Foundation building is neither picturesque nor especially interesting, but it is indispensable. However fair the
structure is to be, one must first lay the rough-hewn stones upon which it is to rest. It would be much
pleasanter in this sketch to display at once the minarets and towers, and stained-glass windows; but that can
only be done when one's castle is in Spain.
Would we comprehend the Germany of to-day, we must hold firmly in our minds an epitome of what it has
been, and see vividly the devious path of its development through the ages.
Foundations of International Macroeconomics is an innovative text that offers the first integrative modern treatment of the core issues in open economy macroeconomics and finance. With its clear and accessible style, it is suitable for first-year graduate macroeconomics courses as well as graduate courses in international macroeconomics and finance. Each chapter incorporates an extensive and eclectic array of empirical evidence. For the beginning student, these examples provide motivation and aid in understanding the practical value of the economic models developed.
This volume is part of a multiyear research program on Behavioral Responses
to Taxation that is being conducted under the auspices of the National Bureau
of Economic Research (NBER). This project draws together researchers with
a wide range of interests in tax policy issues. The development and mainte-
nance of the NBER TAXSIM program, a detailed computer algorithm for com-
puting household tax liabilities under actual and various alternative tax re-
gimes, is one of the centerpieces of this research project. Many of the research
In the last two decades, Tangible User Interfaces (TUIs) have emerged
as a new interface type that interlinks the digital and physical worlds.
Drawing upon users’ knowledge and skills of interaction with the real
non-digital world, TUIs show a potential to enhance the way in which
people interact with and leverage digital information.
Human growth is a measure of the physiological processes associated with birth weight,
genetics, and environment. Poor environmental factors, including inadequate health care and
nutrition can prevent the attainment of one’s full growth potential (Martorell, 1999; Pelletier,
1994; Monckeberg 1992). Health care providers that practice high quality prenatal and child
healthcare can directly influence the efficacy of the production of child health inasmuch as their
practices have an empirical basis.
The genius of revolution presided at the birth of the American Republic, whose first breath was drawn amid
the economic, social and political turmoil of the eighteenth century. The voyaging and discovering of the three
preceding centuries had destroyed European isolation and laid the foundation for a new world order of
society. The Industrial Revolution was convulsing England and threatening to destroy the Feudal State.
Western civilization, in the birthpangs of social revolution, produced first the American and then the French
As is the case with all of the volumes in this series, this book seeks
to serve as a bridge between the vastly different worlds of psychology
and psychiatry, and the law, and specifically to guide those
boundary spanners — forensic mental health experts — who regularly
set foot in both worlds at once. In this case, we turn to the
civil law, which establishes a set of rights and duties that govern the
daily business of life, and the manner in which citizens interact
with one another.
Patients provide valid informed consent to a treatment or a
diagnostic procedure if they have sufficient capacity, have been
given appropriate information, and give consent freely without coercion
or undue influence. When a patient’s capacity for treatment
consent is in doubt, a clinician must determine whether the patient
indeed has the capacity. It is a common reason behind requests for
psychiatric consultations in a general hospital (Appelbaum, 2007).
The Roman Villa Borg unites both the excavation of one of the largest villa rustica in the
Saar Mosel area and the complete reconstruction of the manorial area (Pars Urbana) of
such a facility. As far as possible, this reconstruction is based on local findings or on
excavation findings of similar facilities of the region (e.g. Echternach in Luxemburg). If
necessary, either antique literature (e.g. Vitruv) or modern literature (e.g. for the reconstruction
of the wall paintings) was consulted.
The goal of this work is to gather the basic experimental data and knowledge to build this CAD
tool. Then, it describes its initial features, experience and results that we have achieved so far. The
paper is organized as follows. First, the related work section presents the studies and empirical models
that describe the power losses in a wireless network depending on the material. The section also
presents the different disciplines involved in the development of an AmI system.
Research objectives: Overall goal of this thesis is to examine theoretical and empirical foundation for providing recommendations and solutions to improve organizational structure and boost business operation of financial companies owned by groups/corporations in Viet Nam. The research of the thesis are organizational models and business operations of financial companies having capital contribution from large groups/corporations in Viet Nam.
This text offers business school students an excellent practical explanation of the short-term linkages in the macroeconomic arena. While the underlying theoretical constructs are not ignored, emphasis is placed on the empirical underpinnings and managerial implications of macroeconomics. The text begins by introducing key concepts such as the GDP, National and Personal Income, and the various measures of inflation and unemployment.
During the past two decades, reductionist biological science has generated new
empirical data on the molecular foundations of biological structure and function
at an accelerating rate. The list of organisms whose complete genomes have been
sequenced is growing by the week. Annotations of these sequences are becoming
more comprehensive, and databases of protein structure are growing at impressive,
indeed formerly unimaginable rates.
The chapter concludes with a
discussion on the implications of all these changes for the veterinary sector and offers some
suggestions for future research. Thus, the authors lay the theoretical foundation for future
empirical work in this field by debating some key concepts and generating hypotheses for
In fact, as in many recent publications in mathematics educa-
tion, much of what is described . . . reﬂects two movements, “sit-
uated learning” and “constructivism”, which have been gaining
inﬂuence on thinking about education and educational research.
In our view, some of the central educational recommendations
of these movements have questionable psychological foundations.
Our empirical analysis uses two different data sources: the RobertWood Johnson Foundation’s 1997
Employer Health Insurance Survey (EHIS) and MEDSTAT MarketScan commercially insured health
claims and eligibility information for 1998–1999. We ﬁrst use the EHIS data to examine turnover
patterns and their relationship to ﬁrm and employee characteristics. The EHIS data reveal that small
ﬁrms are very heterogeneous; the heterogeneity concerns workers’ turnover rates, besides workers’ age
distribution and other health-related demographic variables.
The combination of contributions of disciplines like management / business administration, computer
science and organizational psychology under a change focus is an innovative approach whose sound
theoretical foundation is still a work in progress. We contribute to that progress in two different ways.
To our knowledge no research has yet exam-
ined computer and interactive game use in
infants and toddlers, although these products
are now being developed for children as
young as six months of age and some parents
report that their infants and toddlers use
these media regularly. Based on a recent sur-
vey of parents, the Kaiser Family Foundation
estimated that 61 percent of children under
age two use screen media (television, videos,
DVDs) on a typical day and 43 percent of
infants and toddlers watch television every
The Pilgrims and Puritans, whose migration to the New World marks the beginning of permanent settlement
in New England, were children of the same age as the enterprising and adventurous pioneers of England in
Virginia, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. It was the age in which the foundations of the British Empire were
being laid in the Western Continent. The "spacious times of great Elizabeth" had passed, but the new national
spirit born of those times stirred within the English people.