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  • Asientos as sinews of war in the composite superpower of the 16th century 

    Chamley, Christophe; Alvarez-Nogal, Carlos (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2021-04-08)
    The full analysis of the text of a contract, asiento, between Philip II of Spain and a Genoese merchant–banker details how in this pre-modern composite state, merchant–bankers acted as agents of the Crown who gathered many ...
  • Deterring illegal entry: migrant sanctions and recidivism in border apprehensions 

    Bazzi, Samuel; Hanson, Gordon; Burns, Sarah; Roberts, Bryan; Whitley, John (American Economic Association, 2021-08-01)
    During the 2008 to 2012 period, the US Border Patrol enacted new sanctions on migrants apprehended while attempting to enter the United States illegally. Using administrative records on apprehensions of Mexican nationals ...
  • An ounce of prevention or a pound of cure? The value of health risk information 

    Hoagland, Alex (2021)
    Individuals infer their health risk from observing the health experiences of people around them, particularly family members. I assess whether people correctly interpret new information from these events and analyze resulting ...
  • Who do innovations reach? The influence of trainings on mental health treatments 

    Hoagland, Alex (2020-03-19)
    As fields become more specialized, ineffective communication between innovators and practitioners can slow the diffusion of ideas. This paper examines the impact of continuing education in eating disorder treatment, comparing ...
  • Inference on conditional quantile processes in partially linear models with applications to the impact of unemployment benefits 

    Qu, Zhongjun; Yoon, Jungmo; Perron, Pierre (2021)
    We propose methods to estimate and conduct inference on conditional quantile processes for models with nonparametric and linear components. The estimation procedure uses local linear or quadratic regressions, with the ...
  • Macro-financial volatility under dispersed information 

    Miao, Jianjun (2021-01)
    We provide a production-based asset pricing model with dispersed information and small deviations from full rational expectations. In the model, aggregate output and equity prices depend on the higher-order beliefs about ...
  • New low price! An analysis of IKEA pricing 

    Baxter, Marianne (2020-06)
    IKEA is a multinational retailer of home furnishings. The dominant feature of IKEA advertising and market image is a reputation for low prices. IKEA's iconic catalog is the company's primary advertising device, representing ...
  • Detecting household production 

    Baxter, Marianne (2009-11)
    The economics of household choice has occupied an important position in both microeconomics and macroeconomics since Becker’s (1965) pioneering work. Yet our empirical understanding of the household sector is hampered ...
  • IKEA: product, pricing, and pass-through 

    Baxter, Marianne; Landry, Anthony (Elsevier, 2017-09-01)
    With over 300 stores in 40 countries, IKEA is a major international presence in retail housewares and furnishings. IKEA publishes country-specific catalogs with local-currency prices guaranteed to hold for 1 year. This ...
  • Did the 2017 tax reform discriminate against blue state voters? 

    Altig, David; Auerbach, Alan; Higgins, Patrick; Koehler, Darryl; Kotlikoff, Laurence; Terry, Ellyn; Ye, Victor; Leisca, Michael
    The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) made significant changes to corporate and personal federal income taxation, including limiting the SALT (state and local property, income and sales taxes) deductibility to $10,000. ...

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