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Stakes and Motivation in Tournaments: Playing When There is Nothing to Play for but Pride
Lionel Page,Katie Page
Economic Analysis and Policy , 2009,
Abstract: Tournaments are an effective means of incentivising participants to ensure an optimal level of effort. However, situations can occur in tournaments where the final outcome of a given competitor does not depend on his/her future performance. Specifically, we study these specific situations in a data set of the group stages of European football club competitions from 1992 to 2009. We identify situations where teams are already sure to finish either first or last at the penultimate stage in the group. We show that such situations affect team performance in the last match, typically decreasing the performance of a team sure to finish first and increasing the performance of a team sure to finish last. The first finding is in line with the economic predictions yet provides interesting implications, namely that the schedule of the match order plays a significant role in the overall performance of the team. The second, counter-intuitive, finding is not well accommodated into the existing economics framework and thus we discuss two alternative explanations, one based on social pressure and the other on pride.
Inexpensive Geophysical Instruments Supporting Groundwater Exploration in Developing Nations  [PDF]
James A. Clark, Richard Page
Journal of Water Resource and Protection (JWARP) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2011.310087
Abstract: Geophysical methods are often used to aid in exploration for safe and abundant groundwater. In particular resistivity and seismic refraction methods are helpful in determining depth to bedrock and zones of saturation in the subsurface. However the expense of these instruments ($5000 to $20,000) has resulted in their limited use in developing countries. This paper describes how to construct these devices for less than $250 each. The instruments are small, light and robust and are as useful for groundwater exploration as the commercial models for shallow aquifers (less than 35 m deep) where wells can be hand dug, augured or drilled with small portable drill rigs. Data interpretation can be accomplished quickly in the field with free software implemented on a laptop computer. A suite of geophysical instruments and software can therefore be assembled for less than $850. This paper gives the design for these instruments and essential information needed to use them. It is hoped that these inexpensive geophysical instruments can be widely distributed among drillers and aid workers in developing countries, improving the success rate of water wells.
The four principles: Can they be measured and do they predict ethical decision making?
Katie Page
BMC Medical Ethics , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-13-10
Abstract: The Analytic Hierarchy Process was used as a tool for the measurement of the principles. Four scenarios, which involved conflicts between the medical ethical principles, were presented to participants who then made judgments about the ethicality of the action in the scenario, and their intentions to act in the same manner if they were in the situation.Individual preferences for these medical ethical principles can be measured using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. This technique provides a useful tool in which to highlight individual medical ethical values. On average, individuals have a significant preference for non-maleficence over the other principles, however, and perhaps counter-intuitively, this preference does not seem to relate to applied ethical judgements in specific ethical dilemmas.People state they value these medical ethical principles but they do not actually seem to use them directly in the decision making process. The reasons for this are explained through the lack of a behavioural model to account for the relevant situational factors not captured by the principles. The limitations of the principles in predicting ethical decision making are discussed.
LA REPúBLICA IMPOSIBLE
PAGE,OLOF;
Ideas y Valores , 2010,
Abstract: the philip pettit's political philosophy is one of the most important contemporary efforts to elaborate a complete republican theory about the good government. at the base of this republicanism there are two assumptions to which republican tradition, in general, has adhered in different ways: first, human beings are capable of generating civility or civic virtue, and second, that human beings are intrinsically corruptible, meaning that, under certain conditions, they will exercise power arbitrarily. the article attempts to show that these statements are incompatible, and that, therefore, at the level of the fundamental assumptions, this republican theory of government must be rethought.
LOCKE, LAS BESTIAS SALVAJES Y EL DERECHO A DESTRUIRLAS
Page,Olof;
Revista de filosofía , 2011, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-43602011000100015
Abstract: i believe that john locke's defense of the right to punish is in tension with his defense of human equality. the main purpose of this article is to show that this tension could be resolved if locke's justification of the right to punish is based on the concept of trust. this concept is clarley employed by locke to justify the right of resistance. i think that it is possible to use it also to justify the existence of the right to punish. but, even if this justification were succesful, some problems remain.
Non-thermal right-handed sneutrino dark matter and the Omega_DM/Omega_b problem
Page, Veronique
High Energy Physics - Phenomenology , 2007, DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/04/021
Abstract: We argue that the superpartner of the Dirac right-handed neutrino is a prime candidate for dark matter created from a 'mattergenesis' mechanism. We show that due to the smallness of the Yukawa couplings, a right-handed sneutrino density created in the early Universe would not be erased by annihilations, which remain out of thermal equilibrium. It would also not be drowned by a later, additional production of right-handed sneutrinos, as the relic density of the non-thermal right-handed sneutrinos is found to be generally negligible compared to the observed dark matter density. Mild constraints on sneutrino masses and trilinear SUSY-breaking couplings are obtained. Possible mattergenesis scenarios are also mentioned
The Impossible Republic
Olof Page
Ideas y Valores , 2010,
Abstract: The Philip Pettit’s political philosophy is one of the most important contemporary efforts to elaborate a complete republican theory about the good government. At the base of this republicanism there are two assumptions to which republican tradition, in general, has adhered in different ways: first, human beings are capable of generating civility or civic virtue, and second, that human beings are intrinsically corruptible, meaning that, under certain conditions, they will exercise power arbitrarily. The article attempts to show that these statements are incompatible, and that, therefore, at the level of the fundamental assumptions, this republican theory of government must be rethought.
TNF-a increases transcription of Gai-2
Page Kristen
Respiratory Research , 2001,
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Managing chondral lesions of the glenohumeral joint
Page Richard
International Journal of Shoulder Surgery , 2008,
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Unsettling caste-bound gender orders: the convergence of teacher commitment and pupil aspiration in two schools in Madhya Pradesh, India
Elspeth Page
Educate~ , 2006,
Abstract: : Whilst there has been significant progress towards gender equity in school enrolment, attendance and achievement in India since Independence in 1947, boys still out-perform girls in all these areas. Despite considerable social change and intervention in the last decade, poverty, the poor quality of government education, the highly abstract curriculum and restrictive class, caste and gender regimes interact to sustain gender inequality. This paper presents two case studies, focussed on gendered dimensions of schooling in and around two government schools in Madhya Pradesh, North Central India. The case studies illustrate that, despite the many challenges they had to overcome, girls from the most marginalised socio-economic groups were determined to succeed academically, and that two teachers, through their professionalism, attitudes and commitments, supported these girls in their struggles. Enrolment, attendance and achievement data demonstrates that, regardless of teachers’ positions on equality of opportunity, the interaction of complex caste-based dynamics and gender regimes operated to ensure that Dalit girls from low-income groups faced the most persistent inequalities of opportunity. Despite the persistence of bias in educational opportunity, however, both teachers renounced discrimination, attempted to treat all pupils equally and ultimately inspired most of them to aim for academic success. Spaces were thus created to challenge gendered caste and class regimes and compensate for some of the inadequacies of the system. Future policies and strategies in pursuit of educational gender equity must be based on further exploration of the lives, practices and insights of such teachers.
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