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See detailAsymptotic distribution of nodal intersections for arithmetic random waves
Rossi, Maurizia UL; Wigman, Igor

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See detailA Peccati-Tudor type theorem for Rademacher chaoses
Zheng, Guangqu UL

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In this article, we prove that in the Rademacher setting, a random vector with chaotic components is close in distribution to a centred Gaussian vector, if both the maximal influence of the associated ... [more ▼]

In this article, we prove that in the Rademacher setting, a random vector with chaotic components is close in distribution to a centred Gaussian vector, if both the maximal influence of the associated kernel and the fourth cumulant of each component is small. In particular, we recover the univariate case recently established in D\"obler and Krokowski (2017). Our main strategy consists in a novel adaption of the exchangeable pairs couplings initiated in Nourdin and Zheng (2017), as well as its combination with estimates via chaos decomposition. [less ▲]

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See detailMultilingualism as Migration. Remarks on Literature, Philology, and Culture
Dembeck, Till UL

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See detailEulerian idempotent, pre-Lie logarithm and combinatorics of trees
Bandiera, Ruggero; Schätz, Florian UL

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The aim of this paper is to bring together the three objects in the title. Recall that, given a Lie algebra g, the Eulerian idempotent is a canonical projection from the enveloping algebra U(g) to g. The ... [more ▼]

The aim of this paper is to bring together the three objects in the title. Recall that, given a Lie algebra g, the Eulerian idempotent is a canonical projection from the enveloping algebra U(g) to g. The Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff product and the Magnus expansion can both be expressed in terms of the Eulerian idempotent, which makes it interesting to establish explicit formulas for the latter. We show how to reduce the computation of the Eulerian idempotent to the computation of a logarithm in a certain pre-Lie algebra of planar, binary, rooted trees. The problem of finding formulas for the pre-Lie logarithm, which is interesting in its own right – being related to operad theory, numerical analysis and renormalization – is addressed using techniques inspired by umbral calculus. As a consequence of our analysis, we find formulas both for the Eulerian idempotent and the pre-Lie logarithm in terms of the combinatorics of trees. [less ▲]

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See detailDeformations of pre-symplectic structures and the Koszul L-infty-algebra
Schätz, Florian UL; Zambon, Marco

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We study the deformation theory of pre-symplectic structures, i.e. closed two-forms of fixed rank. The main result is a parametrization of nearby deformations of a given pre-symplectic structure in terms ... [more ▼]

We study the deformation theory of pre-symplectic structures, i.e. closed two-forms of fixed rank. The main result is a parametrization of nearby deformations of a given pre-symplectic structure in terms of an $L_\infty$-algebra, which we call the Koszul $L_\infty$-algebra. This $L_\infty$-algebra is a cousin of the Koszul dg Lie algebra associated to a Poisson manifold, and its proper geometric understanding relies on Dirac geometry. In addition, we show that a quotient of the Koszul $L_{\infty}$-algebra is isomorphic to the $L_\infty$-algebra which controls the deformations of the underlying characteristic foliation. Finally, we show that the infinitesimal deformations of pre-symplectic structures and of foliations are both obstructed. [less ▲]

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See detailDiffusion approximations via Stein's method and time changes
Kasprzak, Mikolaj UL

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See detailGeneralized Ricci flow II: Existence for complete noncompact manifolds
Li, Yi UL

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See detailThe Vanishing of Low-Dimensional Cohomology Groups of the Witt and the Virasoro algebra
Ecker, Jill Marie-Anne UL; Schlichenmaier, Martin UL

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A proof of the vanishing of the first and the third cohomology groups of the Witt algebra with values in the adjoint module is given. The proofs given in the present article are completely algebraic and ... [more ▼]

A proof of the vanishing of the first and the third cohomology groups of the Witt algebra with values in the adjoint module is given. The proofs given in the present article are completely algebraic and independent of any underlying topology. They are a generalization of the ones provided by Schlichenmaier, who proved the vanishing of the second cohomology group using purely algebraic methods. In the case of the third cohomology group though, extra difficulties arise and the involved proofs are distinctly more complicated. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Missing Risk Premium in Exchange Rates
Penasse, Julien UL; Magnus, Dahlquist

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See detailExplaining employers’ hiring decisions: A comparative study of employers’ risk assessment
Imdorf, Christian; Shi, Lulu P.; Sacchi, Stefan et al

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In order to investigate the scarring effect of early job insecurity on future employment chances we have implemented a factorial survey experiment with recruiters based on real vacancies in Bulgaria ... [more ▼]

In order to investigate the scarring effect of early job insecurity on future employment chances we have implemented a factorial survey experiment with recruiters based on real vacancies in Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland. We contribute to recruitment research at least in three ways: First, the multinational design allows us to run comparative analysis across countries, which are carried out along the national dimensions youth unemployment rate, employment protection regulation and type of educational system. Second, we differentiate between two different forms of early job insecurity – unemployment and work experience in deskilling jobs, and we demonstrate that the sole focus on unemployment, as it is the case in the prevalent labour market research, is not sufficient in order to fully understand labour market outcomes caused by different forms of job insecurities. Third, since our sample consists of real recruiters who were hiring for current jobs at the time when the study was carried out, we provide a unique cross-country data set of high external validity. Our findings suggest that scarring effects of early job insecurity vary across countries and across occupational fields, and while scarring caused by work experience in deskilling jobs seems to be enforced by strong employment protection regulations, unemployment scarring seems to stronger where national unemployment is low. Further, the differences in recruiter’s evaluation across occupational fields indicate that signalling value of education may vary depending on specific sectors. Not at least, we contribute to debates around active labour market policies, arguing that measures aiming at quick labour market reintegration without consideration of job quality may not be the most sustainable solution, as work experience in a deskilling job does not lead to better recruiter’s evaluation. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the Naturalness of Mutants
Jimenez, Matthieu UL; Cordy, Maxime UL; Kintis, Marinos UL et al

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See detailHomotopical algebraic context over differential operators
Di Brino, Gennaro; Pistalo, Damjan UL; Poncin, Norbert UL

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See detailThe role of citizens in the politics of insecurity: Malta and Sub-Saharan migrants
Lemaire, Léa UL

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See detailUrban Structures with Forward and Backward Linkages
Picard, Pierre M UL; Mossay, Pascal; Tabuchi, Takatoshi

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We study urban structures driven by demand and vertical linkages in the presence of increasing returns to scale. Individuals consume local urban varieties and firms use these varieties to produce a ... [more ▼]

We study urban structures driven by demand and vertical linkages in the presence of increasing returns to scale. Individuals consume local urban varieties and firms use these varieties to produce a national good. We prove the existence of a spatial equilibrium and obtain an invariance result according to which more intense demand or vertical linkages have the same effect on the urban structure as lower commuting costs. Various urban configurations can emerge exhibiting a monocentric, an integrated, a duocentric, or a partially integrated city structure. We discuss the role of commuting and transport costs, intensities of demand and vertical linkages, and urbanization in affecting these patterns. We show that multiple equilibria may arise in equilibrium involving the monocentric city and up to a couple of duocentric and partially integrated structures. [less ▲]

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See detailA Decoder for a Symbol-Constrained Code (preliminary version)
Franck, Christian UL

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See detailUrban Interactions
Picard, Pierre M UL; Jun Sung, Kim; Patacchini, Eleonora et al

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This paper studies social-tie formation when individuals care about the geographical location of other individuals. In our model, the intensity of social interactions can be chosen at the same time as ... [more ▼]

This paper studies social-tie formation when individuals care about the geographical location of other individuals. In our model, the intensity of social interactions can be chosen at the same time as friends. We characterize the equilibrium in terms of both social interactions and social capital (the value of social interactions offered by each agent) for a general distribution of individuals in the urban geographical space. We show that greater geographical dispersion decreases the incentives to socially interact. We also show that the equilibrium frequency of interactions is lower than the effcient one. Using a unique geo-coded dataset of friendship networks among adolescents in the United States, we estimate the model and validate that agents interact less than the social first best optimum. Our policy analysis suggests that, given the same cost, subsidizing social interactions yields a higher total welfare than subsidizing transportation costs. [less ▲]

