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  • Bootstrapping factor models with cross sectional dependence 

    Gonçalves, Sílvia; Perron, Benoit (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-07)
    We consider bootstrap methods for factor-augmented regressions with cross sectional dependence among idiosyncratic errors. This is important to capture the bias of the OLS estimator derived recently by Gonçalves and Perron (2014). We first show that a ...
  • Discrimination without taste : How discrimination can spillover and persist 

    Ramachandran, Rajesh; Rauh, Christopher (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-06)
    We introduce coordination failures driven by beliefs regarding the presence of taste discriminators as a channel of discrimination in productive activities requiring the input of multiple agents. We show that discrimination can persist under perfectly ...
  • Gale's fixed tax for exchanging houses 

    Andersson, Tommy; Ehlers, Lars; Svensson, Lars-Gunnar; Tierney, Ryan (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-06)
    We consider the taxation of exchanges among a set of agents where each agent owns one object. Agents may have different valuations for the objects and they need to pay taxes for exchanges. Using basic properties, we show that if pairwise (or some) ...
  • Asset pledgeability and endogenously leveraged bubbles 

    Bengui, Julien; Phan, Toan (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-06)
    We develop a simple model of defaultable debt and rational bubbles in the price of an asset, which can be pledged as collateral in a competitive credit pool. When the asset pledgeability is low, the down payment is high, and bubble investment is ...
  • Monetary policy in sudden stop-prone economies 

    Coulibaly, Louphou (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-06)
    In a model featuring sudden stops and pecuniary externalities, I show that the ability to use capital controls has radical implications for the conduct of monetary policy. Absent capital controls, following an inflation targeting regime is nearly ...
  • Robust design in monotonic matching markets : a case for firm-proposing deferred-acceptance 

    Ehlers, Lars; Masso, Jordi (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-05)
    We study two-sided matching markets among workers and firms. Workers seek one position at a firm but firms may employ several workers. In many applications those markets are monotonic: leaving positions unfilled is costly as for instance, for hospitals ...
  • Positively responsive collection choice rules and majority rule: a generalization of May's theorem to many alternatives 

    Horan, Sean; Osborne, Martin J.; Sanver, M. Remzi (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2018-04)
    A collective choice rule selects a set of alternatives for each collective choice problem. Suppose that the alternative ’x’, is in the set selected by a collective choice rule for some collective choice problem. Now suppose that ‘x’ rises above another ...
  • Externalities and the nucleolus 

    Alvarez-Mozos, Mikel; Ehlers, Lars (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2017-09)
    In most economic applications, externalities prevail: the worth of a coalition depends on how the other players are organized. We show that there is a unique natural way of extending the nucleolus from (coalitional) games without externalities to games ...
  • Relative Nash welfarism 

    Sprumont, Yves (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2017-09)
    Relative Nash welfarism is a solution to the problem of aggregating von Neumann-Morgenstern preferences over a set of lotteries. It ranks such lotteries according to the product of any collection of 0-normalized von Neumann-Morgenstern utilities they ...
  • (Il)legal Assignments in School Choice 

    Ehlers, Lars; Morrill, Thayer (Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2017-05)
    In public school choice, students with strict preferences are assigned to schools. Schools are endowed with priorities over students. Incorporating different constraints from applications, priorities are often modeled as choice functions over sets ...

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