Robert V. Breunig

Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy

Professor of Economics

7 Liversidge Street

Lennox Crossing

Canberra, ACT 0200

Australia

http://https://crawford.anu.edu.au/crawford_people/content/staff/rbreunig.php

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Price Regulation in Australia: How Consistent Has it Been?

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 23 Aug 2005
Robert V. Breunig, Jeremy Hornby, Scott Stacey and Flavio M. Menezes
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Charles River Associates, Incorporated, Charles River Associates, Incorporated and University of Queensland - School of Economics
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Price regulation, energy, water, consistency

Price Regulation in Australia: How Consistent Has It Been?

Economic Record, Vol. 82, No. 256, pp. 67-76, March 2006
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 08 May 2006
Robert V. Breunig, Jeremy Hornby, Scott Stacey and Flavio M. Menezes
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Charles River Associates, Incorporated, Charles River Associates, Incorporated and University of Queensland - School of Economics
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Should Single-Equation Dynamic Gasoline Demand Models Include Moving Average Terms?

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 04 Jun 2008
Robert V. Breunig
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Single-equation demand analysis, lagged adjustment, habit formation, gasoline elasticity

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Parametric Vs. Semi-Parametric Estimation of the Male-Female Wage Gap: An Application to France

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 Nov 2005
Robert V. Breunig and Sandrine Rospabe
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and University of Rennes
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Gender pay gap, sticky floors, glass ceilings, semi-parametric estimation

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An Improved Productivity Decomposition Approach to Understand Firm Dynamics and Aggregate Growth

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Jun 2008
Robert V. Breunig and Marn-Heong Wong
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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productivity measurement, productivity growth, industry dynamics, firm entry and exit

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Outsourcing and Innovation: An Empirical Study of Causes and Effects

B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 14(1), 395-418
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2015
Sasan Bakhtiari and Robert V. Breunig
Australian Department of Industry and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Outsourcing, Innovation, Firm Performance, Business Strategy

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Australian Social Policy 2005

Number of pages: 165 Posted: 23 Dec 2010
Australian National University (ANU) - Centre for Mental Health Research, Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Strategic Policy and Analysis Branch, Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Economics, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Adelaide, Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Research and Analysis Branch, Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Early Childhood and Communities Branch, Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Early Childhood and Communities Branch and Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Youth Bureau Branch
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Improving the Modeling of Couples' Labour Supply

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1773
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Oct 2005
Robert V. Breunig, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark and Xiaodong Gong
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Economics, University of Sydney and Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics
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Family Labour Supply, Australia, Simulated Maximum Likelihood, Discretized Structural Model

A Couples-Based Approach to the Problem of Workless Families

IZA Discussion Paper No. 864
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Sep 2003
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Chris Ryan and Robert V. Breunig
School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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income-support policy, randomized experiment, treatment effects

A Couples-Based Approach to the Problem of Workless Families

Economic Record, Vol. 82, No. 259, pp. 428-444, December 2006
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 17 Oct 2006
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Chris Ryan and Robert V. Breunig
School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Assisting the Long-Term Unemployed: Results from a Randomized Trial

IZA Discussion Paper No. 628
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Dec 2002
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) and Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
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Active Labor Market Programs, Counseling and Monitoring, Long-term Unemployment, Propensity Score Matching, Welfare Reform

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Sovereign Ratings and Oil-Producing Countries: Have Sovereign Ratings Run Ahead of Fundamentals?

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Jun 2008
Robert V. Breunig and Tse Chern Chia
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) - Economics Program
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Oil-producing countries, sovereign ratings, panel data

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An Exploration of Australian Petrol Demand: Lagged Adjustment, Unobservable Habits, Irreversibility, and Some Updated Estimates

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Jun 2008
Robert V. Breunig and Carolyn Murphy
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Single-equation demand analysis, lagged adjustment, habit formation, price irreversibility, petrol elasticity

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How Responsive is Female Labour Supply to Child Care Costs: New Australian Estimates

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5119
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
Xiaodong Gong, Robert V. Breunig and Anthony King
Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics, Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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labour supply, child care price, child care demand, elasticity

The Immigrant Wage Gap and Assimilation in Australia: Does Unobserved Heterogeneity Matter?

