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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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Cerimonia di consegna dei diplomi della Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione
Friday, February 5, 2016

Lunedì 2 maggio, ore 17:00 Aula magna, campus di Lugano   Programma 17:00 Saluto del Decano della Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione, prof. Michael Gibbert 17:20 Intervento della Responsabile del servizio Alumni, Silvia Invrea Intermezzo...

CSS LIVE: Giulia Cortelazzi @ The North Face
Friday, February 5, 2016

During the diploma's ceremony for the Faculty of Communication Science, the USI Career & Alumni Service is glad to invite you to the presentation of the Career Success Story LIVE of:   Giulia Cortelazzi 2 May 2016, 17.00 Aula Magna   Giulia...

Décisions
Friday, April 29, 2016

 

Postes du bilan de la BNS à fin mars 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016

 

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05 January 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

05 January This mine is mine!: how minerals fuel conflicts in Africa

This paper studies empirically the impact of mining on conflicts in Africa. Using novel data, we combine geo-referenced information over the 1997-2010 period on the location and characteristics of violent events and mining extraction of 27 minerals. Working with a grid covering all African countries at a spatial resolution of 0.5 0.5 degree, we find a sizeable impact of mining activity on the...

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(2014) - English

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

05 January 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

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