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### 2001, Volume 71, Issue 2

### 2001, Volume 71, Issue 1

**1-8 Econometric applications of high-breakdown robust regression techniques***by*Zaman, Asad & Rousseeuw, Peter J. & Orhan, Mehmet**9-16 A new definition for time-dependent price mean reversion in commodity markets***by*Kocagil, Ahmet E. & Swanson, Norman R. & Zeng, Tian**17-25 Calculating and analyzing impulse responses for the vector ARFIMA model***by*Chung, Ching-Fan**27-33 Convergence of averages of scaled functions of I(1) linear processes***by*de Jong, Robert M.**35-42 Modelling the duration of firms in Chapter 11 bankruptcy using a flexible model***by*Orbe, Jesus & Ferreira, Eva & Nunez-Anton, Vicente**43-48 A robust Hansen-Sargent prediction formula***by*Kasa, Kenneth**49-53 Buying and selling in strategic market games***by*Ray, Indrajit**55-60 A comparison of standard multi-unit auctions with synergies***by*Albano, Gian Luigi & Germano, Fabrizio & Lovo, Stefano**61-65 Induced-value tests of the referendum voting mechanism***by*Taylor, Laura O. & McKee, Michael & Laury, Susan K. & Cummings, Ronald G.**67-73 Aggregation without separability: Composite commodity theorems in quantity-space***by*Moro, Daniele**75-82 On some agency costs of intermediated contracting***by*Faure-Grimaud, Antoine & Martimort, David**91-96 Export price responses to exogenous exchange rate movements***by*Adolfson, Malin**97-103 Do complementary factors lead to economic fluctuations?***by*Ralf, Kirsten**105-110 Export restrictions, urban unemployment, and the location of processing activities***by*Gilbert, John & Wahl, Thomas**111-115 Tax harmonisation and the origin principle***by*Lucas, Vander**117-129 On the mean-reverting properties of target zone exchange rates: a cautionary note***by*Taylor, Mark P. & Iannizzotto, Matteo**131-136 Price limits and stock market volatility***by*Kim, Kenneth A.**137-142 Tax normalizations, the marginal cost of funds, and optimal environmental taxes***by*WilliamsIII, Roberton C.**143-148 Is there a bias toward excessive quality in defense procurement?***by*Feinerman, Eli & Lipow, Jonathan

### 2001, Volume 70, Issue 3

**295-301 Envelope and sensitivity analysis 'in the large'***by*Chavas, Jean-Paul**303-309 On factor decomposition of cross-country income inequality: some extensions and qualifications***by*Goerlich Gisbert, Francisco J.**311-317 Structural change tests under regression misspecifications***by*Yang, Jian**319-326 Closed-form likelihood function of Markov-switching models***by*Yang, Minxian**327-333 Cross sectional and panel estimation of convergence***by*Goddard, John & Wilson, John**335-340 Further results on Lagrange multipliers with several binding constraints***by*Caputo, Michael R.**341-348 On the equivalence of preferences***by*Grant, Simon & Karni, Edi**349-355 A cake for Cournot***by*Kamien, Morton I.**357-362 Repetition and signalling: experimental evidence from games with efficient equilibria***by*Clark, Kenneth & Sefton, Martin**363-368 Market volatility and inequality in earnings: experimental evidence***by*Huck, Steffen & Normann, Hans-Theo & Oechssler, Jorg**369-374 The demand functions that satisfy the weak axiom of revealed preference and generalized monotonicity***by*Zhu, D. L.**375-380 On decomposable exchange rules***by*Maniquet, Francois**381-385 Another direct proof of the Gibbard-Satterthwaite Theorem***by*Sen, Arunava**387-395 Some empirical evidence on the 'discouraged worker' effect***by*Benati, Luca**397-404 The monetary transmission mechanism: evidence and implications for European Monetary Union***by*Fountas, Stilianos & Papagapitos, Agapitos**405-412 Are shocks to foreign investment in developing countries permanent or temporary? : Evidence from panel unit root tests***by*Strazicich, Mark C. & Co, Catherine Y. & Lee, Junsoo**413-419 The debt hangover: Renegotiation with noncontractible investment***by*Bhattacharya, Sudipto & Faure-Grimaud, Antoine**421-426 The Canada/Quebec pension plan disability program and the labor force participation of older men***by*Campolieti, Michele**427-429 Remarks on good vs. bad characteristics in vertical differentiation***by*Bontems, Philippe & Requillart, Vincent**431-437 On price competition with complementary goods***by*Gabszewicz, Jean & Sonnac, Nathalie & Wauthy, Xavier

