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Assessing the Effects of Military Expenditures on Growth  

Giorgio d'Agostino, J. Paul Dunne, and Luca Pieroni

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
The earlier literature regarding the effects of military expenditures on economic growth had initially shown a positive relationship between the two variables. This article examines this ... More

Bayesian Methods in Microeconometrics  

Minglian Li and Justin Tobias

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article is of two-fold interest with the goal of providing an overview of the field and aims at discussing the most recent research in the relevant field. It shows how the ... More

Data and Directions for Research in the Economics of Religion  

Roger Finke and Christopher D. Bader

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Over the past twenty years, there has been a surge in the use of economic theory to understand religion. The earliest work was developed both by economists and sociologists, and interest ... More

Hedonic Price Analysis in Food Markets  

Marco Costanigro and Jill J. Mccluskey

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article presents the basic theory of hedonic modeling, its empirical application and relevance, and the principal limitations and challenges. Agricultural economists have long ... More

Informational Aspects of Conflict  

Karl Wärneryd

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article analyzes informational issues that emerge in a contest model of conflict, a model in which the outcome of open conflict depends on the relative military capabilities of the ... More

Measuring the Economic Costs of Terrorism  

Walter Enders and Eric Olson

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
Analyses of the costs and consequences of conflict usually focus on either civil wars or interstate conflict. The 9/11 attacks, however, have heightened interest regarding the costs of ... More

On the Causes of Civil War  

Anke Hoeffler

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
Over the post-World War II period, civil wars have become more common than international wars, affecting more than 70 countries. As most of the affected countries could be considered poor, ... More

Risk Preferences and Food Consumption  

John A. Fox

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article examines some of the risks intrinsic to food and discusses how those risks are perceived, or misperceived, by both consumers and the experts. It then discusses risk ... More

A Simple Automated Market Maker for Prediction Markets  

David Johnstone

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
There is wide scope for reliance on automated “robot” market makers in prediction markets and market simulation games in experimental economics and behavioral finance. The market maker ... More

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