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  1. The Linkage Between the Education and Employment Systems: Ideal Types of Vocational Education and Training Programs 

    Rageth, Ladina; Renold, Ursula (2017)
    KOF Working Papers
    In this article, we argue that every typology should be constructed in a systematic, transparent process. Moreover, to validate a typology’s explanatory value, a typological approach must rest on a strong theoretical foundation. We both propose such an approach and apply it to construct three ideal types of vocational education and training (VET) programs. We build on Luhmann’s theory of social systems, which helps elucidate the significance ...
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  2. Three’s company? France, Germany, the UK and European defence post-Brexit 

    Keohane, Daniel (2017)
    Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI)
    Working Paper
  3. The Labor Market Effects of Opening the Border: Evidence from Switzerland 

    Beerli, Andreas; Peri, Giovanni (2017)
    KOF Working Papers
    Between 1999 and 2004 Switzerland fully opened its border region (BR) to cross-border workers (CBW), who are foreign residents commuting to Switzerland for work. In this paper, we exploit the timing of implementation and the fact that CBW commute almost exclusively to municipalities close to the border to estimate the effect of this policy on foreign labor supply and on native labor market outcomes, using a difference-in-difference approach. ...
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  4. Unobserved Heterogeneity and International Benchmarking in Public Transport 

    Filippini, Massimo; Farsi, Mehdi; Plagnet, Marie-Anne; et al. (2010)
    CEPE Working Paper Series
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  5. A Green Bargain? The Impact of an Energy Saving Program on Productivity Growth in China's Iron and Steel Industry 

    Filippini, Massimo; Geissmann, Thomas; Karplus, Valerie; et al. (2017)
    Working Paper
  6. Designing dynamic delivery parking spots in urban areas to reduce traffic disruptions 

    Roca-Riu, Mireia; Cao, Jin; Dakic, Igor; et al. (2017)
    SVT Working Paper
    Pick-up and delivery services are essential for businesses in urban areas. However, due to the limited space in city centers, it might be unfeasible to provide sufficient dedicated loading/unloading spots. As a result, this type of operations often interfere with traffic by occupying road space (e.g. illegal parking). In this study, a potential solution to avoid such disruptions is investigated: Dynamic Delivery Parking Spots (DDPS). With ...
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  7. Time-varying mixed frequency forecasting: A real-time experiment 

    Neuwirth, Stefan (2017)
    KOF Working Papers
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  8. Distributed Local Multi-Aggregation and Centrality Approximation 

    Dissler, Benjamin; Wattenhofer, Roger; Holzer, Stephan (2016)
    ​arXiv
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  9. Geographical Indications 

    Réviron, Sophie; Thevenod-Mottet, Erik; El Benni, Nadja (2009)
    NCCR Trade Working Paper
    This report answers to basic questions about Geographical Indications, mainly economic issues. What are the conditions for a product to qualify? How do Geographical Indications create value? What may be the benefits of a collective organisation? What kind of protection tools are currently used by GI alliances? May a GI system be a tool for getting positive social and environmental side effects in developing countries?
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  10. Integrality of volumes of representations 

    Bucher, Michelle; Burger, Marc; Iozzi, Alessandra (2014)
    ​arXiv
    Let M be an oriented complete hyperbolic n-manifold of finite volume. Using the definition of volume of a representation previously given by the authors in [BucherBurgerIozzi2013] we show that the volume of a representation into the connected component of the isometry group of hyperbolic n-space, properly normalized, takes integer values if n=2m is at least 4. Moreover we prove that the volume is continuous in all dimension and hence, if ...
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  11. A survey on spaces of homomorphisms to Lie groups 

    Cohen, Frederick R.; Stafa, Mentor (2014)
    The purpose of this article is to give an exposition of topological properties of spaces of homomorphisms from certain finitely generated discrete groups to Lie groups G, and to describe their connections to classical represen- tation theory, as well as other structures. Various properties are given when G is replaced by a small category, or the discrete group is given by a right-angled Artin group.
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  12. One-shot decoupling 

    Dupuis, Frédéric; Berta, Mario; Wullschleger, Jürg; et al. (2012)
    If a quantum system A, which is initially correlated to another system, E, undergoes an evolution separated from E, then the correlation to E generally decreases. Here, we study the conditions under which the correlation disappears (almost) completely, resulting in a decoupling of A from E. We give a criterion for decoupling in terms of two smooth entropies, one quantifying the amount of initial correlation between A and E, and the other ...
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  13. Higher Teichmüller Spaces 

    Burger, Marc; Iozzi, Alessandra; Wienhard, Anna (2010)
    The first part of this paper surveys several characterizations of Teichm\"uller space as a subset of the space of representation of the fundamental group of a surface into PSL(2,R). Special emphasis is put on (bounded) cohomological invariants which generalize when PSL(2,R) is replaced by a Lie group of Hermitian type. The second part discusses underlying structures of the two families of higher Teichm\"uller spaces, namely the space of ...
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  14. Ageing healthy in the facebook age 

    Witting, Antje; Kowald, Matthias; Axhausen, Kay W. (2011)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
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  15. First light and reionization 

    JWST Science Working Group; Stiavelli, Massimo; et al.; et al. (2009)
    Astro2010 Science White Papers
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  16. A Comparative Study of the Usability of Two Object-oriented Concurrent Programming Languages 

    Nanz, Sebastian; Torshizi, Faraz; Pedroni, Michela; et al. (2010)
    Concurrency has been rapidly gaining importance in general-purpose computing, caused by the recent turn towards multicore processing architectures. As a result, an increasing number of developers have to learn to write concurrent programs, a task that is known to be hard even for the expert. Language designers are therefore working on languages that promise to make concurrent programming "easier" than using traditional thread libraries. ...
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  17. The Green Side of Protectionism 

    Bechtel, Michael M.; Bernauer, Thomas; Meyer, Reto (2010)
    Orthodox economic theory views individuals’ trade policy preferences as a function of the income effects of economic openness. We argue that the environmental consequences of free trade play a noteworthy and underappreciated role for protectionist attitudes as well and empirically explore the micro-level relationships between environmental concerns and trade policy preferences in Switzerland, one of the world’s most globalized countries. ...
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  18. Toddlers, preschoolers and adolescents with asthma? 

    Veronesi, Marcella (2009)
    There is growing evidence that children’s poor health can affect mothers’ labor market outcomes, however, most of the literature on children’s health has focused on disability or general health status. This study focuses on one of the leading chronic diseases in children, asthma, and it investigates (i) the effects of having an asthmatic child on mothers’ labor supply and wages; (ii) whether there are age-specific differences on the effects ...
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  19. Regelwidriges Fahrverhalten an Lichtsignalanlagen 

    Köll, H.; Bader, M.; Axhausen, K.W. (2000)
    Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs- und Raumplanung
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