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The Effect Of Us Monetary Policy Shocks On Cryptocurrency Returns, Jisung Kim Jan 2019

The Effect Of Us Monetary Policy Shocks On Cryptocurrency Returns, Jisung Kim

Undergraduate Honors Theses

I explore the effect of US monetary policy shocks on the returns of digital assets since the creation of Bitcoin. A pool of 100 cryptocurrencies are separated into three categories. The monetary policy shocks are measured with two different futures contracts, Fed fund futures and 10-Year bond futures, around a FOMC meeting announcement. With the use of a panel fixed effect model, I find that changes to both futures prices around FOMC meeting have differing effects on the returns of digital assets. In particular, my results suggest that digital assets with deeper integration of blockchain, like digital assets under the ...


Finding Meaning For Food Deserts: Food Retail Establishments In Colorado Counties, Brianna Huynh Jan 2019

Finding Meaning For Food Deserts: Food Retail Establishments In Colorado Counties, Brianna Huynh

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis explores food retail establishments in Colorado in an attempt to discover if food deserts are a meaningful concept in the current literature. By examining Colorado county demographics and count of food retail establishments, we determine the main drivers of food retail establishment change. This thesis finds that race has an effect on food retail establishments consistent with what the literature contends, but income has an opposite effect.


Going Solo: A Qualitative Comparison Of Single Women In Japan And Colombia, Maya Heins Jan 2017

Going Solo: A Qualitative Comparison Of Single Women In Japan And Colombia, Maya Heins

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the economic, social, and cultural conditions of single women in Japan and Colombia as a medium for understanding how globalization impacts gender inequality around the world. The rise of single women around the world elicits questions about the changing nature of gender roles and how global economic policies impact the lives of women. The research finds that while large differences exist between the situation of single women in the Global North and South, by remaining single, women are afforded more bargaining power to renegotiate their place within oppressive systems. The rise in single women around the globe ...


"Big Government Get Off My Back Act": A Policy Analysis Of Missouri House Bill No. 45, Stephanie Stockton Jan 2017

"Big Government Get Off My Back Act": A Policy Analysis Of Missouri House Bill No. 45, Stephanie Stockton

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This analysis quantifies the effect of House Bill No. 45, or the Big Government Get Off My Back Act passed in the state of Missouri. This bill was signed into effect in August 2011 and expired in 2014. The bill offers a tax deduction to small business owners who create full-time jobs and offer a competitive wage. A higher tax deduction can be applied if the employer provides an insurance premium to their employees and financially contributes to it. This research aims to measure effects from House Bill No. 45 on unemployment, job-related insurance enrollment, income, employer contribution to health ...


Governmental Agricultural Policy And Its Affect On Population Health, Alexander Steinbach Jan 2016

Governmental Agricultural Policy And Its Affect On Population Health, Alexander Steinbach

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this paper I attempt to establish a link between government agricultural policies of subsidies and the increasing obesity epidemic that is seen across the globe. I attempt to design a research project that explores these dynamics and uses three distinct regional areas for comparison. In this paper I compare the United States, the European Union, and Japan and South Korea to see if government agricultural policy as well as trade implications play a role in rising body mass index (BMI) and obesity. The reason for comparison is due to the level of development coupled with a unique comparison of ...


Can The Taylor Rule Describe The Monetary Policy In China?, Yuming Liu Jan 2016

Can The Taylor Rule Describe The Monetary Policy In China?, Yuming Liu

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Taylor Rule effectively describes the relationship among nominal interest, inflation rate and output gap in the United States, assuming the country has a closed economy. This paper positively analyzes the efficiency of the Taylor Rule in China through historical analysis. I evaluate the responsiveness and effectiveness by estimating the Taylor Rule and its modifications, using quarterly data in the period 1987Q1 to 2015Q3. The original Taylor Rule does not work well based on the current Chinese monetary policy. However, adding a lagged nominal interest rate in the previous period can help the model to work better. The nominal interest ...


Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Privatization, And Economic Growth, Hang Thu Nguyen Jan 2010

Trade, Foreign Direct Investment, Privatization, And Economic Growth, Hang Thu Nguyen

Economics Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis tries to enhance our understanding of the role of trade liberalization as it relates to economic growth and the factors affecting trade liberalization in various countries. In addition, this thesis deals with the problem of endogeneity with various econometric methods.

Chapter 2 presents a study of the impact of trade liberalization policy on economic growth with the simultaneous application of privatization policy in 25 transitional countries. The analysis applies two stage least squares (2SLS) to panel data from 1994 to 2006 for these 25 countries. The estimated results provide evidence of a significantly positive effect of both trade ...