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Université de Fribourg

Das House Kapital

Grossmann, Volker ; Larin, Benjamin ; Steger, Thomas

(Working Papers SES ; 523)

The housing wealth-to-income ratio has been increasing in most developed economies since the 1950s. We provide a novel theory to explain this long-term pattern. We show analytically that house prices grow in the steady state if i) the housing sector is more land-intensive than the non-housing sector. Despite growing house prices and housing wealth, the housing wealth-to income ratio is...

Université de Fribourg

Parliament Against Government and Industry : How Switzerland Decided to Implement Net Neutrality Against All Odds

Just, Natascha ; Puppis, Manuel

In: International Journal of Communication, 2019, vol. 13, p. 5841-5869

This article investigates the net neutrality policy-making process in Switzerland in the past decade, from first attempts to regulate net neutrality to the implementation of regulation in 2019. Based on a qualitative content analysis, the study assesses the arguments employed by various policy-making actors to advocate or prevent particular governance solutions. Results of the empirical...

Université de Fribourg

On the Determinants of Giving Under Risk

Freundt, Jana ; Lange, Andreas

In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2017, vol. 142, p. 24-31

By means of a laboratory experiment we investigate the role of risk preferences for prosocial behavior. Modifying the way the decision-maker or the recipient are exposed to risk, our design allows to identify how risk preferences impact giving-decisions. By measuring the decision-makers’ risk preferences regarding both their own as well as the recipients’ payoff, we generate new insights...

Université de Fribourg

‘If the phone were broken, I’d be screwed’ : media use of people with disabilities in the digital era

Baumgartner, Antonia ; Rohrbach, Tobias ; Schönhagen, Philomen

In: Disability & Society, 2021, p. 1-25

Digital media have become integral to the everyday life of people with disabilities. So far, research about disability and digital media use is rather scarce and narrowed on issues of accessibility and social media. This paper draws on qualitative interviews with people with visual or motoric impairments to provide an in-depth analysis of their everyday experiences relating to barriers and...

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Università della Svizzera italiana

Paiements extérieurs et crises de dette : Vers un nouvel ordre monétaire international?

Zio, Adonija ; Bradley, Xavier (Dir.) ; Cencini, Alvaro (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO013.

The sovereign debt crisis is one of the most recurrent crises of the capitalist system. These crises emerge after a strong accumulation of debt by countries. The payment of this debt most often causes internal distortions and financial instability. Studies related to these issues favour the microeconomic approach and explain that the imprudent behaviour of debtors and creditors is at the basis...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Framing sustainability in public procurement by typologizing sustainability indicators : the case of Switzerland

Knebel, Sebastian ; Seele, Peter

In: Journal of public procurement, 2021, p. 22 p

Purpose: Sustainable public procurement (SPP) lacks common means for its operationalization within legislative latitudes. Through the translation of sustainability indicators (SIs) from CSR and corporate sustainability reporting into the needs of SPP, this paper aims to support the framing process of sustainability in public procurement. This paper does so along with the case of Switzerland....

Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Financial Literacy aus Sicht von Lehrpersonen an beruflichen Schulen in der Schweiz : Eine Mixed-Methods-Studie zu deren domänenspezifischen Vorstellungen

Leumann, Seraina ; Aprea, Carmela

In: Zeitschrift für ökonomische Bildung, 2016, no. 4, p. 36-64

School lessons are affected by a complex set of influencing factors – school-related, class-related and lesson-related factors – as well as individual learning requirements. In this regard, the characteristics of the teacher is an important influencing factor, with the teacher’s own conceptions playing a central role. Teachers’ conceptions reflect what they perceive mentally in view...

Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Representing Swiss vocational education and training teachers’ domain-specific conceptions of financial literacy using concept maps

Leumann, Seraina

In: Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2017, vol. 16, no. 1, p. 19-38

Issues related to financial matters are an integral component of the curricula in vocational education and training in Switzerland. However, the differences between students’ competences are caused not only by the curricula but by multiple factors. One key factor is teachers’ characteristics that support successful learning processes. Teachers’ conceptions with respect to general or...

Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Les stratégies déployées par les apprenti-e-s en commerce de détail pour faire face aux conditions de travail difficiles en Suisse

Caprani, Isabelle ; Duemmler, Kerstin ; Felder, Alexandra

In: NCRE, 2020, vol. 22, no. 2, p. 1-20

This article based on a study conducted with trainees in the Swiss retail sector examines how they cope with the demands and constraints of the industry. The strategies employed to deal with arduous working conditions are outlined. With respect to the concept of coping, three main strategies were gleaned from the data: resistance, passivity and autonomy. Identifying the strategies used by...

Université de Fribourg

Marino 2014 : Atti del convegno (Friburgo, 4 settembre 2014)

Clerc, Sandra (ed.) ; Grassi, Andrea (ed.)

Bologna : I libri di Emil, 2016

(Biblioteca di studi e testi italiani ; 2)

ISBN: 9788866801986

Nel settembre 2014, in occasione del quarto centenario dalla pubblicazione della "Lira" e delle "Dicerie sacre" di Giovanbattista Marino, il Seminario di Letteratura e Filologia italiana dell’Università di Friburgo ha organizzato la giornata di cui qui si raccolgono gli Atti. Sono presentati i frutti di ricerche che si inseriscono nella tradizione e al contempo la rinnovano, grazie a...