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The Department discussion paper series comprises recent articles written by members of staff and advanced research students. Anyone wishing to comment on any of the papers should contact the author(s) directly. Papers are only held in electronic form as PDF files. Click on the links below to go to the relevant series, from where the papers can be downloaded.

The Royal Holloway University of London Discussion Papers in Economics were edited by Claire Blackman. The Copyright (c) of each of these papers is held by their authors. It is illegal to make multiple copies of these papers without permission from them.

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2010

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe10/1 Does Offering More Science at School Increase the supply of Scientists? The Impact of Offering Triple Science at GCSE on subsequent Educational Choices and Outcomes. Stijn Broeke 312KB
dpe10/2 Asymmetric Auctions with Resale: An Experimental Study Sotiris Georganas & John Kagel 210KB
dpe10/3 The Blessing of Natural Resources: Evidence from a Peruvian Gold Mine Fernando M. Aragon & Juan Pablo Rud 669KB
dpe10/4 Electricity Provision and Industrial Development: Evidence from India Juan Pablo Rud 525KB
dpe10/5 Excessive Public Employment and Rent-Seeking Traps Esteban Jaimovich & Juan Pablo Rud 397KB
dpe10/6 A Tractable Equilibrium Search Model of Individual Wage Dynamics with Experience Accumulation Jesper Bagger, Francois Fontaine, Fabien Postel-Vinay & Jean-Marc Robin 1441KB
dpe10/7 Employment Adjustment and Labor Utilization Ija Trapeznikova 518KB
dpe10/8 Job Durations and the Job Search Model: A Two-Country, Multi-Sample Analysis Jesper Bagger & Morten Henningsen 4580KB

 

2009

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe09/01 The Effects of the War in Iraq on Nutrition and Health: An Analysis Using Anthropometric Outcomes of Children Gabriela Guerrero-Serdán 637KB
dpe09/02 Long-Term Economic Consequences of Vietnam-Era Conscription: Schooling, Experience and Earnings Joshua D. Angrist and Stacey H. Chen 387KB
dpe09/03 Separate Effects of Sibling Gender and Family Size on Educational chievements - Methods and First Evidence from Population Birth Registry Yen-Chien Chen, Stacey H. Chen and Jin-Tan Liu 267KB
dpe09/04 Do Small States Get More Federal Monies? Myth and Reality About the US Senate Malapportionment. Cecilia Testa 338KB
dpe09/05 Can we trust the trust game? A comprehensive examination. Michael Naef and Jurgen Schupp 230KB
dpe09/06 Using Empirical Mode Decomposition to Estimate Amplitudes in Noisy Data Claire Blackman 189KB
dpe09/07 Endogenous Entry in Markets with Adverse Selection Anthony Creane & Thomas Jeitschko 272KB
dpe09/08 The Impact of Sibling Sex Composition on Women's Educational Achievements: A Unique Natural Experiment by Twins Gender Shocks Stacey H. Chen, Yen-Chien Chen & Jin-Tan Liu 216KB
dpe09/09 Did Vietnam Veterans Get Sicker in the 1990s? The Complicated Effects of Military Service on Self-reported Health. Joshua D. Angrist, Stacey H. Chen & Brigham R. Frandsen 338KB
dpe09/10 A Missing Link in Behavioural Economics? A Portmanteau Experiment on the Relevance of Individual Decision Anomalies for Households. Alistair Munro & Danail Popov 131KB
dpe09/11 Signaling, Learning and Screening Prior to Trial: A Theory of Preliminary Injunctions Thomas D. Jeitschko & Byung-Cheol Kim 456KB
dpe09/12 Signaling in Deterministic and Stochastic Settings Thomas D. Jeitschko & Hans-Theo Normann 428KB

2007

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe07/1 Do Small States Get More Federal Monies? Myth and Reality About the US Senate Malapportionment. Valentino Larcinese, Leonzio Rizzo, Cecilia Testa 374KB
dpe07/2 Enterprise forms, ownership markets, and capital procurement of the firm. Kazuhiko Mikami 220KB
dpe07/3 The Effects of Remedial Mathematics on the Learning of Economics: A Natural Experiment. Johan N.M. Lagerlöf and Andrew J. Seltzer 301KB
dpe07/4 Bookmaker and pari-mutuel betting: Is a (reverse) favourite-longshot bias built-in? Alexander Koch, Hui-Fai Shing 468KB
 

 

