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Aripiprazole, a novel atypical antipsychotic drug, can significantly increase dopamine (DA) levels in the prefrontal cortex of rats, but only at low doses below 1mg/kg. The aim of the present work was to test the effect of aripiprazole (0, 0.1, 0.3, 3 and 30 mg/kg, i.p.) on extracellular levels of monoamines in the prefrontal cortex of freely moving(More)
This paper analyzes the relation between the quality of the legal enforcement of loan contracts and the allocation of credit to households, both theoretically and empirically. We use a model of household credit market with secured debt contracts, where the judicial system affects the cost incurred by banks to actually repossess the collateral. The model(More)
Even though in Italy, as in the majority of Mediterranean countries, the increase in suicide rates is not among the highest in Europe, between 1969 and 1989 it showed a sharp upswing (+43% among males and +31% among females). In terms of geographical differences, the regions with the highest suicide rate are the northern ones (up to twice the national(More)
This paper investigates the relation between the degree of creditors' legal protection and corporate decisions and the effects of this interaction on aggregate activity, both theoretically and empirically. We develop a two country general equilibrium model with overlapping generations. We assume asymmetric information in the credit market and we allow(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t This paper shows that managers' personal beliefs and individual characteristics explain a large share of the substantial time-variation of derivative use beyond firm, industry, and market fundamentals. We construct a panel data set of foreign currency derivative holdings and currency exposures for U.S. non-financial(More)
On the basis of a structured interview of 27 professional nurses who have recently started their practice in the psychiatric services of the USSL 34 Ferrara, the authors analyze the difficulties met in the working place. Three main findings deserve underlining: strong perception of the inadequacy of the basic training provided in schools, the need of(More)
The International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering (FAME) is a private foundation created in 1996 at the initiative of 21 leading partners of the finance and technology community together with three Universities of the Lake Geneva Region FAME is about research, doctoral training, and executive education with " interfacing " activities(More)
Authors show a summary of educational programs in physiotherapy at the present time in Italy, just regarding cardiac rehabilitation, treated usually too shortly and in a not homogenous way between the various academic awarding institution and suffering for the italian general educational system misaligned with the others European partners. They presents,(More)