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Haute école de gestion de Genève

Export activity and wage dispersion : the case of swiss firms : Cahier de recherche

Ramirez, José ; Deutsch, Joseph ; Flückiger, Yves ; Silber, Jacques

In this paper we use a large and detailed database to analyse the impact of export activity on wage dispersion in Swiss firms. First, earnings functions are estimated which take into account both observed and unobserved characteristics of individuals and firms. Then, an original decomposition is proposed which identifies the exact impact of each individual and firm characteristic on the wage...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

An efficiency comparison of regional employment offices operating under different exogenous conditions : Cahier de recherche

Ramirez, José ; Vassiliev, Anatoli

This paper investigates the technical efficiency differences of a sample of regional employment offices (REOs) across Swiss cantons. The analysis is carried out by means of a stochastic production frontier model estimated on a panel of employment offices observed over the period between November 2000 and December 2001. The results show that the specific exogenous conditions exercise a strong...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Feel it or measure it. Perceived vs measured noise in hedonic models : Cahier de recherche

Baranzini, Andrea ; Schaerer, Caroline ; Ramirez, José V. ; Thalmann, Philippe

The aim of this paper is to compare the use of scientific and perceived noise measures in a hedonic model framework. Although in theory the use of subjective variables is recommended, most of the empirical applications use scientific noise variables. Using three different databases, we are able to obtain a relative large sample of about 2 800 apartments located in Geneva, Switzerland. The sample...

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Gradual introduction of coercive instruments in climate policy : Cahier de recherche

Thalmann, Philippe ; Baranzini, Andrea

This paper is about acceptance building, i.e. devising a mechanism for the gradual preparation of the citizenship and the economy in order to implement a carbon tax. It draws from the experiences made in Switzerland, where voluntary approaches were combined with a CO2 tax. More generally, this paper is about the dynamics of climate policy in a democracy, where law making is always participatory....

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La gestion publique de l'eau en Suisse : Cahier de recherche

D'Urso, Jennifer ; Dubosson, Magali ; Fragnière, Emmanuel

This report is intended for every person who wish to learn more about the diffferent aspects related to the public management of drinkable water

Haute école de gestion de Genève

L'eau de boisson : aspects logistiques et attitude du consommateur : Cahier de rercherche

D'Urso, Jennifer ; Dubosson, Magali ; Fragnière, Emmanuel

The report is intended to every person who wish to learn more about the logistics of drinkable water. It also presents the results of a survey research about attitudes and behaviors of people consumming bottle waters as well as tap water

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Measuring the performance of microfinance institutions : Cahier de recherche

Ferro Luzzi, Giovanni ; Weber, Sylvain

Measuring the performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs) is not a trivial task. Indeed, looking at the financial sustainability of an MFI only gives one feature of its performance. As many MFIs primarily exist in order to help the poorest people, one also has to include aspects of outreach in their performance. Hence, MFIs’ performance can be termed multidimensional. This paper illustrates...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

A cluster analysis of multidimensional poverty in Switzerland : Cahier de recherche

Ferro Luzzi, Giovanni ; Flückiger, Yves ; Weber, Sylvain

The measurement of poverty has often been criticized for relying solely on measures of financial deprivation. Poverty being a multidimensional state, related to health, schooling, living environment, psychological state as well as social tides, care should be taken to integrate these various components to have a proper picture of poverty. This is especially true for rich countries where poor...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

La demande de récréation pour un parc naturel : une application au Bois de Pfyn-Finges, Suisse : cahier de recherche

Baranzini Andrea ; Rochette Damien

In this paper we assess the recreation demand for the Bois de Finges, one of the largest pine forest in Switzerland and of European importance. In order to quantify the recreational benefits, we have applied the travel cost method. The data were collected through an on-site survey during 2004. Firstly, we have identified the variables having an impact on the number of visits, such as the cost of...