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A Boyfriend To Die For: Edward Cullen As Compensated Psychopath In Stephanie Meyer’S Twilight, Debra Merskin Dec 2009

A Boyfriend To Die For: Edward Cullen As Compensated Psychopath In Stephanie Meyer’S Twilight, Debra Merskin

Debra Merskin

This article is an analysis of the teen-targeted vampire novel Twilight. The series and related merchandise have been a runaway financial success. Illustrative quotes from Twilight are presented according to Guggenbühl-Craig’s concept of the “compensated psychopath” (CP)—an individual who approaches the psychological extreme of psychopathy but is able to pass for functional in society. The author argues the lead male character Edward Cullen is a CP and that the representation is problematic. The book’s main female character, Bella Swan, becomes completely dependent on Edward, desires him in part because he seems unattainable, and is willing to die ...


The Impact Of Targeting Technology On Advertising Markets And Media Competition, Susan Athey, Joshua S. Gans Dec 2009

The Impact Of Targeting Technology On Advertising Markets And Media Competition, Susan Athey, Joshua S. Gans

Joshua S Gans

This paper examines the impact of geographic targeting technology on local advertising markets when local and general media outlets compete for readers. In a base case, it is demonstrated that when the general outlet adopts such technologies, this does not impact on advertising prices or profits as that outlet expands ad space to meet demand. When wasted impressions are costly or there are advertiser capacity constraints that create competition between outlets for advertisers, this conclusion changes and there is a positive return to targeting. This adoption is likely to adversely impact on local outlet profits.


Labor Productivity In The Informal Sector: Necessity Vs. Opportunity Firms, Mohammad Amin Dec 2009

Labor Productivity In The Informal Sector: Necessity Vs. Opportunity Firms, Mohammad Amin

Mohammad Amin

Differences between opportunity and necessity firms within the informal sector have long been debated. This paper revisits this debate using a new dataset of informal firms in three African countries. Focusing on average productivity of labor, a measure of firm efficiency, we find that it is much higher for opportunity compared with necessity firms. However, this difference between necessity and opportunity firms holds only within the sample of manufacturing firms. For firms in the service sector, there is no such difference.

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Felicidad Nacional Bruta (Fnb), Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2009

Felicidad Nacional Bruta (Fnb), Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Estimating The Impact Of The Death Penalty On Murder, John Donohue, Justin Wolfers Dec 2009

Estimating The Impact Of The Death Penalty On Murder, John Donohue, Justin Wolfers

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


Entre Chile Y Venezuela, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2009

Entre Chile Y Venezuela, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


El Nombre Quito: ¿Qué Ciudad Evoca?, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2009

El Nombre Quito: ¿Qué Ciudad Evoca?, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Armando Silva -un académico de alta calidad, nacido en tierras colombianas- se ha dedicado al estudio de los imaginarios urbanos en América Latina y, en uno de sus últimos estudios nos plantea una afirmación de riqueza extraordinaria: “Ciudad y palabra que la nombra van juntas desde los inicios”. De allí se pueden extrae algunas conclusiones interesantes para la comprensión cultural de las urbes. Para que la ciudad exista debe ser verbalizada y tener un sentido interpretable; por eso la ciudad nace a la par de las escrituras y representaciones que se hacen de ella. Lo urbano significa lo que hacen ...


La Violencia Fronteriza, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2009

La Violencia Fronteriza, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

La globalización parece licuar las fronteras tradicionales de los estados nacionales, debido a la apertura de los mercados y al desarrollo tecnológico. Sin embargo, en estos últimos años se percibe la redefinición de sus funciones, de puntos de encuentro-separación de realidades estatales distintas, hacia puertos o plataformas de proyección internacional, que hace pensar, con Augé, que las fronteras nunca llegan a borrarse, sino que vuelven a trazarse. En América Latina esta transformación toma forma con una economía fronteriza, una masa de atracción poblacional y el desarrollo de una violencia fronteriza específica. Con ello se observa un cambio en la localización ...


