T. W. Körner

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The working papers published in the Series constitute work in progress circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comments. Views expressed represent exclusively the authors' own opinions and do not necessarily refl ect those of the editors. Die Deutsche Bibliothek verzeichnet diese Publikation in der deutschen National-bibliografi e; detaillierte(More)
In an influential paper, La Porta, Lopez-De-Silanes and Shleifer (2002) argued that public ownership of banks is associated with lower GDP growth. We show that this relationship does not hold for all countries, but depends on a country’s financial development and political institutions. Public ownership is harmful only if a country has low financial(More)
Small print The syllabus for the course is defined by the Faculty Board Schedules (which are minimal for lecturing and maximal for examining). What is presented here contains some results which it would not, in my opinion, be fair to set as book-work although they could well appear as problems. In addition, I have included a small amount of material which(More)
A famous theorem of Debs and Saint Raymond states that the complement of a set of first category is of strong multiplicity. We prove a theorem which combines this with a result of Rudin which states that independent closed sets of strong multiplicity exist. We also prove a theorem which combines the theorem of Debs and Saint Raymond with a theorem of Wiener(More)
Transmitting messages is an important practical problem. Coding theory includes the study of compression codes which enable us to send messages cheaply and error correcting codes which ensure that messages remain legible even in the presence of errors. Cryptography on the other hand, makes sure that messages remain unreadable — except to the intended(More)
The great sleeping sickness epidemic that occurred in Busoga at the turn of the century was caused by a trypanosome identified by Bruce as Trypanosoma gambiense. A study of trypanosomes from the recent epidemic in southeast Uganda has shed new light on the origins of the disease in Busoga. Thorsten Koerner, Peter de Raadt and Ian Maudlin suggest that the(More)
Small print The syllabus for the course is defined by the Faculty Board Schedules (which are minimal for lecturing and maximal for examining). Please note that, throughout, ring means commutative ring with one. I should very much appreciate being told of any corrections or possible improvements and might even part with a small reward to the first finder of(More)