Urban Rail Transit Ppps: Lessons From East Asian Cities, 2017 Singapore Management University
Urban Rail Transit Ppps: Lessons From East Asian Cities, S Y Phang
PHANG Sock Yong
Alternative Measures Of Non-Cognitive Skills And Their Effect On Retirement Preparation And Financial Capability, 2017 University of Arkansas - Main Campus
Alternative Measures Of Non-Cognitive Skills And Their Effect On Retirement Preparation And Financial Capability, Gema Zamarro
Gender Gaps In Math Performance, Perceived Mathematical Ability And College Stem Education: The Role Of Parental Occupation, 2017 University of Arkansas - Main Campus
Gender Gaps In Math Performance, Perceived Mathematical Ability And College Stem Education: The Role Of Parental Occupation, Lina M. Anaya, Gema Zamarro, Frank P. Stafford
The Composition Of Labor Supply And Unemployment In Tunisia, 2017 St. Catherine University
The Composition Of Labor Supply And Unemployment In Tunisia, Ragui Assaad, Samir Ghazouani, Caroline Krafft
Caroline Krafft, PhD
No abstract provided.
Disfluent Fonts Don’T Help People Solve Math Problems, 2017 Yale University
Disfluent Fonts Don’T Help People Solve Math Problems, Andrew Meyer, Shane Frederick, Terence C. Burnham, Juan D. Guevera Pinto, Ty W. Boyer, Linden J. Ball, Gordon Pennycook, Rakefet Ackerman, Valerie A. Thompson, Jonathon P. Schuldt
Ty W. Boyer
Prior research suggests that reducing font clarity can cause people to consider printed information more carefully. The most famous demonstration showed that participants were more likely to solve counterintuitive math problems when they were printed in hard-to-read font. However, after pooling data from that experiment with 16 attempts to replicate it, we find no effect on solution rates. We examine potential moderating variables, including cognitive ability, presentation format, and experimental setting, but we find no evidence of a disfluent font benefit under any conditions. More generally, though disfluent fonts slightly increase response times, we find little evidence that they activate ...
Contingency In Higher Education: Evidence And Explanation, 2017 Colorado State University - Fort Collins
Contingency In Higher Education: Evidence And Explanation, Steven Shulman
Academic Labor: Research and Artistry
This paper summarizes recent evidence on the trends in contingency in higher education. Contingent faculty employment, defined as the sum of full-time non-tenure track faculty employment and part-time faculty employment, increased both absolutely and relative to all faculty positions between 2002 and 2015, despite a modest downturn after 2011. The long-term growth of contingency since 2002 has primarily occurred in doctoral degree universities. The short-term decline in contingency since 2011 has primarily occurred in public associates’ degree colleges and in private for-profit colleges. The short-term decline in contingency since 2011 is due to the contraction of the for-profit sector combined ...
Moral Hazard, Optimal Healthcare-Seeking Behavior, And Competitive Equilibrium., 2017 Pierre Mendes France University
Moral Hazard, Optimal Healthcare-Seeking Behavior, And Competitive Equilibrium., Sergey V. Malakhov
Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, 2017 Purdue University
Geopolitics Of Rare Earth Elements, Bert Chapman
Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations
Rare earth elements (REE) contain unique chemical physical properties such as lanthamum, are found in small concentrations, need extensive precise properties to separate, and are critical components of modern technologies such as laser guidance systems, personal electronics such as IPhones, satellites, and military weapons systems as varied as Virginia-class fast attack submarines, DDG-51 Aegis destroyers, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and precision guided munitions. The U.S. has some rare earth resources, but is heavily dependent on access to them from countries as varied as Afghanistan, Bolivia, and China. Losing access to these resources would have significant adverse economic, military ...
Financing Private Energy Projects In The Third World, 2017 St. John's University School of Law
Financing Private Energy Projects In The Third World, William M. Stelwagon
The Catholic Lawyer
No abstract provided.
