Amaia Altuzarra

Amaia Altuzarra
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea | UPV/EHU · Departamento de Economia Aplicada V

PhD

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Additional affiliations
July 2013 - August 2013
University of Nevada, Reno
Position
  • Visiting Researcher
July 2010 - August 2010
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Position
  • Visiting Researcher
November 1993 - present
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 1989 - September 1990
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Field of study
  • Public policy and public administration

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Publications (57)
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This study sheds light on the finance–growth link by (i) carefully taking into account the lessons learned from the empirical literature, (ii) extending the period of analysis to include the years following the global financial crisis (GFC), (iii) adding the monetary‐policy regime as a concomitant factor in this relation, and (iv) running different...
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This study provides empirical evidence about the effects of various dimensions of gender inequalities (education, labour market and institutional representation) on economic growth. We use data from the World Bank Development Indicators database for the period 1990–2017. We initially use a large panel of 105 developing countries. Subsequently we st...
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This study provides empirical evidence on the relationship between the amount of time devoted to housework and childcare in Spanish dual-earner couples and several observable characteristics, paying particular attention to individual and relative earnings. We use daily data drawn from the latest Spanish Time Use Survey (2009–2010). Results show tha...
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This paper furthers and updates the research on the nature of the so-called global trade slowdown. Not only do we explain and discuss the determinants of this phenomenon, but we also offer an empirical description of the recent evolution of trade and trade elasticity. With the purpose of testing whether this is a structural phenomenon or not, we bu...
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Asko izan dira azken urteetan krisi ekonomikoak lurralde desberdinetan izan duen eragina aztertu dituzten ikerketak lurraldeen zaurgarritasunaren arabera. Enpleguarekin erlazionatutako egokitzapenak oraindik bukatu ez direnez, zaila da behin-betiko emaitzak aurreratzea. Hala ere, horrelako ikerketek lurralde bakoitzak krisiari aurre egiteko duen ah...
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In this paper, we studied the relationship between female labour force participation and economic development in the 28 countries of the European Union during the period 1990–2016. The analysis was carried out from two different viewpoints: first, we studied all the countries of the EU-28, and second, the evidence was disaggregated into two groups...
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This paper proposes an innovative methodology for analysing socio-spatial stratification of neighbourhoods discriminating for the combined effect of various analytical dimensions of neighbourhood differentiation using multivariate statistical techniques: Multiple Factor Analysis (MFA) and Cluster Analysis. The first technique makes it possible to f...
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Este trabajo examina la relación entre los patrones de distribución del tiempo dedicado al trabajo remunerado y al doméstico de las parejas heterosexuales y las características socioeconómicas e institucionales de las regiones españolas. La hipótesis que contrastamos es que las regiones con un sistema institucional amplio de políticas sociales y fa...
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Este trabajo examina, desde la perspectiva del alumnado, la contribución del uso de dispositivos electrónicos y redes sociales (en combinación con métodos tradicionales de enseñanza) en su proceso y resultados de aprendizaje. La metodología utilizada incluye técnicas estadísticas multivariantes y análisis clúster. Los resultados muestran que la pen...
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Este trabajo examina el uso de los dispositivos electrónicos y las redes sociales en los estudiantes universitarios y analiza, desde la perspectiva del alumnado, la contribución de dichas herramientas (en combinación con los métodos tradicionales de enseñanza) en el proceso y resultado de su aprendizaje. La metodología incluye técnicas estadísticas...
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This article examines the relationship between the unemployment rate and the labour force participation rate in Spain. Cointegration analysis is performed for aggregate, male and female time-series. Results suggest that there is no a long-run relationship between the two variables for the aggregate and male cases. However, the findings support a lo...
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This paper provides empirical evidence on the link between firms’ R&D expenditure and patent registrations by applying the Granger causality test. We use a panel of Spanish manufacturing firms for the period 1990–2013. We first, examine the R&D-patents relationship in the manufacturing firms as a whole and subsequently, manufacturing was broken dow...
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This paper compares the home employment performance of Spanish “switching” companies, which carry out Foreign Direct Investment for the first time, with employment performance corresponding to non investing local (national) companies. We use data from manufacturing firms for the period 2000–2013. The counterfactual group of national companies is ob...
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In this study we empirically examine the persistence across input and output indicators of innovation using a panel of Spanish manufacturing firms during the period 1990–2013. We use R&D as innovation input and technological innovation, product innovation and process innovation as output measures. We analyse the transition matrices and design an ec...
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In this paper, the convergence in R&D expenditure across 21 European Union countries is examined by applying fractional integration analysis. Data are annual and cover the period 1990-2010. Results show that there is certain degree of convergence in R&D intensity. However, the speed of the convergence varies across countries. For most of the countr...
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This paper provides empirical evidence of the role of local politicians in the development of the housing bubble in Spain. It intends to determine empirically whether different political ideologies matter and whether municipalities run by different political parties show housing bubbles of different intensity. We work with all municipalities over 2...
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In this paper, we analyse empirically the determinants of the decision to export, and the export share of manufacturing firms using a large balanced panel database of firms from Spain, spanning from 1990 to 2012. We are particularly interested in investigating these determinants by controlling for state dependence, unobserved heterogeneity and endo...
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This paper examines the dynamics of the unemployment rates across gender and age in Spain during the period 19761q1-2013q4. A battery of unit root tests with and without structural breaks is applied to test the hypothesis of hysteresis and fractional integration techniques are used to study the persistence of the unemployment rates. Empirical evide...
