Our research strengths are in dynamic macroeconomics, choice theory, bounded rationality, game theory, expectations and learning, competition and innovation and climate change. We support two research centres - the Centre for Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis (CDMA) and the Centre for Research in Industry, Enterprise, Finance and the Firm (CRIEFF), and we are also actively involved in the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE).

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Recent Submissions

  • Optimal robust bilateral trade : risk neutrality 

    Čopič, Jernej; Ponsati Obiols, Clara (2016-05) - Journal article
    A risk neutral seller and buyer with private information bargain over an indivisible item. We prove that optimal robust bilateral trade mechanisms are payoff equivalent to non-wasteful randomized posted prices.
  • Good politicians' distorted incentives 

    Negri, Margherita (University of St Andrews, 2017-05-06) - Working or discussion paper
    I construct a political agency model that provides a new explanation for sub-optimal policy making decisions by incumbents. I show that electoral incentives can induce politicians to address less relevant issues, disregarding ...
  • Preferential votes and minority representation 

    Negri, Margherita (University of St Andrews, 2017-05-13) - Working or discussion paper
    Under open list proportional representation, voters vote both for a party and for some candidates within its list (preferential vote). Seats are assigned to parties in proportion to their votes and, within parties, to the ...
  • Socio-economic determinants of child and juvenile sex ratios in India : A longitudinal analysis 

    Saxena, Vibhor; Bhattacharya, P.C. (2017) - Working or discussion paper
    The paper examines the determinants of the child and juvenile sex ratios in India in a multivariate framework, using district level data from the 1981, 1991, and 2001 Indian population censuses. The results strongly suggest ...
  • The local environment shapes refugee integration : evidence from post-war Germany 

    Braun, Sebastian Till; Dwenger, Nadja (University of St Andrews, 2017-05-30) - Working or discussion paper
    This paper studies how the local environment in receiving counties affected the economic, social, and political integration of the eight million expellees who arrived in West Germany after World War II. We first document ...

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