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  • Shaar, Karam; Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi (2016)
    Econometric studies investigating the US-China trade have largely retrieved data from one side only, mainly the US. There is a considerable difference between what each partner claims to have actually traded with the other. ...
  • Chiu, Jonathan; Wong, Tsz-Nga (2016)
    Recent years have witnessed the advances of e-money systems such as Bitcoin, PayPal and various forms of stored-value cards. This paper adopts a mechanism design approach to identify some essential features of different ...
  • Chiu, Jonathan; Koeppl, Thorsten V (2016)
    We study trading dynamics in an asset market where the quality of assets is private information and finding a counterparty takes time. When trading ceases in equilibrium as a response to an adverse shock to asset quality, ...
  • Chiu, Jonathan; Monnet, Cyril (2016)
    The market for central bank reserves is mainly over-the-counter and exhibits a core-periphery network structure. This paper develops a model of relationship lending in the unsecured interbank market. In equilibrium, a ...
  • Chu, Luke Yu-Wei; Lin, Ming-Jen (2016)
    How economic development affects intergenerational earnings elasticity is not well-documented. In this paper, we estimate intergenerational earnings elasticities between fathers and sons in two periods. In the current ...
  • Welsh, Melissa; Marshall, Sarah; Noy, Ilan (2016)
    Dairy products have long been an important dietary component, particularly for young children. Because of this the dairy industry is especially sensitive to contamination scares, and dairy is of particular importance to ...
  • De Alwis, Diana; Noy, Ilan (2016)
    We estimate the causal effect of the Indian Ocean tsunami in Sri Lanka on household income and consumption eight years after the event, using a quasi-experimental method. A strong association between area-wide tsunami ...
  • Yao, Yao (2016)
    This paper examines the role of social and cultural norms regarding fertility in women’s HIV risk in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fertility, or the ability to bear children, is highly valued in most African societies, and premarital ...
  • Yao, Yao (2016)
    This paper studies the impact of higher education expansion, along with economic reform of the state sector, in the late 1990’s in China on its labor productivity. I argue that in an economy such as China, where allocation ...
  • Salamanca, Nicolas; Feld, Jan (2016)
    We extend Becker’s model of discrimination by allowing firms to have discriminatory and favoring preferences simultaneously. We draw the two-preference parallel for the marginal firm, illustrate the implications for wage ...
  • Taupo, Tauisi; Noy, Ilan (2016)
    The intensity of cyclones in the Pacific is predicted to increase and sea levels are predicted to rise, so a small atoll nation like Tuvalu can serve as the ‘canary in the mine’ pointing to the new risks that are emerging ...
  • Noy, Ilan; Edmonds, Christopher (2016)
    The Pacific Islands face the highest disaster risk, in per capita terms, globally. Examples of catastrophic events in the region include the 2009 tsunami in Samoa, the 2014 floods in the Solomon Islands, and the 2015 cyclone ...
  • Noy, Ilan (2016)
    Observers repeatedly predict that climate change will lead and is already causing massive migration with very large numbers of people forced to leave their homes in cataclysmic waves of climate refugees. Yet, most of the ...
  • Guo, Biao; Han, Qian; Lin, Hai (Victoria University of Wellington, 2015)
    Neumann and Skiadopoulos (2013) document that although the implied volatilities are predictable, their economic pro ts become insignificant once the cost is accounted for. We show that the trading strategies based on the ...
  • Feld, Jan; Zölitz, Ulf (2015)
    This paper estimates peer effects in a university context where students are randomly assigned to sections. While students benefit from better peers on average, low-achieving students are harmed by high-achieving peers. ...
  • Chu, Luke Yu-Wei; Linz, Susan J. (2015)
    Do non-cognitive traits contribute to the gender gap in supervisory status and promotion? We use a large linked employer-employee dataset collected from six former socialist countries to assess the link between non-cognitive ...
  • Chiu, Jonathan; Meh, Cesaire; Wright, Randall (2015)
    The generation and implementation of ideas are crucial for economic performance. We study this in a model of endogenous growth, where productivity increases with innovation, and where the exchange of ideas (technology ...
  • Cuffe, Harold E; Gibbs, Christopher G (2015)
    We exploit a change in lending laws to estimate the causal effect of restricting access to payday loans on liquor sales. Leveraging lender- and liquor store-level data, we find that the changes reduce sales, with the largest ...
  • Krawczyk, Jacek B; Townsend, Wilbur (2015)
    Governments want to prevent high inequality while maintaining economic effi ciency. This paper investigates how an economy can satisfy both these constraints. We use the relative factor share as a proxy for inequality and ...
  • Hall, Viv B.; McDermott, C. John (2015)
    We compute classical real GDP business cycles and growth cycles, contrast classical recessions with ‘technical’ recessions, and assess the sensitivity of our peaks and troughs to data revisions. Using this information we ...

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