Discussion Papers

The Discussion Paper Series of the Department of Economics of the University of Bern is included in the international database for economic publications, RePEc. Since 1990, the Discussion Papers serve as an outlet for economists and students of the Department of Economics to present their research, even if it is still in the working paper state, to an international public. The contributions presented in the Discussion Paper Series are published amongst others on this website as well as on EconPapers.

  Autors
Paper
DP 1015
Eberhard Feess, Michael Gerfin, Gerd Muehlheusser
Contracts as Rent-Seeking Devices: Evidence from German Soccer
DP 1014
Christian Almer, Ralph Winkler
Strategic behavior in IEAs: When and why countries joined the Kyoto Protocol
DP 1013
Maik T. Schneider, Ralph Winkler
Growth and Welfare under Endogenous Lifetime
DP 1012
Michael Gerfin, Boris Kaiser
The Effects of Immigration on Wages: An Application of the Structural Skill-Cell Approach
DP 1011
Reto Foellmi
Inequality and Aggregate Savings in the Neoclassical Growth Model
DP 1010
Reto Foellmi, Rina Rosenblatt-Wisch, Klaus Reiner Schenk-Hoppé
Consumption Paths under Prospect Utility in an Optimal Growth Model
DP 1009
Reto Foellmi, Christian Hepenstrick, Josef Zweimüller
Non-homothetic preferences, parallel imports and the extensive margin of international trade
DP 1008
Georg Müller-Fürstenberger, Gunter Stephan
What Really Matters: Discounting, Technological Change and Sustainable Climate
DP 1007
Maik T. Schneider, Christian Traeger, Ralph Winkler
Trading Off Generations: Infinitely-Lived Agent Versus OLG
DP 1006
Reto Foellmi, Manuel Oechslin
Market Imperfections, Wealth Inequality, and the Distribution of Trade Gains
DP 1005
Reto Foellmi, Josef Zweimüller
Mass versus Exclusive Goods, and Formal-Sector Employment
DP 1004
Philipp Ackermann
External Price Benchmarking vs. Price Negotiation for Pharmaceuticals
DP 1003
Philipp Ackermann
Litigation and Settlement under Court Error
DP 1002
Philipp Ackermann
Loyalty Rewards and Monopoly Pricing
DP 1001
Winand Emons
Incentive Compatible Reimbursement Schemes for Physicians
  Autors
Paper
DP 0707
Andras Niedermayer
On Platforms, Incomplete Contracts, and Open Source Software
DP 0706
Simon Loertscher, Andras Niedermayer
When is Seller Price Setting with Linear Fees Optimal for Intermediaries?
DP 0705
Gregor Baeurle, Daniel Burren
A Note on Business Cycle Accounting
DP 0704
Beatriz Gaitan, Terry L. Roe
Path Interdependence in a Dynamic Two Country Heckscher-Ohlin Model
DP 0703
Harris Dellas, Ana Fernandes
Finance and Competition
DP 0702
Winand Emons, Claude Fluet
Accuracy versus Falsification Costs: The optimal Amount of Evidence under different Procedures
DP 0701
Andras Niedermayer, Daniel Niedermayer
Applying Markowitz's Critical Line Algorithm
  Autors
Paper
DP 0419
Winand Emons
Playing It Safe with Low Conditional Fees versus Being Insured by High Contingent Fees
DP 0418
Martin Wagner, Georg Müller-Fürstenberger
The Carbon Kuznets Curve: A Cloudy Picture Emitted by Bad Econometrics?
DP 0417
Alain Egli
On Holders, Blades and Other Tie-In Sales
DP 0416
Martin Wagner, Jaroslava Hlouskova
What's Really the Story with this Balassa-Samuelson Effect in the CEECs?
DP 0415
Wolfgang Drobetz, Gabrielle Wanzenried
What Determines the Speed of Adjustment to the Target Capital Structure?
DP 0414
Robert E. Leu, Martin Schellhorn
The evolution of income-related health inequalities in Switzerland over time
DP 0413
Robert E. Leu, Martin Schellhorn
The evolution of income-related inequalities in health care utilization in Switzerland over time
DP 0412
Stefan Beiner, Markus Schmid, Gabrielle Wanzenried
Product Market Competition, Managerial Inventives, and Firm Valuation
DP 0411
Eberhard Feess, Bernd Frick, Gerd Muehlheusser
Legal Restrictions on Buyout Fees: Theory and Evidence from German Soccer
DP 0410
Gerd Muehlheusser, Andreas Roider
Black Sheep and Walls of Silence
DP 0409
Winand Emons
Conditional versus Contingent Fees
DP 0408
Robert Aebi, Klaus Neusser, Peter Steiner
Equilibrium Mobility
DP 0407
Winand Emons, Nuno Garoupa
The Economics of US-style Contingent Fees and UK-style Conditional Fees
DP 0406
Roland Hodler
Redistribution to Rent Seekers, Foreign Aid and Economic Growth
DP 0405
Juerg Schweri
Does it pay to be a good student? Results from the Swiss graduate labour market
DP 0404
Roland Hodler
The Curse of Natural Resources in Fractionalized Countries
DP 0403
Martin Wagner, Jaroslava Hlouskova
CEEC Growth Projections: Certainly Necessary and Necessarily Uncertain
DP 0402
Martin Schellhorn
Wählbare Selbstbehalte in der Krankenversicherung der Schweiz: Nachfragesteuerung oder Selektion?
