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Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena 2015 SelectedWorks

Alianzas Estratégicas, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


A Business Trust For Partnerships? Early Conceptions Of Company-Related Assets In Legal Literature, And Antwerp Forensic And Commercial Practice (Later Sixteenth-Early Seventeenth Century), Dave De ruysscher 2015 SelectedWorks

A Business Trust For Partnerships? Early Conceptions Of Company-Related Assets In Legal Literature, And Antwerp Forensic And Commercial Practice (Later Sixteenth-Early Seventeenth Century), Dave De Ruysscher

Dave De ruysscher

The Antwerp example demonstrates that in the early modern period entity shielding for partnerships existed in some form by law, and that it was devised in doctrine and the practice of courts rather than in legislation. The affectation of assets for the business venture that did not entail limited liability nonetheless allowed for a some separation of personal from partnership-related goods. This innovation, which was set forth in doctrine in the early 1600s, was important in a mercantile context in which partnerships having open goals and with active partners or directors engaged in diverse business activities. Yet, according to an ...


American And British Strategies In The Competition For Energy Resources In Sub-Saharan Africa, Stefan Andreasson 2015 SelectedWorks

American And British Strategies In The Competition For Energy Resources In Sub-Saharan Africa, Stefan Andreasson

Stefan Andreasson

No abstract provided.


Slow Information Diffusion And The Inertial Behavior Of Durable Consumption, Yulei Luo, Jun Nie, Eric Young 2015 SelectedWorks

Slow Information Diffusion And The Inertial Behavior Of Durable Consumption, Yulei Luo, Jun Nie, Eric Young

Yulei Luo

This paper studies the aggregate dynamics of durable and nondurable consumption under slow information diffusion (SID) due to noisy observations and learning within the permanent income framework. We show that SID can significantly improve the model's predictions on the joint behavior of income, durable consumption, and nondurable consumption at the aggregate level. Specifically, we find that SID can significantly improve the model's predictions for: (i) smoothness in durable and nondurable consumption, (ii) autocorrelation of durable consumption, and (iii) contemporaneous correlation between durable and nondurable consumption.


Convergence In Models With Bounded Expected Relative Hazard Rates, Carlos Oyarzun, Johannes Ruf 2014 SelectedWorks

Convergence In Models With Bounded Expected Relative Hazard Rates, Carlos Oyarzun, Johannes Ruf

Carlos Oyarzun

We provide a general framework to study stochastic sequences related to an array of models in different literatures, including models of individual learning in economics, learning automata in computer sciences, social learning in marketing, and many others. In this setup, we study the asymptotic properties of a class of stochastic sequences that take values in [0,1] and satisfy a property that we call “bounded expected relative hazard rates.” We provide sufficient conditions for related sequences, which, compared to the original sequence, either move slowly or slow down over time, that yield con- vergence to one with high probability or ...


Una Politica Industriale Per L’Europa, Mario Pianta, Matteo Lucchese 2014 SelectedWorks

Una Politica Industriale Per L’Europa, Mario Pianta, Matteo Lucchese

Mario Pianta

In Europa si è tornati a parlare di politica industriale dopo una lunga fase di stagnazione che ha distrutto parte della capacità produttiva dell’Unione. L’articolo discute le attuali politiche dell’Unione e propone le linee guida di un nuovo piano industriale a livello europeo. Una nuova politica industriale potrebbe affrontare gli squilibri macroeconomici, industriali, ambientali e favorire la ripresa dei paesi della “periferia” d’Europa, i più colpiti dalla crisi.


An Economic Analysis Of Economic Inequality, John P. Huttman 2014 Western Michigan University

An Economic Analysis Of Economic Inequality, John P. Huttman

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

"Inequality is what economics should be all about," argued the late R.H. Tawney. It isn't, because concern with the patterns of distribution of wealth and income is shared with production, upon which consumption is contingent. Concentration of wealth and unequal levels of income largely reflect the patterns of returns to labor and investment in a traditional capitalist economy. Additionally, income tromfers, rationalized on other than a labor or investment compensation basis, alter the patterns of income and wealth holdings. Pronounced economic inequality, while prevalent in capitalist economies, would not seem to result from the market mechanism. Broadly based ...


