School of Economics

Publications

Academics at the School of Economics regularly publish research in leading journals. Here we list highlights of the recently published materials.

2017

Competitive Foreclosure

  • József Sákovics (University of Edinburgh) and Roberto Burguet  (Institute for Economic Analysis, CSIC, and Barcelona GSE)
  • RAND Journal of Economics (Forthcoming)
  • Available here

Correlating Social Mobility and Economic Outcomes

  • Maia Guell (University of Edinburgh), José V. Rodríguez Mora (University of Edinburgh), Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva) and Giovanni Pica (University of Milan)
  • Economic Journal
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Development Accounting with Intermediate Goods

  • Jan Grobovsek (University of Edinburgh)
  • The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics
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Long-term unemployment and the Great Recession: Evidence from UK stocks and flows

  • Carl Singleton (University of Edinburgh)
  • Scottish Journal of Political Economy (Forthcoming)
  • Available here

Asymmetry of individual and aggregate inflation expectations: A survey

  • Andreas Steinhauer (University of Edinburgh) and Nikola Mirkov (Swiss National Bank)
  • The Manchester School (Forthcoming)
  • Available here

Competing with Asking Prices

  • Ludo Visschers (University of Edinburgh), Benjamin Lester (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia) and Ronald Wolthoff (University of Toronto)
  • Theoretical Economics (Forthcoming)
  • Available here

Bertrand and the long run

  • József Sákovics (University of Edinburgh) and Roberto Burguet (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)
  • International Journal of Industrial Organization (Forthcoming)
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Firm Wage Differentials and Labor Market Sorting: Reconciling Theory and Evidence

  • Rafael Lopes de Melo (University of Edinburgh)
  • Journal of Poitical Economy (Forthcoming)
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2016

Bias in Returns to Tenure when Firm Wages and Employment Comove: A Quantitative Assessment and Solution

  • Andy Snell (University of Edinburgh), Pedro Martins (QMUL), Heiko Stuber (IAB), and Jonathan Thomas (University of Edinburgh)
  • Journal of Labour Economics (Forthcoming)
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How long has this been going on? Long-term unemployment in the UK

  • Mike Elsby (University of Edinburgh), Jennifer C Smith (University of Warwick) and Jonathan Wadsworth (London School of Economics)
  • Long-Term Unemployment After the Great Recession: Causes and remedies, CEPR Press 
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Rational Inattention Dynamics: Intertia and Delay in Decision-Making

  • Jakub Steiner (University of Edinburgh, CERGI-EI), Colin Stewart (University of Toronto) and Filip Matejka (CERGE-EI)
  • Econometrica, The Econometric Society
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The Early Origins of Birth Order Differences in Children’s Outcomes and Parental Behavior

  • Ana Nuevo-Chiquero (University of Edinburgh), Jee-Yeon K. Lehmann (University of Houston) and Marian Vidal-Fernandez (The University of Sydney)
  • Journal of Human Resources
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A Simple Diagnostic to Investigate Instrument Validity and Heterogeneous Effects when using a Single Instrument Labour Economics

Gender Differences in Reactions to Feedback and Willingness to Compete

Incentives and Children's Dietary Choices: A Field Experiment in Primary Schools

Public-private sector interactions and the demand for supplementary health insurance in the United Kingdom

Culture, Work Attitudes and Job Search: Evidence from the Swiss Language Border

  • Andreas Steinhauer (University of Edinburgh), Beatrix Eugste (University of St. Gallen), Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne) and Josef Zweimuller (University of Zurich)
  • Journal of the European Economic Association, May 2016
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Do personality traits affect productivity?: Evidence from the lab

  • Maria Cubel (University of Barcelona), Ana Nuevo-Chiquero (University of Edinburgh) and Marian Vidal-Fernandez (University of Sydney)
  • Economic Journal, 23 May 2016
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Differences between subjective and predicted survival probabilities and their relation to preventive care use

The Cognitive Effects of Micronutrient Deficiency: Evidence from Salt Iodization in the United States

  • James Feyrer (Dartmouth College and NBE), Dimitra Politi (University of Edinburgh) and David N. Wei (Brown University)
  • Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016
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Partner Selection into Policy Relevant Field Experiments

Gender and the business cycle: an analysis of labour markets in the US and UK

Marginal Subsidies in Tullock Contests

2015

Is a policy of free movement of workers sustainable?

