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René Böheim
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14.12.15
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:: Prof Böheim zu Bildung und Chancengerechtigkeit in Österreich ::

— JKU Linz (@jkulinz) September 23, 2015
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Office of Stanford's 2014 Chemistry Nobel prizewinner (I can see that I have to raise the level of my office game...)
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Firms and sickness absences
In a new working paper , Thomas Leoni and I investigate how firms respond to changed costs of their workers' sickness absencess. In Austria, similar to many countries, social security insures firms against their workers' sickness absences by refunding (par...
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Witch hunts and taxes
Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama use witchtrials in France to investigate how the rule of law was established in modern states. ( Earlier working paper which might differ from the published article.) "Economists agree that the rule of law is an important cor...
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EU elections--young men and young women in Austria
This is a striking contrast: Compare young men with young women (source: der Standard ): I wonder about household formation...
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Name as a Quality Signal
A firm's choice of a name is a signal of quality The average plumbing firm whose name begins with "A" or a number receives fi ve times more service complaints than other firms, and also charges higher prices. Ryan C McDevitt has this paper forthcoming in ...
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Male Circumcision
I did not know this: male circumcision is one of the most cost-effective HIV prevention interventions. The most recent simulations suggest that scaling up medical male circumcision to 80 percent coverage in priority countries could avert approximately 22 pe...
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