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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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Soggiorni linguistici all'USI
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Un programma di corsi di lingua e civiltà italiana indirizzato a liceali della Svizzera tedesca e romanda di 15-20 anni che studiano l'italiano da almeno un anno. La quinta edizione dei soggiorni linguistici dell'USI si terrà dal 4 luglio al 31...

Réserves de devises et titres en francs
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Foreign currency investments and Swiss franc bond investments
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Devisenanlagen und Frankenanleihen
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31 July 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 0.5x0.5 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

31 July 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 July 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

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