The European Journal of Comparative Economics

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, 2010

Angus Maddison's Mission to Understand the World and Its History through Numbers1
AbstractAngus Maddison's contribution to the analysis of long-run developments in the world economy has been monumental. His continuous cumulative work on an ever expanding data-set of national accounts and his in-depth analysis of changes in the main...
Assessing the Sustainability of Credit Growth: The Case of Central and Eastern European Countries
AbstractCredit growth rates as high as 30% or 50% a year were observed in some Central Eastern European countries (CEECs) in 2006-2007, such as the Baltic States, Bulgaria or Romania. This strong credit growth could have been due to the catching-up process...
Do Gender Quotas Influence Women's Representation and Policies?
AbstractThis paper investigates the effect of applying gender quotas on policy decisions. I first examine the effect of gender quotas on the representation of female legislators, study the correlation between gender quotas and different types of government...
Domestic Multinationals and Foreign-Owned Firms in Italy: Evidence from Quantile Regression1
AbstractThis paper investigates the performance differences across and within foreign-owned firms and domestic multinationals in Italy. Used for the empirical analysis are non-parametric tests based on the concept of first order stochastic dominance...
From Spectator to Walk-On to Actor: An Exploratory Study of the Internationalisation of Greek Firms since 1989
AbstractThe article follows the evolution of the Greek business activities in foreign countries. Based on two unique databases, the article acknowledges the existence of two sub-periods. More particularly, the years up to 1998 are characterized by two...
Intellectual Property as Property Rights: Lessons from Property Rights Dynamics1
Intellectual Property as Property Rights: Lessons from Property Rights Dynamics11. IntroductionProperty Rights Dynamics is a collection of essays edited by Donatella Porrini and Giovanni Ramello on various topics in property rights theories from notable...
On the Road to Euro: How Synchronized Is Estonia with the Euro Zone?
AbstractWhile the currency board served Estonia well during transition in the 1990s, it has limited its ability to counter the impact of the global financial crisis and heightened the currency risks. The euro adoption has thus become a top policy priority...
Real Convergence in the CEECs, Euro Area Accession and the Role of Romania
AbstractThe paper is aimed at studying the absolute and conditional convergence in the Central and Eastern European countries. Given that these countries have common roots and their economies have experienced similar challenges over time, the regional...
Real Convergence in the New Member States of the European Union (Shorter and Longer Term Prospects)
AbstractThe success of the integration process of the new EU Member States is reflected by their nominal and real convergence performance. These tendencies are of special importance considering further enlargement of the Eurozone. The financial and economic...
The Trade Specialization of SANE: Evidence from Manufacturing Industries
AbstractThis paper studies the evolution of the foreign trade specialization in manufacturing sectors of South Africa, Algeria, Nigeria and Egypt. These four countries, the so-called SANE, have recently been viewed as Africa's best chance of producing...