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306753115 The Next Convergence: The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World.  
306753114 Thinking, Fast and Slow.  
306753113 International Handbook on Teaching and Learning Economics.  
306753112 Optimal pricing for voice mail services: a comment.  
The presence of voice mail services not only increases the likelihood of a successful communication between two callers, it also creates additional calls, which can increase telecommunications...
306753111 The effects of alcohol use on high school absenteeism.  
Controversy has surrounded the effects of alcohol use on educational outcomes such as GPA, and, while some issues have been addressed, important questions regarding human capital effects...
306753110 An investigation of underwriting fees for asset-backed securities.  
This paper uses a proprietary database of asset-backed securities (ABS) to make two contributions to the literature: A detailed descriptive analysis of the ABS market and an investigation of...
306753109 The equation of exchange: a derivation.  
This paper provides a theoretically plausible model to explain the equation of exchange, deriving it from an agent's utility maximization problem and the profit maximizing behavior of a...
306753108 Recursive cointegration analysis of purchasing power parity: an application to Asian countries.  
Previous studies have utilized conventional cointegration tests that are based on the assumption that the long-run purchasing power parity (PPP) relationship is stable over the sample period....
306753107 Social protection and economic growth.  
The study deals with the relationship between social protection for workers and economic growth in twenty-five sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries for 2005 and 2006. The regression estimation...
306753106 Race, trust in government, and self-employment.  
This paper examines the effects of trust in government on the self-employment decision. For black Americans the decision to be self-employed, and the associated returns are likely to be...
306753105 Do changes in condom availability affect short-term fertility? Evidence from Rwanda.  
This paper examines the increase in condom supply resulting from the DELIVER project's activity in Rwanda. In particular, I examine whether increases in the availability of condoms affected...
306753104 Pensions, taxes and the budgetary process.  
This lecture was delivered on the occasion of the John R. Commons Award presentation at the Allied Social Science Association meetings in Chicago, January 2012. Omicron Delta Epsilon presents the...
288627294 Omicron delta epsilon chapter roll.  
288627293 Heterodox Analysis of Financial Crisis and Reform: History, Politics and Economics.  
288627292 An essay on the art and science of teaching.  
The primary purpose of this essay is to identify instructional practices that can serve to enhance teaching effectiveness. There is both an art and a science dimension to effective teaching. The...
288627291 Creating quality undergraduate research programs in economics: how, when, where (and why).  
While undergraduate research (UR) has been growing across the academy for decades, economics has been relatively slow to adopt it as pedagogy. We argue for the development of comprehensive UR...
288627290 Assumption without representation: the unacknowledged abstraction from communities and social goods.  
We have not clearly acknowledged the abstraction from unpriceable "social goods" (derived from communities) which, different from private and public goods, simply disappear if it is attempted...
288627289 The long-run impact of age demographics on the U.S. divorce rate.  
We investigate, for the time period 1932 to 2006, the extent to which fluctuations in the fraction of the population in the 20-29 year-old age group can predict movements in the aggregate U.S....
288627288 Does player mobility lead to higher earnings? Evidence from the NHL.  
A superficial examination of NHL earnings data shows that players who have changed teams earn more, on average, than players who have not. Extensive media coverage of player movement at trading...
288627287 Jolting Joe and Charlie Hustle: the immediate economic impact of an extended hitting streak.  
We show that Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak and Pete Rose's 44--game hitting streak had an economic payoff to not just their teams but the other teams they played while they were in the...
288627286 Social choice theory in 10,000 meters: examining independence and transitivity in the NCAA cross-country championships.  
A recent study by Hammond (2007) delves into scoring methods in athletic events as a way of illuminating social choice problems. Hammond's study indicates, using data from a girls' high school...
288627285 From cholera outbreaks to pandemics: the role of poverty and inequality.  
Cholera and other diarrheal diseases are the second leading cause of death among the poor globally. The tragedy of this statistic is that it need not be the case. Unlike many afflictions, the...
288627284 Does AP Economics improve student achievement?  
We employ an empirical approach designed to control for selection issues to estimate the effect of taking Advanced Placement (AP) Economics in high school on student performance on a...
270809870 A monopolist can never price in the inelastic range of a demand curve or can it?  
In this paper, we expand the double price elasticity theory developed by Greenhut, Hwang, and Ohta (1974) by including a general cost condition for a profit-maximizing monopolist, cartel, or...
