Vidya Atal

Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

1 Normal Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07043

United States

http://https://sites.google.com/site/vidyaatal/home

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The Big Mac Index and Real-Income Disparity

Journal of Business and Economics Research, Vol. 12 Issue 3, pp. 231-236, 2014.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2014
Vidya Atal
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business
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Big Mac Index, Purchasing Power, Affordability, Real-income Disparity

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The Big Mac Index: A Shortcut to Inflation and Exchange Rate Dynamics? Price Tracking and Predictive Properties

International Business and Economics Research Journal, Vol. 13 Issue 4, pp. 751-756, 2014.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2014
Luis San Vicente Portes and Vidya Atal
Montclair State University and Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business
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Big Mac Index, Purchasing Power, Exchange Rate Dynamics, Inflation

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Patent Quality and a Two-Tiered Patent System

Forthcoming in Journal of Industrial Economics
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2015
Vidya Atal and Talia Bar
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Economics
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patent, patent quality, gold-plate patent, two-tiered patent system, innovation, research and development, prior art

Patent Quality and a Two‐Tiered Patent System

The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 62, Issue 3, pp. 503-540, 2014
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Sep 2014
Vidya Atal and Talia Bar
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Economics
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Prior Art: To Search or Not to Search

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2010
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Vidya Atal and Talia Bar
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and University of Connecticut - Department of Economics
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innovation, patent, prior art, research and development, search

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Affirmative Action and Empowerment: Friends or Foes?

Economics Bulletin, 2014, Vol. 34 No. 2 pp. 1012-1018
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 10 May 2014
Vidya Atal and Ram Sewak Dubey
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and Montclair State University - The Feliciano School of Business, Department of Economics
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affirmative action, women's empowerment, wage-gap

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Say at Home, or Stay at Home? Policy Implications on Female Labor Supply and Empowerment

Review of Economics of The Household, 15(4), 1081-1103.
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2020
Vidya Atal
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business
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female labour supply, collective utility model, household equilibrium, intra-household bargaining

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Developers' Incentives and Open Source Software Licensing: GPL vs. BSD

Forthcoming in the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2015
Vidya Atal and Kameshwari Shankar
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and City University of New York
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licensing, restrictive license, open source software, developers' incentives

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Literacy Traps: Society-Wide Education and Individual Skill Premia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4047
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Mar 2009
Vidya Atal, Kaushik Basu, John Gray and Travis Lee
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business, Cornell University - Department of Economics, Cornell University and Cornell University
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education, literacy, O-ring, skill formation, traps

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Open Questions in Open Source: Exploring Incentives, Licensing and Competition

Economics Bulletin, Vol. 36 Issue 3, pp. 140-152, 2016
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 02 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2018
Vidya Atal and Kameshwari Shankar
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and City University of New York
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Open Source Software, Competition, Effort Provision

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Open Source Software: Competition with a Public Good

Forthcoming in the Atlantic Economic Journal.
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2014
Vidya Atal and Kameshwari Shankar
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and City University of New York
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open source software, duopoly, price competition, vertical differentiation

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From Households to National Statistics: Macroeconomic Effects of Women's Empowerment

Economic Modelling, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2019
Montclair State University, Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and Bank of Mexico
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Empowerment, Women and Wealth, Subsistence Consumption, Poverty, Inequality

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Do Journals Accept Too Many Papers?

Economics Letters, Vol. 107, No. 2, 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2011
Vidya Atal
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business
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peer-review system, market structure of journals, journal acceptance rate

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Gender Wage Gap: Within and Across Borders

Forthcoming in Studies in Business and Economics Journal, Vol. 16(2).
Posted: 21 Feb 2021
Orkideh Gharehgozli and Vidya Atal
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business

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Gender Wage Gap, Big Mac Index, Gender Inequality, Wage Distribution Decile, Comparative Country Studies

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Revisiting the Gender Wage Gap in the United States

Economic Analysis and Policy. Doi.org/10.1016/j.eap.2020.04.008
Posted: 04 Jun 2020
Orkideh Gharehgozli and Vidya Atal
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business

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Gender wage gap, Big mac index, Inequality, Wage distribution decile, Comparative country studies

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‘Big Mac Affordability’ and Real-Income Inequality Across Countries

Applied Economics Letters, 2019, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2019.1679342
Posted: 04 Jun 2020
Orkideh Gharehgozli and Vidya Atal
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business

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Big Mac Index, Affordability, Income Inequality, Income Distribution Decile, Comparative Country Studies

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A Simple Measure to Study Multinational Income Inequality

Posted: 15 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2020
Orkideh Gharehgozli and Vidya Atal
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business and Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business

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Big Mac Index, Income Inequality, Income Distribution Decile, Comparative Country Studies

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Project Selection: Commitment and Competition

Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 96, 2016
Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2016
Vidya Atal, Talia Bar and Sidartha Gordon
Montclair State University - Feliciano School of Business, University of Connecticut - Department of Economics and Sciences Po, Department of Economics

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project selection, search, commitment, queueing, Markov perfect equilibrium