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Three essays in labor economics

Gentili, Elena ; Mazzonna, Fabrizio (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 2019ECO003.

In this thesis, I investigate two of the main challenges faced by developed societies: aging and migration. In the first chapter, I consider the cultural determinants of elderly care arrangement decisions. The empirical strategy focuses on the three German and French speaking Swiss bilingual cantons. Particularly, since the structure of long-term care provision is planned at cantonal level, I...

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The effects of connectivity and culture on foreign direct investment decisions : empirical evidence from the international electricity industry

Wang, Lei ; Lomi, Alessandro (Dir.) ; Larsen, Erik (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011 ; 2011ECO008.

With the significant growth in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the past two decades, both investment managers and policy makers are keen to know the factors determining the location of FDI. The eclectic theory, while being the most popular and dominant theories in international investment, failed to fully capture the behavioral dynamics of international investment. For instance, FDI location...