### 2001, Volume 70, Issue 2

**147-155 Change point estimation in regressions with I(d) variables***by*Hsu, Chih-Chiang**157-164 Finite sample properties of a QML estimator of stochastic volatility models with long memory***by*Perez, Ana & Ruiz, Esther**165-173 Local equilibria in economic games***by*Alos-Ferrer, Carlos & Ania, Ana B.**175-181 Are adults better behaved than children? Age, experience, and the endowment effect***by*Harbaugh, William T. & Krause, Kate & Vesterlund, Lise**183-186 Aggregation, rank, and some historical Engel curves***by*Costa, Dora L.**187-194 On the superiority of the multiple round ascending bid auction***by*Branco, Fernando**195-202 The effect of entry and information costs on oral versus sealed-bid auctions***by*Engelbrecht-Wiggans, Richard**203-208 Different notions of disappointment aversion***by*Grant, Simon & Kajii, Atsushi & Polak, Ben**209-214 Efficiency and stabilization: reducing Harberger triangles and Okun gaps***by*Hairault, Jean-Olivier & Langot, Francois & Portier, Franck**215-221 Propaedeutics of strategic theories of economic integration***by*Haller, Hans H. & Ioannides, Yannis M.**223-228 Reserve uncertainty and speculative attacks on target zones***by*Fella, Giulio**229-235 Volatility and stock prices: implications from a production model of asset pricing***by*Basu, Parantap & Samanta, Prodyot**237-243 Waves and persistence in merger and acquisition activity***by*Barkoulas, John T. & Baum, Christopher F. & Chakraborty, Atreya**245-251 Financial repression and optimal taxation***by*Bai, Chong-En & Li, David D. & Qian, Yingyi & Wang, Yijiang**253-257 The Okun curve is non-linear***by*Viren, Matti**259-265 Options to quit***by*Pfann, Gerard A.**267-272 Evidence production in adversarial vs. inquisitorial regimes***by*Froeb, Luke M. & Kobayashi, Bruce H.**273-281 Information asymmetry as a source of spatial agglomeration***by*Tropeano, Jean-Philippe**283-287 On the measurement of [sigma]-convergence***by*Dalgaard, Carl-Johan & Vastrup, Jacob**289-294 Political instability and economic growth in developing economies: some specification empirics***by*Fosu, A. K.

