Money And Monetary Policy In The Eurozone: An Empirical Analysis During Crises, 2016 Bank of Israel
Money And Monetary Policy In The Eurozone: An Empirical Analysis During Crises, Jonathan Benchimol, André Fourçans
French Economic Stagnation, 2016 University of Puget Sound
French Economic Stagnation, Karina Vasavada
This analysis explores the reasons behind French economic stagnation and discusses why this stagnant state is seemingly irrevocable. Based on a detailed look at the economic regime changes, market restructuring, and the resultant policy direction changes in France starting post-World War II, I contend that the reason for France’s current economic stagnation was their decision to join the EU, resulting in the shift away from dirigisme, a government interventionist economic approach, and toward a market oriented economy. While this assertion goes against the prevalent economic assumption that the market can efficiently govern itself, given the trajectory of the French ...
Delivering In Nairobi-And After, 2016 United Nations ESCAP
Delivering In Nairobi-And After, Andrea Spear, Mia Mikic
The Political, Economic And Societal Challenges Encountered By Public School Systems In Developing Countries, 2016 University of Pennsylvania
The Political, Economic And Societal Challenges Encountered By Public School Systems In Developing Countries, Priyadarshani Joshi
Workplace Deviance And Recession, 2016 Kennesaw State University
Workplace Deviance And Recession, Aniruddha Bagchi, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay
We examine the relationship between the incidence of workplace deviance (on-the-job crime) and the state of the economy. A worker's probability of future employment depends on whether she has been deviant as well as on the availability of jobs. Using a two period model we show that the net impact on deviant behavior to changes in unemployment can go either way depending upon the nature of the equilibrium. Two kinds of equilibria are possible. In one, a non-deviant's probability of being employed increases as expected market conditions improve which lowers the incentive to be a deviant. In contrast ...
Can Capital-Energy Substitution Foster Economic Growth?, 2016 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Can Capital-Energy Substitution Foster Economic Growth?, Itziar Lazkano, Linh Pham
Better Work And Global Governance, 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York
Better Work And Global Governance, Paul Alois
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)
This dissertation is a case study of Better Work, a program run by the International Labor Organization and the International Finance Corporation. It aims to improve working conditions and productivity in the apparel industry. The purpose of this case study is to examine the role that international organizations can play in global governance. The research presented here comes from interviews, document analysis, and an examination of quantitative data on factories’ working conditions. In-person interviews were conducted in the United States, Switzerland, Vietnam, and Indonesia; many phone interviews took place with individuals in other countries. Both publicly available documents and internal ...
The Effect Of Health Information Technology On Hospital Quality Of Care, 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York
The Effect Of Health Information Technology On Hospital Quality Of Care, Ruirui Sun
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)
Health Information Technology (Health IT) is designed to store patients’ records safely and clearly, to reduce input errors and missing records, and to make communications more efficiently. Concerned with the relatively lower adoption rate among the US hospitals compared to most developed countries, the Bush Administration set up the Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in 2006 to mandate the Health IT implementation with $25.9 billion subsidies to eligible hospitals starting 2009. Underlying the huge subsidy is the belief that Health IT can reduce hospital cost by improving efficiency and quality, and can help reduce total health ...
Induced Uncertainty, Market Price Of Risk, And The Dynamics Of Consumption And Wealth, 2016 The University of Hong Kong
Induced Uncertainty, Market Price Of Risk, And The Dynamics Of Consumption And Wealth, Yulei Luo, Eric R. Young
Preferential Trade Agreements And Quality Of Government In Sub-Saharan Africa, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi
Preferential Trade Agreements And Quality Of Government In Sub-Saharan Africa, Sharon Camara
Objectives. Sub-Saharan African (SSA) nations have made concerted attempts at economic integration and openness with use of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) beginning in the latter half of the 1990s. These changes could result in increases in trade and growth. The World Bank’s Good Governance indicators are designed to assess the quality of institutions in a given country. The objective is to assess the impact of PTAs and Good Governance indicators on trade in SSA nations. Methods. Data on trade y was generated based on exports defined by the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Direction of Trade statistics, and both ...
Climate Change, Water Supply, And Agriculture In The Arid Western United States: Eighty Years Of Agricultural Census Observations From Idaho, Zeynep K. Hansen, Scott Lowe, Wenchao Xu
As the population and agricultural development in the U.S. expanded west throughout the 20th century, major water infrastructure projects were initiated in order to meet irrigation demand and to reduce the risk and uncertainty associated with highly variable water supplies.2 Agriculture in the arid and semi-arid western U.S. is particularly vulnerable to variability in water supply, and has evolved to rely heavily on major water infrastructure projects.3 In 2007, of the 57 million acres of irrigated cropland and pastureland in the U.S., nearly three-quarters was in the 17 western-most contiguous states; in 2008, irrigated ...
