Recent Submissions

  • Entrepreneurship, outside options and constrained 

    Galindo da Fonseca, Joao; Snoddy, Iain (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2019-05)
    The literature on search frictions has often adopted the assumption of free entry. In this paper we forgo of this restriction by proposing a more realistic framework in which individuals are constantly making the decision whether or not to open a firm. ...
  • Spouses and entrepreneurship 

    Galindo da Fonseca, Joao; Berube, Charles (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2019-05)
    Does having a spouse influence an individual’s decision to start a firm and what firms they create? The answer to this question is crucial for our understanding of how recent changes to family composition influence firm creation. We develop a model of ...
  • Unemployment, entrepreneurship and firm outcomes 

    Galindo da Fonseca, Joao (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2019-05)
    Are there differences between firms created by unemployed individuals relative to otherwise identical employed individuals? The answer is crucial for understanding the impact of policies that promote entrepreneurship among the unemployed. I develop an ...
  • The housing boom and selection into entrepreneurship 

    Galindo da Fonseca, Joao; Pannella, Pierluca (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2019-05)
    We provide evidence that the boom in housing prices occurred in the early 2000 distorted the selection of individuals that opened a business. A simple model of collateral financing predicts an increase in entry into entrepreneurship for house-owners ...
  • The hard problem of prediction for conflict prevention 

    Mueller, Hannes; Rauh, Christopher (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2019-04)
    There is a rising interest in conflict prevention and this interest provides a strong motivation for better conflict forecasting. A key problem of conflict forecasting for prevention is that predicting the start of conflict in previously peaceful ...
  • Games with unobservable heterogeneity and multiple equilibria: an application to mobile telecommunications 

    Marcoux, Mathieu (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2019-02)
    To shed light on the limited success of competition enhancing policies in mobile telecommunications, I estimate a game of transceivers’ locations between national incumbents and a new entrant in Canada. I recover player-specific unobserved heterogeneity ...
  • Sharp test for equilibrium uniqueness in discrete games with a flexible information structure 

    Marcoux, Mathieu (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-12)
    I propose a test for an assumption commonly maintained when estimating static discrete games of incomplete information, i.e. the assumption of equilibrium uniqueness in the data generating process. The test is appealing for several reasons. It allows ...
  • Random consideration and choice: A case study of «default» options 

    Horan, Sean (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-11)
    A growing number of stochastic choice models include a “default” option for situations where the decision maker selects none of the feasible alternatives. While this is a welcome development, these models also present an empirical challenge - since the ...
  • Threshold Luce rules 

    Horan, Sean (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-11)
    In the late 1950’s, Luce proposed two different theories of imperfect utility discrimination that have had a lasting impact on economics. One model (1956) gave rise to the literature on just noticeable differences while the other (1959) laid the ...
  • Dynamic refugee matching 

    Andersson, Tommy; Ehlers, Lars; Martinello, Alessandro (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-10)
    Asylum seekers are often assigned to localities upon arrival using uninformed matching systems, which lead to inefficient and unfair allocations. This paper proposes an informed dynamic mechanism as an intuitive and easy-to-implement alternative. Our ...

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