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Salary Dispersion And Team Performance In The National Basketball Association, Robert Pierce 2017 Skidmore College

Salary Dispersion And Team Performance In The National Basketball Association, Robert Pierce

Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper explores the relationship between salary dispersion in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and team performance. Team performance will be measured by regular season win totals as well as playoff performance. I hypothesize that teams with higher salary dispersion typically perform better because of superstars in the NBA. Superstars are more effective in basketball than in any other sport because of rules inherent to the game. They also create high salary dispersions on their respective teams, and being superstars, they contribute largely to team success. This study will encompass all 30 NBA teams over the past 20 NBA seasons ...


A Game-Level Analysis: How Does Trade Affect Team Performance In Nba?, Tianqi Li 2017 Skidmore College

A Game-Level Analysis: How Does Trade Affect Team Performance In Nba?, Tianqi Li

Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects

Using game-level panel data on the National Basketball Association for 2015-2016 season, I examine the relationship between trade and team performance. In my study, trade is measured by a game-minute-adjusted salary dispersion. I construct a fixed effect model to analyze the effect of salary dispersion on team performance. The results show that salary dispersion is negatively related to team performance. To verify whether different team characteristics will affect this relationship, I categorize the teams into two groups twice based on their playoff likelihood and number of trades made. The results provide additional evidence that salary dispersion influence team performance negatively ...


Nfl Betting: Is The Market Efficient?, Mathew Marino 2017 Skidmore College

Nfl Betting: Is The Market Efficient?, Mathew Marino

Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects

The Purpose of this research paper is to analyze the NFL point spread and Over/Under betting market and determine if it follows the efficient market hypothesis. This research paper uses data from armchairanalysis.com for the 2000 NFL season through the 2015 NFL season including playoffs. I use OLS and probit regressions in order to determine NFL betting market efficiency for the point spread betting market and the Over/Under betting market. The results indicate, that as a whole, the NFL betting market appears to be efficient. However, there may be behavioral tendencies that can be taken advantage of ...


Happiness Index Methodology, Laura Musikanski, Scott Cloutier, Erica Bejarano, Davi Briggs, Julia Colbert, Gracie Strasser, Steven Russell 2017 Happiness Alliance

Happiness Index Methodology, Laura Musikanski, Scott Cloutier, Erica Bejarano, Davi Briggs, Julia Colbert, Gracie Strasser, Steven Russell

Journal of Social Change

The Happiness Index is a comprehensive survey instrument that assesses happiness, well-being, and aspects of sustainability and resilience. The Happiness Alliance developed the Happiness Index to provide a survey instrument to community organizers, researchers, and others seeking to use a subjective well-being index and data. It is the only instrument of its kind freely available worldwide and translated into over ten languages. This instrument can be used to measure satisfaction with life and the conditions of life. It can also be used to define income inequality, trust in government, sense of community and other aspects of well-being within specific demographics ...


A County By County Analysis Of Poverty In The State Of Georgia, Derrick S. Ramage, William Levernier Dr. 2017 Georgia Southern University

A County By County Analysis Of Poverty In The State Of Georgia, Derrick S. Ramage, William Levernier Dr.

University Honors Program Theses

The state of Georgia has one of the highest poverty rates of all the states in the United States. This study examines the causes of poverty in Georgia, using county-level data. The state of Georgia is one of the largest states in the Southeastern U.S. and is very diverse in terms of its mix of metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, and its mix of agricultural and non-agricultural counties. The major focus of the paper is determining the effect that demographic, educational attainment, labor force, government assistance, and transportation characteristics of a county have on its poverty rate. The major findings ...


How Does Location Affect The Outcome Of Housing-Induced Poverty In China?, Dengli Yang 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

How Does Location Affect The Outcome Of Housing-Induced Poverty In China?, Dengli Yang

Undergraduate Honors Theses

As Chinese economy booms, Chinese households are experiencing hiking housing prices and expenditures. As the result, the housing affordability issue is hotly discussed in China, especially in large and developed cities like Beijing and Shanghai where housing prices are increasing rapidly. This paper utilizes imputed rent instead of reported expenditures to determine the severity of housing-induced poverty in China. From the results, large cities in China are only experiencing comparatively moderate housing unaffordability problem. Hebei, Guangdong, and Guangxi have much higher percentages of housing-induced poor. Moreover, households in the Northeast and East also have higher likelihoods of encountering housing-induced poverty.


The Price Of A Pick: Examining The Efficiency Of The Nfl Draft Pick Market By Measuring The Elasticity Of The Relationship Between Draft Pick Value And Player Performance, Joseph Grisso 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

The Price Of A Pick: Examining The Efficiency Of The Nfl Draft Pick Market By Measuring The Elasticity Of The Relationship Between Draft Pick Value And Player Performance, Joseph Grisso

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In the NFL Draft, teams take turns (known as “picks”) selecting (or “drafting”) college football players with the intention of drafting players that will perform well in the NFL and thus cause them to win more games. Since the pool of available college football talent is limited, players who are projected to have greater NFL performance are selected with earlier picks, causing the value of a draft pick to decrease as its number increases. With my research, I seek to determine a.) the relationship between the value of a particular pick in the draft (DPV) and the performance of the ...


