Targeted Advertising, Platform Competition And Privacy, 2017 KVL Economic Policy Research
Targeted Advertising, Platform Competition And Privacy, Henk L.M. Kox, Bas Straathof, Gijsbert Zwart
Henk LM Kox
Global Climate Policywill Have Net Benefits Larger Than Anyone Thinks (And Welfare Gains, Strangely, Are Likely To Be Much Larger Yet), 2017 University of Colorado at Boulder
Global Climate Policywill Have Net Benefits Larger Than Anyone Thinks (And Welfare Gains, Strangely, Are Likely To Be Much Larger Yet), Philip E. Graves
PHILIP E GRAVES
Effects Of The Great Recession On American Retirement Funding, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Effects Of The Great Recession On American Retirement Funding, Tanner G. Hamil
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
No abstract provided.
Caught In The Headlights: Revising The Road Kill Hypothesis Of Antebellum Illinois Bank Failures, Scott N. Clayman, Scott Deacle, Andrew J. Economopoulos
Business and Economics Faculty Publications
Illinois had a dismal free banking experience, with over 80% of its free banks failing by the start of the Civil War. Researchers agree that a dramatic change in bond prices was the catalyst, and some have shown that the riskiest banks, ex ante, were the most likely to fail. This study examines how Illinois free banks adjusted their portfolios in the face of increased political and financial risks prior to Abraham Lincoln’s election as president. Lincoln’s nomination in May 1860 and the Democratic Party schism in June 1860 raised the likelihood of secession and the potential for ...
The Design Of An Instrument To Assess Clinical Laboratories Efficacy Post Implementation Of The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, 2017 University of Southern Mississippi
The Design Of An Instrument To Assess Clinical Laboratories Efficacy Post Implementation Of The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, Harry Mcdonald Jr.
The healthcare system in the United States has undergone substantial changes in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). On March 23, 2010, the implementation of the new healthcare law brought universal healthcare access to all Americans, while attempting to increase quality and decrease medical costs. The new law promotes more of a quality-focused, outcome-based model rather than a pay-for-fee service model; thus, moving the paradigm from infrequent to preemptive healthcare. The PPACA postulates as the only way to achieve cost savings while increasing quality and access. Never before has there been such an extensive change to ...
Essays On The Economics Of Energy And Transportation, 2017 Utah State University
Essays On The Economics Of Energy And Transportation, Ryan N. Barnes
All Graduate Theses and Dissertations
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is responsible for planning, operating, and maintaining a highway network consisting of over 18,500 lane-miles of highway. In recent years the growing uncertainty about oil prices and availability has made long-range transportation planning even more challenging. Rather than relying on trend extrapolation, this study uses market mechanisms to shed light on key long-range transportation planning assumptions. In particular, this study was conducted to help WSDOT assess the likelihood that natural gas will substitute for petroleum fuels and estimate the impacts that changes in fuel prices will have on natural gas vehicle demand ...
Implementing Propensity Score Matching With Network Data: The Effect Of Gatt On Bilateral Trade, 2017 Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Implementing Propensity Score Matching With Network Data: The Effect Of Gatt On Bilateral Trade, Luca De Benedictis, Bruno Arpino, Alessandra Mattei
Luca De Benedictis
An Economic Model Of Mortality Salience In Personal Financial Decision Making: Applications To Annuities, Life Insurance, Charitable Gifts, Estate Planning, Conspicuous Consumption, And Healthcare, 2017 Texas Tech University
An Economic Model Of Mortality Salience In Personal Financial Decision Making: Applications To Annuities, Life Insurance, Charitable Gifts, Estate Planning, Conspicuous Consumption, And Healthcare, Russell N. James Iii
Journal of Financial Therapy
The study of personal mortality salience and the denial of death have a long history in psychology leading to the modern field of Terror Management Theory. However, a simple consumer utility function predicts many of the outcomes identified in experimental research in this field. Further, this economic approach explains a range of otherwise unexpected financial decision-making behaviors in areas as diverse as annuities, life insurance, charitable gifts and bequests, intra-family gifts and bequests, conspicuous consumption, and healthcare. With its relevance to such a wide range of personal financial decisions, understanding the impact of mortality salience can be particularly useful to ...
No More Starving Artists: Why The Art Market Needs A Universal Artist Resale Royalty Right, 2017 Notre Dame Law School
No More Starving Artists: Why The Art Market Needs A Universal Artist Resale Royalty Right, Allison Schten
Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law
Artists often struggle to make a living because they see profits only from the first sales of their work. Unlike other creative arts, where the creator can earn a living via sales of books or music, an artist’s product is valuable for its singularity. Droit de suite, or the artist resale royalty right, allows artists to recover a percentage of profits from resales of their work. Implementing resale royalty schemes has been a subject of controversy worldwide due to fears that the art market will relocate to areas without such additional transaction costs—but broad-scale, international implementation of droit ...
In Transition? The Struggle For Socio-Economic Justice In South Africa, 2017 Notre Dame Law School
In Transition? The Struggle For Socio-Economic Justice In South Africa, Vinodh Jaichand
Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law
Does the post-transitional justice phase of twenty-two years after the advent of freedom in South Africa provide an appropriate time to reflect on the potential realized or lost? It is argued that the planned and sustained implementation of socioeconomic rights as part of transformation is essential. Even constitutional protections of such rights yield slow progress through legal precedents and therefore may result in an incomplete transition.
