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Estimating the Standard Errors of Individual-Specific Parameters in Random Parameters Models William Greene, Mark Harris, Christopher Spencer Abstract We consider the estimation of the standard errors of individual‐specific parameters calculated ex post from a non‐linear random parameters model. Our key contribution lies in introducing a simple method of appropriately calculating these standard errors, which explicitly takes into account the sampling variability... Read article 1 December 2013Working Papers Read More
Incorporating Space in the Theory of Endogenous Growth Steven Bond-Smith, Philip McCann We describe how endogenous growth theory has now incorporated spatial factors. We also derive some of the policy implications of this new theory for growth and economic integration. We start by reviewing the product variety model of endogenous growth and... Read article 18 July 2013Books and Book Chapters Read More
Econometric Modelling of Social Bads William Greene, Mark Harris, Preety Srivastava, Xueyan Zhao Abstract When modeling “social bads”, such as illegal drug consumption, researchers are often faced with a dependent variable characterised by an “excessive” amount of zero observations. Building on the recent literature on hurdle and double-hurdle models, we propose a double-inflated modeling framework, where the... Read article 1 July 2013Working Papers Read More
Dynamics of health insurance ownership in Vietnam Ha Nguyen, Suiwah Leung Vietnam is undertaking health financing reform in an attempt to achieve universal health insurance coverage by 2014. Changes in health insurance policies doubled coverage between 2004 and 2006, yet about one-fifth of the insured in 2004 dropped out of the... Read article 6 June 2013Journal Articles Read More
Two Billion Dollars a Week: The Global Resources Boom and Western Australia Alan Duncan, Paul Koshy Western Australia (WA) has a long association with resource-driven growth, beginning with the Kalgoorlie gold rush of the 1890s which drew people from all over Australia and the world. That boom underpinned the rapid development of what was still a... Read article 1 May 2013Briefing Notes Read More
Development Priorities in an Emerging Decentralized Economy Astghik Mavisakalyan Based on a data set of 217 communities in Armenia, this paper studies the choice of priority directions in local development programs in the years 2003–2005. The scope of programs is presented and discussed relative to good practices in local... Read article 6 March 2013Journal Articles Read More
World food demand Grace Gao Long-term projections of global food demand are heavily dependent on which functional form of the food demand equation is used. Given that real incomes can change substantially over the long-term, key elements are the dependence of the income elasticity on... Read article 1 January 2012Journal Articles Read More