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  • Adaptation and anticipation effects to life events in the United Kingdom 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2010)
    We analyze how individual happiness is affected over time by nine major life events using a panel of British individuals. Our aim is to test for the existence of adaptation and anticipation effects. Adaptation effects are ...
  • Adaptation or Social Comparison? The effects of income on happiness. 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2010)
    Two mechanisms have attracted considerable attention from researchers studying the effects of income on happiness: adaptation and social comparison. In this paper we study both mechanisms using a panel of British households. ...
  • Colonialism, Elite Formation and Corruption 

    Angeles, Luis; Neanidisy, Kyriakos C. (University of GlasgowUniversity of Manchester, 2010)
    This paper argues that corruption in developing countries has deep historical roots; going all the way back to the characteristics of their colonial experience. The degree of European settlement during colonial times ...
  • Colonialism, European Descendants and Democracy 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2009)
    This paper advances that the share of European descendants in the population is a major determinant of democracy in former colonial countries. We test this hypothesis using cross-section and panel regressions with 60 ...
  • Democratization as a cost-saving device 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2008)
    We propose a theoretical analysis of democratization processes in which an elite extends the franchise to the poor when threatened with a revolution. The poor could govern without changing the political system by maintaining ...
  • Demographic Transitions: analyzing the effects of mortality on fertility 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2008)
    The effect of mortality reductions on fertility is one of the main mechanisms stressed by the recent growth literature in order to explain demographic transitions. We analyze the empirical relevance of this mechanism based ...
  • Institutions and Economic Development. New tests and new doubts. 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2010)
    Is institutional quality a major driver of economic development? This paper tackles the question by focusing on the within-country variation of growth rates of GDP per capita. While previous attempts using this methodology ...
  • Institutions, Property Rights, and Economic Development in Historical Perspective 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2011)
    Institutions, and more speci cally private property rights, have come to be seen as a major determinant of long-run economic development. We evaluate the case for property rights as an explanatory factor of the Industrial ...
  • Is there a role for genetics in economic development? 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2012)
    Spolaore and Wacziarg (2009) have presented evidence supporting a role of genetic distance to the United States as a barrier to economic development. We extend their empirical work by controlling for the share of Europeans ...
  • On the causes of the African Slave Trade 

    Angeles, Luis (University of Glasgow, 2012)
    This paper offers an integrated analysis of the forces shaping the emergence of the African slave trade over the early modern period. We focus our attention on two questions. First, why most of the increase in the demand ...
  • Tracking cost savings from competitive tendering in the short and long run 

    Angeles, Luis; Milne, Robin G. (University of Glasgow, 2015-06)
    A major initiative of the Thatcher and Major Conservative administrations was that public sector ancillary and professional services provided by incumbent direct service organisations [DSOs] be put out to tender. Analyses ...

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