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Lost in transaction? The transfer effect of strategic consistency
Prior empirical studies provide evidence that the learning-curve perspective from manufacturing settings is not directly applicable to strategic management settings. In the latter case learning relates to the quality ...
Age and Block Replacement Policies in Renewal Processes
In this study, renewal processes, age and block replacement policies are described. Certain classes of distribution functions which are related to the usage of these policies are given. Some results on age and block ...
Model-based Boosting 2.0
We describe version 2.0 of the R add-on package mboost. The package implements boosting for optimizing general risk functions using component-wise (penalized) least squares estimates or regression trees as base-learners ...
Voluntary versus Enforced Team Effort
We present a model where each of two players chooses between remuneration based on either private or team effort. Although at least one of the players has the equilibrium strategy to choose private remuneration, we ...
A likelihood ratio test for bimodality in two-component mixtures with application to regional income distribution in the EU
We propose a parametric test for bimodality based on the likelihood principle by using two-component mixtures. The test uses explicit characterizations of the modal structure of such mixtures in terms of their parameters. ...
Does Old Capital Matter for Implementing a Pareto-Improving Tax Reform?
The proposal to replace income taxes by consumption taxes is a recurrent theme in the political debate. Such a reform has two effects. First, both taxes induce different static distortions. The consumption tax does not ...
Socio-Economic Development and Violence: An Empirical Application for Seven Metropolitan Areas in Colombia
This work uses several empirical approaches to examine the effects of poverty and inequality on violence in the seven metropolitan areas in Colombia. To this end, this study describes the main determinants of violence ...
Inequality in Human Development: An Empirical Assessment of 32 Countries
One of the most frequent critiques of the HDI is that is does not take into account inequality within countries in its three dimensions. In this paper, we apply a simply approach to compute the three components and the ...
Ethnic fractionalisation, migration and growth
This paper has the aim of contributing to the existing research by analysing two particular topics. First of all, we show that the model specifications by Alesina et al. (J Econ Growth 8:155–194, 2003), which connects high ...
The long-run determinants of fertility: one century of demographic change 1900–1999
(Springer US, 2012)
We examine the long-run relationship between fertility, mortality, and income using panel cointegration techniques and the available data for the last century. Our main result is that mortality changes and growth of income ...