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Essays on Production Efficiency, Tariffs and Trade, and Oil Price and US Macroeconomic 

Zouhair, Fatima (2014-05-01)
The dissertation explores three different subjects. The first chapter investigates the source and trend of agricultural productivity growth in African countries with a translog production function. The second chapter ...

Essays on the Labor Market for Internships 

Wilbrandt, Eric (2017-07-25)
In chapter one we first describe the demand for interns. By processing the text of all available ads on a popular internship website, we are able to characterize the occupation that best matches the advertised internship. ...

Estimating Elasticities of Substitution in African Crops 

Zouhair, Fatima (2012-04-19)
This paper examines cross price elasticities of substitution for labor, capital, and fertilizer for the agricultural sector in Africa with a translog production function. The data are from the Food Agricultural Organization ...

Ethanol and Its Effect on the U.S. Corn Market: How the Price of E-85 Influences Equilibrium Corn Prices and Equilibrium Quantity 

Pincin, Jared (2007-08-15)
This study analyzes the impact the market price of E-85 has on equilibrium price and quantity exchanged of corn in the U.S. market. After presenting the political history of federal interest and intervention in the ethanol ...

The Ethanol Market: An Econometric Inquiry into the Market for E85 

Tatum, Shaun (2007-12-15)
This study analyzes the ethanol market in order to determine if E85 can replace gasoline as the United States primary fuel. After presenting the history of the ethanol market, past literature on ethanol, and legislation ...

An Evaluation of the Effects of the Housing Bubble on Consumer Preferences in the Housing Market: A Hedonic Pricing Model 

Blair, Robert (2010-11-17)
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the effects of the recent housing bubble on consumer preferences across the entire United States along with individual census regions. A hedonic pricing model is used to analyze ...

An Examination of the Impact of Education on Voter Turnout 

Turpen, Benjamin (2008-05-15)
This paper explores the relationship between educational attainment and voter turnout. The relevant theory is addressed and a model is formulated to account for demographic factors thought to affect turnout. Data from the ...

An Examination of the Impact of the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative on Kidney Transplant Activity 

Higginbotham, Bradley (2009-05-13)
Organ procurement policy has developed to combat the persistent shortages for kidneys, and some studies have detailed the results of one of the more recent initiatives, the Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative. This ...

An Examination of the Youth Voter Participation Rates with Individual Level and Election Specific Information 

Meads, Holly (2008-12-15)
The young voters (age 18 to 24) political participation by voting has declined in the previous Presidential election years and few studies have determined the cause. This study examines the youth participation rates in ...

Examining a Contractionary Monetary Policy Shock over Two Regimes 

Otto, Daniel (2010-12-01)
The goal of this thesis is to improve on the work done by Lawrence J. Christiano, Martin Eichenbaum, and Charles Evans in the 1996 article “The Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks: Evidence from the Flow of Funds”. In order ...

Examining Nonlinear Business Cycle Effects on U.S. Unemployment and Capacity Utilization 

Santoro, Peter (2012-12-05)
This thesis develops nonlinear smooth transition autoregressive (STAR) models to capture the business cycle dynamics of the U.S. rates of unemployment and capacity utilization. This choice of model is motivated by a general ...

Examining the Determinants of Divorce: A State-Level Analysis 

Greene, Sara (2012-01-05)
This goal of this thesis is to empirically examine the effects of certain determinants of divorce using state-level data between 2005 and 2009. Microeconomic theory is used to both predict and analyze the outcomes of the ...

Examining the Role of Personal Problems in Determining Income 

Greene, Sara (2015-05-04)
The goal of this dissertation is to both theoretically and empirically examine how various personal problems affect income. The analysis will specifically examine the effects of divorce, alcohol use, misuse of legal drugs, ...

The exchange rate and Foreign exchange reserves : Japan and United States, 1974 to 2010 

Tang, Zhenfei (2012-05-09)
The exchange rate is very difficult to predict. In 1971, the fixed exchange rate system transferred to a floating exchange rate system after the collapse of the Bretton Woods System. The Bretton Woods system established ...

Exchange Rate Effects on Excess Demand in the United States for Canadian Oil 

Dickey, James (2011-12-13)
This paper examines a model of excess supply and excess demand for Canadian oil in the United States utilizing an error correction model and time series analysis. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the link, if there ...

Financing Constraints and Microfinance in Eastern Europeand Central Asia 

McAdams, Thomas (2009-05-15)
Microfinance institutions are a growing tool used to alleviate poverty throughout the world. This thesis estimates how much the impact, if any, that microfinance institutions in 19 countries have throughout Eastern Europe ...

The Frequency of Altruistic Behavior Based on Extraversion in Noncognitive Skillsets 

Williams, Mitchell (2013-05-15)
There are many implications and consequences of nurturing or neglecting the development of non-cognitive and cognitive skillsets. Previous studies have shown that both skillsets are significantly correlated to the creation ...

Genetic Algorithms in Agent Based Computational Economics 

Forczyk, Nathan (2014-05-01)
Genetic algorithms are commonly used in agent based computational economics. In this dissertation they are examined in the context of agent based modeling and economic theory and applications. The drawbacks and strengths ...

The Impact Of Right-To-Work Laws On Interstate Cost Of Living 

Edenfield, Karin (2010-08-09)
The impact of right-to-work laws on cost of living differentials is a highly controversial topic due to its possible political implications. This study seeks to investigate the determinants of geographic cost of living ...

Impact of the Dialysis Industry on Kidney Transplants 

Lawson, Thomas (2009-12-15)
The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of the kidney dialysis industry on the kidney transplants, both cadaveric and living. This particular topic has not been addressed in formal research dealing with the organ ...