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See detailTo MigrateWith orWithout Ones’ Children in China - That is the Question
Chen, Yiwen UL; Fromentin, Vincent; Salagean, Ioana et al

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Where should Chinese internal migrant parents locate their school-aged children: migrate with them or leave them behind? And should they invest in private education of their children? Empirical evidence ... [more ▼]

Where should Chinese internal migrant parents locate their school-aged children: migrate with them or leave them behind? And should they invest in private education of their children? Empirical evidence based on the 2009 wave of the Rural-Urban Migration Survey in China (RUMiC) data is inconclusive. We use an overlapping generations model to find a theoretical optimum that maximizes parents’ utility which includes the children’s educational performance. Depending on the educational investment parents make and the relocation cost of children, we provide necessary and sufficient conditions for migrant parents to take their children to migrate and whether they should provide their children with private education. As the choices of migrant parents affect not only their children’s human capital accumulation, but also on the economic potential of their descendants, we present both short- and long-term consequences of the parents decision. [less ▲]

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See detailPremiers pas dans le métier d'enseignant: quand la langue s'en mêle
de Saint-Georges, Ingrid UL

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See detailOnline deliberation: state of the art
Kies, Raphaël UL

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In the last decade, the issue of online deliberation (or web-deliberation) has gained an important visibility among the scholars in the domain of political science, political philosophy, political ... [more ▼]

In the last decade, the issue of online deliberation (or web-deliberation) has gained an important visibility among the scholars in the domain of political science, political philosophy, political communication as well as software designers. It corresponds not only to a topic of analysis – that can be broadly defined as the quantitative and qualitative assessment of the political and public debates online - but also to a democratic model of e-democracy, that aims to shape the different political usage of the web according to the deliberative values. A pertinent way to analyze this broad phenomenon is to subdivide its analysis in three sections which content is partly based on updated findings of my book Promises and Limits of web-deliberation. The first section refers to the deliberative theory on which the empirical research is based. The second section deals with the complex issue of operationalizing the deliberative theory. The last section provides an overview of the online deliberative empirical studies that were conducted this last decade by distinguishing three broad research fields: i) The studies that aim at measuring the usage of the political web-debates and the characteristics of the users; ii) The studies that identify and compare the social and political actors that offer possibilities of online debates; iii) The studies assessing the quality of deliberation in different discursive online settings and the ones aiming at defining the factors that could explain variations in web-deliberation. [less ▲]

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See detailTechnological progress, the supply of hours worked, and the consumption-leisure complementarity
Irmen, Andreas UL

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At least since 1870 hours worked per worker declined and real wages increased in many of today’s industrialized countries. The dual nature of technological progress in conjunction with a consumption ... [more ▼]

At least since 1870 hours worked per worker declined and real wages increased in many of today’s industrialized countries. The dual nature of technological progress in conjunction with a consumption-leisure complementarity explains these stylized facts. Technological progress drives real wages up and expands the amount of available con- sumption goods. Enjoying consumption goods increases the value of leisure. Therefore, individuals demand more leisure and supply less labor. This mechanism appears in an OLG-model with two-period lived individuals equipped with per-period utility func- tions of the generalized log-log type proposed by Boppart-Krusell (2016). The optimal plan is piecewise defined and hinges on the wage level. Technological progress moves a poor economy out of a regime with low wages and an inelastic supply of hours worked into a regime where wages increase further and hours worked continuously decline. [less ▲]

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See detailHarnack estimates for nonlinear parabolic equations under the Ricci flow
Li, Yi UL; Zhu, Xiaorui

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In this paper, we consider first the Li-Yau Harnack estimates for a nonlinear parabolic equation $\partial_{t}u=\Delta_{t}u-qu -au(\ln u)^{\alpha}$ under the Ricci flow, where $\alpha>0$ is a constant. To ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we consider first the Li-Yau Harnack estimates for a nonlinear parabolic equation $\partial_{t}u=\Delta_{t}u-qu -au(\ln u)^{\alpha}$ under the Ricci flow, where $\alpha>0$ is a constant. To extend these estimates to a more general situation, in the second part, we consider the gradient estimates for a positive solution of the nonlinear parabolic equation $\partial _{t}u=\Delta _{t}u+hu^{p}$ on a Riemannian manifold whose metrics evolve under the geometric flow $\partial _{t}g(t)=-2S_{g(t)}$. To obtain these estimates, we introduce a quantity $\underline{\boldsymbol{S}}$ along the flow which measures whether the tensor $S_{ij}$ satisfies the second contracted Bianchi identity. Under conditions on ${\rm Ric}_{g(t)}, S_{g(t)}$, and $\underline{\boldsymbol{S}}$, we obtain the gradient estimates. [less ▲]

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See detailReassessment Of Lesion-Associated Gene And Variant Pathogenicity In Focal Human Epilepsies
Neupert, Lisa Marie; Nothnagel, Michael; May, Patrick UL et al

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Purpose: Increasing availability of surgically resected brain tissue from Focal Cortical Dysplasia and low-grade epilepsy-associated tumor patients fostered large-scale genetic examination. However ... [more ▼]

Purpose: Increasing availability of surgically resected brain tissue from Focal Cortical Dysplasia and low-grade epilepsy-associated tumor patients fostered large-scale genetic examination. However, assessment of germline and somatic variant pathogenicity remains difficult. Methods: Here, we critically reevaluated the pathogenicity for all neuropathology-associated variants reported to date in the PubMed and ClinVar databases, including 12 disease-related genes and 88 neuropathology-associated missense variants. We (1) assessed evolutionary gene constraint using the pLI and missense z scores, (2) applied guidelines by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), and (3) predicted pathogenicity by using PolyPhen-2, CADD, and GERP. Results: Constraint analysis classified only seven out of 12 genes to be likely disease-associated, while 35 (40\%) of those 88 variants were classified as being variants of unknown significance (VUS) and 53 (60\%) as being likely pathogenic (LPII). Pathogenicity prediction yielded discrimination between neuropathology-associated variants (LPII and VUS) and rare variant scores obtained from individuals present in the Genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD). Conclusion: We conclude that several VUS are likely disease-associated and will be reclassified by future molecular evidence. In summary, interpretation of lesion-associated gene variants remains complex while the application of current ACMG guidelines including bioinformatic pathogenicity prediction will help improving interpretation and prediction. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegrated likelihood based inference for nonlinear panel data models with unobserved effects
Schumann, Martin UL; Severini, Thomas A.; Tripathi, Gautam UL

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See detailZygosity Determination in Twin Studies: A Validation of Zygosity Questionnaires Using DNA in the German TwinLife Study.
Lenau, F.; Hahn, E.; Peters, A.-L. et al

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See detailDocumentation TwinLife Data: Cognitive Abilities.
Gottschling, Juliana UL

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See detailMonotonicity of probit weights
Schumann, Martin; Tripathi, Gautam UL

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See detailGrenzüberschreitende Alltagspraktiken in der Großregion SaarLorLux
Wille, Christian UL; Pauly, Michel UL; Caruso, Geoffrey UL et al

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This paper examines everyday practices carried out by the inhabitants of Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia in neighbouring regions abroad. The key consideration here is ... [more ▼]

This paper examines everyday practices carried out by the inhabitants of Saarland, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia in neighbouring regions abroad. The key consideration here is that the Greater Region SaarLorLux can be defined as a cross-border reality of life based on the cross-border implementation of everyday practices of its inhabitants. In such a socio-constructivist perspective, it is not asked what the Greater Region SaarLorLux is, but in what ways it is constituted or how it manifests itself in the everyday life of its inhabitants. [less ▲]

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See detailLa grande région SaarLorLux, riche de ses travailleurs frontaliers
Pigeron-Piroth, Isabelle UL; Belkacem, Rachid

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See detailFractional charge oscillations in quantum spin Hall quantum dots
Traverso Ziani, Nicolo; Fleckenstein, Christoph; Dolcetto, Giacomo UL et al

