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The Economics of Contract Law Deterrence and Public Law Deterrence in Illegal Contracts

A new working paper with Teng Wang.

The illegality of contract is a universal topic in the contract law of major jurisdictions. Under the doctrine of illegality, contract law rules have long been used as a deterrent instrument to effectuate public policy concerns. 265 more words

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Recent Working Papers

You will find below several working papers I have written recently on different (but somewhat related) topics. Comments are welcome!

A Bayesian Conundrum: From Pragmatism to Mentalism in Bayesian Decision and Game Theory… 643 more words

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Instrumented Principal Component Analysis (WP) w/ Kelly and Su

with B. Kelly and Y. Su


We propose a method of factor estimation for a data panel Y by using the data tensor Z to parameterize loadings—Instrumented Principal Component Analysis. 79 more words


Social Contacts, Dutch Language Proficiency and Immigrant Economic Performance in the Netherlands: A Longitudinal Study

A small addition to the IZA working paper with Barry R. Chiswick.

To deal with the endogeneity between Dutch language ability and earnings, we use an interaction term between age at migration (AAM) and a dummy for non-Dutch-speaking (NDS) origin as the identifying instrument. 177 more words

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Look Who's Talking: On the Heterogeneous Returns to Foreign Language Use at Work among Natives and Migrants in Europe

A new working paper with Thomas de Graaff and Peter Nijkamp.

Language skills are considered to be major economic assets for individuals. But very little is known about the labor market return to using a foreign language (other than the local language) at work. 171 more words

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Public Health Ethics in Practice - Working Paper

We invite all Public Health Professionals to refer to Public Health England’s Working Paper on Public Health Ethics linked here


IMF Issue Working Paper on Eliminating Cash

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington has published a Working Paper on “de-cashing” the economies and the implications. This paper clearly demonstrates that this is the direction we are headed into.

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