University of Siena

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  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    International Trade, Factor Mobility And The Persistence Of Cultural-institutional Diversity

    The authors present a model in which specialization and trade occur not as a result of exogenous differences in factor endowments or technologies, but because of endogenous differences in culture (preferences including social norms) and institutions (contracts). Goods differ in the kinds of contracts that are appropriate for their production,...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Complex Networks And Symmetry II: Reciprocity And Evolution Of World Trade

    The authors exploit the symmetry concepts developed in the companion review of this paper to introduce a stochastic version of link reversal symmetry, which leads to an improved understanding of the reciprocity of directed networks. They apply the formalism to the international trade network and show that a strong embedding...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Financial Innovation And System Design

    According to the G20 "Financial markets will remain global and interconnected, while financial innovation will continue to play an important role to foster economic efficiency." Recent official declarations, reports and legislative proposals on financial re-regulation are consistent with this statement. The President of the Financial Stability Board has made it...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Feedback Power Control Strategies in Wireless Sensor Networks With Joint Channel Decoding

    In this paper, the authors derive feedback power control strategies for block-faded multiple access schemes with correlated sources and Joint Channel Decoding (JCD). In particular, upon the derivation of the feasible Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) region for the considered multiple access schemes, i.e., the multidimensional SNR region where error-free communications are,...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Incomplete Contracts, Irreversible Investments And Entry Deterrence

    When renegotiation under incomplete contracts follows the outside option principle, hold-up may occur as the ex-post degree of competition increases on investor's side. However, under this framework, asset specificity may play the counterintuitive role of an entry deterrence device, thus decreasing the probability of hold-up. The authors' result contrasts with...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Secure Evaluation of Private Linear Branching Programs With Medical Applications

    Diagnostic and classification algorithms play an important role in data analysis, with applications in areas such as health care, fault diagnostics, or benchmarking. Branching Programs (BP) is a popular representation model for describing the underlying classification/diagnostics algorithms. Typical application scenarios involve a client who provides data and a service provider...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Financial Innovation And System Design

    According to the G20 "Financial markets will remain global and interconnected, while financial innovation will continue to play an important role to foster economic efficiency." Recent official declarations, reports and legislative proposals on financial re-regulation are consistent with this statement. The President of the Financial Stability Board has made it...

    Provided By University of Siena

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Complex Networks And Symmetry II: Reciprocity And Evolution Of World Trade

    The authors exploit the symmetry concepts developed in the companion review of this paper to introduce a stochastic version of link reversal symmetry, which leads to an improved understanding of the reciprocity of directed networks. They apply the formalism to the international trade network and show that a strong embedding...

    Provided By University of Siena

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    International Trade, Factor Mobility And The Persistence Of Cultural-institutional Diversity

    The authors present a model in which specialization and trade occur not as a result of exogenous differences in factor endowments or technologies, but because of endogenous differences in culture (preferences including social norms) and institutions (contracts). Goods differ in the kinds of contracts that are appropriate for their production,...

    Provided By University of Siena

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Secure Evaluation of Private Linear Branching Programs With Medical Applications

    Diagnostic and classification algorithms play an important role in data analysis, with applications in areas such as health care, fault diagnostics, or benchmarking. Branching Programs (BP) is a popular representation model for describing the underlying classification/diagnostics algorithms. Typical application scenarios involve a client who provides data and a service provider...

    Provided By University of Siena

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Incomplete Contracts, Irreversible Investments And Entry Deterrence

    When renegotiation under incomplete contracts follows the outside option principle, hold-up may occur as the ex-post degree of competition increases on investor's side. However, under this framework, asset specificity may play the counterintuitive role of an entry deterrence device, thus decreasing the probability of hold-up. The authors' result contrasts with...

    Provided By University of Siena

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Feedback Power Control Strategies in Wireless Sensor Networks With Joint Channel Decoding

    In this paper, the authors derive feedback power control strategies for block-faded multiple access schemes with correlated sources and Joint Channel Decoding (JCD). In particular, upon the derivation of the feasible Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) region for the considered multiple access schemes, i.e., the multidimensional SNR region where error-free communications are,...

    Provided By University of Siena