Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

University of Texas at El Paso

Series

Discipline
Keyword
Publication Year
Publication
File Type

Articles 1 - 30 of 2172

Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Prospector, November 3, 2020, Utep Student Publications Nov 2020

The Prospector, November 3, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Public Health Crisis Trickles to UTEP


Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, November, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness Nov 2020

Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, November, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness

Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


The Prospector, October 21, 2020, Utep Student Publications Oct 2020

The Prospector, October 21, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Jill Biden Visits El Paso


The Prospector, October 6, 2020, Utep Student Publications Oct 2020

The Prospector, October 6, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Climate Activists Protest Proposed Fracking Plant for Northeast El Paso


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 10, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana Oct 2020

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 10, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, October, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness Oct 2020

Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, October, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness

Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


The Prospector, September 22, 2020, Utep Student Publications Sep 2020

The Prospector, September 22, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Volunteer Work Continues Remotely Amid Pandemic


The Prospector, September 8, 2020, Utep Student Publications Sep 2020

The Prospector, September 8, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Students Face Uncertain Job Market


Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, September, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness Sep 2020

Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, September, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness

Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 9, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana Sep 2020

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 9, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Need For Diversity In Elected Decision-Making Bodies: Economics-Related Analysis, Nguyen Ngoc Thach, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich Aug 2020

Need For Diversity In Elected Decision-Making Bodies: Economics-Related Analysis, Nguyen Ngoc Thach, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich

Departmental Technical Reports (CS)

On a qualitative level, everyone understands the need to have diversity in elected decision-making bodies, so that the viewpoint of each group be properly taken into account. However, when only the usual economic criteria are used in this election -- e.g., in the election of company's board -- the resulting bodies often under-represent some groups (e.g., women). A frequent way to remedy this situation is to artificially enforce diversity instead of strictly following purely economic criteria. In this paper, we show the current seeming contradiction between economics and diversity is caused by the imperfection of the use economic models ...


Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, August, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness Aug 2020

Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, August, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness

Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


The Prospector, August 12, 2020, Utep Student Publications Aug 2020

The Prospector, August 12, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: College in the Age of Coronavirus


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 8, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana Aug 2020

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 8, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


How Can Econometrics Help Fight The Covid'19 Pandemic?, Kevin Alvarez, Vladik Kreinovich Jul 2020

How Can Econometrics Help Fight The Covid'19 Pandemic?, Kevin Alvarez, Vladik Kreinovich

Departmental Technical Reports (CS)

The current pandemic is difficult to model -- and thus, difficult to control. In contrast to the previous epidemics whose dynamics was smooth and well described by the existing models, the statistics of the current pandemic is highly oscillating. In this paper, we show that these oscillations can be explained if we take into account the disease's long incubation period -- as a result of which our control measures are determined by outdated data, showing number of infected people two weeks ago. To better control the pandemic, we propose to use the experience of economics, where also the effect of different ...


Why Quadratic Log-Log Dependence Is Ubiquitous And What Next, Sean R. Aguilar, Vladik Kreinovich, Uyen Pham Jul 2020

Why Quadratic Log-Log Dependence Is Ubiquitous And What Next, Sean R. Aguilar, Vladik Kreinovich, Uyen Pham

Departmental Technical Reports (CS)

In many real-life situations ranging from financial to volcanic data, growth is described either by a power law -- which is linear in log-log scale, or by a quadratic dependence in the log-log scale. In this paper, we use natural scale invariance requirement to explain the ubiquity of such dependencies. We also explain what should be a reasonable choice of the next model, if quadratic turns out to be not too accurate: it turns out that under scale invariance, the next class of models are cubic dependencies in the log-log scale, then fourth order dependencies, etc.


Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, July, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness Jul 2020

Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, July, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness

Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 7, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana Jul 2020

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 7, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast, Volume 23, Number 3, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate Jul 2020

Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast, Volume 23, Number 3, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Decision Making Under Interval Uncertainty Revisited, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, Uyen Pham Jun 2020

Decision Making Under Interval Uncertainty Revisited, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, Uyen Pham

Departmental Technical Reports (CS)

In many real-life situations, we do not know the exact values of the expected gain corresponding to different possible actions, we only have lower and upper bounds on these gains -- i.e., in effect, intervals of possible gain values. How can we made decisions under such interval uncertainty? In this paper, we show that natural requirements lead to a 2-parametric family of possible decision-making strategies.


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 6, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana Jun 2020

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 6, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Regional Household Economic Stress And Retail Sales Fluctuations, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Ana P. Gutierrez-Zubiate May 2020

Regional Household Economic Stress And Retail Sales Fluctuations, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Ana P. Gutierrez-Zubiate

Departmental Papers (E & F)

Economic stress indices are used to monitor business cycle conditions in several regions.Although the deployment of these tools is spreading, there have been relatively few efforts to empirically assess the performance of these gauges, especially at the regional level.This study takes advantage of one such index that is published monthly and has more than 15 years of historical data.Results obtained confirm an inverse relationship between household economic duress and retail sales activity, but it is not found to be statistically reliable over the long-run.Deviations from equilibrium are found to last for 142 months.More relevantly, a ...


The Prospector, May 5, 2020, Utep Student Publications May 2020

The Prospector, May 5, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: Congratulations Graduates


Economics Of Reciprocity And Temptation, Laxman Bokati, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, Nguyen Ngoc Thach May 2020

Economics Of Reciprocity And Temptation, Laxman Bokati, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, Nguyen Ngoc Thach

Departmental Technical Reports (CS)

Behavioral economics has shown that in many situations, people's behavior differs from what is predicted by simple traditional utility-maximization economic models. It is therefore desirable to be able to accurately describe people's actual behavior. In some cases, the difference from the traditional models is caused by bounded rationality -- our limited ability to process information and to come up with a truly optimal solutions. In such cases, predicting people's behavior is difficult. In other cases, however, people actually optimize -- but the actual expression for utility is more complicated than in the traditional models. In such case, it is ...


Commonsense Explanations Of Sparsity, Zipf Law, And Nash's Bargaining Solution, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, Kittawit Autchariyapanitkul May 2020

Commonsense Explanations Of Sparsity, Zipf Law, And Nash's Bargaining Solution, Olga Kosheleva, Vladik Kreinovich, Kittawit Autchariyapanitkul

Departmental Technical Reports (CS)

As econometric models become more and more accurate and more and more mathematically complex, they also become less and less intuitively clear and convincing. To make these models more convincing, it is desirable to supplement the corresponding mathematics with commonsense explanations. In this paper, we provide such explanation for three economics-related concepts: sparsity (as in LASSO), Zipf's Law, and Nash's bargaining solution.


Borderplex Pandemic Monitor, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton May 2020

Borderplex Pandemic Monitor, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 5, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana May 2020

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 4, Number 5, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton, Ana Gutierrez Zubiate, Ignacio Santana

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


The Prospector, April 23, 2020, Utep Student Publications Apr 2020

The Prospector, April 23, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: UTEP Conducts COVID-19 Vaccine Research


The Prospector, April 7, 2020, Utep Student Publications Apr 2020

The Prospector, April 7, 2020, Utep Student Publications

The Prospector

Headline: UTEP Names New Provost


How To Explain The Anchoring Formula In Behavioral Economics, Laxman Bokati, Vladik Kreinovich, Chon Van Le Apr 2020

How To Explain The Anchoring Formula In Behavioral Economics, Laxman Bokati, Vladik Kreinovich, Chon Van Le

Departmental Technical Reports (CS)

According to the traditional economics, the price that a person is willing to pay for an item should be uniquely determined by the value that this person will get from this item, it should not depend, e.g., on the asking price proposed by the seller. In reality, the price that a person is willing to pay does depend on the asking price; this is known as the anchoring effect. In this paper, we provide a natural justification for the empirical formula that describes this effect.