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Locating Language In Identity, Barbara Johnstone 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Locating Language In Identity, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Indexing The Local, Barbara Johnstone 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Indexing The Local, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Language And Place, Barbara Johnstone 2009 Carnegie Mellon University

Language And Place, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Diversification Across Time, Ian Ayres, Barry Nalebuff 2009 Yale Law School

Diversification Across Time, Ian Ayres, Barry Nalebuff

Ian Ayres

By employing leverage to gain more exposure to stocks when young, individuals can achieve better diversification across time. Using stock data going back to 1871, we show that early leverage combined with reduced equity exposure when older can reduce lifetime portfolio risk. For example, an initially-leveraged portfolio can produce the same mean accumulation as a constant 75% stock allocation with a 21% smaller standard deviation. Since the mean accumulation is the same, the reduction in volatility does not depend on the equity premium. A leveraged lifecycle strategy can also allow investors to come closer to their utility-maximizing allocation. If risk ...


Learning And Engaging The Information Values Of A Karst Community Of Practice, Kaya van Beynen, Spencer Fleury Ph.D. 2009 St. Petersburg College

Learning And Engaging The Information Values Of A Karst Community Of Practice, Kaya Van Beynen, Spencer Fleury Ph.D.

Spencer Fleury Ph.D.

The Karst Information Portal (KIP) is a publicly accessible Internet portal for karst literature and data, hosted by the University of South Florida (USF) libraries. It was created to foster interaction and collaboration among the karst community by identifying, acquiring, and facilitating access to karst literature in a single, centralized location. Karst is a type of terrain typified by soluble rocks, such as limestone, gypsum, and dolomite, where solutional processes are dominant, forming sinkholes, depressions, caves, and enhancing underground drainage. The karst community consists of formal researchers working in academic or governmental institutions along with an informal cohort of recreational ...


Review Of Beyond The Box: B.F. Skinner's Technology Of Behavior From Laboratory To Life, Jill G. Morawski 2009 Wesleyan University

Review Of Beyond The Box: B.F. Skinner's Technology Of Behavior From Laboratory To Life, Jill G. Morawski

Jill G. Morawski

No abstract provided.


“Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?” Engaging Science Students In Scholarly Communication And The Economics Of Information, Scott Warren, Kim Duckett 2009 Syracuse University

“Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask For Money?” Engaging Science Students In Scholarly Communication And The Economics Of Information, Scott Warren, Kim Duckett

Scott Warren

This article outlines instructional strategies for teaching students about scholarly communication and the economic realities that surround scientific information. Exposing students to the business side of academic communication provides a foundation for understanding how Google relates to library-subscription resources, how research is both shared and discovered, what the role of libraries is in providing access to costly information, and how disparities arise in information access. Such instruction contextualizes search tools such as article databases as well as Google Scholar, and thereby serves as an appropriate starting point for teaching students to use such tools.


Costly Research Joint Ventures: The Role Of Coordination Costs, Rod Falvey, Joanna Poyago-Theotoky, Khemarat Talerngsri Teerasuwannajak 2009 Bond University

Costly Research Joint Ventures: The Role Of Coordination Costs, Rod Falvey, Joanna Poyago-Theotoky, Khemarat Talerngsri Teerasuwannajak

Joanna Poyago-Theotoky

We consider a simple oligopoly model where firms engage in cost-reducing R&D and compare two R&D regimes: R&D competition and R&D cooperation where firms can enter in a Research Joint Venture (RJV). We introduce coordination costs for the RJV and examine how these affect the equilibrium outcomes. Further, we address the question of the equilibrium versus the optimal size of the RJV. For a given size of the RJV, its members decrease their own R&D as the anticipated coordination costs increase. This results in lower output and profits. On the contrary, the non-RJV firms increase ...


