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NICEP 18/01: The Clarity Incentive for Issue Engagement in Campaigns

NICEP 18/01: The Clarity Incentive for Issue Engagement in Campaigns
Description
In this paper, Chitralekha Basu and Matthew Knowles suggest that a 'clarity incentive' may explain why political parties frequently address otherwise unfavourable issues during election campaigns.
Date:
April 2018

GEP 18/04: Growth and the geography of knowledge

GEP 18/04: Growth and the geography of knowledge
Description
Marta Aloi and co-authors investigate how regional disparities in innovation activities, coupled with migration costs, shape the spatial distribution of economic activities, the growth rate and interregional inequality.
Date:
March 2018

CFCM 18/02: Preliminary credit ratings and contact disclosure

CFCM 18/02: Preliminary credit ratings and contact disclosure
Description
In this paper, Marta Ronchetti investigates what is the effect of a regulation mandating the disclosure of any request of preliminary ratings on the choices of a Credit Rating Agency (CRA).
Date:
January 2018

GEP 17/11: Measuring productivity and absorptive capacity evolution

GEP 17/11: Measuring productivity and absorptive capacity evolution
Description
In this study Stef De Visscher, Markus Eberhardt, and Gerdie Everaert introduce a new empirical approach to studying the ability of economies to benefit from international knowledge spillovers.
Date:
December 2017

CeDEx 2017-16: Low-cost interventions to promote voter registration: what works and why?

CeDEx 2017-16: Low-cost interventions to promote voter registration: what works and why?
Description
In this paper, Felix Kölle, Tom Lane, Daniele Nosenzo, Chris Starmer study the concept of 'nudges' or in other words low cost and non-obtrusive interventions which rely on psychological mechanisms and how they can influence voter registration.
Date:
December 2017

CFCM 17/09: Cross-country spillovers from macroprudential regulation: Reciprocity and leakage

CFCM 17/09: Cross-country spillovers from macroprudential regulation: Reciprocity and leakage
Description
Margarita Rubio explores how macroprudential policies can cause spillovers when they are not applied in the same way to domestic and foreign branches operating in the country.
Date:
October 2017

GEP 17/15: Twin peaks

GEP 17/15: Twin peaks
Description
In this paper Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño show that, contrary to received wisdom, the distribution of export intensity (the share of a firm's sales accounted for by exports) in a large number of countries is bimodal - ie exhibits 'Twin Peaks'.
Date:
October 2017

NICEP 17/01: Race, Representation and Policy: Black Elected Officials and Public Spending in the US South

NICEP 17/01: Race, Representation and Policy: Black Elected Officials and Public Spending in the US South
Description
In this paper Andrea Bernini, Giovanni Facchini and Cecilia Testa provide the first systematic assessment on the effect of the Voting Right Act on the racial make-up of US local governments between 1964 and 1980, providing causal evidence that it increased black representation in important elective bodies, for example, county commissions, with extensive policy making power.
Date:
October 2017

NICEP 17/02: The First and Last Word in Debates: Plaintive Plaintiffs

NICEP 17/02: The First and Last Word in Debates: Plaintive Plaintiffs
Description
Elena D'Agostino and Daniel J. Seidmann discuss whether it is better to have the first or the last word in debates.
Date:
October 2017

CFCM 17/08: Contagion in stable networks

CFCM 17/08: Contagion in stable networks
Description
In this paper, Spiros Bougheas examines the formation of networks that are potentially hit by shocks. The costs inflicted on each node depend on the structure of the whole network. Networks with both direct and indirect links are considered.
Date:
October 2017
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