Global Challenges Papers

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2017-04-01
10:36
We explore theoretically and empirically whether social interaction, including local and global interaction, influences the incidence of corruption. We first present an i [...]
2011-01 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
13:25
This paper presents theoretical and empirical evidence on the nexus between corruption and democracy. We establish a political economy model where the effect of democracy [...]
2011-01 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
09:11
Geography has long been considered as a fundamental prerequisite for economic development and growth. In recent years, a growing number of papers have considered the role [...]
2011-01 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
13:58
How many "American jobs" have U.S.-born workers lost due to immigration and offshoring? Or, alternatively, is it possible that immigration and offshoring, by promoting co [...]
2010-11 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
14:33
In the current age of trade and financial openness, local economies in developing countries are becoming increasingly exposed to external investments. The objective of th [...]
2010-11 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
09:15
We model the decisions of young individuals to stay in school or drop-out and engage in criminal activities. We build on the literature on human capital and crime engagem [...]
2010-11 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
15:03
We provide econometric evidence that relative per capita GDP and relative unemployment rates are the main determinants of migration flows across Italian regions from 1970 [...]
2010-11 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
14:57
In recent years a growing body of literature has begun to consider the possible presence of path dependence in the development processes of countries. This phenomenon has [...]
2010-10 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
13:20
We study the broken windows theory with a field experiment in a shared area of a workplace in academia (department common room). We explore academics’ and postgraduate [...]
2010-10 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2017-04-01
08:54
We develop a dynamic model to analyze the sources and the evolution of social participation and social capital in a growing economy characterized by exogenous technical p [...]
2010-08 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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