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A Regional And Industry Analysis Of The Complexity Of The Regulatory Environment Affecting Agricultural Producers In California, Sean P. Hurley, Jay E. Noel 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Regional And Industry Analysis Of The Complexity Of The Regulatory Environment Affecting Agricultural Producers In California, Sean P. Hurley, Jay E. Noel

Jay E. Noel

Regulations have been studied from many different vantage points in the past. Carter, Chalfont, and Goodhue (2002) have studied how a particular regulation will affect a particular crop, while Antle (2000) and Cash and Swoboda (2003) have investigated the effect of a regulation on an industry. Kaplan, Johansson, and Peters (2004) have investigated the marginal costs and benefits of regulations. Attempts have been made by the federal government to obtain the total cost of the regulatory environment (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 1997), while Hurley and Noel (2006) have attempted to develop a baseline cost of regulations for California ...


Federal Employees Part-Time Career Employment Act Of 1978: Overview, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center 2010 Georgetown University Law Center

Federal Employees Part-Time Career Employment Act Of 1978: Overview, Workplace Flexibility 2010, Georgetown University Law Center

Memos and Fact Sheets

The Federal Employees Part-Time Career Employment Act aims to utilize the potential of persons who do not work a traditional forty-hour workweek. Having found that part-time permanent employment has a number of benefits,i Congress passed legislation extending part-time career employment opportunities throughout the federal government in 1978.


Who Owns The News? Discussant Comments, Kwanghui Lim 2010 Melbourne Business School

Who Owns The News? Discussant Comments, Kwanghui Lim

Kwanghui Lim

Discussant Comments (video and slides) for a panel on the future of the News.

News Corporation is about to start charging for online access to its news. It says the future of old media in the digital age is that consumers will pay for online news content in a similar way as for hard copy ‘newspapers' – and it seems to be far from alone in its plans. But is this a sound approach in legal and business terms? The question is examined by a distinguished panel of legal and economic experts.

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Interview No. 1485, Paul Zacour 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1485, Paul Zacour

Paso del Norte Entrepreneurship Oral History Project

Paul Zacour took real estate classes and began to sell real estate when he was 19 years old. After graduating from The University of Texas at El Paso in 1986, Paul moved to Austin, Texas to be a part of the real estate market boom. In 1992, Paul moved back to El Paso, Texas. He began to work with Fred McKinstry doing appraisals together. The name of the company then became McKinstry-Zacour and Associates. When the opportunity to buy the company arose, Paul took it and Fred McKinstry semi-retired. The company then morphed into Zacour and Associates. Paul’s company ...


Minyak Lintah Papua Asli Di Aceh 082313333253 Jual Minyak Pembesar Penis Di Aceh, Aje Shop 2010 University of California, San Francisco

Minyak Lintah Papua Asli Di Aceh 082313333253 Jual Minyak Pembesar Penis Di Aceh, Aje Shop

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Addressing Posttraumatic Stress Among Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans And Their Significant Others: An Intervention Utilizing Sport And Recreation, Jessie L. Bennett 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

Addressing Posttraumatic Stress Among Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans And Their Significant Others: An Intervention Utilizing Sport And Recreation, Jessie L. Bennett

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to provide evidence-based outcomes related to a couples adaptive sports event intended to facilitate posttraumatic growth, increase marital satisfaction, leisure satisfaction, feelings of competence in sports, and reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for veterans with PTSD and their significant others. The sample consisted of three groups of couples, experimental Group A had five couples, experimental Group B had six couples, and the Control Group had six couples. ANCOVA analysis indicated significant differences between Group A and the Control Group for overall PTSD and the subscale of hyperarousal. There were also significant increases ...


The Relationship Between Identity Development And Family History Knowledge, Clive Gordon Haydon 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Relationship Between Identity Development And Family History Knowledge, Clive Gordon Haydon

All Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between identity development in late adolescent university students and family history knowledge. The relationship was examined within both the individual developmental and family systems theoretical frameworks. It was proposed that identity development involves achieving personal autonomy from the family of origin and at the same time maintaining positive relatedness to the family of origin. Identity development was examined using exploration, commitment, autonomy, and relatedness as dependent variables. It was proposed that late adolescent's personal exploration of and commitment to roles and values may be influenced by knowledge of ...


