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  1. KOF Prognose der Gesundheitsausgaben Frühjahr 2018 

    Köthenbürger, Marko; Sandqvist, Pauliina (2018)
    KOF Studies
    Das Bundesamt für Statistik (BFS) hat im April 2018 provisorische Zahlen zu den Gesundheitsausgaben für das Jahr 2016 publiziert. Die gesamten Gesundheitsausgaben des Jahres 2016 betrugen demnach 80'709 Mio. Fr. Daraus ergibt sich eine Wachstumsrate der Gesundheitsausgaben von 3.8%; somit war der Anstieg etwas weniger stark als im Vorjahr (4.1%). Da das Bruttoinlandprodukt deutlich langsamer wuchs, erhöhte sich das Verhältnis zum BIP ...
    Working Paper
  2. Tastend im Raum 

    Delucchi, Rachele (2018)
    Preprints zur Kulturgeschichte der Technik
    Working Paper
  3. Escaping Damocles' Sword: Endogenous Climate Shocks in a Growing Economy 

    Bretscher, Lucas; Vinogradova, Alexandra (2018)
    Economics Working Paper Series
    Working Paper
  4. The Incidence of Coarse Certification: Evidence from the ENERGY STAR Program 

    Houde, Sebastien (2018)
    Economics Working Paper Series
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  5. Hierarchical Kriging for multi-fidelity aero-servo-elastic simulators - Application to extreme loads on wind turbines 

    Abdallah, Imad; Lataniotis, Christos; Sudret, Bruno (2017)
    arXiv
    Working Paper
  6. Empower the consumer! Energy-related financial literacy and its socioeconomic determinants 

    Blasch, Julia; Boogen, Nina; Daminato, Claudio; et al. (2018)
    Economics Working Paper Series
    To be aware of the potential for energy savings in their homes, individuals need specific energy-related and financial knowledge. In addition, they also need the cognitive skills to apply this knowledge, for example when it comes to the calculation of the lifetime cost of household appliances or energy-efficient renovations. This set of knowledge and skills is related to two literacy concepts, i.e. energy and financial literacy. In this ...
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  7. Bericht zu den Fokusgruppen des Projektes "Einfluss nicht-verkehrlicher Variablen auf die Verkehrsmittelwahl" 

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

    Gugerli, David; Zetti, Daniela (2018)
    Preprints zur Kulturgeschichte der Technik
    Working Paper
  9. 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 ...
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  10. Why do galaxies stop forming stars? I. The passive fraction - black hole mass relation for central galaxies 

    Bluck, Asa F.L.; Ellison, Sara L.; Patton, David R.; et al. (2014)
    arxiv
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  11. Stranded Assets: How Policy Uncertainty affects Capital, Growth, and the Environment 

    Bretschger, Lukas; Soretz, Susanne (2018)
    Economics Working Paper Series
    Working Paper
  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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