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Опубликовано на портале: 29-11-2003
Jens-Peter Loy, Christoph Weiss
Only a few studies have analysed staggering and synchronisation in pricing behaviour of multi-product firms. These studies used low-frequency data in an environment of high rates of inflation. This paper investigates staggering and synchronisation of weekly prices for ten food products in 131 grocery stores in Germany over the period from May 1995 to December 2000 (296 weeks). Different forms of staggering and synchronisation (across-store synchronisation, within type-of-store synchronisation, within retailer synchronisation or across-product synchronisation) have been analysed. None of these forms of synchronisation is supported empirically however. In contrast, perfect staggering can only be rejected in very few cases.
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Опубликовано на портале: 15-11-2007
Robert E. Lucas
Chicago: Harvard University Press, 2002
In this book the Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Lucas collects his writings on economic growth, from his seminal "On the Mechanics of Economic Development" to his previously unpublished 1997 Kuznets Lectures. The chapters progress from a general theory of how growth could be sustained and why growth rates might differ in different countries, to a model of exceptional growth in certain countries in the twentieth century, to an account of the take-off of growth in the Industrial Revolution, and finally to a prediction about patterns of growth in this new century. The framework in all the chapters is a model with accumulation of both physical and human capital, with emphasis on the external benefits of human capital through diffusion of new knowledge or on-the-job learning, often stimulated by trade. The Kuznets Lectures consider the interaction of human capital growth and the demographic transition in the early stages of industrialization. In the final chapter, Lucas uses a diffusion model to illustrate the possibility that the vast intersociety income inequality created in the course of the Industrial Revolution may have already reached its peak, and that income differences will decline in this century.
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Опубликовано на портале: 31-03-2005
Larisa Lupini
The paper illustrates the theme of policies and especially the ones that could be applied for integrated catchment management and sustainable use of water, in the light of the implementation, in the EU, of the Water Framework Directive, by which, within 2015, all the member States and all the candidates, should reach a “good status” of water resources. The purpose of the paper is to clarify the double link existing, in complex systems, between policies and sustainable development of rural areas, where sustainability has to do with the conservation of natural resources and, in the specific case, water. This is also one of the central topics of the EU research project called SLIM. SLIM stands for Social Learning for the Integrated Management and Sustainable Use of Water at a Catchment Scale. It is a multidisciplinary European research project which main theme is the investigation of the socio-economic aspects of the sustainable use of water. Within this theme, its main focus of interest lies in understanding the application of social learning as a conceptual framework, an operational principle, a policy instrument and a process of systemic change.
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Опубликовано на портале: 29-09-2003
Materialien zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft des Bundesinstituts für Bevölkerungsforschung Die vorliegende Arbeit über die Mortalität in bayerischen Frauen- und Männerklöstern im Zeitraum 1910-1985 wurde 1998 mit dem ersten Preis im Nachwuchswissenschaftlerwettbewerb der Deutschen Stiftung Weltbevölkerung und der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Bevölkerungswissenschaft (DGBw) ausgezeichnet - eine Auszeichnung die für sich spricht, zog die Jury diese Diplomarbeit doch den ebenfalls eingereichten Dissertationen deutlich vor.
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Опубликовано на портале: 25-10-2007
A. Craig MacKinlay, Andrew W. Lo
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999, 448 с.
For over half a century, financial experts have regarded the movements of markets as a random walk--unpredictable meanderings akin to a drunkard's unsteady gait--and this hypothesis has become a cornerstone of modern financial economics and many investment strategies. Here Andrew W. Lo and A. Craig MacKinlay put the Random Walk Hypothesis to the test. In this volume, which elegantly integrates their most important articles, Lo and MacKinlay find that markets are not completely random after all, and that predictable components do exist in recent stock and bond returns. Their book provides a state-of-the-art account of the techniques for detecting predictabilities and evaluating their statistical and economic significance, and offers a tantalizing glimpse into the financial technologies of the future.

