The lakes, rivers and coastal waters of Oregon have long provided the state's residents
and visitors with unique recreational boating environs and opportunities. However, this popular
activity represents more than a form of recreation: boating is an important component of the
Oregon economy. Each year, boaters spend millions of dollars...
This dissertation investigates the effect of endogenous and exogenous events on firm behavior and performance. These are fundamental questions in economics. The contribution of this study is threefold. First, it provides estimates of the impact of mergers on railroad efficiency, which has important antitrust implications. Second, it provides new estimates...
Properties of Mellin transforms are applied to the summation
of infinite series. A specific example of this application leads to the
establishment of certain properties of a generalization of Lerch's zeta
Nine powerful methods of generating new tables of Mellin
transforms from existing tables of Mellin and other integral...
Great Salt Lake (GSL), Utah, is surrounded by 191,884 hectares of wetlands. These wetlands provide critical habitat for hundreds of thousands of breeding, migrating and wintering waterfowl each year. As the human population around GSL increases, government officials have proposed to divert more water from the Jordan, Ogden, and Bear...
Oregon's forest product industry continues to be the nation's number one
producer of wood products. The forest products industry contributes significantly
to Oregon's economy. Changes in timber supply, land use policy, technology,
and product demand create significant impacts on the region. The activities of
the wood products industry translate into...
In November 1990, Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 5,
placing an ultimate ceiling on local property tax rates of 1.5% of
market value (excluding specific levies for capital expenditure). Any
resulting shortfalls in local education revenues are to be made up by
transfers from state funds, at the expense of...
Research examining disparity between baccalaureate completion among "native" and community college transfer students has gained attention in recent years. Current and prior research has identified important pre-college and demographic characteristics with a positive relationship to baccalaureate completion. Yet few studies have focused on the influence of nonacademic and academic environmental...
Recent changes in public timber supplies in the Pacific Northwest have increased the
importance of the role private timber plays in the forest products industry and local
communities. Most economic models of timber supply, however, have emphasized
national or regional markets where data are adequate and statistical testing methodologies
Watershed management is widely recognized as an important component of healthy
ecosystems and its success depends on cultivating the good will, stewardship values, and
participation of citizens. Because much of the streamside land in Oregon is in private
ownership activities on public lands will not be enough to protect salmon...