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  • Can a Lucas model with habit generate realistic conditional volatility in exchange rate returns? 

    Liu, Jingyi (University of Edinburgh, 2008)
    In this paper, we attempt to give a theoretical underpinning to the well established empirical stylized fact that asset returns in general and the spot FOREX returns in particular display predictable volatility characteristics. ...
  • Can Early Intervention Policies Improve Well-being? Evidence from a randomized controlled trial 

    Daly, Michael; Delaney, Liam; Doyle, Orla; Fitzpatrick, Nick; O'Farrelly, Christine (University of Stirling, 2014-10-07)
    Many authors have proposed incorporating measures of well-being into evaluations of public policy. Yet few evaluations use experimental design or examine multiple aspects of well-being, thus the causal impact of public ...
  • Can Migrants save Greece from Ageing? A Computable General Equilibrium Approach using G-AMOS. 

    Pappas, Nikos (University of Strathclyde, 2008)
    The population of Greece is projected to age in the course of the next three decades. This paper combines demographic projections with a multi-period economic Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling framework to ...
  • A Case of Framing Effects: The Elicitation of Time Preferences. 

    Manzini, Paola; Mariotti, Marco (University of St Andrews, 2014)
    We compare three methods for the elicitation of time preferences in an experimental setting: the Becker-DeGroot-Marschak procedure (BDM); the second price auction; and the multiple price list format. The first two methods ...
  • Caught Between Theory and Practice: Government, Market, and Regulatory Failure in Electricity Sector Reforms 

    Rabindra, Nepal; Tooraj, Jamasb (Heriot-Watt University, 2013)
    The world-wide electricity sector reforms of the early 1990s have revealed the considerable complexities of making market driven reforms in network and infrastructure industries. This paper reflects on the experiences ...
  • Central banks and house prices in the run-up to the crisis 

    Cobham, David (Heriot-Watt University, 2012)
    The financial crisis and the role played within it by fluctuations in house prices has reopened the debate about whether monetary policy should respond to asset prices. This paper investigates how the central banks of the ...
  • Changing Eating Habits - A Field Experiment in Primary Schools 

    Belot, Michèle; James, Jonathan; Nolen, Patrick (University of EdinburghUniversity of BathUniversity of Essex, 2013)
    We conduct a field experiment in 31 primary schools in England to test whether incentives to eat fruit and vegetables help children develop healthier habits. The intervention consists of rewarding children with stickers ...
  • The Changing Inter-Industry Wage Structure of the Organised Manufacturing Sector in India, 1973-74 to 2003-04 

    Chatterji, Monojit; Choudhury, Homagni (University of Dundee, 2010)
    This study examines the inter-industry wage structure of the organised manufacturing sector in India for the period 1973-74 to 2003-04 by estimating the growth of average real wages for production workers by industry. ...
  • Characterizing Behavioral Decisions with Choice Datas 

    Dalton, Patricio S.; Ghosal, Sayantan (University of GlasgowTilburg University, 2013)
    A number of different models with behavioral economics have a reduced form representation where potentially boundedly rational decision-makers do not necessarily internalize all the consequences of their actions on payoff ...
  • Chasing Graduate Jobs? 

    Wright, Robert E.; Mosca, Irene (University of StrathclydeTrinity College, 2012)
    This paper examines empirically the relationship between under-employment and migration amongst five cohorts of graduates of Scottish higher education institutions with micro-data collected by the Higher Education Statistical ...
  • Chebyshev polynomial approximation to approximate partial differential equations 

    Caporale, Guglielmo Maria; Cerrato, Mario (University of GlasgowBrunel UniversityLondon Metropolitan University, 2008)
    This paper suggests a simple method based on Chebyshev approximation at Chebyshev nodes to approximate partial differential equations. The methodology simply consists in determining the value function by using a set of ...
  • China´s new labour contract law: no harm to employment? 

    Chen, Yu-Fu; Funke, Michael (University of DundeeHamburg University, 2008)
    In January 2008, China imposed a new labour contract law. This new law is the most significant reform to the law of employment relations in mainland China in more than a decade. The paper provides a theoretical framework ...
  • Choice of Contracts in the British National Health Service: An Empirical Study 

    Chalkley, Martin (University of Dundee, 2008)
    Following major reforms of the British National Health Service (NHS) in 1990, the roles of purchasing and providing health services were separated, with the relationship between purchasers and providers governed by ...
  • Choice, Deferral and Consistency 

    Costa-Gomes, Miguel; Cueva, Carlos; Gerasimou, Georgios (University of St Andrews, 2014-12-26)
    In this paper we study decision making in situations where the individual’s preferences are not assumed to be complete. First, we identify conditions that are necessary and sufficient for choice behavior in general domains ...
  • Choosing on Influence 

    Cuhadaroglu, Tugce (University of St Andrews, 2015-03)
    Interaction, the act of mutual influence between two or more individuals, is an essential part of daily life and economic decisions. Yet, micro-foundations of interaction are unexplored. This paper presents a first attempt ...
  • Civil conflict, federalism and strategic delegation of leadership. 

    Jennings, Colin; Roelfsema, Hein (University of Strathclyde, 2008)
  • Class-size Reduction Policies and the Quality of Entering Teachers 

    Dieterle, Steven (University of Edinburgh, 2013)
    State-wide class-size reduction (CSR) policies have typically failed to produce large achievement gains. One explanation is that the introduction of such policies forces schools to hire relatively low-quality teachers. ...
  • Climbing to the top? Foreign Direct Investment and Property Rights. 

    Ali, Fathi; Fiess, Norbert; MacDonald, Ronald (University of Glasgow, 2009)
    This paper operates at the interface of the literature on the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on host countries, and the literature on the determinants of institutional quality. We argue that FDI contributes to ...
  • Co-Movement, Spillovers and Excess Returns in Global Bond Markets 

    Byrne, Joseph P.; Cao, Shuo; Korobilis, Dimitris (University of Glasgow, 2015-06-15)
    This paper investigates global term structure dynamics using a Bayesian hierarchical factor model augmented with macroeconomic fundamentals. More than half of the variation in bond yields of seven advanced economies is due ...
  • Co-movements in Real Effective Exchange Rates: Evidence from the Dynamic Hierarchical Factor Model 

    Nagayasu, Jun (University of Strathclyde, 2013)
    We analyze and quantify co-movements in real effective exchange rates while considering the regional location of countries. More specifically, using the dynamic hierarchical factor model (Moench et al. (2011)), we decompose ...

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