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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Privatization and the resistance to change: technological, political, and sociological issues. 

    Lackmeyer, Jay. (2007-03-07)
    Both Florida and Texas child welfare systems function heavily off of legislative mandates. In 1996, the Florida legislature mandated four pilot programs that privatized child welfare services through contracts with ...
  • Religious Freedom and State Religion in an Interational Panel 

    Gwin, Carl R.; North, Charles M. (2005-08-13)
    This paper explores the determinants and implications of church-state relationships. A theoretical model of a government’s decision to establish, or disestablish, a state church is developed and then tested with data from ...
  • Religious Pluralism and Religious Adherence in U.S. Counties: Assessing the Reassessment 

    North, Charles, M.; Staha, Melissa B. (2005-08-13)
    We conduct an empirical test of the relationship between religious pluralism and religious participation in U.S. counties using a fixed-effects panel estimation technique. The empirical technique allows us to control for ...
  • A shirking model of NBA players. 

    Francis, Rashad J. (2007-01-11)
    As guaranteed National Basketball Association (NBA) contract salary amounts continuously increase there is a strong possibility of shirking due to difficulty in modeling contracts based upon future performance. Based on a ...
  • A study of a workflow management system in higher education. 

    Lemaster, Jeffrey B. (2009-06-10)
    The Online Protocol Submission system is web-based workflow management system designed and implemented by Information Technology Services and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University. The system ...