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      A note on collusion sustainability with optimal punishments and detection lags 

      Ciarreta Antuñano, Aitor; Gutiérrez Hita, Carlos (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2008-09)
      In this note we characterize optimal punishments with detection lags when the market consists of n oligopolistic firms. We extend a previous note by Colombo and Labrecciosa (2006) [Colombo, L., and Labrecciosa, P., 2006. ...
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      A Simple Model of Anticompetitive Vertical Integration 

      Sandonís, Joel; Faulí Oller, Ramón (2003-01)
      The result of neutrality of vertical integration for competition postulated by the Chicago School can be supported by a benchmark model with (1) an upstream monopolist, (2) homogeneous goods downstream and (3) observable ...
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      Altruism and Social Integration 

      Brañas Garza, Pablo; Cobo Reyes, Ramón; Espinosa Alejos, María Paz; Jiménez, Natalia; Kovarik, Jaromir; Ponti, Giovanni (2009)
      We report on a two-stage experiment in which i) we first elicit the social network within a section of undergraduate students and ii) we then measure their altruistic attitudes by means of a standard Dictator game. We ...
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      Altruism in the (Social) Network 

      Brañas Garza, Pablo; Cobo Reyes, Ramón; Espinosa Alejos, María Paz; Jiménez, Natalia; Ponti, Giovanni (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2006-11)
      This paper explores the role of social integration on altruistic behavior. To this aim, we develop a two-stage experimental protocol based on the classic Dictator Game. In the first stage, we ask a group of 77 undergraduate ...
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      Altruism with Social Roots: An Emerging Literature 

      Brañas Garza, Pablo; Espinosa Alejos, María Paz (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2006-11)
      This paper analyzes the emerging literature on the determinants of giving within a social network. We propose two main explanatory variables for previous experimental results on the friendship effect. The first is social ...
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      Career Planning in Spain: Do temporary contracts delay marriage and motherhood? 

      De la Rica Goiricelaya, Sara; Iza Padilla, María Amaya (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2003-04)
      The aim of this paper is to find an empirical connection between the impressive increase in the use of temporary contracts in Spain and the observed increase in age at marriage and maternity. Using a pool of the six available ...
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      Competitive Pressure and Job Interview Lying: A Game Theoretical Analysis 

      Midjord, Rune (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2012)
      We consider a job contest in which candidates go through interviews (cheap talk) and are subject to reference checks. We show how competitive pressure - increasing the ratio of "good" to "bad" type candi- dates - can ...
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      Demand for Cultural Heritage 

      Ateca Amestoy, Victoria María (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2011-11)
      The concept of cultural heritage has experienced a process of extension during the past few decades. Because it is a cultural construction, it is subject to differences in appreciation based on contextual and institutional ...
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      Democratic Values Transmission 

      Brañas Garza, Pablo; Espinosa Alejos, María Paz; Giritligil, Ayca E. (2013-01)
      This study addresses the issue of intergenerational transmission of democratic values embedded in social choice rules. We focus on a few rules which have been the focus of social choice theory: plurality, plurality with a ...
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      Do experimental subjects favor their friends? 

      Brañas Garza, Pablo; Durán, Miguel A.; Espinosa Alejos, María Paz (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2005-06)
      Ideally we would like subjects of experiments to be perfect strangers so that the situation they face at the lab is not just part of a long run interaction. Unfortunately, it is not easy to reach those conditions and ...
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      Education and the dynamics of family decisions 

      Echávarri Aguinaga, Rebeca (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2009-04)
      This paper investigates the extent to which a biased transmission of educational endowments affects fertility. To this end, we devise a version of Becker’s family decision model that takes preference change into account. ...
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      Entry into motherhood: The effect of wages 

      Ariza, Alfredo; Ugidos Olazabal, Arantza (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2007-04)
      Using the ECHP, we explored the determinants of having the first child in Spain. Our main goal was to study the relation between female wages and the decision to enter motherhood. Since the offered wage of non-working women ...
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      Forecasting accuracy of behavioural models for participation in the arts 

      Ateca Amestoy, Victoria María; Prieto Rodríguez, Juan (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2012-01)
      In this paper, we assess the forecasting performance of count data models applied to arts attendance. We estimate participation models for two artistic activities that differ in their degree of popularity -museum and jazz ...
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      Full Implementation of Rank Dependent Prizes 

      Midjord, Rune (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2012)
      A manager/mechanism designer must allocate a set of money prizes ($1, $2, .., $n) between n agents working in a team. The agents know the state i.e. who contributed most, second most, etc. The agents' prefer- ences over ...
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      Group size and decision rules in legislative bargaining 

      Miller Moya, Luis Miguel; Vanberg, Christoph (2014-03-17)
      We conduct experiments to investigate the effects of different majority requirements on bargaining outcomes in small and large groups. In particular, we use a Baron-Ferejohn protocol and investigate the effects of decision ...
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      How much efficiency gains and price reductions for an efficiency defense? 'Quanto Basta' 

      Fabrizi, Simona; Lippert, Steffen (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2004)
      Potential efficiency gains due to a merger can be used by competition authorities to judge upon proposed mergers. In a world where agents’ efforts, observable or unobservable, affect the success of a production cost reducing ...
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      Individual notions of distributive justice and relative economic status 

      Barr, Abigail; Burns, Justine; Miller Moya, Luis Miguel; Shaw, Ingrid (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2011-09)
      We present two experiments designed to investigate whether individuals’ notions of distributive justice are associated with their relative (within-society) economic status. Each participant played a specially designed ...
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      Inequality for Wage Earners and Self-Employed: Evidence from Panel Data 

      Albarrán, Pedro; Carrasco, Raquel; Martínez Granado, María Teresa (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2007-03)
      In this paper we study the evolution of income inequality for employees and self-employed workers. We highlight the importance of separately analyze these different sources of income to gain a broader understanding of ...
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      INTERPOL's surveillance network in curbing transnational terrorism 

      Gardeazabal, Javier; Sandler, Todd (2014-10-23)
      This paper investigates the role that INTERPOL surveillance – the Mobile INTERPOL Network Database (MIND) and the Fixed INTERPOL Network Database (FIND) – played in the War on Terror since its inception in 2005. MIND/FIND ...
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      Mergers in Durable Goods Industries 

      Sagasta Elorza, Amagoia; Saracho de la Torre, Ana Isabel (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2004)
      This paper is concerned with the study of durability as an aspect of competition and market structure that contributes to determining the incentives for mergers. We find that relative to the incentives in industries that ...