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Università della Svizzera italiana

Relative wage mobility : A new semi-nonparametric estimation method

Naguib, Costanza ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.) ; Gagliardini, Patrick (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO002.

The study of wage dynamics over time is more insightful than the analysis of point-in- time inequality measures. In policy-making, indeed, low wage careers instead of low- wage jobs should be at the center of the debate on long-term wage inequality. Many previous studies tried to estimate the degree of wage mobility within an economy; however, they rely on some quite restrictive assumptions....

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Understanding the impact of risk perception in leisure tourism-related decisions and the role of attitudes and preferences

Sarman, Igor ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016ECO010.

The contemporary tourism industry is often forced to face events that represent a threat to individuals’ safety. Life- threatening events pose a challenge to travelers’ intentions to plan a leisure trip and influence in a substantive manner human decisions. Individual sensitivity towards potential hazards show a great deal of variation among consumers and several tourism scholars have spent...

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The role of attitudes in determining individual behavior in transportation : From psychology to discrete choice modeling

Borriello, Antonio ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO001.

This dissertation focuses on the role of psychological factors, particularly attitudes, in determining individual behavior in transportation and proposes procedures and methods to improve the measurement of psychological variables to be used in choice modeling. The thesis is divided into three chapters containing a methodological section, showing the innovation of the econometrics steps, and...

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Corporate mobility : Impacts on life domains and implications for work-life balance of international business travelers and expatriates

Tretyakevich, Natalia ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016ECO001.

In my dissertation I aim to explore the impacts of work-related mobility on job, family life and personal well-being of the travelling employees. To do so, three studies have been conducted with the purpose to investigate business travel behavioral patterns and impacts of work-related mobility on various life domains of the three segments, namely frequent corporate business travelers,...

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Understanding tourist behaviour in terms of activeness and intra-destination movement patterns for managing tourism experience

Zoltan, Judit ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014ECO011.

The dissertation is focusing on the demand side of tourism, in particular on tourists’ consumption of a destination and on the conceptualization of their decision process during visitation. Travel behaviour can be related to and motivated by several factors and the analysis of these factors allows a better understanding of tourists’ movements and activity participation. This information can...

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Regional labour market analysis and policy evaluation : Job insecurity, flexibility and complexity. Evidence from Switzerland

Baruffini, Moreno ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2014 ; 2014ECO008.

The thesis focuses on labour market flexibility, security and complexity. The research is divided into three chapters: two of the chapters specifically relate to perceived security, flexibility and job satisfaction, using data from the longitudinal Swiss Household Panel (SHP), while the last investigates labour market programs and their impact on a regional labour market. The first essay...

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Investigating the role of ethnic preferences in residential location decisions : Choice analysis on stated preferences data

Ibraimovic, Tatjana ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2013 ; 2013ECO003.

Ethnic pluralism and its increasing trend across European countries has sparked the debate on residential segregation, a phenomenon that has various repercussions at economic, social and urban dimensions of modern societies. Two main segregation drivers are argued to be at the basis of ethnic clustering: preferences and constrains, first leading to voluntary and second to involuntary segregation...

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Determinants of immigrant self-employment rates and self-employment transitions : evidence from Switzerland

Guerra, Giuliano ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2012 ; 2012ECO001.

The thesis focuses on the determinants of immigrant self-employment rates and self-employment transitions. The research is divided into three chapters. The focus of the first essay is on the effects of group characteristics and market conditions on self-employment propensity of immigrants. The results show that group characteristics such as linguistic ability and time elapsed since...

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Destinations dynamic : a management and governance perspective

Padurean, Loredana ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.) ; Laesser, Christian (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2010 ; 2010ECO006.

Not all industries move at the same pace, no two destinations are matched or develop at the same rate, not all organizations and people act the same way. This thesis investigates the dynamic nature of the tourism sector. The complexity of players involved in the delivery of the tourist experience, demands a sophisticated ability to design and manage the supply chain in order to get maximum...

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Modelling freight transport demand and reference dependent choice behaviour

Masiero, Lorenzo ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2010 ; 2010ECO002.

The thesis focuses on discrete choice models for freight transport demand with a particular emphasis on the estimation of willingness to pay (WTP) and willingness to accept (WTA) measures. In order to cope with the research objective, I extend the classic discrete choice model specifications towards the frontier of the current literature on asymmetric model specifications in stated choice...