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   Foreign expansion, competition, and bank risk
VoxEU - Vox Talks
20-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/foreign-expansion-competition-and-bank-risk

There is a general consensus that lax monetary policy and banking globalisation were two critical factors behind the Global Crisis. This column explores how banks’ decisions to enter foreign markets impacted their individual and systemic risk. Results from a sample of European banks suggest that b....
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   Strikes and local politics
VoxEU - Vox Talks
20-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/strikes-and-local-politics

Conflicts in the labour market are detrimental to economic growth and welfare. Sweden was among the countries with the highest incidents of industrial disputes in the 1920s, but experienced declining levels from the 1930s onward. Using Swedish data from 1919 to 1938, this column shows that towns wit....
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   Cross-country differences in risk attitudes towards financial investment
VoxEU - Vox Talks
21-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/cross-country-differences-risk-attitudes-towards-financial-investment

Despite a considerable premium on equity compared to risk-free assets, many households do not own any financial investments. Personal risk preferences play a crucial role in understanding this economic behaviour. This column analyses financial risk attitudes across 15 countries and identifies releva....
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   Immigrant entrepreneurship in America
VoxEU - Vox Talks
21-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/immigrant-entrepreneurship-america

There is a contentious global debate surrounding the impact of immigrants on local labour markets. One less contentious aspect has been the notion that immigrant entrepreneurs can have major positive effects for the host economy. This column uses novel US data to explore how immigrant entrepreneurs ....
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   The costs of macroprudential policy
VoxEU - Vox Talks
21-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/costs-macroprudential-policy

Central banks have increasingly relied on macroprudential measures to manage the financial cycle, but their effects on the core objectives of monetary policy to stabilise output and inflation are largely unknown. This column shows that the output costs of changes in maximum loan-to-value ratios are ....
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   'Unexpected' employment effects of motherhood
VoxEU - Vox Talks
22-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/do-women-anticipate-employment-effects-motherhood-evidence-and-implications

Despite women having surpassed men in earning college degrees, having children later than ever, and accumulating increasing amounts of on-the-job experience, convergence in labour force participation between men and women has stalled. This column argues that one reason for this is women failing to a....
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   Why friends give but do not want to receive money
VoxEU - Vox Talks
23-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/why-friends-give-do-not-want-receive-money

Although money may be a taboo topic amongst friends, one’s social networks can offer help in times of personal financial straits. This column examines people’s willingness to borrow money from or lend to close friends for everyday purchases and finds that friends are much more willing to lend th....
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   The influence of leaders on criminal decisions
VoxEU - Vox Talks
23-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/influence-leaders-criminal-decisions

Many policies to tackle youth involvement in crime have been suggested over the years. This column argues that being ‘socially’ close to criminal leaders strongly affects a person’s involvement in crime. Focusing on criminal activities in schools in the US, it shows that a policy that removes ....
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   Tax bargaining
VoxEU - Vox Talks
24-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/tax-bargaining

The OECD estimates that more than $100 billon is lost each year to tax avoidance by MNEs. One way that firms do this is by using their size and mobility to bargain for tax breaks. This column uses French data to identify the nature of such bargaining. It finds that the scale of the projected tax pay....
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   Underemployment in the US and Europe
VoxEU - Vox Talks
24-Sep-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/underemployment-us-and-europe

The most widely available measure of underemployment is the share of involuntary part-time workers in total employment. This column argues that this does not fully capture the extent of worker dissatisfaction with currently contracted hours. An underemployment index measuring how many extra or fewer....
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   The impact of the Brexit vote on European Capital Markets Union
VoxEU - Vox Talks
18-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/impact-brexit-vote-european-capital-markets-union

The Brexit vote was a clear setback in the effort to integrate European capital markets. It slowed down the implementation of the Capital Markets Union agenda to avoid pre-empting the Brexit negotiations, and risks an inefficient break-up in the activities of clearing houses that deal in euro-denomi....
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   Higher growth needed in Latin America and the Caribbean
VoxEU - Vox Talks
19-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/higher-growth-needed-latin-america-and-caribbean

The rate of economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean in coming years is predicted to be below that of the rest of the world and substantially below that of the fast-growing countries of emerging Asia. This column looks at the drivers behind these growth gaps. To converge more rapidly to hi....
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   The role of the ECB in the reform proposals in CEPR Policy Insight 91
VoxEU - Vox Talks
19-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/role-ecb-reform-proposals-cepr-policy-insight-91

