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Wage Discrimination Measurement: In Defense of a Simple but Informative Statistical Tool
We examine several functional and numerical measures of wage discrimination in the spirit of the Lorenz curve. The First Order discrimination curve is based on the comparison of the wage CDF of twoExpand
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La Dolce Vita: Hedonic Estimates of Quality of Life in Italian Cities
Colombo E., Michelangeli A. and Stanca L. La dolce vita: hedonic estimates of quality of life in Italian cities, Regional Studies. This paper investigates quality of life in Italian cities using theExpand
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A stochastic dominance approach to the measurement of discrimination
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This note suggests a bridge between stochastic dominance (Rothschild and Stiglitz, 1970 [17], 1973 [18]), inequality measurement (Atkinson,1970 [1]) and discrimination measurement (Gastwirth, 1975 [10]). Expand
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Measuring the social value of local public goods: an empirical analysis within Paris metropolitan area
A non-linear hedonic model is used to estimate the implicit marginal prices of 17 local public goods in a Paris suburban area on an original data set of some 8200 housing units. The results reveal aExpand
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Decentralization and economic growth in Europe: for whom the bell tolls
ABSTRACT The effects of fiscal decentralization on economic growth are analyzed. A theoretical framework is developed that builds on the relationships between government size and growth and betweenExpand
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The value of culture to urban housing markets
ABSTRACT Cultural amenities are the expression of a cultural environment, given by a combination of aesthetic factors, styles, rhythms and behaviours, which contribute to make a neighbourhood vibrantExpand
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La Dolce Vita: Hedonic Estimates of Quality of Life in Italian Cities
This paper provides an assessment of quality of life in Italian cities using the hedonic approach. We analyze micro-level data for housing and labor markets to estimate compensating differentials forExpand
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Detecting a change in wealth concentration without the knowledge of the wealth distribution
Consumption is commonly used as a proxy for permanent income. We go a step further by establishing the link between the distribution of consumption and that of permanent income in terms of dominanceExpand
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Equity in the City: On Measuring Urban (Ine)Quality of Life
We merge contributions from the New Urban Economics and inequality measurement to assess quality of life (QOL) in a given city. We take the point of view of a city planner in favor of an evenExpand
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Decentralization of public expenditure and growth in Italy: Does the composition matter?
In this paper we exploit data at regional level on decentralized public expenditure provided by Conti pubblici territoriali from 1996 to 2014 and we decompose decentralized public expenditure intoExpand
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