Connecticut Economic Outlook For 2018-2020: A Perspective From Sacred Heart University Students In Business Economics, 2018 Sacred Heart University
Connecticut Economic Outlook For 2018-2020: A Perspective From Sacred Heart University Students In Business Economics, Lucjan Orlowski
Lucjan T. Orlowski
The United States economy has been through its fair share of struggles in recent years. Following the 2008 Financial Crisis, many people were uncertain of how it was going to impact the future of American business, policies, and individual states economic potential. After the election of President Donald Trump, it is evident that there has been a great amount of growth in the United States economy, and the growth that has been made can be reflected in multiple ways. Using the tools and knowledge we have obtained in our Economic and Financial Forecasting course at Sacred Heart University, we are ...
Christian Political Economy And Economic Science: A Pathway For Interdisciplinary Dialogue, 2018 Southern Methodist University
Christian Political Economy And Economic Science: A Pathway For Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Nathan Mclellan
Religious Studies Theses and Dissertations
This dissertation considers two intellectual impediments to interdisciplinary dialogue between Christian theologians, ethicists, and economists: scarcity and the status of economics as a wertfrei science. Using the landmark methodological work of Lionel Robbins, An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economics Science, to frame the discussion, this dissertation seeks to remove these two intellectual impediments to interdisciplinary dialogue by considering three nested questions. They are:
(1) Is scarcity—as defined by Robbins—an accurate description of the world?
(2) If scarcity, as defined by Robbins, is an accurate description of the world, how is this to be justified theologically ...
The Fisheries Crisis And Its People: An Econometric Sustainable Livelihoods Application For Low-Income Artisanal Fishers In Sierra Leone, Nathan Brock
Honors Theses AY 17/18
The global fisheries crisis is a topic of significant research across fields, including economics. It is evident that the current global fish stocks are declining, which has motivated environmental protection measures to be implemented. Low-income countries and their inhabitants are unevenly harmed by these environmental impacts, as artisanal fishing villages are dependent on fisheries for subsistence and livelihood. This case is particularly true in Sierra Leone, where poverty is evident, artisanal fishing communities exist, and dependence on fisheries is high (Kassam, et al. 2017; Teh, et al. 2016). Policy makers in these countries are faced with the challenge of mitigating ...
The Significance Of Mongolia's Foreign Policy And Security Apparatus On A Global And Regional Scale, 2018 University of San Francisco
The Significance Of Mongolia's Foreign Policy And Security Apparatus On A Global And Regional Scale, Bolor Lkhaajav
Master's Projects and Capstones
Mongolia, land-locked between two politically, economically, and militarily powerful nations — Russia and China — often must balance its foreign and security policies with its two neighbors and countries beyond. When discussing Mongolia’s foreign policy and security apparatus, historians and scholars look at the international relations of East Asia as a whole. This is the case not because Mongolia’s foreign policy is insignificant but because greater powers impose greater influence on smaller states. Mongolia’s partial involvement in World War II (WWII), and the Cold War introduced new challenges as well as opportunities for Mongolia to modernize its foreign policy ...
China As A Low-Carbon Energy Leader: Successes And Limitations, 2018 National University of Singapore, Singapore
China As A Low-Carbon Energy Leader: Successes And Limitations, Philip Andrews-Speed, Sufang Zhang
Journal of Asian Energy Studies
China has come to be seen as a global clean energy champion on account of its success in building the world’s largest fleet of renewable energy – wind power and solar photovoltaics (PV), as well as hydro-electricity. In addition, it has become a major player in international renewable energy markets. In other words, it has shown a remarkable ability to adapt to environmental challenges and market opportunities. In this way, China provides a counter-example to the neo-institutional argument that limited-access social orders possess less adaptive capacity than open-access orders. This paper briefly examines the central government’s efforts to promote ...
An Environmentalist View Of Kentucky And Its Natural “Suitors” By Literary Analysis, 2018 Western Kentucky University
An Environmentalist View Of Kentucky And Its Natural “Suitors” By Literary Analysis, Samuel C. Kessler
An Environmentalist view of Kentucky and its Natural “Suitors” by Literary Analysis
In the book “Divine Right’s Trip”, by Gurney Norman, the author provides a more modern, psychedelic-age epic, where the traditional theme of homecoming, often witnessed in Greek epics like the Odyssey, makes a connection with environmentalism. One reason for the unique combination of these themes is the effect created by a specific appeal for environmental support accompanied with the return of the main character, Divine Right (D.R.), to his small hometown in Eastern Kentucky where coal mining remains the prevalent employer. Upon his homecoming to ...