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We show that correlated two-particle backscattering can induce fractional charge oscillations in a quantum dot built at the edge of a two-dimensional topological insulator by means of magnetic barriers ... [more ▼]

We show that correlated two-particle backscattering can induce fractional charge oscillations in a quantum dot built at the edge of a two-dimensional topological insulator by means of magnetic barriers. The result nicely complements recent works where the fractional oscillations were obtained employing of semiclassical treatments. Moreover, since by rotating the magnetization of the barriers a fractional charge can be trapped in the dot via the Jackiw-Rebbi mechanism, the system we analyze offers the opportunity to study the interplay between this noninteracting charge fractionalization and the fractionalization due to two-particle backscattering. In this context, we demonstrate that the number of fractional oscillations of the charge density depends on the magnetization angle. Finally, we address the renormalization induced by two-particle backscattering on the spin density, which is characterized by a dominant oscillation, sensitive to the Jackiw-Rebbi charge, with a wavelength twice as large as the charge density oscillations. [less ▲]

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See detailUne minorité de citoyens reste nostalgique
Paravantis, Spero UL

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Au cours de l’automne 1991, les républiques constituantes de l’Union soviétique proclamaient, l’une après l’autre, leur indépendance. Il y a 25 ans, avec la création de la Communauté des États ... [more ▼]

Au cours de l’automne 1991, les républiques constituantes de l’Union soviétique proclamaient, l’une après l’autre, leur indépendance. Il y a 25 ans, avec la création de la Communauté des États indépendants (CEI), la superpuissance URSS a cessé d’exister d’un jour à l’autre. Dr. Spero S.Z. Paravantis de l’Université du Luxembourg revient sur ce grand chapitre de l’histoire. [less ▲]

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See detailAdventskalender, Tag 3: Gedanken und Wünsche für Hochbegabte.
Baudson, Tanja Gabriele UL

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See detailAdventskalender, Tag 2: Gedanken und Wünsche für Hochbegabte.
Baudson, Tanja Gabriele UL

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See detailCounting curves, and the stable length of currents
Erlandsson, Viveka; Parlier, Hugo UL; Souto, Juan

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Let $\gamma_0$ be a curve on a surface $\Sigma$ of genus $g$ and with $r$ boundary components and let $\pi_1(\Sigma)\curvearrowright X$ be a discrete and cocompact action on some metric space. We study ... [more ▼]

Let $\gamma_0$ be a curve on a surface $\Sigma$ of genus $g$ and with $r$ boundary components and let $\pi_1(\Sigma)\curvearrowright X$ be a discrete and cocompact action on some metric space. We study the asymptotic behavior of the number of curves $\gamma$ of type $\gamma_0$ with translation length at most $L$ on $X$. For example, as an application, we derive that for any finite generating set $S$ of $\pi_1(\Sigma)$ the limit $$\lim_{L\to\infty}\frac 1{L^{6g-6+2r}}\{\gamma\text{ of type }\gamma_0\text{ with }S\text{-translation length}\le L\}$$ exists and is positive. The main new technical tool is that the function which associates to each curve its stable length with respect to the action on $X$ extends to a (unique) continuous and homogenous function on the space of currents. We prove that this is indeed the case for any action of a torsion free hyperbolic group. [less ▲]

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See detailThe multi-scale analysis of dynamic transmission volatility of carbon prices
Nsouadi, Ange; Terraza, Virginie UL

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The implementation of the EU ETS in 2005 led to the establishment of a price that enables manufacturers to realize the impact of their activities on the environment clean. There are no items in this day ... [more ▼]

The implementation of the EU ETS in 2005 led to the establishment of a price that enables manufacturers to realize the impact of their activities on the environment clean. There are no items in this day, since the creation of the European carbon market, which has focused on the analysis of volatility transmission between different investment horizons. The purpose of this paper is to fill this gap in the literature. we analyze the volatility of the price of carbon quota (EUA), by studying linear and nonlinear causal relationships of wavelet components between the different volatilities that we captured at different time scales. we initially conducted the decomposition of the EUA price volatility at different time-frequency interval using a wavelet approach. Our study will be to examine whether the volatility is transmitted from the high-frequency structure of the carbon price in the low frequency. Our results show an intra-structural dependance in carbon price volatility. We detect instability in the volatility of carbon and observe the existence of a bidirectional relationship from high frequency traders to low frequency traders. Our study showed that high-frequency shocks yields carbon price can have a significant impact beyond their Fontiers and touch the low frequency structure associated with long-term traders [less ▲]

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See detailInequality and Incentives: The Quasi-Natural Experiment of Hungary, 1914-2008
Mavridis, Dimitrios UL; Mosberger, Palma

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We construct the first top income share series of a formerly socialist economy before, during, and after socialism in order to exploit the effect of the quasi-natural experiment of the absence of markets ... [more ▼]

We construct the first top income share series of a formerly socialist economy before, during, and after socialism in order to exploit the effect of the quasi-natural experiment of the absence of markets on incentives. We investigate top income shares dynamics and the sources of income at the upper tail of the income distribution. Within this setup, we study the effect of capital markets and liberalized wage settings on top income shares. Our estimates show that the introduction of wage-setting decentralization during socialism had a role in increasing the skill premium and income inequality in years prior the transition. [less ▲]

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See detailEnterprise credit, household credit and growth: New evidence from 126 countries
Leon, Florian UL

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This paper attempts to distinguish the effects of household and enterprise credit on economic growth. To do so, I create a new, hand-collected database covering 143 countries over the period 1995-2014 ... [more ▼]

This paper attempts to distinguish the effects of household and enterprise credit on economic growth. To do so, I create a new, hand-collected database covering 143 countries over the period 1995-2014 (126 countries are employed for econometric analysis). Estimation results confirm recent evidence documenting the absence of the effect of total credit to growth. Findings also show that household credit has a negative effect on growth, but I fail to provide robust support for a positive effect of business credit. [less ▲]

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See detailArbeitszeitflexibilität in Luxemburg
Sischka, Philipp UL; Steffgen, Georges UL

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Männliche Arbeitnehmer weisen im Vergleich zu weiblichen Arbeitnehmern eine höhere Differenz zwischen vertraglich vereinbarter und faktischer Wochenarbeitszeit auf. Differenziert nach Berufsgruppen zeigt ... [more ▼]

Männliche Arbeitnehmer weisen im Vergleich zu weiblichen Arbeitnehmern eine höhere Differenz zwischen vertraglich vereinbarter und faktischer Wochenarbeitszeit auf. Differenziert nach Berufsgruppen zeigt sich, dass inbesondere Manager sowie Führungskräfte deutlich mehr arbeiten, als vertraglich festgelegt. Atypische Arbeitszeiten (nach 19 Uhr, nach 22 Uhr oder am Wochenende) treten dagegen insbesondere bei jüngeren Arbeitnehmern (bis 44 Jahre) häufiger auf. Auch zeigen sich hier große Unterschiede über die Berufsgruppen hinweg. Für die Mehrheit der Arbeitnehmer entspricht die vertraglich vereinbarte Stundenzahl ihren Wünschen. Jedoch ist bei den jüngeren Arbeitnehmern der Anteil der Personen, die sich einen Vertrag mit mehr bezahlten Stunden wünschen deutlich höher. Differenziert nach Berufsgruppen äußern vor allem Hilfsarbeitskräfte sowie Arbeitnehmer in Dienstleistungs- und Handwerksberufen den Wunsch mehr bezahlte Stunden zu arbeiten. Die Arbeitszeitbedingungen der Arbeitnehmer weisen auch Zusammenhänge mit erlebten Work-Life-Konflikten, Zeitdruck, Stress und Arbeitszufriedenheit auf. Die Arbeitszeitbedingungen sind außerdem assoziiert mit nächtlichen Schlafstunden sowie mit der Gefährdung durch Burnout. Arbeitnehmer, die 46 Stunden und mehr arbeiten, die häufig atypische Arbeitszeiten haben, oder deren faktische Arbeitszeit stark von der vertraglich vereinbarten Arbeitszeit abweicht, erleben stärker Work-Life-Konflikte, Zeitdruck sowie Stress, geben jedoch eine geringere Arbeitszufriedenheit an, schlafen weniger und weisen eher Burnout auf. [less ▲]

