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

Authors: MENON, Seetha; MENON, Seetha; SALVATORI, Andrea; SALVATORI, Andrea; ZWYSEN, Wouter; 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; GORYUNOV, Maxim; KOKOVIN, Sergey; KOKOVIN, Sergey; TABUCHI, Takatoshi; 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?

Authors: MOUAWAD, Jamil; 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; COEN, David; KATSAITIS, Alexander; 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; FOSCHI, Matteo; SANTOS-PINTO, Luís Pedro; 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; GRACIA, Pablo; GIL HERNÁNDEZ, Carlos J.; 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…

The battle of Gorizia (6-17 August 1916) : a turning point in Italy's war

Authors: MARCUZZI, Stefano; MARCUZZI, Stefano
Year: 2017
Abstract: The battle of Gorizia, also known as the sixth battle of the Isonzo, was fought on 2-17 August 1916. The Italian Chief of Staff, Luigi Cadorna,…

The combination of monetary and fiscal policy shocks : a TVP-FAVAR approach

Authors: MOLTENI, Francesco; MOLTENI, Francesco; PAPPA, Evi; PAPPA, Evi
Year: 2017
Abstract: This paper analyzes jointly the effects of monetary and fiscal policy shocks in the US economy using a factor augmented vector autoregressive model…
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