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A spatially explicit life cycle inventory of the global textile chain

Steinberger, Julia ; Friot, Damien ; Jolliet, Olivier ; Erkman, Suren

In: The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 2009, vol. 14, no. 5, p. 443-455

Université de Neuchâtel

The Creation of Urban Value in China : The Case of the Modernization of Qujing City in Yunnan

Theurillat, Thierry

(Working Papers MAPS ; 1)

This article proposes an analytical framework around the concept of urban value creation in order to gain a transversal understanding of the various interactions between urban planning, the strategies of urban modernization and growth through the development of the local real estate market, and the local financial system. This framework comes from a reflexive and evolutive methodological research...

Université de Neuchâtel

Morphological and Molecular Diversification of Asian Endemic Difflugia tuberspinifera (Amoebozoa, Arcellinida) : A Case of Fast Morphological Evolution in Protists?

Gomaa, Fatma ; Yang, Jun ; Mitchell, Edward A.D ; Zhang, Wen-Jing ; Yu, Zheng ; Todorov, Milcho ; Lara, Enrique

In: Protist, 2015, vol. 166, no. 1, p. 122-130

Planktonic arcellinid testate amoebae exhibit a broad-range of morphological variability but it is currently unclear to what extent this variability represents phenotypic plasticity or if it is genetically determined. We investigated the morphology and phylogenetic relationships of three endemic east-asian Difflugia taxa 1) the vase-shaped D. mulanensis, 2) and a spinose and a...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Sharing high growth across generations : pensions and demographic transition in China

Song, Zheng ; Storesletten, Kjetil ; Wang, Yikai ; Zilibotti, Fabrizio

Intergenerational inequality and old-age poverty are salient isuues in contemporary China. China's aging population threatens the fiscal sustainability of its pension system, a key vehicle for intergenerational redistribution. We analyze the positive and normative effects of alternative pension reforms, using a dynamic general equilibrium model that incorporates population dynamics and...