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American Economic Journal : Microeconomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 83)
Contabilidad y Negocios     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Entrepreneurship Education     Hybrid Journal  
Entrepreneurship Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Family Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Handbook of Population and Family Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Entrepreneurship     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Entrepreneurship Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Family and Economic Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Family Business Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Management Analytics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
KCA Journal of Business Management     Open Access  
Local Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Professions and Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Review of Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 202)
Small Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Small Enterprise Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Small Group Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Universal Journal of Industrial and Business Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Review of Economic Studies
Journal Prestige (SJR): 9.589
Citation Impact (citeScore): 4
Number of Followers: 202  
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 0034-6527 - ISSN (Online) 1467-937X
Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [412 journals]
  • Approximate Random Allocation Mechanisms
    • Authors: Akbarpour M; Nikzad A.
      Pages: 2473 - 2510
      Abstract: We generalize the scope of random allocation mechanisms, in which the mechanism first identifies a feasible “expected allocation” and then implements it by randomizing over nearby feasible integer allocations. The previous literature has shown that the cases in which this is possible are sharply limited. We show that if some of the feasibility constraints can be treated as goals rather than hard constraints, then, subject to weak conditions that we identify, any expected allocation that satisfies all the constraints and goals can be implemented by randomizing among nearby integer allocations that satisfy all the hard constraints exactly and the goals approximately. By defining ex post utilities as goals, we are able to improve the ex post properties of several classic assignment mechanisms, such as the random serial dictatorship. We use the same approach to prove the existence of $\epsilon$-competitive equilibrium in large markets with indivisible items and feasibility constraints.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdz066
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Human Capital Development and Parental Investment in India
    • Authors: Attanasio O; Meghir C, Nix E.
      Pages: 2511 - 2541
      Abstract: We estimate production functions for cognition and health for children aged 1–12 in India, based on the Young Lives Survey. India has over 70 million children aged 0–5 who are at risk of developmental deficits. The inputs into the production functions include parental background, prior child cognition and health, and child investments, which are taken as endogenous. Estimation is based on a nonlinear factor model, based on multiple measurements for both inputs and child outcomes. Our results show an important effect of early health on child cognitive development, which then becomes persistent. Parental investments affect cognitive development at all ages, but more so for younger children. Investments also have an impact on health at early ages only.
      PubDate: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa026
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Endogenous Agency Problems and the Dynamics of Rents
    • Authors: Biais B; Landier A.
      Pages: 2542 - 2567
      Abstract: While potentially more productive, more complex tasks generate larger agency rents. Agents therefore prefer to acquire complex skills, to earn large rents. In our overlapping generations model, their ability to do so is kept in check by competition with predecessors. Old agents, however, are imperfect substitutes for young ones, because the latter are easier to incentivize, thanks to longer horizons. This reduces competition between generations, enabling young managers to go for larger complexity than their predecessors. Consequently, equilibrium complexity and rents gradually increase beyond what is optimal for the principal and for society.
      PubDate: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa021
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • The Political Economy of Debt and Entitlements
    • Authors: Bouton L; Lizzeri A, Persico N.
      Pages: 2568 - 2599
      Abstract: This article presents a dynamic political-economic model of total government obligations. Its focus is on the interplay between debt and entitlements. In our model, both are tools by which temporarily powerful groups can extract resources from groups that will be powerful in the future: debt transfers resources across periods; entitlements directly target the future allocation of resources. We prove the following results. First, the presence of endogenous entitlements dampens the incentives of politically powerful groups to accumulate debt, but it leads to an increase in total government obligations. Second, fiscal rules can have perverse effects: if entitlements are unconstrained, and there are capital market frictions, debt limits lead to an increase in total government obligations and to worse outcomes for all groups. Analogous results hold for entitlement limits. Third, our model sheds some lights on the influence of capital market frictions on the incentives of governments to adopt fiscal rules, and implement entitlement programs. Finally, we identify preference polarization as a possible explanation for the joint growth of debt and entitlements.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa003
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Policy Inertia, Election Uncertainty, and Incumbency Disadvantage of
           Political Parties
    • Authors: Chatterjee S; Eyigungor B.
      Pages: 2600 - 2638
      Abstract: We document that postwar U.S. elections show a strong pattern of “incumbency disadvantage”: if a party has held the presidency of the country or the governorship of a state for some time, that party tends to lose popularity in the subsequent election. We show that this fact can be explained by a combination of policy inertia and unpredictability in election outcomes. A quantitative analysis shows that the observed magnitude of incumbency disadvantage can arise in several different models of policy inertia. Normative and positive implications of policy inertia leading to incumbency disadvantage are explored.
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa010
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Firm Response to Competitive Shocks: Evidence from China’s Minimum
           Wage Policy
    • Authors: Hau H; Huang Y, Wang G.
      Pages: 2639 - 2671
      Abstract: The large regional variation in minimum wage levels during the period 2002–8 in China implies that Chinese manufacturing firms experienced competitive shocks as a function of firm location and their low-wage employment share. We find that minimum wage hikes accelerate the input substitution from labour to capital, reduce employment growth and accelerate total factor productivity growth—particularly among the less productive firms under private Chinese or foreign ownership, but not among state-owned enterprises. The heterogeneous firm response to labour cost shocks can be explained by differences in management practices and suggests that management quality and competitive pressure are complementary.
      PubDate: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdz058
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Long-Run Effects of Lottery Wealth on Psychological Well-Being
    • Authors: Lindqvist E; Östling R, Cesarini D.
      Pages: 2703 - 2726
      Abstract: We surveyed a large sample of Swedish lottery players about their psychological well-being 5–22 years after a major lottery event and analysed the data following pre-registered procedures. Relative to matched controls, large-prize winners experience sustained increases in overall life satisfaction that persist for over a decade and show no evidence of dissipating over time. The estimated treatment effects on happiness and mental health are significantly smaller. Follow-up analyses of domain-specific aspects of life satisfaction implicate financial life satisfaction as an important mediator for the long-run increase in overall life satisfaction.