### 2001, Volume 70, Issue 1

**1-8 Unit root and stationarity tests' wedding***by*Carrion-i-Silvestre, Josep Lluis & Sanso-i-Rossello, Andreu & Ortuno, Manuel Artis**9-14 Unit root testing in integer-valued AR(1) models***by*Hellstrom, Jorgen**15-19 An almost unbiased estimator of the coefficient of variation***by*Breunig, Robert**21-27 A distance measure between cointegration spaces***by*Larsson, Rolf & Villani, Mattias**29-41 Memory and infrequent breaks***by*Gourieroux, Christian & Jasiak, Joann**43-49 First-difference estimator for panel censored-selection models***by*Lee, Myoung-jae**51-58 Predictive accuracy for chaotic economic models***by*Bordignon, Silvano & Lisi, Francesco**59-68 The impact of public information on insider trading***by*Luo, Shunlong**69-72 Measuring diversity in product space: the missing axiom***by*Bernhofen, Daniel M.**73-78 Incorporating demand shifters in the Almost Ideal demand system***by*Alston, Julian M. & Chalfant, James A. & Piggott, Nicholas E.**79-82 An all-pay auction with a pure-strategy equilibrium***by*Amegashie, J. Atsu**83-87 Strategic complements and substitutes in bilateral oligopolies***by*Bloch, Francis & Ferrer, Helene**89-93 Divisionalization in contests***by*Huck, Steffen & Konrad, Kai A. & Muller, Wieland**95-98 Pareto principles from Inch to Ell***by*Suzumura, Kotaro**99-105 Arrow's theorem and the Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem: a unified approach***by*Reny, Philip J.**107-114 Precautionary saving and fuzzy information***by*Hauenschild, Nils & Stahlecker, Peter**115-120 Consumption-leisure choice with habit formation***by*Seckin, Aylin**121-126 Can democracy help? Growth and ethnic divisions***by*Bluedorn, John C.**127-132 Group size and free riding when private and public goods are gross substitutes***by*Gaube, Thomas**133-138 The effects of child-bearing on women's marital status: using twin births as a natural experiment***by*Jacobsen, Joyce P. & PearceIII, James Wishart & Rosenbloom, Joshua L.**139-144 Did tough antitrust policy lead to lower mark-ups in the US manufacturing industry?***by*Warzynski, Frederic**145-145 Erratum to 'A note on the optimality of airline networks': [Economic Letters, 69 (2000) 429-434]***by*Pels, Eric & Nijkamp, Peter & Rietveld, Piet

### 2000, Volume 69, Issue 3

**245-251 A consistent semiparametric estimation of the consumer surplus distribution***by*Foster, Andrew & Hahn, Jinyong**253-259 Testing efficient market hypothesis for the dollar-sterling gold standard exchange rate 1890-1906: MLE with double truncation***by*Goldman, Elena**261-266 Do core inflation measures help forecast inflation?: Out-of-sample evidence from French data***by*Le Bihan, Herve & Sedillot, Franck**267-276 Small sample properties of the conditional least squares estimator in SETAR models***by*Kapetanios, George**277-284 Measurement error in a single regressor***by*Meijer, Erik & Wansbeek, Tom**285-288 Mean reversion in the real exchange rates***by*Gil-Alana, Luis A.**289-297 Co-integration inference in the value-profit relation and investment models***by*Verschueren, Frederic**299-307 How accurate are confidence intervals for impulse responses in large VAR models?***by*Kilian, Lutz & Chang, Pao-Li**309-312 Identification of multiple equation probit models with endogenous dummy regressors***by*Wilde, Joachim**313-317 The law of demand implies limits to chaos***by*Keenan, Donald & Kim, Taewon**319-322 The Gibbard-Satterthwaite theorem: a simple proof***by*Benoit, Jean-Pierre**323-326 Balancedness of permutation games and envy-free allocations in indivisible good economies***by*Klijn, Flip & Tijs, Stef & Hamers, Herbert**327-331 Migration and intergroup conflict***by*Hausken, Kjell**333-339 Bargaining with asymmetric threat points***by*Corominas-Bosch, Margarida**341-344 About bargaining power***by*Kultti, Klaus**345-351 A simple model of advertising and subscription fees***by*Baye, Michael R. & Morgan, John**353-358 Optimal insurance design with random initial wealth***by*Mahul, Olivier**359-363 Costly signal extraction and profit differentials in oligopolistic markets***by*Caglayan, Mustafa & Usman, Murat**365-370 Neutral technological change and the skill premium***by*Moutos, Thomas**371-376 The Phillips and Beveridge curves revisited***by*Cheron, Arnaud & Langot, Francois**377-383 The effects of budget deficit on national saving in the OECD***by*Domenech, Rafael & Taguas, David & Varela, Juan**385-391 Robust vs. OLS estimation of the market model: implications for event studies***by*Cable, John & Holland, Kevin**393-400 Flat subsidies, technological change and transitional dynamics: a welfare analysis***by*Garcia-Castrillo, Pedro & Sanso, Marcos**401-405 The gender gap, fertility, subsidies and growth***by*Momota, Michiko**407-413 Atrophy rates in male and female occupations***by*Robst, John & VanGilder, Jennifer**415-420 Skill mismatch and unemployment***by*Thisse, Jacques-Francois & Zenou, Yves**421-427 A note on the relation between size, ownership status and plant's closure: sunk costs vs. strategic size liability***by*Colombo, Massimo G. & Delmastro, Marco**429-434 A note on the optimality of airline networks***by*Pels, Eric & Nijkamp, Peter & Rietveld, Piet