  • Tim Worrall (University of Edinburgh) and Pierre Picard (University of Luxembourg)
  • Scandinavian Journal of Economics,  2015
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An Exploratory Study of Creativity, Personality and Schooling Achievement

  • Noemi Berlin (University of Edinburgh), Jean-Louis Tavani (Université Paris 8, Laboratoire Parisien De Psychologie Sociale) and Maud Beasancon (Université Paris X)
  • Journal Education Economics, 03 November 2016
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Perceiving prospects properly

  • Jakub Steiner (University of Edinburgh) and Colin Stewart (University of Toronto)
  • American Economic Review, 2016
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How private is private information? The ability to spot deception in an economic game

Tractable Consumer Choice

  • József Sákovics (University of Edinburgh) and Daniel Friedman (UC Santa Cruz)
  • Theory and Decision, 79(2), 333-358 (2015)
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Search and Learning in Markets

The Extent and Cyclicality of Career Changes: Evidence for the U.K.

  • Ludo Visschers (University of Edinburgh), Carlos Carillo Tudela (University of Essex, CESifo and IZA), Bart Hobijn (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco) and Powen She (University of Essex)
  • Journal European Economic Review, 2015
  • Discussion Paper No. 246

Matching, sorting, and the distributional effects of international trade

  • Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh), Gene M Grossman (Princeton University) and Elhanan Helpman (Harvard University and CIFAR)
  • Journal of Political Economy, 2015
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Cognitive Discrimination - A Benchmark Experimental Study

  • Michele Belot (University of Edinburgh)
  • Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics, 2015
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A Circular Economy Model of Economic Growth

  • Donald George (University of Edinburgh), Brian Chi-ang Lin (National Chengchi University) and Yunmin Chen (Academia Sinica)
  • Environmental Modelling & Software, 2015
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Class-size Reduction Policies and the Quality of Entering Teachers

Money Cycles

  • Andrew Clausen (University of Edinburgh) and Carlo Strub (University of St Gallen)
  • International Economic Review, 2015
  • Discussion Paper 249

Price Distortions under Coarse Reasoning with Frequent Trade

  • Jakub Steiner (University of Edinburgh) and Colin Stewart (University of Toronto)
  • Journal of Economic Theory, 2015
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Did the junk food tax make the Hungarians eat healthier?

  • Aniko Biro (University of Edinburgh)
  • Journal 'Food Policy', 2015
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Marriage as a Rat Race: Noisy Pre-Marital Investments with Assortative Matching

  • Ed Hopkins (University of Edinburgh) and V. Bhaskar
  • Journal of Political Economy, 2015, p. 1-38

Efficient Competition through Cheap Talk: The Case of Competing Auctions

  • Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh) and Kyungmin Kim (University of Iowa)
  • Journal Econometrica, 2015
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Efficient Firm Dynamics in a Frictional Labor Market

  • Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh) and Leo Kaas (University of Konstanz)
  • American Economic Review, 2015
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Directed Search over the Life Cycle

  • Ludo Visschers (University of Edinburgh), Guido Menzio (University of Pennsylvania and NBER) and Irina Telyukova (University of California at San Diego)
  • Journal "Review of Economic Dynamics", 2016
  • Discussion Paper

Educational spillovers and parental migration

The Spillover Effects of Monitoring: A Field Experiment

  • Michele Belot (University of Edinburgh) and Marina Schröder
  • Management Science, Vol. 62, p. 37-45
  • Discussion Paper

A comprehensive comparison of students and non-students in classic experimental games

  • Michele Belot (University of Edinburgh), Raymond Duch and Luis Miller
  • Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, February 2015
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Factor Proportions and the Growth of World Trade

  • Robert Zymek (University of Edinburgh)
  • Journal of International Economics, Volume 95, Issue 1, pp. 42–53
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Wage Adjustment in the Great Recession and Other Downturns: Evidence from the United States and GB

