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Professional Development Needs Of Utah State University Extension Professionals, Callahan K. Ward 2018 Utah State University

Professional Development Needs Of Utah State University Extension Professionals, Callahan K. Ward

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Many Utah State University (USU) Extension personnel are nearing retirement age. The purpose of this study was to identify professional development needs of Extension professionals and assess USU Extension by evaluating competencies essential to be a successful Extension professional. USU Extension can conduct more beneficial professional development training by using identified high priority competencies and improve the on boarding process for new Extension professionals. With improvements as suggested, the effectiveness of professional development could be enhanced and produce Extension professionals who work more efficiently and are committed to the success of USU Extension.


Principles Of Microeconomics (Ga Southern), Constantin Ogloblin, John Brown, John King, William Levernier 2018 Georgia Southern University

Principles Of Microeconomics (Ga Southern), Constantin Ogloblin, John Brown, John King, William Levernier

Business Administration, Management, and Economics Grants Collections

This Grants Collection for Principles of Microeconomics was created under a Round Eight ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Affordable Learning Georgia Grants Collections are intended to provide faculty with the frameworks to quickly implement or revise the same materials as a Textbook Transformation Grants team, along with the aims and lessons learned from project teams during the implementation process.

Documents are in .pdf format, with a separate .docx (Word) version available for download. Each collection contains the following materials:

  • Linked Syllabus
  • Initial Proposal
  • Final Report


Equity Culture And Decent Work: The Case Of Amazon (2017), Marcy Murninghan 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Equity Culture And Decent Work: The Case Of Amazon (2017), Marcy Murninghan

New England Journal of Public Policy

Every year, publicly traded companies hold annual meetings at which management presents a summary of the year’s accomplishments and shareholders vote on a slate of ballot issues, referred to as “proxy resolutions,” that are placed there by either management or shareholders. As in public life, in theory this form of corporate governance relies on a division of authority and checks and balances among shareholders, the board of directors, and company management. In theory, shareholders function much like registered voters, boards serve as their elected representatives, and management operates much like the executive branch to carry out the mandates accorded ...


Corporate Civic Responsibility And The Ownership Agenda: Investing In The Public Good (1994), Marcy Murninghan 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Corporate Civic Responsibility And The Ownership Agenda: Investing In The Public Good (1994), Marcy Murninghan

New England Journal of Public Policy

This article seeks to provoke broader public discussion about ways in which human and ecologic dignity, prosperity, and the civic ideal can be advanced through a revitalized and principled ownership agenda that features greater levels of corporate accountability and civic virtue. It draws from portions of what then was called an “Occasional Paper,” part of a series emanating from the early days of the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. Written in 1994, it introduces a new paradigm for corporate governance called the “corporate covenant,” which casts ownership within the framework of citizenship ...


Money And Morality: Pathways Toward A Civic Stewardship Ethic (2012), Marcy Murninghan 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Money And Morality: Pathways Toward A Civic Stewardship Ethic (2012), Marcy Murninghan

New England Journal of Public Policy

Based on a plenary presentation made at the Ninth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance, held at Harvard Law School in 2010, less than two years after the 2008 financial crisis, this article argues for the restoration of ethical values and civic commitments in capitalism and economic enterprise, drawing on traditional religious, theological, and philosophical principles regarding the civic moral obligations associated with building and managing wealth. The article is divided into three main parts. It begins with an overview of reform measures emanating from the financial debacle, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and an ...


Extremal Quantile Regressions For Selection Models And The Black-White Wage Gap, Xavier D'HAULTFOEUILLE, Arnaud MAUREL, Yichong ZHANG 2018 CREST

Extremal Quantile Regressions For Selection Models And The Black-White Wage Gap, Xavier D'Haultfoeuille, Arnaud Maurel, Yichong Zhang

Research Collection School Of Economics

We consider the estimation of a semiparametric sample selection model without instrument or large support regressor. Identification relies on the independence between the covariates and selection, for arbitrarily large values of the outcome. We propose a simple estimator based on extremal quantile regression and establish its asymptotic normality by extending previous results on extremal quantile regressions to allow for selection. Finally, we apply our method to estimate the black-white wage gap among males from the NLSY79 and NLSY97. We find that premarket factors such as AFQT and family background play a key role in explaining the black-white wage gap.


Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions And Deaths Related To Pain Killers?, David Powell, Rosalie Pacula, Mireille Jacobson 2018 Rand Corporation

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions And Deaths Related To Pain Killers?, David Powell, Rosalie Pacula, Mireille Jacobson

David Powell

Recent work finds that medical marijuana laws reduce the daily doses filled for opioid analgesics among Medicare Part-D and Medicaid enrollees, as well as population-wide opioid overdose deaths. We replicate the result for opioid overdose deaths and explore the potential mechanism. The key feature of a medical marijuana law that facilitates a reduction in overdose death rates is a relatively liberal allowance for dispensaries.  As states have become more stringent in their regulation of dispensaries, the protective value generally has fallen. These findings suggest that broader access to medical marijuana facilitates substitution of marijuana for powerful and addictive opioids. 


