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Exploring The Complex Structural Evolution Of Global Primary Product Trade Network, JIANG Xiaorong, LIU Qing, WANG Shenglan 2022 a College of Resource Environment and Tourism, Hubei University of Arts and Science, Xiangyang, 441053, China

Exploring The Complex Structural Evolution Of Global Primary Product Trade Network, Jiang Xiaorong, Liu Qing, Wang Shenglan

Regional Sustainability

The production and trade of primary products had a growing impact on the economic security of all countries and regions, and the strategic position of these products in the global trade network was becoming increasingly prominent. Based on complex network theory, this paper explored the spatial pattern and complex structural evolution of the global primary product trade network (GPPTN) during 1985–2015 by using index methods, such as centrality, Sankey diagram, and structure entropy, focusing on the diversified spatial structure of China’s import and export markets for primary products (with exceptions of Taiwan of China, Hong Kong of China ...


Sustainable Rural Development: Is It Possible To Boost Rural Economies While Protecting The Environment?, Jack M. Hempleman 2022 University of Denver

Sustainable Rural Development: Is It Possible To Boost Rural Economies While Protecting The Environment?, Jack M. Hempleman

Undergraduate Theses, Capstones, and Recitals

Amidst rapid depletion of our carbon budget, the need to change our practices to be more in line with Earth’s limits has become important in every sector of our economy. From advances in renewable energy generation to the growth of urban gardening, people around the world are taking action to change the way they interact with our planet. However, growing concerns have been raised that protections for the environment will disproportionately harm struggling communities. For instance, rural communities in the United States already exhibit disproportionately high poverty rates, income inequality, and unemployment, as well as lower quality healthcare and ...


Harlan County, Kentucky In A Post-Coal America: A Case Study, Karli Bryn Ailshie 2022 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Harlan County, Kentucky In A Post-Coal America: A Case Study, Karli Bryn Ailshie

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Economic Opportunity And Community Development Financial Institutions In Clark County, Ar And Beyond: An Analysis, Magdalena Hopkins 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Economic Opportunity And Community Development Financial Institutions In Clark County, Ar And Beyond: An Analysis, Magdalena Hopkins

Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses

Arkansas is home to one of the greatest projects in the world of Community Development Financial Institutions: Southern Bancorp. Founded with the help and support of Bill Clinton, it pre-dates The Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994, which is now used to fund similar Community Development Financial Institutions. According to the Opportunity Finance Network (2022), there are more than 1,200 Community Development Financial Institutions in the United States. These institutions span the country and operate in unique communities. The CDFI Coalition (2017) cites Arkansas as having 19 Community Development Financial Institutions in the state. It is ...


Aggregate Online Brand Name Pharmacy Price Dynamics For The United States And Mexico, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton 2022 University of Texas at El Paso

Aggregate Online Brand Name Pharmacy Price Dynamics For The United States And Mexico, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton

Border Region Modeling Project

Virtual cross-border medical tourism allows many residents in the United States to purchase brand name medicines from companies in Mexico without travelling there. Monthly economic reports indicate that the online brand name pharmaceutical product prices in Mexico are noticeably lower than the corresponding internet prices in the United States. There have been very few econometric studies on how these prices are linked and the dynamic nature of those relationships. Results in this study indicate that online medicine prices in Mexico respond very rapidly to online prices changes in the high-price market.


Economic Impact Of The Western Africa Ebola Outbreak--A Holistic Approach, Xufeng Liu 2022 William & Mary

Economic Impact Of The Western Africa Ebola Outbreak--A Holistic Approach, Xufeng Liu

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The 2014 Western Africa Ebola Epidemic was one of the most severe epidemics in the region’s history, creating considerable health and economic burdens on the affected countries. The first part of this paper relies on several macroeconomic databases from 2009 to 2019 to evaluate the aggregate economic impact of Ebola both in the short- and medium-run. We also use household surveys to assess the microeconomic effects of Ebola on employment and household non-farm enterprises (HNFE) at different phases of the outbreak in Sierra Leone. Our primary estimation method is the Difference-in-Differences approach with the canonical specification where we compare ...


Kankakee In Deindustrialization: An Oral History Approach, Rachel Shepard 2022 Olivet Nazarene University

Kankakee In Deindustrialization: An Oral History Approach, Rachel Shepard

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The City of Kankakee was an industrialized city which prospered economically for decades. Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, economic trends shifted for Kankakee and the surrounding communities. The major factories, such as Roper Corporation and A.O. Smith, migrated their source of production from Kankakee to other regions of the United States and abroad during the 1970s and 1980s. As a result, the declining industrial economic activity led to changing community perceptions. Kankakee is an example of the “Rust Belt” region, a region in the Midwestern and Northeastern States of the United States where declining industrial activity occurred throughout ...


