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Universität München Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung

Works: 318 works in 373 publications in 1 language and 6,365 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
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Classifications: HD87, 338.9
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Most widely held works by Universität München
Economic policy by Centre for Economic Policy Research (Great Britain)( )

in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CESifo forum by CESifo( )

in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public finance and public choice : two contrasting visions of the state by James M Buchanan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, based on a week-long symposium at the University of Munich's Center for Economic Studies, two leading scholars of governmental economics debate their divergent perspectives on the role of government and its fiscal functions."--Jacket
DICE report( )

in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectrum auctions and competition in telecommunications( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2000 and 2001, several European countries carried out auctions for third generation technologies or universal mobile telephone services (UMTS) communication licenses. These "spectrum auctions" inaugurated yet another era in an industry that has already been transformed by a combination of staggering technological innovation and substantial regulatory change. Because of their spectacular but often puzzling outcomes, these spectrum auctions attracted enormous attention and invited new research on the interplay of auctions, industry dynamics, and regulation. This book collects essays on this topic by leading analysts of telecommunications and the European auction experience, all but one presented at a November 2001 CESifo conference; comments and responses are included as well, to preserve some of the controversy and atmosphere of give-and-take at the conference. The essays show the interconnectedness of two important and productive areas of modern economics, auction theory and industrial organization. Because spectrum auctions are embedded in a dynamic interaction of consumers, firms, legislation, and regulation, a multidimensional approach yields important insights. The first essays discuss strategies of stimulating new competition and the complex interplay of the political process, regulation, and competition. The later essays focus on specific spectrum auctions. Combining the empirical data these auctions provide with recent advances in microeconomic theory, they examine questions of auction design and efficiency and convincingly explain the enormous variation of revenues in different auctions
CESifo world economic survey by CESifo GmbH (München)( )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond national institutions : labor taxes and regional unemployment in Italy by Giorgio Brunello( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing monetary policy in Norway by Harald Magnus Andreassen( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge-capital meets new economic geography by Peter Egger( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nation-wide laboratory examining trust and trustworthiness by integrating behavioral experiments into representative surveys by Ernst Fehr( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typically, laboratory experiments suffer from homogeneous subject pools and selfselection biases. The usefulness of survey data is limited by measurement error and by the questionability of their behavioral relevance. Here we present a method integrating interactive experiments and representative surveys thereby overcoming crucial weaknesses of both approaches. One of the major advantages of our approach is that it allows for the integration of experiments, which require interaction among the participants, with a survey of non-interacting respondents in a smooth and inexpensive way. We illustrate the power of our approach with the analysis of trust and trustworthiness in Germany bycombining representative survey data with representative behavioral data from a social dilemma experiment. We identify which survey questions intended to elicit people s trust correlate well with behaviorally exhibited trust in the experiment. People above the age of 65, highly skilled workers and people living in bigger households exhibit less trusting behavior. Foreign citizens, Catholics and people favoring the Social Democratic Party or the Christian Democratic Party exhibit more trust. People above the age of 65 and those in good health behave more trustworthy or more altruistically,respectively. People below the age of 35, the unemployed and people who say they are in favor of none of the political parties behave less trustworthy or less altruistically, respectively
Public health care with waiting time : the role of supplementary private health care by Michael Hoel( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We consider an economy where most of the health care is publicly provided, and where there is waiting time for several types of treatments. Private health care without waiting time is an option for the patients in the public health queue. We show that although patients with low waiting costs will choose public treatment, they may be better off with waiting time than without. the reason is that waiting time induces patients with high waiting costs to choose private treatment, thus reducing the cost of public health care that everyone pays for. Even if higher quality (i.e. zero waiting time) can be achieved at no cost, the self-selection induced restribution may imply that it is socially optimal to provide health care publicly and at an inferior quality level. We give a detailed discussion of the circumstances in which it is optimal to have waiting time for public health treatment. Moreover, we study the interaction between this quality decision and the optimal tax/susidy on private health care
The Kyoto protocol : an economic and game theoretic interpretation by Parkash Chander( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calling upon both positive and normative economics, we attempt to characterize the issues at stake in the current international negotiations on climatic change. We begin (section 2) by reviewing the main features of the Protocol. Then (Section 3), we identify by means of an elementary economic model the main concepts involved: optimality, non cooperation, coalitional stability. We observe (Section 4) that business-as-us u al, no regrets and other domestic policies are alternative ways to conceive of the non cooperative equilibrium prevailing before the negotiations. Which one should be retained? Data suggest that the prevailing situation is a mixed one, exhibiting characteristics of several of these policies. We then turn (Section 5) to interpreting the Protocol. While there is no firm basis to assert that the emission quotas chosen at Kyoto correspond to optimal emissions (although they are a step in the right direction), economic and game theoretical arguments are put forward to support the view that for achieving these emission quotas, trading ensures efficiency, as well as coalitional stability for the agreement provided it is adopted at the largest scale i.e. worldwide. Finally, it is argued in Section 6 that beyond the Kyoto Protocol, the achievement of coalitionally stable optimality at the world level is a real possibility with trading, provided agreement can be reached in the future as to appropriate reference emission levels, in particular as far as developing countries are concerned
