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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between democracy and economic growth in 30 Sub-Saharan African countries. As our proxy for democracy we first use the democracy index constructed by Freedom House... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Abstract: Despite being enshrined in law, social security contributions in China change from city to city and many firms pay little if nothing, reveal Xiaolei Qian and Russell Smyth.
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Abstract: Sarabia et al. (1999) present a basic model to create ordered families of Lorenz curves, along with basic theorems that describe the conditions for the models to satisfy the definition of the Lorenz c... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper examines the impact of military expenditure and income on external debt for a panel of six Middle Eastern countries; namely, Oman, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, and Jordan, over the period 1... More
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Date: 2007
Language: eng
Abstract: We present two new Lorenz curve families by using the basic model proposed by Sarabia, Castillo and Slottje (1999). We present estimations which show that the models in our new families are very effic... More
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Date: 2006
Language: eng
Abstract: International visitor arrivals from Malaysia’s ten major source markets are examined using Lagrange Multiplier (LM) unit root tests with one and two structural breaks to ascertain if shocks to the tim... More
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Date: 2006
Language: eng
Abstract: Financial sector development may contribute to economic growth by facilitating capital accumulation and by improving productivity. This paper investigates empirically the contribution that financial d... More
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Date: 2006
Language: eng
Abstract: Much has been written about workplace incentives and employee satisfaction, but few surveys have addressed the needs and desires of workers in China. This study by Ingrid Nielsen and Russell Smyth ans... More
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Date: 2006
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper examines job satisfaction and incentive structures among China's urban workforce. The main determinants of job satisfaction are found to be age, education, occupation and personal income. T... More
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Date: 2006
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper tests Wagner's law of increasing state activity using panels of Chinese provinces. The paper's main methodological contribution is in that we employ for the first time in the literature on ... More
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Date: 2006
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between the female labour force participation rate and total fertility rate for the G7 countries over the period 1960 to 2004 using panel unit root, panel cointegr... More
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Date: 2005
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper applies univariate and panel data unit root tests to annual panel data for 182 countries over the period 1979-2000 to examine the stationarity properties of per capita energy consumption. T... More
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Date: 2005
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper draws on a unique data set collected in audits in 2001 and 2002 by the Bureau of Labour and Social Security in Shanghai to examine why firms in Shanghai comply or over-comply with social in... More
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Date: 2005
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper examines the linkage between aggregate real output, capital, labour, education, and productivity within a growth accounting framework for 27 Chinese provinces between 1990 and 2000. The res... More
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Date: 2005
Language: eng
Abstract: Studies in the economics of crime literature have reached mixed conclusions on the deterrence hypothesis. One explanation which has been offered for the failure to find evidence of a deterrent effect ... More
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Date: 2005
Language: eng
Abstract: Extensive evidence on the prevalence of calendar effects suggests that there exists abnormal returns, but some recent studies have concluded that calendar effects have largely disappeared. In spite of... More
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Date: 2004
Language: eng
Abstract: In this paper we use a global optimization technique developed by Bai and Perron (1998) to estimate both the number and location of structural breaks in dissenting opinions on the United States Suprem... More
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Date: 2004
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper examines whether subjective economic assessments have any impact on support for further market reforms among China's urban population, utilizing a large survey of 10,700 people across 32 ci... More
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Date: 2004
Language: eng
Abstract: We examine the unit root properties of 16 Australian macroeconomic time series using monthly data spanning the period 1960 to 2004. In addition to the standard Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) test, we i... More
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Date: 2004
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper aims to extend understanding of employer responses to social protection regulations enacted by government to insure the wellbeing and security of employees. By utilizing firm specific data ... More
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Date: 2004
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper aims to extend understanding of employer responses to social protection regulations enacted by government to insure the wellbeing and security of employees. By utilizing firm specific data ... More
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Date: 2003
Language: eng
Abstract: This paper empirically estimates a murder supply equation for the United States from 1965 to 2001 within a cointegration and error correction framework. Our findings suggest that any support for the d... More
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