Ariane Belanger-Gravel1
David Skeel1
Florencio Lopez-De-Silanes1
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K(ATP) channels are metabolic sensors and targets of potassium channel openers (KCO; e.g., diazoxide and pinacidil). They comprise four sulfonylurea receptors (SUR) and four potassium channel subunits (Kir6) and are critical in regulating insulin secretion. Different SUR subtypes (SUR1, SUR2A, SUR2B) largely determine the metabolic sensitivities and the(More)
Developing Asia experienced a sharp surge in foreign currency reserves prior to the 2008-9 crisis. The global crisis has been associated with an unprecedented rise of swap agreements between central banks of larger economies and their counterparts in smaller economies. We explore whether such swap lines can reduce the need for reserve accumulation. The(More)
Contract scholarship has given little attention to the production process for contracts. The usual assumption is that the parties will construct the contract ex nihilo, choosing all the terms so that they will maximize the surplus from the contract. In fact, parties draft most contracts by slightly modifying the terms of contracts that they have used in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Since 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has aired a national tobacco education campaign to encourage quitting, Tips From Former Smokers (Tips), which consists of graphic antismoking advertisements that feature former cigarette smokers. We evaluated phase 2 of the 2014 campaign by using a nationally representative longitudinal(More)
BACKGROUND Measuring the impact of online health campaigns is challenging. Ad click-through rates are traditionally used to measure campaign reach, but few Internet users ever click on ads. Alternatively, self-reported exposure to digital ads would be prone to recall bias. Furthermore, there may be latency effects whereby people do not click on ads when(More)
  • Peter Blair Henry, Conrad Miller, Rafael La Porta, Florencio Lopez-De-Silanes, Miller, Jonathan Bendor +10 others
  • 2012
A long line of work emphasizes the correlation between institutions and economic perfor-have laws that provide incentives to engage in productive economic activity. Investors rely on secure property rights, facilitating investment in human and physical capital; government power is balanced and restricted by an independent judiciary; contracts are enforced(More)
This paper describes the creation of Eureka, a knowledge base solution developed in 2000 at Harvard and the first-place winner in the Student Employee Web Site category at SIGUCCS 2001. Our methodology in creating Eureka was to focus on creating a central core of knowledge: expert answers to common questions, stored in a lowest-common-denominator format(More)
The proliferation of computer viruses, Trojans, and other malicious code in recent years has presented a serious challenge to higher education computer services support programs. Outside of higher education, most IT departments mandate anti-virus policies through central management of end-user systems and software. In an academic environment where student(More)
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