Crawford School SPI Working Paper 02/2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Oct 2013
Robert V. Breunig, Syed Hasan and Mosfegus Salehin
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) and Australian National University (ANU)
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immigrants, wage gap, assimilation, Australia, cohort effects

The Immigrant Wage Gap and Assimilation in Australia: Does Unobserved Heterogeneity Matter?

Economic Record, Vol. 89, Issue 287, pp. 490-507, 2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Nov 2013
Robert V. Breunig, Sayed Hasan and Mosfequs Salehin
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) and Australian National University (ANU)
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Disagreement in Partners' Reports of Financial Difficulty

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1624
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 07 Jun 2005
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics and Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR)
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Household finances, survey methodology, material hardship

The Accuracy of Predicted Wages of the Non-Employed And Implications for Policy Simulations From Structural Labour Supply Models

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Nov 2009
Robert V. Breunig and Joseph Mercante
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Australian Treasury
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labour supply, selection bias, wage predictions

The Accuracy of Predicted Wages of the Non-Employed and Implications for Policy Simulations from Structural Labour Supply Models

Economic Record, Vol. 86, Issue 272, pp. 49-70, March 2010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 01 Mar 2010
Robert V. Breunig and Joseph Mercante
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Australian Treasury
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Does the Effect of Incentives on Survey Response Rates Differ by Income Support History?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Apr 2008
Central Bank of Colombia, Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Economics (RSE) and Australian National University - SPEAR
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survey response, incentive payments, income support

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Assisting the Long-Term Unemployed: Results from a Randomised Trial

Economic Record, Vol. 79, pp. 84-102, March 2003
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 12 Jun 2003
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) and Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
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Channels of Labour Supply Responses of Lone Parents to Changed Work Incentives

Crawford School SPI Working Paper 03/2013
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Oct 2013
Xiaogong Gong and Robert V. Breunig
Australian National University (ANU) and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Channel of Labour Supply Adjustment, Lone Mothers, Job Changes, Difference in Differences

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Does the Effect of Incentive Payments on Survey Response Rates Differ by Income Support History?

IZA Working Paper No. 3473
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 May 2008
Central Bank of Colombia (Banco de la República), Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Economics, University of Sydney, Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Economics (RSE) and Australian National University - SPEAR
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survey response, incentive payments, income support

An Empirical Investigation of the Mergers Decision Process in Australia

The Economic Record, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 18 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2012
Robert V. Breunig, Flavio M. Menezes and Kelvin Jui Keng Tan
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, University of Queensland - School of Economics and University of Queensland - Business School
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merger decisions process, Australia

An Empirical Investigation of the Mergers Decision Process in Australia

Economic Record, Vol. 88, Issue 283, pp. 459-475, 2012
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 28 Nov 2012
Robert V. Breunig, Flavio M. Menezes and Kelvin Jui Keng Tan
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, University of Queensland - School of Economics and University of Queensland - Business School
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New Outsourcing, Demand Uncertainty and Labor Usage

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2015
Sasan Bakhtiari and Robert V. Breunig
Australian Department of Industry and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Outsourcing, Demand Uncertainty, Labor Adjustment, Firm-Level Data

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Income Pooling between Australian Young Adults and Their Parents: An Improved Parametric Model and Informal Semi-Parametric Tests

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Nov 2009
Robert V. Breunig and Rebecca J. McKibbin
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS)
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intra-household allocation, co-resident young adults, income pooling

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Child Care Assistance: Are Subsidies or Tax Credits Better?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6606
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Jun 2012
Xiaodong Gong and Robert V. Breunig
Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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child care, labor supply, elasticities, discrete choice model

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Testing Regulatory Consistency

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 60-74, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 06 Jan 2012
Robert V. Breunig and Flavio M. Menezes
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and University of Queensland - School of Economics
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An Exploration of Australian Petrol Demand: Unobservable Habits, Irreversibility and Some Updated Estimates

Economic Record, Vol. 85, Issue 268, pp. 73-91, March 2009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Apr 2009
Robert V. Breunig and CAROL GISZ
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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The Dynamics of Satisfaction with Working Hours in Australia: The Usefulness of Panel Data in Evaluating the Case for Policy Intervention

