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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...

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Università della Svizzera italiana

Gender inequality in knowledge-based organizations : Evidence from R&D scientists in STEM fields 1985 – 2010

Rua Gomez, Carla Carolina ; Carnabuci, Gianluca (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO009.

This dissertation examines how intra-organizational networks interact with individual and macro-level characteristics to affect employees’ innovativeness and access to social capital in knowledge-based organizations. Primarily, my dissertation focuses on how such intra- organizational network dynamics limit or perpetuate gender inequality in the workplace. For example, I demonstrate that to...

Université de Fribourg

Gesucht – Gefunden : Vergemeinschaftungs- und Reproduktionsleistungen jüdischer Heiratsvermittler*innen

Affentranger, Sarah

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2020, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Forum:1.1

Jewish matchmaker play an important role in the traditional search for a partner. They can be positioned analytically between the individual, religion and the state, and their work has an impact at both the micro and macro levels. This article examines how Jewish matchmakers contribute to maintaining the transnational community of the Jewish diaspora network. It is shown that Jewish matchmaking...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Financial market integration and asset prices

Sandulescu, Paula Mirela ; Trojani, Fabio (Dir.) ; Gagliardini, Patrick (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO008.

My doctoral thesis examines the relationships among the degree of financial market integration and the pricing of different classes of assets. The first chapter provides a theoretical framework that uncovers in a model-free way the relationship between international stochastic discount factors (SDFs), stochastic wedges, and financial market structures. Exchange rates are in general different...

Université de Fribourg

Konfliktforschung als Grundlage sozialpädagogischer Gewaltprävention

Kilb, Rainer

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2020, vol. 1, no. 5, p. Article: 1.5

Weber, Simmel and Coser classify conflicts as constitutive for groups as well as for social developments. Social conflicts can then have both in-tegrative and disintegrative effects. These sociological findings seem to contradict the mostly negative connotation of conflict today. Con-flicts are almost exclusively perceived as unpleasant and disturbing and are therefore more likely to be avoided....

Université de Fribourg

Kämpfen für die Sache Allahs : Zur Genese dschihadistischer Identitäten

Sheikhzadegan, Amir

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2020, vol. 1, no. 4, p. Article: 1.4

Despite the remarkable quantity and variety of the research on jihadist identities, the state of the research remains disparate and fragmented. That is why the insights gained only insufficiently contribute to a deepening of our understanding of this phenomenon. Such a convergence requires, in a first step, a systematization of the relevant theoretical models and studies. The present contribution...

Université de Fribourg

Häusliche Gewalt : Handlung und Struktur im familialen Beziehungsgefüge

Kersten, Anne

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2020, vol. 1, no. 3, p. Article: 1.3

Domestic violence has become a current topic in politics and science. Research in recent decades has brought to light its extent, possible causes and consequences. In order to assess the socio-political relevance of the topic, a quantifying perspective is usually used as a basis. This article argues that such a perspective is hardly able to grasp the multilayered complexity of domestic violence....

Université de Neuchâtel

Ecological immunity of "Anopheles gambiae" mosquitoes

Barreaux, Antoine ; Koella, Jacob (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016.

Malaria is a vector borne disease caused by protozoan parasites and transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. It is one of the most deadly infectious diseases in the world, with more than one million deaths each year. Malaria is even more worrying in the context of climate change, as global warming is predicted to increase the transmission to humans and to influence vector-parasite interactions. To...

Université de Fribourg

Multiscale community estimation based on temporary local balancing strategy

Zhou, Qiang ; Cai, Shi-Min ; Zhang, Yi-Cheng

In: International Journal of Modern Physics C, 2020, vol. 31, no. 04, p. 2050056

Community division in complex networks has become one of the hot topics in the field of network science. Most of the methods developed based on network topology ignore the dynamic characteristics underlying the structure. By exploring the diffusion process in the network based on random walk, this paper sums up the general rule with temporal characteristics as a temporary local balancing...