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  • Padungrat, Teardchart (1995-03-10)
    The relevance of domestic and foreign capacity utilization rates in forecasting future inflation rate has been investigated empirically, using five industrialized countries for which the comparable data are available. ...
  • Farr, Stephen J. (1997-04-11)
    This study estimates the welfare effects of cigarette advertising using the framework posited by Becker and Murphy (1993). This model exposes previously unaccounted benefits of cigarette advertising and allows for conv ...
  • Alpay, Ebru (1998-11-11)
    In this study, the rates of technological change in food processing sectors of U.S. and Mexico are compared through econometric estimation of both the unrestricted (long-run) and restricted (short-run) profit functions w ...
  • Goodwin, Diana K. (1994-06-21)
    The purpose of this study is to analyze the possibility of political influence upon the Department of Justice merger decisions within the brewing industry. Political preference was measured by the congressional ratings ...
  • Khaodhiar, Suthikul (2000-10-05)
    The relationship of openness, growth and total factor productivity is investigated empirically using panel regressions for 48 countries. This study tests a variety of openness measures, including the ratio of trade (expo ...
  • Gainutdinova, Olesya (1999-02-12)
    Using a panel data set on the local telecommunications companies reporting to the FCC for 1988-95, this paper investigates the subadditivity of the cost function, as well as technical and allocative inefficiency of the ...
  • Garcia-Martinez, Salvador (1996-09-18)
    The main purpose of this research is to provide the commercial seafood industry of the Pacific Northwest information on preferences of restaurateurs, retailers, and wholesalers for whole albacore, low-value added alba ...
  • Wong, Lawrence Kar Kee (1998-07-01)
    This thesis presents two models to determine technological change and cost inefficiency in the regulated U.S. Motor Carrier Industry following regulatory reform. Data from the LTL sector of the industry from 1976 to 19 ...
  • Phillips, Irina (2002-09-06)
    Increases in the prices of scholarly journals have exceeded the general rate of inflation for the last decade and more. In the face of this "serials crisis," libraries have found it increasingly difficult to maintain e ...
  • Gray, Judith Ann (1997-07-02)
    This report frames the debate over studded tires in terms of economic principles of marginal cost pricing and efficient resource allocation. In the absence of a user tax, the pavement damage caused by studded tires resul ...
  • Cho, Bong-Jae (1992-05-29)
    In modern economies, national governments have a wide range of policies for restricting international trade and protecting domestic industries at their disposal. The most popular form of non-tariff trade policies is p ...
  • Dammen, Sarah J. (2003-04-21)
    The purpose of this study is to identify firm safety practices, safety technologies, and firm characteristics that are related to motor carrier accident rates. The theory of the firm suggests that firms maximize profit ...
  • Richards, Krista (1996-04-25)
    This paper involved the estimation of a series of fare equations in order to ascertain the effects of actual and potential competition by Southwest on markets for air travel. The results indicate that pricing strategi ...
  • Konstandina, Natalia V. (2000-06-30)
    In this study we explore Russian banking system and its development. The recent financial crisis of August 1998 revealed several fundamental problems in the Russian banking sector as well as the whole economy. Our anal ...
  • Zelenyuk, Valentin (2002-06-07)
    In this work I integrate some of my recent research developments in the theory and practice of Productivity and Efficiency Analysis of Economic Systems. In particular, I present some new theoretical relationships betwe ...
  • Noh, Dong Woon (2002-10-28)
    This dissertation addresses three topics on applied microeconomics. First, we investigate issues of market power and tax incidence in the U.S. brewing industry. Since alcohol consumption can be addictive, we derive a str ...
  • Cao, Zheng (2011-07-06)
    This dissertation consists of two essays that address behavioral economics issues. In first chapter we analyze the effects of psychological pressure on performance using National Basketball Association (NBA) free throw ...
  • Sherpa, Maya (2011-07-06)
    This dissertation is composed of two self-contained essays, which examine two different factors that could affect human capital accumulation in a developing country. Both essays utilize cross-sectional data from the se ...
  • Marshall, Kandice Kleiber (2011-06-07)
    Two essays are focused on crop choice and the growth of corn production in the Corn Belt and surrounding areas. The first essay develops a partially degenerate nested logit model to examine the effect of price islands ...
  • Youn, Hyungho (2003-05-01)
    This dissertation addresses three topics on information economics. Generally, information is not perfect or costless as classical economics assumes. Thus, a consumer searches information at his cost or a seller provide ...

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