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Advancing the field of organizations through the study of military organizations

Mie Augier, Thorbjorn Knudsen and Robert M. McNab.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Business and Management; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 11878 words.

This article argues that the field of organization studies may learn from closer study of decision-making and behaviors in military organizations. It describes some of the intellectual...

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Ageing and the welfare state: securing sustainability

Volker Meier and Martin Werding.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Budget, Deficit, and Debt; Demographic Economics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 8780 words.

Over the next four decades, increasing old-age dependency ratios will exert an enormous upward pressure on welfare spending in most developed countries. As this is mainly due to existing...

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ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT: THE CASE OF RUSSIA

Maria Ostrovnaya and Elena Podkolzina.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

June 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Antitrust Issues and Policies; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 8338 words.

Why do people violate the law? The Hobbesian outlook would be that people violate the law in the absence of appropriate punishment. John Stuart Mill would have attributed the violation to...

Are educational policies elitist?

Biagio Speciale.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2012; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Education and Research Institutions; Microeconomics; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 8741 words.

This paper analyses the link between public education expenditure and human capital inequality. I build a model of human capital formation where government intervention in education is...

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Arms Races and Negotiations

Sandeep Baliga and Tomas Sjöström.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2004; p ublished online April 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 11574 words.

Two players simultaneously decide whether or not to acquire new weapons in an arms race game. Each player's type determines his propensity to arm. Types are private information, and are...

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British infrastructure policy and the gradual return of the state

Dieter Helm.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economic Development. 10374 words.

The state of British infrastructure is the source of almost continuous study and criticism. There is now a host of new demands in water, energy, transport and communications which require a...

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Can “High Costs” Justify Weak Demand for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage?

Thomas Davidoff.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics; Demographic Economics; Public Economics; Banking; Household Analysis. 15226 words.

Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (“HECMs”) implicitly bundle nondefaultable credit lines with put options that let borrowers, or their heirs, sell mortgaged homes for the credit line limit...

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Can Free Provision Reduce Demand for Public Services? Evidence from Kenyan Education *

Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu and Justin Sandefur.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Development. 13847 words.

In 2003 Kenya abolished user fees in all government primary schools. We show that this policy contributed to a shift in demand away from free schools, where net enrollment stagnated after...

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Can Parental Migration Reduce Petty Corruption in Education?

Lisa Sofie Höckel, Manuel Santos Silva and Tobias Stöhr.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2018; p ublished online April 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Education and Research Institutions; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Household Behaviour and Family Economics. 9348 words.

Abstract

The income generated from parental migration can increase funds available for children’s education. In countries where informal payments to teachers...

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CARTELS IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Alberto Heimler.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Antitrust Issues and Policies; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 5465 words.

Public procurement markets differ from all others because quantities do not adjust with prices but are fixed by the bidding authority. As a result, there is a high incentive for organizing...

The changing architecture of the UK welfare state

John Hills.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

December 2011; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 9266 words.

This article looks at the way in which the role of the state has evolved within different aspects of welfare activity (broadly defined) in the United Kingdom since 1979 and forward to the...

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Coalitional realignment and the adoption of non-contributory social insurance programmes in Latin America

Matthew E. Carnes and Isabela Mares.

in Socio-Economic Review

October 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 9414 words.

What explains the recent rise in non-contributory social insurance programmes in Latin America? Since the 1990s, Latin American countries have enacted significant social policy reforms that...

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Conditional Election and Partisan Cycles in Government Support to the Agricultural Sector: An Empirical Analysis

Jeroen Klomp and Jakob de Haan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook; Agricultural Economics. 11971 words.

We examine the effect of elections and government ideology on public funding to the agricultural sector using a panel model for more than 70 democratic countries from 1975-2009. We find...

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The Consequences of Obesity for the External Costs of Public Health Insurance in the United States

Joanna P. MacEwan, Julian M. Alston and Abigail M. Okrent.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 8203 words.

Over the past five decades in the United States, total medical expenditures and the proportion of medical expenditures financed with public funds have both increased significantly. A...

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Dangerous flexibility – retirement reforms reconsidered

Axel Börsch-Supan, Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Vesile Kutlu-Koc and Nicolas Goll.

in Economic Policy

April 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Demand and Supply of Labour. 16425 words.

SUMMARY

Flexible retirement is supposed to increase labour supply of older workers without touching the third rail of pension politics, the highly unpopular...

Decentralised Beneficiary Targeting in Large-Scale Development Programmes: Insights from the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme

Talip Kilic, Edward Whitney and Paul Winters.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2015; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Development Planning and Policy; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 13017 words.

This paper contributes to the long-standing debate on the merits of decentralised beneficiary targeting in the administration of development programmes, focussing on the large-scale Malawi...

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Destabilizing Financial Advice: Evidence from Pension Fund Reallocations

Zhi Da, Borja Larrain, Clemens Sialm and José Tessada.

in The Review of Financial Studies

October 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Financial Institutions and Services; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 16853 words.

Abstract

We document a novel channel through which coordinated trading exerts externalities on financial markets. We study the impact of a financial advisory...

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Did the Health Card Program Ensure Access to Medical Care for the Poor during Indonesia's Economic Crisis?

Menno Pradhan, Fadia Saadah and Robert Sparrow.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies. 10538 words.

The Indonesian Social Safety Net health card program was implemented in response to the economic crisis that hit Indonesia in 1997, to preserve access to health ...

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Dire consequences: the conservative recapture of America’s political narrative?

David Coates.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; General Aggregative Models; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Money and Interest Rates. 4744 words.

The severity of the financial meltdown in September 2008 was such as to trigger major innovations in US public policy, including the Troubled Assets Relief Program, the American Recovery...

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Distributional National Accounts: Methods and Estimates for the United States

Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

May 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 20557 words.

Abstract

This article combines tax, survey, and national accounts data to estimate the distribution of national income in the United States since 1913. Our...

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