Publications

October 20, 2014

Collective versus Individual Pension Schemes: a Welfare-Theoretical Perspective

This paper explores the welfare effects of a number of collective pension contracts, distinguishing between the two welfare effects.

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October 17, 2014

The effectiveness of fiscal stimuli for working parents

We study the relative effectiveness of fiscal stimuli for working parents in an empirical model of household labour supply and childcare use.

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September 15, 2014

Maximum likelihood estimation of the Markov chain model with macro data and the ecological inference model

This paper merges two isolated bodies of literature: the Markov chain model with macro data (MacRae, 1977) and the ecological inference model (Robinson, 1950).

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July 24, 2014

Optimally Differentiated Carbon Prices for Unilateral Climate Policy

In this paper, a computable general equilibrium set-up is chosen in order to examine what pattern of differentiated carbon prices emerges as optimal in a second-best world.

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July 22, 2014

Age-Specific Labour Market Effects of Employment Protection - A numerical approach

The particular situation of the youngest and oldest individuals on the labour market motivates age-specific labour market analysis.

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July 7, 2014

Targeted advertising, platform competition and privacy

Targeted advertising can benefit consumers through lower prices for access to websites. Yet, if consumers dislike that websites collect their personal information, their welfare may go down.

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July 2, 2014

Economic growth and funded pension systems

Growing pension savings lead to deeper capital markets. This can have a positive effect on economic growth by allowing firms that are more dependent on external finance to grow faster.

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June 6, 2014

Social interactions and the retirement age

In this study, we gauge the impact of social interactions on individual retirement preferences.

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