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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: 155)
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)
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African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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)
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African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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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: 19)
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: 272)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 228)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
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Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
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AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Armed Conflict Survey     Full-text available via subscription  
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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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: 9)
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)
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British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 180)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
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   (Followers: 1)
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)
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
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Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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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: 17)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
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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: 13)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 156)
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: 3)
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 362)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 37)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
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: 20)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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: 18)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
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: 48)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
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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: 15)
Equal Opportunities International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Europe's World     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Integration Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
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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: 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)
       
  • Factors affecting trade deficit in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh
    • Authors: Muhammad Shahid Hassan; Ayesha Wajid; Rukhsana Kalim
      Pages: 283 - 304
      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)
       
  • A new dynamic model of the consumer problem
    • Authors: PierCarlo Nicola
      Pages: 329 - 336
      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: 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)
       
  • The elasticity of personal income: evidence from survey data
    • Authors: Gian Maria Tomat
      Abstract: This paper uses income survey and tax burden data for Italy, in order to estimate the elasticity of personal income to taxation. The estimated elasticity is lower with a broad definition of personal income. Given the current tax structure and the system of tax expenditures, income shifting and tax avoidance behaviour are an important determinant of the personal income tax base. The estimated regression models also show, that labour market developments have contributed to decrease inequality in the 2000–2012 sample period. The elasticity estimates are employed to simulate the effects of the “80 euro tax bonus”.
      PubDate: 2017-11-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0083-1
       
  • Impact of Greenfield FDI versus M&A on growth and domestic
           investment in developing Asia
    • Authors: Sasidaran Gopalan; Alice Ouyang; Ramkishen S. Rajan
      Abstract: A large literature establishes the growth-enhancing benefits of foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into emerging market economies in general. Conventional wisdom holds that FDI is a preferable form of external financing compared to other types of capital flows because of its stabilizing properties. While this might hold true largely for FDI flows of the Greenfield variety, in reality, a greater share of FDI to emerging economies in general and Asian economies appears to be in the form of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Do all types of FDI flows produce similar macroeconomic benefits' This paper empirically explores whether the type of FDI flow, i.e. Greenfield versus M&A, matters in the way it impacts economic growth and domestic investment for a large panel of developing Asian economies over 1990–2013. We find Greenfield FDI contributes positively to economic growth while FDI in the form of M&A appears to have no significant growth influence. We also find that the effects of Greenfield FDI on domestic capital formation are stronger and larger relative to M&A flows.
      PubDate: 2017-11-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0085-z
       
  • The Italian economic stagnation in a Kaldorian theoretical perspective
    • Authors: Guglielmo Forges Davanzati; Rosario Patalano; Guido Traficante
      Abstract: This paper analyses the Italian economic stagnation in a Kaldorian framework. On the theoretical ground we propose an interpretation of the Italian economic stagnation based on the continuous reduction of aggregate demand and labour productivity. We also consider the role of the banking sector as a factor driving aggregate demand and, in turn, labour productivity. We estimate a VAR for the period 2002–2015 to analyse jointly the evolution of private consumption, real GDP, private investments, credit supply, labour compensation and productivity. Our main empirical finding is that aggregate demand and credit supply significantly affect the path of labour productivity, consistently with Kaldor–Verdoorn Law.
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0084-0
       
  • Viability, reproducibility and returns in production price systems
    • Authors: Enrico Bellino
      Abstract: Production prices have often been conceived as those exchange rates among commodities which allow their reproduction in the same quantities (or along a proportional growth path). A deeper investigation of Sraffa’s price equations reveals that this characterization is not well grounded. The notion of ‘viability’ of a system is thus re-defined here in such a way as to allow the determination of production prices for economies that are not in a self-replacing state (i.e. displaying positive net products in some industries and negative net products in others). Viability is here connected to the possibility for each industry to reintegrate the value of the means of production and to obtain a uniform non-negative rate of profit. It appears, thus, as a notion that mainly impacts the value side. This specification is relevant for an approach where the quantities are determined separately from the relations between value and income distribution. The focus on non-self-replacing systems opens the question on how to handle this and all cases of systematic changes in output levels without losing the property of persistence of production prices, which permits them to be regarded as centres of gravitation. This issue is explicitly linked to possible specific assumptions that can be made on returns. The various views on this point are discussed here in relation to the main features of the modern classical approach.
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0082-2
       
