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Government Spending and Individual’s Expectations. Evidence from Micro Data

CIIM Nicosia 21 Glafkou Kleride Avenue, Aglandjia

Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Friday, 25 May 2023 Fiscal policy has a significant impact on economic decisions, both at the individual and firm levels. Particularly, changes in taxation and government spending affect consumer spending, investment, job creation, and profitability. However, the impact of fiscal policy is still highly debatable, both from theoretical and empirical perspectives. In this paper, we focus  on individuals’ financial expectations and examine directly the impact of government spending changes on individual economic behaviour. We explore whether households form optimistic or pessimistic financial beliefs following changes in fiscal policy via welfare payments. We find evidence of the households' confidence  in the [...]

Hydrogen Economy: An Introduction

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Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Thursday, 27 April 2023 The hydrogen economy is a concept that describes a future in which hydrogen becomes a major energy carrier for the world's economy, replacing fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen is a clean and versatile fuel that can be produced from a variety of sources, including water and renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. The use of hydrogen in transportation, heating, and power generation has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. However, the transition to a hydrogen economy presents significant technical, economic, and social [...]

An Empirical Investigation of the Exposure to Covid-19 on the 2020 US Presidential Election. The Effect of Interracial Interaction on Preferences for Redistribution

CIIM Nicosia 21 Glafkou Kleride Avenue, Aglandjia

Research Seminar 15:30 pm, Thursday, 30 March 2023 The talk will discuss two working papers. The first paper investigates the effect of Covid-19 exposure on voting behavior in the 2020 US presidential elections. The goal is to shed light on how exposure to Covid-19 affects voting behavior, on what the results of the elections would be in the absence of the pandemic and whether this effect is the same for individuals with different demographic characteristics and different residential geographic locations. The second paper investigates whether living among people of different racial backgrounds influences one’s preferences for redistribution. We combine individual and [...]