Discussion Paper Series - Submission guidelines

The Discussion Paper Series is open to members of the MRG group, affiliates and fellows. Papers relevant to macroeconomics research should be submitted to Satoshi Tanaka. Accepted papers will be made available for download in PDF format from the MRG site and RePEc.

  1. Submissions should demonstrate a strong potential for publication, but have not yet been accepted for publication elsewhere.
  2. Papers should be submitted as a plain, non-branded PDF document. MRG staff will add a branded cover letter to this submission.
    It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that the references and citations are complete and accurate.
  3. Include a cover page with the title of the paper, author name(s), affiliation(s), biographical note(s), and complete contact information.
  4. An abstract suitable for MRG’s publicity materials and reports should be included as well as relevant key words.
  5. Inquiries and submissions should be directed to Satoshi Tanaka.

Format and distribution

Discussion papers will be made available for download in PDF format from the MRG site unless the author specifically requests that the paper not be made available in electronic format.

MRG will attach a cover sheet indicating that discussion papers are unpublished manuscripts and should not be cited without author permission.

If your discussion paper is subsequently published, authors will be given the option to remove the paper from the series and have it replaced with a detailed citation for the published version.

Please notify MRG when your paper has been accepted.

Discussion papers

ISSN 1833-4474



No Authors  Discussion paper title Date
47 Jorge Miranda-Pinto, Gang Zhang Trade Credit and Sectoral Comovement during the Great Recession 2021
46 Benoit Julien, John Kennes, Ian King Quality Job Programs, Unemployment and the Job Quality Mix 2021
45 Bodman, P.M., Campbell, H. and Le, T. Public Investment, Taxation, and Growth in Economies with Multi-leveled Governments 2012
44 Le, T Remittances for Economic Development: the Investment Perspective 2011
43 Carmignani, F. and Laurenceson, J. Provincial business cycles and fiscal policy in China 2011
42 Le, T R&D spillovers through student flows, institutions, and economic growth: What can we learn from African countries? 2011
41 Graff, M.,  Tang, K.K., and Zhang, J. Does Demographic Change Affect the Current Account?  A Reconsideration 2011
40 Le, T. and Tang, K.K. The impacts of academic and industry research on high-tech manufacturing: Evidence from supercomputer usage 2011
39 Mitra, S. and Sinclair, T. Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Emerging Economies: An Unobserved Components Approach 2011
38 Ganedogage, R. and Rambaldi, R. Is the State University System in Sri Lanka a "White Elephant"? 2010
37 Carmignani, F. and Mandeville, T. Never been industrialized: a tale of African structural change 2010
36 Carmignani, F. Development outcomes, resource abundance, and the transmission through inequality 2010
35 Bodman, P.,  Heaton, K. and Hodge, A. Fiscal Decentralisation and Economic Growth: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach 2009
34 Tang, K.K. and Wong, B. The Ageing, Longevity and Crowding Out Effects on Private and Public Savings: Evidence from Dynamic Panel Analysis 2009
33 Le, T. North - South R&D Spillovers and Student Flows 2009
32 Bakwena, M., Bodman, P.M., Le, T. and Tang, K.K. Avoiding the Resource Curse: The Role of Institutions 2009
31 Carmignani, F. and Chowdhury, A. Four Scenarios of Poverty Reduction and the Role of Economic Policy 2009
30 Bodman, P.,  Ford, K., Gole, T., and Hodge, A. What Drives Fiscal Decentralisation? 2009
29 Carmignani, F. The Making of Pro-poor Growth 2009
28 Barlas Ozer, Y. and Tang, K.K. An Empirical Analysis of Financial and Housing Wealth Effects on Consumption in Turkey 2009
27 Avom, D. and Carmignani, F. Is Mother Nature a Curse for Social Development? 2009
26 Bodman, P., Campbell, H., Heaton, K. and Hodge, A. Fiscal Decentralisation, Macroeconomic Conditions and Economic Growth in Australia 2009
25 Mitra, S. and Sinclair, T. M. Output Fluctuations in the G-7: An Unobserved Components Approach 2009
24 Carmignani, F. Cyclical Fiscal Policy in Developing Countries: the Case of Africa 2008
23 Le, T. Trade, Remittances, Institutions, and Economic Growth 2008
22 Bakwena, M., and Bodman, P.M. The Role of Financial Development in Natural Resource Abundant Economies : Does the Nature of the Resource Matter? 2008
21 Bakwena, M., Bodman, P.M., and Suardi, S. Making Abundant Natural Resources Work for Developing Economies: The Role of Financial Institutions 2008
20 Graff, M., Tang, K.K., and Zhang, J. Demography, Financial Openness, National Savings and External Balance 2008
19 Tang, K.K., Petrie, D. and Rao, D.S.P. The Climate Trap of Health Development: An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Climate and Income on Mortality 2008
18 Bodman, P.M. and Le, T. Remittances or technological diffusion: Which is more important for generating economic growth in developing countries? 2007
17 Zhang, J., Davies, J., Zeng, J. and McDonald, S. Optimal taxation in a growth model with public consumption and home production. 2007
16 Liu, H. and Zhang, J. Donations in a recursive dynamic model. 2007
15 Bodman, P.M. and Le, T. International research and development spillovers through foreign direct investment and productivity growth. 2007
14 Strachan. R. W. and van Dijk, H. K. Bayesian Model Averaging in Vector Autoregressive Processes with an Investigation of Stability of the US Great Ratios and Risk of a Liquidity Trap in the USA, UK and Japan. 2007
13 Yanes, L. Endogenous Technological Capability, Trade Policy and Coordination Failure: A Reconsideration of Economic Take-Off(s) 2006
12 Zeng, J. and Zhang, J. Subsidies in an R&D growth model with elastic labor 2006
11 Li, H., Zhang, J. and Zhang, J. Effects of longevity and dependency rates on saving and growth: Evidence from a panel of countries 2006
10 Zeng, J. and Zhang, J. Optimal social security in a dynastic model with investment externalities and endogenous fertility 2006
9 Ho, W-M, Zeng, J. and Zhang, J. Inflation Taxation and Welfare with Externalities and Leisure 2006
8 Tang, K. K., Chin, T. C., and Rao, D. S. P. Avoidable Mortality Risks and Measurement of Wellbeing and Inequality 2006
7 Bodman, P Paper published as “Fiscal Decentralization and Economic Growth in the OECD,” (2011), Applied Economics, 43, 23, 3021-3035  
6 Tang, K. K. and Zhang, J. Health, Education and Life-Cycle Savings in Different Stages of Development 2006
5 Lim, A. S. K. and Tang, K. K. Human Capital Inequality and the Kuznets Curve 2006
4 Bodman, P. M. Are the Effects of Monetary Policy Asymmetric in Australia? 2006
3 Henry, O. T., Olekalns, N. and Suardi, S. Testing for Rate-Dependence and Asymmetry in Inflation Uncertainty: Evidence from the G7 Economies 2006
2 Henry, O. T., Olekalns, N. and Suardi, S. Equity Return and Short-Term Interest Rate Volatility: Level Effects and Asymmetric Dynamics 2006
1 Bodman, P. Paper published as “Output Volatility in Australia,” (2009), Applied Economics, 41, 22-24, 3117-3130.  


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