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See detailInterrogating surface length spectra and quantifying isospectrality
Parlier, Hugo UL

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This article is about inverse spectral problems for hyperbolic surfaces and in particular how length spectra relate to the geometry of the underlying surface. A quantitative answer is given to the ... [more ▼]

This article is about inverse spectral problems for hyperbolic surfaces and in particular how length spectra relate to the geometry of the underlying surface. A quantitative answer is given to the following: how many questions do you need to ask a length spectrum to determine it completely? In answering this, a quantitative upper bound is given on the number of isospectral but non-isometric surfaces of a given genus. [less ▲]

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See detailNotes on a Lie algebraic relation
Korvers, Stéphane UL

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We exhibit explicit orthogonal decompositions of every multidimensional restricted root space of a real semi-simple Lie algebra. We then show a link between this result and a radiality property of smooth ... [more ▼]

We exhibit explicit orthogonal decompositions of every multidimensional restricted root space of a real semi-simple Lie algebra. We then show a link between this result and a radiality property of smooth functions on G-homogeneous spaces when G is a real semi-simple Lie group. [less ▲]

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See detailBeziehungen – Liens Relationnels. Realitäten, Perspektiven, Grenzen – réalités, perspectives et limites. Bericht zu einer Befragung von Mitarbeiterinnen und Jugendlichen bei Solidarité Jeunes 2016
Peters, Ulla UL; Jäger, Julia UL

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Solidarité Jeunes asbl in Luxemburg hat eine Befragung zum Thema Beziehungen bei den Professionellen und Jugendlichen in ihren Einrichtungen durchgeführt. Sie beauftragten die Universität damit, die ... [more ▼]

Solidarité Jeunes asbl in Luxemburg hat eine Befragung zum Thema Beziehungen bei den Professionellen und Jugendlichen in ihren Einrichtungen durchgeführt. Sie beauftragten die Universität damit, die Ergebnisse aufzubereiten, zu verschriftlichen und bei einer Fachtagung zum 40-jährigen Bestehen des Trägers (bis 2012 Jongenheem asbl) im September 2016 zu präsentieren. Der Fragebogen enthielt Fragen zu den Themen: was verstehen die Jugendlichen und die Professionellen unter einer guten Beziehung, wie gestalten sie diese, welche Rituale gibt es z. B. beim Abschied von Jugendlichen und wie wird dieser vorbereitet. Eine Frage war auch, ob und welche Art von Kontakte nach dem Verlassen der Einrichtung bestehen und für wichtig gehalten werden. Die Befragung basierte auf der Annahme und der Erfahrung, dass Beziehungen ein Schlüsselfaktor und Fundament jeder erfolgreichen pädagogischen Interven- tion sind und damit auch ein zentrales „Arbeitsmittel“. [less ▲]

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See detailUnderstanding unemployment scars: A vignette Experiment of employers' decisions in Bulgaria, Greece, Norway and Switzerland
Hyggen, Christer; Imdorf, Christian; Parsanaglou, Dimitris et al

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See detailBoosting Early Language as a Foundation for Literacy – Essential but neither Simple nor Easy
Fricke, Silke; Engel de Abreu, Pascale UL

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See detailIsogeometric finite element analysis of time-harmonic exterior acoustic scattering problems
Khajah, Tahsin; Antoine, Xavier; Bordas, Stéphane UL

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We present an isogeometric analysis of time-harmonic exterior acoustic problems. The infinite space is truncated by a fictitious boundary and (simple) absorbing boundary conditions are applied. The ... [more ▼]

We present an isogeometric analysis of time-harmonic exterior acoustic problems. The infinite space is truncated by a fictitious boundary and (simple) absorbing boundary conditions are applied. The truncation error is included in the exact solution so that the reported error is an indicator of the performance of the isogeometric analysis, in particular of the related pollution error. Numerical results performed with high-order basis functions (third or fourth orders) showed no visible pollution error even for very high frequencies. This property combined with exact geometrical representation makes isogeometric analysis a very promising platform to solve high-frequency acoustic problems. [less ▲]

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See detailGeometric filling curves on surfaces
Basmajian, Ara; Parlier, Hugo UL; Souto, Juan

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This note is about a type of quantitative density of closed geodesics on closed hyperbolic surfaces. The main results are upper bounds on the length of the shortest closed geodesic that $\varepsilon ... [more ▼]

This note is about a type of quantitative density of closed geodesics on closed hyperbolic surfaces. The main results are upper bounds on the length of the shortest closed geodesic that $\varepsilon$-fills the surface. [less ▲]

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See detailIntertwining operators of the quantum Teichmüller space
Mazzoli, Filippo UL

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See detailFinancial Constraint, Entrepreneurship and Sectoral Migrations
Leon, Florian UL; Baraton, Pierrick

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Using an original database of over 3,000 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) that were microfinance institution (MFI) clients in Madagascar over the period of 2008-2014, we observe that around one third of ... [more ▼]

Using an original database of over 3,000 micro and small enterprises (MSEs) that were microfinance institution (MFI) clients in Madagascar over the period of 2008-2014, we observe that around one third of these entrepreneurs switched business sectors in the first five years after starting their business. We find that the probability of an entrepreneur’s changing sectors is highly correlated with the size of the first loan obtained from the MFI. This result survives multiple robustness checks, including treatment for endogeneity and attrition. We interpret this finding in terms of financial constraint: a lack of financing prevents an entrepreneur from initially investing in his first choice sector, causing him to change sectors only when he has become financially able to do so. This result challenges the classic distinction made between ”necessity entrepreneurs” and ”opportunity entrepreneurs” and raises important questions concerning entrepreneurial talent allocation. [less ▲]

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See detailShort closed geodesics with self-intersections
Erlandsson, Viveka; Parlier, Hugo UL

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Our main point of focus is the set of closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces. For any fixed integer $k$, we are interested in the set of all closed geodesics with at least $k$ (but possibly more) self ... [more ▼]

Our main point of focus is the set of closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces. For any fixed integer $k$, we are interested in the set of all closed geodesics with at least $k$ (but possibly more) self-intersections. Among these, we consider those of minimal length and investigate their self-intersection numbers. We prove that their intersection numbers are upper bounded by a universal linear function in $k$ (which holds for any hyperbolic surface). Moreover, in the presence of cusps, we get bounds which imply that the self-intersection numbers behave asymptotically like $k$ for growing $k$. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effects of Assortative Matching on Job and Marital Satisfaction through University Attendance
Joxhe, Majlinda UL; Tampieri, Alessandro

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This paper examines how the decision to acquire higher education may affect job and marital satisfaction. We propose a theoretical model where individuals decide whether to attend university both for ... [more ▼]

This paper examines how the decision to acquire higher education may affect job and marital satisfaction. We propose a theoretical model where individuals decide whether to attend university both for obtaining higher job satisfaction and for meeting potential partners. As the probability of marrying an educated partner increases (due to positive educational assortative matching), the average ability of university students falls, since more (low ability) students are willing to attend university. Two effects can be withdrawn: (i) average job satisfaction decreases, while (ii) marital satisfaction increases. We then test the model using the British Household Panel Survey for years 1996-2008, using a dynamic bivariate model. Consistent with the theoretical predictions, we find that higher education is correlated with lower average job satisfaction. In addition, the higher education of the partner increases marital satisfaction. [less ▲]

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See detailReconciliation over the Graves? or the German-Russian Reconciliation of Sologubovka
Janz, Nina UL

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“Reconciliation over the graves” is the official slogan of the Volksbund, a non-government organization based in Kassel, in central Germany. The Volksbund builds resting places for German war dead, and ... [more ▼]

“Reconciliation over the graves” is the official slogan of the Volksbund, a non-government organization based in Kassel, in central Germany. The Volksbund builds resting places for German war dead, and commemorates and acts in educational youth work toward understanding and harmonization after World War II. This essay uses and follows the definition of reconciliation as intended in the meaning of the Volksbund’s activities in Russia. The idea of this slogan and the purpose of this term will be explained. Based on the German war cemetery in Sologubovka, this essay focus on the cooperation between Russians and Germans—the Volksbund, the local population, and the authorities—on the treatment of the war dead, on the different national historical memories, and on the approach of two countries more than fifty years after World War II. [less ▲]

