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Economic Association, and the VI Workshop in International Economics and Finance organized by the Department of Economics of the Universidad T. Di Tella for their valuable comments, Walter Sosa for substantive technical advice, and Rudy Loo-Kung, Gonzalo Llosa and Freddy Rojas for superb research assistance. The usual caveats apply. The views expressed(More)
High-resolution display environments consisting of many individual displays arrayed to form a single visible surface are commonly used to present large scale data. Using these displays often involves a control paradigm where interactions become cumbersome and non-intuitive. By combining highresolution displays with multi-touch and gesture interactive(More)
This article examines the major political challenges associated with the adoption of health reform proposals, through the experience of one country, the Dominican Republic. The article briefly presents the problems of the health sector in the Dominican Republic, and the health reform efforts that were initiated in 1995. The PolicyMaker method of applied(More)
Sixty-five dry-salted hams were analysed. Aspergillus and Penicillium were the dominant genera. In general, the mould flora was dominated by Aspergillus spp. and primarily A. glaucus, A. fumigatus, A. niger and A. flavus. A flavus was found in 16 hams and 9 out of 16 strains examined produced aflatoxins 'in vitro'. Surface samples of dry-salted hams showed(More)
This technical report is a preprint of a paper intended for publication in a journal or proceedings. Since changes may be made before publication, this preprint is made available with the understanding that anyone wanting to cite or reproduce it ascertains that no published version in journal or proceedings exists. Permission to copy this report is granted(More)
Business cycle fluctuations in developed economies (N) tend to have large and persistent effects on developing countries (S). We study the transmission of business cycle fluctuations for developed to developing economies with a two-country asymmetric DSGE model with two features: (i) endogenous development of new technologies in N , and (ii) sunk costs of(More)
The isolation, enumeration and identification of moulds were carried out on 64 samples of raw milk and 33 of pasteurized milk. The genera most frequently isolated in the raw milk were: Geotrichum (76.5%), Fusarium (45.3%), and Aspergillus (31.2%). In pasteurized milk they were: Aspergillus (61.5%) followed by Fusarium and Penicillium (37.7% in both cases).(More)
This paper develops new, far more extensive estimates of export quality, covering 178 countries and hundreds of products over 1962–2010. Quality upgrading is particularly rapid during the early stages of development, with quality convergence largely completed as a country reaches upper middle-income status. There is significant crosscountry heterogeneity in(More)
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