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Université de Fribourg

Middle-income groups in Kenya : Conflicting realities between upward mobility and uncertainty

Neubert, Dieter

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2019, vol. 1, no. 4, p. Article: 1.4

For more than a decade scholars mostly from economy and development studies have described the rise of a newly emerging ‘middle class’ in the Global South including Africa. This has led to a ‘middle class narrative’ with the ‘middle class’ as the backbone of economic and democratic development. Especially with regard to the stability of the position of the people in the ‘middle’,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Monetary policy and interest rate products

Zurowski, Wojciech ; Schneider, Paul (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 20019ECO002.

My PhD thesis consists of three papers which study how interest rate products' prices react to both the central bank's policy goals and communication. As tool I make use of various econometric techniques such as affine models, general method of moments or Haar like filtering. The first chapter studies government bond excess term premia. I show that their predictability is driven by monetary...

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Open issues in happiness research

Frey, Bruno ; Gallus, Jana ; Steiner, Lasse

In: International Review of Economics, 2014, vol. 61, no. 2, p. 115-125

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

The role of homo oeconomicus in the political economy of James Buchanan

Kirchgässner, Gebhard

In: Constitutional Political Economy, 2014, vol. 25, no. 1, p. 2-17

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Fossil Fuel Rents: Who Initiates International Crises?

Bakaki, Zorzeta

In: Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 2016, vol. 22, no. 2, p. 173-190

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Campaigns, political mobility, and communication

Gersbach, Hans

In: Public Choice, 2014, vol. 161, no. 1-2, p. 31-49

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

The role of political partisanship during economic crises

Galasso, Vincenzo

In: Public Choice, 2014, vol. 158, no. 1-2, p. 143-165