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- PublicationMétadonnées seulementA Benchmarking Analysis of Electricity Distribution Utilities in Switzerland(2005)
- PublicationAccès libreA daily fever curve for the Swiss economyBecause macroeconomic data is published with a substantial delay, assessing the health of the economy during the rapidly evolving Covid-19 crisis is challenging. We develop a fever curve for the Swiss economy using publicly available daily financial market and news data. The indicator can be computed with a delay of one day. Moreover, it is highly correlated with macroeconomic data and survey indicators of Swiss economic activity. Therefore, it provides timely and reliable warning signals if the health of the economy takes a turn for the worse.
- PublicationAccès libreA Foreigner Who Doesn’t Steal My Job: The Role of Unemployment Risk and Values in Attitudes towards Foreigners
- PublicationAccès libreA methodological journey towards integrating a gender perspective into the measurement of violence against women and intimate partner violence(FORS, 2016)
;Chevillard, Julien ;Gianettoni, LaviniaOver the past 40 years, violence against women has been the subject of a multi-disciplinary dialogue regarding its nature, origins, and “true numbers,” as illustrated by the increasing number of publications on the issue. This debate has focused on how violence against women compares to other forms of interpersonal violence and how individual victimization experiences are to be understood in the broader system of hierarchical gender relations and inequalities. Most importantly, scholars struggled to integrate sociocultural factors into measurement tools that individualize or decontextualize violent behaviors. This debate has been tightly intertwined with—and fostered by—the collection of an increasing amount of empirical data, although several gaps remain. In this contribution, we review some of the specifics of gender-based violence: how it is defined, operationalized, and ultimately measured through various types of prevalence studies. We briefly describe the development of dedicated violence against women surveys, and how international efforts contributed to the dissemination of best practices and survey guidelines. With this in mind, we reflect on the current state of research on violence against women and intimate partner violence in Switzerland and highlight promising avenues for further developing rigorous gender-based violence prevalence studies building on the state-of-the-art international expertise.
- PublicationMétadonnées seulementA qui sert aujourd'hui la psychologie sociale? (Contribution à l'article de Neculau "Anchèta. Cui serveste astàzi psihologia socialà?"(Université de lasi pour la revue Psychologie sociale de lasi (Roumanie)., 1998)
- PublicationAccès libreA Simple and Efficient Way of Rounding Calibration Weights(Neuchâtel Université de Neuchâtel Institut de Statistique, 2019)Sartore et al. (2019) have proposed a method to round calibration weights to integer values. Their method is based on a discrete coordinate descent algorithm. We propose a much simpler method based on balanced sampling that achieves the same aim. This method provides random, unbiased and balanced rounded weights.\\ Keywords: balanced sampling, cube method, calibration, weights.
- PublicationMétadonnées seulementAccounting for Heterogeneity in the Measurement of Hospital Performance(University of Zurich Economics, 2011)
;Widmer, Philippe ;Zweifel, Peter
- PublicationAccès libreAccounting information vs. analysts forecasts in market’s expectations formationWe find that the expectations about future earnings incorporated in prices are mainly informed by the analysts earnings forecasts. Neither the stock nor the flow accounting items considered do not contribute significantly to shaping investors price setting expectations.
- PublicationMétadonnées seulementAdaptive design of experiments for conservative estimation of excursion sets(2019)
;Azzimonti, Dario ;Ginsbourger, David ; ;Bect, JulienRichet, Yann
- PublicationAccès libreAn Efficient Approach for Statistical Matching of Survey Data Trough Calibration, Optimal Transport and Balanced SamplingStatistical matching aims to integrate two statistical sources. These sources can be two samples or a sample and the entire population. If two samples have been selected from the same population and information has been collected on different variables of interest, then it is interesting to match the two surveys to analyse, for example, contingency tables or correlations. In this paper, we propose an efficient method for matching two samples that may each contain a weighting scheme. The method matches the records of the two sources. Several variants are proposed in order to create a directly usable file integrating data from both information sources.
