Progress in Economics Research. Volume 29


Albert Tavidze (Editor)

Series: Progress in Economics Research
BISAC: BUS069000

This series spans the globe presenting leading research in economics. International applications and examples of economic progress are invaluable in a troubled world with economic booms bursting like so many penny balloons.

Topics discussed include an assessment of the econometric methods for program evaluation; bank market power and economic volatility; mineral resources governance, the U.K. petroleum fiscal regime; enhancing GDP growth and employment: environmental taxes for efficient waste management; the use of distance-based logistic regression in credit risk; a discussion on the modified GHG intensity universal indicator toward a production/consumption insensitive border carbon tax; experiences contributing to unemployed youth’s work commitment in Hong Kong; research results on why men and women still work in different occupations and foreign human capital and integration in a city-state. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – An Assessment of the Econometric Methods for Program Evaluation and a Proposal to Extend the Difference-in-Differences Estimator to Dynamic Treatment (pp. 1-36)
Giovanni Cerulli (National Research Council of Italy, Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth Via dei Taurini, Roma, Italy

Chapter 2 – Bank Market Power and Economic Volatility: Some International Evidence (pp. 37-60)
Nuria Suárez Suárez (Public University of Navarre, Spain)

Chapter 3 – Mineral Resources Governance, the UK Petroleum Fiscal Regime: A Historical Evaluation (pp. 61-82)
Hafez Abdo (Nottingham Business School, Nottingham, UK)

Chapter 4 – Enhancing GDP Growth and Employment: From Unproductive Public Expenditures towards Human Capital Investment (pp. 83-102)
Karl Farmer (University of Graz, Austria)

Chapter 5 – Environmental Taxes for Efficient Waste Management (pp. 103-116)
Maarten Dubois (KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Policy Research Centre for Sustainable Materials, Kasteelpark Arenberg, Leuven, Belgium)

Chapter 6 – The Use of Distance-Based Logistic Regression in Credit Risk (pp. 117-130)
Eva Boj, Teresa Costa, Josep Fortiana, Mª Mercè Claramunt and Anna Esteve (Departmento de Matemática Económica, Financiera y Actuarial, Facultad de Economía y Empresa. Universidad de Barcelona, Avenida Diagonal, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 7 – IIGHGINT: A Generalization to the Modified GHG Intensity Universal Indicator toward a Production/Consumption Insensitive Border Carbon Tax (pp. 131-148)
Reza Farrahi Moghaddam, Fereydoun Farrahi Moghaddam and Mohamed Cheriet (Synchromedia Lab, École de technologie supérieure (ETS), University of Quebec (UduQ), Montreal, QC, Canada)

Chapter 8 – Experiences Contributing to Unemployed Youth‘s Work Commitment in Hong Kong (pp. 149-170)
Chau-kiu Cheung and Ngan-pun Ngai (City University of Hong Kong, China, and others)

Chapter 9 – Why Do Men and Women Still Work in Different Occupations? A Test of Human Capital and Socialization Theories (pp. 171-208)
Francisco Perales (School of Social Science & Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Australia)

Chapter 10 – Foreign Human Capital and Integration in a City-State (pp. 209-228)
Faizal Yahya (National University of Singapore, Singapore)


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