Going Solo: A Qualitative Comparison Of Single Women In Japan And Colombia, Maya Heins 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Going Solo: A Qualitative Comparison Of Single Women In Japan And Colombia, Maya Heins

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the economic, social, and cultural conditions of single women in Japan and Colombia as a medium for understanding how globalization impacts gender inequality around the world. The rise of single women around the world elicits questions about the changing nature of gender roles and how global economic policies impact the lives of women. The research finds that while large differences exist between the situation of single women in the Global North and South, by remaining single, women are afforded more bargaining power to renegotiate their place within oppressive systems. The rise in single women around the globe ...


Risk Preference, Time Preference, And Salience Perception, Jonathan Leland, Mark Schneider 2017 Chapman University

Risk Preference, Time Preference, And Salience Perception, Jonathan Leland, Mark Schneider

ESI Working Papers

A model of decision making is introduced that provides a unified approach for predicting choices under risk and over time. The model predicts systematic departures from expected utility and discounted utility using the same mathematical structure and the same psychological intuition and shows that a dozen diverse choice anomalies can be given a common underlying explanation. The model weights attribute differences both by their importance (consistent with expected utility and discounted utility) and by their salience or similarity (consistent with procedural models based on heuristics), and so provides a bridge between rational and heuristic representations of decision making.


Humans’ (Incorrect) Distrust Of Reflective Decisions, Antonio Cabrales, Antonio M. Espín, Praveen Kujal, Stephen Rassenti 2017 University College London

Humans’ (Incorrect) Distrust Of Reflective Decisions, Antonio Cabrales, Antonio M. Espín, Praveen Kujal, Stephen Rassenti

ESI Working Papers

Recent experiments suggest that social behavior may be shaped by the time available for decision making. It is known that fast decision making relies more on intuition whereas slow decision making is affected by reflective processes. Little is known, however, about whether people correctly anticipate the effect of intuition vs. reflection on others’ decision making. This is important in everyday situations where anticipating others’ behavior is often essential. A good example of this is the extensively studied Trust Game where the trustor, by sending an amount of money to the trustee, runs the risk of being exploited by the trustee ...


A Flexible And Customizable Method For Assessing Cognitive Abilities, Andrea Civelli, Cary Deck 2017 University of Arkansas

A Flexible And Customizable Method For Assessing Cognitive Abilities, Andrea Civelli, Cary Deck

ESI Working Papers

Raven's Progressive Matrices are a broadly used tool for measuring cognitive ability. This paper develops and validates a set of nonverbal puzzles that can be viewed as an extension of or substitute for the well-known Ravens tasks. Specifically, we describe the characteristics of our puzzles and provide a calibration of the matrices in terms of response accuracy and response time as a function of these characteristics. Then we directly compare within-subject performance on our puzzles and Ravens tasks. Finally, we replicate a previous experimental paper, substituting our puzzles for the Ravens matrices, and show the two tools have similar ...


Minimal Frames And Transparent Frames For Risk, Time, And Uncertainty, Jonathan Leland, Mark Schneider, Nathaniel Wilcox 2017 Chapman University

Minimal Frames And Transparent Frames For Risk, Time, And Uncertainty, Jonathan Leland, Mark Schneider, Nathaniel Wilcox

ESI Working Papers

It has been argued that behavior differs between transparent and nontransparent representations of a decision. However, the notion of a ‘transparent representation’ has not been precisely defined. We address this gap by providing formal definitions of ‘transparent frames’ for risk and time, establishing their uniqueness, presenting an approach to construct such frames, and comparing these framesto the ‘standard’ presentation format. Our typology of frames provides a logic for predicting systematic shifts in risk and time preferences as well as changes in the violation rates of rational choice theory. We conduct an experiment for choice under risk to investigate the framing ...


2017 Updated Tables And Figures For Ec 846 Nebraska Cash Corn Prices And Basis Patterns, Cory Walters, Jessica J. Groskopf 2017 UNL

2017 Updated Tables And Figures For Ec 846 Nebraska Cash Corn Prices And Basis Patterns, Cory Walters, Jessica J. Groskopf

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

No abstract provided.


2017 Updated Tables And Figures For Ec 844 Nebraska Wheat Prices And Basis Patterns, Cory Walters, Jessica J. Groskopf 2017 UNL

2017 Updated Tables And Figures For Ec 844 Nebraska Wheat Prices And Basis Patterns, Cory Walters, Jessica J. Groskopf

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

No abstract provided.


