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The Influence Of The Electric Supply Industry On Economic Growth In Less Developed Countries, Edward Richard Bee 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

The Influence Of The Electric Supply Industry On Economic Growth In Less Developed Countries, Edward Richard Bee

Dissertations

This study measures the impact that electrical outages have on manufacturing production in 135 less developed countries using stochastic frontier analysis and data from World Bank’s Investment Climate surveys. Outages of electricity, for firms with and without backup power sources, are the most frequently cited constraint on manufacturing growth in these surveys.

Outages are shown to reduce output below the production frontier by almost five percent in Africa and by a lower percentage in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa. Production response to outages is quadratic in form. Outages also increase labor cost, reduce ...


Natural Disasters In Latin America: The Role Of Disaster Type And Productive Sector On The Urban-Rural Income Gap And Rural To Urban Migration, Madeline Alice Messick 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Natural Disasters In Latin America: The Role Of Disaster Type And Productive Sector On The Urban-Rural Income Gap And Rural To Urban Migration, Madeline Alice Messick

Dissertations

This research provides insight into the impact of natural disasters as drivers of rural to urban migration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Disasters of varying types are predicted to have differing impacts on the productive sectors of agriculture, industry, and services; which due to the concentration of the various productive sectors in either urban or rural areas, subsequently changes the urban-rural wage differential. Changes to the wage differential (as measured by the urban-rural income gap) are predicted to lead to movement between urban and rural areas until a new equilibrium wage is reached.

This dissertation first identifies a ...


Forging A University Research Mission, Joshua L. Rosenbloom 2016 Iowa State University

Forging A University Research Mission, Joshua L. Rosenbloom

Joshua L. Rosenbloom

The university exists to accommodate and implement the whole human learning process, and this must include creative scholarship and research. Thus research is not an optional activity of the university, not merely a legitimate pursuit of those who may be interested and willing to dedicate their spare time, nor an assignment justified to either the university or the professor by the resultant income in dollars and publicity. Rather, research is an inescapable responsibility of the university and an inseparable part of its total educational function. "The Place of Research in the University"


The Effect Of Low-Income Housing On Neighborhood Mobility: Evidence From Linked Micro-Data, Quentin O. Brummet, Otávio C. Bartalotti 2016 United States Census Bureau

The Effect Of Low-Income Housing On Neighborhood Mobility: Evidence From Linked Micro-Data, Quentin O. Brummet, Otávio C. Bartalotti

Otávio Bartalotti

While subsidized low-income housing construction provides affordable living conditions for poor households, many observers worry that building low-income housing in poor communities induces individuals to move to poor neighborhoods. We examine this issue using detailed, nationally representative microdata constructed from linked decennial censuses. Our analysis exploits exogenous variation in low-income housing supply induced by program eligibility rules for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to estimate the effect of subsidized housing on neighborhood mobility patterns. The results indicate little evidence to suggest a causal effect of additional low-income housing construction on the characteristics of neighborhoods to which households move. This result is ...


A Cost Analysis Of Providing Vital Statistics Services By Iowa Local Government, Mark A. Edelman Dr., Brian L. Menz 2016 Iowa State University

A Cost Analysis Of Providing Vital Statistics Services By Iowa Local Government, Mark A. Edelman Dr., Brian L. Menz

Mark Edelman

This report is designed to foster discussion among citizens, leaders and policy makers regarding an important public issue of concern to Iowans. Iowa State University seeks to provide accurate research-based information on relevant issues and neither endorses nor opposes proposals regarding the issues analyzed. The research contained herein was conducted with partial support from the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station (IAHEES), Iowa State University Extension (ISUE) and funding from the Iowa County Recorders Association. Funding from the Iowa County Recorders Association was solely used for providing research assistance with the understanding that the goal of the project was ...


Phase Ii Final Report: An Economic Analysis Of Proposed Court Consolidation In Iowa: A Case Study And Composite Rural County Approach For Examining The Impacts And Implications, Mark A. Edelman, Terry L. Raun 2016 Iowa State University

Phase Ii Final Report: An Economic Analysis Of Proposed Court Consolidation In Iowa: A Case Study And Composite Rural County Approach For Examining The Impacts And Implications, Mark A. Edelman, Terry L. Raun

Mark Edelman

This report is. designed to foster discussion among citizens, leaders and policymakers regarding an important public issue of concern to lowans. lowa State University seeks to provide accurate research-based information on relevant issues and neither endorses nor opposes proposals regarding the issues•' analyzed. The research contained herein was conducted vith partial support from the lova. Agriculture and Homo Economics Experiment Station (lABEES), lova State University Extension (ISUE) and funding from local officials in 40 leva counties collected by Rural Counties Against Regionalization (RCAR). RCAR funding vas solely used for funding research assistance vith the understanding that the goal of the ...


