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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Salary Inequality in the NBA: Changing Returns to Skill or Wider Skill Distributions?

Breslow, Jonah F 01 January 2017 (has links)
In this paper, I examine trends in salary inequality from the 1985-86 NBA season to the 2015-16 NBA season. Income and wealth inequality have been extremely important issues recently, which motivated me to analyze inequality in the NBA. I investigated if salary inequality trends in the NBA can be explained by either returns to skill or widening skill distributions. I used Pareto exponents to measure inequality levels and tested to see if the levels changed over the sample. Then, I estimated league-wide returns to skill. I found that returns to skill have not significantly changed, but variance in skill has increased. This result explained some of the variation in salary distributions. This could potentially influence future Collective Bargaining Agreements insofar as it provides an explanation for widening NBA salary distributions as opposed to a judgment whether greater levels of inequality is either good or bad for the NBA.

La distribution électronique : franchise et Internet

Cheaib, Wassim 04 1900 (has links)
"Mémoire présenté à la Faculté des études supérieures En vue de l'obtention du grade de LL.M. Dans le programme de maîtrise en droit" / Depuis que le commerce électronique est devenu un environnement commercial assez répandu, les réseaux de distribution (nouveaux et préexistants) composés de fournisseurs et de distributeurs essayent de développer une réelle activité commerciale sur la toile. Cet enjeu a bouleversé l'organisation de la revente des produits en se posant en concurrent et en complément des réseaux traditionnels de distribution. Notre travail porte sur l'analyse juridique de l'incidence d'Internet sur les relations entre distributeurs et fournisseurs, plus particulièrement sur le contrat cadre qui lie ces deux parties. Nous avons articulé notre travail autour de la comparaison des systèmes juridiques européen et nord-américain. Nous examinons la coexistence et la compatibilité entre ces réseaux de distribution et la vente virtuelle, pour ensuite, proposer certaines pistes pour le développement des réseaux existant via Internet. / Ever since ecommerce has become a widespread commerciai environment, the distribution networks (new and preexistent), composed of suppliers and distributors, have tried to develop a real commercial activity on the web. This objective upsets the organization of the resale of the products by becoming competitor and complement of the traditional networks of distribution. Our work deals with the legal analysis of the incidence of Internet on the relations between distributors and suppliers, more particularly on the contract which bind these two parties. We articulated our work around the comparison of the European and North-American legal systems. We examine the coexistence and compatibility between of these distribution networks and the virtual merchandising, with the goal of proposing certain avenues for the future development of the existing networks through the Internet.

Le droit de la distribution en Tunisie / Distribution law in Tunisia

Mellouli, Chams 11 January 2013 (has links)
Les relations de distribution sont soumises à différentes contraintes juridiques. Ces contraintes relèvent plus spécialement du droit des contrats et du droit de la concurrence. D'autres matières juridiques, tel le droit du travail ou encore le droit des sociétés, peuvent être concernées. La technique contractuelle permet de répondre et satisfaire à ces contraintes. L'expérience européenne, et en particulier française, a permis de révéler des formules contractuelles identifiables ; il s'agit du contrat de franchise, de concession, de distribution agréée ou sélective et également des contrats de regroupement entre distributeurs. Ces formes particulières d'accords de distribution s'agrègent à des formules plus générales, tel la vente, le mandat, la commission ainsi qu'à des techniques contractuelles tel le contrat-cadre. L'objet de la thèse est d'apprécier la transposition de ces formules de contrats et techniques contractuelles en droit tunisien. L'étude des règles régissant les contrats de la distribution et les rapports entre les différents intervenants, permettra de systématiser un droit de la distribution en Tunisie. / The distribution relationships are subject to various legal obligations and regulations. These obligations rise mainly from contract law and competition law. However, other legal subject matters, such as labor law or corporate law could be involved. The contractual technique allows to meet these obligations. The European experience and more particularly the French one, have allowed to reveal identifiable contractual methods, mostly related to franchising agreements, concession agreements, approved or selective distribution agreements, and consolidation agreements between distributors. These specific distribution agreements aggregates with more general methods such as the sale deeds, the mandates, the commissions in addition to contractual techniques as the master agreement. The subject matter of this thesis is to estimate the transposition of these contractual methods and techniques in Tunisian law. The study and analysis of the rules governing distribution agreements and relationship between the different intervening parties, shall allow to systematize and set standards for distribution law in Tunisia.

