followers: 1)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147)
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   (Followers: 1)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 355)
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: 15)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
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: 20)
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)
CQ Weekly     Full-text available via subscription  
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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: 5)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
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: 8)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
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: 14)
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: 7)
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: 11)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)

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Journal Cover Economia Politica
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   ISSN (Print) 1120-2890 - ISSN (Online) 1973-820X
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  • Labour market reforms in Italy: evaluating the effects of the Jobs Act
    • Authors: Valeria Cirillo; Marta Fana; Dario Guarascio
      Pages: 211 - 232
      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: 2017-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0058-2
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Informal state–business connections, institutions, and economic
           growth
    • Authors: Mohamed Ismail Sabry
      Pages: 233 - 258
      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: 2017-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0061-7
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Factors affecting trade deficit in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh
    • Authors: Muhammad Shahid Hassan; Ayesha Wajid; Rukhsana Kalim
      Pages: 283 - 304
      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: 2017-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0053-7
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Joint liability taxation and group auditing
    • Authors: Francesco Reito; Salvatore Spagano
      Pages: 305 - 327
      Abstract: Abstract This article proposes a taxation policy based on joint liability among taxpayers. We show that it is possible to obtain a Pareto improving equilibrium in which the per-capita tax burden is reduced, and taxpayers are better off with respect to the standard individual liability taxation.
      PubDate: 2017-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0043-1
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • A new dynamic model of the consumer problem
    • Authors: PierCarlo Nicola
      Pages: 329 - 336
      Abstract: Abstract The model aims at improving individual consumption choices by allowing the household to choose both his multiperiod sequence of consumption expenditures and the short period selection of the quantities of goods to be bought.
      PubDate: 2017-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0047-x
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Family splitting versus joint taxation: a case-study
    • Authors: S. Verzillo; A. Santoro; M. Mezzanzanica
      Pages: 337 - 354
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper we compare two tax systems which may be used to introduce family-based taxation in a Region of Italy, Lombardy. The French-like tax system, which uses a family quotient, and a German-like tax system, which applies joint taxation and decreasing-in-income children allowances. Our comparison takes into account revenue neutrality, labour supply effects and different degrees of inequality aversion by using an abbreviated social welfare function a la Sen. Our results show that, although the family quotient performs relatively better in efficiency terms, welfare is unambiguously higher under the German-like tax system provided the social planner is to some extent inequality averse.
      PubDate: 2017-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-016-0039-x
      Issue No: Vol. 34, No. 2 (2017)
       
  • Energy demand elasticities and weather worldwide
    • Authors: Tarek Atalla; Simona Bigerna; Carlo Andrea Bollino
      Abstract: Abstract The purpose of this paper is to empirically estimate a model of aggregate residential and commercial energy demand elasticities, taking into account capital stock and climatic effects. We model a theoretically founded non-linear energy demand system, the generalized almost ideal, for the most important 117 countries in the world, which represent around 95% of the world population and 97% of the primary residential energy consumption, for the period 1978–2012. To this end, we assume a multi-stage utility maximization process, which models energy demand within a comprehensive theoretical framework. This paper offers three new contributions to research. First, we model energy aggregate demand response with a flexible and theoretically plausible simultaneous system. Second, we empirically measure the complete structure of price and expenditure elasticities of energy demand worldwide. Third, we explicitly estimate the impact of climate conditions on energy demand, with a newly constructed measure of weather impact based on geo-located heating and cooling degree-days. Econometric estimation reveals quantitative evidence of different income and price elasticities across countries and highlights the weather and capital stock impact on energy demand, inducing energy efficiency. Electricity tends to be a luxury good in advanced economies. Our results have welfare-improving policy implications, because appropriate policy strategies can help public decision-makers promote production efficiency and consumer welfare.
      PubDate: 2017-09-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0074-2
       
  • Overeducation among Italian graduates: do different measures diverge'
    • Authors: Luca Cattani; Giovanni Guidetti; Giulio Pedrini
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we explore three dimensions of educational mismatch among graduates: incidence, impact on earnings and possible determinants. Our analysis focuses on Italian graduates and refers to the cohort that graduated in 2007 using data from the AlmaLaurea survey on graduates entering the labour market. A new measure of overeducation is introduced and jointly examined along with an alternative measure based on workers’ self-assessment. After having run estimates of the impact of overeducation on earnings and analyzed possible determinants of educational mismatch, we conclude that the two definitions of overeducation measure quite different things and in particular that “traditional” measures based on workers’ self-assessment are affected by individuals’ characteristics and by workers’ expectations and perceptions concerning the job post. However, effects on wages are very similar no matter what definition is adopted.
      PubDate: 2017-08-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0075-1
       
