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Mental Health And Employment Transitions, Carole Gresenz, Roland Sturm Jan 2013

Mental Health And Employment Transitions, Carole Gresenz, Roland Sturm

Roland Sturm

No abstract provided.


Does Relative Deprivation Predict The Need For Mental Health Services?, Christine Eibner, Carole Gresenz, Roland Sturm Jan 2013

Does Relative Deprivation Predict The Need For Mental Health Services?, Christine Eibner, Carole Gresenz, Roland Sturm

Roland Sturm

No abstract provided.


Culture And Prosperity: The Truth About Markets—Why Some Nations Are Rich But Most Remain Poor (Book Review), Jonathan B. Wight Dec 2004

Culture And Prosperity: The Truth About Markets—Why Some Nations Are Rich But Most Remain Poor (Book Review), Jonathan B. Wight

Economics Faculty Publications

John Kay’s latest book offers an absorbing romp through the history of economic thought in the 20th century. Kay attempts to explain the complex reality of a modern market system rather than resorting to simplistic theorizing about it. Gone are perfectly rational traders, perfectly competitive markets, incentive compatibilities, low transaction costs, informational symmetries, and no externalities. Kay highlights problems and problem solving as the ubiquitous and historical strata through which markets in the West evolved.


Management Practices In A Profitable South Dakota Beef Cow-Calf Operation: A Case Study, Carol J. Cumber, Jill Pravatiner Dec 2004

Management Practices In A Profitable South Dakota Beef Cow-Calf Operation: A Case Study, Carol J. Cumber, Jill Pravatiner

Economics Commentator

No abstract provided.


Employment Guarantee For Rural India, A Ganesh-Kumar, Srijit Mishra, Manoj Panda Dec 2004

Employment Guarantee For Rural India, A Ganesh-Kumar, Srijit Mishra, Manoj Panda

Srijit Mishra

A report of a round-table discussion held in Mumbai in November 2004 on the proposed employment guarantee programme.


Why Experimental Finance?, Shyam Sunder Dec 2004

Why Experimental Finance?, Shyam Sunder

Shyam Sunder

No abstract provided.


Religious Sectarianism: Lessons To Be Learnt From Pakistan, Vikas Kumar Dec 2004

Religious Sectarianism: Lessons To Be Learnt From Pakistan, Vikas Kumar

Vikas Kumar

No abstract provided.


Local And Regional Policy Implications Of Agriculture's "Multifunctionality", Thomas L. Dobbs Dec 2004

Local And Regional Policy Implications Of Agriculture's "Multifunctionality", Thomas L. Dobbs

Economics Commentator

No abstract provided.


Cases, Regulations, And Statutes, Robert P. Achenbach Jr Dec 2004

Cases, Regulations, And Statutes, Robert P. Achenbach Jr

Agricultural Law Digest

No abstract provided.


Index To Volume 15, Nos. 1-24, Agricultural Law Digest Dec 2004

Index To Volume 15, Nos. 1-24, Agricultural Law Digest

Agricultural Law Digest

No abstract provided.


New Limits On “Reverse” Like-Kind Exchanges, Neil E. Harl Dec 2004

New Limits On “Reverse” Like-Kind Exchanges, Neil E. Harl

Agricultural Law Digest

In 2000, the Internal Revenue Service announced a safe harbor for “reverse” like-kind exchanges of eligible property.1 On July 20, 2004, the IRS narrowed the scope of the safe harbor created in 2000.2


The Economics Of Limited Liability: An Empirical Study Of New York Law Firms, Scott Baker, Kimberly D. Krawiec Dec 2004

The Economics Of Limited Liability: An Empirical Study Of New York Law Firms, Scott Baker, Kimberly D. Krawiec

ExpressO

Since the rapid rise in organizational forms for business associations, academics and practitioners have sought to explain the choice of form rationale. Each form contains its own set of default rules that inevitably get factored into this decision, including the extent to which each individual firm owner will be held personally liable for the collective debts and obligations of the firm. The significance of the differences in these default rules continues to be debated. Many commentators have advanced theories, most notably those based on unlimited liability, profit-sharing, and illiquidity, asserting that the partnership form provides efficiency benefits that outweigh any ...


Ethanol Industry Outlook, Paul Gallagher Dec 2004

Ethanol Industry Outlook, Paul Gallagher

Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference

The ethanol industry has quickly risen from obscurity to become a major user of U.S. grain. Corn consumption by ethanol processors will soon be 1.6 billion bushels or 16% of U.S. supply when plants under construction begin processing within the next year. In other words, about the same amount of corn is used for ethanol processing and exports. Iowa has shared importantly in the processing expansion, maintaining about a 30% share of national processing capacity throughout the last three decades. Accordingly, the ethanol market review and analysis of growth prospects in this paper may be useful to ...