Between Text And Film: A Contextual Bifurcation In Feliz Ano Velho, Andrew M. Ray 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Between Text And Film: A Contextual Bifurcation In Feliz Ano Velho, Andrew M. Ray

Andrew M. Ray

The present study problematizes the results in character development due to differences in the use of historical and amorous contexts between the text, Feliz Ano Velho (1982), and its film adaptation, Feliz ano vehlo: uma adaptação livre da obra de Marcelo R. Paiva. Whereas Marcelo Rubens Paiva (1959) constructs a textual mosaic of life experiences based on historical and political frames of reference within his discourse, the film version of Feliz Ano Velho (1987), directed by Roberto Gervitz (1957), utilizes relationships between genders as the foundation of the story. The historical-amorous contextual hierarchy established in the text is thus inverted ...


Trade Growth, Production Fragmentation And China's Environment, Judith M. Dean, Mary E. Lovely 2009 US International Trade Commission

Trade Growth, Production Fragmentation And China's Environment, Judith M. Dean, Mary E. Lovely

Mary E. Lovely

In recent years, China has experienced both rapidly growing trade and serious environmental degradation. The large literature on trade and environment lends some credence to the idea that these are causally related: trade growth for a relatively poor country is thought to shift the composition of industrial output towards dirtier products, aggravating environmental damage. However, much of China’s trade growth is attributable to the international fragmentation of production and the growing dominance of trade in parts and components. This kind of trade could lead to “cleaner” trade if fragmented production occurs in cleaner goods or China specializes in cleaner ...


Neurodynamics Of An Election, Armando F. Rocha, Fabio T. Rocha, Marcelo N. Burattini, Eduardo Massad 2009 RANI

Neurodynamics Of An Election, Armando F. Rocha, Fabio T. Rocha, Marcelo N. Burattini, Eduardo Massad

Armando F Rocha

Variables influencing decision-making in real settings, as in the case of voting decisions, are uncontrollable and in many times even unknown to the experimenter. In this case, the experimenter has to study the intention to decide (vote) as close as possible in time to the moment of the real decision (election day). Here, we investigated the brain activity associated with the voting intention declared 1 week before the election day of the Brazilian Firearms Control Referendum about prohibiting the commerce of firearms. Two alliances arose in the Congress to run the campaigns for YES (for the prohibition of firearm commerce ...


Labour Mobility And The Redistributive Effects Of Trade Integration, Carlo Devillanova, Michele Di Maio, Pietro Vertova 2009 Bocconi University

Labour Mobility And The Redistributive Effects Of Trade Integration, Carlo Devillanova, Michele Di Maio, Pietro Vertova

Michele Di Maio

This paper addresses the role of mobility costs in shaping the effects of trade integration on wage inequality and welfare. We present a three-factor, two-sector model in which the production technology exhibits capital-skill complementarity and the cost of moving across sectors differs between unskilled and skilled workers. Results show that trade integration increases aggregate welfare, but it also raises wage inequality, both within and across skill categories. We also model a public re-training program, financed by a proportional tax levied on skilled workers, which reduces the mobility cost of unskilled workers. We show that even if the re-training programme entails ...


Acteal: An Open Wound On Indigenous Human Rights, Marco Tavanti 2009 DePaul University

Acteal: An Open Wound On Indigenous Human Rights, Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

The December 22, 1997 massacre of indigenous Maya people in town of Acteal in the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico is an unsolved justice and indigenous rights case. Although some paramilitary associated people were imprisoned and liberated by a decision of the Mexican Supreme Court, the sense of justice and proper reparation is nothing but a frustrated reality for various indigenous groups, especially for the family members of the victims, members of Las Abejas (The Bees) civil society organization.


¿En Qué Momento Se Jodió El Sur? Crecimiento Económico, Derechos De Propiedad Y Regulación Del Crédito En Las Colonias Británicas Y Españolas En América, Enrique Pasquel 2009 Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

¿En Qué Momento Se Jodió El Sur? Crecimiento Económico, Derechos De Propiedad Y Regulación Del Crédito En Las Colonias Británicas Y Españolas En América, Enrique Pasquel

Enrique Pasquel

Las instituciones legales de las colonias británicas y españolas pueden ayudar a explicar los distintos niveles de desarrollo económico en esas regiones. Este artículo se centra en el marco legal de los derechos de propiedad y el mercado del crédito en la época colonial, analizando las políticas de asignación de tierras, el establecimiento de registros, los programas de titulación, las cargas sobre la tierra y las restricciones al crédito.