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See detailMumford curves covering p-adic Shimura curves and their fundamental domains
Amoros Carafi, Laia UL; Milione, Piermarco

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We give an explicit description of fundamental domains associated to the p-adic uniformisa- tion of families of Shimura curves of discriminant Dp and level N ≥ 1, for which the one-sided ideal class ... [more ▼]

We give an explicit description of fundamental domains associated to the p-adic uniformisa- tion of families of Shimura curves of discriminant Dp and level N ≥ 1, for which the one-sided ideal class number h(D,N) is 1. The obtained results generalise those in [19, Ch. IX] for Shimura curves of discriminant 2p and level N = 1. The method we present here enables us to find Mumford curves covering Shimura curves, together with a free system of generators for the associated Schottky groups, p-adic good fundamental domains and their stable reduction- graphs. This is based on a detailed study of the modular arithmetic of an Eichler order of level N inside the definite quaternion algebra of discriminant D, for which we generalise classical results of Hurwitz [20]. As an application, we prove general formulas for the reduction-graphs with lengths at p of the considered families of Shimura curves. [less ▲]

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See detailDistances in domino flip graphs
Parlier, Hugo UL; Zappa, Samuel

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This article is about measuring and visualizing distances between domino tilings. Given two tilings of a simply connected square tiled surface, we're interested in the minimum number of flips between two ... [more ▼]

This article is about measuring and visualizing distances between domino tilings. Given two tilings of a simply connected square tiled surface, we're interested in the minimum number of flips between two tilings. Given a certain shape, we're interested in computing the diameters of the flip graphs, meaning the maximal distance between any two of its tilings. Building on work of Thurston and others, we give geometric interpretations of distances which result in formulas for the diameters of the flip graphs of rectangles or Aztec diamonds. [less ▲]

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See detailRemit for what? The Impact of Information Asymmetries in Transnational Households
Joxhe, Majlinda UL; De Arcangelis, Giuseppe

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The main purpose of this paper is to check whether information asymmetry may affect the allocation of a given budget between in-kind consumption-type goods and in-kind investment-type choices. In order to ... [more ▼]

The main purpose of this paper is to check whether information asymmetry may affect the allocation of a given budget between in-kind consumption-type goods and in-kind investment-type choices. In order to test the model, we use the results of a lab-in-the-field experiment where migrants engage in a dictator game and are asked to earmark a given budget between consumption and investment goods to be delivered to the most closely connected household (MCCH). Three different scenarios of information sharing with the MCCH on the choices made by the migrant are considered – private information, full information sharing and information sharing with a social excuse for investment goods. Empirical results confirm that under private information investment goods are preferred, whereas under full information sharing we observe a significant bias towards consumption goods (about 70 euros more out of a total budget value of 1000 euros, i.e. 7%). This behavior under different information sharing scenarios may be interpreted as evidence of self-interest motives to remit rather than pure altruism. [less ▲]

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See detailEquilibrium and first-best city with endogenous exposure to local air pollution from traffic
Schindler, Mirjam UL; Caruso, Geoffrey UL; Picard, Pierre M UL

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Exposure to urban traffic-induced air pollution is a major health concern of cities. This paper analyzes the urban structure when localized pollution exposure arises from commuting traffic and ... [more ▼]

Exposure to urban traffic-induced air pollution is a major health concern of cities. This paper analyzes the urban structure when localized pollution exposure arises from commuting traffic and investigates the feedback effect of endogenous pollution on residential choices. The presence of stronger traffic-induced air pollution exposure reduces the geographical extent and the population of cities. Land rents fall with distance from the city center while population densities may be non-monotonic. Cleaner vehicle technologies reduce pollution exposure everywhere, increase population and density everywhere and do not affect the spatial extent of the city. The paper compares the urban equilibrium with the first-best. The first-best structure is a less expanded city with higher densities at the center and lower densities at the fringe. [less ▲]

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See detailWhere in cities do "rich" and "poor" people live? The urban economics model revisited
Lemoy, Rémi UL; Raux, Charles; Jensen, Pablo

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In this work, we exploit the power of the Alonso-Mills-Muth (AMM) urban economics model and show that various utility functions and plausible conditions offer alternative explanations of house- holds’ ... [more ▼]

In this work, we exploit the power of the Alonso-Mills-Muth (AMM) urban economics model and show that various utility functions and plausible conditions offer alternative explanations of house- holds’ location by income within a city. These include the existence of a “rich” center and more complex socio-spatial urban forms, for instance alternating a rich center, poor suburbs and a rich outer ring, which have not yet been derived from the AMM model to our knowledge. In doing so we combine analytical ideas and illustrations by the means of an agent-based model. The hypothesis of a central or non-central amenity is also studied, leading to different insights on the issue. [less ▲]

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See detailInformation sharing, credit booms and financial stability
Leon, Florian UL; Guérineau, Samuel

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This paper analyzes the impact of credit information sharing on financial stability, drawing special attention to its interactions with credit booms. A probit estimation of financial vulnerability ... [more ▼]

This paper analyzes the impact of credit information sharing on financial stability, drawing special attention to its interactions with credit booms. A probit estimation of financial vulnerability episodes – identified by jumps of the ratio of non-performing loans to total loans, is run for a sample of 159 countries dividing in two sub-samples according to their level of development: 80 advanced or emerging economies and 79 less developed countries. The results show that: i) credit information sharing reduces financial fragility for both groups of countries; ii) for less developed countries, the main effect is the direct effect (reduction of NPL ratio once credit boom is controlled), suggesting a portfolio quality effect; iii) for advanced and emerging countries, credit information sharing (IS) also mitigates the detrimental impact of credit boom on financial fragility, iv) the depth of IS has an negative impact on the likelihood of credit booms (but not the coverage of IS). [less ▲]

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See detailContext-based Pseudonym Changing Scheme for Vehicular Adhoc Networks
Emara, Karim Ahmed Awad El-Sayed UL; Woerndl, Wolfgang; Schlichter, Johann

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Vehicular adhoc networks allow vehicles to share their information for safety and traffic efficiency. However, sharing information may threaten the driver privacy because it includes spatiotemporal ... [more ▼]

Vehicular adhoc networks allow vehicles to share their information for safety and traffic efficiency. However, sharing information may threaten the driver privacy because it includes spatiotemporal information and is broadcast publicly and periodically. In this paper, we propose a context-adaptive pseudonym changing scheme which lets a vehicle decide autonomously when to change its pseudonym and how long it should remain silent to ensure unlinkability. This scheme adapts dynamically based on the density of the surrounding traffic and the user privacy preferences. We employ a multi-target tracking algorithm to measure privacy in terms of traceability in realistic vehicle traces. We use Monte Carlo analysis to estimate the quality of service (QoS) of a forward collision warning application when vehicles apply this scheme. According to the experimental results, the proposed scheme provides a better compromise between traceability and QoS than a random silent period scheme. [less ▲]

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See detailSocial rights and the new EU economic governance: seeking convergence
Muñoz, Susana UL

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This working paper aims to provide a critical assessment of the impact of the economic and financial crisis on the protection of fundamental social rights in the euro area. It is based on a comparative ... [more ▼]

This working paper aims to provide a critical assessment of the impact of the economic and financial crisis on the protection of fundamental social rights in the euro area. It is based on a comparative analysis of national and European case law in connection with the macroeconomic adjustment programmes in the euro area Member States receiving financial assistance. The austerity measures have been challenged before the relevant authorities at national and European level within the Council of Europe and the EU, with mixed results. It also examines new issues raised by the introduction of the European Stability Mechanism from the angle of fundamental rights. Finally, the initiative for a European Pillar of Social Rights is placed in the broader context of the multilevel protection of social rights in Europe. Converging approaches are needed. [less ▲]

