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Tightened standards or business as usual? : a study of European corporate credit rating cyclicality
(Master thesis, 2014)
This paper examines which variables are statistically signi cant in a corporate credit rating process, and if there has been a tightening in rating practice during and after the nancial crisis hit Europe in 2008. We ...
The Local Economic Impact of Wind Power Deployment
(Discussion paper;09/15, Working paper, 2015-04)
Globally installed wind power capacity has grown tremendously since 2000. This study focuses on the local economic impacts of wind power deployment. A theoretical model shows that wind power deployment is not necessarily ...
Lumpy investments, factor adjustments and productivity
(Discussion paper2006:9, Working paper, 2006-02)
This paper describes firms’ output and factor demands before, during and after episodes of lumpy investment. By using a rich employer–employee panel data set for two manufacturing industries and one service industry, we ...
Wage dips and drops around first birth
(Discussion paper2004:3, Working paper, 2004-01)
We use a rich longitudinal data set for West Germany to disentangle the wage effects for female workers around first birth. Data on daily real wages reveal a dip in women’s real wages shortly before giving birth and a ...
Markup cyclicality, employment adjustment, and financial constraints
(Working Paper2001:39, Working paper, 2001-08)
We investigate the existence of markups and their cyclical behaviour. Markup is not directly observed. Instead, it is given as a price-cost relation that is estimated from a dynamic model of the firm. The model incorporates ...
Markup cyclicality and input factor adjustments
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010)
This paper investigates the existence of markups and their cyclical behaviour at the industry sector level. Markups are given as a price-cost relation that is estimated from a dynamic, structural model of the firm. The ...