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competitions

Seminario 17/13: Miguel González Maestre (U. Murcia) – Populist Traps under Democratic Competition Policy

Abstract In a two-sector economy, we consider the endogenous determination of the level of competition in the imperfectly competitive sector, under democratic, non-manipulated voting. In the context of the Salop’s (1979) circular model, we identify conditions such that besides a competitive equilibrium (with most voters choosing the efficient level of transport cost), a “populist” equilibrium…

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Seminario 17/12: Seven Agir (METU, Ankara) – Corporate Law and Business Enterprise in Turkey, 1923-1950

Abstract What are the implications of legal rules for growth and business expansion? This question has been at the center of the rich literature that explores the link between legal institutions and economic performance. While the scholarship has provided insights on the differential experience of countries which developed their own legal systems and those that…

OptAl

Seminario 17/11: El-Ghazali Talbi (U. Lille) – Combining metaheuristics with mathematical programming and machine learning

Abstract During the last years, interest on hybrid metaheuristics has risen considerably in the field of optimization and machine learning. The best results found for many optimization problems in science and industry are obtained by hybrid optimization algorithms. Combinations of optimization tools such as metaheuristics, mathematical programming, constraint programming and machine learning, have provided very…

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Seminario 17/04: – José M. Giménez-Gómez (U. Rovira i Virgili) – The CO2 conflicting-claims problem

Abstract An effective climate agreement is urgently required, yet conflict between parties prevails over cooperation. Thanks to advances in science it is now possible to quantify the global carbon budget, the amount of available cumulative CO2 emissions before crossing the 2oC threshold (Meinshausen et al., 2009). Countries carbon claims, however, exceed this. Historically such situations have been tackled…

estatura

Seminario 17/10: – Ricardo Salvatore (U. Torcuato di Tella) – Estatura, desigualdad y cambio de régimen: La desigualdad nutricional en el largo plazo, Argentina 1875-1951

Resumen El trabajo examina la evolución de la “desigualdad nutricional” a largo plazo en Argentina. Definimos la “desigualdad nutricional” como las diferencias inter-personales al acceso a la nutrición y la salud en primera infancia. Este ensayo presenta los resultados de varias muestras de población (reclutas y presos) de diversas regiones de la Argentina. La pregunta…

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Seminario 17/09: Montserrat Viladrich (U. Lleida) – Protecting biodiversity on farm land: Which type of agri-environmental measure does it better?

Abstract Much biodiversity is found in farm land. However, there is usually a trade-off between farm land productivity and sustainability of natural resources.  Biodiversity conservation in agricultural land usually requires to carry on a series of conservationist practices that are costly. Therefore, farmer’s participation in conservationist programs requires economic incentives.  Our goal is to identify…