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Incentives To Improve Economic Conditions: A Field Experiment In Medellin, Colombia, Lauren Skora University of San Francisco
Incentives To Improve Economic Conditions: A Field Experiment In Medellin, Colombia, Lauren Skora
The motivation for this research is to replicate the Oakland based Family Independence Initiative (FII) and to test the components of this model. The FII program claims its success stems from a bottom-up approach structured around setting life-improving goals, mutual support groups, and small monetary incentives to achieve results. As the popularity of this program continues to gain momentum in the United States, we designed a field experiment to measure the impact of incentives on goal achievement and economic conditions as well as the overall impact of the FII model. We enrolled close to 200 small business owners in four ...
Corporate Humanitarian Partnerships, Rebecca C. Keyes University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Corporate Humanitarian Partnerships, Rebecca C. Keyes
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Idaho Land Use/Regulation & Off Road Highway Vehicle Use, Johnny Whittemore, Raul Ramirez, Kellen Hill, David Welsh, Jeff Dee Boise State University
Idaho Land Use/Regulation & Off Road Highway Vehicle Use, Johnny Whittemore, Raul Ramirez, Kellen Hill, David Welsh, Jeff Dee
College of Business and Economics Poster Presentations
In the last twenty-five years, Idaho has noticed a dramatic increase in the usage of motorized vehicles in Idaho’s backcountry. This land has mass appeal for its remote wilderness qualities that include hiking, fishing, hunting, and other recreational activities. To accommodate the increased amount of off-road vehicles, Idaho’s government agencies have found it difficult to designate cohesive usages of the land. With the expansion of ATV use in Idaho backcountry, ecological damages have progressively gotten worse. In order to address these damages, in 2005 travel management plans were implemented for future ATV usage. Because these restrictions were put ...
An Empirical Assessment Of The Performance And Competitive Effects Of Los Angeles County Charter Schools, Sam Trachtman Illinois Wesleyan University
An Empirical Assessment Of The Performance And Competitive Effects Of Los Angeles County Charter Schools, Sam Trachtman
Undergraduate Economic Review
This paper evaluates the performance of charter elementary schools in Los Angeles County in three ways. First, I compare charter school performance to public school performance, controlling for a number of key characteristics. Second, I study the characteristics that appear to influence charter school success as compared to public school success. Third, I study the “competitive effect” of charter schools, examining how geographical proximity to charter schools affects the performance of traditional public schools. I find evidence that, ceteris paribus, traditional public schools score higher than charter schools, except in majority African American schools. Further, I find that the opening ...
Essays On Industrial Organization And Environmental Economics, Cristina Marie Reiser University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Essays On Industrial Organization And Environmental Economics, Cristina Marie Reiser
This dissertation consists of three chapters that examine how regulation by a central authority motivates changes in behavior.
Chapter 1 identifies the role of a tolerance policy as a manager’s regulatory mechanism which can deter worker misconduct in rank-order tournaments. When contestants’ actions cannot be perfectly monitored or doing so is prohibitively costly, misconduct takes place. This chapter develops a theoretical model in which contestants compete for a prize in a symmetric tournament and in which the organizer tolerates some level of misconduct. In addition to showing that zero tolerance does not minimize equilibrium misconduct, it also shows there ...
A Household Model Of Careers And Education Investment, Jessica F. Young Illinois Wesleyan University
A Household Model Of Careers And Education Investment, Jessica F. Young
Undergraduate Economic Review
This paper develops a two-stage non-cooperative household game, in which parents make career decisions and an investment into their child’s human capital. The model is solved for Nash equilibrium outcomes and extended for a cooperative solution. In non-cooperative pure strategies, both parents choosing to work is a Nash equilibrium, though there are alternative outcomes when the conditions underlying the career decision are varied. The investment behaviour of agents is analysed. We find that choices are critically affected by the magnitude of the cost (and reflected quality) of a high education investment relative to a low investment, and the intrinsic ...
An Agent–Based Computational Model For Bank Formation And Interbank Networks, Omneia R.H. Ismail McMaster University
An Agent–Based Computational Model For Bank Formation And Interbank Networks, Omneia R.H. Ismail
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
The aim of this thesis is to study the role of banking in society and the effect of the
interbank market on the performance of the banking system.
It starts by reviewing
several studies conducted on empirical banking networks and highlighting their salient
features in the context of modern network theory. A simulated network resembling the
characteristics documented in the empirical studies is then built and its resilience is
analyzed with a particular emphasis in documenting the crucial role played by highly
It is our belief that the study of systemic risk and contagion in a banking system ...
Submission Fees And Response Times In Academic Publishing, Christopher Cotton University of Miami
Submission Fees And Response Times In Academic Publishing, Christopher Cotton
Both submission fees and response times enable editors to maintain an acceptable refereeing burden by discouraging the submission of articles with low probability of eventual acceptance. When authors differ in their ability or willingness to pay submission fees or deal with delays, journal quality is maximized under a combination of moderate fees and moderate delays.
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Essays In Retirement Security, Hungyee Fong
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