Contributors: Schaner, Simone
... This paper uses a field experiment to test whether intrahousehold heterogeneity in discount factors leads to inefficient strategic savings behavior. I gave married couples in rural Kenya the opportunity to open both joint and individual bank accounts at randomly assigned interest rates. I also directly elicited discount factors for all individuals in the experiment. Couples who are well matched on discount factors are less likely to use costly individual accounts and respond robustly to relative rates of return between accounts, while their poorly matched peers do not. Consequently, poorly matched couples forgo significantly more interest earnings on their savings.
Contributors: Jason Ur
... This study contains CORONA satellite images that were used to identify sites and landscape features in northeastern Syria and adjacent regions. Most prominently, they are the source for the maps of sites and premodern trackways that appear in Ur, J. A. in press. Urbanism and Cultural Landscapes in Northeastern Syria: The Tell Hamoukar Survey, 1999-2001. Oriental Institute Publications 139. Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute. All images are in Erdas Imagine (.img) format and are in the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection (Zone 37 north) using the WGS 1984 datum. For more information on the processing and interpretation of these CORONA scenes, see the above monograph.
Radiocarbon dates, sedimentology, and pollen counts from the late Holocene sediments of Oblong Tarn, Mount Kenya
Contributors: Courtney Mustaphi, Colin, Gajewski, Konrad, Marchant, Rob, Rosqvist, Gunhild
... Cores of the sediments from Oblong Tarn, Mount Kenya, were collected in 1983 and 1986, and were conventional radiocarbon dated to examine late Holocene glacier history of the mountain. Subsequently pollen samples were taken from both cores to create a composite pollen record.
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Contributors: Sethi, Suresh
... Shapefiles used in the optimization model presented in "High value of ecological information for river connectivity restoration" (Sethi et al.) In Review. Abstract: Efficient restoration of longitudinal river connectivity necessitates the use of sophisticated planning tools to maximize ecological benefits given constrained resources. Typically, ecological benefits of river barrier mitigation are measured using proxies such as the amount of accessible riverine habitat. We develop an optimization-based approach for targeting barrier mitigation which incorporates life history information of managed taxa. Findings are presented from an urbanizing salmon-bearing watershed in Alaska. Solutions informed by life history information outperformed those using only river connectivity proxies, demonstrating high value of ecological information in watershed restoration. For our study area, information on salmon ecology was typically valued at 0.8-1.2M USD based on costs savings for achieving a given benefit level relative to solutions derived with river connectivity proxies. This equated to 16-28% of the restoration budget. Investing in ecological studies may achieve win-win outcomes of improved understanding of aquatic ecology and greater watershed restoration efficiency.
Contributors: Boston College. Center for Retirement Research
... To see if attitudes are changing about the potential for using one's home to cover living expenses in retirement, the Center for Retirement Research commissioned a survey that examined the house as a potential source of retirement income. Harris Interactive® conducted the study online within the United States between January 24 and February 2, 2007 among 2,673 adults (aged 50-65). Figures for age, sex, race, education, household income, and region were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents’ propensity to be online. The questionnaire, results, and raw data from both surveys are available.
... Archive containing all V5 Layers in ESRI Shapefile format. Please select either GBK or UTF8 encoded versions. For more information about this data please see: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~chgis/data/chgis/downloads/v5/about/
Harmonized Male/Female and Urban/Rural Subnational Expenditure, Poverty, and Inequality Indicators at 2011 PPP $1.90/day and $3.10/day for Africa South of the Sahara
... Subnational poverty headcount ratios were derived from 66 nationally representative household surveys and population census information conducted in various years around 2008 for 26 countries. Our poverty calculations are based on the comparison between the household per-capita consumption expenditure (a synthetic indicator expressing the money-metric welfare utility level) and the $1.90 and $3.10/day poverty lines expressed in international equivalent purchasing power parity (PPP) dollars in 2011. Poverty headcount with standard deviation, gap, severity, and Gini index are also provided.
Contributors: Leuenberger, Pascal
... This archive contains high-quality peptide-based unfolding curves as .png files. for the E. coli, S. cerevisiae, T. thermophilus and human proteomes. The archive can be browsed manually or using the attached R application (shiny based). The R-browser can be launched from a command line as follows (more details in the README.txt file): Rscript run.R All files have to be downloaded to use the browser tool flawlessly.
Replication Data for: Does Direct Democracy Increase Communicative Responsiveness? A Field Experiment with Swiss Politicians
Contributors: Lloren, Anouk
... Replication Data for: Does Direct Democracy Increase Communicative Responsiveness? A Field Experiment with Swiss Politicians (2017-1-5)
Contributors: Dupas, Pascaline
... This paper tests the effects on the take-up of a preventative health product of two interventions based on behavioral models derived from psychology: varying the framing of the perceived benefits; and having people verbally commit to purchase the product. I find that none of these interventions had a significant effect (whether economically or statistically) on take-up, and that the gender of the household member targeted was also irrelevant. In contrast, I find that take-up is sensitive to price, as in Cohen and Dupas (2008), and is correlated with indicators of household’s wealth.