Potential Cost Savings And Framework Of Strategies For Improved Delivery Of Government Services, Mark A. Edelman Dr. 2016 Iowa State University

Potential Cost Savings And Framework Of Strategies For Improved Delivery Of Government Services, Mark A. Edelman Dr.

Mark Edelman

This Preliminary Assessment represents a response to an important and timely request for information from the Governor's Strategic Planning Council. This report represents a limited response based on findings and principles from existing applied studies, academic literature, and input from a knowledgeable range of expertise from the private and public sectors represented on the Iowa Research Council Public Finance Study Development Committee. The intended purpose of this report is to provide a basis for discussion by the Governor's Strategic Planning Council as well as other state and local policymakers, leaders and citizens. The specific questions provided to the ...


Analysis Of Senate Joint Resolution 1 (Sjr1): Proposed Amendments To The Iowa Constitution For Limiting State General Fund Expenditures And Tax Revenues, Mark A. Edelman Ph.D 2016 Iowa State University

Analysis Of Senate Joint Resolution 1 (Sjr1): Proposed Amendments To The Iowa Constitution For Limiting State General Fund Expenditures And Tax Revenues, Mark A. Edelman Ph.D

Mark Edelman

* This report is designed to foster discussion among citizens, leaders and policy makers regarding a public issue of concern to lowans. Iowa State University seeks to provide accurate research-based information on relevant issues and does not necessarily endorse or oppose any proposals that may be analyzed. The analysis provided herein was initiated after requests for information on the impacts of the proposals were expressed by leaders representing a coalition of more than twenty statewide interests. It is important to note that NO external support was received from any special interest groups for conducting this analysis. The methods and data used ...


Complex Effects Of Value-Added Livestock Ventures, Matthew A. Diersen 2016 South Dakota State University

Complex Effects Of Value-Added Livestock Ventures, Matthew A. Diersen

Economics Commentator

Value-added agriculture ventures are generally touted as being positive for a region’s economy. A product formerly shipped elsewhere may now be processed or modified locally or regionally, providing additional employment and related economic activity. Ethanol production, for example, disrupts the pattern of sending corn out of a region, but usually occurs where corn production is already prevalent. Consider, instead, the implications of a new livestock production facility. In this article, observations are made at the state and county levels related to livestock ventures. Kingsbury County is examined for potential effects on the production agriculture (or farming) sector. A livestock ...


Central Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian, Richard A. MacDonald 2016 St. Cloud State University

Central Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald

Central Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Economic conditions in the Central Minnesota planning area are expected to improve over the next several months according to predictions of the Central Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). The leading index surged in the most recent period, with four components producing positive readings. Weakness in national new orders for durable goods was the only index component that registered a negative number. Improvements in a general measure of statewide business conditions and a decrease in initial jobless claims in Central Minnesota helped drive the LEI higher in the first quarter. Also contributing to the improved outlook was a rise ...


Southwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian, Richard A. MacDonald 2016 St. Cloud State University

Southwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald

Southwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Economic conditions are expected to improve in Southwest Minnesota over the next several months according to the predictions of the St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Southwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). A strengthening rural outlook, a recent increase in new business filings, and fewer initial jobless claims in the first quarter helped drive the leading index higher. A small reduction in residential building permits in Mankato served as a drag on the leading index in the first quarter.

There were 665 new business filings with the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State in Southwest Minnesota in the ...


Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian, Richard A. MacDonald 2016 St. Cloud State University

Northwest Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald

Northwest Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

An increased pace of economic activity is expected in Northwest Minnesota over the next several months according to the predictions of the St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Northwest Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). While two of the five components of the leading index were lower in the first quarter, the LEI still increased by 5.49 points. A rise in the Rural Mainstreet Index (which signals a less challenging macroeconomic environment for rural America), lower initial jobless claims in the region, and a slight increase in Fargo/Moorhead and Grand Forks/East Grand Forks residential building permits helped ...


Northeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian, Richard A. MacDonald 2016 St. Cloud State University

Northeast Minnesota Economic And Business Conditions Report - First Quarter 2016, King Banaian, Richard A. Macdonald

Northeast Minnesota Economic and Business Conditions Report

Northeast Minnesota economic performance is expected to improve over the next several months according to the predictions of the Northeast Minnesota Index of Leading Economic Indicators (LEI). Four of the five components of the LEI increased in the first quarter as the overall index followed up a negative reading in the fourth quarter with a positive move in the first three months of 2016. A decline in initial jobless claims in the region and a recent increase in filings for new business incorporation contributed favorably to the first quarter LEI. In addition, an improvement in a general measure of state ...


