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This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate. The existing literature(More)
The new century brings with it growing interest in crime places. This interest spans theory from the perspective of understanding the etiol-ogy of crime, and practice from the perspective of developing effective criminal justice interventions to reduce crime. We do not attempt a comprehensive treatment of the substantial body of theoretical and empirical(More)
The development of online communication systems related to prevention, decision making, and coping with cancer has outpaced theoretical attention to the attributes that appeal to system users and that create effective interactions. This essay reviews a number of sociotechnical attributes related to online discussion systems and tutorials, including(More)
BACKGROUND Online cancer-related support is an under-studied resource that may serve an important function in the information seeking, care, and support of cancer patients and their families. With over 9.8 million cancer survivors (defined as anyone living with cancer) in the United States alone and the number growing worldwide, it is important to(More)
The field of cancer communication has undergone a major revolution as a result of the Internet. As recently as the early 1990s, face-to-face, print, and the telephone were the dominant methods of communication between health professionals and individuals in support of the prevention and treatment of cancer. Computer-supported interactive media existed, but(More)
Overview iii Foreword v Acknowledgments vii Why corporate governance matters— more than ever 1 Balancing diverging interests 3 A corporate governance framework: the internal and external architecture 4 The challenge of corporate governance in emerging markets is daunting 13 World Bank Group strategy for helping countries develop and implement a a(More)
Foreign exchange reserves have grown dramatically in emerging Asia over the past decade. Many of these reserves have been sterilised, via the issuance of non-monetary liabilities by central banks, with the sterilisation instruments held largely by domestic banks. We investigate the effects of this process on emerging Asian economies. We find evidence that(More)
This thesis presents experiments probing physics in the crossover between Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) and BCS superconductivity using an ultracold gas of atomic fermions. Scattering resonances in these ultracold gases (known as Feshbach resonances) provide the unique ability to tune the fermion-fermion interactions. The work presented here pioneered(More)
In this paper we provide an overview of an integrated approach to modelling the risks and impacts associated with non-indigenous forest pest species. This is a broad and important topic given the scale of ecological and economic consequences associated with non-indigenous species in North America and elsewhere. Assessments of risks and impacts remain(More)