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa006
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Crime is Terribly Revealing: Information Technology and Police
    • Authors: Mastrobuoni G.
      Pages: 2727 - 2753
      Abstract: An increasing number of police departments use information technology (IT) to optimize patrolling strategies, yet little is known about its effectiveness in preventing crime. Based on quasi-random access to “predictive policing,” this study shows that IT improves police productivity as measured by crime clearance rates. Thanks to detailed information on individual incidents and offender-level identifiers it also shows that criminals strategies are predictable. Moreover, the introduction of predictive policing coincides with a large negative trend-discontinuity in crime rates. The benefit–cost ratio of this IT innovation appears to be large.
      PubDate: Sat, 07 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa009
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • U.S. Monetary Policy and the Global Financial Cycle
    • Authors: Miranda-Agrippino S; Rey H.
      Pages: 2754 - 2776
      Abstract: U.S. monetary policy shocks induce comovements in the international financial variables that characterize the “Global Financial Cycle.” A single global factor that explains an important share of the variation of risky asset prices around the world decreases significantly after a U.S. monetary tightening. Monetary contractions in the US lead to significant deleveraging of global financial intermediaries, a decline in the provision of domestic credit globally, strong retrenchments of international credit flows, and tightening of foreign financial conditions. Countries with floating exchange rate regimes are subject to similar financial spillovers.
      PubDate: Fri, 08 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa019
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Top of the Class: The Importance of Ordinal Rank
    • Authors: Murphy R; Weinhardt F.
      Pages: 2777 - 2826
      Abstract: This article establishes a new fact about educational production: ordinal academic rank during primary school has lasting impacts on secondary school achievement that are independent of underlying ability. Using data on the universe of English school students, we exploit naturally occurring differences in achievement distributions across primary school classes to estimate the impact of class rank. We find large effects on test scores, confidence, and subject choice during secondary school, even though these students have a new set of peers and teachers who are unaware of the students’ prior ranking in primary school. The effects are especially pronounced for boys, contributing to an observed gender gap in the number of Maths courses chosen at the end of secondary school. Using a basic model of student effort allocation across subjects, we distinguish between learning and non-cognitive skills mechanisms, finding support for the latter.
      PubDate: Thu, 07 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa020
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • The Union Threat
    • Authors: Taschereau-Dumouchel M.
      Pages: 2859 - 2892
      Abstract: This article develops a search theory of labour unions in which the possibility of unionization distorts the behaviour of non-union firms. In the model, unions arise endogenously through a majority election within firms. As union wages are set through a collective bargaining process, unionization compresses wages and lowers profits. To prevent unionization, non-union firms over-hire high-skill workers— who vote against the union— and under-hire low-skill workers— who vote in its favour. As a consequence of this distortion in hiring, firms that are threatened by unionization hire fewer workers, produce less and pay a more concentrated distribution of wages. In the calibrated economy, the threat of unionization has a significant negative impact on aggregate output, but it also reduces wage inequality.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 May 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa027
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Random Inspections and Periodic Reviews: Optimal Dynamic Monitoring
    • Authors: Varas F; Marinovic I, Skrzypacz A.
      Pages: 2893 - 2937
      Abstract: We study the design of monitoring in dynamic settings with moral hazard. An agent (e.g. a firm) benefits from reputation for quality, and a principal (e.g. a regulator) can learn the agent’s quality via costly inspections. Monitoring plays two roles: an incentive role, because outcomes of inspections affect agent’s reputation, and an informational role because the principal directly values the information. We characterize the optimal monitoring policy inducing full effort. When information is the principal’s main concern, optimal monitoring is deterministic with periodic reviews. When incentive provision is the main concern, optimal monitoring is random with a constant hazard rate.
      PubDate: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdaa012
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2020)
  • Mergers, Innovation, and Entry-Exit Dynamics: Consolidation of the Hard
           Disk Drive Industry, 1996–2016
    • Authors: Igami M; Uetake K.
      Pages: 2672 - 2702
      Abstract: How far should an industry be allowed to consolidate when competition and innovation are endogenous' We develop a stochastically alternating-move game of dynamic oligopoly and estimate it using data from the hard disk drive industry, in which a dozen global players consolidated into only three in the last 20 years. We find plateau-shaped equilibrium relationships between competition and innovation, with heterogeneity across time and productivity. Our counterfactual simulations suggest the current rule-of-thumb policy, which stops mergers when three or fewer firms exist, strikes approximately the right balance between pro-competitive effects and value-destruction side effects in this dynamic welfare trade-off.
      PubDate: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdz044
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2019)
  • Externalities and Benefit Design in Health Insurance
    • Authors: Starc A; Town R.
      Pages: 2827 - 2858
      Abstract: Insurance benefit design has important implications for consumer welfare. In this article, we model insurer behaviour in the Medicare prescription drug coverage market and show that strategic private insurer incentives impose a fiscal externality on the traditional Medicare program. We document that plans covering medical expenses have more generous drug coverage than plans that are only responsible for prescription drug spending, which translates into higher drug utilization by enrolees. The effect is driven by drugs that reduce medical expenditure and treat chronic conditions. Our equilibrium model of benefit design endogenizes plan characteristics and accounts for asymmetric information; the model estimates confirm that differential incentives to internalize medical care offsets can explain disparities across plans. Counterfactuals show that strategic insurer incentives are as important as asymmetric information in determining benefit design.
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 00:00:00 GMT
      DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdz052
      Issue No: Vol. 87, No. 6 (2019)
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