DP 0401
Manfred Deistler, Klaus Neusser
Prognose uni- und multivariater Zeitreihen
  Autors
Paper
DP 0320
Simon Lörtscher
Monopolistic Intermediation in the Gehrig (1993) Search Model Revisited
DP 0319
Andrea Ichino, Gerd Muehlheusser
How often should you open the door? Optimal monitoring to screen heterogeneous agents
DP 0318
Michael Gerfin, Robert E. Leu, Reto Nyffeler
Berufliche Weiterbildung in der Schweiz
DP 0317
Michael Gerfin
Firm-sponsored Work-Related Training in Frictional Labour Markets: An empirical analysis for Switzerland
DP 0316
Michael Gerfin
Work-Related Training and Wages: An empirical analysis for male workers in Switzerland
DP 0315
Winand Emons
Escalating Penalties for Repeat Offenders
DP 0314
Gabrielle Wanzenried
How Feminine is Corporate America?
DP 0313
Dietmar Bauer, Martin Wagner
On Polynomial Cointegration in the State Space Framework
DP 0312
Dietmar Bauer, Martin Wagner
A Canonical Form for Unit Root Processes in the State Space Framework
DP 0311
Kurt Schmidheiny
Income Segregation and Local Progressive Taxation: Empirical Evidence from Switzerland
DP 0310
Christian Ghiglino
Wealth inequality and dynamic stability
DP 0309
Patricia Funk, Gabrielle Wanzenried
Product Market Competition and Executive Compensation: An Empirical Investigation
DP 0308
Dietmar Bauer, Martin Wagner
The Performance of Subspace Algorithm Cointegration Analysis: A Simulation Study
DP 0307
Thomas Liebi
The Demand for Tests
DP 0306
Alan S. Manne, Gunter Stephan
Global Climate Change and the Equity-Efficiency Puzzle
DP 0305
Gabrielle Wanzenried
Capital Structure Inertia and CEO Compensation
DP 0304
Michael Gerfin, Robert E. Leu
The Impact of In-Work Benefits on Poverty and Household Labour Supply. A simulation study for Switzerland
DP 0303
Michael Gerfin, Michael Lechner, Heidi Steiger
Does subsidised temporary employment get the unemployed back to work? An econometric analysis of two different schemes
DP 0302
Aleksander Berentsen, Esther Brügger, Simon Lörtscher
On Cheating and Whistle-Blowing
DP 0301
Gunter Stephan, Georg Müller-Fürstenberger
Does Distribution Matter? When Flexibility, Equity and Efficiency in Greenhouse Gas Abatement
  Autors
Paper
DP 0220
Robert Aebi, Klaus Neusser, Peter Steiner
A Large Deviation Approach to the Measurement of Mobility
DP 0219
Harris Dellas, George Tavlas
Wage Rigidity and Monetary Union
DP 0218
Harris Dellas, Martin K. Hess
Financial development and stock returns: A cross country analysis
DP 0217
Fabrice Collard, Harris Dellas
Technology Shocks and Employment
DP 0216
Kurt Schmidheiny
Equilibrium and Stratification with Local Income Taxation when Households Differ in both Preferences and Incomes
DP 0215
Kurt Schmidheiny
Income Stratifcation in Multi-Community Models
DP 0214
Gabrielle Wanzenried
Signaling with Capital Structure Revisited
DP 0213
Christian Ghiglino, Marielle Olszak-Duquenne
The impact of heterogeneity on indeterminacy
DP 0212
Jaroslava Hlouskova, Kurt Schmidheiny, Martin Wagner
Multistep Predictions from Multivariate ARMA-GARCH: Models and their Value for Portfolio Management
DP 0211
Winand Emons
Subgame Perfect Punishment for Repeat Offenders
DP 0210
Martin Wagner
A Comparison of Johansen's, Bierens and the Subspace Algorithm Method for Cointegration Analysis
DP 0209
Gabrielle Wanzenried
Capital Structure Dynamics in UK and Continental Europe
DP 0208
Sandra Nocera, Gabrielle Wanzenried
On the Dynamics of Physician Density; Theory and Empirical Evidence for Switzerland
DP 0207
Thomas Liebi
Monitoring Eco-Labels: You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing
DP 0206
Simon Lörtscher, Michael Manz
Information and Barometric Prices: An Explanation for Price Stickiness
DP 0205
Dietmar Bauer, Martin Wagner
Asymptotic Properties of Pseudo Maximum Likelihood EstimateKopierens for Multiple Frequency I(1) Processes
DP 0204
Dietmar Bauer, Martin Wagner
A Canonical Form for Unit Root Processes in the State Space Framework
DP 0203
Michael Manz
Coordination Failure and Financial Contagion
DP 0202
Winand Emons, George Sheldon
The Market for Used Cars: A New Test of the Lemons Model
DP 0201
Thomas Liebi
Trusting Labels: A Matter of Numbers?