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Contracts, hold-up, and exports: Textiles and opium in colonial India
(American Economic Review, 2008-12-01)
Trade and export, it is argued, spur economic growth. This paper studies the microeconomics of exporting. We build a heuristic model of transactions between exporters and producers and relate it to East India Company (EIC) ...
Carbon mitigation costs for the commercial building sector: Discrete-continuous choice analysis of multifuel energy demand
(Resource and Energy Economics, 2008-12-01)
We estimate a carbon mitigation cost curve for the U.S. commercial sector based on econometric estimation of the responsiveness of fuel demand and equipment choices to energy price changes. The model econometrically estimates ...
Modeling endogenous technological change for climate policy analysis
(Energy Economics, 2008-11-01)
The approach used to model technological change in a climate policy model is a critical determinant of its results in terms of the time path of CO2 prices and costs required to achieve various emission reduction goals. We ...
How actions create--not just reveal--preferences.
(Trends Cogn Sci, 2008-01)
The neo-classical economics view that behavior is driven by - and reflective of - hedonic utility is challenged by psychologists' demonstrations of cases in which actions do not merely reveal preferences but rather create ...
Man's search for meaning: The case of Legos
(Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2008-09-01)
We investigate how perceived meaning influences labor supply. In a laboratory setting, we manipulate the perceived meaning of simple, repetitive tasks and find a strong influence on subjects' labor supply. Despite the fact ...