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  • Quantile forecasts of inflation under model uncertainty 

    Korobilis, Dimitris (University of Glasgow, 2015-04-30)
    Bayesian model averaging (BMA) methods are regularly used to deal with model uncertainty in regression models. This paper shows how to introduce Bayesian model averaging methods in quantile regressions, and allow for ...
  • QWERTY and the search for optimality 

    Kay, Neil M (University of Strathclyde, 2013)
    This paper shows how one of the developers of QWERTY continued to use the trade secret that underlay its development to seek further efficiency improvements after its introduction. It provides further evidence that this ...
  • Rational Expectations Dynamics: A Methodological Critique 

    Donald A. R., George; Les, Oxley (University of EdinburghUniversity of Waikato, 2013)
    This paper analyses RE macromodels from the methodological perspective. It proposes a particular property, robustness, which should be considered a necessary feature of scienti cally valid models in economics, but which ...
  • Rationalising ‘Irrational’ Support for Political Violence 

    Jennings, Colin (University of Strathclyde, 2012)
    This paper provides a rationale for group support for political violence when violence does not provide a material benefi t. A theory of fairness is adopted to demonstrate that although group violence may not be the ...
  • Realised and Optimal Monetary Policy Rules in an Estimated Markov-Switching DSGE Model of the United Kingdom 

    Chen, Xiaoshan; MacDonald, Ronald (University of Glasgow, 2011)
    This paper investigates underlying changes in the UK economy over the past thirtyfive years using a small open economy DSGE model. Using Bayesian analysis, we find UK monetary policy, nominal price rigidity and exogenous ...
  • Rebellion against Reason? A Study of Expressive Choice and Strikes 

    Jennings, Colin; Carre, Ox; MacKenzie, Ian A.; Brunnschweiler, Christa N. (University of StrathclydeUniversity of OxfordETH ZurichNorwegian University of Science and Technology, 2012)
    In this paper we challenge the conventional view that strikes are caused by asymmetric information regarding rm profitability such that union members are uninformed. Instead, we build an expressive model of strikes where ...
  • Rebellion against Reason? A Study of Expressive Choice and Strikes 

    Jennings, Colin; Brunnschweiler, Christa N.; MacKenzie, Ian A. (University of StrathclydeNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyUniversity of OxfordETH Zurich, 2013)
    In this paper we challenge the conventional view that strikes are caused by asymmetric information regarding firm protability such that union members are uninformed. Instead, we build an expressive model of strikes where ...
  • Rebound and disinvestment effects in oil consumption and supply resulting from an increase in energy efficiency in the Scottish commercial transport sector 

    Ansona, Sam; Turner, Karen (University of StrathclydeScottish Government Transport Directorate, 2009)
    In this paper we use an energy-economy-environment computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the Scottish economy to examine the impacts of an exogenous increase in energy augmenting technological progress in the ...
  • The Rebound Effect with Energy Production: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis 

    Allan, Grant; McGregor, Peter G.; Swales, J. Kim; Turner, Karen (University of Strathclyde, 2009)
    Rebound is the extent to which improvements in energy efficiency fail to translate fully into reductions in energy use because of the implicit fall in the price of energy, when measured in efficiency units. This paper ...
  • The Rebound Effect: Some Questions Answered 

    Koerth-Baker, Maggie; Turner, Karen; De Fence, Janine; Xin Cui, Cathy (University of StrathclydeUniversity of Stirling, 2011)
  • Rebound Effects from Increased Efficiency in the Use of Energy by UK Households 

    Lecca, Patrizio; Swales, J. Kim; Turner, Karen (University of StrathclydeUniversity of Stirling, 2011)
    In this paper, we use CGE modelling techniques to identify the impact on energy use of an improvement in energy efficiency in the household sector. The main findings are that 1) when the price of energy is measured in ...
  • Recruitment and retention incentives in health labour markets: an analysis of participation in NHS Scotland following Dental Vocational 

    Chalkley, Martin; Tilley, Colin; Rennie, J. S. (University of DundeeNHS Education for Scotland, 2008)
    This paper uses a unique individual level administrative data set to analyse the participation of health professionals in the NHS after training. The data set contains information on over 1,000 dentists who received Dental ...
  • Reference distorted prices 

    Sákovics, József (University of Edinburgh, 2011)
    I show that when consumers (mis)perceive prices relative to reference prices, budgets turn out to be soft, prices tend to be lower and the average quality of goods sold decreases. These observations provide explanations ...
  • Regime-Switching Cointegration 

    Jochmann, Markus; Koop, Gary (University of StrathclydeNewcastle University, 2011)
    We develop methods for Bayesian inference in vector error correction models which are subject to a variety of switches in regime (e.g. Markov switches in regime or structural breaks). An important aspect of our approach ...
  • Regime-Switching Cointegration 

    Jochmann, Markus; Koop, Gary (University of StrathclydeNewcastle University, 2011)
    We develop methods for Bayesian inference in vector error correction models which are subject to a variety of switches in regime (e.g. Markov switches in regime or structural breaks). An important aspect of our approach ...
  • The regional economic impacts of biofuels: A review of multisectoral modelling techniques and evaluation of applications 

    Allan, Grant (University of Strathclyde, 2011)
    The regional economic impact of biofuel production depends upon a number of interrelated factors: the specific biofuels feedstock and production technology employed; the sector’s embeddedness to the rest of the economy, ...
  • The regional economic impacts of biofuels: A review of multisectoral modelling techniques and evaluation of applications 

    Allan, Grant (University of Strathclyde, 2012)
    The regional economic impact of biofuel production depends upon a number of interrelated factors: the specific biofuels feedstock and production technology employed; the sector’s embeddedness to the rest of the economy, ...
  • The regional electricity generation mix in Scotland: A portfolio selection approach 

    Allan, Grant; Eromenko, Igor; McGregor, Peter G.; Swales, J. Kim (University of Strathclyde, 2010)
    Standalone levelised cost assessments of electricity supply options miss an important contribution that renewable and non-fossil fuel technologies can make to the electricity portfolio: that of reducing the variability of ...
  • The regional employment impacts of renewable energy expenditures: The case for modelling 

    Allan, Grant; Gilmartin, Michelle (University of Strathclyde, 2011)
    One aspect of the case for policy support for renewable energy developments is the wider economic benefits that are expected to be generated. Within Scotland, as with other regions of the UK, there is a focus on encouraging ...
  • The regional employment impacts of renewable energy expenditures: The case for modelling 

    Allan, Grant; Gilmartin, Michelle (University of Strathclyde, 2011)
    One aspect of the case for policy support for renewable energy developments is the wider economic benefits that are expected to be generated. Within Scotland, as with other regions of the UK, there is a focus on encouraging ...

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