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Heterogeneous vertical tax externalities and macroeconomic effects of federal tax changes: the role of fiscal advantage (2019)
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Perez Sebastian, F., Raveh, O., & Reingewertz, Y. (2019). Heterogeneous vertical tax externalities and macroeconomic effects of federal tax changes: the role of fiscal advantage. Journal of urban economics, 112, 85-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2019.06.003

How do state tax rates respond to federal tax shocks? This paper presents a novel mechanism of heterogeneous vertical tax externalities across state-levels of fiscal advantage, showing that tax increases can be expansionary even without their reinves... Read More about Heterogeneous vertical tax externalities and macroeconomic effects of federal tax changes: the role of fiscal advantage.

League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010? (2019)
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Nolan, M. A., Reynolds, M., & Trotter, S. (in press). League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010?. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12061-019-09302-w

This paper seeks to provide further evidence about ‘league table’ orderings for deprivation in local areas, especially for two domains – employment and education – which seem likely to be closely related. Rather than relying solely on administrative... Read More about League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010?.

What drives vertical fiscal interactions? Evidence from the 1980 Crude Oil Windfall Act (2018)
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Perez-Sebastian, F., & Raveh, O. (2018). What drives vertical fiscal interactions? Evidence from the 1980 Crude Oil Windfall Act. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 73, 251-268. doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2018.10.004

In economies with multi-level governments, why would a change in the fiscal rule of a government in one level lead to a fiscal response by a government in a different level? The literature focused primarily on the standard common-pool problem, while... Read More about What drives vertical fiscal interactions? Evidence from the 1980 Crude Oil Windfall Act.

U.S. stocks in the presence of oil price risk: Large cap vs. small cap (2017)
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Swaray, R., Salisu, A. A., & Oloko, T. (2017). U.S. stocks in the presence of oil price risk: Large cap vs. small cap. Economics and business letters, 6(4), 116-124. https://doi.org/10.17811/ebl.6.4.2017.116-124

This study queries the act of making generalization about the dynamics of returns and volatility spillovers between oil price and U.S. stocks by merely considering only large cap stocks. It argues that this kind of generalization may be misleading, a... Read More about U.S. stocks in the presence of oil price risk: Large cap vs. small cap.

Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs (2017)
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Bhattarai, K., Bachman, P., Conte, F., Haughton, J., Head, M., & Tuerck, D. G. (2018). Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs. Economic modelling, 68, (529-542). doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2017.08.031. ISSN 0264-9993

The two major candidates in the 2016 presidential election made sharply different proposals for reforming the Federal tax code. Donald Trump proposed cutting taxes to provide “tax relief for middle-class Americans”, and lowering corporation taxes to... Read More about Tax plan debates in the US presidential election : a dynamic CGE analysis of growth and redistribution trade-offs.

Incumbency and Distributive Politics: Intergovernmental Transfers in Mexico: Incumbency and Distributive Politics (2017)
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Abbott, A., Cabral, R., & Jones, P. (2017). Incumbency and Distributive Politics: Intergovernmental Transfers in Mexico: Incumbency and Distributive Politics. Southern Economic Journal, 84(2), 484-503. https://doi.org/10.1002/soej.12226

In this article, the objective is to focus on the likelihood that politicians will rely on intergovernmental transfers to pursue political ambition. In what circumstances are incumbents more likely to rely on transfers to win votes, than to reward co... Read More about Incumbency and Distributive Politics: Intergovernmental Transfers in Mexico: Incumbency and Distributive Politics.

Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other? (2017)
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Gregory, A. J., & Atkins, J. P. (2018). Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other?. European journal of operational research, 268(3), 1111-1124. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2017.07.037

Citizen Science attracts a lot of positive attention and a convenient alignment with it might offer multiple benefits for Community Operational Research. But what would be the basis for such an alignment? Could it offer important reciprocal benefits... Read More about Community operational research and citizen science: two icons in need of each other?.

The intergenerational transmission of education : new evidence from adoptions in the United States (2017)
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Silles, M. A. (2017). The intergenerational transmission of education : new evidence from adoptions in the United States. Economica, 84(336), 748-778. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecca.12240

This article examines the influence of parental education on children’s grade-for-age using a large sample of adoptees drawn from the American Community Survey between 2008 and 2014. The results show that mother’s education is not an important determ... Read More about The intergenerational transmission of education : new evidence from adoptions in the United States.

Macroeconomic impacts of fiscal policy shocks in the UK : a DSGE analysis (2016)
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Bhattarai, K., & Trzeciakiewicz, D. (2017). Macroeconomic impacts of fiscal policy shocks in the UK : a DSGE analysis. Economic modelling, 61, 321-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2016.10.012

This paper develops and estimates a new-Keynesian dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model for the analysis of fiscal policy in the UK. We find that government consumption and investment yield the highest GDP multipliers in the short-run,... Read More about Macroeconomic impacts of fiscal policy shocks in the UK : a DSGE analysis.

Volatility and diversification of exports: firm-level theory and evidence (2016)
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Vannoorenberghe, G., Wang, Z., & Yu, Z. (2016). Volatility and diversification of exports: firm-level theory and evidence. European Economic Review, 89(October), (216-247). doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2016.07.002. ISSN 0014-2921

We show using detailed firm-level Chinese data that, among small exporters, firms selling to a more diversified set of countries have more volatile exports, while the opposite holds among large exporters. This a priori surprising result for small fir... Read More about Volatility and diversification of exports: firm-level theory and evidence.

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