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  • Marcin Kacperczyk, Clemens Sialm, +10 authors Francine Lafontaine
  • 2004
Society, and the CIRANO seminar in Montreal for helpful comments. We are grateful to Paul Michaud for his support with the CDA/Spectrum database. We especially thank Russ Wermers for providing us with the characteristic-adjusted stock returns reported in DGTW (1997). We acknowledge the financial support from Mitsui Life Center in acquiring the CDA/Spectrum(More)
The honeybee waggle dance, through which foragers advertise the existence and location of a food source to their hive mates, is acknowledged as the only known form of symbolic communication in an invertebrate. However, the suggestion, that different species of honeybee might possess distinct 'dialects' of the waggle dance, remains controversial.(More)
Non-binary low-density parity-check (NB-LDPC) codes can achieve better error-correcting performance than binary LDPC codes when the code length is moderate. For the first time, this paper proposes a partial-parallel decoder architecture based on the Min-max algorithm for quasi-cyclic NB-LDPC codes. A novel boundary tracking based scheme and corresponding(More)
NOTE: International Finance Discussion Papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comment. References in publications to International Finance Discussion Papers (other than an acknowledgment that the writer has had access to unpublished material) should be cleared Abstract: We examine the relationships between credit(More)
This volume is a product of the staff of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in this volume do not necessarily reflect the views of the Executive Directors of The World Bank or the governments they represent. The World Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of the(More)
—With increasing parameter variations in nanometer technologies, on-chip cache in processor is becoming highly vulnerable to runtime failures induced by " soft error, " voltage, or thermal noise and aging effects. Nondeterministic and unreliable memory operation due to these runtime failures can be addressed by: 1) designing the memory for worst-case(More)