Pride And Prejudice In U.S. Trade, 2017 Chapman University School of Law
Pride And Prejudice In U.S. Trade, Lan Cao
Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law
The purpose of this Article is to provide a micro evaluation of trade in two particularly thorny areas: (1) job loss; and (2) import vs. export and the trade deficit in a trading system of globally fragmented production. This Article also provides a broad, macro view of trade and its relationship with other parts of the international order—security and finance. This is because trade is a vital component of an integrated international system. Looking at trade in isolation will result in even more incoherence and disequilibrium, perhaps creating unintended consequences in ways that impact negatively on U.S. security ...
Harnessing The Youth Bulge, 2017 Singapore Management University
Harnessing The Youth Bulge, Sarah Harper
Asian Management Insights
How Asia can take advantage of its changing age composition.
The Revival Of The Philippine Economy, 2017 Singapore Management University
The Revival Of The Philippine Economy, Cesar V. Purisima, Philip Charles Zerrillo
Asian Management Insights
The former Secretary ofFinance for the Philippinesand Chair of the EconomicDevelopment Clusterfrom 2010 to 2016,Cesar V. Purisima,talks about the turningaround of the Philippineeconomy and restoringinvestor confidence, in thisinterview with Philip Zerrillo.
Trump And Asia, 2017 Singapore Management University
Trump And Asia, Singapore Management University
The American president is off to an uncertain start in his first 100 days in office but his administration could yet develop a coherent foreign policy
Why Do Businesses Grow Faster In Urban Areas Than In Rural Areas?, 2017 Singapore Management University
Why Do Businesses Grow Faster In Urban Areas Than In Rural Areas?, Lee, Jungho, Jianhuan Xu
Research Collection School Of Economics
We document that growth of business earnings is mostly observed among young ﬁrmsin metro areas. Three explanations are considered: metro areas attract more-productiveentrepreneurs, and reaching the optimal size takes time due to borrowing constraints;metro areas provide better learning opportunities; and high operating costs in metroareas allow only the productive ﬁrms to survive. We use a ﬁrm-dynamics model with alocation choice to quantify the extent to which the three theories explain the data. Weﬁnd the ﬁrst two theories largely explain the high growth among metro, young ﬁrms. Ourmodel also suggests the distortion in entrepreneurs’ location choice can induce substantialwelfare loss.
An Economic Analysis Of The Solar Energy Potential At Lake Forest College, 2017 Lake Forest College
An Economic Analysis Of The Solar Energy Potential At Lake Forest College, Jennifer Mctague
The energy industry is evolving towards renewable energy. This study examines the potential of solar energy for electricity usage on the campus of Lake Forest College through both a technical and market analysis. A solar panel was installed on the roof of Carnegie Hall, a large building in the central campus area, for a period of twelve weeks. In addition, regression analysis on the total output of the solar panel in relation to cloud coverage, solar intensity, average temperature, and hours of daylight led to more extensive analysis on the technical potential of solar energy on the campus. The economic ...
In Pawn: Kurdish Economic Development In The Context Of Conflict, 2017 Clark University
In Pawn: Kurdish Economic Development In The Context Of Conflict, Stephen E. Mcavene Iii
International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)
In this paper the author examines the struggle of the Kurdish people for self-determined social, political, and economic development in the whirlwind of conflict in the Middle East. It uses a case study of how a Kurdish minority in Iraq interact with multiple stakeholders in their struggle for nationhood, and implications of these interactions for overall Kurdish social and economic development. Studies on economic development while interested in social, economic and political aspect of development, are less concerned with the implications of right to self-determination on development; the unique case of the Kurdish struggle provides an opportunity to expand the ...
