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    • Is the Nature of Magnetic Order in Copper-Oxides and in Iron-Pnictides Different? 

      Manousakis, Efstratios; Ren, Jun; Meng, Sheng; Kaxiras, Efthimios (Elsevier, 2010)
      We use the results of first-principles electronic structure calculations and a strong coupling perturbation approach, together with general theoretical arguments, to illustrate the differences in super-exchange interactions ...
    • Is the Taxable Income Elasticity Sufficient to Calculate Deadweight Loss? The Implications of Evasion and Avoidance 

      Chetty, Nadarajan (American Economic Association, 2009)
      Martin Feldstein's (1999) widely used taxable income formula for deadweight loss assumes the marginal social cost of evasion and avoidance equals the tax rate. This condition is likely to be violated in practice for two ...
    • Is the U.S. Aggregate Production Function Cobb-Douglas? New Estimates of the Elasticity of Substitution 

      Antras, Pol (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2004)
      I present new estimates of the elasticity of substitution between capital and labor using data from the private sector of the U.S. economy for the period 1948-1998. I first adopt Berndt’s (1976) specification, which ...
    • Is the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Impacting Mental Health Laws and Policies in High-Income Countries? A Case Study of Implementation in Canada 

      Hoffman, Steven J.; Sritharan, Lathika; Tejpar, Ali (BioMed Central, 2016)
      Background: Persons with psychosocial disabilities face disparate access to healthcare and social services worldwide, along with systemic discrimination, structural inequalities, and widespread human rights abuses. ...
    • Is There an Orbital Signal in the Polar Layered Deposits on Mars? 

      Perron, J. Taylor; Huybers, Peter John (Geological Society of America, 2009)
      Do the polar layered deposits on Mars reflect orbital control or stochastic variability? It is first useful to determine whether an orbital signal would be detected, even if present. An estimate of the uncertainty in the ...
    • Is this article consistent with Hinchliffe's rule? 

      Shieber, Stuart Merrill (2015)
      I demonstrate that Hinchliffe’s rule – if the title of a scholarly article is a yes-no question, the answer is “no” – is paradoxical, by providing an article whose title is a question whose answer is “no” if and only if ...
    • ISCB Ebola Award for Important Future Research on the Computational Biology of Ebola Virus 

      Karp, Peter D.; Berger, Bonnie; Kovats, Diane; Lengauer, Thomas; Linial, Michal; Sabeti, Pardis; Hide, Winston; Rost, Burkhard (Public Library of Science, 2015)
      Speed is of the essence in combating Ebola; thus, computational approaches should form a significant component of Ebola research. As for the development of any modern drug, computational biology is uniquely positioned to ...
    • ISEV position paper: extracellular vesicle RNA analysis and bioinformatics 

      Hill, Andrew F.; Pegtel, D. Michiel; Lambertz, Ulrike; Leonardi, Tommaso; O'Driscoll, Lorraine; Pluchino, Stefano; Ter-Ovanesyan, Dmitry; Nolte-‘t Hoen, Esther N.M. (Co-Action Publishing, 2013)
      Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are the collective term for the various vesicles that are released by cells into the extracellular space. Such vesicles include exosomes and microvesicles, which vary by their size and/or protein ...
    • Ising and Spin orders in Iron-Based Superconductors 

      Xu, Cenke; Mueller, Markus; Sachdev, Subir (American Physical Society, 2008)
      Motivated by recent neutron scattering experiments, we study the ordering of spins in the iron-based superconductors La(O\(_{1-x}\)F\(_x\))FeAs, assuming them in proximity to a Mott insulator in the phase diagram. The ...
    • Islam in Translation: Muslim Reform and Transnational Networks in Modern China, 1908-1957 

      Eroglu Sager, Zeyneb Hale (2016-05-19)
      This dissertation investigates Chinese Muslim (Hui) intellectual currents from the late Qing dynasty to the early years of the Communist Republic, 1908–1957. By analyzing a vast number of Muslim reformist journals, Chinese ...
    • Islamic Law and Legal Education in Modern Egypt 

      Nakissa, Aria Daniel (2013-03-08)
      This dissertation examines the transmission of Islamic legal knowledge in modern Egypt. It is based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Cairo among formally trained Islamic scholars. With governmental permission, I ...
    • Island Biogeography of Populations: An Introduced Species Transforms Survival Patterns 

      Schoener, Thomas W.; Losos, Jonathan; Spiller, David A. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005)
      Population phenomena; which provide much of the underlying basis for the theoretical structure of island biogeography, have received little direct study. We determined a key population trait-survival-in the Bahamian lizard ...
    • Island Rules Cannot be Broken 

      Köhler, Meike; Moya` -Sola, Salvador; Wrangham, Richard W. (Elsevier, 2008)
    • Islands in Sluicing in Polish 

      Szczegielniak, Adam (Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2008)
      In this paper the author claims on the basis of Polish data that: (1) Sluicing does not alleviate islands, just like VP ellipsis; (2) Ellipsis is not licensed by syntactic identity (no PF, LF Islands, or trace deletion); ...
    • Islands of Labor: Community, Conflict, and Resistance in Colonial Samoa, 1889-1919 

      Droessler, Holger (2015-05-16)
      My dissertation follows the lives and struggles of the workers of Samoa from the last decade of the nineteenth century until the end of the Great War. Drawing on a wide range of sources—from travel reports and court ...
    • Islands stretch test for measuring the interfacial fracture energy between a hard film and a soft substrate 

      Sun, Jeong-Yun; Lu, Nanshu; Oh, Kyu-Hwan; Suo, Zhigang; Vlassak, Joost J. (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2013)
      We present a technique for measuring the interfacial fracture energy, \(\Gamma_i\), between a hard thin film and a soft substrate. A periodic array of hard thin islands is fabricated on a soft substrate, which is then ...
    • The island–mainland species turnover relationship 

      Stuart, Yoel Eli; Losos, Jonathan; Algar, Adam C. (The Royal Society, 2012)
      Many oceanic islands are notable for their high endemism, suggesting that islands may promote unique assembly processes. However, mainland assemblages sometimes harbour comparable levels of endemism, suggesting that island ...
    • Ismat Chughtai, Progressive Literature and Formations of the Indo-Muslim Secular, 1911-1991 

      Jaffer, Sadaf (2015-09-08)
      This dissertation examines the life, work, and contexts of noted Urdu writer and Indian cultural critic Ismat Chughtai (1911-1991). By engaging in readings of Chughtai’s texts and contexts, this dissertation presents the ...
    • ISMB 2008 Toronto 

      Linial, Michal; Mesirov, Jill; Morrison McKay, B. J.; Rost, Burkhard (Public Library of Science, 2008)
      The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) presents the Sixteenth International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2008), to be held in Toronto, Canada, July 19–23, 2008. Now ...
    • The ISO view of Palomar-Green quasars 

      Haas, M.; Klaas, U.; Müller, S. A. H.; Bertoldi, F.; Camenzind, M.; Chini, R.; Krause, O.; Lemke, D.; Meisenheimer, K.; Richards, P. J.; Wilkes, Belinda Jane (EDP Sciences, 2003)
      Mining the ISO data archive we provide the complete ISO view of PG quasars containing 64 infrared spectral energy distributions between 5 and 200 $\mu $m. About half of the sample was supplemented by MAMBO and SCUBA ...