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L'edificio di Piazzale Istria di Giulio Minoletti : un'analisi "intertestuale"

Viati Navone, Annalisa

In: L'opera sovrana : studi sull'architettura del XX secolo dedicati a Bruno Reichlin = études sur l'architecture du XXe siècle offertes à Bruno Reichlin = Studien über die Architektur des XX. Jh. für Bruno Reichlin, 2014, p. 388-403

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La Saracena di Luigi Moretti fra suggestioni mediterranee, barocche e informali

Viati Navone, Annalisa

Mendrisio ; Cinisello Balsamo : Mendrisio Academy Press ; Silvana Editoriale, 2012

(Archivio del Moderno / Saggi ; 20)

ISBN: 978-88-36-62297-9

Ideata e costruita fra il 1955 e il 1957 sulla costa tirrena di Santa Marinella, vicino a Roma, Villa La Saracena segna la pienezza del tempo professionale di Luigi Moretti (1907-1973), ormai maturo per condensare in un'opera esemplare le sue argute e appassionate riflessioni sui diversi linguaggi artistici e sulle rispettive possibilità di una tangenza e contaminazione. Di questo...

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Essays in asset pricing

Orlowski, Piotr ; Trojani, Fabio (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017ECO002.

My dissertation consists of three chapters, each of which focuses on a different area of research in asset pricing. The first chapter's focal point is the measurement of the premium for jump risks in index option markets. The second chapter is devoted to non- parametric measurement of pricing kernel dispersion. The third chapter contributes to the literature on latent state variable recovery in...

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Abandon ship? : party brands and politicians’ responses to a political scandal

Daniele, Gianmarco ; Galletta, Sergio ; Geys, Benny

In this article, we study politicians’ – rather than voters’ – responses to the main political scandal in Italian recent history (Tangentopoli), and overcome endogeneity concerns by analysing the local implications of this national corruption scandal. We find that local politicians withdraw support for incumbents in parties hit by Tangentopoli – inducing increased political...

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Capolavori in miniatura : Pier Luigi Nervi e la modellazione strutturale

Neri, Gabriele

Mendrisio ; Cinisello Balsamo : Mendrisio Academy Press ; Silvana Editoriale, 2014

(ISA, Istituto di storia e teoria dell'arte e dell'architettura)

ISBN: 9788836627233

Nel corso della sua carriera Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979), l’ingegnere italiano più famoso del Novecento, utilizzò spesso il modello in scala ridotta per studiare le sue complesse strutture in cemento armato: dalle Aviorimesse di Orvieto al Grattacielo Pirelli, dalla Torre della Borsa di Montreal alla Cattedrale di San Francisco. Questi modelli erano molto particolari: grazie alla...

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What drives the substitutability between native and foreign workers? : evidence about the role of language

Gentili, Elena ; Mazzonna, Fabrizio

This paper investigates the role of language in determining the degree of substitutability between foreign and native workers. To this end, we focus on Switzerland, an immigration-receiving country with four official languages spoken, three of which in common with bordering countries. We modify the model proposed by Ottaviano and Peri (2012) to account for the linguistic background of native...

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Shorting ethos? : Aristotelian ethos in the context of corporate reputation, persuasion and shared values

Shanahan, Michael Ford ; Seele, Peter (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017COM006.

Corporate ethics is a complex field of study that focuses on the sources and role of moral expectations among modern corporate stakeholders. While there has been significant theoretical development and adoption by practitioners on the topic over the past thirty years in the field, ethical scandals persist, almost at unprecedented levels. The pressure to meet short term shareholder financial...

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Exchange rate fluctuations and border crossings : evidence from the Swiss-Italian border

Bello, Piera

This paper provides an empirical analysis of the effects of nominal exchange rate fluctuations on cross-border mobility and on retailer firms' sales. Exchange rate shocks may affect the labour supply decisions of cross-border workers and the propensity for consumers to shop across the border. By using hourly data on traffic flows in Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland, and data on...

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Community multimedia centers in Mozambique : exploring and experimenting co-design

Cumbula, Salomão David ; Cantoni, Lorenzo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2017 ; 2017COM002.

The overall aim of this doctoral thesis was to elucidate the premises and conditions in which a co-design approach can be used with rural communities in Mozambique and the usage of Information and communication technologies for development as a tool for supporting rural communities on daily activities. The doctoral thesis includes five papers, a systematic literature review, and four case...

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Essays on variance risk

Gruber, Peter ; Trojani, Fabio (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2015 ; 2015ECO010.

My PhD thesis consists of three papers which study the nature, structure, dynamics and price of variance risks. As tool I make use of multivariate affine jump-diffusion models with matrix-valued state spaces. The first chapter proposes a new three-factor model for index option pricing. A core feature of the model are unspanned skewness and term structure effects, i.e., it is possible that the...