Who Survived The Titanic? A Logistic Regression Analysis, Lonnie K. Stevans, David Gleicher Dec 2004

Who Survived The Titanic? A Logistic Regression Analysis, Lonnie K. Stevans, David Gleicher

Lonnie K. Stevans

A logistic regression analysis of an extensive data set on the Titanic passengers is presented which tests the likelihood that a Titanic passenger survived the accident--based upon passenger characteristics. The main finding is that underneath the strong overt preference afforded in the rescue by the authorities to women and children over men, there was a complex class determination of survival rates among men, on the one hand, and women and children, on the other. We hypothesize that the statistical interactions of gender and class are explained by two crucial decisions made by the ship’s authorities: 1. to encourage, and ...


Further Evidence That Legalized Abortion Lowered Crime: A Reply To Joyce, John Donohue, Steven D. Levitt Dec 2004

Further Evidence That Legalized Abortion Lowered Crime: A Reply To Joyce, John Donohue, Steven D. Levitt

John Donohue

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Legal Foundation Of Federal Land Management, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Dec 2004

Introduction To The Legal Foundation Of Federal Land Management, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Introduction to the Legal Foundation of Federal Land Management (December 1-3)

1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm

Materials prepared for the course held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado on December 1-3, 2004

Course instructors: Charles Wilkinson; Sarah Krakoff; Kathryn Mutz; Ann Morgan; Maggie Fox

Contents:

Introduction -- Agenda -- Summaries of laws -- Case studies. Travel management; Oil and gas development; Timber/fuels reduction -- How to influence agency decision makers -- Natural resource related legal and policy resources for the non-legal professional


Agenda: Introduction To The Legal Foundation Of Federal Land Management, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Dec 2004

Agenda: Introduction To The Legal Foundation Of Federal Land Management, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Introduction to the Legal Foundation of Federal Land Management (December 1-3)

Materials prepared for the course held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado on December 1-3, 2004

Course instructors: Charles Wilkinson; Sarah Krakoff; Kathryn Mutz; Ann Morgan; Maggie Fox

Contents:

Introduction -- Agenda -- Summaries of laws -- Case studies. Travel management; Oil and gas development; Timber/fuels reduction -- How to influence agency decision makers -- Natural resource related legal and policy resources for the non-legal professional


The Experience Of Financial Institutions In The Delivery Of Microcredit In The Philippines, Maria Abigail Carpio Dec 2004

The Experience Of Financial Institutions In The Delivery Of Microcredit In The Philippines, Maria Abigail Carpio

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

This paper identifies the characteristic features of the different financial market players involved in the delivery of microcredit in the Philippines and looks into their experiences in addressing the credit demand of the small-borrower market segment, particularly the microenterprise sector. This paper argues that each group of lenders, specifically commercial banks, rural banks, credit-granting NGOs, and an apex financial institution, allocates its funds by establishing its own criteria for assessing the creditworthiness of borrowers and its own mechanisms to avoid borrower default. The delivery of microcredit takes place within an environment where the different financial market players face their own ...


Foreign Exchange Risk Management Practices Of Microfinance Institution, Peter R. Crabb Dec 2004

Foreign Exchange Risk Management Practices Of Microfinance Institution, Peter R. Crabb

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

Foreign exchange risk remains a significant problem for microfinance institutions (MFIs). Many sources of potential funding for MFIs remain untapped due to the high risks of currency devaluation faced by these funding sources. Specifically, debt capital is available for MFIs but foreign exchange risk is a potential deterrent. This paper reviews current practices in the management of foreign exchange risk for and by MFIs. The advantages and disadvantages of these practices are discussed and alternative practices proposed.


Vol. 06 No. 2 Journal Of Microfinance, Journal Of Microfinance Dec 2004

Vol. 06 No. 2 Journal Of Microfinance, Journal Of Microfinance

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Microfinance Programs On Children's Education: Do The Gender Of The Borrower And The Delivery Model Matter?, Nathalie Holvoet Dec 2004

Impact Of Microfinance Programs On Children's Education: Do The Gender Of The Borrower And The Delivery Model Matter?, Nathalie Holvoet

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

This article highlights the effects particular features of microfinance programs have on childhood education. Using data from a South India household survey, the article examines how microfinance impacts schooling and literacy, how credit enters the household, and who brings it in. Regression results show that, in the case of direct bank-borrower credit delivery, it does not matter whether credit enters the household through the mother or the father. However, large differences occur when mothers obtain credit through women's groups. Analysis indicates that combined financial and social-group intermediation leads to higher educational inputs and outputs, mainly for girls. Individual interviewis ...


