Economics - Research Publications
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Global challenges for land administration and sustainable development
An important government activity of all nation states is building and maintaining a land administration system (LAS) with the primary objective of supporting an efficient and effective land market. This includes cadastral ...
Inefficient policies and incumbency advantage
We study incumbency advantage in a dynamic game with incomplete information between an incumbent and a voter. The incumbent knows the true state of the world, e.g., the severity of an economic recession or the level of ...
False alarm? terror alerts and reelection
We study a game with asymmetric information to analyze whether an incumbent can improve his reelection prospects using distorted terror alerts. The voters’ preferred candidate depends on the true terror threat level, and ...
An Analysis of the Questions on University Teaching Surveys and the Universities that Use Them: The Australian Experience
This paper is the first attempt to perform an analysis of the internal Quality of TeachingSurveys (QTS) used in all Australian Universities by investigating how they compareacross Universities. We categorize the questions ...
Cooperative R&D under uncertainty with free entry
In the last few decades, the effects of cooperative R&D arrangements on innovation andwelfare have played an important role in policy making. The goal of this paper is to analyzethe effects of cooperative R&D arrangements ...
Rock-paper-scissors; a new and elegant proof
I provide an elegant proof identifying the unique mixed Nash equilibriumof the Rock-Paper-Scissors game. The proof is based on intuitionrather than elimination of cases. It shows that for any mixedstrategy other than the ...
Choosing longevity with overlapping generations
We extend Diamond’s (1965) OLG model to allow agents to choose whether toparticipate in the second period of life. The valuation of early exit (x) is a keyparameter. We characterize competitive equilibria, efficient ...
Discounting and the Time Preference Rate:an introduction
This paper provides an introduction to the evaluation of alternativetime streams of consumption and the closely related concept oftime preference. The potential sensitivity of comparisons, especiallyto the choice of time ...
Providing intuition to the Fieller Methodwith two geometric representationsusing STATA and Eviews
The Fieller Method for the construction of confidence intervals for ratios of the expectedvalue of two normally distributed random variables has been shown by a number of authorsto be a superior method to the delta ...
Common cycles in labour market separation rates for Australian states
There is a considerable body of evidence showing that it is the inflow intounemployment that drives the unemployment rate up and down and so from a policy point ofview an important question is whether or not movements in ...