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Vladimir Sappak’s humanism on Soviet TV

Author: KHAZANOV, Pavel
Year: 2018
Abstract: In his writings, the first Soviet critic of television, Vladimir Sappak (1921-1961) associates the new mass medium with a political vision typical of…

The effect of job-polarizing skill demands on the US wage structure

Author: KANTENGA, Kory
Year: 2018
Abstract: I present a quantitative model which accounts for changes in occupational wages, occupational employment shares, and the overall wage distribution.…

The effect of computer use on job quality : evidence from Europe

Authors: MENON, Seetha; SALVATORI, Andrea; ZWYSEN, Wouter
Year: 2018
Abstract: This paper studies changes in computer use and job quality in the EU-15 between 1995 and 2015. We document that while the proportion of workers using…

Continuous spatial monopolistic competition : matching goods with consumers

Authors: GORYUNOV, Maxim; KOKOVIN, Sergey; TABUCHI, Takatoshi
Year: 2018
Abstract: Our new approach enriches the general additive monopolistic competition model (AMCM) with a space of product characteristics: consumers' “ideal…

Unpacking Lebanon's resilience : undermining state institutions and consolidating the system?

Author: MOUAWAD, Jamil
Year: 2017
Abstract: Despite ongoing crises Lebanon carries on adapting and accommodating itself to new realities and challenges. As a result, international and national…

Parliamentary procedures & interest group mobilization : evidence from the European Parliament's committees

Authors: COEN, David; KATSAITIS, Alexander
Year: 2017
Abstract: This paper contributes to discussions surrounding interest group representation in the European Parliament (EP). Different types of procedures effect…

Subjective performance evaluation of employees with biased beliefs

Authors: FOSCHI, Matteo; SANTOS-PINTO, Luís Pedro
Year: 2017
Abstract: This paper analyses how worker optimism (and pessimism) affects subjective performance evaluation (SPE) contracts. We let an optimistic (pessimistic)…

Adolescents’ educational aspirations and ethnicity : evidence on children of African and Latin American migrants in Spain

Authors: GRACIA, Pablo; GIL HERNÁNDEZ, Carlos J.
Year: 2017
Abstract: The study of aspirations among the children of migrants is critical to understanding the future integration and opportunities of ethnic-minority…
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