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This article examines why hours worked in the United States have risen for the last thirty years. This increase has been contrasted by Prescott and Blanchard to the European experience of falling hours worked. Four basic explanations of this divergence are combined in a reduced form model of...
We examine empirically the role of human capital, together with global and domestic technologies, in the evolution of unemployment in Singapore. Our results show a threshold level of human capital, below (above) which increases (decreases) in human capital will reduce (raise) unemployment. This...
This article examines if the convergent t -test suggested by Sun (2004) is able to solve spurious regressions with stationary series. In brief, we find that the convergent t -test does provide better control over size compared to the usual t -test and its Newey-West modification and, in most...
Since 1993 the Federation of International Football Association's (FIFA) monthly world ranking system for senior national football teams has become a reliable source to judge a team's potentiality in football. In the past four FIFA worldcup football tournaments from 1994 to 2006, the top seeded...
The article finds evidence that the converging trend of euro-zone countries' retail mortgage rates, observed before and shortly after the introduction of the euro, is dictated by the German mortgage rate, hence supporting the German leadership role.
The purpose of this article is to identify the success factors of corporate restructuring by studying the firms that have survived from the financial distress in South Korea. The logit analysis is used with the two qualitative variables of success and failure. Selected independent variables are...
This article combines common factor extraction techniques with permanent and temporary regime switching to analyse Chile's business cycle fluctuations. We find asymmetries across business cycle episodes as well as within the cycle.
Most existing studies focus on establishing models of interdependence between the construction sector and performance of the national economy, this issue was initiated from financial markets in this study. By adopting an autoregressive conditional jump intensity model, this study examined how...
This study investigates whether foreign investors cause abnormal information by jump process in the Taiwanese stock market during before and after relaxation of the restrictions on QFII investors on 2 October 2003 (pre- and post-QFII). By conducting further analysis, this study conducts detailed...
There were forty equity stocks listed on the stock exchange of Mauritius as at end of December 2004. Fama and French (1993) posit that a possible explanation for the size and book-to-market equity effects could be due to other risk factors not captured in a standard capital asset pricing model....
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