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Dropping out of University of Salerno: a survival approach
(2008)The aim of this paper is to analyse and model the interval of time between the first enrolment at University and the first occurrence of nonenrolment, so that the event of interest is the dropping out of University. The ... 
Efficiency gains and mergers
(2008)In the theoretical literature, strong arguments have been provided in support of the e ciency defense in antitrust merger policy. One of the most often cited results is due to Williamson (1968) that shows how relatively ... 
Elasticities of complementarity and substitution in some functional forms. A comparative review
(2005)This paper presents and discusses the results of a comparative review of the elasticities of complementarity and substitution which may be obtained from seven functional forms, inflexible and flexible. Every functional ... 
Estimating capability as a latent variable: a latent variable a multiple causes approach  the example of health
(2007)Following Sen’s approach to poverty, the ‘real’ poor are those who did not have the choice not to be poor. In other words, poor is an individual who did not have the capability (i.e. the possibility, the ability) to have ... 
GRID for model structure discovering in high dimensional regression
(2014)Given a nonparametric regression model, we assume that the number of covariates d → ∞ but only some of these covariates are relevant for the model. Our goal is to identify the relevant covariates and to obtain some ... 
Gunnar Myrdale's critiques of utility theory. Some implications
(2008)This essay provides an ordered review of all the criticisms to the marginalist theory of utility contained in The Political Element of Gunnar Myrdal. Firstly, Myrdal’s criticises the marginalist hypothesis on human ... 
Gunnar Myrdale's critiques of utility theory. Some implications
(2008)This essay provides an ordered review of all the criticisms to the marginalist theory of utility contained in The Political Element of Gunnar Myrdal. Firstly, Myrdal’s criticises the marginalist hypothesis on human ... 
Harmful competition in the insurance markets
(2010)There is a general presumption that competition is a good thing. In this paper we show that competition in the insurance markets can be bad and that adverse selection is in general worse under competition than under ... 
How do the institutions involved in scientific collaboration deal with different kinds of distance? An analysis of the coauthorships of scientific publications
(2012)In the scientific collaborations among different institutions at least two types of distance may be identified: spatial and institutional. We talk about spatial distance if the institutions are located in different places; ... 
Identifiability for mixtures of distributions from a locationscale family with uniforms
(2007)In this paper we study the indentifiability of a class of mixture models where a finite number of onedimensional location scale distributions is mixed with a finite number of uniform distributions on an interval. We ... 
Inequality and labourmarket performance. A survey beyond an elusive tradeoff
(2006)In this paper we assess the evolution of employment and wage inequality in Europe and the US labour markets over the past two decades. We find that the salient trends in wage structures are more complicated than implied ...