Tags » Working Paper

LIVES working paper on improving efficiency and productivity of Ethiopia's dairy sector

By Beamlak Tesfaye

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian smallholders (LIVES) project has published its third working paper on the sources of technical inefficiency of smallholder dairy farmers in the highlands of Ethiopia. 225 more words


Working Paper: The Innovation Union Scoreboard is Flawed: The case of Sweden – not being the innovation leader of the EU

According to the Innovation Union Scoreboard, published every year by the European Commission, Sweden has been, and still is, the most innovative country in the EU. 262 more words


[WP] Are investors ethics agnostic?

My colleague, an FPM and I have a new paper looking at whether stock investors care about ethical behavior on part of top management. We use the 2013… 169 more words


[WP] Derivatives pricing using QuantLib

My colleague and I have a new paper introducing QuantLib for pricing derivatives in practice. Here is the abstract:

Given the complexity of over-the-counter derivatives and structured products, almost all of derivatives pricing today is based on numerical methods.

114 more words

The ECB confirms the confidence fairy doesn't exist

In this working paper, the ECB studies the ‘confidence effects’ of fiscal consolidation, or what many call austerity politics. There are some ifs and buts but by and large this study confirms what Keynesians warned about: budget cuts in the middle of crisis have great negative effects. 61 more words


Working Paper: Phillips - Gateway effects: why the cited evidence does not support their existence for low-risk tobacco products (and what evidence would)

My new working paper is available for download: Phillips – how to detect gateway effects (pdf).

This paper serves multiple purposes. It addresses the titular question, about how an analysis of empirical evidence could support a claim that e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, or other low-risk tobacco products are a gateway to smoking. 484 more words

Working Paper

New version of Phillips-Nissen-Rodu working paper

A new version of the working paper, now titled “Smoking or quitting: choice, true preferences, tobacco harm reduction, and other neglected considerations” is out. It is available for download  7 more words

Working Paper