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  • Handling the endogeneity of income to health using a field experiment in Taiwan 

    Tseng, Fu-Min; Petrie, Dennis (University of Dundee, 2012)
    This paper uses an exogenous increase in income for a specific sub-group in Taiwan to explore the extent to which higher income leads to higher levels of health and wellbeing. In 1995, the Taiwanese government implemented ...
  • Harmful competition in the insurance markets 

    De Feo, Giuseppe; Hindriks, Jean (University of StrathclydeUniversité Catholique de Louvain, 2009)
    There is a general presumption that competition is a good thing. In this paper we show that competition in the insurance markets can be bad and that adverse selection is in general worse under competition than under ...
  • Hawtreyan “Credit Deadlock” or Keynesian “Liquidity Trap”? Lessons for Japan from the Great Depression 

    Sandilands, Roger (University of Strathclyde, 2009)
    This paper outlines the ideas of Ralph Hawtrey and Lauchlin Currie on the need for monetised fiscal deficit spending in 1930s USA to combat the deep depression into which the economy had been allowed to sink. In such ...
  • An HEI-Disaggregated Input-Output Table for Northern-Ireland 

    Hermannsson, Kristinn; Lisenkova, Katerina; McGregor, Peter G. (University of Strathclyde, 2010)
    This paper describes how the education sector of an Input-Output table for Northern Ireland is disaggregated to identify a separate sector for each of the four Northern Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The ...
  • An HEI-Disaggregated Input-Output Table for Scotland 

    Hermannsson, Kristinn; Lisenkova, Katerina; McGregor, Peter G.; Swales, J. Kim (University of Strathclyde, 2010)
    This paper describes how the education sector of the Scottish Input-Output tables is disaggregated to identify a separate sector for each of Scotland’s twenty Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The process draws on ...
  • An HEI-Disaggregated Input-Output Table for Wales 

    Hermannsson, Kristinn; Lisenkova, Katerina; McGregor, Peter G.; Swales, J. Kim (University of Strathclyde, 2010)
    This paper describes how the education sector of the Welsh Input-Output tables is disaggregated to identify a separate sector for each of Wales’s twelve Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The process draws on accounting ...
  • Hierarchical Shrinkage in Time-Varying Parameter Models 

    Belmonte, Miguel A; Koop, Gary; Korobilis, Dimitris (University of Strathclyde, 2011-06)
    In this paper, we forecast EU-area inflation with many predictors using time-varying parameter models. The facts that time-varying parameter models are parameter-rich and the time span of our data is relatively short ...
  • Horizontal Agreements and R&D Complementarities: Merger versus RJV 

    Poyago-Theotoky, Joanna; Ferrett, Ben (University of St AndrewsLoughborough University, 2012)
    We study the decision of two rms within an oligopoly concerning whether to enter into a horizontal agreement to exploit complementarities between their R&D activities and, if so, whether to merge or form a research ...
  • How do improvements in labour productivity in the Scottish economy affect the UK position on the Environmental Kuznets Curve? 

    Turner, Karen; Hanley, Nick (University of StrathclydeUniversity of Stirling, 2009)
    The research reported here is an output of Karen Turner’s ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellow project (Grant reference RES-066-27-0029). However, this research builds on previous work funded by the ESRC on modelling the ...
  • How do technical change and technological distance influence the size of the Okun’s Law coefficient? 

    Perman, Roger; Boussemart, Jean-Philippe; Briec, Walter; Tavéra, Christophe (University of StrathclydeUniversity of LilleUniversity of Perpignan Via DomitiaUniversité de Rennes, 2013)
    How does technical change influence the size of the Okun’s Law coefficient? Using a nonlinear version of Okun’s Law augmented with technical change and technological distance, we show that the impact of output movements ...
  • How Heavy Is A Job?: A Critical Survey of Job Evaluation as a Payment Device. 

    Chatterji, Monojit; Devlin, Stephen (University of Dundee, 2011)
    With salaries subjected to scrutiny more than ever, it is increasingly important that the process by which they are determined be understood and justifiable. Both public and private organisations now routinely rely on ...
  • How much does a single graduation cohort from further education colleges contribute to an open regional economy? 

    Hermannsson, Kristinn; Lecca, Patrizio; Swales, J. Kim (University of Strathclyde, 2014)
    Econometric analysis has been inconclusive in determining the contribution that increased skills have on macroeconomic performance whilst conventional growth accounting approaches to the same problem rest on restrictive ...
  • How much does industry matter in an emerging market economy? 

    Bhattacharjee, Arnab; Majumdar, Sumit K. (University of DundeeUniversity of Texas at Dallas, 2011)
    Theories of firm profitability make different predictions about the relative importance of firm, industry and time specific factors. We assess, empirically, the relevance of these effects over a sixteen year period in ...
  • How Optimal is US Monetary Policy? 

    Kirsanova, Tatiana; Leith, Campbell; Chen, Xiaoshan (University of GlasgowUniversity of Stirling, 2013)
    Most of the literature estimating DSGE models for monetary policy analysis assume that policy follows a simple rule. In this paper we allow policy to be described by various forms of optimal policy - commitment, discretion ...
  • How private is private information? The ability to spot deception in an economic game 

    Belot, Michele; van de Ven, Jeroen (University of Edinburgh, 2013)
    We provide experimental evidence on the ability to detect deceit in a buyer-seller game with asymmetric information. Sellers have private information about the buyer's valuation of a good and sometimes have incentives to ...
  • Human Capital in Economic Development: From Labour Productivity to Macroeconomic Impact 

    Hermannsson, Kristinn; Lecca, Patrizio (University of Strathclyde, 2015)
    Micro-econometric evidence reveals high private returns to education, most prominently in low-income countries. However, it is disputed to what extent this translates into a macro-economic impact. This paper projects the ...
  • Human capital, social mobility and the skill premium 

    Angelopoulos, Konstantinos; Malley, James; Philippopoulos, Apostolis (University of GlasgowAthens University of Economics & Business, 2013)
    This paper develops a dynamic general equilibrium model to highlight the role of human capital accumulation of agents differentiated by skill type in the joint determination of social mobility and the skill premium. We ...
  • The Hypothetical Scottish Share of Revenues and Expenditures from the UK Continental Shelf 2000 – 2013 

    Kemp, Alexander G.; Stephen, Linda (University of Aberdeen, 2008)
  • Hysteresis in the fundamentals of macroeconomics 

    Cross, Rod; McNamara, H.; Pokrovskii, A.V.; Kalachev, L. (University of StrathclydeUniversity College CorkUniversity of Montana, 2010)
    Two fundamental problems in economic analysis concern the deter mination of aggregate output, and the determination of market prices and quantities. The way economic adjustments are made at the micro level suggests that ...
  • IInflation and Globalisation: A Dynamic Factor Model with Stochastic Volatility 

    Byrne, Joseph P.; Kaneez, Fatima; Kontonikas, Alexandros (University of Glasgow, 2010)
    National inflation rates reflect domestic and international (regional and global) influences. The relative importance of these components remains a controversial empirical issue. We extend the literature on inflation ...

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