  • Homeownership and entrepreneurship: a search-and-matching model and a
           panel analysis in Italy
    • Authors: Gaetano Lisi
      Abstract: Abstract Housing market rigidities or inefficiencies can damage labour market outcomes and increase unemployment. Also, a related research stream claims that higher homeownership rates are associated with fewer new businesses. Using a search-and-matching model, this theoretical paper investigates the inexplicably neglected relation between homeownership and entrepreneurship by distinguishing two channels through which homeownership affects the creation of enterprises and jobs. The first channel looks at the job search intensity of homeowners, while the second considers the link between the benefit of being a homeowner and the revenues of a new enterprise that is run by the homeowner. The main result of this paper is that the intrinsic preference for homeownership plays a key role in the establishment of new businesses, while in general homeownership does not encourage the development of existing enterprises. Indeed, a panel analysis in Italy confirms the main finding of the search-and-matching model, namely outright homeownership encourages the creation of new small businesses.
      PubDate: 2017-08-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0073-3
       
  • The magic market and the Nobel turn: a review article
    • Authors: K. Vela Velupillai
      Abstract: Abstract This is a Review Article of The Nobel Factor—The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and The Market Turn by Avner Offer & Gabriel Söderberg. The authors make an excellent case for tempering the individual, welfare-based, market-mechanism dominated orthodox economics, buttressed by ill-conceived bracketing of a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, with the social democracy of political economy. A vast array of relevant literature, both technical and more-common journalistic sources, is harnessed to make their case. This reviewer believes the authors have succeeded in their aims—if with qualifications.
      PubDate: 2017-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0072-4
       
  • Voluntary work and cultural capital: an exploratory analysis for Italian
           regional data
    • Authors: Donatella Furia; Alessandro Crociata; Massimiliano Agovino
      Abstract: Abstract This paper addresses the relationship between voluntary work and cultural capital, providing a conceptual framework by moving from a cultural economics standpoint to a relational goods theory approach. The two main hypotheses relate to a positive relationship between cultural capital and voluntary work and a significant relationship between relational cultural goods and voluntary work. We corroborate these assumptions empirically by applying a two-stage least squares regression to Italian data at the regional level. The data are drawn from official sources and cover 20 Italian regions over the span of 2005–2013. The results show that volunteering is stimulated by cultural participation in more niche cultural goods and is shared by individuals with some knowledge and human and artistic sensitivity. Moreover, the consumption of specific cultural goods with a strong relational component, such as museums, exhibitions and theatre, has a significant impact on volunteer activity.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0070-6
       
  • Do all imports matter for productivity' Intermediate inputs vs capital
           goods
    • Authors: Mauro Caselli
      Abstract: Abstract This paper looks at the question of how import activities and productivity are related. Using detailed production and cost data from a panel of Mexican manufacturing plants between 1994 and 2003, the paper is able to differentiate between two types of imports, materials (or intermediate inputs) and machinery and equipment (or capital goods), and to separately identify self-selection and learning effects of each type of imports at the plant level. The key findings are that there is evidence of both self-selection into importing and learning-by-importing, but not all imports seem to matter for productivity. Not only more productive plants tend to become importers of machinery and equipment rather than materials, but plants that start importing machinery and equipment also experience an increase in productivity, while the same does not occur when plants start importing materials. There is also evidence of productivity gains following entry into export markets and complementarities between exporting, importing materials and importing machinery and equipment. These findings seem to suggest that capital goods from abroad are more likely to embody technological improvements than intermediate inputs.
      PubDate: 2017-07-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0071-5
       
  • The effect of Rio Convention and other structural breaks on long-run
           economic development-CO 2 relationships
    • Authors: Massimiliano Mazzanti; Antonio Musolesi
      Abstract: Abstract This paper assesses the effect of the 1992 United Nations Rio Convention on Environment and Development and other unknown structural time breaks on the long-run carbon dioxide—economic development relationship for different groups of advanced countries. By taking into account the possible size distortion of standard unit roots tests and allowing nonlinearities in the trend function, we provide evidence suggesting that the time-series are nonlinear trend stationary. From this result, we then develop our analysis without moving to cointegration or first-differencing, and using an interrupted time-series approach, we identify three patterns in the dynamics of carbon dioxide: one is market-led, one is market- and policy-led, and one is more development-oriented.
      PubDate: 2017-07-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0069-z
       
  • The catalogue of Piero Sraffa’s library: what can we learn from a
           bibliophile and his philological rigor'
    • Authors: Guido Erreygers; Claudia Rotondi
      Abstract: Abstract In this review of the catalogue of Piero Sraffa’s library, painstakingly edited by Giancarlo De Vivo, we highlight the traces of Sraffa’s personal trajectory. We also focus on his bibliophilia, philological rigor and erudition, exemplified by his superb edition of the works and correspondence of David Ricardo.
      PubDate: 2017-07-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0068-0
       
