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Seminario 18/7: Manuela Magalhänes (Portucalense University, Porto; CEFAGE, Évora and OBEGEF, Porto)- A multi-sector growth model with technology diffusion and networks

Abstract: This paper adds the standard input–output linkages into a multi-sector endogenous growth model to study the interaction effects between linkages and technology adoption for aggregate productivity and for income per capita. We show that the greater the intensity with which a good is used as input by other sectors, the smaller are the technology…


Seminario 18/6: -Konstantin Kholodilin (DIW Berlin)- Rental housing policies and the tenure choice: A multi-country dynamic panel data analysis

The homeownership plays an important role in the wealth accumulation, given that the real estate represents over the half of the private households’ wealth. For more than a century, the governments in the market economies have striven to maximize the proportion of households who occupy their own dwellings. The homeowners are thought to be better…


Seminario 18/05: David Jiménez Gómez (U. Alicante)- Evolution of Self-Control in the Brain

ABSTRACT. Temptation and self-control evolved as single mechanism to make humans behave against their own self-interest. I follow a recent literature in Economics on the evolution of preferences, by modeling the evolution of self-control in a principal-agent framework. The principal can obtain the first best asymptotically by biasing the utility of the agent (from which…


Seminario 18/04: Francisco Alcalá Agulló (Universidad de Murcia)- Growth Sustainability and the Quality Dimension of Consumption

Abstract Which are the factors affecting the long run sustainability of GDP growth? This paper discusses a potentially important one that has been disregarded so far: the shift in advanced economies from quantity to quality growth. First, the paper lays down a simple model introducing the quality dimension of consumption into the IPAT analytical framework….