Seminario 15/13: J. L. Groizard (Universitat Illes Balears) –Dissecting the Exporter Wage Gap in Spain

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Abstract It is well known that exporter firms pay higher wages and are more skill intensive than domestic firms. In this paper we measure and decompose the exporter wage gap into several explanatory components by estimating counterfactual distributions for the Spanish manufacturing sector between 1995 and 2010. We find that conditional wages are more compressed…

Seminario 15/12: F. I. Sánchez-Martínez (U. Murcia) – Avoiding preference reversals with opaque methods

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Abstract Two major classes of preference elicitation methods are Matching and Choice. In Matching Methods, respondents are asked to establish indifference between two options. Very often, Choice and Matching seem to reveal opposite preferences, a phenomenon known as “preference reversals”. We study if there are elicitation methods that reduce or eliminate this discrepancy between Matching…

Seminario 15/11: J. Sánchez-Campillo (U. Granada) – ¿En los centros privados se inflan las calificaciones de los estudiantes?

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Abstract Over ninety percent of the students taking the Spanish university admissions test (PAU) in recent years have passed on their first try. However, many public university degree programmes require high grades of their applicants. This requirement was reinforced in 2010 with the approval of the new PAU, which introduced a set of voluntary tests,…

Eventos organizados por el Parque Científico de la UMH y la Nau de la Innovació.

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Próximamente se van a ofrecer dos eventos. El miércoles 11 de marzo a las 17.30 una Conferencia sobre La Inteligencia Competitiva en la industria innovadora y el viernes 13 de marzo, de 17.00 a 20.00 un Taller sobre Persuasión en la venta de servicios. Puedes encontrar más información sobre ambos eventos pinchando en los enlaces.  

Seminario 15/10: L. Prados de la Escosura (U. Carlos III) – World Human Development: 1870-2007

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Abstract How has wellbeing evolved over time and across regions? How does the West compare to the Rest? What explains their differences? These questions are addressed using an historical index of human development. A sustained improvement in wellbeing has taken place since 1870. The absolute gap between OECD and the Rest widened over time, but…

Seminario 15/09: T. Ñíguez Grau (U. Westminster) – The expansion of moments density

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Abstract This paper introduces a novel semi-nonparametric (SNP) distribution that we name Expansion of Moments (ME hereafter). The innovation of this density lies in its polynomials given by the difference between the n-th power of the variable and the n-th moment of the parametric density used as basis. We show that the ME keeps the…

Seminario 15/08: A. Ciarreta (U. del País Vasco) – Volatility transmissions in the Spanish intra-day electricity market

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Abstract This paper analyzes the volatility transmissions between the different sessions of the Spanish intra-day electricity market for the period 2002-2013 using hourly prices. Based on the intra-day realized volatility and the organization of the market, volatility can only be transmitted from session 1 to 6 in chronological order, which allows formulate six Autoregressive Distributed…

Seminario 15/07: A. Martín (UNED) –Assessing the impact of domestic outsourcing and offshoring on productivity at the firm level

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Abstract The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of domestic and foreign sourcing on firm-level productivity. We develop a simple framework which permits the introduction of both domestic outsourcing and offshoring in a conventional production function. We find that the decision to outsource has a positive impact on the level of productivity…

Seminario 15/06: D. P. Sánchez Martínez (Universidad de Murcia) – La recuperación del consumo farmacéutico tras la modificación del copago: evidencia de un servicio regional de salud

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Abstract El objetivo del estudio es evaluar el efecto de las políticas de copago farmacéutico en la cantidad y la tendencia de consumo de medicamentos. Se trata de un estudio observacional retrospectivo con datos de prescripción de medicamentos en atención primaria y especializada en la Región de Murcia, obtenidos de los registros correspondientes a las…

Seminario 15/05: R. Ramos (Banco de España) – Agglomeration Matters for Trade

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Abstract En este trabajo documentamos la existencia de aglomeración geográfica de empresas exportadoras según el país de destino de las exportaciones utilizando microdatos de la Balanza de Pagos. En este sentido, encontramos que las empresas que venden a países con peores instituciones, donde no se habla español y que tienen una moneda diferente tienden a…