Behaviour, Incentives and Contracts:
Discussion Papers

The existing discussion paper series of participating economics departments and affiliated research centres indicate the recent and ongoing research interests and activities of SIRE participants. Selected recent Discussion Papers on BIC themes include:

University of Edinburgh

  • (190) Who Matters in Coordination Problems? - Jakub Steiner and József Sákovics (University of Edinburgh)
  • (185) Which Inequality? The Inequality of Endowments Versus the Inequality of Rewards - Ed Hopkins (University of Edinburgh) and Tatiana Kornienko (University of Edinburgh)
  • (182) Communication for Public Goods - Kohei Kawamura
  • (146) Whither Job Destruction? Unemployment, Job Flows and Hours in a New Keynesian Model. Richard W P Holt
  • (145) How Context Matters: A Survey Based Experiment on Distributive Justice. Marco Faravelli

University of St Andrews

  • (0911) Multi-agent contracting with countervailing incentives and limited liability Daniel Danau (University of St. Andrews) and Annalisa Vinella (University of Bari)
  • (0904) Alex Trew 'Contracting Institutions and Growth'
  • (0902) Social welfare versus inequality aversion in an incomplete contract experiment Marco Faravelli (University of St. Andrews), Oliver Kirchkamp(University of Jena), Helmut Rainer (University of St. Andrews)
  • (0602) Helmut Rainer and Thomas Siedler (University of Essex). Does democracy foster trust?'
  • (0515) Felix Fitzroy and Michael Nolan (Hull Univ. Business School). 'Value of Work: Bargaining, job-satisfaction, and taxation in a simple GE model'

CERT (Heriot-Watt)

  • (DP08/01) Thomas Dohmen, Hartmut Lehmann and Mark E. Schaffer. Wage policies of a Russian firm and the financial crisis of 1998: Evidence from Personnel Data - 1997 to 2002
  • (DP08/06) J. David Brown, John Earle and Scott Gehlbach. Helping Hand or Grabbing Hand? State Bureaucracy and Privatization Effectiveness
  • (DP09/01) Prabir C. Bhattacharya On Adverse Sex Ratios in Some Indian States: A Note
  • (DP06/01) J. David Brown, John Earle and Vladimir Vakhitov. Wages, Layoffs, and Privatization: Evidence from Ukraine
  • (DP06/03) Paul G. Hare and Junior R. Davis. Institutions and Development: What We (Think We) Know, What We Would Like to Know

University of Dundee

  • (216) Choice of Contracts in the British National Health Service: An Empirical Study; Martin Chalkley and Duncan McVicar
  • (215) Outsourcing versus FDI in Oligopoly Equilibrium; Dermot Leahy and Catia Montagna
  • (205) Against Applicability: A critique of Guala’s Methodology of Experimental Economics; Martin K. Jones
  • (194) On the Autonomy of Experiments in Economics; Martin K. Jones
  • (184) Optimal Enforcement Policies Under the Threat of Collusion and Extortion; Ajit MISHRA