Economic Evaluation Of Governor Branstad’S Water Quality Initiative, 2017 Iowa State University
Economic Evaluation Of Governor Branstad’S Water Quality Initiative, Dermot J. Hayes, Catherine L. Kling, John D. Lawrence
Governor Branstad has proposed an initiative that would significantly increase state spending on water quality. This document examines the economic costs and benefits of such a proposal. As with previous work on this topic, this economic evaluation uses the state’s Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy to measure costs and research results on water quality benefits from Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development. In doing an economic evaluation of this type, the reader should understand these important points: 1. A calculation of Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy costs with current strategies can be determined. The costs in labor ...
Putting The Heart Back In The Heartland: Regional Land Bank Initiatives For Sustainable Rural Economies, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Putting The Heart Back In The Heartland: Regional Land Bank Initiatives For Sustainable Rural Economies, Ron Johnson
Arkansas Law Review
No abstract provided.
Suppliers, Investors, And Equity Market Liberalizations, 2017 Lund University
Suppliers, Investors, And Equity Market Liberalizations, Martin Strieborny
St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report, 2017 St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald
St. Cloud Area Quarterly Business Report
St. Cloud-area businesses report a strong future outlook as the area continues to experience solid economic performance. Revised payroll data indicates St. Cloud metropolitan area employment grew at a 1.3 percent annual rate over the year ending January 2017. This is more rapid than the average annual job growth rate of 0.8 percentage point observed since 2002. The construction sector led the way with double-digit growth, followed by strong gains in the wholesale trade and educational/health sectors. The leisure/hospitality and transportation/warehousing/utilities sectors were a drag on the overall employment numbers. The leading economic indicator ...
Lumpy Cost, 2017 University of Chicago
Lumpy Cost, Lester G. Telser
Lester G Telser
Willingness To Pay For Clear Lake Cleanup, 2017 Iowa State University
Willingness To Pay For Clear Lake Cleanup, Christopher D. Azevedo, Joseph A. Herriges Sr., Catherine L. Kling
The water quality in Iowa’s lakes has been a hot topic lately. Concerns about the water quality in many of the state’s lakes have brought increased attention to the value of the lakes as a recreational resource. One lake that has experienced recent water quality problems, as well as the accompanying publicity, is Clear Lake, located in Cerro Gordo County.
Valuing Water Quality In Midwestern Lake Ecosystems, 2017 Iowa State University
Valuing Water Quality In Midwestern Lake Ecosystems, Kevin J. Egan, Joseph A. Herriges Sr., Catherine L. Kling, John A. Downing
As increased attention is focused on the issue of water quality in the state of Iowa, policymakers must grapple with the pressures of balancing federal water quality requirements, tight conservation budgets, and citizen concern for environmental preservation and restoration of Iowa’s water resources. Efforts to improve water quality typically entail significant costs, either in the form of state resources to fund cleanup efforts or private costs associated with altering land uses, farming practices, municipal treatment facility expansions, or other investments.
Research Needs And Challenges In The Few System: Coupling Economic Models With Agronomic, Hydrologic, And Bioenergy Models For Sustainable Food, Energy, And Water Systems, Catherine L. Kling, Raymond W. Arritt, Gray Calhoun, David A. Keiser, John M. Antle, Jeffery G. Arnold, Miguel Carriquiry, Indrajeet Chaubey, Peter Christensen, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Philip Gassman, William Gutowski, Thomas W. Hertel, Gerritt Hoogenboom, Elena Irwin, Madhu Khanna, Pierre Mérel, Daniel J. Phaneuf, Andrew Plantinga, Stephen Polasky, Paul Preckel, Sergey Rabotyagov, Ivan Rudik, Silvia Secchi, Aaron Smith, Andrew Vanloocke, Calvin Wolter, Jinhua Zhao, Wendong Zhang
On October 12–13, a workshop funded by the National Science Foundation was held at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa with a goal of identifying research needs related to coupled economic and biophysical models within the FEW system. Approximately 80 people attended the workshop with about half representing the social sciences (primarily economics) and the rest from the physical and natural sciences. The focus and attendees were chosen so that findings would be particularly relevant to SBE research needs while taking into account the critical connectivity needed between social sciences and other disciplines. We have identified several major gaps ...
The Optimality Of Using Marginal Land For Bioenergy Crops: Tradeoffs Between Food, Fuel, And Environmental Services, Adriana M. Valcu-Lisman, Catherine L. Kling, Philip W. Gassman
We assess empirically how agricultural lands should be used to produce the highest valued outputs, which include food, energy, and environmental goods and services. We explore efficiency tradeoffs associated with allocating land between food and bioenergy and use a set of market prices and nonmarket environmental values to value the outputs produced by those crops. We also examine the degree to which using marginal land for energy crops is an approximately optimal rule. Our empirical results for an agricultural watershed in Iowa show that planting energy crops on marginal land is not likely to yield the highest valued output.
Testing The Consistency Of Nested Logit Models With Utility Maximization, 2017 Iowa State University
Testing The Consistency Of Nested Logit Models With Utility Maximization, Joseph A. Herriges, Catherine L. Kling
The Nested Multinomial Logit (NMNL) model is used extensively in modeling consumer choices among discrete alternatives when the number of alternatives is large. Unfortunately, applied researchers often find that estimated NMNL models fail to meet the Daly-ZacharyMcFadden (DZM) sufficient conditions for consistency with stochastic utility maximization. Borsch-Supan (1990) provides a relaxed set of conditions to test for consistency. While these conditions are increasingly cited, they are seldom tested. This paper corrects and extends BorschSupan's Theorem 2, providing simple necessary conditions on first, second, and third derivatives of choice probabilities and a graph oft he bounds they place on dissimilarity ...