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See detailBurnout am Arbeitsplatz in Luxemburg
Sischka, Philipp UL; Steffgen, Georges UL

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Die Burnoutprävalenz der luxemburgischen Arbeitnehmer liegt für 2013 bis 2015 zwischen 15,7 und 18,0%. Während Frauen 2013 eine höhere Burnoutprävalenz im Vergleich zu Männern aufweisen, verringert sich ... [more ▼]

Die Burnoutprävalenz der luxemburgischen Arbeitnehmer liegt für 2013 bis 2015 zwischen 15,7 und 18,0%. Während Frauen 2013 eine höhere Burnoutprävalenz im Vergleich zu Männern aufweisen, verringert sich diese Differenz 2014 und 2015 etwas. Die 25-34 Jährigen Arbeitnehmer scheinen seltener von Burnout betroffen zu sein. Demgegenüber weisen die 35-44 und 45-54 Jährigen über alle drei Erhebungsjahre überdurchschnittliche Burnoutprävalenzen auf. Differenziert man die Arbeitnehmer nach Voll- und Teilzeitstellen, ergeben sich nur geringfügige Unterschiede. Arbeitnehmer, die 0-5 Jahre in ihrem jetzigen Betrieb arbeiten sind im Vergleich zu Arbeitnehmern mit einer längeren Betriebszugehörigkeitsdauer unterdurchschnittlich von Burnout betroffen. Arbeitnehmer, die eine Reduktion der Belegschaft in ihrem Betrieb konstatieren, sind deutlich stärker von Burnout betroffen, als Personen, die keine Veränderung oder sogar eine Erhöhung der Belegschaft festgestellt haben. Arbeitnehmer, die von Aktionen zur Aufklärung von Gesundheitsproblemen in ihrer Organisation berichten, sind ebenfalls weniger stark von Burnout betroffen im Vergleich zu Arbeitnehmern, die berichten, dass in den letzten drei Jahren keine Aktionen zur Aufklärung von Gesundheitsproblemen stattgefunden haben. Differenziert man die Arbeitnehmer nach ISCO-Berufsklassifikation, ist die Burnoutprävalenz unter Managern bzw. Führungskräften am Geringsten, bei Arbeitnehmern die Anlagen bedienen und Montageberufen als auch bei Technikern dagegen am höchsten. Arbeitnehmer mit deutscher und luxemburgischer Nationalität sind seltener, Arbeitnehmer mit französischer und belgischer Nationalität dagegen öfter von Burnout betroffen. [less ▲]

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See detailGender Gaps in Social Capital: A theoretical interpretation of the Italian evidence
Joxhe, Majlinda UL; Addis, Elisabetta

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In this paper, we show that social capital accumulation along the life cycle is different for men and women. We discuss the concept of social capital and some problems connected to its definition and ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we show that social capital accumulation along the life cycle is different for men and women. We discuss the concept of social capital and some problems connected to its definition and measurement. We survey the literature on gender and social capital and use the Italian data of the “Multiscopo” Survey to assess differences in life cycle accumulation of social capital by sex and age. The lifecycle profile of social capital accumulation is gendered, with men accumulating more social capital at all ages, with a different peak and overall profile. We also show that, over 15 years, the gap in social capital by sex narrowed. Finally, we introduce a model of social capital structure compatible with the empirical evidence and with notions of gender as defined in feminist literature [less ▲]

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See detailParticipation in a New Regulatory Paradigm: Collaboration and Constraint in TTIP's Regulatory Cooperation
Mendes, Joana UL

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Regulatory cooperation is a core aspect of mega-regional agreements in liberalizing trade and investment, as it enables the parties to bridge their regulatory divergences beyond what is defined in the ... [more ▼]

Regulatory cooperation is a core aspect of mega-regional agreements in liberalizing trade and investment, as it enables the parties to bridge their regulatory divergences beyond what is defined in the text of the agreements. It relies on institutional and procedural structures that entail both the mutual adjustment of domestic procedures of the parties and new international fora where regulators meet to negotiate and deliberate. In the case of TTIP, regulatory cooperation will be the setting in which decisions will be prepared or made on the differences between EU and US regulation that could be usefully overcome; on the technical requirements that are unnecessarily duplicated; on the standards that should remain in place because they contend with public policy objectives in a way that would not be compatible with domestic standards; on the areas that are too distinct to justify attempts at mutual recognition or other forms of regulatory compatibility; on the standards that both parties will promote globally. This paper focuses on participation, which in addition to information exchanges and regulatory impact assessments, forms part of the trio of “good regulatory practices” that constitute the procedural basis of regulatory cooperation under TTIP. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Empire Strikes Back: Yukos-Russia, 1-1
Fahner, Johannes Hendrik UL

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See detailThe Presumption of Innocence (and the Right to be Present at Trial) Directive
Lamberigts, Stijn UL

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See detailCorporate Liability Debate still Alive and Kicking in US Courts
Baglayan, Basak UL

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See detailRegards sur langues au travail
Heinz, Andreas UL; Fehlen, Fernand UL

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Le français se trouve en tête des langues parlées au travail par les résidents, suivi du luxembourgeois. C’est la langue la plus parlée dans tous les secteurs économiques du privé, tandis que le ... [more ▼]

Le français se trouve en tête des langues parlées au travail par les résidents, suivi du luxembourgeois. C’est la langue la plus parlée dans tous les secteurs économiques du privé, tandis que le luxembourgeois a ses bastions dans le secteur public et parapublic. Le français connaît une forte présence dans pratiquement tous les grands groupes CITP (Classification Internationale Type des Professions). Le luxembourgeois est la langue la plus utilisée dans l'armée et dans l’agriculture, tandis que le portugais est surreprésenté parmi les artisans et les ouvriers non qualifiés. L’anglais est largement utilisé dans les professions qui exigent une éducation formelle élevée, alors que le portugais est surtout utilisé dans les professions nécessitant seulement une éducation formelle faible. Comme l’implantation des différentes branches économiques n’est pas homogène dans le pays, on peut constater une forte variation géographique pour l’utilisation des langues au travail. [less ▲]

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See detailRegards sur l'intégration linguistique
Heinz, Andreas UL; Fehlen, Fernand UL

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Les Luxembourgeois nés au Luxembourg se distinguent de manière significative de ceux nés à l'étranger. De même, les proportions des principales langues diffèrent parmi les étrangers, s’ils sont nés au ... [more ▼]

Les Luxembourgeois nés au Luxembourg se distinguent de manière significative de ceux nés à l'étranger. De même, les proportions des principales langues diffèrent parmi les étrangers, s’ils sont nés au Luxembourg ou s’ils y sont venus au cours de leur vie. Si les deux parents sont nés au Luxembourg, la langue principale est pratiquement toujours le luxembourgeois. Cependant, si un parent est né à l'étranger, le luxembourgeois est la langue principale dans un peu plus de trois quarts des cas. Pratiquement tous les immigrés allemands ont l’allemand ou le luxembourgeois comme langue principale tandis que les Français indiquent pour des périodes d'immigration comparables moins souvent le luxembourgeois comme langue principale. Une forte proportion des immigrés portugais conserve le portugais comme langue principale. [less ▲]

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See detailThe helical gap in interacting Rashba wires at low electron densities
Schmidt, Thomas UL; Pedder, Christopher UL

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Rashba spin-orbit coupling and a magnetic field perpendicular to the Rashba axis have been predicted to open a partial gap ("helical gap") in the energy spectrum of noninteracting or weakly interacting ... [more ▼]

Rashba spin-orbit coupling and a magnetic field perpendicular to the Rashba axis have been predicted to open a partial gap ("helical gap") in the energy spectrum of noninteracting or weakly interacting one-dimensional quantum wires. By comparing kinetic energy and Coulomb energy we show that this gap opening typically occurs at low electron densities where the Coulomb energy dominates. To address this strongly correlated limit, we investigate Rashba wires using Wigner crystal theory. We find that the helical gap exists even in the limit of strong interactions but its dependence on electron density differs significantly from the weakly interacting case. In particular, we find that the critical magnetic field for opening the gap becomes an oscillatory function of electron density. [less ▲]

