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  1. How Many Parking Spaces Does a Mobility-on-Demand System Require? 

    Ruch, Claudio; Hörl, Sebastian; Ehrler, Roman; et al. (2019)
    Working Paper
  2. The Role of ECB Communication in Guiding Markets 

    Anderes, Marc; Rathke, Alexander; Streicher, Sina; et al. (2019)
    KOF Working Papers
    Economists and central bankers nowadays believe that forward guidance has become more important in a world in which key interest rates have hit their effective lower bounds (ELB). In case of the European Central Bank (ECB), this should have increased the informational content of the introductory statements at the press conference following ECB policy meetings. We examine whether this form of ECB communication adds information to a shadow ...
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  3. Quantifying the Benefits of Ride Sharing 

    Ruch, Claudio; Lu, ChengQi; Sieber, Lukas; et al. (2019)
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  4. Bayesian elastic Full-Waveform Inversion using Hamiltonian Monte Carlo 

    Gebraad, Lars; Boehm, Christian; Fichtner, Andreas (2019)
    EarthArXiv
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  5. Deep Variational Networks with Exponential Weighting for Learning Computed Tomography 

    Vishnevskiy, Valery; Rau, Richard; Göksel, Orcun (2019)
    arXiv
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  6. Attenuation Imaging with Pulse-Echo Ultrasound based on an Acoustic Reflector 

    Rau, Richard; Unal, Ozan; Schweizer, Dieter; et al. (2019)
    arXiv
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  7. Valuing meteorological services in resource-constrained settings: Application to smallholder farmers in the Peruvian Altiplano 

    Brausmann, Alexandra; Flubacher, Moritz; Lechthaler, Filippo (2019)
    Economics Working Paper Series
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  8. Brick: Asynchronous State Channels 

    Avarikioti, Georgia; Kokoris Kogias, Eleftherios; Wattenhofer, Roger (2019)
    arXiv
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  9. First Order Methods For Globally Optimal Distributed Controllers Beyond Quadratic Invariance 

    Furieri, Luca; Kamgarpour, Maryam (2019)
    We study the distributed Linear Quadratic Gaussian (LQG) control problem in discrete-time and finite-horizon, where the controller depends linearly on the history of the outputs and it is required to lie in a given subspace, e.g. to possess a certain sparsity pattern. It is well-known that this problem can be solved with convex programming within the Youla domain if and only if a condition known as Quadratic Invariance (QI) holds. In this ...
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  10. Short-Time Work and Unemployment in and after the Great Recession 

    Kopp, Daniel; Siegenthaler, Michael (2019)
    KOF Working Papers
    Can governmental policies mitigate the effects of recessions on unemployment? We study whether the Swiss short-time work (STW) program reduced unemployment in the 2009–2015 period using quarterly establishment-level panel data linking several administrative data sources. We compare changes in permanent layoffs into unemployment, hiring from unemployment, establishment survival and size between establishments that applied successfully to ...
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  11. TEEvil: Identity Lease via Trusted Execution Environments 

    Puddu, Ivan; Lain, Daniele; Schneider, Moritz; et al. (2019)
    arXiv
    We investigate identity lease, a new type of service in which users lease their identities to third parties by providing them with full or restricted access to their online accounts or credentials. We discuss how identity lease could be abused to subvert the digital society, facilitating the spread of fake news and subverting electronic voting by enabling the sale of votes. We show that the emergence of Trusted Execution Environments and ...
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  12. Designing an EU Ship Recycling Licence: A Roadmap 

    Devaux, Caroline; Nicolaï, Jean-Philippe (2019)
    Economics Working Paper Series
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  13. Impact of bicycle traffic on the macroscopic fundamental diagram 

    Huang, Yizhe; Sun, Daniel J.; Li, Aoyong; et al. (2019)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Interactions between bicycles and cars have begun to attract increasing attention. This paper aims to investigate network-level car-bicycle interactions by quantifying the impact of bicycle traffic on empirical macroscopic fundamental diagrams (MFDs). First, the stratified re-sampling method is used to analyze the impact of bicycle-related facilities on network capacity and critical density. Then, the trapezoidal MFD function is applied ...
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  14. Fleet sizing for pooled automated vehicle fleets 

    Balać, Milos; Hörl, Sebastian; Axhausen, Kay W. (2019)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    This paper proposes an automated on-demand public transport service using different vehicle capacities to serve current car demand in cities. The service relies on space and time aggregation of passengers that have similar origins and destinations. It provides a point-to-point service with pre-defined pick-up and drop-off locations In this way, detours in order to pick-up en-route passengers is avoided. The optimization problem that ...
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  15. Privacy-by-design generative models of urban mobility 

    Anda, Cuauhtémoc; Ordonez Medina, Sergio Arturo (2019)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    New streams of Location-based Services (LBS) Big data have risen society’s concerns in regards to data privacy. Even though these type of data sets are anonymised and aggregated in space and time, the risk of a privacy breach by user’s re-identification is still imminent. Still, LBS data has the potential to improve current travel demand models and transportation applications. We this in mind, we introduce a Privacy by Design framework ...
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  16. Introducing UNSCdeb8 (beta) 

    Kohlenberg, Paul J.; Godehardt, Nadine; Aris, Stephen; et al. (2019)
    SWP Working Paper: Research Division Asia
    The Working Papier introduces the database UNSCdeb8 (pronounced UNSC debate), which was developed within the project "Which region? The politics of the UN Security Council P5 in inter-national security crises". The project was jointly run by the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zürich, the Department of Geography and Environment at the University of Geneva, and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). UNSCdeb8 ...
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  17. Using virtual reality to study bicycle level of service for urban street segments 

    Nazemi, Mohsen; van Eggermond, Michael A.B.; Erath, Alexander (2019)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Since speed and passing distance of adjacent motorized traffic affect bicyclists' perceived safety and comfort, this research investigates the perception of speed and perception of space in virtual reality (VR) by varying vehicle speeds and lane widths in immersive virtual reality. Virtual reality has clear advantages over imagery and video surveys: it allows for a great control over virtual environments of existing and non- existing ...
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  18. Meeting in the middle: TVET programs’ education-employment linkage in developing contexts 

    Caves, Katherine M.; Ghisletta, Andrea; Bolli-Kemper, Johanna Mirka; et al. (2019)
    KOF Working Papers
    Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs are most successful at supporting youth labor markets when they combine education and employment. Education-employment linkage theory describes this combination in terms of power-sharing between actors from the education system and their counterparts in the employment system over key processes in the curriculum value chain of curriculum design, curriculum application (program ...
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  19. Theoretical and Methodological Framework for Measuring the Robustness of Social Institutions in Education and Training 

    Renold, Ursula; Rageth, Ladina; Caves, Katherine M.; et al. (2019)
    KOF Working Papers
    Social institutions are relatively stable patterns of behavior or joint action that help overcome fundamental problems and perform a function in society. The robustness of such institutions underlies their effectiveness at solving problems, but such robustness is difficult to assess. Building on different institutionalism approaches, this paper first develops a theoretical framework of social institutions. This framework combines Miller’s ...
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  20. Understanding travel and mode choice with emerging modes 

    Ilahi, Anugrah; Balać, Milos; Belgiawan, Prawira F.; et al. (2019)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
    Research presented in this paper analyses revealed preference data, obtained with a new travel diary and mode choice survey. This survey, called mobility Jakarta, combines both revealed and stated preference part and was conducted in the Greater Jakarta region. This is the first survey in Greater Jakarta that collected responses from a substantial sample of the population across the whole metropolitan area. Detailed analysis of the first ...
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