Abril 2023

Leibbrandt, A., López-Pérez, R., & Spiegelman, E. (2023). Reciprocal, but inequality averse as well? Mixed motives for punishment and reward. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 210: 91-116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2023.03.028

Abstract. Considerable experimental evidence indicates that reciprocity and inequality aversion are important motivations to understand deviations from self-interested behavior, and in particular costly punishment and reward. We use a within-subject experimental design to evaluate the share of subjects whose second-party reward and punishment choices are best accounted for by pure reciprocity,...

Marzo 2023

Cruz-Castro, L., Ginther

Abstract. This review is about the relationship between research funding allocation, gender and under-represented minorities (URM). Research on gender and URM disparities in research funding is relevant as it speaks directly to the unexplained gaps in career advancement by illuminating potential effects of gender, race and ethnicity characteristics on productivity, reputation and compensation,...

Febrero 2023

Martínez, C., & Parlane

Abstract. What motivates some firms to hire star academics? This paper provides a theoretical framework that combines several factors known to influence a firm's hiring decision of scientists capable of conducting both, research and development activities. The targeted type, reflecting the scientist's academic ability, is endogenous. When research and development activities are not strong...

Septiembre 2022

Jiménez-Sánchez M, Fraile M

Abstract. The configuration of protests as hybrid media events not only enables them to reach wider audiences but also favors the transformation of those audiences into active publics. In this increasingly common scenario, our study proposes a set of indicators to scrutinize how the public reacts during such hybrid media events, and to test such reactions in light of the mass protests that took...

Agosto 2022

Koronka, J

Abstract. Many governments and organisations are encouraging carbon dioxide capture in woodlands through the creation of markets that commodify forest carbon. These schemes can connect different values in local landscapes and global environmental responses to climate change, which go beyond increasing the cost-effectiveness of carbon offsetting. In this paper we use the UK Woodland Carbon Code (...

Junio 2022

Gou, Z., Meng, F.,

Abstract. In this study, we introduce a new literature-aging conceptual model to study the citation curve and discuss its implications. First, we improve the conceptual model by adding a period to describe the “death” of citations. Second, we offer a feasible operationalization for this conceptual model and implement a set of cross-discipline publications in the Web of Science to test its...

Baggio-Compagnucci, A., Ovando

Abstract. Forest expansion can make an important contribution to the 2015 Paris Agreement, through offsetting Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. EU, UK and Scottish forest policy encourages substantial forest expansion. Unfortunately, policy is still inadequately informed by high resolution data, and often assumes a fairly homogenous landscape, uniformly suitable soil types and idealised ‘average’...

Caballero, A., & López-Pérez, R

Abstract. Introspection and abundant field and lab evidence indicate that people often infer population characteristics from the data available. When people lack records and are not given feedback, however, they might underweight some of such data, perhaps due to inattention or memory failures. In this paper we use lab experiments and a parsimonious analytical framework to explore inference when...

Torrecillas, C., & Martínez, C.

Abstract. Natural resource endowments can determine a country’s specialisation and provide it with an advantaged position in international networks, but they can also lock it into low value-added activities in global value chains. Favourable weather and soil conditions have made olive trees one of the most recognisable characteristics of the Mediterranean landscape for thousands of years. Olive...

Marzo 2022

Unveiling cognitive structure and comparative advantages of countries in knowledge domains

Abstract. Mapping and depicting the structure, dynamics, and national specialisation profiles of scientific fields at the country level affords a better understanding of national developments and changes in a given field, particularly when these changes may serve as an aid in decision-making with regard to research management. This article looks at the cognitive structure of a field over time to...