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See detailAlternate modules are subsymplectic
Guerin, Clément UL

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In this paper, an alternate module $(A,\phi)$ is a finite abelian group $A$ with a $\mathbb{Z}$-bilinear application $\phi:A\times A\rightarrow \mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$ which is alternate (i.e. zero on the ... [more ▼]

In this paper, an alternate module $(A,\phi)$ is a finite abelian group $A$ with a $\mathbb{Z}$-bilinear application $\phi:A\times A\rightarrow \mathbb{Q}/\mathbb{Z}$ which is alternate (i.e. zero on the diagonal). We shall prove that any alternate module is subsymplectic, i.e. if $(A,\phi)$ has a Lagrangian of cardinal $n$ then there exists an abelian group $B$ of order $n$ such that $(A,\phi)$ is a submodule of the standard symplectic module $B\times B^*$. [less ▲]

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See detailKingdom of Spain v. Council: another piece in the "Schengen puzzle"
Marletta, Angelo UL

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See detailMobbing am Arbeitsplatz in Luxemburg
Sischka, Philipp UL; Steffgen, Georges UL

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Die ausgeprägte Mobbingprävalenz in Luxemburg hat sich von 2013 zu 2014 insgesamt leicht erhöht. 2015 ist wiederum ein geringfügiger Rückgang zu verzeichnen. Am stärksten von Mobbing betroffen sind ... [more ▼]

Die ausgeprägte Mobbingprävalenz in Luxemburg hat sich von 2013 zu 2014 insgesamt leicht erhöht. 2015 ist wiederum ein geringfügiger Rückgang zu verzeichnen. Am stärksten von Mobbing betroffen sind Arbeitnehmer in der Altersklasse der 16-24 Jährigen. Arbeitnehmer ab 55 Jahre weisen dagegen die geringste Mobbingprävalenz auf. Differenziert nach Geschlecht, Vollzeit/Teilzeit- und Vorgesetztenstatus ergeben sich über die drei Jahre jeweils nur geringfügige Unterschiede zwischen den Gruppen. Insbesondere Mitarbeiter die schon sehr lange (über 20 Jahre) in dem Betrieb arbeiten, sind seltener von Mobbing betroffen. Kleinere Betriebe (1-4 Mitarbeiter) weisen eine relativ geringe Mobbingprävalenz auf. Dagegen ist die Mobbingprävalenz in Betrieben, die Arbeitsstellen abbauen vergleichsweise hoch. Hilfsarbeitskräfte und Manager weisen eine eher geringe, hingegen Arbeitnehmer in Handwerksberufen die höchste Mobbingprävalenz auf. Betriebe, die häufig Aktionen zur Aufklärung von Gesundheitsproblemen durchführen, weisen geringere Mobbingprävalenzen auf, als Betriebe, die dies nie oder nur unregelmäßig tun. Differenziert nach Nationalität zeigt sich über die drei Erhebungsjahre eine etwas höhere Mobbingprävalenz bei Arbeitnehmern mit luxemburgischer und französischer Nationalität. Arbeitnehmer mit deutscher Nationalität weisen dagegen konstant eine geringere Mobbingprävalenz auf. Die Mobbingprävalenz von Arbeitnehmern mit portugiesischer Nationalität steigt von 2013 zu 2014 an, verringert sich 2015 jedoch wieder etwas. [less ▲]

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See detailDeterminants over graded-commutative algebras, a categorical viewpoint
Covolo, Tiffany UL; Michel, Jean-Philippe

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We generalize linear superalgebra to higher gradings and commutation factors, given by arbitrary abelian groups and bicharacters. Our central tool is an extension, to monoidal categories of modules, of ... [more ▼]

We generalize linear superalgebra to higher gradings and commutation factors, given by arbitrary abelian groups and bicharacters. Our central tool is an extension, to monoidal categories of modules, of the Nekludova-Scheunert faithful functor between the categories of graded-commutative and supercommutative algebras. As a result we generalize (super-)trace, determinant and Berezinian to graded matrices over graded-commutative algebras. For instance, on homogeneous quaternionic matrices, we obtain a lift of the Dieudonné determinant to the skew-field of quaternions. [less ▲]

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See detailHigher signature Delaunay decompositions
Danciger, Jeffrey; Maloni, Sara; Schlenker, Jean-Marc UL

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A Delaunay decomposition is a cell decomposition in R^d for which each cell is inscribed in a Euclidean ball which is empty of all other vertices. This article introduces a generalization of the Delaunay ... [more ▼]

A Delaunay decomposition is a cell decomposition in R^d for which each cell is inscribed in a Euclidean ball which is empty of all other vertices. This article introduces a generalization of the Delaunay decomposition in which the Euclidean balls in the empty ball condition are replaced by other families of regions bounded by certain quadratic hypersurfaces. This generalized notion is adaptable to geometric contexts in which the natural space from which the point set is sampled is not Euclidean, but rather some other flat semi-Riemannian geometry, possibly with degenerate directions. We prove the existence and uniqueness of the decomposition and discuss some of its basic properties. In the case of dimension d = 2, we study the extent to which some of the well-known optimality properties of the Euclidean Delaunay triangulation generalize to the higher signature setting. In particular, we describe a higher signature generalization of a well-known description of Delaunay decompositions in terms of the intersection angles between the circumscribed circles. [less ▲]

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See detailOnce punctured disks, non-convex polygons, and pointihedra
Parlier, Hugo UL; Pournin, Lionel

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We explore several families of flip-graphs, all related to polygons or punctured polygons. In particular, we consider the topological flip-graphs of once-punctured polygons which, in turn, contain all ... [more ▼]

We explore several families of flip-graphs, all related to polygons or punctured polygons. In particular, we consider the topological flip-graphs of once-punctured polygons which, in turn, contain all possible geometric flip-graphs of polygons with a marked point as embedded sub-graphs. Our main focus is on the geometric properties of these graphs and how they relate to one another. In particular, we show that the embeddings between them are strongly convex (or, said otherwise, totally geodesic). We also find bounds on the diameters of these graphs, sometimes using the strongly convex embeddings. Finally, we show how these graphs relate to different polytopes, namely type D associahedra and a family of secondary polytopes which we call pointihedra. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Effect of Survey Design on Extreme Response Style: Rating Job Satisfaction
Joxhe, Majlinda UL; Corrado, Luisa

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This paper explores the relationship between survey rating scale and Extreme Response Style (ERS) using experimental data from Understanding Society (Innovation Panel 2008), where a self-assessment ... [more ▼]

This paper explores the relationship between survey rating scale and Extreme Response Style (ERS) using experimental data from Understanding Society (Innovation Panel 2008), where a self-assessment questionnaire measuring job satisfaction uses two alternative (7 and 11 points) rating options. Our results suggests that when shifting from a shorter to a longer scale, the survey design generates a tendency to choose response scales at the extreme of the distribution, thus creating a misleading quantification of the variable of interest. The experimental design of the data enables us to test our hypothesis using a non-linear estimation approach where age, gender and education level are shown to affect ERS. [less ▲]

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See detailRemarks on contact and Jacobi geometry
Bruce, Andrew UL; Grabowska, Katarzyna; Grabowski, Janusz

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We present an approach to Jacobi and contact geometry that makes many facts, presented in the literature in an overcomplicated way, much more natural and clear. The key concepts are Kirillov manifolds and ... [more ▼]

We present an approach to Jacobi and contact geometry that makes many facts, presented in the literature in an overcomplicated way, much more natural and clear. The key concepts are Kirillov manifolds and Kirillov algebroids, i.e. homogeneous Poisson manifolds and, respectively, homogeneous linear Poisson manifolds. The difference with the existing literature is that the homogeneity of the Poisson structure is related to a principal GL(1, R)-bundle structure on the manifold and not just to a vector field. This allows for working with Jacobi bundle structures on nontrivial line bundles and drastically simplifies the picture of Jacobi and contact geometry. In this sense, the properly understood concept of a Jacobi structure is a specialisation rather than a generalisation of a Poission structure. Our results easily reduce to various basic theorems of Jacobi and contact geometry when the principal bundle structure is trivial, as well as give new insight in the theory. For instance, we describe the structure of Lie groupoids with a compatible principal G-bundle structure and the ‘integrating objects’ for Kirillov algebroids, define canonical contact groupoids, and show that any contact groupoid has a canonical realisation as a contact subgroupoid of the latter. [less ▲]