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies (APPS), 2014
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jan 2015
Robert V. Breunig, Xiaodong Gong and Gordon W Leslie
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics and Stanford University - Department of Economics
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labour supply; work satisfaction; public policy; panel data

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Improving the Modelling of Couples Labour Supply

Economic Record, Vol. 84, No. 267, pp. 466-485, December 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Dec 2008
Robert V. Breunig, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark and Xiaodong Gong
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, School of Economics, University of Sydney and Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics
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Income Pooling between Australian Young Adults and Their Parents

LABOUR, Vol. 26, Issue 2, pp. 235-265, 2012
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 May 2012
Robert V. Breunig and Rebecca J. McKibbin
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS)
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Child Care Availability, Quality and Affordability: Are Local Problems Related to Labour Supply?

Economic Record, Vol. 87, No. 276, pp. 109-124, 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) - Faculty of Economics & Commerce, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics, Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics and Australian Treasury
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A Richer Understanding of Australia's Productivity Performance in the 1990s: Improved Estimates Based upon Firm-Level Panel Data

Economic Record, Vol. 84, Issue 265, pp. 157-176, June 2008
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Jun 2008
Robert V. Breunig and Marn-Heong Wong
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Nationalism and Economic Openness: The Cross-Country Evidence Revisited

CAMA Working Paper No. 51/2017
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Aug 2017
Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Nationalism, Economic Openness

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Exploring the Links between Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements and Merchandise Trade

Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, Volume 2, Issue 3, pages 467-484, September 2015, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 10 Aug 2017
Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Canberra Office, The University of Sydney - Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Canberra Office, Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Canberra Office and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Free Trade Agreements, Gravity Model, Merchandise Trade

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The Relationship between Immigration to Australia and the Labour Market Outcomes of Australian‐Born Workers

Economic Record, Vol. 93, Issue 301, pp. 255-276, 2017
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 03 Jun 2017
Robert V. Breunig, Nathan Deutscher and Hang Thi To
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Inequality or Poverty: Which is Bad for Growth?

CAMA Working Paper No. 43/2016
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Jul 2016
Robert V. Breunig and Omer Majeed
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
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Inequality, Economic Growth, Poverty, Cross-Country Regressions

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The Role of Spillovers in Research and Development Expenditure in Australian Industries

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Sasan Bakhtiari and Robert V. Breunig
Australian Department of Industry and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Research and Development, Innovation, R&D Spillovers, Supply Chains, Industrial Clustering

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Sovereign Ratings and Oil‐Exporting Countries: The Effect of High Oil Prices on Ratings

International Review of Finance, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 113-138, 2015
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Mar 2015
Robert V. Breunig and Tse Chern Chia
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) - Economics Program
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The New National Quality Framework: Quantifying Some of the Effects on Labour Supply, Child Care Demand and Household Finances for Two‐Parent Households

Economic Record, Vol. 90, Issue 288, pp. 1-16, 2014
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 06 Mar 2014
Robert V. Breunig, Xiaodong Gong and Declan Trott
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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Channels of Labour Supply Responses of Lone Parents to Changed Work Incentives

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7574
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 Aug 2013
Xiaodong Gong and Robert V. Breunig
Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics and Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy
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channel of labour supply adjustment, lone mothers, job changes, difference-in-differences

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Partnered Women's Labour Supply and Child‐Care Costs in Australia: Measurement Error and the Child‐Care Price

Economic Record, Vol. 88, pp. 51-69, 2012
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Jun 2012
Robert V. Breunig, Xiaodong Gong and Anthony King
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) - School of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Empirical Approaches for Identifying Maverick Firms: An Application to Mortgage Providers in Australia

Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 811-836, 2008
Posted: 08 Oct 2008
Robert V. Breunig and Flavio M. Menezes
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and University of Queensland - School of Economics

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G21, L0, L4

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Do Intra-Household Effects Generate the Food Stamp Cash-Out Puzzle?

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 552-568, August 2005
Posted: 20 Dec 2005
Robert V. Breunig and Indraneel Dasgupta
Australian National University (ANU) - Crawford School of Public Policy and Durham University - Department of Economics and Finance

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cash-out puzzle, Engel curves, food stamp program, intra-household distribution, welfare transfers