### 2000, Volume 69, Issue 2

**115-121 Which vintage of data to use when there are multiple vintages of data?: Cointegration, weak exogeneity and common factors***by*Patterson, K. D.**123-128 The first-order stochastic dominance ordering of the Singh-Maddala distribution***by*Klonner, Stefan**129-136 Growth and differentiated oligopoly***by*Cellini, Roberto**137-142 Non-reciprocal altruism in dictator games***by*Johannesson, Magnus & Persson, Bjorn**143-151 Do private income transfers increase labor market risk?***by*Chami, Ralph & Fischer, Jeffrey H.**153-158 Late fees and price discrimination***by*Sarangi, Sudipta & Verbrugge, Randal**159-163 Outfoxing a paradox***by*Fare, Rolf & Grosskopf, Shawna**165-171 Imperfect commitment and the revelation principle: the multi-agent case***by*Bester, Helmut & Strausz, Roland**173-179 Indeterminacy in a model with aggregate and sector-specific externalities***by*Harrison, Sharon & Weder, Mark**181-185 Efficiency wages and union-firm bargaining***by*Garino, Gaia & Martin, Christopher**187-191 World War II as reflected on capital markets***by*Frey, Bruno S. & Kucher, Marcel**193-200 Does deposit insurance stimulate capital inflows?***by*Lane, Philip R. & Sarisoy, Selen**201-206 A portfolio approach to the optimal funding of pensions***by*Dutta, Jayasri & Kapur, Sandeep & Orszag, J. Michael**207-212 Income inequality and economic development: evidence from the threshold regression model***by*Savvides, Andreas & Stengos, Thanasis**213-217 The long-run relationship between productivity and capital***by*Funk, Mark & Strauss, Jack**219-223 A nonparametric analysis of income convergence across the US states***by*Johnson, Paul A.**225-233 Productivity slowdown due to scarcity of capital to scrap in a putty-clay model***by*Lindh, Thomas**235-238 On the long-run efficiency of auctioned vs. free permits***by*Kling, Catherine L. & Zhao, Jinhua**239-243 Residential segregation and socioeconomic outcomes: When did ghettos go bad?***by*Collins, William J. & Margo, Robert A.