Political Accountability And Determinants Of Governance Under Principal-Agent Theory, 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi
Political Accountability And Determinants Of Governance Under Principal-Agent Theory, Matthew Bluem
This study examines the theory that quality of governance is largely dependent upon political accountability, and that the effect of political accountability on governance varies based on three main determinants: level of democracy, level of information available to the public, and diversification of the economy (Adserà et al. 2003). With quality of governance, represented by the World Bank’s World Governance Indicators (WGI), as the dependent variable, this study considers how these three independent variables, and several control variables, affect governance quality. Incorporating data from 2010 – 2015 for 143 countries in both cross-sectional OLS and fixed effects panel regression analysis ...
Speech Excerpts: Tax Cuts For Families And The Forgotten Middle Class, 2018 University of North Florida
Speech Excerpts: Tax Cuts For Families And The Forgotten Middle Class
Saffy Collection Textual
Excerpt from speeches by Governor Bill Clinton regarding his position on tax cuts for families and the middle class. Printed on Bill Clinton for President Committee letterhead. No date given. Box: 16 Folder: 3
Document: A National Economic Strategy, 2018 University of North Florida
Document: A National Economic Strategy
Saffy Collection Textual
A position paper describing the Clinton administration’s proposed National Economic Strategy regarding a new covenant for economic change in America. An agreement stating we need a President who will revolutionize government to invest more in the future with education, job training making work pay by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, Tax fairness, Radically Changing Government, a National Health Care Plan, A Revolution in the Workplace and No Deductibility for Irresponsibility. It also addresses his Global Economy Strategy with Incentives for Productivity, Expanding Trade for a Strong America and Getting Products to Market. Printed on Bill Clinton for President ...
Speech Excerpts: Investing In Jobs And Economic Growth, 2018 University of North Florida
Speech Excerpts: Investing In Jobs And Economic Growth
Saffy Collection Textual
Excerpt from speeches by Governor Bill Clinton regarding his position on economic growth and investing in jobs. Printed on Bill Clinton for President Committee letterhead. No date given. Box: 16 Folder: 3
Full Circle: Building A Local Economy Through Pollinator Enterprises In The Food System, 2018 University of Montana, Missoula
Full Circle: Building A Local Economy Through Pollinator Enterprises In The Food System, Catherine M. Demets
Graduate Student Portfolios
As the alternative food movement gains traction in mainstream American society, it is essential to document how enterprises in the movement are building robust local economies. As Eric Holt-Giménez (2010: 1) points out, the movement “has successfully shone the spotlight on hunger and food access in the US, created a drive for more local food, and gotten better policy from the federal to the local level,” yet no assurance exists that our society’s interest in food issues is not a passing fad. Rather, we should ask: “how do we turn initial reforms into lasting food system transformation?” (Holt-Giménez 2010 ...
The Dictators’ Dilemma: Repression Or Concessions In The Face Of Resistance, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
The Dictators’ Dilemma: Repression Or Concessions In The Face Of Resistance, Chris Massaro
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
The Arab Spring revolts of late 2010 and 2011 were a profound moment in the history of a region troubled by decades of authoritarianism. Years of economic mismanagement and security force repression trammeled on the rights and aspirations of people striving for a better life. When social movements and anti-government protests erupted throughout the region, each country responded to the uprisings with different methodologies. This research closely examines why autocratic regimes of the region chose such divergent responses, with some opting to use violent repression, others attempting to make concessions and most combined repression with concessions. I will make the ...
Capital Growth: Precision Agriculture And Vertical Farming In The Corporate Food Regime, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Capital Growth: Precision Agriculture And Vertical Farming In The Corporate Food Regime, Justin Taylor
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
Agriculture in the 21st century has entered a digital age. New technologies emphasize GPS, big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, automation, sensors, and robotics, contributing to two modes of modern food production known as precision agriculture and vertical farming. Through an interdisciplinary review of scientific and social scientific scholarship, this paper examines the ways in which these two technologies interact with the global corporate food regime and explores their impact in core, peripheral, and semi-peripheral countries. It also engages in a discourse analysis of promotional materials and interview statements from precision agriculture and vertical farming firms to expose ...
