Let M and N be connected manifolds without boundary with dim(M) < dim(N), and let M compact. Then shape space in this work is either the manifold of submanifolds of N that are diffeomorphic to M , or… (More)

This paper extends parts of the results from [12] for plane curves to the case of hypersurfaces in R. Let M be a compact connected oriented n − 1 dimensional manifold without boundary like S or the… (More)

Does official aid pave the road for private foreign investment or does it suffocate private initiative by diverting resources towards unproductive activities? In this paper we explore this question… (More)

Let M be a compact connected oriented n−1 dimensional manifold without boundary. In this work, shape space is the orbifold of unparametrized immersions from M to Rn. The results of [1], where mean… (More)

This paper extends parts of the results from [14] for plane curves to the case of surfaces in Rn. Let M be a compact connected oriented manifold of dimension less than n without boundary. Then shape… (More)

We introduce a model in which agents observe signals about the state of the world, some of which are open to interpretation. Our decision makers first interpret each signal and then form a posterior… (More)

On the manifold M(M) of all Riemannian metrics on a compact manifold M one can consider the natural L-metric as decribed first by [10]. In this paper we consider variants of this metric which in… (More)

The Virasoro-Bott group endowed with the right-invariant L2metric (which is a weak Riemannian metric) has the KdV-equation as geodesic equation. We prove that this metric space has vanishing geodesic… (More)

We show that including distribution costs into a general equilibrium model of international portfolio choice contributes to explaining the “home bias” in international equity investment. Our model is… (More)

It is often argued that capital should flow from aging industrialized economies to countries with fast-growing populations. However, institutional failures and the risk of expropriation substantially… (More)