18-03 Credit_Hysteresis.Pdf, Nusrate Aziz 2018 University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus)

18-03 Credit_Hysteresis.Pdf, Nusrate Aziz

Dr. Nusrate Aziz

We investigate and find evidence for the hysteresis hypothesis in UK imports from South Asian countries, using a monthly sample data that covers 1999 to 2012. This paper finds evidence of the asymmetric effect of exchange rate volatility that ‘large’ depreciations significantly reduce UK imports from Bangladesh; however, ‘large’ appreciations do not increase the imports significantly. We also find a partial support for exchange rate hysteresis in UK imports from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We find that hysteresis can be both country- and commodity-dependent, which is largely consistent with previous empirical studies. Theoretical literature suggests that hysteresis occurs due ...


Understanding Financial Risk Through Complexity: Application To Real Time Series, Catherine Kyrtsou, Anastasios Malliaris, Christina Mikropoulou 2018 University of Macedonia, CAC, IXXI-ENS Lyon, and University of Paris 10 and Strasbourg

Understanding Financial Risk Through Complexity: Application To Real Time Series, Catherine Kyrtsou, Anastasios Malliaris, Christina Mikropoulou

A. (Tassos) Malliaris

No abstract provided.


What Is The Value Of The Ged?, Betsy Bowen, Kathryn Nantz 2018 Fairfield University

What Is The Value Of The Ged?, Betsy Bowen, Kathryn Nantz

Betsy A. Bowen

The case study of this adult learning program for low-income women in an urban environment highlights the importance of a holistic approach to literacy programs, an approach that engages not just the learner but also the learner's family and community. In such a setting, women are able to focus on their own educational attainment and also build the life skills and self-esteem required for success in any academic program. In such a setting, women attain literacy and life skills that will enable them to achieve both economic and noneconomic successes that are important to them as individuals and to ...


Measuring Health Outcomes Of Uncovered Employment: A Study Of Income, Social Mobility, Equality, And Health Indicators In An Under-Looked Segment Of The Labor Force, Zakariya Kmir 2018 University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Measuring Health Outcomes Of Uncovered Employment: A Study Of Income, Social Mobility, Equality, And Health Indicators In An Under-Looked Segment Of The Labor Force, Zakariya Kmir

Undergraduate Economic Review

Economists have strongly supported the idea that unemployment causes many undesirable health outcomes. However, how does belonging to a different sector of employment tied closely to changes in minimum wage and inflation relate to overall health? To properly understand the numerical significance of health disparities in the uncovered sector of employment, this research is targeted at quantifying the relationship between the insured and non-insured within the uncovered sector. By substantiating the existence of severe health disparities as a function of the labor force dynamic, this research subsequently estimates the amount of inefficiency and negative health outcomes in the US economy ...


Is There Really A Foreign Language Premium In Canada?: Evaluating The Foreign Language Effect On Canadian Wages, Peter C. Ki 2018 University of British Columbia

Is There Really A Foreign Language Premium In Canada?: Evaluating The Foreign Language Effect On Canadian Wages, Peter C. Ki

Undergraduate Economic Review

Given the debates on whether knowing a foreign language has a positive or negative effect on wages, there is little or no research conducted on how it fares in Canada, despite extensive studies on French and English. Using the Public Use Microdata Files of the 2011 National Household Survey by Statistics Canada, I find a 2.84% wage penalty for Canadians who know a foreign language and an even greater penalty for Canadians who use these languages at work. I proceed to decompose the results by language and occupation to find varying results. I also attempt to use a religion ...


Technology And Occupations In Business Cycles, Mario Pianta, Valeria Cirillo, Leopoldo Nascia 2018 Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo

Technology And Occupations In Business Cycles, Mario Pianta, Valeria Cirillo, Leopoldo Nascia

Mario Pianta

Building on studies on the impact of the Great Recession on the occupational and skill structure of employment, this article investigates developments over the last business cycle (2002-2007 and 2007-2011) in 38 manufacturing and service industries of five major European countries (Germany, France, Spain, Italy and United Kingdom). We analyze how technology, education and wages have shaped the evolution of four professional groups - Managers, Clerks, Craft and Manual workers – defined on the basis of ISCO classes. During the upswing in manufacturing industries all professional groups except managers have experienced job losses, while new jobs in services have followed a pattern ...


Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity With Development, Luca Maria Pesando, Andrés F. Castro, Liliana Andriano, Julia A. Behrman, Francesco Billari, Christiaan Monden, Frank Furstenberg, Hans-Peter Kohler 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity With Development, Luca Maria Pesando, Andrés F. Castro, Liliana Andriano, Julia A. Behrman, Francesco Billari, Christiaan Monden, Frank Furstenberg, Hans-Peter Kohler

Population Center Working Papers (PSC/PARC)

This paper provides a broad empirical overview of the relationship between family change and socio-economic development drawing on 30+ years of Demographic and Health Survey data from 3.5 million respondents across 84 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We conduct two sets of analyses. First, we document global and regional-level associations between the Human Development Index (HDI) and novel indicators reflecting multidimensional family change. Second, we use methods from the growth convergence literature to examine whether – and in which domains – there is evidence of cross-country convergence in family indicators over levels of development. We show that families in LMICs have ...


