Seminario 19/29: Annick Laruelle (UPV/EHU). Cost-Benefit analysis in participatory budgeting

Presupuestos

Abstract: In participatory budgeting, citizens are invited to vote on different projects. Those with the most votes are chosen and implemented. The voting rules used in practice are usually based on single winner elections. A shortcoming of using these rules is that they do not take into account the costs of the projects, although those…

Seminario 19/20: Carmen Sarasúa (UAB) – The Economy of Work in the age of enlightenment

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Abstract La economía anterior a la Revolución Industrial atrae en los últimos tiempos un interés cada vez mayor, una vez demostrado que en Inglaterra -cuna de la Industrialización- el crecimiento económico moderno había comenzado mucho antes. La industrialización intensificó el proceso de crecimiento pero no lo inició. El cambio estructural en el PIB y en…

Jornadas sobre Matemáticas organizadas por el CIO de la Universidad Miguel Hernández

Matescartel

El viernes 22 de febrero, de 10 a 13 h., se celebra en la Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche la jornada “Las matemáticas en España: pasado, presente y futuro”, organizada por el Centro de Investigación Operativa de la UMH. A lo largo de la mañana intervendrán varios ponentes y se proyectará un documental. Los estudiantes…

Seminario18/23: Francisco Martínez-Sánchez (U. Murcia) – Avoiding Commercial Piracy when Consumers are Loss Averse

Piracy

Abstract: I analyze how the loss aversion of consumers affects the strategies of the government and the incumbent to avoid commercial piracy and the price competition between the incumbent and the pirate. To that end, I develop a sequential duopoly model of vertical product differentiation with price competition in which consumers have a reference-dependent utility….

Techno-economic implications of the mass-market uptake of mobile data services: Requirements for next generation mobile networks

ABSTRACT The growth of the mobile data services market is no longer dependent on push strategies from suppliers. On the contrary, demand is now driving the market to the extent that it will not be easy for mobile operating companies to cope up with the demand to come in the near future. Operators are forced…

Bankruptcy Problems with two References: An Impartial Compromise

ABSTRACT Pulido et al. (Annals Oper Res 158:133–141, 2008) present an extension of the classical bankruptcy problem (O’Neill in Math Social Sci 2:345–371, 1982) where the involved agents have, apart from the claims vector, an additional reference vector. To analyze this extended problem, they propose the extreme and the diago- nal approaches, both of them…

A note on the SG(m) Test

ABSTRACT López et al. (Reg Sci Urban Econ 40(2–3):106–115, 2010) introduce a nonparametric test of spatial dependence, called SG(m). The test is claimed to be consistent and asymptotically Chi-square distributed. Elsinger (Reg Sci Urban Econ 43(5):838–840, 2013) raises doubts about the two properties. Using a particular counterexample, he shows that the asymptotic distribution of the…

Customer Service Quality and Incomplete Information in Mobile Telecommunications: A Game Theoretical Approach to Consumer Protection

Customer Satisfaction of Mobile Internet Users: An Empirical Approximation for the Case of Spain

ABSTRACT This paper studies the mobile Internet services in Spain. It deals mostly with overall consumer satisfaction as well as with some of its attributes. The study is based on Micro data from a survey conducted by the Spanish Center for Sociological Research (CIS, 2009). The analysis shows that communication quality and cost are the…