Proceedings : International Conference On Applied Economics 2011

 Editors: Nicholas Tsounis

Aspasia Vlachvei

Martino Gaetano

Theodoros Monovasilis

Organisers

Department of Economics and Food Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy

Department of International Trade, Kastoria Campus, Technological Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece

Chairs

Prof. Nicholas Tsounis, Technological Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece

Prof. Martino Gaetano, University of Perugia, Italy

Prof. Kostas Karantininis, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Dr. Aspasia Vlahvei, Technological Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece

ISBN 978-960-89054-5-0

ISSN 1791-9347

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Impacts of Agricultural Policies in Iran on Food Security

Bita Rahimi Badr.

Networks as collective intelligence systems: Towards a more across-the-board diffusion of locally-based SD strategies

Jose M. Barrutia, Carmen Echebarria.

Revealed Comparative Advantage and Competitiveness: A Case Study for India in Horticultural Products

Ruma Bhattacharyya.

Finance of USA universities: from marketing to other-resource raising

Angela Besana – Anna Maria Bagnasco

The impact of the financial crisis on USA Universities as revenue diversifiers

Angela Besana

Adult Obesity and Food Access in Italy: an Empirical Analysis

Francesco Bimbo, Alessandro Bonanno and Gianluca Nardone.

Can Better Institutions Attract more FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI)? Evidence from Developing Countries

Ourvashi Bissoon..

Influence of decision makers’ personal characteristics on propensity to use financial instruments in Polish SMEs.The role of educational attainment, gender, age, seniority and experience in finance in making financial decisions

Wojciech BIZON..

Natural Resources, Institutions and Tax Revenue Mobilization in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Thuto D. Botlhole.

The Practice of Small Business Activities in Latvia

Inta Bruna , Ruta Sneidere.

Occupational segregation and the gender wage difference: A decomposition by occupational areas and responsibility levels

Juan Antonio Campos ,  Miguel Angel Ropero..

Long Run Relationship between Export and Import: Evidence from Turkey for the period of 1990-2010

Tuncay ÇELİK.

Marital Transfers and Welfare of Women

William Chan..

Pricing of Liquidity Risk in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Greater China

Kuntonrat Davivongs, Pantisa Pavabutr.

Role of Political Risks in Japanese Outward FDI Activities within developed and developing countries: Are there any differences?

Ivan Deseatnicov and Hiroya Akiba.

The Economics of Insurance and Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

İrini Dimitriyadis, Feride Hayırsever Baştürk, İsmail Yardımcı, Ensar Taçyıldız.

Determinants of Labor Productivity in Iran’s Manufacturing Firms: With Emphasis on Labor Education and Training

Fiouz Fallahi, Sakineh Sojoodi ,Nasim Mehin Aslaninia.

The relation between firm size and environmental disclosure

Despina Galani, Efthymios Gravas and Antonios Stavropoulos.

The relationship between entrepreneurship and unemployment in                                                                                                                                                                                      developed and developing countries

Saleh Ghavidel, G.Farjadi ,A. Mohammadpour.

Business Combinations in Greece, Legal and Accounting Approach, the Accounting Treatment of the Goodwill

Efthymios Gravas, Despina Galani and Antonios Stavropoulos.

The General-equilibrium Analysis of Gaming Taxes in Different Markets

Xinhua Gu,Guoqiang Li

J- Curve  and  Turkey  Economy: Reel Exchange  Rate and   Influence   of GDP  on  Foreign  Trade

Perihan Hazel Er, Esra Kabaklarlı,Abdülkadir Buluş.

Moral Hazard Contracting and Credit Rationing in Opaque Credit Markets

Xin He.

WAS THE GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS REALLY A CRISIS? SIMULATIONS VERSUS SELF-REPORTING

Derek Headey.

Cost Efficiency and Scale Economies of Japanese Water Utilities

Theara Horn,Hitoshi Saito..