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See detailIslamic Banking Development and access to credit
Leon, Florian UL; Weill, Laurent

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The recent expansion of Islamic banks raises questions on its economic implications. The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of Islamic banking development on access to credit. We combine data ... [more ▼]

The recent expansion of Islamic banks raises questions on its economic implications. The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of Islamic banking development on access to credit. We combine data from a unique hand-collected database that covers Islamic banks over the period of 2000 to 2005 with firm-level data covering developing and emerging countries. We find that Islamic banking development has overall no impact on credit constraints, while banking development and conventional banking development alleviate obstacles to financing. However Islamic banking development exerts a positive impact on access to credit when conventional banking development is low. Hence we support the view that Islamic banking does not overall alleviate obstacles to financing, but it can act as substitute to conventional banking. [less ▲]

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See detailOn different approaches to compute the Chern classes of a tensor product of two vector bundles
Iena, Oleksandr UL

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We compare four different approaches to compute the Chern classes of a tensor product of two vector bundles in terms of the Chern classes of the factors.

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See detail(Universal) Unconditional Verifiability in E-Voting without Trusted Parties
Gallegos-Garcia, Gina; Iovino, Vincenzo UL; Roenne, Peter UL et al

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See detailModel spaces in sub-Riemannian geometry
Grong, Erlend UL

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We consider sub-Riemannian spaces admitting an isometry group that is maximal in the sense that any linear isometry of the horizontal tangent spaces is realized by a global isometry. We will show that ... [more ▼]

We consider sub-Riemannian spaces admitting an isometry group that is maximal in the sense that any linear isometry of the horizontal tangent spaces is realized by a global isometry. We will show that these spaces have a canonical partial connection defined on their horizontal bundle. However, unlike the Riemannian case, such spaces are not uniquely determined by their curvature and their metric tangent cone. Furthermore, the number of invariants needed to determine model spaces with the same tangent cone is in general greater than one. [less ▲]

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See detailPRESS FREEDOM AND JUMPS IN STOCK PRICES
Abed Masror Khah, Sara UL; Lehnert, Thorsten UL

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Press freedom varies substantially across countries. In a free environment, any news becomes immediately public knowledge through mediums including various electronic media and published materials ... [more ▼]

Press freedom varies substantially across countries. In a free environment, any news becomes immediately public knowledge through mediums including various electronic media and published materials. However, in an unfree environment, (economic) agents would have more discretionary power to disclose good news immediately, while hiding bad news or releasing bad news slowly. We argue that this discretion is affecting stock prices and stock markets in countries with a free press should be better processors of economic information. Using an equilibrium asset-pricing model in an economy under jump diffusion, we decompose the moments of the returns of international stock markets into a diffusive risk and jump risk part. Using stock market data for a balanced panel of 50 countries, our results suggest that in countries with a free press, the better processing of bad news leads to more frequent negative jumps in stock prices. As a result, stock markets in those countries are characterized by higher volatility, driven by the higher jump risk, and more negative return asymmetry. Results are robust to the inclusion of various controls for governance and other country- or market-specific characteristics. We interpret this as good stock market characteristics, because a free press improves welfare and increases economic growth. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential Calculus on Z_2^n Supermanifolds
Covolo, Tiffany; Kwok, Stephen UL; Poncin, Norbert UL

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See detailConceptual Confusion: the case of Epigenetics
Oliveira Pisco, Angela; Fouquier d'Hérouël, Aymeric UL; Huang, Sui

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The observations of phenotypic plasticity have stimulated the revival of "epigenetics". Over the past 70 years the term has come in many colors and flavors, depending on the biological discipline and time ... [more ▼]

The observations of phenotypic plasticity have stimulated the revival of "epigenetics". Over the past 70 years the term has come in many colors and flavors, depending on the biological discipline and time period. The meanings span from Waddington "epigenotype" and "epigenetic landscape" to the molecular biologists "epigenetic marks" embodied by DNA methylation and histone modifications. Here we seek to quell the ambiguity of the name. First we place "epigenetic" in the various historical contexts. Then, by presenting the formal concepts of dynamical systems theory we show that the "epigenetic landscape" is more than a metaphor: it has specific mathematical foundations. The latter explains how gene regulatory networks produce multiple attractor states, the self-stabilizing patterns of gene activation across the genome that account for "epigenetic memory". This network dynamics approach replaces the reductionist correspondence of molecular epigenetic modifications with concept of the epigenetic landscape, by providing a concrete and crisp correspondence. [less ▲]

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See detailGreen Consumption and relative preferences in an international ologopoly
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Tarola, Ornella; Ceccantoni, Giulia

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See detailAdventskalender, Tag 19: Gedanken und Wünsche für Hochbegabte.
Baudson, Tanja Gabriele UL

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See detailThe EU-Turkey Statement: A Treaty That Violates Democracy
Gatti, Mauro UL

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See detailA global description of the fine Simpson moduli space of 1-dimensional sheaves supported on plane quartics
Iena, Oleksandr UL

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A global description of the fine Simpson moduli spaces of 1-dimensional sheaves supported on plane quartics is given: we describe the gluing of the Brill-Noether loci described by Drézet and Maican and ... [more ▼]

A global description of the fine Simpson moduli spaces of 1-dimensional sheaves supported on plane quartics is given: we describe the gluing of the Brill-Noether loci described by Drézet and Maican and show that the Simpson moduli space M=M_{4m±1}(P_2) is a blow-down of a blow-up of a projective bundle over a smooth moduli space of Kronecker modules. An easy computation of the Poincaré polynomial of M is presented. [less ▲]

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See detailPossible connection between a generalized Maeda's conjecture and local types
Dieulefait, Luis; Tsaknias, Panagiotis UL

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See detailAdventskalender, Tag 9: Gedanken und Wünsche für Hochbegabte.
Baudson, Tanja Gabriele UL

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See detailAdventskalender, Tag 17: Gedanken und Wünsche für Hochbegabte.
Baudson, Tanja Gabriele UL

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See detailTax havens compliance with international standards: a temporal perspective
Zanaj, Skerdilajda UL; Pieretti, Patrice UL; pulina, giuseppe

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See detailAn observation of circular RNAs in bacterial RNA-seq data
Innocenti, Nicolas; Nguyen, Hoang-Son; Fouquier d'Hérouël, Aymeric UL et al

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Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a class of RNA with an important role in micro RNA (miRNA) regulation recently discovered in Human and various other eukaryotes as well as in archaea. Here, we have analyzed ... [more ▼]

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a class of RNA with an important role in micro RNA (miRNA) regulation recently discovered in Human and various other eukaryotes as well as in archaea. Here, we have analyzed RNA-seq data obtained from Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli in a way similar to previous studies performed on eukaryotes. We report observations of circRNAs in RNA-seq data that are reproducible across multiple experiments performed with different protocols or growth conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailSecurity Analysis of the Drone Communication Protocol: Fuzzing the MAVLink protocol
Domin, Karel; Symeonidis, Iraklis UL; Marin, Eduard

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The MAVLink protocol, used for bidirectional communication between a drone and a ground control station, will soon become a worldwide standard. The protocol has been the subject of research many times ... [more ▼]

The MAVLink protocol, used for bidirectional communication between a drone and a ground control station, will soon become a worldwide standard. The protocol has been the subject of research many times before. Through this paper, we introduce the method of fuzzing as a complementing technique to the other research, to find vulnerabilities that have not been found before by different techniques. The goal is to identify possible vulnerabilities in the protocol implementation in order to make it more secure. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Defect of Random Hyperspherical Harmonics
Rossi, Maurizia UL

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See detailAdventskalender, Tag 6: Gedanken und Wünsche für Hochbegabte.
Baudson, Tanja Gabriele UL

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