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278081142 Determinants and effects of research partnerships in china's emerging market.  
This study aims to explore the determinants and relative contributions of different types of research partnerships among Chinese firms. Using a large sample of innovating firms, it is found here...
278081141 To join or not to join? Do banks that are part of a financial holding company perform better than banks that are not?  
This study compares the performance of banks that are part of a financial holding company (FHC banks) with that of banks that are not (independent banks) using Taiwan data from 2002:Q1 to 2006:Q2....
278081140 Does China's rural cooperative medical system achieve its goals? Evidence from the China health surveillance baseline survey in 2001.  
The Chinese government is in the process of providing health insurance to the uninsured rural population by expanding the rural Cooperative Medical System (CMS) to every rural county. Using the...
278081139 How reliable are cyclically adjusted budget balances in real time?  
Cyclically adjusted budget balances (CABs) are often used to provide an indication of the structural state of public finances. This paper analyzes the reliability of these figures in real time. In...
278081138 Testing regulatory consistency.  
We undertake an analysis of regulatory consistency using a database of publicly available regulatory decisions in Australia. We propose a simple exploratory model which allows us to test for...
278081137 Does trade adjustment assistance make a difference?  
The U.S. Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program provides workers who have lost their jobs due to increased trade with income support and training, job search, and relocation benefits. This...
278081136 Easy money or hard times? Health and 401 (k) loans.  
Rising health care costs and declining personal savings rates are nearly synonymous with household medical debt. For some, defined contribution (DC) retirement savings plans provide a ready source...
278081135 Participation of firms in voluntary environmental protection programs: an analysis of corporate social responsibility and capital market performance.  
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employs voluntary programs as a policy instrument to encourage firms to go beyond mere compliance with laws and regulations in protecting the...
278081134 Supplemental nutrition assistance program participation and health: evidence form low-income individuals in Tennessee.  
We investigate the factors that contribute to participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) and the effects of such participation...
270167886 Contemporary economic policy 2010 editor's report.  
270167885 Obesity and moral hazard in demand for visits to physicians.  
In this article, we use count data regression with sample selection to analyze the effects and degree of moral hazard in demand for visits to physicians among groups of individuals with similar...
270167884 Modeling the incidence of self-employment: individual and employment type heterogeneity.  
Modeling the incidence of self-employment has traditionally proved problematic. Although the supply-side characteristics of the self-employed are well documented, we argue that the literature...
270167883 Nonprice competition in the Turkish credit card market.  
Attempts to explain high and sticky credit card rates have given rise to a vast literature on credit card markets. This article endeavors to explain the rates in the Turkish market using measures...
270167882 Inverse relationship between productivity and farm size: the case of China.  
In developing agricultures, past research has suggested an inverse relationship between farm productivity and size. The raw data from China show such an inverse relationship. However, the inverse...
270167881 The regulation of migration in a transition economy: China's hukou system.  
Unlike most countries, China regulates internal migration. Access to public schools, health services, low-cost housing, and attractive jobs by those who do not have local registration (Hukou) is...
270167880 Strategic offsetting behavior: evidence from national collegiate athletic association men's basketball.  
Strategic offsetting behavior occurs when a policy is offset by an individual not targeted by the policy. By affecting the payoffs of the target the incentives of a strategic competitor are...
270167879 Own- and cross-price elasticities for games within a state lottery portfolio.  
Lotto demand modeling typically focuses on a single game and evaluates whether estimated "effective price" (expected loss from buying one ticket) elasticity is consistent with net...
270167878 Valuing health effects: the case of ozone and fine particles in southern california.  
This study presents a conservative estimate of the health benefits that would result from attainment of the federal ozone and fine particle ([PM.sub.2.5]) standards in the South Coast Air Basin of...
270167877 Modeling internal decision making process: an explanation of conflicting empirical results on behavior of non-profit and for-profit hospitals.  
This article develops multiobjective models of hospital decision making that incorporate the internal decision process in both a for-profit and a non-profit hospital (NPH). Predicted output and...
270167876 Does the clarity of Central Bank communication affect volatility in financial markets? Evidence from humphrey-hawkins testimonies.  
By applying readability statistics to the Humphrey-Hawkins testimonies given by the Federal Reserve Chairman, it is tested whether the clarity of central bank communication affects volatility...
270167875 The asymmetric impact of "informative" and "uninformative" federal open market committee statements on asset prices.  
This paper examines the effect of the information content of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statements on the level and volatility of Treasuries and stock returns. Statements are...
262145318 The disappearing nutritional bias against Chinese girls.  
This paper investigates whether China has reached postnatal nutrient intake equality between boys and girls, despite an exceptionally high ratio of boys to girls at birth, after...
262145317 Will tax-based health insurance reforms help the self-employed stay in business?  
The self-employed face a tax-induced disadvantage relative to wage and salary workers when it comes to the payment of health insurance premiums. This paper uses a panel of individual tax return...
262145316 Do unions impact efficiency?: evidence from the U.S. manufacturing sector.  
This study investigates the impact of labor unions on productivity and technical inefficiency of the U.S. manufacturing sector, using state-level panel data on 48 states from 1983 to 1996. The...
262145315 Participation in workplace employer-sponsored training in Canada: role of firm characteristics and worker attributes.  
In this work, we study the role of firm characteristics and worker attributes in determining participation in workplace employer-sponsored training in Canada using the Workplace and Employee...
