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Université de Fribourg

Das House Kapital

Grossmann, Volker ; Larin, Benjamin ; Steger, Thomas

(Working Papers SES ; 523)

The housing wealth-to-income ratio has been increasing in most developed economies since the 1950s. We provide a novel theory to explain this long-term pattern. We show analytically that house prices grow in the steady state if i) the housing sector is more land-intensive than the non-housing sector, or ii) technological progress in the construction sector is weaker than in the non-housing...

Université de Fribourg

Neuralink and Beyond: Challenges of Creating an Enhanced Human

Gurtner, Dimitri

(Internal working papers DIUF ; 21-01)

This article is a literature review of Neuralink, brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) and their applications, followed by future possibilities of BMIs and their potential impacts. Currently, BMIs predominantly have therapeutic applications, such as helping people with spinal cord injury by allowing them to control a computer directly with their brain. However, BMIs can also improve learning,...

Université de Fribourg

Prevenire le radicalizzazioni. Collaborazione tra Stato e organizzazioni musulmane = Radikalisierungen vorbeugen : Zusammenarbeit zwischen Staat und muslimischen Organisationen

Schmid, Hansjörg ; Schneuwly Purdie, Mallory ; Lang, Andrea

(CSIS-Papers ; 2)

La radicalizzazione legata all'islam è una delle principali fonti di preoccupazione sia per le autorità che per i membri della società civile, musulmani e non. Come sottolinea la Rete integrata Svizzera per la sicurezza, le misure di prevenzione non possono essere ridotte a disposizioni giudiziarie o penali, ma devono includere il lavoro di altri tipi di attori, come ad esempio le associazioni...

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I musulmani nello spazio pubblico e mediatico = Muslime im öffentlichen und medialen Raum

Schmid, Hansjörg ; Schneuwly Purdie, Mallory ; Lang, Andrea

(CSIS-Papers ; 5)

I workshop sul tema dei media e dell’opinione pubblica si sono concentrati su un tema delicato del progetto « Le organizzazioni musulmane come attrici sociali ». L’islam non è di per sé un caso particolare, ma un soggetto della società come molti altri. Nell’adempiere i loro obblighi di informazione, i media riportano notizie relative all’islam come fanno per altri argomenti. Ma le...

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Japanese City Pop abroad : findings from an online music community survey

Sommet, Moritz ; Kato, Ken

City Pop is a loosely defined musical genre that first emerged in Japan in the late 1970s. Having undergone several recontextualizations and revivals in its country of origin, the genre has recently gained an international following among young Internet users. The most enthusiastic of City Pop’s new fans meet in social media groups and online forums; as of late 2020, a dozen fan communities...

Université de Fribourg

Adverse Effects of Monitoring: Evidence from a field experiment

Herz, Holger ; Zihlmann, Christian

(Working Papers SES ; 522)

We conduct a field experiment with remote workers to assess potential adverse effects of monitoring. We find that monitoring reduces the average performance of workers, in particular among the intrinsically motivated workforce. Moreover, monitoring cultivates the average worker: There are fewer high performers and the variance in performance is significantly reduced. Importantly, we show that...