One criticism of the recent CEPR Policy Insight on euro area reform is its supposed silence on the role of the ECB. In this column,  which we add to VoxEU's Euro Area Reform debate, two of the authors of the Policy Insight argue that the reforms proposed in it actually have significant implication....
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   Barriers to trade in services reduce multinational production
VoxEU - Vox Talks
19-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/barriers-trade-services-reduce-multinational-production

Multinational enterprises that produce goods rely on services to organise their value chain, so barriers to investment in services are likely to affect their production. The column uses a new and comprehensive OECD database to measure the share of services in the exports of multinational enterprises....
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   Gaining competitiveness through trade credit
VoxEU - Vox Talks
20-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/gaining-competitiveness-through-trade-credit

Firms have responded to increased competitive pressures due to globalisation in various ways. This column suggests another margin of adjustment – provision of trade credit. It shows that extending trade credit attenuates the price response to increased competition. Ignoring the trade credit channe....
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   International transmission of monetary policy via banks
VoxEU - Vox Talks
20-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/international-transmission-monetary-policy-banks

The channels through which one country’s monetary policy affects the international economy are still not that well understood. This column presents findings from latest project of the International Banking Research Network, which reveal that monetary policy spillover effects via bank lending are s....
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   Marx and modern microeconomics
VoxEU - Vox Talks
21-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/marx-and-modern-microeconomics

Few economists doubt that Marx flunked economics, a judgement mostly based on his labour theory of value. But this column argues that Marx’s representation of the power relationship between capital and labour in the firm is an essential insight for understanding and improving modern capitalism. In....
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   Winners and losers from rising American inequality
VoxEU - Vox Talks
21-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/winners-and-losers-rising-american-inequality

The increase in US income inequality since 1970 largely reflects gains made by households in the top 20% of the income distribution. The framework presented in this column shows that households outside of this group have suffered significant losses from forgone consumption, measured relative to a sc....
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   How communication technologies shape firm organisation and productivity
VoxEU - Vox Talks
22-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/how-communication-technologies-shape-firm-organisation-and-productivity

Research has shown that lower communication costs can act as a centralising force, prompting workers tend to rely more on the help of others and to specialise on a narrower set of tasks. This column reveals how reduced travel times resulting from a new high-speed rail transport in France fostered fu....
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   Media and resistance against authoritarian regimes
VoxEU - Vox Talks
22-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/media-and-resistance-against-authoritarian-regimes

During WWII the BBC was actively engaged in fostering opposition to the German occupation throughout Europe. This column uses data on variations in radio signal strength during the war to analyse the role played by the BBC’s “Radio Londra” programmein civilian and partisan resistance against ....
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   Blind spots and unintended consequences of the 14 economists’ Policy Insight
VoxEU - Vox Talks
11-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/blind-spots-and-unintended-consequences-14-economists-policy-insight

The recently published CEPR Policy Insight by a team of French and German economists proposes a package of reforms to make progress on risk sharing and risk reduction in the euro area. This column, which forms part of VoxEU's Euro Area Reform debate, argues that while many of the package’s ....
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   The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: Time for a reset
VoxEU - Vox Talks
11-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/european-globalisation-adjustment-fund-time-reset

It is only in the last decade that the EU has had an active policy to reintegrate workers who lost their jobs as a result of globalisation, through the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. This column assesses the performance of the Fund and makes three recommendations to improve its effectivenes....
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   How information frictions affect trade and price patterns
VoxEU - Vox Talks
11-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/how-information-frictions-affect-trade-and-price-patterns

Flows of information, though critical for the efficient functioning of markets, are often limited in reality, potentially distorting trade flows and price patterns. This column uses the transatlantic telegraph connection of 1866 to explore how changes in information frictions affected cotton markets....
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   Non-performing loans and the credit allocation mechanism
VoxEU - Vox Talks
12-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/non-performing-loans-and-credit-allocation-mechanism

It has recently been argued that high non-performing loan stocks can limit banks’ lending ability, and thus impair the effectiveness of monetary policy. This column questions this claim and argues for a more nuanced view. It points to the lack of a serious theoretical analysis of the relationship ....
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   Financial inclusion: Drivers and real effects
VoxEU - Vox Talks
12-Apr-2018
https://voxeu.org/article/financial-inclusion-drivers-and-real-effects

Research has shown that financial inclusion is closely linked to economic development and growth. However, more work is needed to establish the magnitude and channels of this effect and to pinpoint the types of financial services that have a stronger payoff without threatening financial stability. T....
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