2017 Updated Tables And Charts For Ec 845 Nebraska Cash Soybean Prices And Basis Patterns, Cory Walters, Jessica J. Groskopf 2017 UNL

2017 Updated Tables And Charts For Ec 845 Nebraska Cash Soybean Prices And Basis Patterns, Cory Walters, Jessica J. Groskopf

Extension Farm and Ranch Management

No abstract provided.


Liu And Shi (2017) - Impact Of Bike Facilities On Residential Property Prices (Trr).Pdf, Jenny Liu, Wei Shi 2016 Portland State University

Liu And Shi (2017) - Impact Of Bike Facilities On Residential Property Prices (Trr).Pdf, Jenny Liu, Wei Shi

Jenny Liu

As many cities are investing in street improvements or transportation infrastructure upgrades to provide better bike access or more complete bike networks, the economic value of bike infrastructure and bike facilities remains an area where many practitioners, planners and policy makers are seeking more conclusive evidence. Using residential property values as indicators of consumer preferences for bicycle infrastructure, many scholars have shown the importance of greenspaces and off-street bike trails as valuable amenities to property owners. However, empirical evidence regarding the relationship of on-street bike facilities and property values remains relatively inconsistent.
                                                                                                  
This study uniquely focuses on advanced bike facilities ...


Liu And Shi (2017) - Impact Of Bike Facilities On Residential Property Prices (Trr).Pdf, Jenny H. Liu, Wei Shi 2016 Portland State University

Liu And Shi (2017) - Impact Of Bike Facilities On Residential Property Prices (Trr).Pdf, Jenny H. Liu, Wei Shi

Jenny Liu

As many cities are investing in street improvements or transportation infrastructure upgrades to provide better bike access or more complete bike networks, the economic value of bike infrastructure and bike facilities remains an area where many practitioners, planners and policy makers are seeking more conclusive evidence. Using residential property values as indicators of consumer preferences for bicycle infrastructure, many scholars have shown the importance of greenspaces and off-street bike trails as valuable amenities to property owners. However, empirical evidence regarding the relationship of on-street bike facilities and property values remains relatively inconsistent.
                                                                                                  
This study uniquely focuses on advanced bike facilities ...


Determinants Of Homeownership Among Immigrants: Changesduring The Great Recession And Beyond, Kusum Mundra, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere 2016 Morehouse College

Determinants Of Homeownership Among Immigrants: Changesduring The Great Recession And Beyond, Kusum Mundra, Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

No abstract provided.


Opportunities For Advances In Climate Change Economics, M. Burke, M. Craxton, C.D. Kolstad, C. Onda, H. Allcott, E. Baker, L. Barrage, R. Carson, K. Gillingham, J. Graff-Zivin, M. Greenstone, S. Hallegatte, W.M. Hanemann, G. Heal, S. Hsiang, B. Jones, D.L. Kelly, R. Kopp, M. Kotchen, R. Mendelsohn, K. Meng, G. Metcalf, J. Moreno-Cruz, R. Pindyck, s. Rose, Ivan Rudik, J. Stock, R.S.J. Tol 2016 Stanford University

Opportunities For Advances In Climate Change Economics, M. Burke, M. Craxton, C.D. Kolstad, C. Onda, H. Allcott, E. Baker, L. Barrage, R. Carson, K. Gillingham, J. Graff-Zivin, M. Greenstone, S. Hallegatte, W.M. Hanemann, G. Heal, S. Hsiang, B. Jones, D.L. Kelly, R. Kopp, M. Kotchen, R. Mendelsohn, K. Meng, G. Metcalf, J. Moreno-Cruz, R. Pindyck, S. Rose, Ivan Rudik, J. Stock, R.S.J. Tol

Ivan Rudik

There have been dramatic advances in understanding the physical science of climate change, facilitated by substantial and reliable research support. The social value of these advances depends on understanding their implications for society, an arena where research support has been more modest and research progress slower. Some advances have been made in understanding and formalizing climate-economy linkages, but knowledge gaps remain [e.g., as discussed in (1, 2)]. We outline three areas where we believe research progress on climate economics is both sorely needed, in light of policy relevance, and possible within the next few years given appropriate funding: (i ...


All-Pay Auctions With Ties, Alan Gelder, Dan Kovenock, Brian Roberson 2016 Institute for Defense Analyses

All-Pay Auctions With Ties, Alan Gelder, Dan Kovenock, Brian Roberson

ESI Working Papers

We study the two-player, complete information all-pay auction in which a tie ensues if neither player outbids the other by more than a given amount. In the event of a tie, each player receives an identical fraction of the winning prize. Thus players engage in two margins of competition: losing versus tying, and tying versus winning. Two pertinent parameters are the margin required for victory and the value of tying relative to winning. We fully characterize the set of Nash equilibria for the entire parameter space. For much of the parameter space, there is a unique Nash equilibrium which is ...


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