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Unia is one of the largest unions in Switzerland with over 200 000 members to its credit. It is a gathering of 14 regions in Switzerland and these regions manage nearly 110 secretariats. The purpose of this organization is to strengthen the rights of employee-e-s and it is committed to a sustainable model of social security. It negotiates working conditions and wages of more than a million people and represents the interests of all workers. Additionally, Unia operates the largest Swiss unemployment fund.


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Créances comptables à court terme sur la Confédération suisse: Résultats de l'émission
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

 

Geldmarkt-Buchforderungen der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft: Zeichnungsergebnisse
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

 

Money market debt register claims of the Swiss Confederation: Results
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

 

Toward Removal of the Swiss Franc Cap: Market Expectations and Verbal Interventions
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

We ask whether the markets expected the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to discontinue the 1.20 cap on the Swiss franc against the euro in January 2015. In the runup to the SNB announcement, neither options on the euro/Swiss franc nor FX liquidity...

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31 August Guest workers in the underground economy

Guest-worker programs have been providing rapidly growing economies with millions of temporary foreign workers over the last couple of decades. With the duration of stay strictly limited by program rules in most of the host countries and wages paid to guest workers often set at sub-market levels, many of the migrants choose to overstay and seek employment in the underground economy. This paper...

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(2014) - English

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

31 August Resistance to the regulation of common resources in rural Tunisia

We examine the effect of the introduction of uniform water-charging for aquifer management and provide evidence using a survey-based choice experiment of agricultural water users in rural Tunisia. Theoretically, we show that the implementation of the proposed second-best regulation would result both in efficiency gains and in distributional effects in favour of small landholders. Empirically, we...

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(2014) - English

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

31 August The Principle of Common Concern and Climate Change

The international community has made a substantial effort to create awareness and foster research as well as developing inventories and methodologies to combat global warming. It has come a long way. The review and assessment of the most recent scientific, technical and socioeconomic information by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) amounts to one of the most comprehensive...

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(2014) - English

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University of Zürich - Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and IT

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