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  • Yoon, Tae-Yong (1996-10-04)
    The thesis presents a useful and effective blend of insights about macroeconomic business fluctuations and the effects of government expenditure in economic growth in Korea. In Chapter I, I show that the joint behavior ...
  • Stone, Daniel F. (Taylor & Francis, 2012-02)
    This paper shows the first autocorrelation of basketball shot results is a highly biased and inconsistent estimator of the first autocorrelation of the ex ante probabilities the shots are made. Shot result autocorrelat ...
  • Panchenko, Valentyn (2002-06-11)
    Global warming that may cause environmental catastrophes, dramatic economic losses and, in extreme case, may lead to an extinction of human race, is driven by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide ...
  • Bambe, Anita (1994-07-28)
    The purpose of this study is to measure the costs of the perceived safety threat from triple trailer operation in Oregon. This is done using the political referendum model of a common non-market valuation technique, ...
  • Chan, Jimmy; Stone, Daniel F. (Springer, 2013-09-01)
    The number of Internet news media outlets has skyrocketed in recent years. We analyze the effects of media proliferation on electoral outcomes assuming voters may choose news that is too partisan, from an informational ...
  • Conlin, Michael; Thompson, Paul N. (MIT Press, 2014)
    We consider issues of equality and efficiency in two different school funding systems - a state-level system in Michigan and a foundation system in Ohio. Unlike Ohio, the Michigan system restricts districts from genera ...
  • Knudson, Rebecca A. (1993-09-16)
    The purpose of this study is to analyze the sources of occupational segregation between men and women. Specifically, three hypotheses are tested. First, do stiff specific training requirements for an occupation incre ...
  • Zelenyuk, Valentin (1999-06-25)
    This study focuses on the development of new, non-parametric efficiency measures based on the idea of aggregation via merging functions. We use Shephard's (1970) axiomatic approach of distance functions as the basis for ...
  • Färe, Rolf; Grosskopf, Shawna; Pasurka, Carl; Martins-Filho, Carlos (Annual Reviews, 2013-06)
    We review nonparametric estimation of efficiency and productivity, by which we mainly mean activity analysis, or data envelopment analysis (DEA). The review covers topics that we hope will be of special interest to th ...
  • McGough, Bruce; Plantinga, Andrew J.; Costello, Christopher (Berkeley Electronic Press, 2009-12-28)
    Empirical evidence indicates that environmental fluctuations have important effects on fisheries production. However, existing analytical solutions of stochastic fisheries models have been produced only under highly si ...
  • Färe, Rolf; Grosskopf, Shawna; Pasurka, Carl A. (Elsevier, 2014-01)
    Jointly with kilowatt-hours (kWh), electric power plants also produce CO₂, NO[subscript x], and SO₂. In this paper, we apply an environmental production model based on data envelopment analysis (DEA) to compare the produ ...
  • Levinsohn, James; Pugatch, Todd (Elsevier, 2014-05)
    Persistently high youth unemployment is one of the most pressing problems in South Africa. We prospectively analyze an employer wage subsidy targeted at youth, a policy recently enacted by the South African government ...
  • Gupta, Anju (1995-05-31)
    This study re-examines how variations in market power across industries affect the relative number of females and males hired in a given occupation. The study builds upon similar work done by Sharon Oster (1975) to ex ...
  • Lowe, Scott Elliot (1997-06-18)
    Potential policy decisions regarding fly fishing in the Yellowstone National Park Area could severely impact the enjoyment possibilities of many of its users. In order to determine the magnitude of the impact, this pap ...
  • Ball, V. E.; Färe, R.; Grosskopf, S.; Margaritis, D. (Elsevier, 2015-05)
    This paper investigates the role of energy on U.S. agricultural productivity using panel data at the state level for the period 1960–2004.We first provide a historical account of energy use in U.S. agriculture. To do th ...
  • Feng, Hongrong (1998-06-26)
    This paper presents a model of the determination of excise tax rates by studying the substantial variation in the state excise taxes in the U.S. brewing industry. Two approaches are used. First, assuming that the gover ...
  • Price, Joseph; Remer, Marc; Stone, Daniel F. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012-01-18)
    This paper empirically investigates three hypotheses regarding biases of National Basketball Association (NBA) referees. Using a sample of 28,388 quarter-level observations from six seasons, we find that referees make ca ...
  • Fare, Rolf; Grosskopf, Shawna; Pasurka, Carl A. Jr.; Weber, William L. (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
    In recent years, economists have started to move beyond calculating regulatory effects on a pollutant-by-pollutant basis since their interaction is important. In this study, we take up this issue. To allow for joint prod ...
  • Russell, Scott P. (2006-03-10)
    In this study, I test for tacit collusion in retail gasoline markets by testing for sticky downward pricing and price leadership. Using an extensive dataset consisting of twenty-five gasoline markets located in the gre ...
  • Tanaka, Hiroshi, 1960- (1991-06-07)
    The U.S. trucking industry was deregulated with implementation of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980. After deregulation, increased concentration was observed in the general freight segment of the industry. The purpose of ...

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