The Power Of A "Word Cloud" In Marketing A Nursing Program, Cathy H. Abell, M. Susan Jones 2010 Western Kentucky University

The Power Of A "Word Cloud" In Marketing A Nursing Program, Cathy H. Abell, M. Susan Jones

Cathy H. Abell

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Campaspe And Murray Shires Infrastructure Gap Analysis Report, Nadine E. White, Jeremy Buultjens, Rose Wright, Meredith Lawrence 2010 Southern Cross University

Campaspe And Murray Shires Infrastructure Gap Analysis Report, Nadine E. White, Jeremy Buultjens, Rose Wright, Meredith Lawrence

Nadine E White

No abstract provided.


Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 5, 2010 – July 4, 2010, Margaret N. Rees 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Take Pride In America In Southern Nevada: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Covering April 5, 2010 – July 4, 2010, Margaret N. Rees

Anti-littering Programs

  • With Board approval, the next phase of the Don’t Trash Nevada marketing campaign began.
  • The Hector’s Helpers program with the Clark County School District began curriculum development.
  • The team participated in the strategic planning process for Keep Las Vegas Beautiful.
  • The team met with the Education Director of Keep America Beautiful to begin the process of developing a statewide program.
  • The team continued to develop the GIS database.
  • A total of 15 clean-up events were conducted this quarter.


The Courage To Speak Out, Michelle M. Evans 2010 Melbourne Business School

The Courage To Speak Out, Michelle M. Evans

Michelle Evans

The Wilin Centre’s Courageous Conversations National Talking circle was held in April 2009, and its focus was on the Indigenous performing arts. Ten individuals were asked to present a courageous conversation, as a matter of public record, about the state of the nation’s Indigenous performing arts and training sectors. The brief prepared by Wilin for these artists and arts leaders asked them to present their experiences, ideas for the future, and challenges and opportunities for the sector and for training Indigenous artists.


A Multiattribute Utility Analysis Of Technological Choice In The California Wild Rice Industry, Jay E. Noel, James J. Ahern, Jess Errecarte, Kyle Schroeder 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Multiattribute Utility Analysis Of Technological Choice In The California Wild Rice Industry, Jay E. Noel, James J. Ahern, Jess Errecarte, Kyle Schroeder

Jay E. Noel

The California wild rice industry in 2001 is undergoing change. This change is being driven by increased wild rice production, changes in wild rice demand, and buyer concerns relative to product quality and food safety. These changes necessitate the need for the industry to evaluate its operational and marketing strategies. A major concern of the industry is how to meet the on-going changes while remaining profitable. The major emphasis of this study to evaluate two of the technological choices that are available to meet those changes. The technologies are a traditional technology and newer experimental technology that has been conceptualized ...


An Analysis Of The Tradeoffs Between Policy Instruments To Induce Dairy Producers In California To Participate In A Centralized Digester, Sean P. Hurley, James J. Ahern, Douglas Williams 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

An Analysis Of The Tradeoffs Between Policy Instruments To Induce Dairy Producers In California To Participate In A Centralized Digester, Sean P. Hurley, James J. Ahern, Douglas Williams

James J. Ahern

Tradeoff between different utility rates and policy intervention to induce dairy producer to join a regional digester are studied. Results demonstrate that a regional digester for the dairy industry in California is feasible given the digester receives $0.05 per kWh and government intervention or $0.0925 per kWh with no intervention.


Centennial Hills Active Adult Center Business Plan, K. C. Brekken, Jeff Buchanan, David Gordon, Doug Guild 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Centennial Hills Active Adult Center Business Plan, K. C. Brekken, Jeff Buchanan, David Gordon, Doug Guild

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The economic indicators for the state of Nevada indicate a bleak financial future. The foreclosure rate of the Las Vegas Valley is five times the national average and the highest rate in the country (Hoak, 2010). Sales tax revenues continue spiraling down and fell by 6.6 percent in December 2009 from December 2008 (Garcia, 2010). State politicians face an estimated budget deficit of $3.5 billion. Local conditions are equally dire. The City of Las Vegas faces a budget shortfall of nearly $69 million for this fiscal year (Choate, 2010). City administrators struggle to find creative solutions to fill ...


