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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…

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…

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

Author: 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; 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…

Taxation and redistribution in autocratic and democratic regimes over the long-run of history

Authors: SEELKOPF, Laura; LIERSE, Hanna
Year: 2017
Abstract: The introduction of the personal income tax has often coincided with phases of democratization in history. A common explanation is that the demands…

Intra-household sharing of financial resources : a review

Authors: KULIC, Nevena; DOTTI SANI, Giulia M.
Year: 2017
Abstract: Since the 1960s, the allocation of resources in couples has been the object of much research in both the fields of economics and sociology. Today,…

Hard evidence and welfare in adverse selection environments

Author: PRAM, Kym
Year: 2017
Abstract: I consider environments in which an agent with private information can acquire arbitrary hard evidence about his type before interacting with a…
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