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Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green Versus Scitovsky on Profit and Utility Maximization
I contrast the theoretical foundation of profit maximization of Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green’s “Microeconomics” against that provided by Scitovsky in a paper of 1943. Whereas Mas-Colell, Whinston and Green try to show ...
Do experimental subjects favor their friends?
(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 ...
On the strategic equivalence of multiple-choice test scoring rules
(University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2005-12)
A disadvantage of multiple-choice tests is that students have incentives to guess. To discourage guessing, it is common to use scoring rules that either penalize wrong answers or reward omissions. These scoring rules are ...
The role of personal involvement and responsibility in dictatorial allocations: A classroom experiment
(University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2005-08)
This paper explores the motivations behind giving. Specifically, it focuses on personal involvement and responsibility to explain why decision makers give positive amounts in dictatorial decisons. The experiment is designed ...
Valuing Flexibility: The case of an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Plant
In this paper we analyze the valuation of options stemming from the flexibility in an Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant. First we use as a base case the opportunity to invest in a Natural Gas Combined ...
Vertical Differentiation and Entry Deterrence: A Reconsideration
(University of the Basque Country, Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II, 2005-01)
In this work we emphasize why market coverage should be considered endogenous for a correct analysis of entry deterrence in vertical differentiation models and discuss the implications of this endogeneity for that analysis. ...