Shmuel Nitzan

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics

Professor of Economics

Ramat-Gan, 52900

Israel

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

http://www.CESifo.de

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

Political Culture and Monopoly Price Determination

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 646
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Feb 2002
Gil S. Epstein and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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The Endogenous Determination of Minimum Wage

IZA Discussion Paper No. 73
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 14 Apr 2000
Gil S. Epstein and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Minimum wage, endogenous determination, political culture, public policy

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The Politics of Randomness

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 803
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 14 Nov 2002
Gil S. Epstein and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Interest Groups, Policy Makers, Lobbying, Public-policy Contests, Contest Success Function, Rationalization of Random Government's Behavior

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Effort and Performance in Public-Policy Contents

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 634
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Jan 2002
Gil S. Epstein and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
Downloads 132 (215,670)
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Public-policy Contests, Policy Reforms, Lobbying Efforts, Strategic Own-stake Effect, Strategic Rival's-stake "Substitution" Effect

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Strategic Restraint in Contests

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 271
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Feb 2001
Gil S. Epstein and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
Downloads 116 (237,732)
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Interest groups, endogenous lobbying targets, voluntary

Tournaments: There is More than Meets the Eye

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1023
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Sep 2004
Gil S. Epstein and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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tournaments, promotion

Tournaments: There is More than Meets the Eye

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4306
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Apr 2004
Gil S. Epstein and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Tournaments, promotion, wasted efforts

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Lobbying and Compromise

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1413
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 Feb 2005
Shmuel Nitzan and Gil S. Epstein
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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public-policy contests, interest groups, policy makers, lobbying, compromise

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The Struggle Over Migration Policy

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1533
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Mar 2005
Gil S. Epstein and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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migration quota, interest groups, government intervention

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On the Political Economy of Complexity

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4547
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Jan 2014
Shmuel Nitzan, Uriel Procaccia and Joseph Tzur
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Bar-Ilan University
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regulation, barriers to entry, accounting, securities regulation, the market of charters, race to the top, race to the bottom

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Political Culture and Discrimination in Contests

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3170
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Sep 2010
Gil S. Epstein, Yosef Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, Netanya Academic College and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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rent seeking, political culture, discrimination, contests, logit contest success function, All-Pay-Auction

Political Culture and Discrimination in Contests

Bar-Ilan University Department of Economics Research Paper No. 2010-18
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jun 2011
Gil S. Epstein, Yosef Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, Netanya Academic College and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Rent Seeking, Political Culture, Discrimination, Contests, Logit contest success function, All-Pay-Auction

Political Culture and Discrimination in Contests

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5158
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
Gil S. Epstein, Ayala Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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political culture, discrimination, contests, logit contest success function, all-pay-auction

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Prize Sharing in Collective Contests

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3212
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Oct 2010
Shmuel Nitzan and Kaoru Ueda
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Nanzan University - Faculty of Economics
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collective contest, mixed public-good prize, endogenous sharing rules, the group-size paradox

Prize Sharing in Collective Contests

Bar-Ilan University Department of Economics Research Paper No. 2010-08
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 26 May 2011
Shmuel Nitzan and Kaoru Ueda
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Nanzan University - Faculty of Economics
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collective contest, mixed public-good prize, endogenous sharing rules, the group-size paradox

Beyond Condorcet: Optimal Aggregation Rules Using Voting Records

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3323
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Feb 2011
University of Haifa - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Bar-Ilan University and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Beyond Condorcet: Optimal Aggregation Rules Using Voting Records

Bar-Ilan University Department of Economics Research Paper No. 2010-20
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Jun 2011
University of Haifa - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Bar-Ilan University and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Cost Sharing in Collective Contests

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4825
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Jul 2014
Shmuel Nitzan and Kaoru Ueda
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Nanzan University - Faculty of Economics
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collective contest, selective incentives, cost sharing, intra-group heterogeneity, elasticity of marginal effort costs, prize sharing

Level r Consensus and Stable Social Choice

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 08 May 2014
Muhammad Mahajne, Shmuel Nitzan and Oscar Volij
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Economics
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social choice, unanimity, consensus, preference aggregation rules, transitivity, simple majority, scoring rules, invariance to rule selection

Level r Consensus and Stable Social Choice

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4808
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 24 Jun 2014
Muhammad Mahajne, Shmuel Nitzan and Oscar Volij
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Department of Economics
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social choice, unanimity, consensus, preference aggregation rules, transitivity, simple majority, scoring rules, invariance to rule selection

