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Università della Svizzera italiana

Gender-based price discrimination in the annuity market : evidence from Chile

Bello, Piera Istituto di economia politica (IdEP), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera

This paper studies gender-based price discrimination in the annuity market. The dataset consists of transaction-level data on the universe of individuals accessing the Chilean annuity market in the 2004-2017 period. It exploits the fact that, in Chile, individuals can access the annuity market through three different channels: an independent financial advisor, a sales agent at a company, or...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Labour market outcomes : Careers, transitions and durations

Malfitano, Paolo ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO004.

This thesis contributes to labour economics by considering a wide range of factors influencing career paths, transitions to self- employment and duration in entrepreneurship. In the past literature, several studies have analysed labour market outcomes, transitions and durations. Nevertheless, there is the need of knowing more about the influence of individual and background characteristics on...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Asset prices and demand shocks

Barbon, Andrea ; Franzoni, Francesco (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO002.

My dissertation consists of three chapters, each of which focuses on a different area of research in asset pricing. The first chapter deals with the informational role of brokerage firms during fire sales in the equity market. The second chapter exploits the ETF program by the bank of Japan as a quasi-natural experiment to measure the slope of the equity demand curve. The last chapter presents...

Université de Fribourg

M&A by Chinese POEs in developed countries : acquiring and bundling strategic assets

Wu, Juan ; Morschett, Dirk

(Working Papers SES ; 512)

Building on the resource-based view and based on 33 interviews with top executives of 11 Chinese private owned enterprises (POEs) and 15 Western target companies, this study is an in-depth multi-case analysis of Chinese crossborder merger and acquisitions. While literature has argued that acquisitions by Chinese companies in developed countries are motivated by asset-seeking, this study takes...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Market potential of the E-sports industry in Switzerland

Cernadas, Sebastian ; Depetris-Chauvin, Nicolas (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2019 ; TDIBM 51.

This paper provides an analysis of the interest in video games by Swiss residents and the current state of e-sports investment in Switzerland. It provides information aiming to facilitate the investment for firms interested by the e-sports industry as well as an estimation of the expected revenue from video game accessories purchases in Switzerland for 2020. The first objective of this research...

Université de Fribourg

The Korea discount and chaebols

Ducret, Romain ; Isakov, Dušan

(Working Papers SES ; 511)

Finance practitioners frequently claim that stocks of Korean firms are undervalued and trade at a discount relative to foreign firms. This phenomenon is commonly called «the Korea discount». It is based on anecdotal evidence comparing either the price- earnings ratios of different market indexes or those of different individual stocks. This paper provides empirical evidence on the existence...

Université de Neuchâtel

Modeling latent variables in economics and finance

Bluteau, Keven ; Ardia, David (Dir.) ; Boudt, Kris (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2019 ; 2758.

The subject of unobservable variables encompasses this thesis. These latent (i.e., unobservable) variables must be inferred using statistical models or observable proxies. The objectives of my doctoral thesis are to develop and test new statistical models to infer these variables and link them to the analysis and improvement of economic and financial decisions. In my first essay, I tackle...