Behavioral ecology is a field in which scientists try to predict behavioral choices, typically by estimating costs of behavioral alternatives even though those costs may involve different currencies. Researchers interested in motor behavior often have similar concerns, though the connections between these two fields have been largely unnoticed. The authors… (More)
CIRANO Le CIRANO est un organisme sans but lucratif constitué en vertu de la Loi des compagnies du Québec. Le financement de son infrastructure et de ses activités de recherche provient des cotisations de ses organisations-membres, d'une subvention d'infrastructure du ministère de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie, de même que des subventions… (More)
We depict the weight diagrams of basic and adjoint representations of complex simple Lie algebras/algebraic groups and describe some of their uses.
We study an intertemporal asset pricing model in which a representative consumer maximizes expected utility derived from both the ratio of his consumption to some reference level and this level itself. If the reference consumption level is assumed to be determined by past consumption levels, the model generalizes the usual habit formation specifications.… (More)
Executive functions (EFs) in childhood predict important life outcomes. Thus, there is great interest in attempts to improve EFs early in life. Many interventions are led by trained adults, including structured training activities in the lab, and less-structured activities implemented in schools. Such programs have yielded gains in children's… (More)
We introduce the multifactor asset pricing model that includes as risk factors the …ve Chen et al. (1986) macroeconomic variables along with the rates of change in the …rst four cross-sectional consumption moments. The empirical evidence on the pricing of the economic state variables is sensitive to the experimental design, whereas we …nd strong evidence… (More)
The CompHEP software package allows the evaluation of cross section and decays of elementary particles with a high level of automation. Arbitrary tree level processes can be calculated starting from the set of vertices prescribed by a given physical model. This note describes the details of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) implementation in… (More)