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Policymakers' horizon and trade reforms: The protectionist effect of elections Policymakers' horizon and trade reforms: The protectionist effect of elections

In this Nottingham School of Economics working paper, in the Journal of International Economics, Paola Conconi, Giovanni Facchini and Maurizio Zanardi show that electoral incentives deter politicians from supporting trade liberalization.
 

Tax smoothing in a business cycle model with capital-skill complementarity Tax smoothing in a business cycle model with capital-skill complementarity

In this publication in the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Konstantinos Angelopoulos, Stylianos Asimakopoulos and James Malley offer a normative investigation of the quantitative properties of optimal tax smoothing in a business cycle model with state contingent debt, capital-skill complementarity and endogenous skill acquisition.
 

Encouraging Compliance: Bonuses Versus Fines in Inspection Games Encouraging compliance: Bonuses versus fines in inspection games

In this publication in the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Daniele Nosenzo, Theo Offerman, Martin Sefton and Ailko van der Veen report an experiment on the effects of bonuses for good behaviour versus fines for bad behaviour in inspection games.
 

Heterogeneity and cooperation: The role of capability and valuation on public goods provision Heterogeneity and cooperation: The role of capability and valuation on public goods provision

In this publication in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Felix Kölle examines how different types of heterogeneity among people affect individuals’ willingness to cooperate in social dilemma situations.
 

Tracking pupils may reduce social segregation in residential neighborhoods and schools Tracking pupils may reduce social segregation in residential neighborhoods and schools

In this publication in the Journal of Urban Economics, Gianni De Fraja and Francisco Martinez-Mora find evidence that tracking in schools may reduce neighbourhood segregation, as it provides parents with an incentive to keep their children in schools in disadvantaged areas if it means their children will be placed into a top track.
 

Spatial exporters Spatial exporters

In this publication in the Journal of International Economics, Fabrice Defever, Benedikt Heid and Mario Larch provide causal evidence that firms serve new markets which are geographically close to their prior export destinations with a higher probability than standard gravity models predict.
 

Trade Imbalances, Export Structure and Wage Inequality Trade imbalances, export structure and wage inequality

In this publication in The Economic Journal, Rosario Crinò and Paolo Epifani study, both theoretically and empirically, how trade imbalances affect the structure of countries’ exports and wage inequality.
 

Monopolistic competition: CES redux? Monopolistic competition: CES redux?

In this publication in the Journal of International Economics, Paolo Bertoletti and Paolo Epifani study the competitive and reallocation effects of trade opening in monopolistic competition.
 

Social Comparison and Effort Provision: Evidence from a Field Experiment Social comparison and effort provision: Evidence from a field experiment

In this Nottingham School of Economics working paper, in the Journal of the European Economic Association, Alain Cohn, Ernst Fehr, Benedikt Herrmann and Frédéric Schneider report a field experiment to examine how social comparison affects workers' effort provision if their own wage or that of a co-worker is cut.
 

Resource scarcity and antisocial behavior Resource scarcity and antisocial behaviour

In this Nottingham School of Economics working paper, in the Journal of Public Economics, Sebastian Prediger, Björn Vollan and Benedikt Herrmann examine whether exposure to persistent resource scarcity on the commons affects pastoralists' readiness to engage in antisocial behaviour towards their fellow commons users.
 

 

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