An equilibrium analysis of marriage, divorce and risk-sharing by Dan Anderberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper considers family formation and reciprocity-based cooperation in the form of sharing of earnings-risk. While risk sharing is one benefit to marriage it is also limited by divorce risk. With search in the marriage market there may be multiple equilibria diering not only in divorce rates but also in the role of marriage in providing informal insurance. Publicly prvided insurance despite potential equilibrium multiplicity, is shown to aect family formation and financial cooperation monotonically. Some aspects of the model are then tested using international survey data and a bivariate probit model with sample selection
How to run a target zone? : age old lessons from an Austro-Hungarian experiment by Marc Flandreau( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper considers what we argue was the first experiment of a exchange rate band. This experiment took place in Austria-Hungary between 1896 and 1914. The rationale of introducing this policy rested on precisely those intuitions that modern target zone literature has recently emphasized: the band was designed to secure both exchange rate stability and monetary policy autonomy. However, unlike more recent experiences, such as the ERM, this policy was not undermined by credibility problems. In other words the episode provides us with an ideal testing ground for some important ideas in modern macroeconomics: specifically, can formal rules, when faithfully adhered to, provide policy makers with some advantages such as short term flexibility? First, we find that a credible band has a "microeconomic" influence on exchange rate stability. By reducing uncertainty, a credible fluctuation band improves the quality of expectations, a channel that has
Location choice and employment decisions : a comparison of German and Swedish multinationals by Sascha O Becker( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using data for German and Swedish multinational enterprises (MNEs), this paper assesses international employment patterns. It analyzes determinants of location choice and the degree of substitutability of labor across locations. Countries with highly skilled labor forces attract German MNEs, but we find no such evidence for Swedish MNEs. This is consistent with the hypothesis that German MNEs locate production stages intensive in high-skilled labor abroad. In MNEs from either country, affiliate employment tends to substitute for employment at the parent firm. On the margin, substitutability is the strongest with respect to affiliate employment in Western Europe. A one percent larger wage gap between Germany and locations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is estimated to be associated with 900 fewer jobs in German parents and 5,000 more jobs in affiliates located in CEE. A one percent larger wage gap between Sweden and CEE is estimated to be associated with 140 fewer jobs in Swedish parents and 260 more jobs in affiliates located in CEE
Charging NOx emitters for health damages : an exploratory analysis by Denise L Mauzerall( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We present a proof-of-concept analysis of the measurement of the health damage of ozone (O3) produced from nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO NO2) emitted by individual large point sources in the eastern United States. We use a regional atmospheric model of the eastern United States, the Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions (CAMx), to quantify the variable impact that a fixed quantity of NOx emitted from individual sources can have on the downwind concentration of surface O3, depending on temperature and local biogenic hydrocarbon emissions. We also examine the dependence of resulting ozone-related health damages on the size of the exposed population. The investigation is relevant to the increasingly widely used "cap and trade" approach to NOx regulation, which presumes that shifts of emissions over time and space, holding the total fixed over the course of the summer O3 season, will have minimal effect on the environmental outcome. By contrast, we show that a shift of a unit of NOx emissions from one place or time to another could result in large changes in the health effects due to ozone formation and exposure. We indicate how the type of modeling carried out here might be used to attach externality-correcting prices to emissions. Charging emitters fees that are commensurate with the damage caused by their NOx emissions would create an incentive for emitters to reduce emissions at times and in locations where they cause the largest damage
Valuation of international oil companies : the RoACE era by Petter Osmundsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trade model with an optimal exchange rate motivated by current discussion of a Chinese renminbi float by Hui Huang( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spilling over and crowding out : the effects of public sector/private sector convergence and competition in the provision of public goods by Diana Barrowclough( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper develops an original model of product differentiation, to contribute to the debate about the regulation and finance of public television. It goes beond the conventional analysis in this topic, by showing the spillover effects that a public broadcaster can have upon commercial broadcasters. It shows how the existence of a public-financed, free-to-air channel (such as the BBC) can affect the behaviour of advertiser-financed, free-to-air channels (such as the ITV). In particlar, it shows what happens if the output of the public channel converges with that offered by private firms, so that it becomes less distinctive; and or it introduces advertising
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Public finance and public choice : two contrasting visions of the state
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Center for Economic Studies

Center for Economic Studies at Ludwig Maximilians University (München)

Center for Economic Studies (CES)

Center for Economic Studies (München)


CES (Center for Economic Studies ; München)

CES München


Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Center for Economic Studies

Universität München Center for Economic Studies

Universität München Institute for Economic Research

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Spectrum auctions and competition in telecommunications