### 2000, Volume 69, Issue 1

**1-8 On the uniqueness of stable marriage matchings***by*Eeckhout, Jan**9-14 Double-length regressions for the Box-Cox difference model with heteroskedasticity or autocorrelation***by*Baltagi, Badi H. & Li, Dong**15-23 A radial basis function artificial neural network test for ARCH***by*Blake, Andrew P. & Kapetanios, George**25-31 The East German wage curve 1993-1998***by*Baltagi, Badi H. & Blien, Uwe & Wolf, Katja**33-37 When is a proportional hazards model valid for both stock and flow sampled duration data?***by*Kemp, Gordon C. R.**39-44 Hybrid models of the Lorenz curve***by*Ogwang, Tomson & Rao, U. L. Gouranga**45-54 Cultural differences in attitudes toward bargaining***by*Anderson, Lisa R. & Rodgers, Yana V. & Rodriguez, Roger R.**55-61 Linear-homothetic preferences***by*Datta, Bipasa & Dixon, Huw**63-69 A price-setting game with a nonatomic fringe***by*Tasnadi, Attila**71-79 The interaction between the equity premium and the risk-free rate***by*Grant, Simon & Quiggin, John**81-87 Uncovered interest parity and policy behavior: new evidence***by*Christensen, Michael**89-94 On the profitability of technical trading rules based on artificial neural networks:: Evidence from the Madrid stock market***by*Fernandez-Rodriguez, Fernando & Gonzalez-Martel, Christian & Sosvilla-Rivero, Simon**95-99 Growth effects of an unfunded social security system when there is altruism and human capital***by*Sanchez-Losada, Fernando**101-107 The effects of sectoral and technological changes on the skill composition of employment in the United Kingdom 1951-91***by*Hoskins, Martin**109-114 Applications, grants and the value of patent***by*Guellec, Dominique & Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Bruno v.

### 2000, Volume 68, Issue 3

**225-234 A look at the quality of the approximation of the functional central limit theorem***by*Perron, Pierre & Mallet, Sylvie**235-244 Evaluating the semi-nonparametric fourier, aim, and neural networks cost functions***by*Fleissig, Adrian R. & Kastens, Terry & Terrell, Dek**245-250 A framework for estimating dynamic, unobserved effects panel data models with possible feedback to future explanatory variables***by*Wooldridge, Jeffrey M.**251-254 A generalization of supermodularity***by*Agliardi, Elettra**255-261 Shaping intergenerational relationships: the demonstration effect***by*Jellal, Mohamed & Wolff, Francois-Charles**271-277 Synchronization of price changes by multiproduct firms: evidence from Canadian newspaper prices***by*Fisher, Timothy C. G. & Konieczny, Jerzy D.**279-285 Bertrand competition and Cournot outcomes: further results***by*Boccard, Nicolas & Wauthy, Xavier**287-292 The choice of the voting structure for privatizing a company***by*At, Christian & Morand, Pierre-Henri**293-298 Contingent commodities and implementation***by*Chattopadhyay, Subir & Corchon, Luis & Naeve, Jorg**299-302 On resource monotonicity in the fair division problem***by*Maniquet, Francois & Sprumont, Yves**303-308 Factor bias and technical progress***by*Findlay, Ronald & Jones, Ronald**309-317 Stabilization of human population through economic increasing returns***by*Foley, Duncan K.**319-325 Labor supply under wage uncertainty***by*Hartwick, John M.**327-332 Investment in quality under asymmetric information with endogenously informed consumers***by*Fishman, Arthur & Simhon, Avi**333-337 Process and product innovation in a vertically differentiated monopoly***by*Lambertini, Luca & Orsini, Raimondello**339-339 Corrigendum to "On the calculation of marginal effects in the bivariate probit model" [Econ. Lett. 54, (1997) 203-208]***by*Christofides, L. N. & Hardin, J. W. & Stengos, T.

