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  • The names in Spain are mainly not in vain: Intergenerational mobility and the informational content of surnames 

    Güell, Maia; Rodríguez Mora, José V.; Telmer, Chris (Scottish Institute for Research in Economics, 2011)
    This paper was presented at the launch of SIRE, November 2007 and has also been published as CEPR Discussion Paper Number 810
  • Native language, spoken language, translation and trade 

    Melitz, Jacques; Toubal, Farid (Heriot-Watt University, 2012-09)
    We construct new series for common native language and common spoken language for 195 countries, which we use together with series for common official language and linguis-tic proximity in order to draw inferences about ...
  • Native language, spoken language, translation and trade 

    Melitz, Jacques; Toubal, Farid (Heriot-Watt University, 2012)
    We construct new series for common native language and common spoken language for 195 countries, which we use together with series for common official language and linguis-tic proximity in order to draw inferences about ...
  • Nearer to Sraffa than Marx: Adam Smith on Productive and Unproductive Labour 

    Grieve, Roy H (University of Strathclyde, 2013)
    We investigate Adam Smith’s analysis of the properties of what he called “productive” - as against “unproductive” - labour, a concept which commentators have frequently found problematic. Puzzles have been noted and ...
  • Negative investment in China: financing constraints and restructuring versus growth 

    Ding, Sai; Guariglia, Alessandra; Knight, John (University of GlasgowDurham UniversityUniversity of Oxford, 2010)
    This paper attempts to address a puzzle in China’s investment pattern: despite high aggregate investment and remarkable economic growth, negative net investment is commonly found at the microeconomic level. Using a large ...
  • Negative rebound and disinvestment effects in response to an improvement in energy efficiency in the UK economy 

    Turner, Karen (University of Strathclyde, 2009)
    This paper uses a computable general equilibrium (CGE) framework to investigate the conditions under which rebound effects may occur in response to increases in energy efficiency in the UK national economy. Previous work ...
  • New Evidence on Allyn Young’s Style and Influence as a Teacher 

    Sandilands, Roger (University of Strathclyde, 2009)
    This paper publishes the hitherto unpublished correspondence between Allyn Abbott Young’s biographer Charles Blitch and 17 of Young’s former students or associates. Together with related biographical and archival material, ...
  • A New Index of Financial Conditions 

    Koop, Gary; Korobilis, Dimitris (University of StrathclydeUniversity of Glasgow, 2013)
    We use factor augmented vector autoregressive models with time-varying coefficients to construct a financial conditions index. The time-variation in the parameters allows for the weights attached to each financial variable ...
  • A New Model Of Trend Inflation 

    Chan, Joshua; Koop, Gary; Potter, Simon M. (University of Strathclyde, 2012)
    This paper introduces a new model of trend (or underlying) inflation. In contrast to many earlier approaches, which allow for trend inflation to evolve according to a random walk, ours is a bounded model which ensures ...
  • A New Test of the Real Interest Rate Parity Hypothesis: Bounds Approach and Structural Breaks 

    Bagdatoglou, George; Kontonikas, Alexandros (University of GlasgowTimberlake Consultants, 2009)
    We test the real interest rate parity hypothesis using data for the G7 countries over the period 1970-2008. Our contribution is two-fold. First, we utilize the ARDL bounds approach of Pesaran et al. (2001) which allows us ...
  • News Shocks and Business Cycles: Bridging the Gap from Different Methodologies 

    Gortz, Christoph; Tsoukalas, John D. (University of GlasgowUniversity of Birmingham, 2013)
    An important disconnect in the news driven view of the business cycle formalized by Beaudry and Portier (2004), is the lack of agreement between different—VAR and DSGE—methodologies over the empirical plausibility of this ...
  • No Good Deals - No Bad Models 

    Boyarchenko, Nina; Cerrato, Mario; Crosby, John; Hodges, Stewart (University of GlasgowFederal Reserve Bank of New YorkCity University, London, 2013)
    Faced with the problem of pricing complex contingent claims, an investor seeks to make his valuations robust to model uncertainty. We construct a notion of a model- uncertainty-induced utility function and show that model ...
  • Nominal Interest Rates and Stationarity 

    Cerrato, Mario; Kim, Hyunsok; MacDonald, Ronald (University of Glasgow, 2010)
    This paper investigates the (break) stationarity null hypothesis using data for 25 interest rates with different maturities and risk characteristics in Canada and the US. In contrast to a large part of the literature, ...
  • Nominal Stability and Financial Globalization 

    Devereux, Michael B; Senay, Ozge; Sutherland, Alan (University of St Andrews, 2013)
    Over the past four decades, advanced economies experienced a large growth in gross external portfolio positions. This phenomenon has been described as Financial Globalization. Over roughly the same time frame, most of ...
  • Non-Cooperative Asymptotic Oligopoly in Economies with Infinitely Many Commodities 

    Ghosal, Sayantan; Tonin, Simone (University of Glasgow, 2014-09)
    In this paper, we extend the non-cooperative analysis of oligopoly to exchange economics with infinitely many commodities by using strategic market games. This setting can be interpreted as a model of oligopoly with ...
  • Non-cooperative incentives to share knowledge in competitive environments 

    Kwiatkowski, Andrzej (University of Dundee, 2010)
    In this paper we study a model where non-cooperative agents may exchange knowledge in a competitive environment. As a potential factor that could induce the knowledge disclosure between humans we consider the timing of ...
  • Noncooperative Oligopoly in Markets with a Continuum of Traders: A Limit Theorem µa la Cournot 

    Busetto, Francesca; Codognato, Giulio; Ghosal, Sayantan (University of Glasgow, 2014)
    In this paper, we consider an exchange economy µa la Shitovitz (1973), with atoms and an atomless set. We associate with it a strategic market game of the kind first proposed by Lloyd S. Shapley and known as the Shapley ...
  • Nondictatorial Arrovian Social Welfare Functions: An Integer Programming Approach 

    Busetto, Francesca; Codognato, Giulio; Tonin, Simone (University of Glasgow, 2014)
    In the line opened by Kalai and Muller (1997), we explore new conditions on prefernce domains which make it possible to avoid Arrow's impossibility result. In our main theorem, we provide a complete characterization of the ...
  • A Nonlinear Panel Unit Root Test under Cross Section Dependence 

    Cerrato, Mario; de Peretti, Christian; Larsson, Rolf; Sarantis, Nicholas (University of GlasgowUniversity of LyonUppsala UniversityLondon Metropolitan University, 2011)
    We propose a nonlinear heterogeneous panel unit root test for testing the null hypothesis of unit-roots processes against the alternative that allows a proportion of units to be generated by globally stationary ESTAR ...
  • North Sea Oil and Genuine Saving in the Scottish Economy 

    Bremner, Greg; Cross, Rod (University of Strathclyde, 2012)
    The World Bank has published estimates of sustainability of consumption paths by adjusting saving rates to take account of the depletion of non-renewable resources. During the period of North Sea oil production Scotland ...

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