270809869 Toward an econometric model of Guzman's theory of customary international law.  
The United States' recent incursions into both Iraq and Afghanistan have resituated debates concerning the validity and effectiveness of customary international law (CIL). On the one...
270809868 Barter and business cycles: further empirical evidence.  
Rising interest in barter due to the current world-wide recession has motivated a re-examination of macroeconomic determinants of barter in the U.S. economy, particularly its correlation with the...
270809867 Potpourri: reflections from husband/wife academic editors.  
The authors provide a review of some of the more notable experiences they have had editing an academic journal and dealing with other editors of journals and books over the past thirty-five...
270809866 Not all micro-loans were created equal: the effect of supply chain location on micro-lending.  
The positive effects of micro-loans on the impoverished has become veritable gospel to economic development professionals. Pioneered by Muhammed Yunus in the 1970s, the concept of making small...
270809865 Does it pay to be unethical? The case of performance enhancing drugs in MLB.  
The question of "does it pay to be unethical?" is investigated within the framework of Major League Baseball (MLB). The issue of gaining a competitive advantage by operating outside of the rules...
270809864 Human capital in the classroom: the role of teacher knowledge in economic literacy.  
Renewed emphasis on increasing student academic achievement highlights the importance of improving educational quality despite limited educational budgets. This paper illustrates that investing...
270809863 Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness: a Jeffersonian approach to development indicators.  
International comparisons of societal development are traditionally based, at least partially, on per capita GDP. This paper develops an alternative approach to evaluating human progress using...
270809862 John Stuart Mill and the economic rationale for organized labor.  
The Classical School of economics is generally credited with providing the ideological foundation for the study of labor unions in the United States. In particular, one passage from Adam...
270809861 Does offering microsavings make sense for microfinance institutions?  
Within the past decade, two trends have emerged in the global microfinance industry. First, there has been a recent emphasis on financial sustainability. At the same time, microfinance...
270809860 The American Economic Review at 100: a summary of the journal's most frequent contributing authors and institutions.  
The American Economic Review (AER) celebrates it 100th anniversary during 2011. During this century of contributions to economic thought, the elite group of most frequent contributing authors and...
270809859 An interview with Michael Szenberg, an American Economist.  
270809858 Editorial note: a tribute to Michael Szenberg.  
255839671 Chapter list June 30, 2010.  
255839670 The Heart of Teaching Economics: Lessons from Leading Minds.  
255839669 Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose.  
255839668 Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth.  
255839667 The Monetary Policy of the Federal Reserve: A History.  
255839666 Maurice Allais: a review of his major works, a memoriam, 1911-2010.  
255839665 The changing nature of corporate distributions and its implications for investors.  
Because cash dividends no longer appear to be a complete measure of corporate distributions, tests of dividend irrelevance based on cash dividends may not be well specified. We compare the...
255839664 Value in outsourcing labor and creating a brand in the art market: the Damien Hirst business plan.  
This paper examines two groups of Damien Hirst's artwork to determine which appreciates more in value over time. Do unique, Hirst-created works appreciate more because they are one-of-a-kind,...
255839663 Do undergraduate majors or Ph.D. students affect faculty size?  
Regression analysis using panel data for 42 colleges and universities over 14 years suggests that the economics faculty size of universities offering a Ph.D. in economics is determined primarily...
255839662 To decide to ride and bide: information processing among bus riders.  
This paper develops a model and uses data from a natural setting to test the hypothesis that a traveler is more likely to wait at the bus stop the more people she sees already waiting at the bus...
255839661 Being one's own boss: how does risk fit in?  
Simon Parker (2004) argues economists generally think risk attitudes are an important determinant in self-employment decisions, but the econometric evidence is limited. Data shortcomings have been...
255839660 Teaching macroeconomic principles using animated cartoons.  
Multimedia materials are underused and powerful tools for teaching economics. We present examples from cartoons that can be used to illustrate important principles in an introductory...
255839659 Does calculus help in principles of economics courses? estimates using matching estimators.  
This paper estimates the impact of taking a calculus course on student performance in principles of economics. The analysis takes into account the role of observable student characteristics that...
255839658 Monopsony and salary suppression: the case of major league soccer in the United States.  
Top tier professional soccer in the United States is operated by Major League Soccer (MLS). The MLS was established and operates under a single entity structure, such that all players negotiate...