Asymmetric Price Transmission and Threshold Behavior in Iranian fish Markets

Mohammad Reza Hosseini pour, Reza Moghaddasi

Fieldwork regarding economics of scale and economies of density: The case of a regional bank

Fumihiko Isada.

Economic Determinants of Turkish Youth Unemployment Problem:  Co integration Analysis

Esra Kabaklarlı,Perihan Hazel Er,Abdülkadir Buluş.

Shifting Lisbon Strategy for Sustainable Economic Growth and Jobs in Europe

Urania V. KAKRIDA.

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING PRACTISES OF TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS: THE CASE OF THE GREEK SHOW CAVES

Nikos D. Kartalis,Athanasios Koulakiotis,Tzanakakis Nikos.

Earnings Dynamics of Men and Women in Finland: Permanent Inequality versus Earnings Instability

Otto Kässi

The World is (Almost) Converging

Faiza A. Khan..

Measuring Operation Efficiency of Thai Hotels Industry:  Evidence from Meta-frontier Analysis

Phanin Khrueathai, Akarapong Untong, Mingsarn Kaosa-ard,Renato Andrin Villano..

Liquidity Management and Bank Reserves in Serbia

Suzana Kolar,Dejan Živkov,Mirela Momčilović.

Social Networks: Modelling of Competitive Interaction

Kateryna Kononova.

Civilizational Aspects of the Global Economy:Tendencies and Development of the Theory

Vitalina Kurilyak

Market Orientation Internationalisation Strategies:the Microeconomic Level

Vitalina Kurylyak.

Energy-Growth Causality: A Panel Analysis

Evan Lau, Xiao-Hui Chye , Chee-Keong Choong..

Income Inequality Decomposition based on Population Characteristics: The case from Chongqing

LIU Xin, WANG Feng, ZHANG Zongyi

Currency rates in the Middle Europe

Petr Makovský.

THE CHOICE OF THE APPROPRIATE EXCHANGE RATE POLICY FOR THE POST-SOCIALIST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: A THEORETICAL APPROACH

Georgios Makris,Thomas Siskou..

The analysis of competitive interdependencies through “Social Network Analysis”: the case study of extra-virgin olive oil

Andrea Marchini, Francesco Diotallevi, Linda Fioriti

Gasoline Consumption Analysis of the vehicles in Developing Countries by Multiplicative LMDI Approach: The case of Iran

Ali Emami Meibodi,Robab Aalami

A Hump-Shaped Relationship between Inflation and Endogenous Growth

Kenji Miyazaki

Study of Gap’s Factor of Labor Force’s Wage between Agriculture and Non-Agriculture Sectors in BIRCs Countries

Shahriar Nessabian , Saleh Ghavidel

Inter-Firm Cooperation under the View of Theory of Planned Behavior: The Case of Vietnam

Nguyen Phuc Nguyen..

COMPETITIVENESS IN FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

Ourania Notta,Aspasia Vlachvei

Oil price shock and stock market in an oil-exporting country Evidence from causality in mean and variance test

Seyyed Ali Paytakhti Oskooe.

Macroeconomic Performance And Political Business Cycles In Serbia (2000-2009)

Jasmina Pavlović,Dejan Živkov,Suzana Kolar.

Information Entropy and Efficient Market Hypothesis

Daniel Traian PELE,Ana-Maria ȚEPUȘ.

Peer Effects and School Design: Evidence from Swiss Lower Secondary Schools

Lionel Perini

Women’s entrepreneurship and local development: a case study in Northern Greece”

Electra Pitoska, Georgia Charitoudi

Economic Returns to Schooling in a Less Developed Country: Evidence for Indonesia

Losina Purnastuti, Paul Miller, Ruhul Salim..

Working When Sick: Do Managers Lead by Example?

Ingrid Richard,Benjamin Huver,Sébastien Richard.

Measuring Spatial Extension of Economic Globalization

Bruno G. Ruettimann..