A Tanzanian Woman's Place Is On Top: An Exploration Of Women's Participation In Kilimanjaro's Trekking Tourism Industry, Margeaux Prinster
International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)
While high poverty rates persist for women in Tanzania, the growing trekking tourism industry surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro and its resulting demand for labor presents these impoverished women with a potential avenue for economic empowerment. This paper examines the national and local realities of women’s work in Tanzania, analyzing culturally informed gendered patterns of employment against the colonial and sexist histories of tourism and commercial mountaineering on Mount Kilimanjaro to identify barriers to women’s economic participation in Kilimanjaro’s trekking tourism industry. This analysis is followed by a cross-cultural comparison with Nepal, focusing specifically on women’s barriers to ...
Delta Hands For Hope: A Force For Reconciliation And Sustainable Development In The Delta?, 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi
Delta Hands For Hope: A Force For Reconciliation And Sustainable Development In The Delta?, Mary D. Travis
This case study focuses on the question of whether Delta Hands for Hope, a distinctive, possibly unique faith-based organization, is able to facilitate racial reconciliation and sustainable community development in the Delta community of Shaw. If so, is it a potential model for sustainable development for other communities of the Delta and beyond? This thesis builds on existing literature about sustainable development and development in the Mississippi Delta. The original, empirical research is based on Grounded Theory methodology, a participant/observer perspective, and data gathered through in-depth, open-ended interviews. This research work suggests that racial division is pervasive in every ...
Growth And Poverty Traps: Examples From Literature, 2017 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Growth And Poverty Traps: Examples From Literature, Danielle Chaloux
Honors Scholar Theses
The writings of Charles Dickens, Emile Zola, Knut Hamsun, and Laura Ingalls Wilder capture humanity on the page. The characters in the works of these authors are confronted by realistic or autobiographical situations and make choices based on history, personal preferences, societal pressures, and economic constraints, just as real-life individuals do. They can thus serve as data for illustrating the implications of economic models, specifically poverty traps. To do so, I will draw from Great Expectations (1861) by Charles Dickens, The Fat and the Thin (1873) by Emile Zola, Hunger (1890) by Knut Hamsun, and The First Four Years (1971 ...
The Effects Of Gentrification: Inhabitants, Education, And Displacement, 2017 University of Massachusetts Boston
The Effects Of Gentrification: Inhabitants, Education, And Displacement, Marilyn Pineda
Honors College Theses
Locally and internationally, cities that face decades of disinvestment and neglect at one point experience a resurgence and revival in that location. A city’s resurgence and revival is seen in the form of new houses, businesses, and the migration of middle to upper middle class individuals is known as gentrification. Subjectively, gentrification is beneficial to those who are home owners because they can sell their houses for a higher price than what they bought it for; it is beneficial to the landlord who is able to increase the rents of units (Atkinson 2002). In light of all this, while ...
Disaster And Recovery: The Effects Of Post-Disaster Aid On Economic Development, 2017 Murray State University
Disaster And Recovery: The Effects Of Post-Disaster Aid On Economic Development, Joshua Drouin
Honors College Theses
The effects of aid on economic development is topic typically studied from the perspective of corruption and allocative efficiency. We examine aid to less developed nations from a different viewpoint; assuming aid reaches the intended recipients, does it actually benefit them? We utilize Indonesia and the 2004 earthquake and tsunami as a natural experiment to observe the influx of aid, and compare the regions development before and after the disaster. By establishing a baseline before the disaster, and utilizing a new start point after the destruction, we can gauge the reconstruction efforts and observe whether aid is beneficial or harmful ...
The Impact Of Commercial Banking Development On Economic Growth: A Principal Component Analysis Of Association Between Banking Industry And Economic Growth In Europe, 2017 University of Southern Mississippi
The Impact Of Commercial Banking Development On Economic Growth: A Principal Component Analysis Of Association Between Banking Industry And Economic Growth In Europe, Hugh L. Davis Iii
There are significant differences in the economic growth trajectories of Western, Central and Eastern Europe since the beginning of the democratic movements of the early 1990s. It may be observed that the more developed the region, the lower the growth rate. There are a number of explanations for this growth rate variance, e.g. cultural, resources, institutional and/or political. An explanation this research is pursuing is institutional - the correlation between banking development and economic growth. More specifically, does banking development have a greater impact on growth where economic development begins at a lower level?