Motivations, Enablers And Barriers To The Adoption Of Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices By Smallholder Farmers: Evidence From The Transitional And Savannah Agroecological Zones Of Ghana, Philip ANTWI-AGYEI, Emmanuel Mawuli ABALO, Andrew John DOUGILL, Frank BAFFOUR-ATA 2022 a Department of Environmental Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Motivations, Enablers And Barriers To The Adoption Of Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices By Smallholder Farmers: Evidence From The Transitional And Savannah Agroecological Zones Of Ghana, Philip Antwi-Agyei, Emmanuel Mawuli Abalo, Andrew John Dougill, Frank Baffour-Ata

Regional Sustainability

This paper examined the prioritized climate-smart agricultural practices by smallholder farmers, the motivations of adopting climate-smart agricultural practices, the enablers to the successful adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices, and the barriers to the successful adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices in the transitional and savannah agroecological zones of Ghana. Specifically, we employed ethnographic research using participatory approaches, including two stakeholder workshops and household surveys with 1061 households in the transitional and savannah agroecological zones of Ghana. The weighted average index (WAI) and problem confrontation index (PCI) were used to rank smallholder farmers’ perceived enablers to the adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices ...


Essays On Socioeconomic Shocks And Policies In Agriculture, Wilman Iglesias 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Essays On Socioeconomic Shocks And Policies In Agriculture, Wilman Iglesias

Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics

The three chapters of this doctoral dissertation estimate the responses of agricultural productivity, production value of agriculture, and crop supply to some external shocks and policies. Using unique panel datasets for Colombia and the United States, this research provides new insights regarding the responsiveness of agriculture to some socioeconomic effects and related market policies. Chapter 1 studies the impact of armed conflicts in rural areas on legal agricultural productivity in Colombia by using a production function that includes violence shocks such as the forced intra-national displacement of the rural population from 1995 to 2017. Chapter 2 investigates the effect of ...


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 6, Number 4, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton 2022 University of Texas at El Paso

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 6, Number 4, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Sensitivity Of Livelihood Strategy To Livestock Production And Marketization: An Empirical Analysis Of Grasslands In Inner Mongolia, China, Saheed Olaide JIMOH, DING Wenqiang, DONG Haibin, BAI Haihua, YIN Yanting, LIU Huihui, HOU Xiangyang 2022 a Grassland Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences/Key Laboratory of Grassland Ecology and Restoration, Ministry of Agriculture, Hohhot, 010010, China; b Department of Pasture and Range Management, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 23439, Nigeria; c Agriculture Research Group, Organization of African Academic Doctors (O-AAD), Nairobi, 25305-00100, Kenya

Sensitivity Of Livelihood Strategy To Livestock Production And Marketization: An Empirical Analysis Of Grasslands In Inner Mongolia, China, Saheed Olaide Jimoh, Ding Wenqiang, Dong Haibin, Bai Haihua, Yin Yanting, Liu Huihui, Hou Xiangyang

Regional Sustainability

Recent researches have primarily focused on the relationship between livelihood strategies and livelihood capital, with few empirical studies on the sensitivity of livelihood strategies to livestock production and marketization in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. This study used an income distribution approach to categorize livelihood strategies of the respondents (n = 394) into three types, i.e., herder livelihood strategy (LS1), petty-herder livelihood strategy (LS2), and non-herder livelihood strategy (LS3). Using the multinomial logistic regression model, we compared livestock production and marketization across the three livelihood strategies. Our findings showed that (1) livestock production and marketization tended to favor LS1 ...


Interconnections Between Governance And Socioeconomic Conditions: Understanding The Challenges In Sub-Saharan Africa, Fisayo FAGBEMI, Geraldine Ejiaka NZERIBE, Tolulope Temilola OSINUBI, Simplice ASONGU 2022 a The European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (EXCAS), Liège, 4031, Belgium

Interconnections Between Governance And Socioeconomic Conditions: Understanding The Challenges In Sub-Saharan Africa, Fisayo Fagbemi, Geraldine Ejiaka Nzeribe, Tolulope Temilola Osinubi, Simplice Asongu

Regional Sustainability

Given that challenges on the issue of socioeconomic development faced by countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have been identified as critical to strengthening the inherent link between governance and socioeconomic conditions, this study examines the interconnections between governance and socioeconomic conditions in SSA. With a focus on 25 countries in SSA between 2005 and 2019, we conduct the analysis based on the Panel-Corrected Standard Error and System Generalized Method of Moments estimations and panel causality tests. The results show that SSA does not seem to have the means of effective governance to spur improved socioeconomic conditions. Moreover, the pervasiveness of ...


Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, March, Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness 2022 University of Texas at El Paso

Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, March, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness

Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Infrastructures Of Race? Colonial Indigenous Zoning And Contemporaneous Urban Segregation, Luis Baldomero-Quintana, Enrique de la Rosa-Ramos, Guillermo Woo-Mora 2022 William & Mary

Infrastructures Of Race? Colonial Indigenous Zoning And Contemporaneous Urban Segregation, Luis Baldomero-Quintana, Enrique De La Rosa-Ramos, Guillermo Woo-Mora

Arts & Sciences Articles

We study the impacts of a colonial segregation policy on the contemporary outcomes of Mexican cities. After the conquest of Mesoamerica, Spaniards aimed to segregate natives in settlements called pueblos de indios. By the end of colonial times, there were two types of settlements: pueblos with only-indigenous inhabitants, and pueblos with diverse-ancestry population. The pueblos generated modern population agglomerations within cities. To estimate the impacts of the successfully segregated pueblos on the urban blocks of modern Mexican cities, we combine an instrumental variable design with a novel spatial first differences approach to address selection and spatially correlated unobserved heterogeneity. We ...


Locational Error In The Estimation Of Regional Discrete Choice Models Using Distance As A Regressor, Giuseppe Arbia, Paolo Berta, Carrie B. Dolan 2022 Catholic University of Sacred Heart

Locational Error In The Estimation Of Regional Discrete Choice Models Using Distance As A Regressor, Giuseppe Arbia, Paolo Berta, Carrie B. Dolan

Arts & Sciences Articles

In many microeconometric studies distance from a relevant point of interest (such as a hospital) is often used as a predictor in a regression framework. Confidentiality rules, often, require to geo-mask spatial micro-data, reducing the quality of such relevant information and distorting inference on models’ parameters. This paper extends previous literature, extending the classical results on the measurement error in a linear regression model to the case of hospital choice, showing that in a discrete choice model the higher is the distortion produced by the geo-masking, the higher will be the downward bias in absolute value toward zero of the ...


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 6, Number 3, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton 2022 University of Texas at El Paso

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 6, Number 3, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, February, Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness 2022 University of Texas at El Paso

Paso Del Norte Economic Indicator Review, February, Hunt Institute For Global Competitiveness

Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 6, Number 2, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton 2022 University of Texas at El Paso

Borderplex Business Barometer, Volume 6, Number 2, Thomas M. Fullerton Jr., Steven L. Fullerton

Border Region Modeling Project

No abstract provided.


Economic Impact Of A Proposed Metals Manufacturing Plant, Eric Bowen 2022 WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Economic Impact Of A Proposed Metals Manufacturing Plant, Eric Bowen

Bureau of Business & Economic Research

In this briefing paper, we estimate the potential economic impact of a new metals manufacturing plant in West Virginia. Data for this study were provided by the West Virginia Development Office. We consider the economic impact of the plant construction and operational spending in terms of output, employment, employee compensation, and select state and local tax revenue.


Blue Growth: A Transitions Approach To Developing Sustainable Pathways, Christina Kelly, Ben McAteer, Frances Fahy, Liam Carr, Daniel Norton, Desiree Farrell, Rebecca Corless, Stephen Hynes, Zacharoula Kyriazi, Agnès Marhadour, Regis Kalaydjian, Wesley Flannery 2022 School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast

Blue Growth: A Transitions Approach To Developing Sustainable Pathways, Christina Kelly, Ben Mcateer, Frances Fahy, Liam Carr, Daniel Norton, Desiree Farrell, Rebecca Corless, Stephen Hynes, Zacharoula Kyriazi, Agnès Marhadour, Regis Kalaydjian, Wesley Flannery

Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics

The sustainable management of Blue Growth is an urgent issue for coastal states. Marine industries have rapidly expanded over the last two decades and this is projected to continue with the European Green Deal and post-COVID economic recovery policies. The intensification of Blue Growth could have adverse socio-ecological implications and must, therefore, be managed in terms of sustainability, natural resource boundaries, and coastal community well-being. Managing Blue Growth in a sustainable manner however, is challenging due to the longstanding inefficiencies and inertia of existing marine governance regimes. Adopting a transitions approach has been advanced as a way of steering regime ...


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