Private Sector Proposition By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero To Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon For The United Nations To Declare 2011 As International Year Of Health And Wellness And To Designate December Of Every Year As Health And Wellness Month, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Private Sector Proposition By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero To Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon For The United Nations To Declare 2011 As International Year Of Health And Wellness And To Designate December Of Every Year As Health And Wellness Month, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

SUBJECT OF COMMUNIQUE: INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS 2011 and every December of each year as Health and Wellness Month. http://0-docs.google.com.library.simmons.edu/View?id=dcp2gj89_11x2ggsvd4


“Aspectos Jurídicos Del Delito De Trata De Personas En Colombia: Aportes Desde El Derecho Internacional, Derecho Penal Y Las Organizaciones No Gubernamentales”, Andres Barreto, Beatriz Londoño, Antonio Varon, Andrea Mateus Dec 2009

“Aspectos Jurídicos Del Delito De Trata De Personas En Colombia: Aportes Desde El Derecho Internacional, Derecho Penal Y Las Organizaciones No Gubernamentales”, Andres Barreto, Beatriz Londoño, Antonio Varon, Andrea Mateus

Andres Barreto

La preocupación por el fenómeno de la trata de personas en el escenario internacional ha sido una constante para los Estados desde mediados del siglo XIX. En Colombia la legislación que condena el delito empezó su recorrido desde el Código Penal de 1980, en donde se castigaba con penas de prisión de 2 a 6 años a todo aquel que promoviere la entrada o salida del país de mujer o menor de edad para ejercer la prostitución. Sin embargo, la complejidad de las redes criminales de este crimen transnacional empezó a evidenciar que la trata no solo se cometía sobre ...


Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version5 By Marc Guerrero With Tato Malay, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version5 by Marc Guerrero with Tato Malay


Malos Augurios, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2009

Malos Augurios, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Manifest Greatness Version4 By Marc Guerrero With Jocelyn De Jesus, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version4 By Marc Guerrero With Jocelyn De Jesus, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version4 by Marc Guerrero with Jocelyn de Jesus


Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version3 By Marc Guerrero With Jay Fajardo, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version3 by Marc Guerrero with Jay Fajardo


Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness Version2 With Danielle Van Asch-Prevot, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS version2 by Marc Guerrero with Danielle van Asch-Prevot


新新贸易理论的贡献与发展, 邓翔, 路征 Dec 2009

新新贸易理论的贡献与发展, 邓翔, 路征

Zheng Lu (Chinese: 路征)

梅里兹 (Melitz, 2003)模型确立了异质企业贸易理论的基本框架 ,并迅速成为国际贸易理论研究的新热点 ,围绕着梅里兹模型 ,产生了一批从企业异质性角度分析国际贸易的研究成果 ,从而完善了新新贸易理论的理论体系。本文首先介绍了梅里兹模型的基本框架 ,然后分析了格里兹模型的局限 ,最后介绍了围绕梅里兹模型产生的最新理论成果及启示。


Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero Dec 2009

Manifest Greatness... Panahon Ng Mga Filipino Ang 21st Century: Ang Asian Century (Ang Pagpapanumbalik Sa Likas Na Karangalan Ng Lahat Ng Filipino Sa Buong Mundo), Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS Panahon ng mga Filipino ang 21st century: Ang Asian Century (Ang pagpapanumbalik sa likas na Karangalan ng lahat ng Filipino sa buong mundo) Manifest Greatness is a work-in-progress Manifesto of, for and by Filipino citizens of the world in synergy with foreign national friends of the Filipino people worldwide in pursuit of genuine entrepreneurial wisdom


Ser Útil Para El Mundo, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2009

Ser Útil Para El Mundo, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Carta Para Patricio Torres, Fernando Carrión Mena Dec 2009

Carta Para Patricio Torres, Fernando Carrión Mena

Fernando Carrión Mena

Es hora de que el país reconozca el valor que tienes, como una demanda para que asumas la Presidencia de la FEF

Estimado Patricio: Recuerdo la presidencia de Carlos Coello en La Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol, que marcó el despegue definitivo de este deporte en el país. No se puede negar que, en aquella época, se establecieron las bases para que nuestro fútbol pueda desarrollarse y obtener los éxitos de las participaciones en los campeonatos mundiales de Alemania y Corea-Japón.

El gran aporte de esa directiva estuvo en la creación de una comisión de selecciones con autonomía relativa de la ...


