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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Extensive And Intensive Investment Over The Business Cycle

    Investment of U.S. firms responds asymmetrically to Tobin's Q: Investment of established firms - 'Intensive' investment - reacts negatively to Q whereas investment of new firms -'Extensive' investment - responds positively and elastically to Q. This asymmetry, the authors argue, reflects a difference between established and new firms in the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Role Of Government In The Credit Market

    The paper analyzes a government loan program that complements money. The focus is on administrative costs and the difference between the collection technologies available to the public and the private sectors. Among the questions addressed are: the optimal monetary and credit policy and the desirability of money substitutes. The paper...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    What Is Happening To The Impact Of Financial Deepening On Economic Growth?

    Although the finance-growth relationship is now firmly entrenched in the empirical literature, the authors show that it is not as strong in more recent data as it was in the original studies with data for the period from 1960 to 1989. They consider several explanations. First, they find that the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Monetary Policy And The Dollar

    In this paper the author proposes that the adoption of the U.S. dollar as a common currency shortly after the ratification of the Federal Constitution and the accompanying transition from a fiat to specie standard was a pivotal moment in the nation's early history and marked an improvement over the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Inflation, Finance, And Growth: A Trilateral Analysis

    A large body of evidence links financial development to economic growth, yet the channels through which inflation affects this relationship and its stability have been less thoroughly explored. The authors take an econometric and graphical approach to examining these channels, and find that higher levels of financial development, combined with...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Optimizing Mobile Application Performance With Model-Driven Engineering

    Future embedded and ubiquitous computing systems will operate continuously on mobile devices, such as smartphones, with limited processing capabilities, memory, and power. A critical aspect of developing future applications for mobile devices will be ensuring that the application provides sufficient performance while maximizing battery life. Determining how a software architecture...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Towards an Adaptive Deployment and Configuration Framework for Component-Based Distributed Systems

    Software frameworks that support the Deployment and Configuration (D&C) of large-scale component-based Distributed Real-time and Embedded (DRE) systems must often adapt their behavior at runtime to accommodate changing requirements and environments. For example, a D&C framework may need to interact with new deployment targets to interact and integrate with either...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Minimum Disruption Service Composition and Recovery Over Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

    The dynamic nature of mobile ad hoc networks poses fundamental challenges to the design of service composition schemes that can minimize the effect of service disruptions. Although improving reliability has been a topic of extensive research in mobile ad hoc networks, little work has considered service deliveries spanning multiple components....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Model-Driven Auto-Scaling of Green Cloud Computing Infrastructure

    Cloud computing can reduce power consumption by using virtualized computational resources to provision an application's computational resources on-demand. Auto-scaling is an important cloud computing technique that dynamically allocates computational resources to applications to match their current loads precisely, thereby removing resources that would otherwise remain idle and waste power. This...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Passivity-Based Design Of Wireless Networked Control Systems Subject to Time-Varying Delays

    Real-life cyber-physical systems, such as automotive vehicles, building automation systems, and groups of unmanned vehicles are monitored and controlled by networked control systems. The overall system dynamics emerges from the interaction among physical dynamics, computational dynamics, and communication networks. Network uncertainties such as time-varying delay and packet loss cause significant...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Sum-Product Based Optimization for Scalable Video Streams in Peer-to-Peer Mesh Network

    Receiver heterogeneity of a P2P network can be effectively addressed by scalable video streams. Due to the discontinuous nature of scalable video, traditional convex-optimization approach is not applicable. The authors propose a message-passing based approach for optimization using the sum-product update algorithm. Advantage of this simple but elegant approach over...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Optimal Rate Allocation in Peer-to-Peer Streaming Over Wireless Networks

    Integrating Peer-to-Peer streaming with wireless networks is a promising technique which promotes ubiquitous multimedia services. Rate allocation within this context is essential to the overall performance of a streaming system due to the limitation of wireless network resource. Optimizing rate allocation in wireless P2P streaming poses one the twofold challenge:...

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