Seminario 16/04: – M. Pérez-García (Renmin University of China, Beijing) – Global encounters between China and Europe: consumption and cultural exchanges in Macau and Marseille (1680-1840)

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Abstract: In the last decade the approaches of the global history have been emphasized in order to visualize the progress, form and method which historians have undertaken when carrying out ambitious research projects to analyse and compare diverse geographical and cultural areas of Asia and Europe. But when dealing with comparisons and cross-cultural studies in…

Seminario 16/03: – Manuel García-Santana (U. Pompeu Fabra) – Growing like Spain: 1995-2007

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Abstract Spanish GDP grew at an average rate of 3.5% per year during the expansion of 1995- 2007, above the EU average of 2.2%. However, this growth was based on factor accumulation rather than productivity gains. In particular, TFP fell at an annual rate of 0.7%, while it increased at 0.4% in the EU and…

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…

Seminario 16/01: R. Valero (U. Alicante) – Synthetic Control Method versus Standard Statistic Techniques a Comparison for Labor Market Reforms

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to create counterfactual series in a reliable way and illustrate its use. The present literature is dominated by the Synthetic Control Method (SCM), but there are cases where it cannot perform and it was not created considering the trade-off between bias and variance, hence the accuracy of results…

4 Diciembre: Seminario 2015/28 – J.A. García-Martínez (U. Miguel Hernández) – A theory of media self-silence

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Abstract This paper proposes a theory of media silence. The argument is that news organizations have the power to raise public concern and so affect the probability that there is ex-post verification of the true state of the world. Following the seminal article by Gentzkow and Shapiro (2006), we consider a newspaper that seeks to…

27 Noviembre: Seminario 2015/27 – M.M. Sánchez de la Vega (U. Murcia) – El rechazo al fraude fiscal en España: Antes y después de la Gran crisis

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Abstract This paper analyzes the rejection of tax fraud in Spain before and after the Great Depression and studies the role of certain determinants of two categories: internal or individual, and contextual, social or institutional. We use a logit model obtaining that the rejection of tax evasion depends positively on individual variables such as age…

19 Noviembre: Seminario 2015/26 – F. Collantes (U. Zaragoza) – ¿Por qué fue tan lenta la transición nutricional en la Europa mediterránea? Enseñanzas del caso de los productos lácteos en España (1950-1965)

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Abstract ¿Por qué, aún tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial, persistía en la Europa mediterránea una dieta en la que los alimentos de origen animal tenían escasa importancia? El objetivo de este artículo es contribuir a responder esta pregunta a través de un estudio de las causas por las cuales el consumo de productos lácteos (una…

13 Noviembre: Seminario 2015/25 – M.V. Caballero (U. Murcia) – Gráficos de Recurrencia Simbólicos

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Abstract Análogamente a como los gráficos de recurrencia permiten visualizar la correlación integral de una serie temporal, definimos la herramienta gráfica para la correlación integral simbólica de una serie vectorial, son los gráficos de recurrencia simbólicos y gráficos de recurrencia simbólicos coloreados.Estos gráficos informan sobre la estructura de la serie como se ilustrara con distintos…

6 Noviembre: Seminario 2015/24 – C. Díaz-Roldán (U. Castilla-La Mancha) – La evaluación de las políticas económicas: un enfoque actual

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Abstract I Parte: Presentación teórica. Modelos macroeconómicos para una unión monetaria En esta sección se va a presentar un marco general para el análisis macroeconómico. Para ello se desarrollará un modelo de carácter autocontenido, que tras describir una economía cerrada por el lado de la oferta y la demanda, se ampliará para poder representar una…

2 Noviembre: Seminario 2015/23 – V. Fragnelli (U. Piemonte Orientale) – An overview on power indexes

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Abstract Several power indices were introduced in order to account for different aspects of decisional situations. The talk presents how to deal with those situations, commonly arising in politics, in which the agents have some incompatibilities. Some comments on existing power indices and how communication structures and restricted games may allow a better evaluation of…