Geospatial Modeling Of Vietnamese Fdi, Cuong Nguyen Tien 2016 CUNY Hunter College

Geospatial Modeling Of Vietnamese Fdi, Cuong Nguyen Tien

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis sets a goal to analyze and project geographically disaggregated measures of FDI using aggregate data. We regress the country level FDI with aggregate, fine geospatial data on GDP, urban extent, and risk. By disaggregating the model, we will predict the FDI flow in every 1000 square kilometer area.


Variation In Restaurant Sanitary Scores In New York City, Kyle Gregory 2016 CUNY Hunter College

Variation In Restaurant Sanitary Scores In New York City, Kyle Gregory

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether restaurants that are homogenous in nature would exhibit substantially different hygiene scores based on the underlying consumer learning behaviors present in the neighborhoods in which the restaurants are located.


The Effect Of Low-Income Housing On Neighborhood Mobility: Evidence From Linked Micro-Data, Quentin O. Brummet, Otávio C. Bartalotti 2016 United States Census Bureau

The Effect Of Low-Income Housing On Neighborhood Mobility: Evidence From Linked Micro-Data, Quentin O. Brummet, Otávio C. Bartalotti

Economics Working Papers (2016– )

While subsidized low-income housing construction provides affordable living conditions for poor households, many observers worry that building low-income housing in poor communities induces individuals to move to poor neighborhoods. We examine this issue using detailed, nationally representative microdata constructed from linked decennial censuses. Our analysis exploits exogenous variation in low-income housing supply induced by program eligibility rules for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to estimate the effect of subsidized housing on neighborhood mobility patterns. The results indicate little evidence to suggest a causal effect of additional low-income housing construction on the characteristics of neighborhoods to which households move. This result is ...


Preferential Trade Agreements And Quality Of Government In Sub-Saharan Africa, Sharon Camara 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Preferential Trade Agreements And Quality Of Government In Sub-Saharan Africa, Sharon Camara

Dissertations

Objectives. Sub-Saharan African (SSA) nations have made concerted attempts at economic integration and openness with use of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) beginning in the latter half of the 1990s. These changes could result in increases in trade and growth. The World Bank’s Good Governance indicators are designed to assess the quality of institutions in a given country. The objective is to assess the impact of PTAs and Good Governance indicators on trade in SSA nations. Methods. Data on trade y was generated based on exports defined by the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Direction of Trade statistics, and both ...


Corporate Responsibility In Peace Building, Conflict Prevention And Development: The Role Of The Mining Sector In Ghana, Abdul Karim Issifu 2016 University of Cape Coast

Corporate Responsibility In Peace Building, Conflict Prevention And Development: The Role Of The Mining Sector In Ghana, Abdul Karim Issifu

Journal of Interdisciplinary Conflict Science

This article seeks to explore the role of the mining sector in peace building, conflict prevention and community development in Ghana. After thoroughly reviewing secondary data, including articles, books, journals, newspapers, etc., via critical document review and qualitative research approaches the research found that, there is no legal document on CSR in Ghana, yet mining companies in a free will, have executed CSR programs laying down for peace, security and development in the country. More so, this article provides a theoretical support for the Integrative theory of CSR on the basis that, the socio-economic, political, cultural and environmental needs of ...


Exchange Patterns And Relations In Collaborative Governance., Charles Wharton Kaye-Essien 2016 University of Louisville

Exchange Patterns And Relations In Collaborative Governance., Charles Wharton Kaye-Essien

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Collaborative governance has received considerable attention in recent years. From environmental resource management to public safety, collaborative governance continues to play a vital role in regional problem solving. In spite of this increasing popularity previous attempts to model the political, economic, and demographic determinants of collaboration have in most cases produced inconsistent results, thereby undermining the ability to generalize from such findings. Additionally, our understanding of the relational patterns that emanate from collaborative agreements remains fairly rudimentary. The main objective of this research is to address some of the gaps in the literature and improve our understanding of collaborative governance ...


Initiatives Sectorielles Pour La Formation De Travailleurs Faiblement Qualifiés Aux États-Unis: Deux Études De Cas, Randall W. Eberts 2016 W.E. Upjohn Institute

Initiatives Sectorielles Pour La Formation De Travailleurs Faiblement Qualifiés Aux États-Unis: Deux Études De Cas, Randall W. Eberts

Randall W. Eberts

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