Recent Submissions

  • Understanding soft commitment: evidence from a field experiment on recycling 

    Alonso-Paulí, Eduard; Balart, Pau; Ezquerra, Lara; Hernández Arenaz, Íñigo Upna (2022)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    Taking advantage of a card-scanning system that records individual, real-time data on the use of bio-waste sorting bins, we run a randomized field experiment to analyze the effectiveness of soft commitments in promoting ...
  • The other halves of fascist Italy: income inequality from dynamic social tables, 1900-1950 

    Gómez León, María; Gabbuti, Giacomo (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    This paper documents new, yearly estimates of overall income inequality for Italy, from the first industrial 'take-off' to the eve of the ‘Economic Miracle’, contributing both to the comparative literature on the evolution ...
  • Addressing oil spills and agricultural productivity. Evidence of pollution in Nigeria 

    Manotas Hidalgo, Beatriz Upna Orcid (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    This paper examines how the pollution generated by oil operations in Nigeria can affect agricultural total factor productivity. I analyze oil spills, which are the main ecological disaster in Nigeria and lead to major ...
  • Spatial inequality, civil conflict and cells: a dynamic spatial probit approach 

    Ríos, Vicente; Manotas Hidalgo, Beatriz Upna Orcid; Gianmoena, Lisa (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    This study examines the link between spatial income inequality and civil conflict in Africa. To that end we extend traditional empirical models of conflict to account for both endogenous and exogenous spatial interaction ...
  • A journey in the history of sovereign defaults on domestic law public debt - sovereign histories 

    Erce, Aitor; Mallucci, Enrico; Picarelli, Mattia (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    This document contains our collection of ‘sovereign histories’ for the 74 domestic-law default episodes that we include in our database. Sovereign histories are meant to complement our database and the associated paper, ...
  • Profit sharing, interconnected autonomous teams, and employee productivity 

    Barrenechea-Méndez, Marco A.; Martínez de Morentin, Sara Upna (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    Interconnected autonomous teams (IAT) reflect a human resources policy of organizing employees into a network of autonomous teams and allowing individuals to work on more than one of those teams. This paper studies how ...
  • A journey in the history of sovereign defaults on domestic law public debt 

    Erce, Aitor; Mallucci, Enrico; Picarelli, Mattia (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    We introduce a novel database on sovereign defaults that involve public debt instruments governed by domestic law. By systematically reviewing a large number of sources, we identify 132 default and restructuring events of ...
  • La financiación exterior del desarrollo industrial español a través del IEME 

    Rubio Varas, María del Mar Upna Orcid; Torre Campo, Joseba de la Upna Orcid (Banco de España, 2015)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    El objetivo central del trabajo es, en primer lugar, reconstruir las grandes cifras del capital exterior que contribuyó a la financiación del desarrollo industrial de España entre 1950 y 1982; y, en segundo lugar, estudiar ...
  • On financial frictions and firm market power 

    Casares Polo, Miguel Upna Orcid; Deidda, Luca; Galdón Sánchez, José Enrique Upna Orcid (Banco de España, 2019)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    Construimos un modelo de equilibrio general estático con empresas monopolísticamente competitivas que toman prestados fondos de bancos competitivos en una economía sujeta a restricciones financieras. Estas fricciones son ...
  • Did US business dynamism recover in the 2010s? 

    Aguilera Bravo, Asier Upna; Casares Polo, Miguel Upna Orcid; Khan, Hashmat (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    We provide evidence that both firm and establishment entry rates in the US have been increasing over the past decade, seemingly ending the secular decline observed over previous decades. However, the job-size of new ...
  • Wars, depression, and fascism: income inequality in Italy, 1900-1950 

    Gómez León, María Upna Orcid; Gabbuti, Giacomo (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    This paper documents new yearly estimates of income inequality in Italy from 1900 to 1950. By constructing dynamic social tables, we obtain the first comprehensive assessment of all major components of ...
  • Provincial health inequalities in Spain since 1860 

    Galofré-Vilà, Gregori; Gómez León, María Upna Orcid (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    Using annual mortality rates at the provincial level for men and women, we construct a Gini index to estimate changes in regional health inequalities since 1860 in Spain. We find a long steady decline in health inequality ...
  • A lesson from history? The 1918 influenza pandemic and the rise of Italian fascism: a cross-city quantitative and historical text qualitative analysis 

    Galofré-Vilà, Gregori; Gómez León, María Upna Orcid; Stuckler, David (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    Objectives: Evidence linking past experiences of worsening health and support for radical political views has generated concerns about the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The influenza pandemic that began in 1918 ...
  • The costs of hyperinflation: Germany 1923 

    Galofré-Vilà, Gregori (2021)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    I study the link between monetary policy and populism by looking at the hyperinflation in Germany in 1923, one of the worst spells of inflation in history, and the Nazi electoral boost in 1933. Contrary to received wisdom, ...
  • COVID-19 pandemic and economic scenarios for Ontario 

    Casares Polo, Miguel Upna Orcid; Gomme, Paul; Khan, Hashmat (2020)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    To study the efficacy of the public policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we develop a model of the rich interactions between epidemiology and socioeconomic choices. Preferences feature a 'fear of death' that lead ...
  • A dynamic model of COVID-19: contagion and implications of isolation enforcement 

    Casares Polo, Miguel Upna Orcid; Khan, Hashmat (2020)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    We present a dynamic model that produces day-to-day changes in key variables due to the COVID-19 contagion: the number of ever infected people, currently infected, deaths, healed, and infected people who require hospitalization. ...
  • A theory of choice under internal conflict 

    Arlegi Pérez, Ricardo Upna Orcid; Teschl, Miriam (2012)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    In this paper we discuss, inspired by some psychological literature, that choices are the outcome of the interplay of different, potentially conflicting motivations. We propose an axiomatic approach with two motivations, ...
  • On staggered prices and optimal inflation 

    Aguilera Bravo, Asier Upna; Casares Polo, Miguel Upna Orcid (2019)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    This paper computes the steady-state optimal rate of inflation assuming two different sticky-price specifications, Calvo (1983) and Taylor (1980), in a model with monopolistic competition. The optimal rate of inflation ...
  • A portfolio-choice model to analyze the recent gross capital flows between Canada and the US 

    Casares Polo, Miguel Upna Orcid; Villar Olano, Alba del Upna Orcid (2019)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    We calibrate a two-country New Keynesian model with endogenous portfolio choice and valuation effects to discuss the determinants of the increase in Canadian Net Foreign Assets with the US observed after 2012. Furthermore, ...
  • Fair competition design 

    Arlegi Pérez, Ricardo Upna Orcid; Dimitrov, Dinko (2018)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
    We study the impact of two basic principles of fairness on the structure of competition systems and perform our analysis by focusing on sports competitions. The first principle states that equally strong players should ...

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