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Optimal taxation of employment and self-employment : evidence from Poland and implications

Author: ZAWISZA, Tomasz
Year: 2019
Abstract: I examine two central questions bearing on the optimal relative taxation of employment and self-employment income using the 2009 Polish reform.…

Contagious corruption : cross-country comparisons

Authors: SCHRAM, Arthur; ZHENG, Jin Di; ZHURAVLEVA, Tatyana
Year: 2019
Abstract: We investigate how prescriptive and descriptive norms affect the development of corruption over time. In particular, we are interested in whether the…

Social norms in corruption : a bribery experiment

Authors: GUERRA, Alice; ZHURAVLEVA, Tatyana
Year: 2019
Abstract: This paper analyzes social norms in corruption by exploring whether engagement in bribery induces costly third-party punishment. By introducing…

Slaves, migrants and development in Brazil, 1872-1923

Author: PAPADIA, Andrea
Year: 2019
Abstract: Brazil was the largest importer of slaves during the Atlantic slave trade. Yet, the lack of disaggregated data able to capture the intensity of…

Asset bubbles and product market competition

Author: QUEIRÓS, Francisco Vitorino
Year: 2019
Abstract: This paper studies the interactions between rational bubbles and product market competition. It offers two main insights. The first is that, by…

Negotiating the digital transformation of work : non-standard workers’ voice, collective rights and mobilisation practices in the platform economy

Author: ALOISI, Antonio
Year: 2019
Abstract: This paper attempts to grapple with the collective dimension of the phenomenon of the digital transformation of work. In particular, it explores the…

Liquidity, government bonds and sovereign debt crises

Author: MOLTENI, Francesco
Year: 2019
Abstract: This paper analyzes the Eurozone financial crisis through the lens of sovereign bond liquidity. Using novel data, I show that following the emergence…

The Taiwan question in US-China relations and its implications for the European Union

Author: LEE, James
Year: 2019
Abstract: This paper discusses the question of Taiwan’s political status (hereafter the ‘Taiwan Question’) in China’s foreign relations and its implications…
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