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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...

Anti-congestion policies in cities with public transportation

Akin C. Buyukeren and Tomoru Hiramatsu.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2016; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems; Regional Government Analysis. 9966 words.

We study how congestion tolls and an urban growth boundary should be designed optimally in a monocentric city with both car and public transit commuting from the suburbs to the central...

Assigning Resources to Budget-Constrained Agents

Yeon-Koo Che, Ian Gale and Jinwoo Kim.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2013; p ublished online May 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Welfare Economics; Publicly Provided Goods; Microeconomics; Market Structure and Pricing. 17731 words.

This article studies different methods of assigning a good to budget-constrained agents. Schemes that assign the good randomly and allow resale may outperform the competitive market in...

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Balancing public goods in agriculture through safe minimum standards

David S. Bullock, Klaus Mittenzwei and Paal B. Wangsness.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Agricultural Economics; Environmental Economics. 8802 words.

We develop a general framework in which public goods are conflicting (complementary) if an increase in the provision of one public good raises (lowers) the marginal cost of providing...

The Basel Accord and the Value of Bank Differentiation

Eberhard Feess and Ulrich Hege.

in Review of Finance

October 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Tort Law. 17135 words.

The authors investigate optimal capital requirements in a model in which banks decide on their investment in credit scoring systems. The main result is that regulators should encourage...

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Blind Fines in Cooperatives

Enrique Fatas, Francisca Jimenez-Jimenez and Antonio J. Morales.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2010; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Design of Experiments; Agricultural Economics. 9130 words.

In this paper we focus on inefficient product quality arising from a free-riding problem in agricultural cooperatives. Individual incentives are not aligned with group gains in cooperatives...

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Broadband Internet: An Information Superhighway to Sex Crime?

Manudeep Bhuller, Tarjei Havnes, Edwin Leuven and Magne Mogstad.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Energy and Utilities; Publicly Provided Goods; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 15430 words.

Does internet use trigger sex crime? We use unique Norwegian data on crime and internet adoption to shed light on this question. A public program with limited funding rolled out broadband...

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Can CCS and NET enable the continued use of fossil carbon fuels after CoP21?

R. Stuart Haszeldine.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Economywide Country Studies; Energy Economics; Non-renewable Resources and Conservation; Publicly Provided Goods; General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium; Market Structure and Pricing; General Economics. 9908 words.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) does not generate energy. CCS applied to fossil and modern bio-carbon fuels and feedstocks removes environmentally damaging CO2 emissions. CoP21 stipulated...

Can Civil Society Overcome Government Failure in Africa?

Shantayanan Devarajan, Stuti Khemani and Michael Walton.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Socialist Systems and Transitional Economies; Economic Development. 10833 words.

Government failures are widespread in Africa. Symptoms include absentee teachers, leakage of public funds, monopolized trucking, and employment-restricting regulations. Can civil society do...

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The challenge of infrastructure financing

Massimo Ferrari, Alberto Giovannini and Massimo Pompei.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economics; Publicly Provided Goods; Public Economics; Construction; Primary Products; Development Planning and Policy. 7497 words.

We argue that in infrastructure there is unfilled demand for financing arising from an almost structural deficiency of infrastructures both in developed markets and emerging markets matched...

Charity as a Substitute for Reputation: Evidence from an Online Marketplace

Daniel W. Elfenbein, Ray Fisman and Brian Mcmanus.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Marketing; Services; Corporate Social Responsibility; Market Structure and Pricing. 13423 words.

Consumers respond positively to products tied to charity, particularly from sellers that are relatively new and hence have limited alternative means of assuring quality. We establish this...

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Church and State: An Economic Analysis

Keith N. Hylton, Yulia Rodionova and Fei Deng.

in American Law and Economics Review

October 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic History; Law and Economics. 14015 words.

What purpose is served by a government’s protection of religious liberty? Many have been suggested, the most prominent of which center on the protection of freedom of belief and expression....

Climate leadership by conditional commitments

Leif Helland, Jon Hovi and Håkon Sælen.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2018; p ublished online September 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Design of Experiments; International Relations and International Political Economy; Environmental Economics; Publicly Provided Goods. 10705 words.

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Under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, each party sets its own mitigation target by submitting a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) every five...

The Coevolution of Behavior and Normative Expectations: An Experiment

Christoph Engel and Michael Kurschilgen.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Design of Experiments; Microeconomics; Welfare Economics; Publicly Provided Goods; Law and Economics. 9375 words.

In this paper, we test the effect of normative expectations and legal framing on cooperation in an experimental public good game with and without sanctions. We show that cooperation...

Competition for status acquisition in public good games

Félix Muñoz-García.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2011; p ublished online March 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Publicly Provided Goods. 6394 words.

This paper examines the role of status acquisition as a motive for giving in voluntary contributions to public goods. In particular, every donor's status is given by the difference between...

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COMPETITION LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: THE DUTCH AGREEMENT ON COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS

Erik Kloosterhuis and Machiel Mulder.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

December 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure and Pricing; Publicly Provided Goods; Antitrust Issues and Policies. 11165 words.

Agreements between firms to jointly reduce production capacity generally violate competition law, unless specific conditions are met. These conditions imply that the agreements need to...

Contract Enforcement: A Political Economy Model of Legal Development

Fali Huang.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2013; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Publicly Provided Goods; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory; Economic Development. 14238 words.

In an effort to understand why the relative usage of relational and legal contracts differs across societies, this article builds a political economy model of legal development where legal...

Contracting out public service provision to not-for-profit firms

John Bennett and Elisabetta Iossa.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise. 7815 words.

In an incomplete-contract setting, we analyse the contracting out of public service provision, comparing the performance of for-profit (FP) and not-for-profit (NP) firms. Two institutional...

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Cooperation with Network Monitoring

Alexander Wolitzky.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2013; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Publicly Provided Goods; Game Theory and Bargaining Theory. 17335 words.

This paper studies the maximum level of cooperation that can be sustained in perfect Bayesian equilibrium in repeated games with network monitoring, where players observe each other's...

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A Cost–Benefit Analysis of Cholera Vaccination Programs in Beira, Mozambique

Marc Jeuland, Marcelino Lucas, John Clemens and Dale Whittington.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods. 11851 words.

Economic and epidemiological data collected in Beira, Mozambique, are used to conduct this first social cost–benefit analysis for cholera vaccination in Sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis...