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Nachhaltigkeit und Protektionismus im öffentlichen Beschaffungswesen : der schmale Grat am Beispiel des neuen Tessiner Vergabegesetzes

De Rossa Gisimundo, Federica

In: Recht : Zeitschrift für juristische Weiterbildung und Praxis, 2019, no. 3, p. 166-179

Das Thema der Nachhaltigkeit hat in den letzten Jahren zunehmend Eingang in die Praxis und in die neusten Gesetzesrevisionen im Bereich des öffentlichen Beschaffungswesens gefunden. Wenn aber die Nachhaltigkeit nicht mit einer klaren Strategie seitens der öffentlichen Beschaffungsstellen umgesetzt wird, besteht das Risiko, dass ökologische und soziale Anliegen substanzlose Erklärungen...

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Essays in empirical corporate finance

Yilmaz, Umit ; Plazzi, Alberto (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO006.

I use empirical methods to study the effects of firms' international activities and corporate governance on their operating performance, cost of funding, and credit risk. My studies provide novel evidence on the effects and implications of cross-border borrowing, foreign acquisitions, and governance on firms' financing decision and activities.

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Essays on financial markets predictability

Pisati, Matteo Maria ; Barone Adesi, Giovanni (Dir.) ; Mira, Antonietta (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO007.

Empirical indicators of sentiment are commonly employed in the economic literature while a precise understanding of what is sentiment is still missing. Exploring the links among the most popular proxies of sentiment, fear and uncertainty this paper aims to fill this gap. We show how fear and sentiment are specular in their predictive power in relation to the aggregate market and to...

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Changes in breast cancer management during the Corona Virus Disease 19 pandemic : an international survey of the European Breast Cancer Research Association of Surgical Trialists (EUBREAST)

Gasparri, Maria Luisa ; Gentilini, Oreste Davide ; Lueftner, Diana ; Kuehn, Thorsten ; Kaidar-Person, Orit ; Poortmans, Philip

In: The breast, 2020, vol. 52, p. 110-115

Background: Corona Virus Disease 19 (COVID-19) had a worldwide negative impact on healthcare systems, which were not used to coping with such pandemic. Adaptation strategies prioritizing COVID-19 patients included triage of patients and reduction or re-allocation of other services. The aim of our survey was to provide a real time international snapshot of modifications of breast cancer...

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Isonitrile-based multicomponent synthesis of β-amino boronic acids as β-lactamase inhibitors

Bassini, Emanuele ; Gazzotti, Stefano ; Sannio, Filomena ; Lo Presti, Leonardo ; Sgrignani, Jacopo ; Docquier, Jean-Denis ; Grazioso, Giovanni ; Silvani, Alessandra

In: Antibiotics, 2020, vol. 9, no. 5, p. 21 p

The application of various isonitrile-based multicomponent reactions to protected (2-oxoethyl)boronic acid (as the carbonyl component) is described. The Ugi reaction, both in the four components and in the four centers–three components versions, and the van Leusen reaction, proved effective at providing small libraries of MIDA-protected β-aminoboronic acids. The corresponding free...

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The MRE11 complex : a versatile toolkit for the repair of broken DNA

Reginato, Giordano ; Cejka, Petr

In: DNA repair, 2020, vol. 91–92, no. July–August, p. 13 p

When DNA breaks, the ends need to be stabilized and processed to facilitate subsequent repair, which can occur by either direct but error-prone end-joining with another broken DNA molecule or a more accurate homology-directed repair by the recombination machinery. At the same time, the presence of broken DNA triggers a signaling cascade that regulates the repair events and cellular progression...

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Lattice-based protocols for privacy

Boschini, Cecilia ; Wolf, Stefan (Dir.) ; Camenisch, Jan (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020INFO002.

Privacy and control over data have become a public concern. Simultaneously, the increasing likelihood of the construction of a general purpose quantum computer has led companies and governments to demand for quantum safe alternatives to the protocols used today. New schemes have been elaborated, whose conjectured security against a quantum computer relies on the hardness to solve different...

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Essays in household finance and monetary policy transmission

Gianinazzi, Virginia ; Plazzi, Alberto (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO005.

This thesis consists of three chapters that contribute to two fundamental questions in finance: how households make financial decisions and how market prices react to uninformative demand shocks. The first chapter investigates how household respond to mortgage refinancing incentives. A well-documented finding in household finance is that many borrowers miss out on substantial savings by...

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Human-robot interaction with pointing gestures : intuitive interaction between co-located humans and robots

Gromov, Boris ; Gambardella, Luca Maria (Dir.) ; Giusti, Alessandro (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020INFO004.

Human-robot interaction (HRI) is an active area of research and an essential component for the effective integration of mobile robots in everyday environments. In this PhD work, we studied, designed, implemented, and experimentally validated new efficient interaction modalities between humans and robots that share the same workspace. The core of the work revolves around deictic (pointing)...

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Parallel space-time multilevel methods with application to electrophysiology : theory and implementation

Benedusi, Pietro ; Krause, Rolf (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020INFO005.

The goal of this thesis is to design and study an efficient strategy to solve possibly non-linear parabolic partial differential equations on massively parallel machines. Traditionally, when solving time-dependent problems, time stepping methods are used to advance the solution in time. These techniques are inherently sequential and therefore they introduce a bottleneck in the overall...