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June 2016
Abstracts of other articles published in refereed journals included in this issue
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis of Pallet Remanufacturing
    In Journal of Cleaner Production, March 16, 2016 (Online Reference: DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.009)

    Debjit Roy, Fabiana Tornese, Andres L. Carrano, Brian K. Thorn and Jennifer A. Pazour

    This research is the first attempt to characterize the carbon equivalent emissions associated with pallet remanufacturing operations for two repositioning scenarios (cross-docking and take-back), and under multiple levels of pallet loading and service conditions. Industry data was acquired through observation and time studies at 12 facilities in North America. Models of pallet component breakdown ...

  • Globalisation of Commodification: Legal Process Outsourcing and Indian Lawyers
    In Journal of Contemporary Asia, March 9, 2016 (Online Reference: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1157885)

    Ernesto Noronha, Premilla D’Cruz and Sarosh Kuruvilla

    Legal process outsourcing (LPO) refers to the contracting of legal work from regions where it is costly to perform, such as the US to areas where it can be performed at a significantly decreased cost. LPO has been made possible by the disaggregation of the legal processes into discrete units, each of which ...

  • Quantitative Easing and the Post-Crisis Surge in Financial Flows to Developing Countries
    In Journal of International Money and Finance, February 19, 2016 (Online Reference: DOI:10.1016/j.jimonfin.2016.02.009)

    Jamus Jerome Lim and Sanket Mohapatra

    This paper examines gross financial inflows to developing countries between 2000 and 2013, with a focus on the potential effects of quantitative easing (QE) policies in the United States and other high-income countries. We find evidence for potential transmission of QE along observable liquidity, portfolio balancing, and confidence channels. Moreover, we find that QE ...

  • Strategic Investment in Merchant Transmission: The Impact of Capacity Utilization Rules
    In Energy Policy, 85, October 2015, 455–463 (Online Reference: DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2015.03.027)

    Viswanath Pingali, Federico Boffa and Francesca Sala

    In this paper we look at the relative merits of two capacity utilization regimes in the merchant electricity transmission network: Must offer (Mo) where the entire capacity installed has to be made available for transmission and Non Must Offer (NMo) where some capacity could be withheld. We look at two specific cases: (i) ...

  • The Risk of Impoverishment in Urban Development-induced Displacement and Resettlement in Ahmedabad
    In Environment and Urbanization, 27(1), April 2015, 231-256, (Online Reference: DOI: 10.1177/0956247815569128

    Navdeep Mathur, Sejal Patel and Richard Sliuzas

    Processes of globalization and neoliberal reforms of local governance in Indian cities have created distinct patterns by reshaping the physical and social landscapes of India’s cities, triggering contestations between the privileged and the dispossessed. This paper addresses the consequences for poor households of mega-urban renewal and infrastructure projects and the processes of displacement and ...

  • Bandwidth Packing Problem with Queuing Delays: Modeling and Exact Solution Approach
    In Journal of Global Optimization, January 16, 2016, 1-32

    Sachin Jayaswal, Navneet Vidyarthi and Vikranth Babu Tirumala Chetty

    We present a more generalized model for the bandwidth packing problem with queuing delays under congestion than available in the extant literature. The problem, under Poison call arrivals and general service times, is set up as a network of spatially distributed independent M/G/1 queues. We further present two exact solution approaches to solve the ...

  • Expansion and Welfare in Microfinance: A Screening Model
    In Economic Modelling, 53, December 4, 2015, 1-7 (Online Reference: DOI:10.1016/j.econmod.2015.11.012)

    Viswanath Pingali and Ratul Lahkar

    The expansion of microfinance has triggered concerns of rising indebtedness, and higher default and interest rates. Using a screening model, we show that even if interest and default rates increase due to expansion, borrower welfare may improve. This is because: (i) all borrowers previously denied credit can obtain loans, and (ii) screening costs ...

  • Probabilistic Variable Precision Fuzzy Rough Sets
    In IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 24(1), February 2016, 29 – 39, (Online Reference: DOI: 10.1109/TFUZZ.2015.2426204)

    Manish Aggarwal

    In the real world, we often encounter varying membership grades due to varying information source values. The fuzzy rough set model is refurbished to develop probabilistic variable precision fuzzy rough set (P-VP-FRS) to deal with this imprecision. The main inspiration behind the proposed P-VP-FRS is our inability to precisely represent the imprecision, which necessitates ...

  • Representing Uncertainty with Information Sets
    In IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 24(1), February 2016, 1-15(Online Reference: 10.1109/TFUZZ.2015.2417593)

    Manish Aggarwal and Madasu Hanmandlu

    We develop new methods for the representation of uncertainty in the granularized information source values by making use of the entropy framework in the possibilistic domain. An information-theoretic entropy function is used to map the information source values to information (entropy) values. We term a collection of such information values as an information set. ...

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