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The Wild West IS Wild: The Homicide Resource Curse

Couttenier, Mathieu ; Grosjean, Pauline ; Sangnier, Marc

In: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017, vol. 15, no. 3, p. 558-585

Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries

Track-event theory of cell survival with second-order repair

Besserer, Jürgen ; Schneider, Uwe

In: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics, 2015, vol. 54, no. 2, p. 167-174

Università della Svizzera italiana

Natural disasters and electoral outcomes

Masiero, Giuliano ; Santarossa, Michael

In: European Journal of Political Economy, 2021, vol. 67, p. 19 p

Natural disasters are good examples of catastrophic events that may affect vote decisions. In this study, we analyze how the occurrence of earthquakes changes voters' behavior at municipal elections and which channels drive this change, focusing in particular on the role of media exposure. We exploit data from 13,338 municipal electoral cycles where incumbents seek reelection between 1993 and...

Université de Fribourg

Early diagenetic imprint on temperature proxies in holocene corals: a case study from french polynesia

Rashid, Rashid ; Eisenhauer, Anton ; Liebetrau, Volker ; Fietzke, Jan ; Böhm, Florian ; Wall, Marlene ; Krause, Stefan ; Rüggeberg, Andres ; Dullo, Wolf-Christian ; Jurikova, Hana ; Samankassou, Elias ; Lazar, Boaz

In: Frontiers in Earth Science, 2020, vol. 8, p. -

Coral-based reconstructions of sea surface temperatures (SSTs) using Sr/Ca, U/Ca and δ18O ratios are important tools for quantitative analysis of past climate variabilities. However, post-depositional alteration of coral aragonite, particularly early diagenesis, restrict the accuracy of calibrated proxies even on young corals. Considering the diagenetic effects, we present new Mid to Late...

Université de Fribourg

Novel insights on the geomagnetic field in West Africa from a new intensity reference curve (0-2000 AD)

Kapper, Lisa ; Serneels, Vincent ; Panovska, Sanja ; Ruíz, Rafael García ; Hellio, Gabrielle ; Groot, Lennart de ; Goguitchaichvili, Avto ; Morales, Juan ; Ruíz, Rubén Cejudo

In: Scientific Reports, 2020, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 1121

The geomagnetic field variations on the continent of Africa are still largely undeciphered for the past two millennia. In spite of archaeological artefacts being reliable recorders of the ancient geomagnetic field strength, only few data have been reported for this continent so far. Here we use the Thellier-Coe and calibrated pseudo- Thellier methods to recover archaeointensity data from...