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This research analyzes the Granger causality relation between land and housing prices in Spain. This relation is examined using Spanish provincial quarterly observations for the period 2005Q1–2010Q2. The results show that there is a bidirectional relationship between both markets. However, while the causality from the housing market to the land mar...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es estudiar si el comportamiento del mercado de la vivienda es homogéneo en todas las provincias españolas o si, por el contrario, en cada provincia o grupo de provincias predomina un comportamiento específico, dando lugar a la existencia de submercados de vivienda provinciales. La principal fuente de información utiliza...
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This communication is intended to provide some issues for thought on the importance of implementation of Blended Learning in traditional universities, particularly in the Spanish university system. In this respect, we believe that virtual environments are likely to meet some of the needs raised by the Bologna agreement, trying to maintain the quali...
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The aim of this work is to study whether a process of convergence in innovation in the European countries has occurred or not, by analysing the relative changes in the innovative position of the European countries during the period 2002–2006. Special attention is paid to the relative changes that have occurred in the recently acceded countries and...
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El objetivo de este estudio es analizar las características de las empresas manufactureras españolas que reciben financiación pública de diferentes niveles de gobierno. Hemos diferenciado tres niveles institucionales.: gobierno regional, gobierno central y Unión Europea, distinguiendo en este último caso, la financiación procedente de los Fondos Es...
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The purpose of this study is to analyze the characteristics of Spanish manufacturing firms that receive public funding from different levels of government. We have distinguished three level of government: regional government, central government and European Union, distinguishing in the latter case funding from the Structural Funds and the Framework...
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The global imbalances are one of the causes of the current financial and economic crisis. The financial flows associated to these imbalances are in the origin of the generalized crisis in the international financial markets, which are incapable of absorbing efficiently these huge capital inflows. The current experience shows that export-led strateg...
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This study investigates the relationship between manufacturing firms' innovation activity (measured by product innovation, process innovation, and R&D activities) and their numerical flexibility (proxied by the rate of fixed-term contracts). Estimates using data from Spain's Survey on Firms' Strategies (EESE) for the years 2000–2002 reveal a non-mo...
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La Política de Cohesión y Desarrollo Regional sigue constituyendo una de las mayores prioridades de la Unión Europea. La creciente sensibilización y preocupación de los poderes públicos y la sociedad por conocer el resultado de los recursos públicos, ha convertido la evaluación en un componente integral del proceso de modernización y racionalizació...
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Regional and Cohesion Policy constitutes one of the major priorities of the European Union. As a result of the increasing concern of public authorities and society towards the use and results of public resources, evaluation activities have become an integral component of the process of modernization and rationalization of public policies, which has...
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The aim of this work is to study the pattern of cooperation in innovation in the Spanish and Czech manufacturing firms from a comparative perspective. The study analysis the determinants that take part in the decision to cooperate and the factors that participate in the election of the partners for the cooperation in innovation. The data source use...
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The aim of this investigation is to present a typology of innovative firms, taking as universe of the study 1225 manufacturing firms located in one of the most industrialized region in Spain: the Basque Country. The typology classifies innovative firms according to the observed relations among the different ways that innovation may adopt in the fir...
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The Spanish housing boom of the early 2000s has raised enormous attention at an international level. To better understand what is happening in the housing market, the current Spanish boom needs to be put into context. Housing demand, the motor of the boom, was triggered by population growth, employment generation, increase of per capita income, and...
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El objetivo de este estudio es realizar una revisión de los métodos y metodologías de evaluación utilizadas en la práctica para estimar los efectos económicos y territoriales que el desarrollo de planes y proyectos territoriales y urbanos pueden generar. Los trabajos revisados están referidos a diversos ámbitos de la Unión Europea: Agricultura, Inv...
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This paper aims to provide empirical evidence about the relative positions of European Union member states on innovation and, more specifically, on innovation in manufacturing. These positions were obtained from the aggregation of different innovation variables using the principal component analysis. We do not provide, from the statistical viewpoin...
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This paper aims to establish the relative positions of the 'convergence countries' and accession countries of the European Union in terms of innovation. These positions were obtained from the aggregation of different innovation variables using the Analysis of Multiples Correspondences. In this kind of multivariate analysis the first factor may be u...
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El objetivo de este trabajo es doble. Por un lado, se pretende determinar las tendencias de la demanda de mano de obra en las empresas industriales de más de seis trabajadores de la Comunidad Autónoma Vasca, con el fin de vislumbrar las posibilidades de inserción laboral de los trabajadores de diferente nivel de cualificación. Por otro lado, se per...
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The divide gap between the training and learning on the ICT of the future university graduates and the skills and knowledge required by firms is a fact that has been very often highlighted. The speediness of the technological development is making more and more difficult to bring near those two orientations in a balanced way. The significance of th...
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Resumen: En la presente comunicación se analiza el impacto de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) en el colectivo de estudiantes universitarios de distintas titulaciones próximos a participar en el mercado laboral, a través de un conjunto de indicadores. Los indicadores se generan a partir de los datos proporcionados por una e...
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El objetivo de esta investigación consiste en estudiar la competitividad de las empresas industriales de la Comunidad Autónoma Vasca. Para ello se analiza el comportamiento innovador de las empresas, poniéndolo en relación con los distintos mercados geográficos de destino de las ventas y con las decisiones de contratación de mano de obra de las emp...

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