Endogenous Selection And Moral Hazard In Compensation Contracts, Christopher S. Armstrong, David F. Larcker, Che-Lin Su 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Endogenous Selection And Moral Hazard In Compensation Contracts, Christopher S. Armstrong, David F. Larcker, Che-Lin Su

Accounting Papers

The two major paradigms in the theoretical agency literature are moral hazard (i.e., hidden action) and adverse selection (i.e., hidden information). Prior research typically solves these problems in isolation, as opposed to simultaneously incorporating both adverse selection and moral hazard features. We formulate two complementary generalized principal-agent models that incorporate features observed in real-world contracting environments (e.g., agents with power utility and limited liability, lognormal stock price distributions, and stock options) as mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints (MPEC). We use state-of-the-art numerical algorithms to solve the resulting models. We find that many of the standard results no ...


On The Role Of Demand And Strategic Uncertainty In Capacity Investment And Disinvestment Dynamics, David Besanko, Ulrich Doraszelski, Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu, Mark A. Satterthwaite 2010 University of Pennsylvania

On The Role Of Demand And Strategic Uncertainty In Capacity Investment And Disinvestment Dynamics, David Besanko, Ulrich Doraszelski, Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu, Mark A. Satterthwaite

Business Economics and Public Policy Papers

Even mature industries seldom settle down into a long-run steady state. Fluctuations in demand disrupt the status quo and call for firms to adjust their capacities on an ongoing basis. We construct a fully dynamic model of an oligopolistic industry with lumpy capacity and lumpy investment/disinvestment decisions. In addition to uncertainty about the evolution of demand, a firm faces strategic uncertainty concerning the decisions of its rivals. We numerically solve the model for its Markov-perfect equilibria. For one set of parameter values, three equilibria exist, and while all of them have simple, intuitive structures, they exhibit widely varying patterns ...


Analyzing The Relationship Between Organic And Sponsored Search Advertising: Positive, Negative, Or Zero Interdependence?, Sha Yang, Anindya Ghose 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Analyzing The Relationship Between Organic And Sponsored Search Advertising: Positive, Negative, Or Zero Interdependence?, Sha Yang, Anindya Ghose

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

The phenomenon of paid search advertising has now become the most predominant form of online advertising in the marketing world. However, we have little understanding of the impact of search engine advertising on consumers' responses in the presence of organic listings of the same firms. In this paper, we model and estimate the interrelationship between organic search listings and paid search advertisements. We use a unique panel data set based on aggregate consumer response to several hundred keywords over a three-month period collected from a major nationwide retailer store chain that advertises on Google. In particular, we focus on understanding ...


Housing Busts And Household Mobility, Fernando V. Ferreira, Joseph Gyourko, Joseph Tracy 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Housing Busts And Household Mobility, Fernando V. Ferreira, Joseph Gyourko, Joseph Tracy

Real Estate Papers

Using two decades of American Housing Survey data from 1985 to 2007, we revisit the literature on lock-in effects and provide new estimates of the impacts of negative equity and rising interest rates on the mobility of owners. Both lead to substantially lower mobility rates. Owners suffering from negative equity are one-third less mobile, and every added $1000 in real annual mortgage costs lowers mobility by about 12%. Our results cannot simply be extrapolated to the future, but they do have potentially important implications for policy makers concerned about the consequences of the housing bust that began as our data ...


Is Sars A Poor Man's Disease? Socioeconomic Status And Risk Factors For Sars Transmission, Grace Wong Bucchianeri 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Is Sars A Poor Man's Disease? Socioeconomic Status And Risk Factors For Sars Transmission, Grace Wong Bucchianeri

Real Estate Papers

This paper investigates the link between various risk factors, including socioeconomic status (SES), and the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong in 2003. A comprehensive data set compiled by the author shows a negative and significant correlation between SARS incidence and various measures of income, but not years of education, unlike previous studies on other health conditions. The income-SARS gradient can be accounted for by controlling for pre-SARS housing values but not an array of measurable living conditions. Areas with more white-collar workers experienced a higher incidence rate, largely driven by the share of service and ...


Intertemporal Pricing And Consumer Stockpiling, Xuanming Su 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Intertemporal Pricing And Consumer Stockpiling, Xuanming Su

Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

We study a dynamic pricing problem for a class of products with stable consumption patterns (e.g., household items, staple foods). Consumers may stock up the product at current prices for future consumption, but they incur inventory holding costs. We model this situation as a dynamic game over an infinite time horizon: in each period, the seller sets a price, and each consumer chooses how many units to buy. We develop a solution methodology based on rational expectations. By endowing each player with beliefs, we decouple the dynamic game into individual dynamic programs for each player. We solve for the ...


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