Applied Economic Research

Edited by Gregory T. Papanikos

ISBN: 978-960-6672-31-6, 550 pages, Hardback

First published in 2008 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

 

 

1.

Applied Economic Research: An Introduction

Papanikos, G.T.

1

Part 1: Empirical Econometric Studies

 

2.

Economic Fundamentals and Euros Overvaluation

Kallianiotis, I.

17

3.

Financial Sector Development and Growth in Small Open Economics

Iyare, S.O. & Moore, W.

57

4.

Sigma Convergence Versus Beta Convergence: Evidence from the Portuguese Regions

Andraz, J. & Norte, N.

71

5.

Was the Scandinavian Monetary Union an Optimum Currency Area? A Generalised Purchasing-Power Parity Approach

Razgallah, B.

87

6.

Regulation & Labour Flexibility: Evidence from Greece

Anagnostopoulos, A., Papadimopoulos, I., Siebert, S.W. & Bitzenis, A.

101

7.

Globalization and Business Cycle: A Parametric Test for Panel Data Analysis

Seyrek, I.

115

8.

Empirical Study on Autocorrelation of Chinese Stock Market Returns

Hou, Q., Mei, Q. & Zhao, X.

135

9.

Foreign Ownership and Total Factor Productivity in Mexicos Manufacturing, 1988-1998

Huato, J.

147

10.

Social Norms, Culture and Economic Incentives in Firms

Sotiriou, C. & Inoue, T.

161

11.

The Impact of Probabilities Change on Risky Behavior in the Case of Impending Death

Harrant, V. & Vaillant, N.G.

177

12.

Better Databases for Economic Modelling: Constructing SAMs from the SNA

Santos, S.

193

13.

Does an Emphasis on Revenue Growth Weaken Strategy and Reduce Profits? An Empirical Analysis

Pendse, S.G.

199


Part 2: Policy Studies

 

14.

More Employers, More Jobs, More Money: An Empirical Analysis of Local Economic Development Policy Impacts in U.S. Cities

Strother,S.

213

15.

Alternative Methods to Identify the European Monetary Policy Shocks

Bobeica, G. & Bojesteanu, E.

233

16.

Italian Households Disposable Incomes: New and Old Reforms

Declich, C. & DElia, F.

249

17.

Can Global Issues Explain the next in Financial Crises?

Imer, E.,

271

18.

Property Rights and Private Autonomy in Montenegro

Bacovic, M. & Vujovic, V.

279

19.

The Primacy of Institutions in Nowadays Economic

Mosora, C-L & Marinescu, C.

289

20.

The Single-Mindedness of Labour Unions when Transfers are not Lump-Sum

Canegrati, E.

299

21.

Industrial Policy for Mauritius: Managing for Competitiveness

Chittoo, H.B., Munhurrun, P. & Nowbutsing, B.

315

22.

Legal Background of the Czech Republic Economy Transformation

Sedova, J.

331

23.

Chinas Role in a Global Economy Consequences for Poland

Konopelko, A.

345

24.

A Simple Macroeconomic Model with Non-Perfect Competition: Policy Implications in the Long Run

Zhou, Y.

357


Part 3: Industry Studies

25.

Bridgehead or Barricade? Microfinance Regulation and Institutional Change in El Salvador and Honduras

Garcia Cabello, M.

381

26.

How to make Bankers Richer: The Brazilian Financial Market with Public and Private Banks

Rands Barros, A.

393

27.

Consumer Loyalty versus Propensity to Switch between Providers in Digital Product Markets

Kazakevitch, G. & Torlina, L.

407

28.

Technical Efficiency and Institutional Change: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis of the Nicaraguan Coffee Industry (1965-1995)

Saravia, S. & Dietrich, M.

421

29.

Building Technological Capabilities with High Degree of Coherence: A Challenging Task before Latecomer Software Companies

Rousseva, R.

435

30.

Measuring the Degree of Market Power and Conjectural Variations in the Ukrainian Milk Processing Industry

Perekhozhuk, O., Grings, M. & Glauben, T.

451

31.

Economies of Scale and Scope and the Banking Industry in Vermont

Mohaghegh, M.E.

465

32.

Combating Money Laundering by German Banks Results of an Empirical Survey

Kramer, G.

475

33.

Management and Performance of a Social Company:

Case Study about the Lisbon Food Bank

Valenta da Costa M.T.G & Reis, H.M.P.

487

34.

Turkish Food Industry and Development Trends in Globalization Process

Gunes, E. & Albayrak, M.

501

35.

A Study of the Why, When and How of Partnership Formation: A Managerial Perspective

Dodourova, M.

513

 

36.

Human Implants: Actual Developments and Connected Aspects of Persons Privacy

Hugl, U.

 

527