  • Taming the great depression: Keynes’s personal investments in the US
           stock market, 1931–1939
    • Authors: Carlo Cristiano; Maria Cristina Marcuzzo; Eleonora Sanfilippo
      Abstract: While the recent literature has shown an increasing interest in Keynes’s investment activity, specific analysis of his own (rather than for King’s College) investments in US securities is still lacking. Keynes began to trade in the US stock market on a regular basis in late 1931, when it was still very hard to tell when full recovery could be expected. In 1930, he had publicly rebutted the view of his business partner Oswald Falk, whose advice to investors was to abandon British manufacture and buy American shares. Until 1933, Keynes’s outlook on the USA remained negative. Only in February 1934 did Keynes become optimistic about the USA on account of his growing confidence in the New Deal, which however was short-lived. In 1937 he was shaken by the US recession and disillusioned by Roosevelt’s fiscal policies and reforms. In this paper we first trace the evolution of Keynes’s opinions on the US economy and his “view” on the US stock market. There are direct references to Wall Street and specific examples relating to its working that are contained, in particular, in Chapter 12 of the General Theory. We then go on to follow the timeline of his investments by sectors, focusing on the companies that Keynes held onto for a longer period, looking for a pattern in his investment behaviour in the US market between 1931 and 1939, before the War changed the personal and institutional circumstances of his investment activity. We offer also a comparison of Keynes’s own portfolio with his investments on behalf of King’s (as reconstructed by Chambers and Kabiri, Bus Hist Rev 90(Summer):301–328, 2016) and conclude with an assessment of the influence of his theoretical approach on his investment activity.
      PubDate: 2017-10-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0081-3
       
  • The G7 of Scientific Academies: meetings and role By Alberto Quadrio
           Curzio
    • Authors: Alberto Quadrio Curzio
      PubDate: 2017-10-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0080-4
       
  • Ageing workforce and productivity: the unintended effects of retirement
           regulation in Italy
    • Authors: Roberto Gabriele; Enrico Tundis; Enrico Zaninotto
      Abstract: Making use of the quasi-natural experimental setting provided by the unexpected and sudden change in Italian retirement legislation at the end of 2011 (Fornero law), this article estimates the effect on productivity of a reduction of sorting mechanisms among older workers. The estimation uses provincial-level data. The increase of retirement age and restrictions on early retirement plans locked older employees into the workplace with a negative impact on productivity. Assessing the sorting effect contributes to the age-productivity debate, isolating more precisely the average effect of ageing on productivity.
      PubDate: 2017-10-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0079-x
       
  • Nonlinear impacts of debt ratio and term spread on inward FDI performance
           persistence
    • Authors: Po-Chin Wu; Chia-Jui Chang
      Abstract: This paper adopts panel smooth transition autoregression models with the proxies of monetary and fiscal policies (i.e., term spread and debt ratio) as the transition variables to estimate inward foreign direct investment (FDI) performance and its persistence. The models can trace the characteristics of inflow FDI performance in nonlinearity, heterogeneity, and persistence. Empirical results show that the inward FDI performance and its persistence for the ten OECD countries during 1996–2010 are nonlinear and vary with time and across countries, depending on the proxies in different regimes. The threshold values for the term spread and debt ratio are 2.51 and 64.9847%, respectively. Moderately enhancing the term spread and the debt ratio is helpful to exclude specific exogenous disturbance on FDI inflows and stabilize the persistence of FDI inflow performance. However, debt issuance causes a transitorily volatile effect on the persistence (i.e., a negative persistence effect) more easily than monetary policy.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0076-0
       
  • Productive and unproductive competition: a unified framework
    • Authors: Alice Guerra; Barbara Luppi; Francesco Parisi
      Abstract: Conventional theories of competition classify contests as being either “productive”, when the competitive efforts generate a surplus for society, or “unproductive”, when competition generates no social surplus and merely distributes already existing resources. These two discrete categories of competition create a division of real-world situations into analytical categories that fails to recognize the entire spectrum of competitive activities. Taking the existing models of productive and unproductive competition as benchmark idealizations, this paper revisits the relationship between the privately and socially optimal levels of competition in the full range of intermediate cases, as well as in the extremum cases of destructive and super-productive competition.
      PubDate: 2017-09-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0077-z
       
  • After the crisis, the meaning of new growth
    • Authors: Pier Carlo Padoan
      PubDate: 2017-09-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s40888-017-0078-y
       
  • Energy demand elasticities and weather worldwide
    • Authors: Tarek Atalla; Simona Bigerna; Carlo Andrea Bollino
      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: 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: 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 catalogue of Piero Sraffa’s library: what can we learn from a
           bibliophile and his philological rigor'
    • Authors: Guido Erreygers; Claudia Rotondi
      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: 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
       
 
 
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