Progress in Economics Research. Volume 33


Albert Tavidze (Editor)

Series: Progress in Economics Research
BISAC: BUS069000

In this next volume of Progress in Economics Research, chapters include research on the impact of fiscal consolidation in developing countries on the real economy and propose an analysis of the austerity programs implemented in the Central and Eastern European and Baltic countries; transport infrastructure and how it influences the location of manufacturing firms allowing access to markets (local and international); the prospects and limitations of the intertemporal approach to global external imbalances; asset allocation strategies for members of defined-contribution pension plans with exponential utility with three types of assets; an analysis on positive versus negative reciprocity, considered part of behavioral economics; and insight into the Italian health care financing scenario. Specifically, the authors analyze regional political fragmentation and competition for effective political power between majority and opposition coalitions and test if the fragmentation of both coalitions are key variables that determine their effective political power.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter One
Optimal Asset Allocation Strategy for Defined-Contribution Pension Plans with Different Exponential Utility Functions
(Qing-Ping Ma, Department of Quantitative and Applied Economics, Nottingham University Business School China, The University of Nottingham Ningbo, University Park, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China)

Chapter Two
Safety and Security in Shipping: International, Common Law and Chinese Liability Perspectives
(Proshanto K. Mukherjee, Professor of Law, Dalian Maritime University, Professor Emeritus of Maritime Law and Policy, World Maritime University, Malmö, Juris Dr. Honoris Causa Lund University, Sweden and Huiru Liu, LL.M. Dalian Maritime University)

Chapter Three
Using the Carrot and the Stick? Theoretical and Experimental Insights into Positive vs. Negative Reciprocity
(Wolfgang Breuer, Anselm Hüwe, Chair of Business Administration and Finance, RWTH University, Department of Finance, Templergraben, Aachen, Germany)

Chapter Four
The Intertemporal approach to Intra-EMU and Global External Imbalances
(Karl Farmer and Irina Ban, Department of Economics University of Graz, Universitätsstrasse, Graz, Austria, and others)

Chapter Five
Political Fragmentation and Health Financing in a Sub-National Framework
(Monica Auteri, Alessandro Cattel, Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali ed Economiche, “Sapienza” Università di Roma, Italy)

Chapter Six
The Impact of Fiscal Consolidation in the European Development Countries
(Socol Cristian, Socol Aura Gabriela, Marinas Marius, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

Chapter Seven
Industrial Location and National Transport Infrastructure: An Empirical Evidence between Queretaro and Tijuana Metropolitan Zones, Mexico(Obregón-Biosca, Saúl Antonio and Ríos-Quezada, Gerardo, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico)


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