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See detailA global carbon tax? Why firm mobility and heterogeneity matters
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL

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See detailThe role of economic complexity on the formation of gender roles
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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
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL

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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 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 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 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 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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See detailCommodity taxation and regulatory competition
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Picard, Pierre M UL; Moriconi, Simone

in International Tax and Public Finance (2019), 26(4),

The purpose of this paper is twofold. We first investigate whether product market regulations affect commodity taxation in open-to-trade economies, and second, we study the strategic interaction in ... [more ▼]

The purpose of this paper is twofold. We first investigate whether product market regulations affect commodity taxation in open-to-trade economies, and second, we study the strategic interaction in regulatory measures between trading partner countries. We present a two-country general equilibrium model in which destination-based commodity taxes finance public goods, and product market regulation affects both the number of firms in the market and product diversity. Based on data for 21 OECD countries over the 1990–2008 period, we provide empirical evidence suggesting that product market regulations are strategic complement policies and that domestic regulations have a negative impact on domestic commodity taxation. [less ▲]

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See detailSocial division in the market: conspicous consumption with nationalist feelings
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL

E-print/Working paper (2019)

In this paper, we explore the effects of conspicuous goods as a means of social division between native citizens and migrants. We push forward the hypothesis that choosing a particular good can confer a ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we explore the effects of conspicuous goods as a means of social division between native citizens and migrants. We push forward the hypothesis that choosing a particular good can confer a sense of place. We introduce this idea in an international vertical differentiation market with two variants and two social groups: migrants and natives. Natives are narrow-minded since they attribute a positive social value to the variant that complies with their own consumption culture. Migrants are open-minded. When consumers belonging to different groups meet, they exchange information about their consumption habits and consumption well-being that reveals their consumption culture: narrow-minded versus open-minded. Consequently, after meeting, some consumers may change beliefs (narrow-minded to open-minded or vice versa) and consumption choices. Using a dynamic model, we fully elucidate the steady-state equilibrium and highlight the impact of nationalism on migrant integration. [less ▲]

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See detailA tax competition approach to resource taxation in developing countries
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in Resources Policy (2019)

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See detailConsumption home bias and ethnocentrism: an international duopoly
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E-print/Working paper (2019)

We define a model with two countries and two vertically differentiated goods, a high and a low-quality variant, and heterogenous consumers with respect to their willingness to pay for quality. Consumers ... [more ▼]

We define a model with two countries and two vertically differentiated goods, a high and a low-quality variant, and heterogenous consumers with respect to their willingness to pay for quality. Consumers in one country are ethnocentric in consumption. They thrive additional satisfaction when consuming a domestic good rather than a foreign one since only the former can satisfy their sense of place. We investigate the role of trade costs and ethnocentric attitude in shaping the equilibrium configuration of the international duopoly. [less ▲]

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