Marketing Japanese Products In The Context Of Chinese Nationalism, Hongmei Li Dec 2009

Marketing Japanese Products In The Context Of Chinese Nationalism, Hongmei Li

Hongmei Li

This paper examines the rise of consumer nationalism in China through an in-depth analysis of two recent controversial Japanese ad campaigns. I situate the analysis in the sociopolitical and cultural contexts of contemporary China. I argue that Japanese producers shoulder a particular burden of history as expressed in consumer nationalism, which is a combination of the production and reproduction of Japanese imperial history, the construction of Chinese identity, the expression of dissatisfaction toward the Chinese government and consumerist ethos in the context of globalization. The Internet has become a crucial space that organizes Chinese consumer nationalism and enables consumers to ...


Drivers Of Agricultural Diversification In India, Haryana, And The Greenbelt Farms Of India, Amarnath Tripathi, Brajesh Jha Dec 2009

Drivers Of Agricultural Diversification In India, Haryana, And The Greenbelt Farms Of India, Amarnath Tripathi, Brajesh Jha

amarnath tripathi

The present study discusses factors responsible for agricultural diversification at different levels: country (India), state (Haryana) and farms of Kurukshetra district in Haryana. The study regressed alternate measures of diversification namely, the Simpson index and concentration of non-food crops, on several possible factors such as income, land distribution, irrigation intensity, institutional credit, road density, urbanization and market penetration. The regression analysis suggests that increased road density, urbanization encourages commercialization of agriculture and with commercialization, farms in a region are increasingly specialized under certain crops and crop-groups as per the resource, infrastructure and institutions of the region.


Sanciones Económicas Y Compensación De Daños En El Régimen De Competencia Mexicano, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor Dec 2009

Sanciones Económicas Y Compensación De Daños En El Régimen De Competencia Mexicano, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

No abstract provided.


On Refusals To Deal In The European Competition Regime, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor Dec 2009

On Refusals To Deal In The European Competition Regime, Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

Víctor Pavón-Villamayor

No abstract provided.


Fraud And Kidnapping Casts A Cloud On Guatemalan Adoptions, Mirah Riben Dec 2009

Fraud And Kidnapping Casts A Cloud On Guatemalan Adoptions, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Children are being stolen, kidnapped and trafficked fro adoption in Guatemala, as elsewhere. The author reports on her Human Rights Delegatiion visit with one mother who successfully reclaimed her daughter as she was on her way to be adopted in the US, as well as her visit with Norma Cruz' Survivor's Foundation who is working to help the victim of kidnappings in this corrupt nation.


Florecimiento Económico De Europa Oriental Después De La Caída Del Muro De Berlín, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2009

Florecimiento Económico De Europa Oriental Después De La Caída Del Muro De Berlín, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


¿Por Qué Hay Empresas Triunfadoras Y Fracasadas?, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2009

¿Por Qué Hay Empresas Triunfadoras Y Fracasadas?, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


La Economía Ecuatoriana Frente A La Peruana Y Otras, Guillermo Arosemena Dec 2009

La Economía Ecuatoriana Frente A La Peruana Y Otras, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Hobbes: Caos De La Conepción Liberal, Alejandro Pérez Y Soto Dominguez Dec 2009

Hobbes: Caos De La Conepción Liberal, Alejandro Pérez Y Soto Dominguez

Alejandro Pérez y Soto Dominguez

Nos proponemos examinar los conceptos que configuran la organización social desde la perspectiva del caos en el contexto liberal. La metáfora del caos remite a la idea de la cooperación social en donde el reconocimiento de los deseos privados constituye la base del bien común. De esta manera se parte de suponer la condición del conocimiento que tienen los individuos de la situación caótica en la sociedad civil.


Los Estudios Municipales En Argentina: Desarrollo Y Líneas De Investigación En Ciencias Sociales, Lucas Jolías, Nicolás Fernández Arroyo Dec 2009

Los Estudios Municipales En Argentina: Desarrollo Y Líneas De Investigación En Ciencias Sociales, Lucas Jolías, Nicolás Fernández Arroyo

Lucas Jolías

No abstract provided.


The Homo Floresiensis Controversy, Robert Cribb Dec 2009

The Homo Floresiensis Controversy, Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb

The 2004 announcement of the discovery of a new species of hominin in the form of sub-fossil remains from Liang Bua cave in Flores aroused immediate excitement and controversy. The discovery attracted sceptical attention from dissenting palaeontologists. The sometimes acrimonious debate addressed the relative importance of apparently archaic and apparently modern features of the remains.