Officers Of Early Republic Philadelphia Corporations, Andrew M. Schocket 2014 University of Pennsylvania

Officers Of Early Republic Philadelphia Corporations, Andrew M. Schocket

The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

A large and representative but not exhaustive compilation of the elected and appointed officers of Philadelphia-area business corporations from the 1780s through the 1830s. It includes the officers of banks, insurance companies, turnpike companies, bridge companies, canal companies, river navigation companies, and railroad companies.


Income-Based Repayment And The Public Financing Of Higher Education, John R. Brooks 2014 Georgetown University Law Center

Income-Based Repayment And The Public Financing Of Higher Education, John R. Brooks

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The growth in higher education costs has outrun inflation for decades, in part for reasons outside of an institution’s control. This has serious distributional consequences, given that higher education is a quasi-public good that should be consumed widely. Full public financing is a possible answer to the distributional and spillover problems, but the budgetary impact of doing so makes that close to politically impossible in the United States.

Except that the federal government has, to a first approximation, already created a system of public financing of higher education, paid for with progressive taxation: The Income-Based Repayment student loan program ...


Value And Cos-Effectivess Of Community Health Worker Programs: Implications For Home Care Workers, Glen P. Mays 2014 University of Kentucky

Value And Cos-Effectivess Of Community Health Worker Programs: Implications For Home Care Workers, Glen P. Mays

Glen Mays

This presentation reviews studies on the health and economic value of strategies to improve the coordination of medical care, public health, and social support services for high-need and high-risk populations. Community health worker (CHW) programs feature prominently in these strategies, particularly for rural and low-resource community settings. Home care workers have the potential to function as CHWs in many settings, and as such present powerful opportunities for scaling up CHW programs that connect medical care, public health, and social services delivery.


Study Of The Importance Of The Inclusion Of Exact Sciences In Economic Sciences Using A Scientometric Approach, Houcemeddine A. Turki 2014 SelectedWorks

Study Of The Importance Of The Inclusion Of Exact Sciences In Economic Sciences Using A Scientometric Approach, Houcemeddine A. Turki

Houcemeddine A Turki

Using a scientometric approach based on Google Scholar, this research studies the advances in the conciousness of scientific range about the dire effects of the overuse of Mathematics in Economics and the advances in the consideration of the efficiency of interdisciplinary approaches other than Mathematical Ones in solving Economic Problems. The work finished by determining that the consideration of the efficiency of interdiscipliary approaches has preceded the consciousness about the studied matter itself by using Regression Tools and Gompertz Model. This proved that the problem is in the conciousness about the matter and not the impossibility to find a complement ...


On The Economic Efficiency Of Progressive Taxation, Troy J. Scott 2014 SelectedWorks

On The Economic Efficiency Of Progressive Taxation, Troy J. Scott

Troy J. Scott

This paper suggests two mechanisms by which a progressive distribution of tax burdens may promote economic efficiency. First, a progressive tax rate structure indexed to the median income may discourage rent seeking by powerful interest groups. Second, progressive taxation favors income streams that are long-sustained over those that pay off over a shorter time span; this bias is likely to favor more socially productive activities. Consistent with these propositions, a marked retreat from progressivity for the top 0.1 percent of earners followed two decades of post-war economic expansion and preceded the productivity slowdown of the 1970s and the serial ...


Immigration, Employment Opportunities, And Criminal Behavior, Matthew Freedman, Emily Owens, Sarah Bohn 2014 SelectedWorks

Immigration, Employment Opportunities, And Criminal Behavior, Matthew Freedman, Emily Owens, Sarah Bohn

Matthew Freedman

We take advantage of provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), which granted legal resident status to long-time unauthorized residents but created new obstacles to employment for more recent immigrants, to explore how employment opportunities affect criminal behavior. Exploiting administrative data on the criminal justice involvement of individuals in San Antonio, Texas and using a difference-in-differences strategy, we find evidence of an increase in felony charges filed against residents most likely to be affected by IRCA’s employment regulations. Our results suggest a strong relationship between access to legal jobs and criminal behavior.

