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See detailSocial Security and Economic Integration
Artige, Lionel ULg; Dedry, Antoine ULg; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Economics Letters (2014), 123(June), 318-322

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See detailCharities and the political support for estate taxation
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Casamatta, Georges; Cremer, Helmuth

in Economics Letters (2012), 115

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See detailCharities and the political support for estate taxation
Pestieau, Pierre ULg; Casamatta, G., Cremer, H.

in Economics Letters (2011)

We explain why wealthy people often favor estate taxation, while wealthless people oppose it. Wealthy people devote part of their estate to charities. Estate taxation with tax breaks for charities ... [more ▼]

We explain why wealthy people often favor estate taxation, while wealthless people oppose it. Wealthy people devote part of their estate to charities. Estate taxation with tax breaks for charities increases contributions to an otherwise underprovided public good. [less ▲]

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See detailIncentive Effects on Risk Attitude in Small Probability Prospects
Lefebvre, Mathieu ULg; Vieider, Ferdinand; Villeval, Marie Claire

in Economics Letters (2010), 109(2),

We report between-subject results on the effect of monetary stakes on risk attitudes. While we find the typical risk seeking for small probabilities, risk seeking is reduced under high stakes. This ... [more ▼]

We report between-subject results on the effect of monetary stakes on risk attitudes. While we find the typical risk seeking for small probabilities, risk seeking is reduced under high stakes. This suggests that utility is not consistently concave. [less ▲]

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See detailA note on longevity enhancing investment
Eeckhoudt, Louis; Pestieau, Pierre ULg

in Economics Letters (2008)

We argue that risk averse individuals prefer to increase their longevity in the direction of rectangularization of the survival curve instead of an upward shift of that curve. Risk aversion is measured by ... [more ▼]

We argue that risk averse individuals prefer to increase their longevity in the direction of rectangularization of the survival curve instead of an upward shift of that curve. Risk aversion is measured by the concept of fear of ruin. [less ▲]

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See detailCommon stochastic trends in European stock markets
Corhay, Albert ULg; Tourani-Rad, Alireza; Urbain, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Economics Letters (1993), 42(4), 385-390

The objective of the paper is to investigate whether price indices of different European stock markets display a common long-run trending behaviour. Using cointegration analysis, we provide empirical ... [more ▼]

The objective of the paper is to investigate whether price indices of different European stock markets display a common long-run trending behaviour. Using cointegration analysis, we provide empirical evidence of common stochastic trends among five important European stock markets over the period 1975-1991. [less ▲]

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