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  1. Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Costa Rica 

    Camacho-Calvo, Silvia; García-Fallas, Jacqueline; Bolli-Kemper, Johanna Mirka; et al. (2019)
    Working Paper
  2. Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nepal 

    Prasad Baral, Durga; Bolli-Kemper, Johanna Mirka; Maldonado-Mariscal, Karina (2019)
    Working Paper
  3. Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Benin 

    Nouatin, Guy; Bankole, Rubain; Gandonou, Esaie; et al. (2019)
    Working Paper
  4. Country Case Study on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Chile 

    Peralta Rojas, Miski; Bordón Tapia, Paola; Bolli-Kemper, Johanna Mirka; et al. (2019)
    Working Paper
  5. The Effects of Economic Globalisation and Ethnic Fractionalisation on Redistribution 

    Pleninger, Regina; Sturm, Jan-Egbert (2019)
    KOF Working Papers
    We examine the effect of economic globalisation on income redistribution and hypothesise that it depends on ethnic fractionalisation. In highly fractionalised countries, powerful ethnicities are able to extract globalisation-induced benefits, whereas their governments face substantial political obstacles when redistributing income between ethnic groups. Using the newly constructed KOF Globalisation Index, we find supportive evidence for ...
    Working Paper
  6. The “Forgotten” Middle Class: An Analysis of the Effects of Globalisation 

    Sturm, Jan-Egbert; Pleninger, Regina; de Haan, Jakob (2019)
    KOF Working Papers
    This paper studies the effects of globalisation on the income share of the middle class. Our findings suggest that globalisation, proxied by the KOF Economic Globalisation Index, reduces the income share of the middle class. The income share of the poorest 20% also drops due to globalisation, while that of the richest 20% increases. When we distinguish between de facto and de jure globalisation, we find that only de facto measures have ...
    Working Paper
  7. Transparency As Design Publicity: Explaining and Justifying Inscrutable Algorithms 

    Ferrario, Andrea; Loi, Michele; Viganò, Eleonora (2019)
    Working Paper
  8. On Boosting: Theory and Applications 

    Ferrario, Andrea; Hämmerli, Roger (2019)
    Working Paper
  9. ENERGYSCAPE – Recommendations for a Landscape Strategy for Renewable Energy Systems 

    Wissen Hayek, Ulrike; Spielhofer, Reto; Salak, Boris; et al. (2019)
    Within the scope of the NRP 70 project «ENERGYSCAPE», social preferences for landscape development with a combination of different infrastructures of renewable energy systems are systematically investigated in an online panel survey and a laboratory experiment. The preferences for the investigated landscape scenarios can be explained by the landscape and the perception of its structure, by physiological reactions to the scenarios as well ...
    Report
  10. Twenty Key Questions in Environmental and Resource Economics 

    Bretschger, Lucas; Pittel, Karen (2019)
    Economics Working Paper Series
    Economic and ecological systems are closely interlinked at a global and a regional level, offering a broad variety of challenging research topics in environ- mental and resource economics. The successful identification of key questions for current and future research supports development of novel theories, empirical applications, and appropriate policy designs. It allows establishing a future- oriented research agenda whose ultimate ...
    Working Paper
  11. Cyber Influence Operations: An Overview and Comparative Analysis 

    Cordey, Sean (2019)
    CSS Cyber Defense Project
    Influence operations are nothing new, but the dawn of the information age has seen such activities migrate towards cyberspace. In this publication, Sean Cordey addresses this development by looking at the concept and use of cyber influence operations (CIO), including a comparative analysis of American and Russian CIOs. His findings include 1) that discussion and definition around CIO still lacks coherence and overlaps with other concepts; ...
    Report
  12. Cybersecurity at Big Events 

    Crelier, Alice (2019)
    CSS Cyber Defense Project
    High-profile events, such as the G20 Summits and the Olympic Games, are increasingly influenced by globalization, geopolitical developments and digitalization. Alice Crelier writes that these elements open the door for the proliferation of nefarious cyber activities. Due to their costs, political implications, reach through media and reputational significance, such events cannot neglect cybersecurity. In response, Crelier here defines an ...
    Report
  13. Heterogeneity in Education and Training 

