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    • A Dynamic Model of Inflation for Kenya 1974 - 1996 

      S. Ndungu, Njuguna; Durevall, Dick (1998)
      This paper develops an error correction model with the aim of analysing the behaviour of prices in Kenya during 1974 -1996. In estimating the model, we first test for cointegration in the money and foreign exchange markets, ...
    • A Fair Share : Burden-Sharing Preferences in the United States and China 

      Fredrik Carlsson; Mitesh Kataria; Alan Krupnick; Elina Lampi; Åsa Löfgren; Ping Qin; Thomas Sterner; Susie Chung (2010-10)
      Using a choice experiment, we investigated preferences for distributing the economic burden of decreasing CO2 emissions in the two largest CO2-emitting countries: the United States and China. We asked respondents about ...
    • A Jury of Her Peers: The Impact of the First Female Jurors on Criminal Convictions 

      Anwar, Shamena; Bayer, Patrick; Hjalmarsson, Randi (2016-02)
      This paper uses an original data set of more than 3000 cases from 1918 to 1926 in the Central Criminal Courts of London to study the effect of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919. Implemented in 1921, this Act ...
    • A man´s world? – The impact of a male dominated environment on female leadership 

      Born, Andreas; Ranehill, Eva; Sandberg, Anna (University of Gothenburg, 2018-11)
      Despite the significant growth in female labor force participation and educational attainment over the past decades, few women reach leadership positions. In this study, we explore whether male dominated environments, in ...
    • A Markov Copula Model of Portfolio Credit Risk with Stochastic Intensities and Random Recoveries 

      Bielecki, Tomasz R.; Cousin, Areski; Crépey, Stéphane; Herbertsson, Alexander (2012-10)
      In [4], the authors introduced a Markov copula model of portfolio credit risk. This model solves the top-down versus bottom-up puzzle in achieving efficient joint calibration to single-name CDS and to multi-name CDO ...
    • A Microeconomic Analysis of Institutions 

      Olsson, Ola (2000)
      This survey paper has three themes; a microeconomic analysis of institutions, an institutional analysis of microeconomics, and a discussion on the scope for an "institutional microeconomics" that takes insights ...
    • A Note on the Risk Behavior and Death of Homo Economicus 

      Johansson-Stenman, Olof (2006)
      Recent papers by Cox and Sadiraj (2006) and Rubinstein (2006) have pointed out that expected utility theory is more general than has sometimes been acknowledged, and can hence not be refuted as easily by means of experiments. ...
    • A Spatial Analysis of Foreign Aid and Civil Society 

      Vecci, Joseph; Zelinsky, Tomas (2017-01)
      We use a Spatial Durbin Model to examine the relationship between civil society aid projects and measures of civil society including membership and participation in community groups and satisfaction with democracy in Nigeria ...
    • A Structural Model of Childcare, Welfare, and the Labor Supply of Single Mothers 

      Andrén, Thomas (2002)
      This paper considers the simultaneous relationship of the single mother's decision to choose paid childcare, welfare participation and labor supply, and estimates a structural model that allows for a free error covariance. ...
    • A theoretical framework explaining the mechanisms of nudging 

      Löfgren, Åsa; Nordblom, Katarina (2019-03)
      In this paper we develop a theoretical model to clarify the underlying mechanisms that drive individual decision making and responses to behavioral interventions, such as nudges. The contribution of the paper is three-fold: ...
    • A Western Reversal since the Neolithic? The long-run impact of early agriculture 

      Olsson, Ola; Paik, Christopher (2013-01)
      While it is widely believed that regions which experienced a transition to Neolithic agriculture early also become institutionally and economically more advanced, many indicators suggest that within the Western agricultural ...
    • Adam Smith om språket 

      Sandelin, Bo (2009-12-09)
      Adam Smith on language. Like most 18th century scholars, Adam Smith was not restricted to one field. One of his interests, besides economics, was language, which may partly be a consequence of his Scottish origin and the ...
    • Adjusting Stock Market Values to Exchange Rate Exposure: The Case of ASTRA, SCA and STORA. 

      Rolseth, Lars (1998)
      Europe's two largest forest product companies SCA and STORA are located in Sweden. One of the largest firms in Sweden is ASTRA, which is a pharmaceutical company. In this paper I analyze how the variance of these firms' ...
    • Adoption of Organic Farming Technologies: Evidence from Semi-Arid Regions of Ethiopia 

      Kassie, Menale; Zikhali, Precious; Manjur, Kebede; Edwards, Sue (2008-12-16)
      In the wake of resource constraints faced by farmers in developing countries in using external farm inputs, sustainable agricultural production practices that rely on local or farm renewable resources present desirable ...
    • Adult Mortality, AIDS and Fertility in Rural Malawi 

      Durevall, Dick; Lindskog, Annika (2013-08)
      The impact of HIV/AIDS on fertility in sub-Saharan Africa has received attention recently, since changes in population structure can impact on future economic development. We analyze the effect of AIDS on actual and ...
    • After Janjaweed? Socioeconomic Impacts of the Conflict in Darfur 

      Olsson, Ola (2010-01-29)
      In this article, we use a unique database on 542 villages in southwestern Darfur to analyze patterns of population growth and land reallocation that have emerged as a consequence of the recent conflict. Our analysis ...
    • Age-related risk of female infertility: A comparison between perceived personal and general risks 

      Lampi, Elina (2006)
      Based on a survey of a random sample of Swedish females aged 20-40 this paper investigates: (1) whether women have correct perception of the age-related risk of female infertility, (2) whether the perceptions of the ...
    • Aggregate information, common knowledge, and agreeing not to bet 

      Tsakas, Elias (2007-06-18)
      I consider a gamble where the sum of the distributed payoffs is proportionate to the number of participants. I show that no subset of the population can agree to participate in the bet, if the size of the group is commonly ...
    • Agricultural Risk Management through Community-Based Wildlife Conservation in Rural Zimbabwe 

      Muchapondwa, Edwin; Sterner, Thomas (2009-12-03)
      This paper investigates whether the risk faced by rural farmers in Zimbabwe could poten- tially be managed by using community-based wildlife conservation. Community-based wildlife conservation could be an additional asset ...
    • Aid and Economic Development in Africa 

      Bigsten, Arne (2006)
      The question discussed in this in this paper is whether foreign aid can help accelerate growth in African countries. The paper reviews growth determinants and growth constraints in Africa and discusses how aid can help ...