Validation and comparison of 15-D and EQ-5D-5L instruments in a Spanish Parkinson’s disease population sample

Purpose: To contribute to the ongoing discussion on the choice of a preference-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instrument to be used in cost-effectiveness analysis by studying and comparing the validity, sensitivity and relative efficiency of 15-D and EuroQol 5D 5L (EQ-5D-5L) in a Spanish Parkinson’s disease (PD) population sample. Methods: One hundred and thirty…

Valuing Qalys at the End of Life

ABSTRACT The possibility of weighting QALYs differently for different groups of patients has been a source of debate. Most recently, this debate has been extended to the relative value of QALYs at the end of life (EoL). The objective of this study is to provide evidence of societal preferences in relation to this topic. Three…

Monetary Valuation of Informal Care Based on Carers’ and Noncarers’ Preferences

Objectives: To elicit willingness to accept (WTA) values for informal care based on the preferences of informal carers and non-carers. Methods: Two surveys were conducted with a sample of carers (n = 202) and a sample of non-carers (n = 200). Individuals in both groups were asked three questions in which they had to state…

Litigate or Mediate GameTheory cooperates with Law

ABSTRACT We all are in conflict. Throughout our evolution to a world of limited resources, it is common the clash between people whose interests are contrary. It can be said that in this context the conflict itself is neither positive nor negative, it is natural and necessary for growth and change, and it is inseparable…

Convergence in a Dynamic Heckscher–Ohlin Model with Land

ABSTRACT Convergence among nations that share the same preferences and technologies is a key result of the closed-economy neoclassical growth framework that has received substantial support in the data. However, Heckscher–Ohlin versions of the two-sector neoclassical growth model predict that nations that differ in their capital–labor ratios may not converge to the same steady state,…

Neoclassical Growth and the Natural Resource Curse Puzzle

ABSTRACT  We advance a novel mechanism that helps to explain the puzzling evidence on the natural resource curse. The new channel arises in a standard dynamic Heckscher–Ohlin model composed of small-open economies that take international output prices as given. Within this framework, a more capital-intensive primary sector implies that natural-resource abundant economies grow more slowly…

Are knowledge-intensive services highly concentrated? Evidence from European regions

ABSTRACT Knowledge-intensive services (KIS) are important activities for regional growth and considered to be located at the top of urban and regional hierarchies. However, the widespread use of information and communication technologies (ICT) may lead to a higher degree of decentralization. This paper presents a detailed analysis of the geographical distribution of KIS across European…

Capital structure of foreign affiliates and the investment decision: Two questions to consider

ABSTRACT This paper analyses the ownership structure of foreign affiliates of Spanish firms. In contrast to previous studies on the participation degree, the paper highlights the importance of the previous decision to invest abroad. To do so, an econometric model with a limited dependent variable helps to show that to ignore the previous decision modifies…

Offshoring, outsourcing and the Economic Geography of Europe

ABSTRACT Globalisation has altered the appeal of each region to host economic activities. As firms are pushed to be more competitive, they develop outsourcing and relocation strategies, displacing some production activities to new emplacements. These changes have important impacts in some regions and are modifying the economic geography of Europe. This paper presents the impact…

Family SME’s internationalization: Disentangling the influence of familiness on Spanish firms’ export activity

ABSTRACT This paper studies the relationships between family involvement and internationalization of family SMEs, examining the effects exerted by the three main dimensions that comprise the concept of familiness: power, experience, and culture. Disentangling the influence of familiness dimensions lead us to discover the combined effects of family’s governance, generation and culture on SMEs’ export…