Retos Urbano Ambientales: Disturbio Climático En América Latina Y El Caribe, Clara Irazabal 2009 Columbia University

Retos Urbano Ambientales: Disturbio Climático En América Latina Y El Caribe, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

Las proyecciones hacia el futuro determinan que podría haber un aumento de hasta 1,7°C de temperatura para el 2050 y hasta 4°C para el final de este siglo, lo que sería catastrófico para la sostenabilidad de vida en el planeta, tal y como la conocemos hoy, Los niveles de aumento del nivel del mar han alcanzado 2 a 3 mm/año desde 1980 en la región. Han sido observados también cambios en los patrones de precipitaciones, con algunas áreas recibiendo más lluvias-sur de Brasil. Paraguay, Uruguay, nordeste de Argentina y noroeste de Perú-y otras con un menor ...


Standardization As A Solution To The Reading Costs Of Form Contracts, Abraham L. Wickelgren 2009 University ofTexas at Austin

Standardization As A Solution To The Reading Costs Of Form Contracts, Abraham L. Wickelgren

Abraham L. Wickelgren

It is well-known that a monopolist cannot commit to offer a high quality contract to a consumer reading costs are postive. This paper shows that this also holds in a competitive environment with consumer heterogeneity if the contract space is unrestricted. If firms can offer standardized contracts from a finite set, however, each with a standardized name, this paper shows that, when reading costs are not too large, there exists an equilibrium in which firms offer the most efficient contracts from the set of named contracts and consumers purchase the most efficient contracts offered without incurring any reading costs.


Innovations, Off-Shoring And Specialization, Ioannis Bournakis, Michela Vecchi, Francesco Venturini 2009 Middlesex University - U.K.

Innovations, Off-Shoring And Specialization, Ioannis Bournakis, Michela Vecchi, Francesco Venturini

Francesco Venturini

This paper investigates the role of innovations in affecting specialisation by allowing countries to rely not only on their traditional factor endowments but also on their abilities to increase their stock of knowledge (R&D) and technologically advanced (ICT) capital, and on their abilities to access resources in other countries (off-shoring). By looking at measures of specialisation based on industry shares of GDP or total employment, we present evidence for 18 manufacturing and service industries, using data for the US, Japan and the largest EU countries for the period 1990-2005. Our results suggest that accumulating ICT or R&D at the industry level enhances both relative employment and value added and that, in some cases, national endowments of such inputs may reinforce this effect. On the other side, intraindustry purchases of off-shored inputs (so called narrow off-shoring) are more beneficial for value added than for occupation shares; this contrasts with evidence obtained for the broad off-shoring of material and service inputs, whose occupational effects translate one-to-one into changes in industry shares of GDP.


Skript Zur Vorlesung Rechtsanthropologie, Wolfgang Fikentscher 2009 University of Munich

Skript Zur Vorlesung Rechtsanthropologie, Wolfgang Fikentscher

Wolfgang Fikentscher

No abstract provided.


Foresight Into The Future Of Wipo’S Development Agenda, Jeremy de Beer, Sara Bannerman 2009 University of Ottawa

Foresight Into The Future Of Wipo’S Development Agenda, Jeremy De Beer, Sara Bannerman

Jeremy de Beer

No abstract provided.


Providence College Library + Commons: A Case Study, D. Russell Bailey 2009 Providence College

Providence College Library + Commons: A Case Study, D. Russell Bailey

D. Russell Bailey

Adapting concepts and experience from Information and Learning Commons, Providence College (PC) has developed a somewhat different model—organic (i.e., based on local library and institutional culture, needs, change-readiness; emerging in increments as opportunities arise, at a pace, at costs, and to degrees apropos institutional resources), hybrid (i.e., a seamless blend of services and resources, of new and high-tech with traditional and high-touch), and infused (i.e., the blend of services and resources is pushed out explicitly or implicitly into, and distributed among, all aspects of the physical and virtual library). PC’s Library+Commons incorporates resources and ...


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