Recent Submissions

  • Privatizing the Commons and Economic Degradation 

    Ellis, Christopher J.; Birdyshaw, Edward Leon, 1969- (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2005-05-01)
    We develop a dynamic model of the exploitation of an environmental resource with endogenous property rights. We are able to explain both the evolution of property rights and environmental quality. In some circumstances the ...
  • Corruption, Decentralization and Yardstick Competition 

    Ellis, Christopher J.; Dincer, Oguzhan C., 1969- (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2005-03-01)
    Several empirical studies have found a negative relationship between corruption and the decentralization of the powers to tax and spend. In this paper we explain this phenomenon using a model of Yardstick Competition. ...
  • Industrial groupings and foreign direct investment 

    Blonigen, Bruce A. (Bruce Aloysius); Ellis, Christopher J.; Fausten, Dietrich (University of Oregon, Dept of Economics, 2003-03)
    We explore worldwide foreign direct investment location decisions by Japanese manufacturing firms from 1985 through 1991. Our conditional logit estimates provide evidence that firms’ location decisions are affected by ...
  • Corruption and Transparency in a Growth Model 

    Ellis, Christopher J.; Fender, John (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2003-06-10)
    We develop a Ramsey type model of economic growth in which the "Engine of Growth" is public capital accumulation. Public capital is a public good, and is financed by taxes on private output. The government may either use ...
  • Competition in Taxes and Performance Requirements for Foreign Direct Investment 

    Davies, Ronald B.; Ellis, Christopher J. (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2001-06-01)
    Tax incentives offered to attract firms engaged in foreign direct investment are often tied to performance requirements such as domestic content restrictions. The tax competition literature has repeatedly shown that ...
  • A Mechanism for Inducing Cooperation in Non-Cooperative Environments: Theory and Applications 

    Ellis, Christopher J.; Nouweland, Anne van den (University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics, 2000-02-01)
    We construct a market based mechanism that induces players in a non-cooperative game to make the same choices as characterize cooperation. We then argue that this mechanism is applicable to a wide range of economic questions ...