    Pusterla, Filippo; Oswald-Egg, Maria Esther (2019)
    KOF Studies
    This report describes the sixth release of the KOF Youth Labour Market Index (KOF YLMI). The KOF YLMI is an index consisting of 12 indicators that captures the situation of the youth on the labour market. We update the data on a yearly basis, so that in this release the available data ranges from 1991 to 2017. The updated values are also available in the interactive web tool1, which allows comparisons to be made between countries or ...
    Report
  14. Strong structural controllability under network perturbations 

    Mousavi, Shimaossadat; Haeri, Mohammad; Mesbahi, Mehran (2019)
    arXiv
    This paper investigates the robustness of strong structural controllability for linear time-invariant and linear time-varying directed networks with respect to structural perturbations, including edge deletions and additions. In this direction, we introduce a new construct referred to as a perfect graph associated with a network with a given set of control nodes. The tight upper bounds on the number of edges that can be added to, or removed ...
    Working Paper
  15. Laplacian dynamics on cographs 

    Mousavi, Shimaossadat; Haeri, Mohammad; Mesbahi, Mehran (2018)
    arXiv
    In this paper, we examine the controllability of Laplacian dynamic networks on cographs. Cographs appear in modeling a wide range of networks and include as special instances, the threshold graphs. In this work, we present necessary and sufficient conditions for the controllability of cographs, and provide an efficient method for selecting a minimal set of input nodes from which the network is controllable. In particular, we define a ...
    Working Paper
  16. Today me, tomorrow thee 

    Censi, Andrea; Bolognani, Saverio; Zilly, Julian G.; et al. (2019)
    arXiv
    We present a new type of coordination mechanism among multiple agents for the allocation of a finite resource, such as the allocation of time slots for passing an intersection. We consider the setting where we associate one counter to each agent, which we call karma value, and where there is an established mechanism to decide resource allocation based on agents exchanging karma. The idea is that agents might be inclined to pass on using ...
    Working Paper
  17. Stability analysis of fractional order systems described in the Lur'e structure 

    Mousavi, Shimaossadat; Tavazoei, Mohammed Saleh (2015)
    arXiv
    Lur'e systems are feedback interconnection of a linear time-invariant subsystem in the forward path and a memoryless nonlinear one in the feedback path, which have many physical representatives. In this paper, some classical theorems about the L2 input-output stability of integer order Lur'e systems are discussed, and the conditions under which these theorems can be applied in fractional order Lur'e systems with an order between 0 and 1 ...
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  18. Strong structural controllability of signed networks 

    Mousavi, Shimaossadat; Haeri, Mohammad; Mesbahi, Mehran (2019)
    arXiv
    In this paper, we discuss the controllability of a family of linear time-invariant (LTI) networks defined on a signed graph. In this direction, we introduce the notion of positive and negative signed zero forcing sets for the controllability analysis of positive and negative eigenvalues of system matrices with the same sign pattern. A sufficient combinatorial condition that ensures the strong structural controllability of signed networks ...
    Working Paper
  19. Low-energy electron escape from liquid interfaces: charge and quantum effects 

    Ban, Loren; Gartmann, Thomas E.; Yoder, Bruce L.; et al. (2019)
    arXiv
    The high surface sensitivity and controlled surface charge state of submicron sized droplets is exploited to study low-energy electron transport through liquid interfaces using photoelectron imaging. Already a few charges on a droplet are found to modify the photoelectron images significantly. For narrow escape barriers, the comparison with an electron scattering model reveals pronounced quantum effects in the form of above-barrier ...
    Working Paper
  20. Solving high-dimensional optimal stopping problems using deep learning 

    Becker, Sebastian; Cheridito, Patrick; Jentzen, Arnulf; et al. (2019)
    SAM Research Report
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