2006 

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe06/01 What's love got to do with it? An experimental test of household theories in East Uganda Bereket Kebede, Vegard Iversen, Cecile Jackson, Alistair Munro and Arjan Verschoor 192KB
dpe06/02 Household versus individual valuation: what's the difference? Ian J. Bateman and Alistair Munro 293KB
dpe06/03 Where are you from? Cultural Differences in Public Good Experiments Massimo Finocchiaro Castro 152KB
dpe06/04 A Theory of Rent Seeking with Informational Foundations Johan N.M. Lagerlöf 386KB
dpe06/05 Commodity Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia Oeindrila Dube and Juan F. Vargas 2403KB

 

2005

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe05/1 Testable restrictions of general equilibrium in production economies Andres Carvajal 299KB
dpe05/2  Clustering of Trading Activity in the DAX Index Options Mar

Alexander Koch

Zdravetz Lazarov

357KB
dpe05/3 Aligning Ambition and Incentives

Alexander Koch

Eloic Peyrache

483KB
dpe05/4 A Theory of Bicameralism

Giovanni Facchini

Cecilia Testa

344KB
dpe05/5  Behaviour in a Two-Stage Public Goods Experiment Massimo Finocchiaro Castro 150KB
dpe05/6 Cultural Goods and Laboratory Experiments Massimo Finocchiaro Castro 180KB
dpe05/7  A Comparative Statics Analyis of Punishment in Public-Goods Experiments

Nikos Nikiforakis

Hans-Theo Normann

262KB
dpe05/8 From Team Spirit to Jealousy: The Pitfalls of Too Much Transparency

Alexander Koch

Albrecht Morgenstern

460KB
dpe05/9 Giving in Dictator Games: Regard for Others or Regard by Others?

Alexander Koch

Hans-Theo Normann

214KB
dpe05/10 Eliciting Demand Information through Cheap Talk: An Argument in Favor of Price Regulations

Lars Frisell

Johann Lagerlof

262KB

 

2004 

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe04/1 Do Buyer-Size Discounts Depend on the Curvature of the Surplus Function? Experimental Tests of Bargaining Models

Hans Normann

Bradley Ruffle

Chris Snyder

400KB
dpe04/2 Job market signaling and screening: An experimental comparison

Dorothea Kubler

Wieland Muller

Hans Normann

992KB
dpe04/3 Two Sides to Every Story : Measuring the Polarisation of Work

Paul Gregg

Jonathan Wadsworth

139KB
dpe04/4 Reconciling Workless Measures at the Individual and Household Level. Theory and Evidence from the United States, Britain, Germany, Spain and Australia

Paul Gregg

Rosanna Scutella

Jonathan Wadsworth

182KB
dpe04/5 Punishment and Counter-punishment in Public Goods Games: Can we still govern ourselves? Nikos Nikiforakis 371KB
dpe04/6 A Non-Linear Characterisation of Fiscal Sustainability Roberto Ricciuti 390KB
dpe04/7 Targeting versus Universalism: An Evaluation of Indirect Effects of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in India Katsushi Imai 324KB
dpe04/8 Legislature Size, Bicameralism and Government Spending: Evidence from Democratic Countries Roberto Ricciuti 238KB
dpe04/9 The Colombian Conflict: Uribe's First 17 Months

Jorge Restrepo

Michael Spagat

169KB
dpe04/10 The Dynamics of the Colombian Civil Conflict: A New Data Set

Jorge Restrepo

Michael Spagat

Juan Vargas

85KB
dpe04/11 The Impact of the Termination Rule in Cooperation Experiments

Hans Normann

Brian Wallace

122KB
dpe04/12 Getting Hitched: The Equilibrium Marriage Market Behaviour of a British Cohort Dan Anderberg 882KB
dpe04/13 Are Non-Fundamental Equilibria Learnable in Models of Monetary Policy?

Seppo Honkapohja

Kaushik Mitra

235KB
dpe04/14 Determinacy, Learnability, and Monetary Policy Inertia

James Bullard

Kaushik Mitra

464KB
dpe04/15 Performance of Inflation Targeting Based On Constant Interest Rate Projections

Seppo Honkapohja

Kaushik Mitra

372KB
dpe04/16 Monetary Policy with Internal Central Bank Forecasting: A Case of Heterogenous Information

Seppo Honkapohja

Kaushik Mitra

215KB
dpe04/17 Learning Stability in Economies with Heterogenous Agents

Seppo Honkapohja

Kaushik Mitra

384KB
dpe04/18 Performance of Monetary Policy with Internal Central Bank Forecasting

Seppo Honkapohja

Kaushik Mitra

376KB
dpe04/19 Is more data better? Kaushik Mitra 283KB
dpe04/20 Gay Glass Ceilings Jeff Frank 138KB
dpe04/21 White-Collar Labour Markets, 1890-1918: Evidence from the Banking Industry Andrew Seltzer 239KB
dpe04/22 Mixed up? That's good for motivation