Determinants Of Seat Belt Use: Regression Analysis With Fars Data Corrected For Self-Selection, 2016 University of Louisville
Determinants Of Seat Belt Use: Regression Analysis With Fars Data Corrected For Self-Selection, Frank Goetzke, Samia Islam
We develop a methodology to use FARS data as an alternative to NOPUS in estimating seat belt usage. The advantages of using FARS over NOPUS are that (i) FARS is broader because it contains more variables relevant for policy analysis, (ii) FARS allows for easy multivariate regression analysis, and, finally, (iii) FARS data is more cost-effective. Methodology: We apply a binary logit model in our analysis to determine the likelihood of seat belt usage given various occupant, vehicle, and built environment characteristics. Using FARS data, we derive coefficient estimates for categories such as vehicle occupants' age and night time seat ...
Tax Increment Financing: A Tool For Growth In Grapevine, Texas, 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Tax Increment Financing: A Tool For Growth In Grapevine, Texas, Nathaniel C. Chadwick
Political Science Undergraduate Honors Theses
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has become an increasingly popular tool for economic development used by state and local governments. The legislation enabling TIF and its consequences vary greatly between states, causing some controversy. Through a case study based in the City of Grapevine, Texas, this research analyzes factors influencing TIF districts and their effectiveness in achieving their respective goals.
The Microfinance Industry In Bolivia, 2016 University of Arkansas
The Microfinance Industry In Bolivia, Jorge J. Eguino
Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses
In the international context, and particularly in Bolivia, microfinance and microcredit have been the subject of innumerable analyses. The arguments rely on the attributions of these two ways of intervention in financial services, as well as their impact with respect to poverty, their input, and their incidence on economic growth. Bolivia has contributed to the debate in these fields due to its experience with the microfinance system and its relevance to the country’s economy.
The purpose of this project is to describe the process of development and consolidation of the microfinance system in Bolivia. From a description to an ...
Corporate Responsibility In Peace Building, Conflict Prevention And Development: The Role Of The Mining Sector In Ghana, 2016 University of Cape Coast
Corporate Responsibility In Peace Building, Conflict Prevention And Development: The Role Of The Mining Sector In Ghana, Abdul Karim Issifu
Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science
This article seeks to explore the role of the mining sector in peace building, conflict prevention and community development in Ghana. After thoroughly reviewing secondary data, including articles, books, journals, newspapers, etc., via critical document review and qualitative research approaches the research found that, there is no legal document on CSR in Ghana, yet mining companies in a free will, have executed CSR programs laying down for peace, security and development in the country. More so, this article provides a theoretical support for the Integrative theory of CSR on the basis that, the socio-economic, political, cultural and environmental needs of ...
Remittances As Contributor To Risk Management And Poverty Reduction In Grenada, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi
Remittances As Contributor To Risk Management And Poverty Reduction In Grenada, Dianne Jntl Rosemary Forte
A Small Island Development States (SIDS) viewpoint is underrepresented in the existing migration literature. That perspective is necessary because SIDS geography creates a unique set of social and economic circumstances that predisposes small states to high vulnerability to external shocks from environmental events and influences emigration decision making. Like other SIDS, Grenada is characterized by small land mass, small population, limited opportunities for productive labor, and limited resources to efficiently support all the requirements of modern institutions. This has resulted in high levels of emigration and a pattern of circularity as Grenadian households make rational decisions to manage risk and ...
Sustaining Economic Growth And The Infrastructure Investment System: Analysis For Underdeveloped Nations, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi
Sustaining Economic Growth And The Infrastructure Investment System: Analysis For Underdeveloped Nations, Bruce R. Lotarski
The idea of infrastructure investment brings a variety of economic considerations, development factors, and policy making. This dissertation analyzes the direct effects of investments in infrastructure on sustaining economic growth for underdeveloped countries. Numerous countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia are evaluated to see if increased trade with the potential and effects of infrastructure investments will increase GDP and sustain growth (Barro 1998, Romer 1998, UNCTAD 2002, Barro 2003, Paus 2005, the World Bank 2012, Carew 2014). Investments in a nation’s basic infrastructures such as road networks, communication systems, institutional infrastructures, and literacy directly affect a nation’s ...
The Urban Density Premium Across Establishments, 2016 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Urban Density Premium Across Establishments, R. Jason Faberman, Matthew Freedman
The Effect Of Medicare Eligibility On Spousal Insurance Coverage, 2016 Middle Tennessee State University
The Effect Of Medicare Eligibility On Spousal Insurance Coverage, Marcus Dillender, Karen Mulligan
Your Friends And Neighbors: Localized Economic Development And Criminal Activity, 2016 Drexel University