A New Explanation of the Historical Growth of Government in Europe: The Role of Labor Costs
We document a robust positive correlation between the size of government and the labor share of income in data from European countries covering the period 1869-1975. Following Facchini et al (2017), we interpret this correlation as evidence that labor costs drive public spending.
An analytical framework for retailer price and advertising decisions for products with temperature-sensitive demand
Characterizing the hedging policies of commodity price-sensitive corporations
Commodities risk premier and regional integration in gas-exporting countries
Competition and credit procyclicality in European banking
This paper empirically assesses how competition in the banking sector affects credit procyclicality by estimating both an interacted panel VAR model using macroeconomic data and a single-equation model with bank-level data.
Contagion and Bond Pricing : The Case of the ASEAN Region
Do Spot Prices Predict Futures Prices?
This article examines issues of linear and non-linear causality between energy (oil) prices and agricultural commodities spot and futures prices.