Realizing Mission Objectives: A Promising Approach To Measuring The Social Performance Of Microfinance Institutions, Katarzyna Pawlak, Michal Matul Dec 2004

Realizing Mission Objectives: A Promising Approach To Measuring The Social Performance Of Microfinance Institutions, Katarzyna Pawlak, Michal Matul

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

This paper proposes a new approach for measuring the social performance of microfinance institutions. The key to developing sustainable social performance measurement (SPM) systems and practices is to consider their design from the perspective of the organizational mission. The fact that the SPM system is built on the organizational mission ensures its cost-effectiveness and facilitates its institutionalization. It not only stimulates an MFI to verify the fulfilment of its social mission and to innovate in the search for optimal solutions to address development needs in a given intervention context, but it also can improve its financial condition through client segmentation ...


Scoring Arrears At A Microlender In Bolivia, Mark Schreiner Dec 2004

Scoring Arrears At A Microlender In Bolivia, Mark Schreiner

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

Can scoring models help microlenders in poor countries as much as they have helped credit-card lenders in rich countries? This paper presents a scorecard that predicts the probability that loans from a microlender in Bolivia will have arrears of 15 days or more. Although arrears in microfinance depend on many factors difficult to include in scorecards, the paper shows that inexpensive, simple-to-collect data does have some predictive power. In micro-finance, scoring will not replace loan officers, but it can flag high-risk cases and act as a cross-check on loan officers' judgment.


Front Matter, Journal Of Microfinance Dec 2004

Front Matter, Journal Of Microfinance

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

No abstract provided.


The Transformation Of The Microfinance Sector In India: Experiences, Options, And Future, M. S. Siriaram, Rajesh S. Upadhyayula Dec 2004

The Transformation Of The Microfinance Sector In India: Experiences, Options, And Future, M. S. Siriaram, Rajesh S. Upadhyayula

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

This paper discusses the growth and transformation of microfinance organizations (MFO) in India. Issues that have triggered transformation include size, diversity, sustainability, focus, and taxation. Transformation experiences in India are few. To move to the mainstream, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) choose from three popular forms of organizations: non-banking finance companies (NBFCs), banks, and cooperatives. It appears that there is no ideal path for spin-off. Regulatory changes are needed to allow MFOs to graduate to other legal forms as they grow organically. NGOs must be permitted to invest in the equity of MFOs, as is the case in Bolivia and Africa. Norms ...


Microleasing: The Grameen Bank Experience, Asif Dowla Dec 2004

Microleasing: The Grameen Bank Experience, Asif Dowla

Journal of Microfinance / ESR Review

Grameen Bank was the first microfinance institution (MFI) to introduce microleasing on a large scale. This paper provides a preliminary evaluation of Grameen's leasing program. Instead of providing a full-fledged impact assessment study, we examine the terms and conditions of the leasing program and evaluate its success in terms of outreach, repayment rate, and asset ownership.Analysis of program level data shows that the program is successful in terms of outreach and repayment performance. Through the program, poor men and women have become owners of power tillers, power looms, shallow machines, cellular phones, and even computers. The success of ...


Macroeconomic Monetary Policy And Sub-Macroeconomic Impacts: Evaluation Across Eras, Christopher Douglas Kauffman Dec 2004

Macroeconomic Monetary Policy And Sub-Macroeconomic Impacts: Evaluation Across Eras, Christopher Douglas Kauffman

Doctoral Dissertations

This study examines the impacts of monetary policy on regions of the United States. The purpose is to show how monetary policy decisions affect the average economy relative to disaggregate components, and to examine the effects over different periods. This will provide broader insight into the workings of the economy beyond the aggregate impacts, and should add a significant amount of information to the current literature on regional monetary effects. To allow for endogeneity between variables, the vector autoregression (VAR) method is used. Impulse response functions (IRFs) are derived to show dynamic responses of regions to a monetary policy shock ...


The Regional Capacity And Possible Expansion Of Holloman Afb, New Mexico: 2004, David A. Schauer, Dennis L. Soden, Brent Mccune, David Coronado Dec 2004

The Regional Capacity And Possible Expansion Of Holloman Afb, New Mexico: 2004, David A. Schauer, Dennis L. Soden, Brent Mccune, David Coronado

IPED Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Appendix D: The Econometric Analysis Of The Benefits Of School-Based Mentoring, Amanda Bayer Dec 2004

Appendix D: The Econometric Analysis Of The Benefits Of School-Based Mentoring, Amanda Bayer

Economics Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Rhode Island Current Conditions Index -- December 2004, Leonard Lardaro Dec 2004

Rhode Island Current Conditions Index -- December 2004, Leonard Lardaro

The Rhode Island Current Conditions Index

No abstract provided.