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We construct investor sentiment indices for six major stock markets and decompose them into one global and six local indices. In a validation test, we find that relative sentiment is correlated with the relative prices of dual-listed companies. Global sentiment is a contrarian predictor of country-level returns. Both global and local sentiment are(More)
The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with vital communication concepts and tools to assist in preparing for and responding to a severe influenza pandemic in the United States. The focus of the book is on the possibility of a severe pandemic. Although the concepts do apply to less intense public health challenges, they may not need to be(More)
There is tremendous excitement about the promise of new genomic technologies to transform medical practice and improve patient care. Although the full power of genetic diagnosis has not yet been realized, paradigms of clinical decision-making are changing. In fact, recent policy level changes to promote genetic counseling by certified genetics professionals(More)
The purpose of this paper is to understand the effects of endoge-nous markups and trade costs on the pricing behavior of exporters when firms are heterogeneous in productivity. Using new analytical distributions for markups under Bertrand competition, we uncover Ricardian patterns of export pricing that generate higher markups and export price volatility(More)
Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits and nursery crops including floriculture. In 2008 the US Department of Agriculture launched the Specialty Crop Research Initiative to promote innovative research and development in five legislatively-mandated areas: plant breeding and genetics; threats from pests and diseases;(More)
  • Carol Vorderman, Roger Porkess, +9 authors Michael Gove
  • 2011
Extracts from this report may be reproduced without permission subject to the conditions that (i) no alterations are made (ii) the source is acknowledged. I am hugely grateful for the work of Carol Vorderman and her team, particularly Roger Porkess, in producing this report. Mathematical knowledge is the most precious gift an education can bestow. As Carol(More)
authors are solely responsible for the content of this technical presentation. The technical presentation does not necessarily reflect the official position of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), and its printing and distribution does not constitute an endorsement of views which may be expressed. Technical presentations(More)
A case-based introductory chemistry course at Rice University tests students' reasoning with essay questions. A protocol analysis project investigated the relation between successful and unsuccessful students' reasoning about chemistry and their rhetorical knowledge. We observed that (1) students' writing processes were affected by several constraints(More)
How investors should hedge the currency risk component of their international stock portfolios is the subject of much debate. In this paper, we add to the existing literature in a number of ways. First, we focus on conditional portfolio and hedging decisions by using a recursive vector autoregression model to identify a shock arising in the money, equity or(More)