Venezuela: Oil And Madness. Politics, Propaganda, And Realities Of The Chavista Era, 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Venezuela: Oil And Madness. Politics, Propaganda, And Realities Of The Chavista Era, Alvaro E. De Prat
All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects
This thesis is an interdisciplinary exploration of Venezuela’s political paradoxes and their consequences during the Chavista years. On a concrete level, in this work I propose how the manner in which Hugo Chávez implemented his at first apparently benign redistributive politics in fact precipitated the country's current humanitarian crisis and what I will argue are the times of starkest inequality in modern Venezuelan history. Integral to this, although on a more philosophical level, here I also offer a theory of how and why Chávez’s representations might have been so misinterpreted.
The list of eminent political thinkers who ...
The Controversial F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: America's Most Expensive Weapons System And Its Global Impact, Bert Chapman
Libraries Faculty and Staff Creative Materials
Provides an overview on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program involving the U.S. and many allied countries. Describes the costs of this program, the technical problems it has experienced, its economic impact on the U.S. and allied countries, the JSF's operational capabilities, potential combat scenarios in which it could be used, and the campaign finance impact aerospace companies and unions have in the electoral process.
Public Principles And Economic Legacy, 2018 Cedarville University
Public Principles And Economic Legacy, Stanley Schwartz
Channels: Where Disciplines Meet
2018 will mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of Public Principles of Public Debt. The Nobel-prize winning economist’s first book conflicted with the Keynesian orthodoxy of the day, and added fresh ideas to an ongoing debate over the fundamentals of public debt theory. This paper seeks to outline the dialogue among leading economists surrounding public debt since the publication of Public Principles of Public Debt, examining the major schools of thought and their development. The ideas of John Maynard Keynes, James Buchanan, and Richard Barro will receive attention, without neglecting other significant contributions. The paper will conclude ...
Aiding To Repair: An Analysis On The Impact Of Foreign Aid In Rwanda After The 1994 Genocide, Mary Atta-Dakwa
International Relations Honors Papers
Between April 1994 to July 1994, about 1 million Hutus and Tutsis were murdered in the Rwandan genocide. The genocide not only severely declined the population of Rwandans, but largely impacted its infrastructure, government, and economy. After the genocide, about $15 billion US dollars was sent to provide humanitarian aid. Post-genocide Rwanda has seen a significant growth in its economy; however, speculators may question if the economic growth is attributed to the foreign aid it received after the 1994 genocide. This paper seeks to examine the impact of foreign aid on post-war reconstruction on Rwanda as a case study.
Was The Amt Effectively Repealed?, 2018 University of Pennsylvania Law School
Was The Amt Effectively Repealed?, Reed Shuldiner
The individual alternative minimum tax (AMT) was a much disliked feature of the tax law prior to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Yet, despite repeated promises to repeal the AMT as part of tax reform, the TCJA dropped AMT repeal in favor of increasing the AMT exemption and its phaseout threshold. The question raised by this development is whether the AMT changes should be viewed as yet another stop-gap tweak of the AMT or whether the changes should be viewed as returning the AMT to its roots as a tax on high-income taxpayers using excessive loopholes. In this ...
Effectiveness Of Different Regime Types In Preserving Common Resources: Evidence From A Lab Experiment, 2018 Brigham Young University
Effectiveness Of Different Regime Types In Preserving Common Resources: Evidence From A Lab Experiment, David Bates
Undergraduate Honors Theses
This experiment is based on a game-theoretic problem that has troubled the field of political economy since people first started grazing cows in pastures: how can economies best solve collective action problems? This experiment looks at one aspect of this question—types of governance. Are different styles of government (democracies, dictatorships, etc) more or less likely to prevent a common-pool resource (as these goods are called by Elinor Ostrom) from being depleted? Or is the style of governance irrelevant to the question of whether a CPR (common-pool resource) is sustained?
The problem of CPRs (common pool resources) is much the ...
The Normalization Of Prostitution In Switzerland: The Origin Of Policies, 2018 University of Helsinki
The Normalization Of Prostitution In Switzerland: The Origin Of Policies, Corinne Isler, Marjut Jyrkinen
Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence
In this article, we examine how socio-political actors frame prostitution and problems attached to the phenomenon and what types of policies they suggest. The sex trade in Switzerland has been tolerated since 1942, and prostitution is protected under the economic freedom guaranteed by the Swiss constitution. Any critique of prostitution is viewed as counterproductive, claimed to be rooted in old-fashioned ideas about sexuality and thought to worsen the situation for women who sell sex. The role of sex buyers is largely obscured, and the presumed right to buy sex remains unquestioned.