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

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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…

Seminario 17/07: Mª José Gutierrez (U. País Vasco) – Harvesting Control Rules that deal with Scientific Uncertainty

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Abstract: By using robustness methods we design HCRs that explicitly include scientific uncertainty. Under scientific uncertainty –when the perceived model can be generated by a nearby operating model– robust HCRs are designed assuming that the (inferred) operating model is more persistent than the perceived model. As a result, a robust HCR has a steeper ratio…

Seminario 17/02: – Guiomar Martín-Herrán (U. Valladolid) – Retailer and Manufacturer Advertising Scheduling in a Marketing Channel

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Abstract: Despite the fact that the use of sporadic advertising schedules is well established in both the advertising literature and market place, the marketing channel literature that focuses on vertical interactions has consistently prescribed continuous advertising strategies over time. This paper investigates, in a bilateral monopoly context a situation in which a manufacturer and a…

Seminario: German López (UCAM) – Título a determinar

Seminario 17/01: – Jose G. Clavel (U. Murcia)- Total Information Analysis: Representation of Categorical Data Through Clusters

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Abstract: Due to the presence of duality, cluster analysis has been proposed to analyze Total Information Analysis super distance matrix instead of a row-column joint graph. But the same duality causes that the traditional methods of clustering are not always capable to produce meaningful results. In this paper following Nishisato (2014), the clustering with p-percentile…

Seminario 16/15: – Matilde Lafuente (U. Mucia)- Evolution of European social models in times of crisis

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Since Esping-Andersen identified different welfare state systems among the European countries in his 1990 work The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, research has been conducted to verify this typology. For instance, Sapir (2005), in his work Globalisation and the Reform of European Social Models, expands the original classification through a simple comparison, identifying four types…

Seminario 16/14: – Mª Pilar Martínez García (U. Murcia)- Policy implications of non-constant discounting in an endogenous growth model with pollution abatement

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Abstract: We analyze the effect of non-constant discounting on the sustainability of economic growth in a model with pollution and abatement. A balanced path equilibrium with decreasing pollution exists under plausible assumptions considering time-consistent agents. Compared to exponential discounting, the social optimum when consumers discount a non-constant rate shows greater abatement and consumption expenditure shares…

Seminario 16/09: – Berta Ferrer (U. Lleida)- How and how much do air travellers spend? Bringing trip budget share and trip total expenditure together

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Microeconometric analysis of tourist expenditure as a function of traveler characteristics has focused on total absolute expenditure, on absolute expenditures per trip budget parts, and in relative terms per trip budget parts. The analysis of absolute trip expenditure by budget parts confounds how much (budget volume) and how (budget allocation) tourists spend, while that of…

Seminario 16/08: – Mohammed Dore (U. Brock)- Spain in the Euro Area: Causal consequences leading to multiple desequilibria.

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We consider quarterly data of the Spanish economy from 1987 to 2013 to establish causal interconnections in a model free manner, using symbolic dynamics and permutation entropy (PE) and establish the exogeneity of adoption of the Euro (in Jan 1999) as the governing mechanism that leads to the key causal impacts on (1) interest rates,…

Seminario 16/02: – M. Ciccarelli (BCE Frankfurt) – Monetary policy pass-through and heterogeneous bank lending

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Abstract: This paper analyses the transmission of monetary policy to bank lending conditions during the period of financial and sovereign debt crisis in the euro area. A unique bank-level dataset is used to capture the main channels through which standard and non-standard monetary policy measures propagates to the lending behaviour of individual banks. The results…