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Université de Fribourg

Combining experimental evidence with machine learning to assess anti-corruption educational campaigns among Russian university students

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Leontyeva, Elvira ; Solovyeva, Anna

In: Empirical Economics, 2020, p. 1-24

This paper examines how anti-corruption educational campaigns affect the attitudes of Russian university students toward corruption and academic integrity in the short run. About 2000 survey participants were randomly assigned to one of four different information materials (brochures or videos) about the negative consequences of corruption or to a control group. While we do not find important...

Université de Fribourg

Legal, illegal … – wer genau? Die Schweizer Asylbewegung und der Streit um das Recht 1973–1992

Pärli, Jonathan

In: Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie, 2019, vol. 39, no. 2, p. 177-203

Der Staat solle sich auch gegenüber Asylsuchenden und Flüchtlingen an das Recht halten, statt Willkür walten zu lassen: so lautete die anfänglich wohl wichtigste Forderung der Asylbewegung, die in der Schweiz in den frühen 1980er-Jahren entstand. Der Text diskutiert die affirmative Beziehung der Asylbewegung zum Recht und bezieht sich dabei auf Jacques Rancières Thesen zum Verhältnis von...

Université de Fribourg

Assessing the effects of seasonal tariff-rate quotas on vegetable prices in Switzerland

Loginova, Daria ; Portmann, Marco ; Huber, Martin

(Working Papers SES ; 521)

Causal estimation of the short-term effects of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on vegetable producer prices is hampered by the large variety and different growing seasons of vegetables and is therefore rarely performed. We quantify the effects of Swiss seasonal TRQs on domestic producer prices of a variety of vegetables based on a difference-indifferences estimation using a novel dataset of weekly...

Eidgenössisches Hochschulinstitut für Berufsbildung EHB

Boundaries against immigrants and their subjectively felt discrimination

Duemmler, Kerstin

(FORS Working Paper series ; 2013-6)

The paper studies the feeling of being discriminated among immigrants and their children in Europe as a multifaceted phenomenon. Their discrimination is brought in relation to (1) negative attitudes towards immigrants within the general public (symbolic boundaries) and (2) societal macro structures that enhance or prohibit the access for immigrants to socioeconomic privileges, scarce resources...

Université de Fribourg

Corona Immunitas: study protocol of a nationwide program of SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and seroepidemiologic studies in Switzerland

West, Erin A. ; Anker, Daniela ; Amati, Rebecca ; Richard, Aude ; Wisniak, Ania ; Butty, Audrey ; Albanese, Emiliano ; Bochud, Murielle ; Chiolero, Arnaud ; Crivelli, Luca ; Cullati, Stéphane ; d'Acremont, Valérie ; Epure, Adina Mihaela ; Fehr, Jan ; Flahault, Antoine ; Fornerod, Luc ; Frank, Irène ; Frei, Anja ; Michel, Gisela ; Gonseth, Semira ; Guessous, Idris ; Imboden, Medea ; Kahlert, Christian R. ; Kaufmann, Laurent ; Kohler, Philipp ; Mösli, Nicolai ; Paris, Daniel ; Probst-Hensch, Nicole ; Rodondi, Nicolas ; Stringhini, Silvia ; Vermes, Thomas ; Vollrath, Fabian ; the Corona Immunitas Research Group

In: International Journal of Public Health, 2020, vol. 65, no. 9, p. 1529–1548

Objectives Seroprevalence studies to assess the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the general population and subgroups are key for evaluating mitigation and vaccination policies and for understanding the spread of the disease both on the national level and for comparison with the international community. Methods Corona Immunitas is a research program of coordinated, population-based,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Fighting the spread of Covid-19 : was the Swiss lockdown worth it?

Gatti, Nicolò ; Retali, Beatrice

The implementation of a lockdown to control the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a strong debate in several countries. This makes it crucial to shed light on the actual benefits of such kind of policy. To this purpose, we focus on the Swiss lockdown during the first wave of Covid-19 infections and estimate the number of potentially saved lives. To predict the number of deaths in absence of any...

Université de Fribourg

Internationalization of higher education in the Philippines : local articulations of an international phenomenon

Eder, Rosalyn ; Forster, Edgar (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2020.

This study examines the discourse on internationalization of higher education (IHE) in the Philippines. As a country that is invisible on the global higher education map, there is a lack of knowledge on how policies on internationalization of higher education can be understood in the context of the Philippines. This research therefore contributes to the scientific discussion by offering one...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

A clash of titans : underlying causes, chronologies and impacts of the current US trade wars

Röthlisberger, Prisca ; Matile, Laurent (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2020 ; TDIBM 98.

The election of Donald J. Trump at the presidency of the world-biggest economy has been the beginning of important changes in the international order and more specifically in the rules-based trading system. Under his leadership, the US has imposed, in successful waves, tariffs and trade-restrictive measures on imported goods coming from most of its trading partners and this in parallel of the...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Policy evaluation: labour market liberalization, unemployment and second home construction : Evidence from Switzerland

Stricker, Luzius ; Maggi, Rico (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020 ; 2020ECO010.

This thesis is composed of three different chapters focusing on labour market policies, unemployment and the construction industry. The analyses aim to contribute to the microeconomic theory, proving three different concepts of externally caused variations, affecting both, the labour market equilibrium and the production function. In detail, the first part analyses the employment effects of...

Université de Fribourg

The Promise of Decent Care and the Problem of Poor Working Conditions : Double Movements Around Live-In Care In Austria

Aulenbacher, Brigitte ; Leiblfinger, Michael ; Prieler, Veronika

In: sozialpolitik.ch, 2020, vol. 2, no. 5, p. Article: 2.5

Over the last decades, the marketization of live-in care for the elderly in Austria has been accompanied by new forms of regulation and the contestation surrounding this type of care provision. The article analyzes this process as a Polanyian double movement – the movement of a market-driven provision of care and organization of care work, and countermovements seeking protection from its...