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An Analysis of Housing Distress and Remedies in Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II 

Bryant, John T. (2018-12-06)  ETD File Embargoed
The evaluation of a proposed military air base necessarily takes into account the suitability of its locale; in particular, with regards to the terrain, certain logistical concerns, and the local infrastructure and populace. ...

Analyzing the Environmental Kuznets Curve by using the Ecological Footprint 

Richey, Nathan (2014-05-02)
This paper presents recent data that suggest a possible existence of an Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) using the aggregate environmental health indicator known as the Ecological Footprint (EF). Currently, there is no ...

Cartel Monitoring and NCAA Football 

Makofske, Matthew (2012-01-06)
In the last twenty-five years, economists have developed and tested the hypothesis that the member institutions of the National Collegiate Athletic Association behave as a cartel and contrive market power in the sports of ...

Consumer Preferences on Peanut Aflatoxin Safety in Ghana 

Agyekum, Michael (2013-11-11)
Food safety attracts growing attention in discussions among scientists, policymakers, and the general public. The introduction and enforcement of appropriate regulatory standards for pervasive food toxins, such as aflatoxins, ...

Consumption and Welfare Effects of Taxes on "Sin" 

Reeder, Ryan (2011-04-12)
An Indirect Translog System and Linear Expenditure System are applied to Consumer Expenditure Survey data to estimate the effects of “sin taxes” on tobacco, alcohol, and food consumed away from home. Own-price elasticities ...

Democracy and Economic Growth 

Uslu, Hakan (2012-05-23)
A common theorem of political economists is that democracy and income are strongly correlated. There are conflicting views on the direction of the causality. Coups that started due to non- economic reasons are shocks to ...

Determinants of Rural Non-Farm Employment and Income in Paraguay 

Correa ramirez, Pedro (2008-08-15)
During the last decades considerable research has been carried out on non-farm rural employment and income of farm households. The thesis examines the factors influencing non-farm employment and income among rural individuals ...

Differential Economic Performance in Developing Countries 

Phoka, Charumporn (2008-12-15)
This thesis examines the economic performance in developing countries. The 2003 data is collected from 74 developing countries. The level of economic performance is measured by GDP per capita. The independent variables ...

Does An All-Star Premium Exist in the NBA? An Econometric Analysis of NBA Player Salaries from 1999-2006 

Hayles, James (2006-12-15)
This thesis is a salary determination model for NBA players. It presents a review of previously published literature as well as discusses background information on the structure of the NBA’s labor market. It uses the ...

Economic Freedom and Happiness: A Cross-Country Analysis 

Thorne, Jere, Jr. (2009-10-20)
The economics of happiness is a rapidly emerging sector of economic research that centers on an individual’s self-perceived notion as to the degree he is satisfied with his life. This study seeks to estimate how much of ...

Economic Impacts of Gold Production in South Africa 

Kinyua, Peter (2011-08-03)
The causes of rising demand pull inflation in South Africa are examined with an eye on the international price of gold given the importance of gold mining in the country. Effects of the money supply, exchange rate, foreign ...

The Economics of Water and Land Resource Use 

Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga (2009-12-17)
Natural resource economics deals with the supply, demand, and the management of the earth’s natural resources. It brings together different broad areas in human economics, earth science, and natural ecosystems to create ...

The Effect of Collegiate Athletics on Alumni Generosity 

Whaley, Christopher (2006-12-15)
This study tests the effect collegiate athletics plays within the parameters of a model for alumni giving. A sample of over 650 schools, both with and without athletic programs, indicates universities participating in ...

The Effect of Medical Malpractice Award Amount on Health: A Cross-Sectional Review of 1998 State Date 

Margretz, Jason (2007-05-15)
This thesis examines the relationship between amount awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits and the health of a population. Data from 1998 is collected for each state and a crossectional analysis is performed. Two stage ...

English Seventeenth Century Colonial Expansion as a Form of Rent-Seeking 

Finck, William (2007-12-15)
The central purpose of this dissertation is to apply a rent-seeking analysis to seventeenth century colonial policies in England. The dissertation is an extension of the rent-seeking model which Robert Ekelund and Robert ...

Essays on Economic Growth, Population Growth, and Patent Policy 

D, Bharat (2018-06-15)
Economic growth is defined as an increase in the production of goods and services over a specific period of time and is calculated as the percentage change of real gross domestic product (GDP) from one year to another. ...

Essays on Economic Policy and Consumer Sentiment 

Zhang, Shuwei (2019-07-10)  ETD File Embargoed
To boost aggregate demand and create new jobs for the U.S. economy, the U.S. government enacted the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) during the recent Great Recession, one of the largest fiscal stimulus programs ...

Essays on Macroeconomic and Financial Stability 

Shi, Wen (2016-05-05)
“Assessing and Forecasting Financial Vulnerability in the U.S.: A Factor Model Approach,” This paper presents a factor-based forecasting model for the financial market vulnerability in the U.S. We estimate latent common ...

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. ...