Julio R. Robledo

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This paper presents results from a field study on voluntary contributions for an information public good provided via the Internet (an electronic newsletter for authors). Whereas the standard private provision model predicts that individuals contribute less if other individuals contribute more, we find that readers are more likely to pay the more they(More)
We consider the strategic role of uncertainty and information acquisition for the mitigation of global warming which is modeled using a standard framework for private provision of a public good. Prior to the voluntary contribution mechanism, we allow for investments in information about the country-specific benefit of reductions of the emissions of(More)
This study was designed to determine the most efficient dentin-cement-restorative material system to minimize temperature changes from either a hot (58 degrees C) or cold (4 degrees C) source. Extracted human molar teeth were used to conduct the experiment utilizing a standard Class I occlusal preparation 3.5 mm in diameter with a remaining dentin thickness(More)
Physician Reimbursement, Time-Consistency and the Quality of Care by Robert Nuscheler We use a model of horizontal and vertical differentiation to study physicians’ incentives to provide quality in the physician-patient relationship under price regulation. If the price is the only regulatory variable, the social planner cannot implement the first-best(More)
Geography of the Family by Kai A. Konrad, Harald Künemund, Kjell Erik Lommerud and Julio R. Robledo We study the residential choice of siblings who are altruistic towards their parents. The first-born child’s location choice influences the behavior of the second-born child and can shift some of the burden of providing care for the parents from one child to(More)
In the quasilinear case, surplusmaximization leads to constrained efficientDrèze equilibria. We investigate the question of whether surplus maximization can be useful beyond the quasilinear case. Weuse twodifferent surplus concepts, the equivalent and the compensating surplus. The first one is a utilitarian social welfare function and the second one(More)