Publications

March 25, 2014

Reduced-rank time-varying vector autoregressions

The standard time-varying VAR workhorse suffers from overparameterization, which is a serious problem as it limits the number of variables and lags that can be incorporated in the model.

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March 20, 2014

Cities, Tasks and Skills

This research applies a task-based approach to measure and interpret changes in the employment structure of the 168 largest US cities in the period 1990-2009.

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February 19, 2014

Urban traffic externalities: quasi-experimental evidence from housing prices

This paper exploits a quasi-experiment to value the benefits of reducing urban traffic externalities.

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February 3, 2014

The Foreign Investment Effects of Tax Treaties

We examine the impact of bilateral and multilateral tax treaties on bilateral FDI stocks in 34 OECD countries.

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January 10, 2014

Government spending shocks, sovereign risk and the exchange rate regime

We analyse the effects of fiscal expansions using a New Keynesian model and find that the reverse holds in the presence of sovereign default risk.

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December 19, 2013

Knowledge spillovers from renewable energy technologies, Lessons from patent citations

This paper studies the knowledge spillovers generated by renewable-energy technologies, unraveling the technological fields that benefit from knowledge developed in various durable energy technologies.

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December 10, 2013

Optimal bail-out policies under renegotiation

We study how the possibility of renegotiation affects optimal bail-out policies for countries under asymmetric information on a country's cost of reforms.

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