Alexandros Dimitropoulos

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Many adults with Prader-Willi syndrome are affected by behaviors such as tantrums, skin-picking, and compulsions. The nature and extent of these problems suggest more attention be directed to their emergence in childhood. Our purpose was to investigate behavior problems in children with this syndrome and identify the age at which these behaviors emerge.(More)
We perform a meta-analysis of studies investigating consumers’ preferences for electric and other alternative fuel vehicles to provide insights into the way consumers trade off driving range for capital costs. We find that consumers are willing to pay, on average, between 47 and 64 US$ for a one-mile increase in vehicle’s range. The short driving range of(More)
Advances in genetic research have led to an increased understanding of genotype-phenotype relationships. Excessive eating and weight gain characteristic of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) have been the understandable focus of much of the research. The intense preoccupation with food, lack of satiation, and incessant food seeking are among the most striking(More)
The presence and severity of compulsive behaviours may be evaluated via the Compulsive Behaviour Checklist (CBC) and this instrument has been successfully employed in people with intellectual disability. However, the applicability of the overall CBC scoring system, which entails tallying the number of behavioural categories represented (i.e. five) as well(More)
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder characterized by hyperphagia and food preoccupations. Researchers indicate that individuals with PWS, including young children, exhibit food and non-food-related compulsions. Normative rituals are also often present among typically developing preschoolers. However, it is unclear how these behaviors affect(More)
This paper presents an approach for the estimation of welfare effects of tax policy changes under heterogeneity in consumer preferences. The approach is applied to evaluate the welfare effects of current tax advantages for electric vehicles supplied as fringe benefits by employers. Drawing on stated preferences of Dutch company car drivers, we assess the(More)
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