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  • Stand in the wind: Market power reformation during uncertain periods 

    Wang, Heng; Wei, Siqi; Zhu, Xiaoyang (Elsevier Inc., 2023-03-01)
    Economic policy uncertainty affects firm dynamics and profitability, and thus imposes an impact on firm markups and market power. Using quarterly data of the U.S. publicly listed firms over 1985Q1 to 2020Q3, this paper ...
  • Financial development and declining market dynamics: Another dark side of “too much finance”? 

    Zhu, Xiaoyang (Springer, 2022-11-06)
    This paper empirically investigates whether financial development has played a role in the rise of market concentration over the past decades. Using an industry-level panel of 41 countries over the period 1989–2010, we ...
  • Regional house price co-movement in the USA: the medium cycle is not the business cycle 

    Miles, William (Springer Nature, 2022-08-02)
    Co-movement in different regional housing markets has implications for portfolio management, as well as the effectiveness of monetary and other policies. Such co-movement has thus been the subject of several previous ...
  • The Northern Ireland housing market: would unification with the south be problematic? 

    Miles, William R. (AccessEcon LLC, 2022-02-20)
    Recent political events such as Brexit, as well as changing demographics have made the unification of Northern Ireland and the Republic likelier than recently thought possible. Unification would require addressing many ...
  • FinTech and capital allocation efficiency: Another equity-efficiency dilemma? 

    Xie, Xueyan; Zhu, Xiaoyang (Elsevier, 2022-05-22)
    The emergence of financial technology (FinTech) introduces new tools and solutions to lending and equity markets, and has significantly increased the accessibility of marginal firms to funds, a property known as financial ...
  • Complex and entangled public policy: Here be dragons in Emergence, Entanglement, and Political Economy 

    Devereaux, Abigail (Springer, Cham, 2020-12-05)
    The tools and concepts of the emerging field of complexity science—like agent-based modeling, network theory, and machine learning—can offer powerful insights to economists and crafters of public policy. Complexity science ...
  • Scottish home prices: Compatible with Euro membership? 

    Miles, William (Universita Carlo Cattaneo, 2021)
    Although the Scottish electorate voted down independence in 2014, Brexit has led to renewed calls from Scottish political leaders for a second referendum. Scottish independence would likely lead to joining the European ...
  • The impact of parental migration on social identity - A framed field experiment with left-behind children in China 

    Wang, Siyu; Xu, Hui (Elsevier, 2021-07-01)
    Recent studies suggest that an estimated 61 million rural migrants in China were living outside their hometowns with their children left behind. We examine the impact of parental migration on the social identity among ...
  • Discrimination patterns through mortgage loan originations in the U.S. 

    Garcés, Lucas (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Are there any discrimination patterns in mortgage lending based on race and ethnicity across the U.S.? The main objective of this study is to examine whether the probability of loan application rejection differs across ...
  • Research and development: The easy way to reduce income inequality 

    Featherstone, Monica (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Increasing awareness of income inequality has provoked discussions of the detriment to society and what can or should be done about it. This paper uncovers a focus area where resources can be used to decrease income ...
  • Splitting up: What happens when a company splits their stock? 

    McTigue, Brian (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Stock splits have evolved over the past decades as the methods of investing have changed. These changes in methods revolve mostly around how individuals buy stock and how the stock purchasing process plays out. Because of ...
  • Government and public debt in South Asia: Borrow now, worry later? 

    Acharya, Ashruta (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Debt levels worldwide have reached an alarming level especially in the wake of the pandemic and public and private efforts to revive economies by spending more. As the debt-to-GDP ratios of many developed countries exceed ...
  • Intention or request: The impact of message structures 

    Wang, Siyu; Flannery, Timothy (MDPI, 2021-02)
    This paper investigates how different message structures impact communication strategy as well as sender and receiver behavior. Specifically, we focus on comparing communication games with messages stating an intention ...
  • The dynamics of house prices and income in the UK 

    Miles, William (Global Social Science Institute, 2020)
    Asset prices and fundamentals can move apart, as is the case during bubble episodes. However, they should exhibit a stable relationship in the long run. For UK housing, previous studies have investigated whether house ...
  • Convergence in the Eurozone: Progress Towards the Goal? 

    Miles, William (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020-09-23)
    Convergence in per capita income across member countries is a stated goal of the European Union. This goal applies, of course, to all eurozone nations. The impact of a common currency on income convergence is both theoretically ...
  • House price convergence in the euro zone: a pairwise approach 

    William, Miles (Elsevier, 2020-07-29)
    The adoption of the euro common currency was expected to lead to convergence for a number of economic and financial variables across national borders, including house prices. We apply a probabilistic pairwise approach to ...
  • The digital Wild West: on social entrepreneurship in extended reality 

    Devereaux, Abigail N. (Emerald, 2020-07-10)
    Purpose: Our central thesis is that the dynamic, immersive and agile nature of extended reality (XR) both provides an unusually fertile ground for the development of alternative forms of governance and essentially necessitates ...
  • Energy efficiency: Indicator, estimation, and a new idea 

    Chen, Ku Hsieh; Cheng, Jen-Chi; Lee, Joe Ming; Li, Liou Yuan; Peng, Sheng Yu (MDPI AG, 2020-06-17)
    Energy efficiency has long been an important issue to the global economic and political theaters; however, searching for an effective and concise measure for efficiency remains a contentious and intriguing topic. There are ...
  • On the effectiveness of devaluation to overcome tariff barriers to trade 

    Engelland, Bryce (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    The Sino-American trade war has brought renewed research into the subject of international trade disputes, as well as a display of tactics rarely seen outside of the theoretical. Notably, during the summer of 2019 China ...
  • Determinants of money supply in Nepal 

    Acharya, Ashruta (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    INTRODUCTION: The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is one of the least developed nations in the world. Following a long history of political instability due to Maoist insurgency and governmental instability as well as ...

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