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Università della Svizzera italiana

Extreme sleep state misperception : from psychopathology to objective-subjective sleep measures

Castelnovo, Anna ; Ferri, Raffaele ; Galbiati, Andrea ; Rossi, Alessandro ; Zucconi, Marco ; Castronovo, Vincenza ; Strambi, Luigi-Ferini ; Manconi, Mauro

In: International journal of psychophysiology, 2021, vol. 167, p. 77-85

Study objectives: We tested the hypothesis that patients with extreme sleep state misperception display higher levels of psychopathology and reduced quantitative estimation abilities compared to other patients with insomnia. Secondary aims included the evaluation of group differences in subjective self-reported quality of life and sleep quality and objective sleep parameters. Methods: In this...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Increasing cancer risk over calendar year in people with multiple sclerosis : a case–control study

Zecca, Chiara ; Disanto, Giulio ; Sacco, Rosaria ; MacLachlan, Sharon ; Kuhle, Jens ; Ramagopalan, Sreeram V. ; Gobbi, Claudio

In: Journal of Neurology, 2021, no. 268, p. 817–824

Background: Data on cancer prevalence and incidence in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are controversial. This study is aimed at estimating cancer risk in MS patients. Methods: Nested case–control study using data collected between 01/01/1987 and 28/02/2016 from the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Cancer diagnoses after first MS code (index date) was counted in 10,204 MS...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Essays in empirical finance

Garzoli, Matteo ; Plazzi, Alberto (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2021 ; 2021ECO007.

I use empirical methods to forecast U.S. repeat-sales house price indices, to analyze Swiss long-run default rates and to investigate the role of country and industry effects on the downside risk of stock index returns.

Università della Svizzera italiana

Economic complexity and international market : How do they matter in the national dynamics?

Maggi, Federica ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO012.

This thesis contributes to the International Economics by considering how the openness of an economy and the linkages with other countries matter for the local economic growth. The first strength and the fil rouge of this study is the use of the economic complexity as a measure to identify the strategic sectors that generate larger spillovers and benefits to the economy. Secondly, the use of...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Institutional setting and networks effect on international trade : Three essays on international trade

Arioldi, Davide ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018ECO016.

This thesis explores the role of different measures of proximity on some topics related to international trade. We focus on how institutional setting (institutional proximity) and network structure (cognitive and social proximity) influence the geography of international trade. In the first chapter, we extend the results of Rose and Spiegel (2011) and the findings by Bista (2017) proposing a...

Université de Fribourg

Foraminiferal-based biotic indices to assess the ecological quality status of the Gulf of Gabes (Tunisia): Present limitations and future perspectives

Kateb, Akram El ; Stalder, Claudio ; Martínez-Colón, Michael ; Mateu-Vicens, Guillem ; Francescangeli, Fabio ; Coletti, Giovanni ; Stainbank, Stephanie ; Spezzaferri, Silvia

In: Ecological Indicators, 2020, vol. 111, p. 105962

Biotic indices are tools to assess the ecological status of marine systems, and can be based on different metrics (such as ecological groups, specific diversity). The present study applies five biotic indices based on living (stained) benthic foraminiferal assemblages to assess ecological conditions in a wide area of the Mediterranean Sea in the heavily polluted Gulf of Gabes and along the...