### 2000, Volume 68, Issue 2

**113-118 Alternative models of demand for automobiles***by*Wojcik, Charlotte**119-125 Tick size and the compass rose: further insights***by*Wang, Eliza & Hudson, Robert & Keasey, Kevin**127-133 An explanation for the compass rose pattern***by*Gleason, Kimberly C. & Lee, Chun I. & Mathur, Ike**135-141 Bias reduction in autoregressive models***by*Patterson, K. D.**143-147 The ambiguous effect of new and improved goods on the cost of living***by*Erickson, Timothy**149-156 A note on mutually absolutely continuous belief systems***by*Lo, Kin Chung**157-164 Strong Condorcet efficiency of scoring rules***by*Lepelley, Dominique & Gehrlein, William V.**165-171 Post mortem reputation, compensatory gifts and equal bequests***by*Lundholm, Michael & Ohlsson, Henry**173-178 The inflationary bias in a model of the open economy: a note***by*Guender, Alfred V. & McCaw, Sharon**185-190 Operating performance around the adoption of director incentive plans***by*Vafeas, Nikos**191-196 The economics of crime and punishment: An analysis of optimal penalty***by*Saha, Atanu & Poole, Graham**197-202 Risk aversion, learning spillovers, and path-dependent economic growth***by*Verbrugge, Randal**203-209 Technology cooperation between firms of developed and less-developed countries***by*Ramani, Shyama V.**211-215 Can tax policy help explain state-level macroeconomic growth?***by*Yamarik, Steven**217-223 Searching for a Kuznets curve in environmental efficiency using kernel estimation***by*Taskin, Fatma & Zaim, Osman

### 2000, Volume 68, Issue 1

**1-6 An 'economics proof' of the supporting hyperplane theorem***by*Weitzman, Martin L.**7-11 On the end-point issue in unit root tests in the presence of a structural break***by*Lee, Junsoo**13-20 Rectangular and wedge-shaped multivariate normal probabilities***by*Vijverberg, Wim P. M.**21-24 Moment conditions for fixed effects count data models with endogenous regressors***by*Windmeijer, Frank**25-30 Non-linear Granger causality in the currency futures returns***by*Asimakopoulos, Ioannis & Ayling, David & Mansor Mahmood, Wan**31-36 Generalized bivariate count data regression models***by*Gurmu, Shiferaw & Elder, John**37-41 Caution in macroeconomic policy: uncertainty and the relative intensity of policy***by*Mercado, P. Ruben & Kendrick, David A.**43-49 On a characterization of stable matchings***by*Adachi, Hiroyuki**51-53 Growth with unintended bequests***by*Cipriani, Giam Pietro**55-59 Preferences over valuation distributions in auctions***by*Hennessy, David A.**61-66 Auctions when bidders prepare by investing in ideas***by*Jeitschko, Thomas D. & Wolfstetter, Elmar**67-77 Solving consumption models with multiplicative habits***by*Carroll, Christopher D.**79-84 A further generalization of the Solow growth model: the role of the public sector***by*Bajo-Rubio, Oscar**85-88 The Feldstein-Horioka puzzle revisited***by*Sachsida, Adolfo & Caetano, Marcelo Abi-Ramia**89-93 Exchange rate overshooting in Turkey***by*Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen & Kara, Orhan**95-99 Welfare-maximizing tax structure in a model with human capital***by*Gomez, Manuel A.**101-107 Market structure, cost asymmetries, and fiscal policy effectiveness***by*Molana, Hassan & Montagna, Catia**109-112 Economic growth and geographic proximity***by*Attfield, C. L. F. & Cannon, Edmund S. & Demery, D. & Duck, Nigel W.

### 2000, Volume 67, Issue 3

**239-243 A jackknife interpretation of the continuous updating estimator***by*Donald, Stephen G. & Newey, Whitney K.**245-251 Can portmanteau nonlinearity tests serve as general mis-specification tests?: Evidence from symmetric and asymmetric GARCH models***by*Brooks, Chris & Henry, Olan T.**253-260 Imposing local concavity in the translog and generalized Leontief cost functions***by*Ryan, David L. & Wales, Terence J.**261-271 Alternative representation for asymptotic distributions of impulse responses in cointegrated VAR systems***by*Arai, Yoichi & Yamamoto, Taku**273-281 An algebraic interpretation of cointegration***by*Neusser, Klaus**283-288 Solution and control of linear rational expectations models with structural effects from future instruments***by*Blake, Andrew P.**289-295 Two further empirical implications of Auspitz-Lieben-Edgeworth-Pareto complementarity***by*Weber, Christian E.**297-301 Provision of a public good with bounded cost***by*Al-Najjar, Nabil I. & Smorodinsky, Rann