Universitat de Barcelona

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Growth, Unemployment And Wage Inertia

    The authors introduce wage setting via efficiency wages in the neoclassical one-sector growth model to study the growth effects of wage inertia. They compare the dynamic equilibrium of an economy with wage inertia with the equilibrium of an economy without wage inertia. They show that wage inertia affects the long...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Is It Redistribution Or Centralization? On The Determinants Of Government Investment In Infrastructure

    The efficiency-equity dilemma, in conjunction with political partisan interests, has received increasing attention in attempts to explain the territorial allocation of investment. However, centralization policies that seek to introduce or reinforce the hierarchization of the political system have, as yet, to be subject to empirical analysis. The main contribution of...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    On The Dynamics Of Exports And FDI: The Spanish Internationalization Process

    This paper provides further insights into the dynamics of exports and outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows in Spain from a time-series approach. The contribution of the paper is twofold: firstly, the existence of either substitution or a complementary relationship between Spanish outward investments and exports is empirically tested using...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Spyware-Based Menaces Against Web Applications

    In the last decade, substantial progress has been made in Internet and web-based technologies. Applications related to education, health care, banking, or even social actions between individuals and groups, can highly benefit with the use of these technologies. However, computer attacks can drastically compromise web users' privacy. The spreading of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Inter-Regional Redistribution Through Infrastructure Investment: Tactical Or Programmatic?

    In this paper, the authors analyze the effects of both tactical and programmatic politics on the inter-regional allocation of infrastructure investment. They use a panel of data for the Spanish electoral districts during the period 1964-2004 to estimate an equation where investment depends both on economic and political variables. The...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Bohemians, Human Capital And Regional Economic Growth

    An emerging literature on the geography of bohemians argues that a region's lifestyle and cultural amenities explain, at least partly, the unequal distribution of highly qualified people across space, which in turn, explains geographic disparities in economic growth. However, to date, there has been little or no empirical attempt to...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    International Trade As The Sole Engine Of Growth For An Economy

    Can international trade act as the sole engine of growth for an economy? If the answer is yes, what are the mechanisms through which trade operates in transmitting permanent growth? This paper answers these questions with two simple two-country models, in which only one country enjoys sustained growth in autarky....

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Labour Mobility And Endogenous Growth

    Growth models of learning-by-doing assume that the knowledge learned in production gets freely and instantly spread to the whole economy. However, the assumption of instant diffusion of knowledge is unrealistic. Diffusion of knowledge takes time and requires some channel of transmission. In this paper, the authors relax this assumption. They...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Internet Banking In Europe: A Comparative Analysis

    A key strategic issue for banks is the implementation of internet banking. The 'Click and mortar' model that complements classical branch banking with online facilities is competing with pure internet banks. The objective of this paper is to compare the performance of these two models across countries, so as to...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Spyware-Based Menaces Against Web Applications

    In the last decade, substantial progress has been made in Internet and web-based technologies. Applications related to education, health care, banking, or even social actions between individuals and groups, can highly benefit with the use of these technologies. However, computer attacks can drastically compromise web users' privacy. The spreading of...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Growth, Unemployment And Wage Inertia

    The authors introduce wage setting via efficiency wages in the neoclassical one-sector growth model to study the growth effects of wage inertia. They compare the dynamic equilibrium of an economy with wage inertia with the equilibrium of an economy without wage inertia. They show that wage inertia affects the long...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Bohemians, Human Capital And Regional Economic Growth

    An emerging literature on the geography of bohemians argues that a region's lifestyle and cultural amenities explain, at least partly, the unequal distribution of highly qualified people across space, which in turn, explains geographic disparities in economic growth. However, to date, there has been little or no empirical attempt to...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    International Trade As The Sole Engine Of Growth For An Economy

    Can international trade act as the sole engine of growth for an economy? If the answer is yes, what are the mechanisms through which trade operates in transmitting permanent growth? This paper answers these questions with two simple two-country models, in which only one country enjoys sustained growth in autarky....

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Labour Mobility And Endogenous Growth

    Growth models of learning-by-doing assume that the knowledge learned in production gets freely and instantly spread to the whole economy. However, the assumption of instant diffusion of knowledge is unrealistic. Diffusion of knowledge takes time and requires some channel of transmission. In this paper, the authors relax this assumption. They...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    On The Dynamics Of Exports And FDI: The Spanish Internationalization Process

    This paper provides further insights into the dynamics of exports and outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows in Spain from a time-series approach. The contribution of the paper is twofold: firstly, the existence of either substitution or a complementary relationship between Spanish outward investments and exports is empirically tested using...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Is It Redistribution Or Centralization? On The Determinants Of Government Investment In Infrastructure

    The efficiency-equity dilemma, in conjunction with political partisan interests, has received increasing attention in attempts to explain the territorial allocation of investment. However, centralization policies that seek to introduce or reinforce the hierarchization of the political system have, as yet, to be subject to empirical analysis. The main contribution of...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Inter-Regional Redistribution Through Infrastructure Investment: Tactical Or Programmatic?

    In this paper, the authors analyze the effects of both tactical and programmatic politics on the inter-regional allocation of infrastructure investment. They use a panel of data for the Spanish electoral districts during the period 1964-2004 to estimate an equation where investment depends both on economic and political variables. The...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Internet Banking In Europe: A Comparative Analysis

    A key strategic issue for banks is the implementation of internet banking. The 'Click and mortar' model that complements classical branch banking with online facilities is competing with pure internet banks. The objective of this paper is to compare the performance of these two models across countries, so as to...

    Provided By Universitat de Barcelona