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Memoirs Of A Public Intellectual, Chandan Gowda Dec 2004

Memoirs Of A Public Intellectual, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Employment Guarantee For Rural India, A Ganesh-Kumar, Srijit Mishra, Manoj Panda Dec 2004

Employment Guarantee For Rural India, A Ganesh-Kumar, Srijit Mishra, Manoj Panda

Srijit Mishra

A report of a round-table discussion held in Mumbai in November 2004 on the proposed employment guarantee programme.


Ilo Statement To The Berne Ii Conference, 17 December 2004, Piyasiri Wickramasekara Dec 2004

Ilo Statement To The Berne Ii Conference, 17 December 2004, Piyasiri Wickramasekara

PIYASIRI WICKRAMASEKARA

The presentation reflects on the International Agenda for Migration Management (IAMM) - the final outcome of the Berne Initiative (2001-04) supported by the Government of Switzerland with the IOM as the Secretariat. It highlights issues common to the ILO's approach in governance of migration, and also highlights limitation of the IAMM from a rights based perspective. It also points out areas for synergy and collaboration.


Book Review 2 Optimize Your Life! The One-Page Strategic Planner By Bernhoff A. Dahl, M.D., William C. Mcpeck Dec 2004

Book Review 2 Optimize Your Life! The One-Page Strategic Planner By Bernhoff A. Dahl, M.D., William C. Mcpeck

William C. McPeck

This is my personal review of Optimize Your Life! The One-page Strategic Planner by Bernhoff A. Dahl and published by Wind-Breaker Press in 2003.


Who Survived The Titanic? A Logistic Regression Analysis, Lonnie K. Stevans, David Gleicher Dec 2004

Who Survived The Titanic? A Logistic Regression Analysis, Lonnie K. Stevans, David Gleicher

Lonnie K. Stevans

A logistic regression analysis of an extensive data set on the Titanic passengers is presented which tests the likelihood that a Titanic passenger survived the accident--based upon passenger characteristics. The main finding is that underneath the strong overt preference afforded in the rescue by the authorities to women and children over men, there was a complex class determination of survival rates among men, on the one hand, and women and children, on the other. We hypothesize that the statistical interactions of gender and class are explained by two crucial decisions made by the ship’s authorities: 1. to encourage, and ...


The Aftermath Of The Annan Plan Referendums: Cross-Voting Moderation For Cyprus, Neophytos Loizides, Eser Keskiner Dec 2004

The Aftermath Of The Annan Plan Referendums: Cross-Voting Moderation For Cyprus, Neophytos Loizides, Eser Keskiner

Neophytos Loizides

This article examines recent developments in the Cyprus

negotiations and suggests a number of changes to the proposed electoral system. Specifically, cross-voting and other electoral methods that encourage coalition-building across ethnic communities might add significantly to the functionality of the Annan Plan. Combined with other innovative mechanisms already in the plan, cross-voting could force political parties to seriously take into account the interests and concerns of the two Cypriot communities, an element that is currently missing from

both the Turkish Cypriot (TC) and Greek Cypriot (GC) political systems. Special conditions on the island, as well as the way most political ...


Further Evidence That Legalized Abortion Lowered Crime: A Reply To Joyce, John Donohue, Steven D. Levitt Dec 2004

Further Evidence That Legalized Abortion Lowered Crime: A Reply To Joyce, John Donohue, Steven D. Levitt

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


Good Governance In Microcredit Strategy For Poverty Reduction: Focus On Western Mindanao, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno Nov 2004

Good Governance In Microcredit Strategy For Poverty Reduction: Focus On Western Mindanao, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno

Frede G Moreno

The study argues for the integration of good governance principles in developing financially viable, effective and social equity-laden microcredit strategy for the impoverished agrarian reform beneficiaries in Western Mindanao. It particularly examines the program design and implementation strategies of the Enterprise Development Credit (EDC) sub-component of the Western Mindanao Community Initiatives Project (WMCIP). The study aims to provide lessons and insights for the planning and implementation of comprehensive and integrated Official Development Assistance (ODA)-funded government programs for poverty reduction and rural development. The data and information were generated from combined descriptive and field studies covering a sample survey, group ...


The Role Of National Mechanisms In Promoting Gender Equality And The Empowerment Of Women: Turkey Experience, Nuket Kardam Nov 2004

The Role Of National Mechanisms In Promoting Gender Equality And The Empowerment Of Women: Turkey Experience, Nuket Kardam

Nüket Kardam

No abstract provided.


Book Review 1 The New Science Of Selling And Persuasion: How Smart Companies And Great Salespeople Sell By William T. Brooks, William C. Mcpeck Nov 2004

Book Review 1 The New Science Of Selling And Persuasion: How Smart Companies And Great Salespeople Sell By William T. Brooks, William C. Mcpeck

William C. McPeck

This is my personal review of The New Science of Selling and Persuasion: How Smart Companies and Great Salespeople Sell by William T. Brooks and published by Wiley in 2004.


