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Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics

1990 Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics  
Brief entries appear for secondary authors, cross-referenced to the primary author.  ...  For more recent as well as historical information, consult the AWPE DATABASE, available on magnetic media from Cambridge University Press.  ...  Problems of measurement are briefly examined.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0951007900001935 fatcat:yozgaq54dfcuvbgqvi5sht2kyq

Housing and location of young adults, then and now : consequences of urban restructuring in Montreal and Vancouver

Markus Moos
The restructuring of Vancouver's housing market makes it more difficult than in Montreal to keep accessible the more 'sustainable' locations to households of all sizes.  ...  Young adults, 25 to 34 years of age, decide on housing, residential location and commuting patterns in an altered context from when the same age cohort entered housing markets in the early 1980s.  ...  With the exception of young adults in 1981, intra-age group inequality as measured by the Gini is higher in Vancouver than in Montreal.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0072625 fatcat:4jaxfne4vvaudot2aoszqnxroe

The spatial concentration and mobility of creative individuals in Germany [article]

Christoph Johannes Alfken, University, My
The project was funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (grant no. 76202-17-5/10) in the period from 2011 to 2015.  ...  Acknowledgements: This work was prepared in the context of the research project "Creative Lower Saxony: regional distribution, spatial mobility, start-up potentials and economic relevance of creative people  ...  To get a better understanding of the extent to which artists are spatially concentrated the Gini coefficient is estimated and corresponding Lorenz Curves plotted (see Figure 3 .6).  ... 
doi:10.15488/8625 fatcat:4lpwsfpairgojdwf2js57jxvyq

Hyperspectral Image Classification of Satellite Images Using Compressed Neural Networks

Daniel Rychlewski, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin
In the end, saliency maps and activation maps are used as neural network visualization techniques to try to understand the semantic implications of the compressions.  ...  However, the large number of image bands, which are often redundant, poses a challenge to performant image classification.  ...  reduction is used by scikit-learn by default (we use the RandomForestClassifier class, so Gini impurity is relevant for our case).  ... 
doi:10.18452/21355 fatcat:kwxeku4z2recdf7liqhiyxn6hu

Banking on lottery tickets: A behavioural study of prize-linked savings [article]

Kevin Laughren, University Of Calgary, University Of Calgary, Robert Oxoby
Prize-linked savings (PLS) programs like Britain's Premium Bond offer principal protection with the chance of winning monetary prizes.  ...  I posit this behaviour can be explained by social preferences like the inequity aversion described by Fehr and Schmidt (1999), and find their model significantly outperforms the classical model in predicting  ...  clear that including questions about the gambling behaviours of participants in the demographic survey would have been wise, an omission that leaves an important question unanswered.  ... 
doi:10.11575/prism/25094 fatcat:6xt3m6qvijh6pjgo7uh23moqgi

Adaptive investment strategies for different scenarios [article]

Jesús Emeterio Navarro Barrientos, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin
Although the main focus of this PhD thesis is more related to the area of computer science, the results presented here can be also applied to scenarios where the agent has to control other kinds of resources  ...  The main goal of this PhD thesis is to investigate some of the problems related to optimization of resources in environments with unpredictable behavior where: (i) not all information is available and  ...  To do this, the authors use the Gini coefficient, which is a measure of statistical dispersion used in this study to measure the inequality of income distribution.  ... 
doi:10.18452/16168 fatcat:jw3lnxwafzdv3j4cnpxpmj5ati

Decolonizing Nation-States in Latin/x America: Twenty First Century Postcolonial Constitutionalism and the Paradoxes of (Trans)nationalism, 1989-2014

Ricardo Daniel Sánchez Cárdenas
2017 unpublished
the renewed historical significance of the (geo)political 1 demand to redraft national constitutions in the Americas.  ...  Building on previous 2 work, my dissertation constructs a transnational lens to underline the intersectionality of the social struggles that catalyzed the Venezuelan Constituent Assembly process begun  ...  127 "Haiti: that of Bolívar, the one of Los Cayos expedition (1816) which received the unconditional support of the Illustrious Pétion, who only demanded freedom of the enslaved.  ... 
doi:10.21985/n2j39x fatcat:mxm5zu3dfbbwxamgbxj73xckqy

Mega-project planning and economic welfare : a case study of British Columbia's North East Coal Project

Nancy Knight
The implications of staple theory and selected characteristics of natural resource mega-projects are used to construct eleven characteristics of such planning processes.  ...  by comparing them to information available at the time from sources within the planning process and from sources outside the planning process, and to actual outcomes.  ...  The authors advised that new coal mines should not be encouraged unless they can survive at prices of $25.00/LT FOB mine.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0100391 fatcat:ciwxsjddera55ljgr3rjtjgh64