Soil water regime, root water extraction and the growth of fine roots of Sitka Spruce

Evans, Douglas January 1988 (has links)
The effect of removing soil water stress on fine root growth and the pattern of water use was studied by irrigating a small plot (20 m x 20 m) of 40 year old Sitka spruce. A control plot was established close by. Soil water content and soil matric potential were measured independently on both plots at several depths. Root growth was measured using monthly coring for the surface horizons (c. 10 cm depth) and ingrowth cores to study rooting at depth. In the absence of irrigation the 2 plots had similar water regimes. The irrigation kept matric potential > 20 kPa and water content > 20%. Areas between trees were wetter than areas close to stems and wetted up more during periods of rainfall. This is in contrast to young plantations where stemflow accounts for a much larger proportion of precipitation reaching the forest floor. At field capacity most of the water uptake was from near the surface but as the profile dries the proportion from depth increases, at the end of a dry period 50% of uptake was from the bottom half of the rooted zone. Water uptake from below the rooted zone was small. Irrigation had a significant effect on root tip density and on small root mass but not on fine and dead root masses. Root tip density stayed high through the summer with irrigation but fell on the control plot, the number of tips began to increase earlier on the control plot. This is interpreted as irrigation increasing the longevity of tips from 2-3 months (control) to 5 months. Rewetting of the soil in autumn appears to act as a cue for an increase in root growth. Irrigation had no effect on root growth at depth and there was no difference in growth at different depths on either plot.

Spatial and temporal distribution of tropospheric ozone over Southern Africa

Bundi, Peter Miriti 16 November 2006 (has links)
Student Number: 0201936W - MSc research report - School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Sciences - Faculty of Science / Tropospheric ozone over southern Africa is characterised using the Southern Africa Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI) 2000 aircraft datasets collected from surface to just above the boundary layer, and satellite remotely sensed ozone column depth. Ozonesonde datasets for Irene, South Africa; Lusaka, Zambia; Nairobi and Malindi, both Kenyan stations were, used to supplement the aircraft and satellite data. The period studied is the dry biomass burning season between August and September, 2000 Source areas of ozone precursors have been identified by trajectory analysis. Fivepoint, back trajectory clusters in the region reveal well-defined air mass transport corridors. Enhanced ozone concentrations, above 70 ppb, were regularly encountered in the lower troposphere (3.5 km above ground level) in air masses distributed over the sub-region by distinct re-circulation pathways, which prevailed during the study period. Occasional, episodes of significant higher ozone pollution, above 100 ppbv are identified. Savannah fire products transported from seasonal biomass burning regions of western Zambia, northern Zimbabwe and Mozambique have been found to be the major sources of ozone pollution over the sub-region. Another source, though on a lesser scale, is the Highveld industrial region of South Africa. In situ air observations established that the western and eastern sectors of the southern Africa, north of 23°S latitude, were the major sources of regional ozone precursor gases. The regions southwards of 23°S were observed to have lower ozone pollution.

Useful methods for the distributions of products of random variables

Bowser, Robert Dwight January 2010 (has links)
Digitized by Kansas Correctional Industries

Distribution-free limits involving random variables

Cho, Tze-U January 2010 (has links)
Digitized by Kansas Correctional Industries

On estimating the location parameter of the Cauchy distribution

Thomas, Richard Earl January 2010 (has links)
Digitized by Kansas Correctional Industries

The consequences and causes of income inequality in India

Rajan, Keertichandra January 2014 (has links)
No description available.

Distribution of the sum of independent unity-truncated logarithmic series variables

Wayland, Russell James 01 May 1970 (has links)
Let X₁, X2, ••• , Xn be n independent and identically distributed random variables having the unity-truncated logarithmic series distribution with probability function given by f(x;0) = ᵅθX ⁄ x x ε T where α = [ -log(1-θ) -θ ] 0 < θ < 1, and T = {2,3,…,∞}. Define their sum as Z = X₁ + X2 + … + Xn . We derive here the distribution of Z, denoted by p(z;n,θ), using the inversion formula for characteristic functions, in an explicit form in terms of a linear combination of Stirling numbers of the first kind. A recurrence relation for the probability function p(z;n,θ) is obtained and is utilized to provide a short table of pCz;n,8) for certain values of n and θ. Furthermore, some properties of p(z;n,θ) are investigated following Patil and Wani [Sankhla, Series A, 27, (1965), 27l-280J.

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