Alexander Koch

Eloic Peyrache

266KB
dpe04/23 The Severity of the Colombian Conflict: Cross-Country Datasets versus New Micro Data

Jorge Restrepo

Michael Spagat

Juan F Vargas

405KB
dpe04/24 On the Desirability of an Efficiency Defense in Merger Control

Johan Lagerlof

Paul Heidhues

563KB
dpe04/25 The Allocation of the US Federal Budget to the States: Evidence on the Power of the Purse

Valentino Larcinese

Leonzio Rizzo

Cecilia Testa

706KB
dpe04/26 Testable Restrictions of Nash Equilibrium in Games with Continuous Domains Andres Carvajal 561KB
dpe04/27 A Continuous Extension that preserves Concavity, Monotonicity and Lipschitz Continuity Andres Carvajal 269KB
dpe04/28 Testable Restrictions of General Equilibrium Theory in Exchange Economies with Externalities Andres Carvajal 629KB
dpe04/29 Individually-Rational Collective Choice under Random Preferences Andres Carvajal 416KB
dpe04/30 Global identification from the equilibrium manifold under incomplete markets

Andres Carvajal

Alvaro Riascos

346KB
dpe04/31 An experimental test of career concerns

Alexander Koch

Albrecht Morgenstern

Philippe Raab

435KB

 

2003 

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe03/1 A panel of regional indicators of labour market flexibility: the UK, 1979-1998 Vassilis Monastiriotis 185KB
dpe03/2 Wage Arrears, Pay Gaps and the Distribution of Earnings: What can we learn from Russia?

Hartmut Lehmann

Jonathan Wadsworth

229KB
dpe03/3 Testing Real Options Theory Using Data on Capital Adequacy

Ciaran Driver

Katsushi Imai

283KB
dpe03/4 The Economics of Vocation or Why is a Badly Paid Nurse a Good Nurse? Anthony Heyes 203KB
dpe03/5 Private vs. Public Regulation: Political Economy of the International Environment

Anthony Heyes

John Maxwell

327KB
dpe03/6 Comparing Electoral Systems: A Geometric Analysis Anouk Riviere 121KB
dpe03/7 Moderation in Proportional Systems: Coalitions Matter Anouk Riviere 79KB
dpe03/8 Stratification, Social Networks in the Labour Market and Intergenerational Mobility

Dan Anderberg

Fredrik Andersson

795KB
dpe03/9 Bringing Macroeconomics into the Lab Roberto Ricciuti 1MB
dpe03/10 Foreign Aid Designed to Diminish Terrorist Atrocities can Increase Them

Michael Mandler

Michael Spagat

188KB
dpe03/11 Political Instability and Growth in Dictatorships

Jody Overland

Kenneth Simons

Michael Spagat

495KB
dpe03/12 The Dynamics of the Colombian Civil Conflict: A New Data Set

Jorge Restrepo

Michael Spagat

Juan Vargas

473KB
dpe03/13 Do candidates serve parties interests? Party Polarization as a discipline device Cecilia Testa 443KB

 

2002 

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe02/1 The R&D based Endogenous Growth Model: R&D Workers, Skill Premium and Productivity Growth Toshihiro Okada 269KB
dpe02/2 Conjectural Variations and Evolutionary Stability: A New Rationale for Consistency

Wieland Muller

Hans-Theo Normann

161KB
dpe02/3 Durable-Goods Monopoly with Privately Known Impatience: A Theoretical and Experimental Study

Werner Guth

Sabine Kroger

Hans-Theo Normann

275KB
dpe02/4 Human Capital, Growth and Inequality in Transition Economies Michael Spagat 163KB
dpe02/5 Structural Uncertainty and Central Bank Conservatism: The Ignorant Should Shut Their Eyes

Joao Rosal

Michael Spagat

293KB

 

2001

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe01/1 A Comparison between Unit and Branch Banking: Australian Evidence on Portfolio Diversification and Branch Specialization, 1860-1930 Andrew Seltzer 157KB
dpe01/2 Information Technology and the Dynamics of Firm and Industrial Structure: The British IT Consulting Industry as a Contemporary Specimen Ken Simons 94KB
dpe01/3 Human Capital and the Future of Transition Economies Michael Spagat 34KB
dpe01/4 The Evolution of Modern Educational Systems