Very little research has been ...
I Share, Therefore It's Mine, 2017 Chapman University School of Law
I Share, Therefore It's Mine, Donald J. Kochan
Donald J. Kochan
Women’S Work: Labor Market Outcomes And Female Entrepreneurship In Ghana, 2017 University of Pittsburgh
Women’S Work: Labor Market Outcomes And Female Entrepreneurship In Ghana, Loretta Agyemang
Butler Journal of Undergraduate Research
This paper is an investigation of female entrepreneurship in Ghana. It seeks to answer the following question: Why are Ghanaian women so heavily concentrated in microenterprise in the informal economy? The literature review explores labor market trends for women on three different scales including an overview of developing countries, Sub-Saharan Africa regional, and Ghana-specific analysis. After exploring issues women face in formal employment, the study delves into business operations of informal, urban-based market participants by analyzing data pertaining to Ghanaian microenterprise. Additionally, the paper details the experiences and views of female entrepreneurs through in-depth interviews and participant observations with thirty ...
Benchmarking Professional Development Practices Across Youth-Serving Organizations: Implications For Extension, Barry A. Garst, Sarah Baughman, Nancy K. Franz
Nancy K. Franz
Examining traditional and contemporary professional development practices of youth-serving organizations can inform practices across Extension, particularly in light of the barriers that have been noted for effectively developing the professional competencies of Extension educators. With professional development systems changing quickly, particularly through online education and blended learning opportunities, benchmarks need to guide new research around best practices in professional development. Although many program providers have not established benchmarks for professional development, a few cases exist. This article examines the current state of professional development practices of youth-serving organizations and offers recommendations for improving Extension professional development practices.
Trends In U.S. Tea Imports: 1991-2015, 2017 Western Michigan University
Trends In U.S. Tea Imports: 1991-2015, Evan Kennedy
Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world, and over the past two decades it has experienced a newfound popularity in the United States. Over this time period, ready-to-drink and loose-leaf tea has increased in popularity, whereas tea bags and instant tea declined in popularity. Since the United States produces almost no tea itself, an increase in consumption requires increased imports. Therefore, this paper examines U.S. import trends as a means to begin an examination of consumption. Ten countries (Argentina, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam) provide approximately 80% of ...
An Overview Of Carbon Offsets From Agriculture, 2017 Iowa State University
An Overview Of Carbon Offsets From Agriculture, Jimena Gonzalez-Remirez, Catherine L. Kling, Adriana Valcu-Lisman
Although climate change has largely been removed from the federal policy agenda of the United States in the near term, the continued reliance on fossil fuels as a dominant energy source leaves many analysts to conclude that climate policy will eventually reappear on that agenda. We present a review of recent research related to the design and implementation of one instrument for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction: offsets. As these are implemented, policy makers must understand the way these programs work. In this review, we describe the basic features of carbon offset markets, along with the potential supply of offsets from ...
What Are The Consequences Of Consequentiality?, 2017 Iowa State University
What Are The Consequences Of Consequentiality?, Joseph Herriges, Catherine L. Kling, Chih-Chen Liu, Justin Tobias
We investigate the extent to which dichotomous choice referenda responses are shaped by whether the individual believes the survey itself will ultimately impact policy. Using survey data from the Iowa Lakes Project, we test this supposition. Specifically, we employ a Bayesian treatment effect model in which the degree of perceived consequentiality, measured as an ordinal response, is permitted to have a structural impact on willingness to pay (WTP) for a hypothetical environmental improvement. We test whether the estimated WTP distributions are the same for each value of the ordinal response.
In our survey data, a subsample of individuals were randomly ...
Metropolitan Atlanta And Poverty Concentrations, 2017 Georgia State University
Metropolitan Atlanta And Poverty Concentrations, Paola Montalvo Ayala
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.