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self-control

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…

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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….

crecer-de-estatura

Seminario 18/03: Adolfo Meisel Roca (Banco de la República de Colombia) – La estatura de los colombianos: Un análisis de los determinantes, 1920-1990.

Abstract Los indicadores económicos demuestran que en Colombia hubo crecimiento económico de largo plazo durante el siglo XX. La estatura promedio de mujeres y hombres aumentó 0.05% y 0.06% anual, respectivamente, entre 1920 y 1990. Utilizando una base de datos única, los registros de certificados de antecedentes judiciales del antiguo Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS)…

plurality-majority

Seminario 18/02: Jordi Massó (Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona) – Not all majority-based social choice functions are obviously strategy-proof

Abstract We consider two families of strategy-proof social choice functions based on the majority principle: extended majority voting rules on the universal domain of preferences over two alternatives and generalized median voter schemes on the domain of single-peaked preferences over a finite and linearly ordered set of alternatives. We characterize their respective subclasses of obviously…