Protecting The Viability Of The Small Donor In Modern Elections, 2017 Fried Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Protecting The Viability Of The Small Donor In Modern Elections, Ben Miller
Arkansas Law Review
Campaign finance reform stands as one of the most important issues in today’s modern elections. From national to municipal contests, the influx of large donations places wealthy individuals—and interests—at odds with the average voter. Over the years, volumes of academic and legislative reforms have been proposed that encompass a wide range of electoral subject matter. From Citizens United to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) control mechanisms, solutions on how to change our campaign finance regulatory regime cover a large and diverse area of law and policy. However, the central theme throughout these reforms is maximizing transparency and curbing ...
Analyzing The Roles Of Law And Politics In Judicial Decision Making: Predicting U.S. Supreme Court Justices’ Votes On A Case Of Affirmative Action, Ashley Renkor
The Eastern Illinois University Political Science Review
This study seeks to study relevant precedent cases concerning affirmative action, the 14th Amendment equal protection clause, the 5th Amendment equal protection clause, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with the goal of predicting how certain justices will vote in the affirmative action case, Fisher vs. the University of Texas at Austin. I conclude that justices will debate numerous aspects at play, such as original intent, plain meaning, precedent, policy preferences, public opinion, personal experience, the federal government, and interest groups in order to take positions in the Fisher case for the second time around with an intent to ...
Challenges And Rewards Of Creating A Caregiving Website For New London, Connecticut, 2017 Connecticut College
Challenges And Rewards Of Creating A Caregiving Website For New London, Connecticut, Mónika López-Anuarbe, María Amparo Cruz-Saco, Joyce Bennett
Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice
This paper addresses the successes and challenges of our community-engaged learning experience on long-term caregiving for Hispanics in New London, Connecticut. Our earlier research revealed lack of accessible information for caregivers in this community. Accordingly, we developed a website in a culturally and linguistically competent format to help alleviate such information shortage. Before launching the website, we used focus groups for constructive feedback to enhance its helpfulness. This four-year long research project will culminate with the website activation and another partnership between Connecticut College and community organizations. We recognize the importance of collaborating with community partners to manage and ensure ...
Mobile Banking As A Mechanism To Increase Access To Financial Services, 2017 Pepperdine University
Mobile Banking As A Mechanism To Increase Access To Financial Services, Luisa Blanco, C. Andrew Bosque, Xizhu Wang
School of Public Policy Working Papers
We study the determinants of mobile banking adoption, with a special interest on how mobile banking can increase access to financial services among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. In our analysis, we use survey data from two different sources: 1) Survey of Consumers' Use of Mobile Financial Services (SCUMFS) We conduct a regression analysis and Oaxaca Decomposition to determine the explanatory factors of racial and ethnic gaps in bank account ownership. We find that minorities are less likely to use mobile banking than Whites in the NSUUH, but more likely to adopt mobile banking according to SCUMFS ...
Building A Sustainable Society: The Necessity To Change The Term 'Consumer', 2017 Brisbane Tool Library
Building A Sustainable Society: The Necessity To Change The Term 'Consumer', Sabrina Chakori
Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies
The profit-seeking system leads to many negative environmental impacts. Within this economic system, consumption reflects an important relationship between humans and nature. However, despite the growing international attention to environmental sustainability, our society does not necessarily acknowledge consumerism as the cause of global environmental degradation. Deconstructing the consumption culture and redefining what determines well-being, this paper will attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of the existing definition of people in the economic system. Many authors have defined our role in the economy; however, in terms of customer, citizen-consumer, and socially conscious consumer, most of the literature in this domain remains ...
