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This paper investigates the political determinants of government decisions that benefit special interests, and specifically government decisions to deal with banking crises. I find that governments make smaller fiscal transfers to the financial sector and are less likely to exercise forbearance in dealing with insolvent financial institutions the more(More)
Economists have long studied the relationship between the real and monetary sectors. We trace out the effects of an exogenous real shock, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The quake's impact manifested itself in international gold flows, as British insurance companies paid their San Francisco claims out of home funds in the fall of 1906. The capital(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the pediatric incidence and association of superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) with inner ear (IE) anomalies. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Two tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS Children less than 18 years who received a 0.5 mm or less collimated computed tomography study including the temporal(More)
Cochlear implantation becomes more common with every passing year. Since adequate exposure of the round window requires a facial recess approach, facial nerve variation and anomalies could potentially alter the surgical approach significantly. We report the case of a patient with a variation of facial nerve anatomy. The nerve was found to be lateral to the(More)
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