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See detailRandom Encounters and Information Diffusion about Product Quality
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in Journal of Economics and Management Strategy (2022)

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See detailTax competition and phantom FDI
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in Journal of Public Economic Theory (2022)

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See detailTaxes and declared profits: evidence from gold mines in Africa
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in Resources Policy (2022)

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See detailDiversity on the screen
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See detailThe role of economic complexity on the formation of gender roles
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See detailA global carbon tax? Why firm mobility and heterogeneity matters
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See detailThe impact of economic complexity on the formation of environmental culture
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in Sustainability (2021), 1(1),

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See detailEnvironmental Culture and Economic Complexity
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See detailGenetic Diversity and Performance: Evidence From Football Data
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Beine, Michel UL; Peracchi, Silvia UL

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See detailTax competition and phantom FDI
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See detailEthnocentric preferences and the environment with international trade
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We define a model of international trade with two countries, two vertically differentiated goods, and heterogenous consumers concerning their willingness to pay for quality. Trade generates two sources of ... [more ▼]

We define a model of international trade with two countries, two vertically differentiated goods, and heterogenous consumers concerning their willingness to pay for quality. Trade generates two sources of pollution: the production of domestic and traded goods, and their transportation between countries. Consumers in both countries manifest home bias which translates into ethnocentric preferences: (i) consumer perceive the quality of the domestic good amplified; and (ii) consumers thrive additional satisfaction when consuming a domestic good rather than a foreign one since only the former can satisfy their sense of place. By contrast, they suffer a psychological penalty when consuming a foreign product. We investigate the role of trade costs and ethnocentric attitude in shaping the equilibrium configuration of the international duopoly. Finally, we uncover the environmental damage from production and from transport in presence of ethnocentrism. [less ▲]

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See detailA tax competition approach to resource taxation in developing countries
Bourgain, Arnaud UL; Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL

in Resources Policy (2020), 65

In this paper, we investigate the effect of cost misreporting of extractive firms on the optimal design of tax policies. We build a two-period, two-country model where governments aim to attract a foreign ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we investigate the effect of cost misreporting of extractive firms on the optimal design of tax policies. We build a two-period, two-country model where governments aim to attract a foreign-owned multinational firm to raise tax revenues by levying a profit tax and a royalty. The firm overstates its production costs to reduce declared profits and it decides in which country to locate. We find that cost overstatement pushes royalties upward but remains detrimental for tax revenues as well as the capital invested by the firm. The mining country that attracts the extractive firm is often the country with the highest coefficient of overstatement. However, the firm may locate in the country with the lowest overstatement and lowest royalty if both countries have the same profit tax. Reinforcing expertise in mining sectors to reduce asymmetries of information between firms and tax authorities appears to be a priority in developing resource countries. [less ▲]

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See detailFiscal effects of migrants in Europe: a quantile regression approach
Joxhe, Majlinda UL; Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Scaramozzino, Pasquale

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In this paper, we explore the fiscal impact of immigrants in Europe applying a quantile regression approach to data from the European Survey on Living Conditions (EU-SILC) for the period 2007-2015. Our ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we explore the fiscal impact of immigrants in Europe applying a quantile regression approach to data from the European Survey on Living Conditions (EU-SILC) for the period 2007-2015. Our estimations show that not only on average but also in almost all income quantiles, the fiscal position of both European and non-European migrants is not significantly different from that of native citizens. Furthermore, non-EU migrants are net contributors as compared to the corresponding native citizens in the Netherlands and Belgium for various quantiles. Lastly, we examine the link between migrants’ fiscal position and the fiscal perception of native European citizens measured using ESS data. We find a conflicting relationship: countries where migrants are perceived negatively are instead countries where they are net fiscal contributors and vice versa. [less ▲]

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See detailPoverty in Russia: the Role of the Marital Status and Gender
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See detailThe solution of the immigrant paradox: aspirations and expectations of children of migrants
Beine, Michel UL; Montes Vinas, Ana Cecilia UL; Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL

E-print/Working paper (2020)

In this paper, we push forward the hypothesis that misalignment between expectations and aspirations crucially affects the educational outcomes of young adults. Using AddHealth, a dataset of 20,774 ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we push forward the hypothesis that misalignment between expectations and aspirations crucially affects the educational outcomes of young adults. Using AddHealth, a dataset of 20,774 adolescents between the grades 7-12, we show that the difference in school performance between migrant children and natives lies within the aspirations and expectations that migrant children form. More specifically, we find that positive misalignment between aspirations and expectations is a driving force for higher effort and better education outcomes of immigrant teenagers in the USA. This force resolves the well-known immigrant paradox. Furthermore, this result is specific to migrant children and does not hold for second-generation migrant pupils. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the long run sustainability of small jurisdictions
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in Journal of Industrial and Business Economics (2020)

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See detailMigration: A theoretical comparison on countries’ welfare
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in International Journal of Economic Theory (2019)

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See detailProfit taxation and royalties: evidence from gold mines in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bertinelli, Luisito UL; Bourgain, Arnaud UL; Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL

E-print/Working paper (2019)

In this paper, we analyze theoretically and empirically the effects of tax changes on firms’ profits in extractive industries. In the theoretical part, we assume a country that levies a profit tax and a ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we analyze theoretically and empirically the effects of tax changes on firms’ profits in extractive industries. In the theoretical part, we assume a country that levies a profit tax and a royalty on the profits of extractive firms to maximize its tax revenues. The mining companies may reduce their taxable income by cost manipulation. By analyzing the optimal choice of the government and of the firms, we first establish the optimal tax policy and then we investigate the impact of the optimal fiscal policy on firms’ profits. In the empirical part of the paper, we estimate the effect of the profit tax and royalty on the extracting firms’ profit in African countries during the period spanning from 2007 to 2018. We use the Mining Intelligence database to constitute a panel of annual individual data from a database of 363 gold mines located in 21 Sub-Saharan countries. We obtain an inverse relationship between the tax rate change of the two tax instruments and the profit of the firms. [less ▲]

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