Collaborative Learning Spaces: Information Commons & Beyond, Barbara I. Dewey Nov 2004

Collaborative Learning Spaces: Information Commons & Beyond, Barbara I. Dewey

Barbara I. Dewey

No abstract provided.


Good Governance In Microcredit Strategy For Poverty Reduction: Focus On Western Mindanao, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno Nov 2004

Good Governance In Microcredit Strategy For Poverty Reduction: Focus On Western Mindanao, Philippines, Frede G. Moreno

Frede G Moreno

The study argues for the integration of good governance principles in developing financially viable, effective and social equity-laden microcredit strategy for the impoverished agrarian reform beneficiaries in Western Mindanao. It particularly examines the program design and implementation strategies of the Enterprise Development Credit (EDC) sub-component of the Western Mindanao Community Initiatives Project (WMCIP). The study aims to provide lessons and insights for the planning and implementation of comprehensive and integrated Official Development Assistance (ODA)-funded government programs for poverty reduction and rural development. The data and information were generated from combined descriptive and field studies covering a sample survey, group ...


One Department's View Of America's 9/11 Ride, Rick Parfitt Nov 2004

One Department's View Of America's 9/11 Ride, Rick Parfitt

Rick Parfitt

No abstract provided.


Guns, Crime, And The Impact Of State Right-To-Carry Laws, John Donohue Nov 2004

Guns, Crime, And The Impact Of State Right-To-Carry Laws, John Donohue

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


De Cara Al Futuro, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2004

De Cara Al Futuro, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Relatoría del Seminario Internacional “Ciudad e Inclusión: Por el derecho a la Ciudad” Bogotá, 7 y 8 de Octubre de 2003

Quiero agradecer a los organizadores la oportunidad que me brindan de elaborar y presentar a ustedes esta relatoría del evento. No se trata de reproducir lo que se ha discutido, sino contarles el procesamiento que he hecho a partir de las exposiciones realizadas. Es más una interpretación que un relato de lo ocurrido.

Hemos sido partícipes de un Seminario Internacional que ha tenido una estructura compuesta por dos tipos de exposiciones: ponencias con temas transversales importantes para las ciudades ...


Espacio Público: Punto De Partida Para La Alteridad, Fernando Carrión Mena Nov 2004

Espacio Público: Punto De Partida Para La Alteridad, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El presente artículo busca colocar en la discusión algunas ideas –todavía en estado primario- sobre el espacio público, debido a la importancia que tiene para producir ciudad, generar integración social y construir el respeto al otro (pedagogía de la alteridad). Adicionalmente, el espacio público ha adquirido un significativo peso en los debates sobre la ciudad y en la agenda de las políticas urbanas; lo cual no es casual que así ocurra, porque se ha convertido en uno de los temas de mayor confrontación social respecto de la ciudad.

Hoy la crisis urbana ha determinado un posicionamiento de los modelos de ...


Knowing Journal Users: Methods For User-Focused Research And A Case Study Of Pediatricians, Carol Tenopir, Micheal Clarke Nov 2004

Knowing Journal Users: Methods For User-Focused Research And A Case Study Of Pediatricians, Carol Tenopir, Micheal Clarke

Carol Tenopir

No abstract provided.


A Suite Deal, Scott J. Wallsten Oct 2004

A Suite Deal, Scott J. Wallsten

Scott J. Wallsten

No abstract provided.


Expert Witness Says Disney Had Cause To Fire President, John Donohue Oct 2004

Expert Witness Says Disney Had Cause To Fire President, John Donohue

John Donohue

The Walt Disney Company should have fired Michael S. Ovitz because of his "substantial and repeated dishonesty," a legal specialist testified yesterday in support of the shareholders who are suing Disney's directors over Mr. Ovitz's $140 million severance package.


Ovitz Performance In Disney Role Is Faulted At Trial, John Donohue Oct 2004

Ovitz Performance In Disney Role Is Faulted At Trial, John Donohue

John Donohue

Former Walt Disney Co. President Michael Ovitz's job performance and spending habits came under attack during testimony in a Delaware court case, as an expert witness said Disney's directors could have fired Mr. Ovitz for cause, rather than giving him the no‐fault termination he received. John J. Donohue, a Yale University law professor and witness for a group of Disney shareholders, testified that his review of California law, of Mr. Ovitz's employment contract and of depositions in the case showed that Disney's board had the right not to grant Mr. Ovitz a no‐ fault termination ...


