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    • The determinants of Chinese housing price inflation. 

      Lin, Fangshi, 1988- (, 2013-05-15)
      Housing prices in major Chinese cities have been soaring since 2003. Some economists believe that this represents a dangerous speculative bubble while others argue that Chinese housing price inflation is a normal consequence ...
    • Determinants of faculty salaries at elite liberal arts colleges. 

      Konsor, Kellie J. (2011-01-05)
      In this paper we focus on the determinants of faculty salary levels at elite liberal arts colleges for specific years over the past decade. We address the role regional personal income per capita and endowment play in ...
    • Do We Really Understand Home Ownership Rates? An International Study 

      Gwin, Carl R.; Ong, Seow-Eng (2005-08-13)
      This paper attempts to fill two gaps in the homeownership literature identified by Dietz and Haurin (2003): homeownership in less developed countries and the effects of race, ethnicity and income on tenure choice. We use ...
    • Does Consumer Search Matter for Firm Markups? 

      Gwin, Carl R. (2005-08-13)
      This study investigates the relationship between consumer search costs, inflation, and firm markups in retail trade by employing actual measures of search cost. Consistent with theory, results indicate that markups can be ...
    • Dollarization and growth : a synthetic control approach to Ecuador and El Salvador’s cases. 

      Yepes, Juan P., 1991- (2016-04-21)
      This thesis examines the impact of full dollarization on economic growth in Ecuador and El Salvador by employing the synthetic control method. We find that, relative to the counterfactual built, these currency substitutions ...
    • Effects of debt relief under the enhanced HIPC Initiative and the MDRI on developing countries using a time-shifted difference-in differences strategy. 

      Gamel, Kelsey. 1990- (2017-06-28)
      The IMF and World Bank launched the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative in 1996 to alleviate the debt overhang problem in developing countries. They amended the program to the Enhanced HIPC Initiative in 1999 ...
    • Existence of Equilibriuim in Welfare-enhancing Free Trade Areas 

      Grinols, Earl L.; Silva, Peri A. (2005-08-13)
      Proving the existence of equilibrium having specified properties is often synonymous with proving the result in trade theory. The Grandmont-McFadden proposition that any autarkic allocation can be replaced by a Pareto ...
    • Export sophistication and catching up. 

      Vogelgesang, James W. (2010-10-08)
      The catching up model predicts that countries who continue to increase technology through economic policies will experience sustained growth and success in closing the gap between themselves and the current technology ...
    • Global Patent Protection: Channels of North & South Welfare Gain 

      Grinols, Earl L.; Lin, Hwan C. (2005-08-13)
      Much of the dynamic literature on intellectual property protection (IPP) arrays goods along a segment of the real line, one endpoint of which expands with innovation. A single margin of innovation brings computational ...
    • Hispanic assimilation to American health insurance. 

      Jamal, Sheri K. (2006-10-26)
      Policy makers, insurance companies, physicians, healthcare administrators, and especially patients have acknowledged the need for healthcare reform. Some economists speculate high healthcare costs arise from charging ...
    • Impact of childhood exposure to family problem gambling on adult gambling pathology. 

      Roberts, Albert, 1979- (, 2014-06-11)
      Does the apple fall far from the tree? Proverbs 22:6 says: "Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it." One theory from the social sciences termed Social Learning Theory would ...
    • Information leaks and information systems. 

      Madden, Joshua E. (, 2012-11-29)
      While the rise of WikiLeaks and other leak-related organizations has been reflected in the research in international relations, it has received limited focus within the field of information systems. This study surveyed ...
    • Information Overload : detection and prevention through the usage of consumer neural devices. 

      Milic, Nash A. 1987- (2017-07-06)
      Information Overload is a state in which individuals have a vast amount of information that is readily available, almost instantaneously, without mechanisms to check the validity of the content and the potential risk of ...
    • Internal social media's impact on socialization and commitment. 

      Gonzalez, Ester S. (, 2013-05-15)
      Social media technologies present an opportunity for organizations to create value by acclimating new employees and increasing organizational commitment. Past research has indicated that many organizations have leveraged ...
    • International trade and economic growth : a network perspective. 

      Zhao, Chengzhi. 1994- (2017-07-31)
      International trade is a complex network of import and export relationships, which is commonly referred to as the World Trade Network. It displays many topological characteristics that were recently suggested to be tightly ...
    • Measurement of total factor productivity growth in countries with high rates of structural change. 

      Racsa, Patrick N. (2008-06-11)
      In a neoclassical framework, high rates of economic growth can be sustained if the main source of this growth is improvements in technical efficiency, measured by Total Factor Productivity Growth (TFPG). This study argues ...
    • Openness, Central Wage Bargaining, and Inflation 

      Daniels, Joseph P.; Nourzad, Farrokh; VanHoose, David D. (2005-08-13)
      This paper develops a model of an open economy containing both sectors in which wages are market-determined and sectors with wage-setting arrangements. A portion of the latter group of sectors coordinate their wages, ...
    • Openness, the Sacrifice Ratio, and Inflation: Is there a Puzzle? 

      Daniels, Joseph P.; VanHoose, David D. (2005-08-13)
      The standard time-inconsistency-based explanation for the negative correlation between openness and inflation requires an inverse relationship between the sacrifice ratio and openness, but Daniels et al. (forthcoming) ...
    • Payday bankruptcy. 

      Camp, Dillon Tyler. 1992- (2017-07-19)
      Payday loans are short term small dollar amount loans that are easy to acquire. Using 1997-2015 U.S. Courts data from all 50 states and Washington D.C., I analyze the effect of payday lending bans on non-business personal ...
    • Pharmaceuticals, Prescription Plans, and Promoting Progress 

      Grinols, Earl L.; Henderson, James W. (2005-08-13)
      Monopoly response to buyers who pay fraction c of the product cost is to raise the buyer price for the initial quantity q0 from p0 to 1/c p0, and adjust to a different price and quantity only if profits are thereby raised ...