Social Science Research Network

Discussion paper

What dividend imputation means for retirement savers

A stochastic life-cycle model is used in this report to examine the implications for Australian retirees of full access to dividend imputation credits. We find that the availability of imputation credits can justify a significant bias towards Australian equities in retirement portfolios, largely at the...
Journal article

Workers, protections, and benefits in the US gig economy

Under existing American labor, employment, and tax laws, in any one work relationship, a worker is either an “employee” or an “independent contractor.” This binary classification of workers, and the high-stakes outcomes it produces, have been challenged by “gig economy,” or “online platform” companies that...
Working paper

Exploring online and offline informal work: findings from the Enterprising and Informal Work Activities (EIWA) survey

The growing prevalence of alternative work arrangements has accelerated with the rapidly evolving digital platform transformations in local and global markets (Kenny and Zysman, 2015 and 2016). Although traditional (offline) informal paid work has always been a part of the labor sector (BLS-Contingent Worker Survey...
Discussion paper

The complementary roles of board incentives and market monitoring: theory and evidence

In this paper I rectify and extend the market governance model of Holmstrom and Tirole (1993) to develop and test a number of hypotheses concerning board structure and incentives. The forced departure of "non-independent" directors from the boards of companies due to regulatory-induced pressure enables...
Journal article

Smart cities and sharing economy

Abstract The concepts of smart city and sharing economy are at the centre of a number of current debates, which touch upon, among others, issues like the current urbanisation trends, the particular economic situation we are facing in the last years, the spread of connectivity...