Disney Had Good Reason To Fire Ovitz, John Donohue Oct 2004

Disney Had Good Reason To Fire Ovitz, John Donohue

John Donohue

GEORGETOWN, Del., Oct 21 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co. (DIS.N) should have fired Michael Ovitz rather than paying him $140 million in severance, a legal expert testified on Thursday in support of shareholders suing the Disney board. Shareholders are demanding that the severance and interest - a sum that could total about $200 million - be returned to the company, claiming that the board was asleep at the wheel when they approved the deal and that Ovitz failed miserably in his 14 months as president. In the second day of a trial that is being closely watched in corporate boardrooms, shareholders called ...


Decreasing Relative Risk Aversion, Risk Sharing, And The Permanent Income Hypothesis, Qiang Zhang, Masao Ogaki Oct 2004

Decreasing Relative Risk Aversion, Risk Sharing, And The Permanent Income Hypothesis, Qiang Zhang, Masao Ogaki

Qiang Zhang

This paper develops a method to test the risk sharing hypothesis (RSH) against various versions of the permanent income hypothesis (PIH) while allowing for heterogeneity in risk preferences across households. Using one-year and longer differences in household total non-durable consumption data from Indian villages, we find evidence that favors RSH rather than the PIH at the village level.


The Economics Of Agency Law And Contract Formation, Eric Bennett Rasmusen Oct 2004

The Economics Of Agency Law And Contract Formation, Eric Bennett Rasmusen

Eric Bennett Rasmusen

This article uses the economic approach to address issues that arise in agency law when agents make contracts on behalf of principals. The main issue is whether the principal should be bound when the agent makes a contract with some third party on his behalf which the principal would immediately wish to disavow. The resulting tradeoffs resemble those in tort law, so the least-cost-avoider principle is useful for deciding when contracts are valid and may be the underlying logic behind a number of different legal doctrines applied to agency cases. In particular, an efficiency explanation can be found for the ...


Annual Income, Hourly Wages, And Identity Among Mexican Americans And Other Latinos, Patrick Leon Mason Oct 2004

Annual Income, Hourly Wages, And Identity Among Mexican Americans And Other Latinos, Patrick Leon Mason

Patrick L. Mason

This paper examines heterogeneity and income inequality among Hispanic Americans. Two processes that influence Hispanic heterogeneity include acculturation and labor market discrimination because of skin shade/phenotype. I focus on Hispanics because of their variation in phenotype, color, nativity, and language usage, and also because of their recent large-scale integration into a society that has been historically characterized by bi-polar racial categories that are putatively based on phenotype. This process provides a natural experiment for appraising the relative importance of acculturation, discrimination, and income inequality. I use data from two periods, 1979 and 1989, to determine the stability of identity ...


Equilibrium Selection In Coordination Games: Why Do Dominated Strategies Matter?, Suren Basov Oct 2004

Equilibrium Selection In Coordination Games: Why Do Dominated Strategies Matter?, Suren Basov

Suren Basov

In this paper I illustrate by an example that strictly dominated strategies may affect the process of the equilibrium selection in coordination games. The strategy profile that gets selected may be both Pareto and risk dominated. This distinguishes it from the examples provided in Ellison (2000) and Maruta (1997).


Assessing Inequality, Dietrich Rueschemeyer Oct 2004

Assessing Inequality, Dietrich Rueschemeyer

Dietrich Rueschemeyer

No abstract provided.


La Ciudad Y Su Gobierno Municipal, Fernando Carrión Mena Oct 2004

La Ciudad Y Su Gobierno Municipal, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

El Municipio en la América Latina española tuvo su origen en el cabildo colonial, constituido como instancia de gobierno local. Aunque seguía el modelo español traído por los conquistadores, tuvo mayor importancia que en España debido a la distancia que lo separaba del poder central. Sin embargo, no debe perderse de vista que, si bien esa apreciable autonomía se ejerció respecto de la Corona, era dependiente de ciertos grupos minoritarios locales (los criollos). De allí que no hubo una clara separación entre lo público y ]0 privado, al extremo de que en ambas esferas se compartía el ejercicio de la ...


Productivity Effects Of Organizational Change: Microeconometric Evidence, Ulrich Kaiser, Irene Bertschek Oct 2004

Productivity Effects Of Organizational Change: Microeconometric Evidence, Ulrich Kaiser, Irene Bertschek

ULRICH KAISER

No abstract provided.


Unwanted Migration: Combating And Unwittingly Creating Irregular Migration In Ukraine, Greta Uehling Sep 2004

Unwanted Migration: Combating And Unwittingly Creating Irregular Migration In Ukraine, Greta Uehling

Greta Uehling

No abstract provided.


Les Paradoxes D’Une Dissidence Californienne: Les « Zines » De La San Francisco Bay Area (1980-1995), Mathieu O'Neil Sep 2004

Les Paradoxes D’Une Dissidence Californienne: Les « Zines » De La San Francisco Bay Area (1980-1995), Mathieu O'Neil

Mathieu O'Neil

No abstract provided.