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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A structural analysis of US entry and exit dynamics. Technical appendix 

      Casares Polo, Miguel Upna Orcid; Khan, Hashmat; Poutineau, Jean-Christophe (2018)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
      A. The optimizing programs of the model and other technical details (pages 1-7) B. Short-run and long-run equilibria in the DSGE model with endogenous entry and exit (pages 8-12) C. Average productivity (pages 13-15) D. ...
    • A structural analysis of US entry and exit dynamics 

      Casares Polo, Miguel Upna Orcid; Khan, Hashmat; Poutineau, Jean-Christophe (2018)   Documento de trabajo / Lan gaiak  OpenAccess
      The authors report empirical evidence indicating that US business formation has recently turned more volatile, procyclical and persistent due to changes in exit dynamics. To study these stylized facts, we estimate a DSGE ...
    • 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 ...