- PublicationMétadonnées seulementAnalyse du film Shahada: travail de sens et de frontières autour de l'Islam. In T. Zittoun & J. Dahinden (Eds.), Working paper MAPS. Usages de la religion: une approche interdisciplinaire (pp.6-27)
- PublicationAccès libreAssessing the price-earnings association in the age of machine learning(2019)Most of the seminal papers mapping the relation between earnings and security prices predate the recent exponential developments in the field of machine learning. Our analysis is an example of how the new powerful non-linear estimation techniques and three dimensional visualization of data can provide the accounting researcher with new insights and/or help her document more forcefully patterns predicted by theoretical considerations. We show that state-of-the-art linear models are problematic for hypothesis testing when fit to the non-linear relation between share prices and earnings. To bring remedy to the failure of linear modeling, we introduce a non-linear research design based on rigorous statistical considerations and accounting input and which consistently estimates prices’ relation to earnings. We validate the non-linear research design by verifying that the non-linear levels regression earnings-response coefficients (ERC) have the ’right’ size and yield economically justifiable risk-premium values. Consequently, the non-linearity of the price-earnings association provides a simple explanation for the small ERCs observed by prior research based on the linear model.
- PublicationMétadonnées seulementAsymmetric information on the market for energy efficiency: Insights from the credence goods literatureImperfect information is widely acknowledged to hamper the adoption of energy efficient technologies. In this paper, we study supply-side implications of the associated incentive structure. We build on existing evidence suggesting that energy efficiency owns a credence component, whereby the supply side of the market has more information about what technology is best for consumers. The literature on credence goods markets suggests that informational advantage by an expert-seller leads to market inefficiencies, including low trade volume. We start by developing a simple framework to study supply-side incentives related to the provision of energy efficient technologies. We then document inefficiencies and potential remedies by discussing linkages between an empirical literature on credence goods and that on the market for energy efficiency. Doing so, we identify policy implications and research gaps that are relevant for the adoption of energy efficiency technologies.
- PublicationAccès libreBack to the Roots: Ancestral Origin and Mutual Fund Manager Portfolio Choice(2023)
;Ammann, Manuel ;Cochardt, Alexander ;Straumann, Simon
- PublicationMétadonnées seulementBibliographie sur la stratification(Université de Neuchâtel Institut de statistique, 2014)La stratification d’une population en vue d’une enquête est en général basée sur une variable clé connue sur la population et bien corrélée avec les principales variables de l’enquête. Le problème de la définition de la stratification peut se décomposer en trois parties : 1. Recherche du nombre de classes ; 2. Calcul des limites de classes pour un nombre de classes donné ; 3. Allocation, c’est-à-dire détermination du nombre d’éléments à échantillonner dans chaque classe. La stratification multivariée base la définition des classes sur plusieurs variables. Le rapport est en cours de rédaction et comprend une bibliographie commentée d’environ 160 articles.
- PublicationMétadonnées seulementCabaret Dancer's Transnationality. Working Paper 3/2010 E(Neuchâtel, 2010)
- PublicationAccès libreCan a growing world be fed when the climate is changing?(2020)
- PublicationMétadonnées seulementChanging Gender Representations in Politics of Belonging: A Critical Analysis of Developments in Switzerland
- PublicationAccès libreCommitments and sunk costs in private mobility: A study of Swiss households facing green transport choicesThis paper experimentally investigates the existence of behavioural deviations from the oft-assumed rationality in private transport decisions, avoiding the selection-biases in revealed data. Through a choice experiment answered by 995 Swiss respondents, we explore the linkages between long- and medium-term travel investment decisions, and the choice of transport mode. We test the existence of commitment device usage in car and public transport pass purchases, and the sunk cost fallacy, as well as the impact of electric vehicles on mode choice. We find little evidence to support the existence of commitment devices, and no sunk cost fallacy. We further show that electric vehicle owners are equally likely to commute in their car, however use a greater mix of transport modes for leisure and long-distance trips. Our results support the importance of marginal travel costs in transport policy, as well as demonstrate the wide impact of rising EV consumption.