Working papers
Recull de documents que sintetitzen una recerca original sobre un tema concret dins d’una matèria o camp d’estudi, amb el propòsit d’informar sobre l’estat de la recerca. Ajuden a descobrir noves idees i conceptes i a perfilar línies de recerca especialmente als àmbits de les ciències socials i les humanitats. Destaquen els del Departament d'Economia i d'Història Econòmica, l’Institut de Ciències Polítiques i Socials o els del Centre d’Estudis Olímpics de la UAB.
Darreres entrades:
2015-03-16
16:13

112 p, 782.1 KB
Nòtul·les sobre 'Comedia famosa del sitio de Barcelona y fuga del duque de Anjou', de Josep Ribes (1706) / Foguet i Boreu, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Estudi i edició de 'Comedia famosa del sitio de Barcelona y fuga del duque de Anjou', de Josep Ribes (1706). L'estudi introductori analitza la versemblança històrica i les especulacions sobre l'autoria d'aquesta peça teatral sobre el setge de Barcelona de 1706.
2015  
2015-03-11
16:57

34 p, 261.9 KB
Wage effects of non-wage labour costs / Cervini Pla, María (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; Silva, José I. (Universitat de Girona)
We study short- and long-term wage effects of two important elements of non-wage labour costs: firing costs and payroll taxes. We exploit a reform that introduced substantial reduction in these two provisions for unemployed workers aged less than thirty and over forty five years. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor 2010 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) ; 4882)  
2015-03-11
16:51

20 p, 217.1 KB
Polarisation and health / Blanco-Perez, Cristina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) ; Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada)
This paper examines the effect of income polarisation on individual health. We argue that polarisation captures much better the social tension and conflict that underlie some of the pathways linking income disparities and individual health, and which have been traditionally proxied by inequality. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor 2008 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) ; 3727)  
2015-03-11
16:44

25 p, 225.0 KB
Long term earnings inequality, earnings instability and temporary employment in Spain: 1993–2000 / Cervini Pla, María (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitast Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada)
This paper provides a longitudinal perspective on changes in Spanish male earnings inequality for the period 1993-2000, by decomposing the earnings covariance structure into its permanent and transitory parts. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Laboz 2008 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) ; 3538)  
2015-03-09
15:59

51 p, 669.6 KB
On the measurement of polarisation: a questionnaire study / Amiel, Yoram (Ruppin Academic Center) ; Cowell, Frank ; Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada)
Starting from the axiomatisation of polarisation contained in Esteban and Ray (1994) and Chakravarty and Majumdar (2001) we investigate whether people's perceptions of income polarisation is consistent with the key axioms. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Laboz 2007 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) ; 2686)  
2015-03-09
15:36

17 p, 146.6 KB
Empirical modeling of deprivation contagion among social exclusion dimensions (Using MCMC Methods) / Poggi, Ambra (Laboratorio R. Rivelli) ; Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada)
Economic theory and empirical evidence clearly show that social exclusion dimensions are inter-related. Notwithstanding that, dimensions are usually assumed independent from one another in the economics literature. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Laboz 2004 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor); 2614)  
2015-03-09
15:31

44 p, 330.8 KB
Using efficiency analysis to measure individual well-being with an illustration for Catalonia / Ramos Morilla, Xavier Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada
This paper shows how distance functions, a tool typically employed in production economics to measure the distance between a set of inputs and a set of outputs, can be employed to approximate a composite measure encompassing the many dimensions of well-being. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Laboz 2005 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor); 1748)  
2015-03-04
18:56

22 p, 251.2 KB
Subjective income expectations and income risk / Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; Schluter, Christian (University of Southampton)
In the context of income dynamics, we investigate whether aspects of agents’ superior information relative to the econometrician’s limited information are captured in subjective expectations data. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Laboz 2006 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor); 1950)  
2015-03-04
18:34

29 p, 115.5 KB
Inequality aversion and risk attitudes / Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; Ferrer-i-Carbonell, Ada (Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica)
Using self reported measures of life satisfaction and risk attitudes, we empirically test whether there is a relationship between individuals inequality and risk aversion. The empirical analysis uses the German SOEP household panel for the years 1997 to 2007 to conclude that the negative effect of inequality measured by the sample gini coefficient by year and federal state is larger for those individuals who report to be less willing to take risks. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Laboz 2010 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) ; 4703)  
2015-02-26
16:23

43 p, 448.2 KB
Empirical approaches to inequality of opportunity: principles, measures, and evidence / Ramos Morilla, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; Van de Gaer, Dirk
We put together the different conceptual issues involved in measuring inequality of opportunity, discuss how these concepts have been translated into computable measures,and point out the problems and choices researchers face when implementing these measures. [...]
Bonn Institute for the Study of Laboz 2012 (Discussion paper (Institute for the Study of Labor); 6672)