Classifying And Comparing Hospital-To-Community Care Transition Strategies In Real-World Settings: Lessons From Project Achieve, Glen P. Mays, Mark V. Williams, Jing Li 2018 University of Kentucky

Classifying And Comparing Hospital-To-Community Care Transition Strategies In Real-World Settings: Lessons From Project Achieve, Glen P. Mays, Mark V. Williams, Jing Li

Glen Mays

Project ACHIEVE examines the comparative effectiveness of care transition programs designed to help hospitalized patients and their caregivers navigate successfully back to home and community settings. Supported by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), ACHIEVE compares the strategies implemented in care settings across the U.S., giving special attention to the needs, preferences, and experiences of patients and caregivers. In this session we share results from ACHIEVE's retrospective analysis that classifies and compares care transition strategies in use in more than 400 hospitals and care settings across the U.S. Using five years of Medicare claims data, we ...


Overqualification Among Aboriginal Workers In Canada, Jungwee Park 2018 Statistics Canada

Overqualification Among Aboriginal Workers In Canada, Jungwee Park

The International Indigenous Policy Journal

This study examines education, employment, and the extent to which adult Aboriginal workers (aged 25-64) were overqualified for their jobs compared to non-Aboriginal workers. Data are from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) including 415,115 Aboriginal workers and 13,301,610 non-Aboriginal workers. Aboriginal workers with higher levels of education (bachelor degree or higher) were less likely to be overqualified than their non-Aboriginal counterparts; but Aboriginal workers with lower levels of education (less than university level) were more likely to be overqualified than non-Aboriginal workers. This study also highlights differences in overqualification by field of study: Among Aboriginal workers ...


Optimal Incentives In A Principal–Agent Model With Endogenous Technology, Marco A. Marini, Paolo Polidori, Désirée Teobaldelli, Davide Ticchi 2018 Sapienza University of Rome

Optimal Incentives In A Principal–Agent Model With Endogenous Technology, Marco A. Marini, Paolo Polidori, Désirée Teobaldelli, Davide Ticchi

Davide Ticchi

One of the standard predictions of the agency theory is that more incentives can be given to agents with lower risk aversion. In this paper, we show that this relationship may be absent or reversed when the technology is endogenous and projects with a higher efficiency are also riskier. Using a modified version of the Holmstrom and Milgrom’s framework, we obtain that lower agent’s risk aversion unambiguously leads to higher incentives when the technology function linking efficiency and riskiness is elastic, while the risk aversion–incentive relationship can be positive when this function is rigid.


Space Of Hmiltonian Circuits, Lester G. Telser 2018 University of Chicago

Space Of Hmiltonian Circuits, Lester G. Telser

Lester G Telser

Coalitions in this essay on core theory are Hamiltonian circuits formed by the vertexes and selected arrows in an odd m-polygon. The utility of circuits can be shown in a proof by contradiction. A hierarchy has no circuits. Without circuits there is no feedback. With circuits there is feedback. It follows that circuits are important. This essay describes how to make circuits for the pentagon, septagon and nonagon. It includes tables of these circuits arranged by their size useful for study of rivalry among circuits as coalitions. It also shows their main partitions and how to handle complications arising from ...


Industrial Output Fluctuations In Developing Countries: General Equilibrium Consequences Of Agricultural Productivity Shocks, Iona Hyojung LEE 2018 Singapore Management University

Industrial Output Fluctuations In Developing Countries: General Equilibrium Consequences Of Agricultural Productivity Shocks, Iona Hyojung Lee

Research Collection School Of Economics

This paper shows that a negative shock to agricultural productivity may increase food prices, and labor and capital can move away from manufacturing into agriculture to meet the subsistence requirement for food. This effect depends on income levels and openness to trade. Using annual manufacturing data and rainfall shocks as the instrument for crop yields (proxy for agricultural productivity), I find that an exogenous decline in yield decreases manufacturing output as well as employment and capital investment in manufacturing. Overall, crop yield variation can explain up to 44% of industrial output fluctuations in developing countries (rainfall shocks cause 31% of ...


Supplemental Readings And Practice Problems For "What Counts And What Gets Counted", Jeremiah Bentley 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Supplemental Readings And Practice Problems For "What Counts And What Gets Counted", Jeremiah Bentley

Accounting Educational Materials

“What Counts and What Gets Counted” (Bloomfield 2016)[1] is an innovative way of teaching managerial accounting. The 1st edition of the book won the 2014 Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education, and has only gotten better since then. However, the book suffers from two significant limitations. First, the book was intended primarily for MBA students, not for accounting undergrads. As a result, the book doesn’t go into sufficient depth on some of the technical topics that accounting majors need to understand. Second, the book lacks a bank of practice problems and solutions for students ...


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