Seminario : Francisco Cabo (U. Valladolid) – Interaction and imitation between Sanchos and Quixotes: A misleading evolutionary equilibrium

Abstract: The paper analyzes the interaction between individuals belonging to two distinct populations, who share the same strategy set but differ in their payoff matrices. A two-population evolutionary game describes this interaction, that presents a double dimension. On the one hand, agents in one population play a game against individuals within their own and also the…

Seminario 19/2: Juan Vicente Llinares (UM) and Susana Álvarez (UM) – A New Index to Measure Educational Poverty and its Application to the OECD countries from PISA 2009 – 2015

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Abstract: The consequences that educational underperformance has on both individuals and society as a whole lead policy makers and planners to focus on how to measure it properly. The aim of this paper is to propose an index to measure educational poverty which, taking as a starting point the economic literature on multidimensional poverty measurement,…

Seminario 18/19: Lorenzo Ductor (Middlesex University) – Connections to Decision Makers: evidence from economics editors

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Abstract: Are connections to decision makers valuable? Do connections lead to better or worse decisions? And if they do, why is that? We set out to answer these questions by studying connections to the editorial board members of more than 100 economics and finance journals over the period 1990-2011. Departments double their publications in a journal when…

Seminario 18/05: David Jiménez Gómez (U. Alicante)- Evolution of Self-Control in the Brain

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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…

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

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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…

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 16/16: – Lucia Pozzi (Università di Sassari) – Transición sanitaria, desigualdades en salud y enfermedades de la pobreza en la isla de Cerdeña (siglos XIX-XX)

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Abstract: El objetivo del seminario es analizar las condiciones de salud en la isla de Cerdeña entre la Unificación italiana y la década de 1920 y documentar la extrema pobreza que afectaba a una parte importante de su población. En este periodo se acentuaron las diferencias de la isla con el resto del país, lo…

Seminario 16/11: – Antonio D. Cámara (U. Jaén) – Dimorfismo sexual y evolución tecno-fisiológica en España y Europa

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Abstract: Durante las últimas décadas la historia económica y la historia antropométrica han avanzado sustancialmente en el estudio de dos dimensiones biológicas de los niveles de vida como son la salud y el estado nutricional de las poblaciones del pasado. Dichos avances se han apoyado en indicadores alternativos a los estrictamente económicos entre los cuales…

Seminario 15/18: V. Ortún Rubio (U. Pompeu Fabra) – Gestión: Coordinación e incentivo

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Abstract En este seminario se abordan cuestiones relacionadas con la medida de la calidad en la gestión y su relación con los incentivos a niveles institucional, organizativo e individual. Se expondrán algunas de las preguntas relevantes que, con particular énfasis en el ámbito de la sanidad, todavía esperan respuesta.