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Differential Prize Taxation and Structural Discrimination in Contests

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3831
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Jun 2012
Yosef Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Netanya Academic College and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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contest design, balanced-budget-constraint, differential prize taxation, structural discrimination, dual polarized discrimination, contest success function, lottery

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Equity and Effectiveness of Optimal Taxation in Contests Under an All-Pay Auction

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3712
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Jan 2012
Yosef Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Netanya Academic College and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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contest design, revenue maximization, balanced-budget constraint, budget surplus, optimal differential taxation, endogenous stakes, all-pay auction, lottery

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Rising and Changing Professional Knowledge as Barriers to Entry

Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, Volume 10, Issue 2, Spring 2015, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Aug 2015
Shmuel Nitzan, Uriel Procaccia and Joseph Tzur
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Ruppin Academic Center - Department of Economics and Management
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economics, no entry, no exit, equilibrium model, services

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Intra-Group Heterogeneity in Collective Contests

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4096
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Shmuel Nitzan and Kaoru Ueda
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Nanzan University - Faculty of Economics
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collective contest, intra-group heterogeneity, elasticity of marginal effort costs, unequal stakes and group performance, military alliance, ‘exploitation of the large’

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Condorcet vs. Borda in Light of a Dual Majoritarian Approach

Bar-Ilan University Department of Economics Research Paper No. 2010-07
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2011
Shmuel Nitzan and Eyal Baharad
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and University of Haifa - Department of Economics
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majority decisiveness, Condorcet criterion, erosion of majority principle, the Borda method of counts

The Efficacy and Efforts of Interest Groups in Post Elections Policy Formation

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4009
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Dec 2012
Gil S. Epstein, Yosef Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, Netanya Academic College and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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policy formation, political parties, ideological predispositions, electoral power, post-elections lobbying, enforced party discipline

The Efficacy and Efforts of Interest Groups in Post Elections Policy Formation

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7031
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 Dec 2012
Gil S. Epstein, Ayala Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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policy formation, political parties, ideological predispositions, electoral power, post-elections lobbying, enforced party discipline

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Direct and Structural Discrimination in Contests

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4518
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Jan 2014
Yosef Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Netanya Academic College and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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contest design, balanced-budget-constraint, direct discrimination, structural discrimination, extreme dual discrimination, contest success function

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Optimum Contracts for Research Personnel, Research Employment, and the Establishment of "Rival" Enterprises

NBER Working Paper No. w0871
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Nov 2007
Ariel Pakes and Shmuel Nitzan
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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The Efficient and Fair Approval of Multiple-Cost - Single-Benefit Projects Under Unilateral Information

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4181
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 May 2009
Nava Kahana, Yosef Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, Netanya Academic College and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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indivisible project, single beneficiary, multiple-cost bearers, unilateral information, efficient and fair implementation

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The Effect of Limited Search Ability on the Quality of Competitive Rent-Seeking Clubs

Bar-Ilan University Department of Economics Research Paper No. 2010-06
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Feb 2011
Shmuel Nitzan and Kobi Kriesler
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 18 (530,948)
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competitive rent-seeking clubs, self governance, decentralized decisions, quality competition, selection by fixed random sampling, simple majority rule, endogenous membership determination, transparency, inefficiency, quality decay

Lotteries vs. All-Pay Auctions in Fair and Biased Contests

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7032
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 Dec 2012
Gil S. Epstein, Ayala Mealem and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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contest design, efforts (revenue) maximization, discrimination, endogenous lottery, all-pay auction

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Contest Efforts in Light of Behavioural Considerations

The Economic Journal, Vol. 118, No. 533, pp. 2047-2059, November 2008
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Eyal Baharad and Shmuel Nitzan
University of Haifa - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Government Loan Guarantees and the Credit Decision‐Making Structure

Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, Vol. 51, Issue 2, pp. 607-625, 2018
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 May 2018
Ruth Ben‐Yashar, Miriam Krausz and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar Ilan University, Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics
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Extended Preferences and Freedom of Choice

Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 17, No. 4
Posted: 24 Mar 2001
Eyal Baharad and Shmuel Nitzan
University of Haifa - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics

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The Robustness of Optimal Organizational Architectures: A Note on Hierarchies and Polyarchies

Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2001
Posted: 21 Feb 2001
Ruth Ben-Yashar and Shmuel Nitzan
Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics and Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics

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