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  1. Bericht zu den Fokusgruppen des Projektes "Einfluss nicht-verkehrlicher Variablen auf die Verkehrsmittelwahl" 

    Becker, Felix (2018)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Working Paper
  2. Digitale Gesellschaft (Rohfassung) 

    Gugerli, David; Zetti, Daniela (2018)
    Preprints zur Kulturgeschichte der Technik
    Working Paper
  3. Getting there from here: A literature review of VET reform implementation 

    Caves, Katherine; Baumann, Severin (2018)
    KOF Working Papers
    Despite huge incidence of vocational education and training (VET) reforms, we know more about good VET systems than how to implement them. In this review, we develop a determinant framework for VET implementation that combines theories and frameworks related to policy and general education reform, plus VET theory and the few existing VET implementation frameworks. We review 1,835 sources on VET reform implementation and code 177 for 1,538 ...
    Working Paper
  4. Stranded Assets: How Policy Uncertainty affects Capital, Growth, and the Environment 

    Bretschger, Lukas; Soretz, Susanne (2018)
    Economics Working Paper Series
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  5. Personalized multi-activity scheduling of flexible activities 

    Ordóñez Medina, Sergio A. (2015)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Understanding how the individuals from a certain city or region plan their activities is very useful for many applications, such as travel demand modelling, land use planning and redevelopment, or market research and analysis. Accurate multi-activity scheduling is a non-trivial problem for its number of dimensions, and the amount of information involved in human decisions. The concept of fixed and flexible activities allows to study this ...
    Working Paper
  6. The Suspense of Trade Agreements 

    Tarlea, Filip (2018)
    KOF Working Paper
    Preferential trade agreements (PTAs) are signed between two or more countries following the conclusion of the negotiation process. The duration of this process varies considerably across existing trade agreements and ranges between 316 and 5125 days. This paper presents the consequences of the length of the negotiation process on trade growth. The contribution of this paper to the literature is three- fold. Firstly, it includes as a ...
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  7. How accessibility shapes the landscape of mobility tool ownership and use 

    Loder, Allister (2016)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    We propose the multivariate probit model with sample selection for travel demand modeling to simultaneously capture correlated and mutually exclusive choices. Our modeling approach is suitable for increasingly diverse, but complementary, means of transport and new kinds of travel demand. In contrast to multinomial logit models, each single choice is modeled, instead of each single element in the choice set. The model is empirically ...
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  8. Impacts of a new free-floating car-sharing system in Basel 

    Becker, Henrik; Ciari, Francesco; Brignoni, Massimo; et al. (2015)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Free-floating car-sharing is a new and fast-growing service. Since it differs from the well-studied station-based round-trip car-sharing service in many structural aspects, market potential analyses as well as estimates of environmental impacts are not necessarily transferable. This research attempts to estimate the environmental impact of free-floating car-sharing using a smartphone- based GPS-tracking approach. In this paper, the ...
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  9. Benefits of informing travellers in case of extreme precipitation events 

    Heyndrickx, Christophe; Rodric, Frederix; Bösch, Patrick M.; et al. (2015)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    One expected effect of climate change will be an increase in intra- and inter-seasonal weather variations, including substantially more frequent and more severe weather extremes in several parts of Europe. A substantial part of the short term total economic costs caused by extreme weather events occur through an impaired transport system. This paper applies an innovative model-based analysis of the impact of weather extremes, taking the ...
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  10. Entwicklung konsistenter Szenarien für die Einführung autonomer Fahrzeuge 

    Becker, Felix; Bösch, Patrick M.; Ciari, Francesco; et al. (2016)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Die unmittelbaren Vorteile der Einführung vollautonomer Fahrzeuge sind bereits heute sehr gut absehbar. So werden lange Reisen und Pendeln angenehmer und die Sicherheit auf Schweizerischen Strassen wird nicht mehr durch menschliches Versagen beeinträchtigt. Zudem wird der Führerschein keine Voraussetzung mehr für individuelle, günstige und komfortable Transportangebote darstellen. Nichtsdestotrotz bestehen erhebliche Unsicherheiten über ...
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  11. Chinese development assistance and household welfare in sub-Saharan Africa 

    Martorano, Bruno; Metzger, Laura; Sanfilippo, Marco (2018)
    Working Paper Series
    By combing geocoded project-level data on Chinese development assistance with geocoded household-level data from the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), we investigate the effect of Chinese project assistance on household welfare in 13 sub-Saharan African countries. We exploit the geographic proximity of household clusters across two different DHS survey waves (before and after the influx of Chinese aid) and use a difference-in-difference ...
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  12. Holiday destination choice in a continuous activity-based microsimulation 

    Janzen, Maxim; Axhausen, Kay W. (2017)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Analysis of long-distance travel demand has become more relevant in recent times. The reason is the growing share of traffic induced by journeys related to remote activities, which are not part of daily life. In today’s mobile world, these journeys are responsible for almost 50 percent of the overall traffic. Consequently, there is a need of reliable long-distance travel forecast tools. A potential tool is an agent-based simulation. Due ...
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  13. Activity rescheduling within a multi-agent transport simulation framework (MATSim) 

    Balać, Milos; Axhausen, Kay W. (2016)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    People’s desire or the need to perform certain activities during the day drives their activity- scheduling decisions. However, these decisions are dependent on the state of the transportation system, its supply and demand. The need for the tools able to deal with the kind of adaptations to the daily plans that come with these decisions, is ever growing. The introduction of new modes and services and the fast approaching era of autonomous ...
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  14. Measuring the travel behaviour impact of free-floating car-sharing 

    Becker, Henrik; Ciari, Francesco; Axhausen, Kay W. (2016)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Free-floating car-sharing schemes operate without fixed car-sharing stations, ahead reservations or return-trip requirements. Providing fast and convenient motorization, they attract both public transport users and (former) car-owners. Thus, its impact on individual travel behavior depends on the user type. Estimating the travel behavior impact of these novel systems therefore requires quantitative data. Using a two-wave survey approach ...
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  15. The Economics of Renewable Energy Support 

    Abrell, Jan; Rausch, Sebastian; Streitberger, Clemens (2018)
    Economics Working Paper Series
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  16. The Intergenerational Incidence of Green Tax Reform 

    Rausch, Sebastian; Yonezawa, Hidemichi (2018)
    Economics Working Paper Series
    Working Paper
  17. Die Maschine regieren 

    Schwery, Nick (2018)
    Preprints zur Kulturgeschichte der Technik
    Working Paper
  18. Not to Cry Wolf: Distantly Supervised Multitask Learning in Critical Care 

    Schwab, Patrick; Keller, Emanuela; Carl, Muroi; et al. (2018)
    Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) require constant and close supervision. To assist clinical staff in this task, hospitals use monitoring systems that trigger audiovisual alarms if their algorithms indicate that a patient's condition may be worsening. However, current monitoring systems are extremely sensitive to movement artefacts and technical errors. As a result, they typically trigger hundreds to thousands of false alarms per ...
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  19. Granger-causal Attentive Mixtures of Experts 

    Schwab, Patrick; Karlen, Walter (2018)
    Several methods have recently been proposed to detect salient input features for outputs of neural networks. Those methods offer a qualitative glimpse at feature importance, but they fall short of providing quantifiable attributions that can be compared across decisions and measures of the expected quality of their explanations. To address these shortcomings, we present an attentive mixture of experts (AME) that couples attentive gating ...
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