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Rationalizing Choice with Multi-Self Models
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-05-01)
This paper studies a class of multi-self decision-making models proposed in economics, psychology, and marketing. In this class, choices arise from the set-dependent aggregation of a collection of utility functions, where ...
Testing an Informational Theory of Legislation: Evidence from the U.S. House of Representatives
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-10-09)
Using data on roll calls from the U.S. House of Representatives, this paper finds empirical support for informational theories of legislative decision-making. Consistent with the theoretical prediction, the bias of the committee ...
Exchange Rate Determination, Risk Sharing and the Asset Market View
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-12-15)
Recent research in international finance has equated changes in real exchange rates with differences between the marginal utility growths of representative agents in different economies. The asset market view of exchange ...
A Fair and Impartial Jury? The Role of Age in Jury Selection and Trial Outcomes
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-02-01)
This paper uses data from over 700 felony trials in Sarasota and Lake Counties in Florida from 2000-2010 to examine the role of age in jury selection and trial outcomes. The results of the analysis imply that prosecutors ...
Lightweight Mutual Authentication Scheme for Advanced Metering Infrastructure
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is drawing more attention due to various benefits which it brings. Compared with traditional power grid systems or advanced meter reading (AMR) systems, AMI systems possess capabilities ...
Commitment-Flexibility Trade-Off and Withdrawal Penalties
(Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID), 2012-03-01)
Withdrawal penalties are common features of time deposit contracts offered by commercial banks, as well as individual retirement accounts and employer-sponsored plans. Moreover, there is a significant amount of early withdrawals ...
Experiments, Passive Observation and Scenario Analysis: Trygve Haavelmo and the Cointegrated Vector Autoregression
(Univ. of Copenhagen Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper, 2012-11-05)
The paper provides a careful, analytical account of Trygve Haavelmo's unsystematic, but important, use of the analogy between controlled experiments common in the natural sciences and econometric techniques. The experimental ...
Economic Interdependence and International Conflict: The Implications of Membership in International Economic, Financial, and Monetary Organizations and Multilateral Preferential Trade Agreements
This paper analyzes the relationship between economic interdependence and international conflict in the post-Cold War period since 1990 through a pooled analysis of time-series cross-sectional data on militarized interstate ...
New John Wesley Letter to Charles Wesley
(Methodist History, 2012)
The Power of Policy Defaults: A Behavioral Economics View of Public School Assignment Policies & Educational Equity
The school assignment process plays a central role in shaping a student’s educational experience, which subsequently influences his or her future opportunities. Thus, school assignment policies have an impact on social equity. ...