The Globalization Types Model:A Normative Model to Analyze Industry Globalization Logics

Bruno G. Ruettimann..

Capital market investors’ posts

Mihail Dumitru Sacală.

Analysis of the Quality and Profitability of Assets in the Banking System and the Impact of Macroeconomic Factors on its Stability- case of Latvia

Svetlana Saksonova, Irina Solovjova.

The Effectiveness of Gun Control Laws: “Disarmament Statute” and Public Safety in the City of São Paulo

Marcelo Justus dos Santos,Ana Lúcia Kassouf.

Ukraine as a Geopolitical Centre in the Eurasian Space and Its New Role in the Black Sea Region

Yevhen Savelyev

Social Welfare, Income, Consumption, Energy, and the Inequality Aversion of Society – a Case Study from Germany

Holger Schlör, Wolfgang Fischer, Jürgen-Friedrich Hake.

Exchange rate volatility, and sectoral exports is there a relationship ? New evidence from the E.U.

Dimitrios Serenis, Nicholas Tsounis, Paul Serenis.

IMPLICATION OF SOUTH ASIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS  ON PAKISTAN’S ECONOMY BY USING CGE MODEL

Faiz.M.Shaikh, Naimatullah Shah, Kamran Shafiq, Muhammad Bachal Jamali

Performance of SMEs Export laid Growth and its impact on  Economy of Pakistan.A case Study of Sindh Province

Faiz Muhammad Shaikh , Dr.Anwar Ali Shah..

The Strategy of Minimizing Risk in Terms of Investment Portfolio Forming

Halyna Smalyuk.

Transition from school to work : a comparison between similar study fields in Flemish technical and vocational secondary education

Mike Smet.

GREATER FEMALE EMPLOYMENT PARTICIPATION AS A CATALYST TO REDUCING INCOME INEQUALITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES -  THE CASE OF LATIN AMERICAN AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

SANJEEV K. SOBHEE.

New Economy in the Czech Republic and Italy: Comparison

Jindřich Soukup.

Structural Tax Reform and the Cyclical Behaviour of the Labour Market

Bradley Speigner

Tax Policy Harmonization and FDI: An Empirical Assessment

Sasatra Sudsawasd and Prasopchoke Mongsawad

The Evaluation of Productivity Change of the Construction Companies in Thailand: An Application of Malmquist Index

Auttapol Suebpongsakorn..

New Land Investment Dynamics and Agrarian Movement against Accumulation by Dispossession: An analysis of rural and tribal communities in India

C.S.Sundaresan

Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commercial Banks in Turkey Based on Financial Performances Using Linear Discriminant Analysis, Logistic Regression and Artificial Neural Network Models

Semra Turkan, Esra Polat,Suleyman Gunay.

The Evolution of Marine Diversity

Ikerne del Valle, Kepa Astorkiza

Changing Directions of Groundnut Trade in India:The WTO Effect

Nisha Varghese

CYBERNETICS AND AUTOPOIESIS THEORY AS A STUDY OF COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS. A SYSTEMIC APPROACH.

JOHN VELENTZAS – GEORGIA BRONI

Determinants and projections of demand for higher education in Portugal

Carlos Rodrigues Vieira and Isabel Viegas Vieira

Monetary integration in Eastern and Southern Africa: choosing a currency peg for COMESA

Carlos Rodrigues Vieira and Isabel Viegas Vieira.

Urban income inequality, time and income sources analyses in China

Feng WANG, Xin LIU..

The Taylor Rule with House Price Volatility

Qijia Wei

Technology transfer in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic

Lucie Winklerová

SIGNALLING IN THE STOCK MARKETS: EVIDENCE FROM JUVENTUS FC

Maoguo Wu..

Military Expenditures, Economic Growth and Spatial Spillovers: A Global Perspective

Julide YILDIRIM, Nadir OCAL and Halil KESKIN..

Knowledge economy and knowledge infrastructure

Vladimír Zítek – Viktorie Klímová.