  • Mike Elsby, D Shin and Gary Solon
  • Journal of Labor Economics

Confidence and competence in communication

On the Importance of the Participation Margin for Labor Market Fluctuations

  • Mike Elsby, Bart Hobijn and Ayşegül Sahin
  • Journal of Monetary Economics
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Unemployment Risk and Wage Differentials

  • Ludo Visschers (University of Edinburgh) and Roberto Pinheiro
  • Journal of Economic Theory, January 2015, Vol. 157, p. 397-424
  • Available here
  • Authors' version

Meeting Technologies and Optimal Trading Mechanisms in Competitive Search Markets

  • Ludo Visschers (University of Edinburgh), Benjamin Lester and Ronald Wolthoff
  • Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 155, pp. 1-15
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  • Authors' version

The Informational Content of Surnames

  • Maia Güell (University of Edinburgh), José V. Rodríguez Mora (University of Edinburgh) and Christopher I. Telmer
  • The Review of Economic Studies, December 2014, 82 (1)
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2014

The U-shapes of Occupational Mobility

  • Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh), Frane Groes and Iourii Manovskii
  • Review of Economic Studies, October 2014, Vol. 82, Issue 2, p. 659-692

Parental Leave and Mothers` Careers: The Relative Importance of Job Protection and Cash Benefits

  • Andreas Steinhauer (University of Edinburgh), Analia Schlosser, Rafael Lalive, and Josef Zweimuller
  • Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 81, Issue 1, p. 219-265
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How do Principals Assign Students to Teachers?

  • Steven Dieterle (University of Edinburgh), Cassandra M. Guarino, Mark Reckas,e and Jeffrey Wooldridge
  • Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, July 2014, Vol. 34, Issue 1, p. 32-58

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Price formation in a matching market with targeted offers

  • Jozsef Sakovics (University of Edinburgh)
  • Games and Economic Behavior, May 2014, Vol. 81, p. 161-177

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Cycles and Instability in a Rock-Paper-Scissors Population Game: A Continuous Time Experiment

  • Ed Hopkins (University of Edinburgh), Timothy N. Cason, and Daniel Friedman
  • Review of Economic Studies, January 2014, Vol. 81, Issue 1, p. 112-136
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2013

Determinants of H1N1 vaccination uptake in England

  • Aniko Biro (University of Edinburgh)
  • Preventive Medicine, August 2013, Vol. 57, Issue 2, p. 140-142

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Precautionary Demand for Money in a Monetary Business Cycle Model

  • Ludo Visschers (University of Edinburgh) and Irina Telyukova (UCSD)
  • Journal of Monetary Economics, 2013, Vol. 60, Issue 8, p. 900-916
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Eliciting Information from a Large Population

  • Kohei Kawamura (University of Edinburgh)
  • Journal of Public Economics, July 2013, Vol. 103, p. 44-54
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On the Difference Between Social and Private Good

  • Philipp Kircher (University of Edinburgh), Sandra Ludwig and Alvaro Sandroni
  • B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, June 2013, Vol. 13, Issue 1, p. 151-177
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Discount rates and the education gradient in mammography in the UK

  • Aniko Bíró (University of Edinburgh)
  • Health Economics, January 2013, Vol. 22, Issue 9, p. 1021-1036
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Two Studies on the Interplay between Social Preferences and Individual Biological Features

  • Santiago Sánchez-Pagés (University of Edinburgh) and Enrique Turiegano
  • Behaviour, 2013, Vol. 150, p. 713-735
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An indirect detrimental effect of non-discrimination clauses

  • Kohei Kawamura (University of Edinburgh) and József Sákovics (University of Edinburgh)
  • Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2014, Vol. 61, Issue 5, p. 487-501
  • Discussion Paper No. 221
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Revealed cardinal preference

  • József Sákovics (University of Edinburgh)
  • Economic Theory Bulletin, May 2013, Vol. 1, Issue 1, p. 39-45

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Co-payments, gatekeeping, and the utilization of outpatient public and private care at age 50 and above in Europe

  • Aniko Bíró (University of Edinburgh)
  • Health Policy, June 2013, Vol. 111, Issue 1, p. 24-33
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