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"Inward FDI and the quality of domestic institutions: A cross-country panel VAR analysis"

Domestic institutions are recognized as important factors in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and stimulating economic development in host countries. However, there is growing evidence that FDI may in turn affect and shape domestic institutions, and it is generally difficult to disentangle

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"The systemic risk of US oil and natural gas companies"

In this novel contribution, the authors Massimiliano Caporin (Department of Statistics, University of Padua), Fulvio Fontini (Department of Economics and Management, University of Padua) and Roberto Panzica (European Commission, Joint Research Centre) analyse the evolution of the systemic risk

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"The optimality of public–private partnerships under financial and fiscal constraints"

Authors:Marco Buso - Department of Economics and Management, University of PaduaLuciano Greco - Department of Economics and Management, University of Padua Government tasks can be delegated to the same or different agents. Agents have financial constraints, and the government's contractual capacity

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"Measuring Switching Costs in the Italian Residential Electricity Market"

This paper, published in 'The Energy Journal', investigates the existence and magnitude of consumers switching costs – namely, time-based and cognitive-based costs on consumers changing providers – in the Italian residential electricity market. Such costs may lead to consumer inertia in making

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"Who Benefits from Privileged Peers? Evidence from Siblings in Schools"

In this study, published in the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Marco Bertoni and Giorgio Brunello from the Department of Economics and Management "Marco Fanno" and Lorenzo Cappellari from the Catholic University of Milan compare siblings attending the same school at different points of time and

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