  • Fiscal autonomy vs. fiscal federalism in the euro zone
    • Authors: Andrew Hughes Hallett
      PubDate: 2017-06-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0066-2
       
  • Endogenous market structures in a mixed oligopoly with a public firm whose
           managerial contract is based on welfare and bargaining over the managerial
           contract of a private firm
    • Authors: Yasuhiko Nakamura
      Abstract: Abstract We consider the endogenous choice problem of strategic contracts for public and private firms in a managerial mixed duopoly with differentiated goods. Focusing on the situation wherein the weighted sum of social welfare and quantity is adopted as its delegation contract within the public firm, we investigate the situation wherein the managerial delegation contract of the public firm is determined by maximizing social welfare, which is equal to the objective function of its owner, and the managerial delegation contract of the private firm is determined by bargaining over the content of the managerial delegation contract between its owner and manager. This paper clarifies that the equilibrium market structure depends on the bargaining power of the manager within the private firm. More concretely, when the bargaining power is sufficiently low, no equilibrium market structure exists. Furthermore, when the bargaining power is moderate (sufficiently high), the game wherein the public firm chooses a quantity contract and the private firm chooses a price contract and (both firms choose price contracts) becomes the unique equilibrium market structure.
      PubDate: 2017-06-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0065-3
       
  • Competition and environmental quality as conflicting objectives: the case
           of the European municipal waste industry
    • Authors: Francesco Silvestri
      Abstract: Abstract The article focuses on the European Union (EU) municipal waste (MW) industry, examining the conjoint functioning of EU self sufficiency principle and proximity principle (SSP/PP). Using standard IO models, we derive the quota of recycled MW under different kinds of market competition. We show that the percentage of unsorted MW, and the connected environmental problems, increases with competition, so that social welfare is lower as compared to SSP/PP implementation. Nonetheless, higher market competition in the MW industry matched with Pigouvian taxation improves social welfare upon SSP/PP.
      PubDate: 2017-06-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0067-1
       
  • The impact of immigration on output and its components: a sectoral
           analysis for Italy at regional level
    • Authors: Ivan Etzo; Carla Massidda; Paolo Mattana; Romano Piras
      Abstract: Abstract This paper studies the impact of immigrant workers on Italian sectors. The analysis is based on the channel output decomposition approach, by means of which the effect of immigration is measured with respect to per capita value added and its components. The empirical investigation is carried out at sector level during the period 2008–2011. The results show that immigrants exert a positive impact on total output which is mainly driven by the effect on total factor productivity. The main finding is that not all sectors benefit from the productivity gains. The sectors that mostly take advantage of immigrant workers are those featured by the predominance of manual tasks not requiring high communication skills.
      PubDate: 2017-05-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0064-4
       
  • Institutions and policies of economic freedom: different effects on income
           and growth
    • Authors: Judit Kapás; Pál Czeglédi
      Abstract: Abstract The aim of this paper is to provide some additional results concerning how economic freedom enhances growth and/or long-run income. Our hypothesis is that institutions and policies of economic freedom may have different effects on long-run income and growth, both in terms of their size and working mechanisms. To test our hypothesis, we apply both Acemoglu et al.’s (Am Econ Rev 91(5):1369–401, 2001) and Mankiw et al.’s (Q J Econ 107(2):407–437, 1992) modeling strategies in our cross-country regression analyses. The major finding is that the institutions of economic freedom are of primary importance in economic development: they matter both in the long run and during the catching up period, and have both direct and indirect effects. On the other hand, the effects of economic freedom policies (monetary and fiscal) matter only during the catching up period, with the fiscal policy having a more straightforward effect. Furthermore, the estimates from the two modeling strategies are in line with each other, which can be seen as a further corroboration of our results.
      PubDate: 2017-05-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0063-5
       
  • Aggregate wages of players and performance in Italian Serie A
    • Authors: Raul Caruso; Marco Di Domizio; Domenico Rossignoli
      Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates the relationship between players’ wages and sport performance in the Italian top professional football league—Serie A. The analysis focuses on 14 seasons from 2001/2002 to 2014/2015. Findings show that aggregate wage expenditure is a robust predictor of success for Italian professional football teams. We first exploited a fixed-effects panel data and eventually we addressed the problem of endogeneity by providing a dynamic IV specification of the model. Based on the System-GMM framework, we employed a model including lagged terms of dependent variables and covariates as instruments to control for endogeneity as well as alternative exogenous instruments to control for geographical/environmental factors and socio-economic factors that could be the actual predictors of performance through an indirect effect on payroll.
      PubDate: 2017-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0062-6
       
 
 
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