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Oxford Handbook: Institutional Investors In Corporate Governance, Edward B. Rock 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Oxford Handbook: Institutional Investors In Corporate Governance, Edward B. Rock

Faculty Scholarship

This chapter of the Oxford Handbook on Corporate Law and Governance examines the role of institutional investors in corporate governance and the role of regulation in encouraging institutional investors to become active stewards. I approach these topics through asking what lessons we can draw from the U.S. experience for the E.U.’s 2014 proposed amendments to the Shareholder Rights Directive.

I begin by defining the institutional investor category, and summarizing the growth of institutional investors’ equity holdings over time. I then briefly survey how institutional investors themselves are governed and how they organize share voting. This leads me ...


Cost Estimates Of Foundational Public Health Capabilities: Pilot Test Results Of An Expert Consensus Methodology, Cezar B. Mamaril, Glen Mays 2014 University of Kentucky

Cost Estimates Of Foundational Public Health Capabilities: Pilot Test Results Of An Expert Consensus Methodology, Cezar B. Mamaril, Glen Mays

Glen Mays

The Institute of Medicine's 2012 report on U.S. public health financing recommended research to identify the components and costs of a "minimum package" of public health services and foundational capabilities to be made available in every U.S. community. We present results from pilot testing of a proposed methodology for estimating the costs and resource requirements for a set of foundational public health capabilities identified by the Public Health Leadership Forum. Using pilot data from Kentucky public health settings, we estimate both current and projected costs under a range of assumptions about the resources required to fully implement ...


Wickard For The Internet? Network Neutrality After Verizon V. Fcc, Christopher S. Yoo 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Wickard For The Internet? Network Neutrality After Verizon V. Fcc, Christopher S. Yoo

Faculty Scholarship

The D.C. Circuit’s January 2014 decision in Verizon v. FCC represented a major milestone in the debate over network neutrality that has dominated communications policy for the past decade. This article analyzes the implications of the D.C. Circuit’s ruling, beginning with a critique of the court’s ruling that section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 gave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the authority to mandate some form of network neutrality. Examination of the statute’s text, application of canons of construction such as ejusdem generis and noscitur a sociis, and a perusal of the ...


Ending Failures, Showing Results, Improving Population Health:Insights From Research & Reform In The U.S., Glen P. Mays 2014 University of Kentucky

Ending Failures, Showing Results, Improving Population Health:Insights From Research & Reform In The U.S., Glen P. Mays

Glen Mays

A growing body of empirical research supports the value of aligning the delivery systems for public health, medical care, and social services for populations with shared needs and risk factors. This presentation reviews selected studies from the field of public health services & systems research (PHSSR) in the U.S. that suggest pathways for achieving greater system alignment in the Canadian context.


How Can Public Health Economics Help Health Systems Focus Upstream?, Glen P. Mays 2014 University of Kentucky

How Can Public Health Economics Help Health Systems Focus Upstream?, Glen P. Mays

Glen Mays

Research on the health and economic impact of public health strategies can help newly evolving health care delivery systems focus on upstream health determinants and make evidence-informed decisions about resource allocation across the prevention-treatment spectrum. Examples from research underway in the U.S. have particular relevance for Canada's evolving regional health authorities and their integrated approaches to medical care and public health delivery.


Into The Looking Glass Of West African Transformation, Arianna Velez 2014 La Salle University

Into The Looking Glass Of West African Transformation, Arianna Velez

The Histories

Africa as a subject of study is often divided into sections that share similar characteristics due to its long and complex history. West Africa has a long history that allows it to be studied from various points of view, in this case being examined in terms of changes. Over the course of less than three centuries, West Africa went from being a self-sufficient region with wealthy areas to being dependent on imports, outside resources, and aid. During this transition, there is a remarkable change in the institutions (such as religion, economy, and the family), class and gender roles, and ultimately ...


Tougher Than Rocket Science, Or Just Messier? Using Research To Improveu.S. Public Health Delivery, Glen P. Mays 2014 University of Kentucky

Tougher Than Rocket Science, Or Just Messier? Using Research To Improveu.S. Public Health Delivery, Glen P. Mays

Glen Mays

Advances in the field of public health services & systems research (PHSSR) are incorporating complexity in theory and methods to derive strong inferences about the health and economic effects attributable to public health strategies. Opportunities for comparative international research in Canada and the U.S. promise to strengthen these avenues of inquiry.


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