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      Fiscal Policy and Economic Stability: Does PIGS stand for Procyclicality In Government Spending? 

      Claeys, Peter; Maravalle, Alessandro (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2010-12)
      The Financial Crisis has hit particularly hard countries like Ireland or Spain. Procyclical fiscal policy has contributed to a boom-bust cycle that undermined fiscal positions and deepened current account deficits during ...
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      Income Taxation and Growth in an OLG Economy: Does Aggregate Uncertainty Play any Role? 

      Echevarría Olave, Cruz Ángel; Iza Padilla, María Amaya (2013-12-18)
      We analyze the effects of capital income taxation on long-run growth in a stochastic, two-period overlapping generations economy. Endogenous growth is driven by a positive externality of physical capital in the production ...
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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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      Life Expectancy, Human Capital, Social Security and Growth 

      Echevarría Olave, Cruz Ángel; Iza Padilla, María Amaya (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2005)
      We analyze the effects of changes in the mortality rate upon life expectancy, education, retirement age, human capital and growth in the presence of social security. We build a vintage growth, overlapping generations model ...
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      Optimal fiscal policy in a multisector model with minimum expenditure requirements 

      Cassou, Steven P.; Gorostiaga Alonso, Miren Arantzazu (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2007-03)
      This paper investigates optimal fiscal policy in a static multisector model. A Ramsey type planner chooses tax rates on each good type as well as spending levels on each good type subject to an exogenous total expenditure ...
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      Optimal Fiscal Policy with Rationing in the Labor Market 

      Gorostiaga Alonso, Miren Arantzazu (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2002-07)
      This paper characterizes the optimal fiscal policy when it is assumed that there exists a minimum wage below which no worker can be hired. The rigidity due to the minimum wage legislation can lead to equilibria in which ...
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      Optimal Minimum Wage in a Competitive Economy: an Alternative Modelling Approach 

      Gorostiaga Alonso, Miren Arantzazu; Rubio-Ramírez, Juan F. (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2004)
      This paper analyzes whether a minimum wage can be an optimal redistribution policy when distorting taxes and lump-sum transfers are also available in a competitive economy. We build a static general equilibrium model with ...
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      Optimal overall emissions taxation in durable goods oligopoly 

      Sagasta Elorza, Amagoia; Usategui Díaz de Otalora, José María (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2012)
      We analyze optimal second-best emission taxes in a durable good industry under imperfect competition. The analysis is performed for three different types of emissions and for situations where the good is rented, sold or ...
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      Second-best tax policy in a growing economy with externalities 

      Cassou, Steven P.; Gorostiaga Alonso, Miren Arantzazu; Gutiérrez Huerta, María José; Hamilton, Stephen F. (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2006-10)
      This paper investigates the exploitation of environmental resources in a growing economy within a second-best scal policy framework. Agents derive utility from two types of consumption goods one which relies on an ...
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      Should Fiscal Policy be different in a Non-Competitive Framework? 

      Gorostiaga Alonso, Miren Arantzazu (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2002-07)
      This paper studies if imperfections in the labor market justify a different fiscal policy. We present a dynamic general equilibrium model with a Ramsey planner deciding about public spending, labor taxes and debt. Two ...
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      Social Security, Education, Retirement and Growth 

      Iza Padilla, María Amaya; Echevarría Olave, Cruz Ángel (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2008-02)
      In this paper we analyze the effects of social security policies in an unfunded, earnings-related social security system on the incentives to education investment and voluntary retirement, on growth and on income inequality. ...
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      Unraveling Public Good Games: The Role of Priors 

      Brañas Garza, Pablo; Espinosa Alejos, María Paz (University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2010-02)
      This paper provides experimental evidence on how players predict end game effects in a linear public good game. Our regression analysis yields a measure of the relative importance of priors and signals on subjects\' beliefs ...