Università della Svizzera italiana

The effect of local growth in antidepressant consumption on mental health outcomes

Masiero, Giuliano ; Mazzonna, Fabrizio ; Steinbach, Sandro ; Verbeek, Olaf

Despite growing skepticism regarding the efficacy of antidepressants, global consumption is increasing at an unprecedented path with unknown implications for society. We estimate the causal effect of this increase on mental health outcomes using an IV strategy that exploits detailed drug sales data from Switzerland between 2002 and 2014. Our instrument, a modified version of the popular...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Learning and improvig languages for the milennial generation

Gillabert, Estelle ; Jelicic, André (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2017 ; TDIBM 14.

The idea of my Bachelor thesis was born while I was in Erasmus in Madrid, Spain. In this international environment, I discovered that it was most complicated than I thought to learn a new language and to meet locals. With a friend, we started wondering what could be an adapted tool to help us learning and meeting new people for our generation, the so-called “Millennials”. I had the idea to...

Université de Fribourg

How Do Media Companies Gain Legitimacy ? : An Experimental Study on the (Ir)Relevance of CSR Communication

Ingenhoff, Diana ; Bachmann, Philipp

In: International Journal of Strategic Communication, 2017, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 79-94

Due to structural changes in the media industry, the topic of CSR has gained more and more attention among media companies. Our research question was whether media companies can gain legitimacy through CSR disclosures. There is reason to assume that CSR disclosures both directly increase and indirectly decrease a media company’s legitimacy. On one hand, CSR is regarded as a means of...