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Le travail à gogo rend malade
Friday, August 22, 2014

L'enregistrement de la durée de travail doit être maintenu !

Revisione parziale dell'IVA: rilevanza limitata per l'economia
Friday, August 22, 2014

Una revisione parziale dell'IVA è attualmente in fase di consultazione. Solo poche modifiche sono rilevanti per l'economia in generale. Sono da evitare passi indietro rispetto ai miglioramenti introdotti durante la riforma del 2010. La revisione...

​La prospérité actuelle ne peut être gelée
Friday, August 22, 2014

​J'ai récemment entendu une personne critiquer notre société de consommation et réclamer davantage de retenue. Elle travaille apparemment à l'administration cantonale et arrive à joindre les deux bouts avec un salaire à 60 %. D'après elle,...

Impôt sur les successions : la question de la validité est réglée
Friday, August 22, 2014

​La Commission des institutions politiques du Conseil des États estime que l'initiative sur la fiscalité successorale peut être déclarée valable. C'est déjà la deuxième commission qui arrive à cette conclusion. Aux yeux de l'économie, il...

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23 August The demand for school meal services by Swiss households

In this paper we investigate the household demand for childcare during lunchtime at school using a stated preferences approach. Data are collected through phone-structured interviews to 905 residents with children in the German-speaking region of Switzerland during 2007. Poisson models with random and fixed effects are used to explore factors affecting the demand. Ordinal probit models are also...

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Università della Svizzera italiana

23 August Essays in asset pricing

My dissertation consists of three main chapters; I focus on empirical aspects of asset pricing. I identify anomalies in equities, relate the book-to-market anomaly and the size anomaly to cash-flow risk, and document a strong cross-sectional predictor of FX volatility returns. In the first part of my dissertation I show that Gross Yield negatively predicts returns in the cross section of...

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Università della Svizzera italiana

21 August Postal financial services, development and inclusion: Building on the past and looking to the future

Post offices, inherited from the Industrial Revolution, were monolithic telephone and postal administrations. They were intimately linked to the fabric of nations and made significant contributions to state finances. From the 1960s onwards, integrators, such as UPS and FEDEX, started offering end-to-end express services, thus challenging the postal monopoly in new high added value services....

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Université de Fribourg

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