Working papers
Compilation of documents that synthesize an original research about a concret topic in a study area with the aim of report on the state of the research. They help to discover new idees and concepts and to shape research lines specially in the social sciences and humanities areas. For example: the working papers of the Department of Economic History and Economy, Social and Political Sciences Institute or the UAB Olimpic Studies Center.
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2015-07-17
17:31

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Exact relationships between fisher indexes and theoretical indexes / Grifell i Tatjé, Emili (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; Lovell, C. A. Knox (University of Queensland) ; University of Queensland. Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis.
In this paper we develop exact relationships between empirical Fisher indexes and their theoretical Malmquist and Konus counterparts. We begin by using implicit Malmquist price and price recovery indexes to establish exact relationships between Malmquist quantity and productivity indexes and Fisher quantity and productivity indexes. [...]
Australia: Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, School of Economics University of Queensland, 2015 (Working papers series (University of Queensland. Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis); 06/2015)  
2015-07-10
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Productivity, price recovery, capacity constraints and their financial consequences / Grifell i Tatjé, Emili (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; Lovell, C. A. Knox (University of Queensland) ; University of Queensland. Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis.
Mining and fishing are both extractive industries, although one resource is renewable and the other is not. Miners and fishers pursue financial objectives, although their objectives may differ. In both industries financial performance is influenced by productivity and prices. [...]
Australia: Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, School of Economics University of Queensland, 2013. (Working papers series (University of Queensland. Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis); 03/2013)  
2015-07-10
15:31

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Decompositions of profitability change using cost functions: a comment / Grifell i Tatjé, Emili (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; Lovell, C. A. Knox (University of Queensland) ; University of Queensland. Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis.
Recently Diewert (2014) decomposed cost change into the product of four drivers. He then combined three of these drivers with a novel measure of returns to scale to decompose profitability change. We use an implicit Konüs input quantity index to show that his expression for profitability change is the product of a price recovery index and an implicit productivity index, and we extend his analysis by exploiting new relationships between theoretical Konüs and empirical Fisher price indexes to obtain two new decompositions of profitability change. [...]
Australia: Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, School of Economics University of Queensland, 2015 (Working papers series (University of Queensland. Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis); 03/2015.)  
2015-07-02
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Why don’t undergraduate students ask librarians for help? Academic help-seeking information behavior : preliminary results of a case study / Hernández Pérez, Oskar ; Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Master in Information and Knowledge Society
Librarians can offer crucial assistance to undergraduate students during the years that they spend at the faculty doing academic research. These information professionals can advise students on a varied range of issues related to informational behavior, and particularly librarians can play a critical role in helping students. [...]
2013  
2015-07-02
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Hi ha vida informacional més enllà de Google? Estudiants de grau i conducta informacional de cerca. Resultats preliminars d’un estudi de cas / Hernández Pérez, Oskar ; Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Màster en Societat de la Informació i el Coneixement
Aquest article presenta els resultats preliminars d’un estudi de camp realitzat a la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona durant la tardor de 2012. L’objectiu de l’estudi és investigar com i on els estudiants del Grau de Veterinària busquen i avaluen els recursos informatiu-documentals que necessiten per a satisfer els seus requeriments acadèmics. [...]
2013  
2015-06-25
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51 p, 1.2 MB
Earnings quality and performance in the banking industry : a profit frontier approach / Tortosa, Emili ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa
The analysis of efficiency and productivity in banking has received a great deal of attention for almost three decades now. However, most of the literature to date has not explicitly accounted for risk when measuring efficiency. [...]
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa 2014 (Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; 14/5)  
2015-06-17
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On the structure of cooperative and competitive solutions for a generalized assignment game / Arribillaga, Pablo R. ; Massó, Jordi ; Neme, Alejandro ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica ; Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica
We study cooperative and competitive solutions for a many- to-many generalization of Shapley and Shubik (1972)'s assignment game. We consider the Core, three other notions of group stability and two al- ternative definitions of competitive equilibrium. [...]
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica 2013 (Working papers ; 940.13)  
2015-06-17
08:05

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La financiación autonómica : datos para una negociación complicada / Fuente, Ángel de la ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica ; Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica
Tras un cierto tira y afloja, el Gobierno ha anunciado que en pocos meses se iniciará el proceso de análisis y negociación que deberá culminar con la reforma del sistema de financiación regional. [...]
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica 2013 (Working papers ; 939.13)  
2015-06-17
08:05

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Imperfectly informed voters and strategic extremism / Aragonès, Enriqueta ; Xefteris, Dimitrios ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica ; Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica
We analyze a unidimensional model of two-candidate electoral competition where voters have im- perfect information about the candidates' policy proposals, that is, voters cannot observe the exact policy proposals of the candidates but only which candidate offers the most leftist/rightist platform. [...]
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica 2013 (Working papers ; 938.13)  
2015-06-17
08:05

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La evolución de la financiación de las comunidades autónomas de régimen común, 2002-2011 / Fuente, Ángel de la ; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica ; Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica
En este trabajo se construyen series de financiación a competencias homogéneas e igual esfuerzo fiscal para las comunidades autónomas de régimen común durante el período 2002-11, así como series complementarias de financiación por caja y financiación destinada a competencias singulares. [...]
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica 2013 (Working papers ; 937.13)