Graziella Bertocchi

Michael Spagat

521KB
dpe01/5 Can Income Policies Reduce Real Wages? Micro-Evidence from the 1931 Australian Award Wage Cut Andrew Seltzer 151KB
dpe01/6 Reform, Lobbies and Welfare: A Common Agency Approach Cecilia Testa 340KB

 

2000

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe00/01 Citizen Candidacy, Party Formation and Duverger's Law Anouk Riviere N/A
dpe00/02 Equilibrium Convergence in Normal Form Games

Nicole Bouchez

Daniel Friedman

51KB
dpe00/03 What Learning Models Tell Us to Expect in Three-by-Three Bimatrix Games Nicole Bouchez 1.3MB
dpe00/04 A Look at Learning Models in Three-by-Three Bimatrix Games Nicole Bouchez 2.1MB
dpe00/05 Technology Benchmarks for Sustained Growth Ken Simons N/A
dpe00/06 Don't Seize It, Tax It! - A Dynamic Analysis of Land Reform Andrew Mountford N/A
dpe00/07 Are Supply Shocks Persistent and Demand Shocks Transitory Andrew Mountford N/A
dpe00/08 What are the Effects of Fiscal Policy Shocks?

Andrew Mountford

Harald Uhlig

N/A
dpe00/09 Human Capital Evolution and Economic Crisis: Minding 'The Gap' Titilola Giwa 93KB

 

1999

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe9901 Revolving Doors and Regulatory Complexity Anthony Heyes 1.38MB
dpe9902 Network Formation with Sequential Demands

Sergio Currarini

Massimo Morelli

1.5MB
dpe9903 Dynamic Risk Sharing With Private Information and Costly Verification of Storage Urs Haegler 313KB
dpe9904 Capital Structure and Takeover Defences Dermot Nolan 1.7MB
dpe9905 Oligopoly, Financial Structure and Asset Liquidity Dermot Nolan 2MB
dpe9906 What Does the Solow Model Tell Us About Economic Growth? Complete and Partial Cross-country Excludability of Technologies Toshihiro Okada 342KB
dpe9907 A Proposal for the Greening of Textbook Macro: 'IS-LM-EE' Anthony Heyes 512KB
dpe9908 Voluntarism in the Shadow of Coercion Anthony Heyes 690KB
dpe9909 And a Vision Appeared unto them of a Great Profit: Evidence of Self-Deception among the Self-Employed G. Reza Arabsheibani, David de Meza, John Maloney and Bernard Pearson 378KB
dpe9910 The Ambiguous Case for Letting Regulators Tailor Standards Anthony Heyes 628KB
dpe9911 Can Political Variables Really Predict Exchange Rate Movements?

S. Brock Blomber

Andrew Mountford

681KB
dpe9912 Elections and the Representation of Preferences over Infinite Sets Vicki Knoblauch 1.5MB

 

1998

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No. Title Authors Size
dpe9801 How to Ration the Public Provision of Private Goods Jeff Frank 487KB
dpe9802 Bankrupcy, auditor Switching and Audit Failure: Evidence from the UK. 1987-1994 Clive Lennox 1.1MB
dpe9803 Preference Representation via Pareto Dominace Vicki Knoblauch N/A
dpe9804 Predatory Pricing in an Oligopolistic Framework Dermot Nolan 84KB
dpe9805 Hiring, Pay, Promotion and Job Security in an Internal Labor Market: Evidence from the Union Bank of Australia Andrew Seltzer 1.0MB
dpe9806 Honesty in a Regulatory Context Good Thing or Bad? Anthony Heyes 525KB
dpe9807 The Relationship Between Auditor Accuracy and Auditor Size: An Evaluation of Reputation and Deep Pockets Arguments Clive Lennox 825KB
dpe9808 Political Instability, Foreign Investment and Growth in Proprietary Economies

Michael Spagat

Jody Overland

858KB
dpe9809 Scale And Scope in 'Green' Advocacy Anthony Heyes Anthony Heyes N/A
dpe9810 Capital Structure and Short Term Decisions Dermot Nolan 800KB
dpe9811 The Politics of Co-optation and the Origin of the Welfare State

Graziella Bertocchi

Jodi Overland

Michael Spagat

656KB
dpe9812 Escalating games, Co-ordination and dominance Solvability Marco Mariotti 376KB
dpe9813 Entry of New Drugs and doctors' Prescriptions Andrea Coscelli 1.4MB
dpe9815 Stability of Estimates of the Compensation for Danger

G.Reza Arabsheibani

A. Marin

113KB
dpe9816 Fair Bargains: Distributive Justice and Nash Bargaining Theory Marco Mariotti 726KB

 

   
 
 
 

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