The articles track the exciting course of Lo and MacKinlay's research on the predictability of stock prices from their early work on rejecting random walks in short-horizon returns to their analysis of long-term memory in stock market prices. A particular highlight is their now-famous inquiry into the pitfalls of "data-snooping biases" that have arisen from the widespread use of the same historical databases for discovering anomalies and developing seemingly profitable investment strategies. This book invites scholars to reconsider the Random Walk Hypothesis, and, by carefully documenting the presence of predictable components in the stock market, also directs investment professionals toward superior long-term investment returns through disciplined active investment management.
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Опубликовано на портале: 04-01-2004
Wilbur Maki, Richard Lichty
Iowa: Blackwell Publishing Company, 2000, 512 с.
Учебник по региональной экономике рассматривает следующие темы: региональное развитие, миграция и прогнозирование. Затрагивается проблематика трудностей в определении факторов экономического роста в регионе, взаимозависимость районов периферии и больших городов. Книга будет полезна для студентов уровня бакалавриата и магистратуры, изучающих экономику, региональную экономику, общественный сектор и политику, экономику использования природных ресурсов и окружающей среды.

Опубликовано на портале: 12-12-2003
Bernard Manin, Adam Przeworski, C. Susan Stokes, A. John Ferejohn, A. James Stimson, Jose Antonio Cheibub, Michael Laver, A. Kenneth Shepsle, John Dunn, D. Delmer Dunn
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 361 с.
This book examines whether the mechanisms of accountability characteristic of democratic systems are sufficient to induce the representatives to act in the best interest of the represented. The first part of the volume focuses on the role of elections, distinguishing different ways in which they may cause representation. The second part is devoted to the role of checks and balances, between the government and the parliament as well as between the government and the bureaucracy. The contributors of this volume, all leading scholars in the fields of American and comparative politics and political theory, address questions such as, whether elections induce governments to act in the interest of citizens. Are politicians in democracies accountable to voters in future elections? If so, does accountability induce politicians to represent citizens? Does accountability limit or enhance the scope of action of governments? Are governments that violate campaign mandates representative? Overall, the essays combine theoretical discussions, game-theoretic models, case studies, and statistical analyses, within a shared analytical approach and a standardized terminology. The empirical material is drawn from the well established democracies as well as from new democracies.

Is economic development conducive to political democracy? Does democracy foster or hinder material welfare? These two questions are examined by looking at the experiences of 135 countries between 1950 and 1990. Descriptive information, statistical analyses, and historical narratives are interwoven to gain an understanding of the dynamic of political regimes and their impact on economic development. The often surprising findings dispel any notion of a tradeoff between democracy and development. Economic development does not generate democracies, but democracies are much more likely to survive in wealthy societies.
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Monetary Economics [книги]
Опубликовано на портале: 30-01-2003
Paul D. Mizen, Mervyn K. Lewis
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000
Mervyn Lewis and Paul Mizen have written a clear and interesting account of both theoretical and practical aspects of money's role in the economy. Taking the UK as their starting point, they have incorporated international data to illuminate key concepts. Grounded in theory throughout, and including helpful chapter conclusions summarizing the key ideas of each topic area, this analysis will allow students world-wide to understand the role of money in the modern economy.
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Опубликовано на портале: 29-11-2003
Kyosti Pietola, Minna Vare, Alfons Oude Lansink
This paper estimates farmer decisions between three discrete occupational choices: exit and close down the farming operation (1), exit and transfer the farm to a new entrant (2), or continue farming and retain the option to exit later on (3). The farmer optimisation problem is formulated as a recursive optimal stopping problem. The unknown parameters are first estimated by a switching-type, reduced form Probit models and, then by the Simulated maximum likelihood (SML) method, controlling for serial correlation in the errors. Serial correlation in the errors is controlled for by the Geweke-Hajivassiliou-Keane (GHK) simulation technique. The results suggest that the timing and the type of farmer exit decisions respond elastically to farmer characteristics, farm characteristics, and economic environment. Early retirement programs and the level of farmer retirement benefits are predicted to play a key role in steering structural development and enhancing family farms in the Nordic agricultural sectors.
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Опубликовано на портале: 31-12-2003
Carol Propper, Julian Le Grand, Ray Robinson
London: Macmillan Press, 2003
3 глава данного учебника посвящена экономике образования. Рассматривается 2 подхода общества к образованию: c точки зрения эффективности и с точки зрения справедливости (равенства). Обсуждаются провалы рынка и их воздействие на образование. Прежде всего это: несовершенство рынка капитала, несовершенная информация, экстерналии, монополизация рынков. Далее достаточно подробно авторы анализируют проводимую правительством Великобритании образовательную политику. Большое внимание новым инструментам государственной поддержки образования - образовательным ваучерам, субсидиям и кредитам.