262145314 Legislator incentives in a fragile democracy: evidence from budget allocation in Thailand.  
This article investigates if legislators in a fragile democracy share the same local benefit seeking incentives that are observed among politicians in mature democracies. Fledgling democracies...
262145313 Minimum wage impacts in china: estimates from a prespecified research design, 2000-2007.  
We use a prespecified research design to estimate the employment effect of minimum wages in China over the period 2000 to 2007. Our results are consistent with theoretical expectations and...
262145312 Housing wealth and U.S. money demand: a panel estimation.  
This article estimates a panel model for U.S. money demand using annual statelevel data for the period from 1977 to 2008. We incorporate housing wealth in the demand-for-money function and find...
262145311 The peculiar economics of housing bubbles.  
Home values increase rapidly during housing bubbles generating large capital gains. High loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages secured by expected future home values are one way to take advantage of...
262145310 Short-run and long-run implications of environmental regulation on financial performance.  
Opposing theoretical arguments exist regarding the effect of environmental regulation on financial performance. Some studies argue that environmental regulation constrains firms' abilities...
262145309 How green is your campus? an analysis of the factors that drive universities to embrace sustainability.  
I examine the factors that influence the adoption of sustainable practices by institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States. Using data from the Sustainable Endowments Institute, I...
262145308 Charter school competition and its impact on employment spending in Michigan's public schools.  
This paper seeks to determine how competition from charter schools affects a broad range of employees including instructors, administrators, and support personnel. Three empirical models...
262145307 The Great Recession, "rainy day" funds, and countercyclical fiscal policy in Latin America.  
We examine the fiscal policy options that were available to Latin American countries at the onset of the current global economic crisis, concluding that most of the major countries in the region...
262145306 Waiting time as a price for deceased donor kidneys.  
Kidney transplant candidates can obtain organs immediately from living donors or wait for deceased donor organs. I hypothesize that as waiting time for deceased donor organs increases, more...
254245442 Ethnic diversity and trust.  
Using data from U.S. states, I investigate the relationship between ethnic diversity and trust. I find a negative relationship between ethnic polarization and trust and a U-shaped relationship...
254245441 Overseas network of export promotion agency and export performance: the Korean case.  
Governments have established export promotion agencies (EPAs) in an effort to boost exports. Despite criticism regarding the effectiveness of EPAs, the policy has not been abandoned and there has...
254245440 Video games and crime.  
Psychological studies find that video game play is associated with markers for violent and antisocial attitudes. It is plausible that these markers indicate either whetted or sated preferences for...
254245439 Kuznets hypothesis in a panel of states.  
This paper uses a new comprehensive cross-state panel for the United States over the 1945-2004 period to reassess the relationship between income inequality and economic development. By employing...
254245438 Time-varying effects of human capital on military retention.  
This paper examines how human capital acquired at the onset of a military career has an evolving effect on retention decisions. Using data of Marine officers that extends across 20-year horizons,...
254245437 The impact of trade and foreign direct investment policies on technology adoption and sourcing of Chinese firms.  
How do trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) policies impact the decisions of firms in technology adoption (process vs. product innovations) and sourcing (internal vs. external and foreign...
254245436 Preliminary evidence on internal migration, remittances, and teen schooling in India.  
We examine correlations between the receipt of remittances from internal migrants and human capital investment in rural areas of India. We employ a propensity score matching approach to account...
254245435 The poverty reduction success of public transfers for working age immigrants and refugees in the United States.  
Although there has been some research on the impacts of federal tax and transfer policies on poverty rates for immigrants, virtually no previous work investigates the most disadvantaged group of...
254245434 The role of model specification in finding the influence of ownership and regulatory regime on utility cost: the case of Swedish electricity distribution.  
The lack of consensus on how utility cost is affected by variation in ownership and regulatory regime has been attributed to sector-specific conditions and interacting observed...
254245433 The importance of committee assignment: health care industry political action committee contributions and the House of Representatives.  
This paper examines the relationship between political action committee (PAC) contributions from four sectors of the health care industry and committee membership in the House of Representatives...
254245432 The effects of endogenous market entry of physician-owned hospitals on Medicare expenditures: an instrumental variables approach.  
This study examines the effect of physician-owned hospitals (POHs) on Medicare per enrollee expenditures at the metropolitan area (MSA) level nationwide, spanning the 8-year time period from 1998...
247449918 Quality and economies of scale in higher education: a semiparametric smooth coefficient estimation.  
This paper proposes a semi parametric smooth coefficient cost model to study the university cost structure where coefficients are an unknown function of the university's overall quality. A local...
247449917 Does the provision of public goods correspond to local demand?  
Recently China's central government has promoted public goods investment in pursuit of rural development and poverty reduction. However, the top down nature of investment planning may lead...
247449916 The effect of Legalized gambling on state government revenue.  
Legalized gambling is an attractive option to state governments facing tightening fiscal constraints. Yet, the empirical evidence on the effect of gambling on state revenues is limited. Most...
247449915 Willingness to pay in China's New Cooperative Medical System.  
Household survey data from China is used to analyze the determinants of households' willingness to pay to participate in the New Cooperative Medical System (NCMS). Wealthier households, households...
247449914 Economic transition and the gender earnings gap in Chinese industry: the role of firm characteristics.  
This paper analyzes the gender wage gap in the post-reform Chinese industry using a unique employer-employee matched dataset. The analysis shows that the sex-related wage premiums at the firm...