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Balancing national objectives and settling rivalries. Towards a new European asylum system?

We offer a holistic view (and formal representation) of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), in which the national objectives of the states emerge in terms of trade-off between control and respect of the asylum seekers’ human rights. Control of … Continua a leggere

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Is Volatility Good for Growth?. Evidence from the G7

We provide empirical support for an analytical DSGE model with nominal wage stickiness where growth is driven by learning-by-doing and money shocks and their variance are allowed to impact on long-run output growth. In our theoretical model the variance of … Continua a leggere

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Lump-Sum Taxes in a R&D Model 

Is it possible to increase growth and welfare by raising taxes anddisposing of the tax revenues? We show this may indeed be the case in a simple model with endogenous technical change, represented by an increase in the variety of … Continua a leggere

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Factor Income Taxation in a Horizontal Innovation Model

We consider the optimal factor income taxation in a standard R&D model with technical change represented by an increase in the variety of intermediate goods. We show that the model has no transitional dynamics. Redistributing the tax burden from labor … Continua a leggere

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What are we learning from the life satisfaction literature ?

The recent availability of cross-sectional and longitudinal survey data on life satisfaction in a large number of countries gives us the opportunity to verify empirically (and not just to assume) what matters for individuals and what economists and policymakers should … Continua a leggere

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Productivity growth and volatility: how important are wage and price rigidities?

We study the implications of having diferent sources of nominal rigidities on the relationship between productivity growth and shocks volatility in a model with procyclical R&D and imperfect competition in goods and labour markets. We show that the efects of … Continua a leggere

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La tutela del minore straniero

Questo articolo si propone di analizzare gli aspetti legali relativi alla tutela del minore straniero, oggetto di numerosi dibattiti da diverse anni negli stati occidentali. L’aumento dei flussi migratori, provenienti soprattutto dall’Europa centro-orientale ed attualmente l’ondata migratoria proveniente dal nord … Continua a leggere

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Programma “bolsa famίlia” e microcredito in Brasile

Una caratteristica peculiare della politica economica brasiliana è la grande quantità di denaro pubblico che viene investito in Programmi di Trasferimento di Reddito con l’obiettivo di ridurre la povertà e la disuguaglianza. Scopo di questo capitolo è analizzare i Programmi … Continua a leggere

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On signaling and ethical goods

In this paper, we investigate the possibility that a non-ethical firm may disguise itself as ethical in order to take advantage of the consumer’s higher willingness to pay for ethical goods. Using a signaling model `a la Spence, we show … Continua a leggere

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Wage and employment in a stochastic model of union behaviour

In this paper we emphasise the variability of the unemployment benefit system as a measure of benefit uncertainty and analyse its effects on the labour market. Higher unemployment benefits gives  stronger power to the union in collective bargaining over wages. … Continua a leggere

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