Опубликовано на портале: 30-11-2003
Arjan Ruijs, Caspar Schweigman, Clemens Lutz
Reductions in transport and transaction costs are expected to have a major effect on the functioning of food markets in developing countries. For many developing countries, this is a relevant issue as it may have important consequences for the food markets in urban and rural deficit areas. A partial equilibrium model is presented to analyze the effects of reduced costs on cereal price formation, inter-regional cereal trade, and farmers' and traders' storage strategies for the case of Burkina Faso. Our results show that the high expectations with regard to the direct effects of cost reductions on food prices and food availability require some nuance. First, the effects of even a huge reduction of transport costs only will be small. Secondly, an element which is often neglected is that constructing a road between two cities may have unintended negative consequences on the competitive position of farmers and traders in other regions. Finally, it is concluded that only if transport and transaction costs are reduced simultaneously, both consumers and farmers will benefit significantly.
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Опубликовано на портале: 24-10-2003
Takes an open economy approach to macroeconomics, and includes macro theory at work in Russia, Poland, and Bolivia.
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Опубликовано на портале: 24-12-2003
Gerald Schluter, Chinkook Lee
Durban, 2003
Rapid developments in E-commerce can bring efficiency in the food market system by cutting transaction costs. However, it can also bring a battleground between developed and developing countries and also within developed countries because the New Economy emphasizes knowledge-based labor practices and low-skilled workers of trading nations compete for a shrinking need for their services. An Input-Output model is used to examine the effects on high-skilled and low-skilled worker demand, particularly in food and agriculture. The food and agriculture industries are significant employers of low-skilled labor. Food and agriculture trade has reduced low-skilled labor demand in the United States.
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Опубликовано на портале: 29-11-2003
Jim Stout, Susan Leetmaa, Anne Normile
This paper provides an overview of the European Union component of the recently developed ERS/Penn State WTO Model. The model is a multi-region, multi-commodity partial equilibrium trade model which allows the user to simulate the effects of reducing or eliminating tariffs and TRQs, export subsidies, and domestic support policies. The paper describes how the model captures the important agricultural policies of the EU, and presents results from model simulations of domestic support liberalization, export subsidy elimination, and tariff removal.
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Опубликовано на портале: 12-12-2003
Federico Sturzenegger, Mariano Tommasi, Allan Drazen, Raquel Fernandez, Dani Rodrik, Alberto Alesina, Raúl Laban, Vittorio Grilli, Guillermo Mondino, Andres Velasco, Joshua Aizenman, Shang-Jin Wei, Gerard Roland, Mathias Dewatripont, César Martinelli, Ricardo López Murphy, Alex Cukierman
Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1998, 362 с.
In this book, Federico Sturzenegger and Mariano Tommasi propose formal models to answer some of the questions raised by the recent reform experience of many Latin American and East European countries. They apply common standards of analytical rigor to the study of economic and political behavior, assuming political agents to be rational and forward-looking, with expectations consistent with the properties of the underlying model.

The book is organized around three basic questions: first, why do reforms take place? Second, how are reforms implemented? And third, which candidates are most likely to undertake reform? Although most of the chapters deal with policy issues in developing economies, the findings also apply to areas such as social security and health care reform in industrialized countries.
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