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Zoning a cross-border city
(Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I, UPV-EHU, 2015)
This paper investigates zoning in a cross-border linear city that consists of two bordering towns. In each town a local regulator has a say in the location of the local firm. The incentive to gain consumers from the other ...
The impact of liberalizing cost-saharing on basic models of network formation
(Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I, UPV/EHU, 2015-09-12)
This paper studies the impact of "liberalizing " the cost-sharing of links on some basic models of network formation. This is done in a setting where both doubly supported and singly supported links are possible, and which ...
Political Institutions, Technology and Growth: a dynamic panel approach
(Departamento Fundamentos del Ánálisis Económico I UPV/EHU, 2015-10)
This paper investigates whether the effect of political institutions on sectoral economic performance is determined by the level of technological development of industries. Building on previous studies on the linkages among ...
On the economics of the "meeting competition defense" under the Robinson-Patman Act
(Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I, UPV/EHU, 2015-02-19)
In this paper we analyze the welfare effects of third-degree price discrimination when competitive pressure varies across markets. In particular, we study the economic aspects of the Robinson-Patman Act associated with the ...
Countervailing incentives in adverse selection models. A synthesis
(Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I, UPV/EHU, 2014-12)
In this paper we propose a simple method of characterizing countervailing incentives in adverse selection problems. The key element in our characterization consists of analyzing properties of the full information problem. ...
Majoritarian Contests with Asymmetric Battlefields: An Experiment
(Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I, UPV/EHU, 2013-12)
We investigate a version of the classic Colonel Blotto game in which individual battles may have different values. Two players allocate a fixed budget across battlefields and each battlefield is won by the player who ...
Efficiency vs. Stability in a Mixed Network Formation Model
(Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico I, 2015-03-26)
The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, the incomplete results relative to effciency in a transitional model introduced in a previous paper, distinguishing two types of links, strong or doubly-supported and weak or ...
The coincidence of the kernel and nucleolus of a convex game: an alternative proof
In 1972, Maschler, Peleg and Shapley proved that in the class of convex the nucleolus and the kernel coincide. The only aim of this note is to provide a shorter, alternative proof of this result.
Games with perceptions
(Deparamento de fundamentos del análisis económico I, 2012-10-23)
We assume that 2 x 2 matrix games are publicly known and that players perceive a dichotomous characteristic on their opponents which defines two types for each player. In turn, each type has beliefs concerning her opponent's ...
Experimental Economics Meets Language Choice
(Departamento de Fundamentos del Ánálisis Económico I, 2014-10-08)
Roughly one half of World's languages are in danger of extinction. The endangered languages, spoken by minorities, typically compete with powerful languages such as En- glish or Spanish. Consequently, the speakers of ...