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Job Stability Trends, Layoffs and Quits
An Empirical Analysis for West Germany
This paper studies signs and reasons of decline of job stability in West Germany. Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel 1984-1997, we look at two measures for job stability. Based on repeated cross sectional data ...
Estimation in an additive model when the components are linked parametrically
Motivated by a nonparametric GARCH model we consider nonparametric additive regression and autoregression models in the special case that the additive components are linked parametrically. We show that the parameter can ...
The Swiss UMTS Spectrum Auction Flop
Bad Luck or Bad Design?
This paper gives an account of events,and explains some systematic reasons of the UMTS auction flop in Switzerland. Apart from general market developments,which could not have been anticipated, we argue that auction design ...