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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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30 July Export dynamics and sales at home

Using a French firm-level database that combines balance-sheet and product-destination-specic export information over the period 1995-2001, we study the interconnections between exports and domestic sales. We identify exogenous shocks that affect the firms' demand on foreign markets to instrument yearly variations in exports. We use alternatively as instruments product-destination specic imports...

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(2014) - English

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

30 July 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

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

30 July A surplus of ambition: can Europe rely on large primary surpluses to solve its debt problem?

IMF forecasts and the EU's Fiscal Compact foresee Europe's heavily indebted countries running primary budget surpluses of as much as 5 percent of GDP for as long as 10 years in order to maintain debt sustainability and bring their debt/GDP ratios down to the Compact's 60 percent target. We show that primary surpluses this large and persistent are rare. In an extensive sample of high- and...

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(2014) - English

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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