The Importance Of Transportation, Broadband, And Intellectual Infrastructure For Entrepreneurship, 2017 Pepperdine University
The Importance Of Transportation, Broadband, And Intellectual Infrastructure For Entrepreneurship, James E. Prieger, Heng Lu, Habi Zhang
School of Public Policy Working Papers
This empirical study uses a unique panel dataset to investigate the link between regional entrepreneurship and infrastructure. This topic is vital for understanding the factors that facilitate entrepreneurship, yet it receives scant scholarly attention. It is of particular value to policy makers because entrepreneurship is crucial for economic growth. We therefore examine how broadband infrastructure (internet connectivity), intellectual infrastructure (human capital), and transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, and intermodal facilities) affect the establishment of new businesses in the United States. We primarily focus on broadband infrastructure, which is the least explored of these factors in the literature. We find that all ...
The Punishment Marketplace: Competing For Capitalized Power In Locally Controlled Immigration Enforcement, 2017 CUNY John Jay College
The Punishment Marketplace: Competing For Capitalized Power In Locally Controlled Immigration Enforcement, Daniel L. Stageman
Publications and Research
Neoliberal economics play a significant role in US social organization, imposing market logics on public services and driving the cultural valorization of free market ideology. The neoliberal ‘project of inequality’ is upheld by an authoritarian system of punishment built around the social control of the underclass—among them unauthorized immigrants. This work lays out the theory of the punishment marketplace: a conceptualization of how US systems of punishment both enable the neoliberal project of inequality, and are themselves subject to market colonization. The theory describes the rescaling of federal authority to local centers of political power. Criminal justice policy activism ...
Partial Disability And Labor Market Adjustment: The Case Of Spain, 2017 Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Partial Disability And Labor Market Adjustment: The Case Of Spain, José Ignacio Silva, Judit Vall
José Ignacio Silva
The Modigliani-Miller Theorem At 60: The Long-Overlooked Legal Applications Of Finance’S Foundational Theorem, 2017 University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Modigliani-Miller Theorem At 60: The Long-Overlooked Legal Applications Of Finance’S Foundational Theorem, Michael S. Knoll
2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Franco Modigliani and Merton Miller’s The Cost of Capital, Corporation Finance, and the Theory of Investment. Widely hailed as the foundation of modern finance, their article, which purports to demonstrate that a firm’s value is independent of its capital structure, is little known by lawyers, including legal academics. That is unfortunate because the Modigliani-Miller capital structure irrelevancy proposition (when inverted) provides a framework that can be extremely useful to legal academics, practicing attorneys and judges.
Mobile Data Roaming And Incentives For Investment In Rural Broadband Infrastructure, 2017 Pepperdine University
Mobile Data Roaming And Incentives For Investment In Rural Broadband Infrastructure, James Prieger
School of Public Policy Working Papers
Mobile broadband Internet access is highly important to the American economy and millions of users. There were almost 200 million mobile broadband connections by the end of 2013 in the United States, far more than the number of fixed broadband connections (FCC, 2014a, Table 1). The economic activity created by the provision and usage of mobile broadband is sizeable, and has been documented at the national level (Gruber and Koutroumpis, 2011; Thompson and Garbacz, 2011; Katz, 2012) and specifically for rural areas (Whitacre, Gallardo, and Strover, 2014). The benefits of mobile broadband—and indeed the entire broadband ecosystem—depend on ...
The Impact Of Price-Induced Hedging Behavior On Commodity Market Volatility, 2017 Iowa State University
The Impact Of Price-Induced Hedging Behavior On Commodity Market Volatility, Nathan S. Kauffman, Dermot J. Hayes, Sergio H. Lence
Sergio H. Lence
The utility maximization problem of a grain producer is formulated and solved numerically under prospect theory as an alternative to expected utility theory. Conventional theory posits that the optimal hedging position of a producer should not increase solely due to increases in the level of futures prices. However, a strong degree of positive correlation is apparent in the data. Our results show that with prospect theory serving as the underlying behavioral framework, the optimal hedge of a producer is affected by changes in futures price levels. The implications of this price-induced hedging behavior on spot prices and volatility are subsequently ...