RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2004 - 4 - autori-vari - Vita e Pensiero - Fascicolo digitale Rivista internazionale di Scienze Sociali


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Fascicolo 4 - 2004
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Reciprocity-based Emotions: An Experimental Study of the Effects of Experiencing Positive and Negative Reciprocity
by Giorgio Coricelli pages: 22 € 6.00
This paper presents an experimental analysis of people’s behavior in situations involving both positive and negative reciprocity. The experiment implements sequences of two types of extensive form games called Punishment games and Trust games. The contemporaneous use of these two types of games allows us to define an ideal framework for understanding the basic elements of reciprocal behavior. Results show that the level of trust and punishment are consistent with the view that emotions are involved.
Specializzazione e crescita: un’applicazione alle regioni dell’Unione Monetaria Europea
by Marcella D'Uva, Rita De Siano pages: 18 € 6.00
The aim of this work is the identification and the description of groups of regions belonging to eight European countries in order to evaluate the role of productive specialization in determining regional income growth. The novelty of the study is the application of a new methodology, the Classification and Regression Tree Analysis. The results show that initial specialization in manufacturing (machinery and metal products) and services (credit and transport) is crucial for local growth and suggest the existence of multiple clubs of regions, each characterized by a specific specialization model and growth trend.
La vicenda del partenariato euromediterraneo: prospettive e percorsi di integrazione
by Giuseppe Notarstefano, Raffaele Scuderi pages: 34 € 6.00
Countries agreeing to Euro-Mediterranean Partnership show different levels of development, so that they are far from converging in per capita GDP growth rates. As shown by literature, an important role in growth can be played by foreign direct investment (FDI). Beta and Sigma approaches to convergence are applied to prove the absence of gaps reduction in the area, and the importance of FDI in a context where less developed countries do not attract FDI as much as other developing countries. Persistency matrix and fuzzy clustering methods are then applied to verify the composition and stability in time of “convergence clubs”.
The Economic Impact of Technology Transfer in Developing Countries
by Mariacristina Piva pages: 38 € 6.00
The aim of this paper is to offer an updated survey of theoretical models and empirical studies analysing the impact of technology transfer in developing countries. The transfer of technology from developed to developing countries depends on trade liberalization and internationalization of production through various channels. A critical discussion will be presented comparing the positive implications of technology transfers (positive spillovers, technological catching-up, growing complementarities with domestic firms) with negative implications (displacement of workers, negative welfare implications, competitive effects with domestic firms). Moreover the nature of transferred technologies together with the different institutional ‘absorptive capacities’ and sectoral specializations will be considered.

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Who Bears the Burden of Common Agricultural Price Policy? The Distributive Effects of Market Price Support in the Agricultural Sector
by Cristiano Perugini pages: 24 € 6.00
The EU Common Agricultural Policy has historically been articulated into public budget payments and price support measures. From the distributive viewpoint, while the former are financed through the usual fiscal policy mechanisms (largely progressive), the financing structure of market price support (burdened on the consumers of food products) envisages a possible income regressive effect (via Engel’s law). The objective of the paper is to investigate the existence and the size of this effect. To achieve this aim we combine data and information from different sources (Bank of Italy, ISTAT, OECD, ISMEA). Our results support the existence of the regressive effect.
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