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Better Understanding Human Capital In West Virginia, Christiadi, John Deskins Jul 2019

Better Understanding Human Capital In West Virginia, Christiadi, John Deskins

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No abstract provided.


Natural Gas Investment In West Virginia, 2010-2016, Eric Bowen Jul 2019

Natural Gas Investment In West Virginia, 2010-2016, Eric Bowen

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West Virginia’s natural gas boom began in 2010 as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques began to be applied to the state’s shale formations. Since then, West Virginia has become the nation’s ninth-largest natural gas producer in 2017, with gross withdrawals of more than 1.6 trillion cubic feet. Since the gas boom started, the natural gas industry has made considerable investments in the state to pay for well drilling, mineral royalties, and pipeline infrastructure, among other investment costs. In this report, we estimate these investments in two key areas: upstream costs and midstream infrastructure.


Economic Impact Of Expanding The Morgantown Industrial Park, Eric Bowen Jan 2019

Economic Impact Of Expanding The Morgantown Industrial Park, Eric Bowen

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Incentives And Economic Decisions: Evidence From Sports Data, Iuliia Chikish Jan 2019

Incentives And Economic Decisions: Evidence From Sports Data, Iuliia Chikish

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

This dissertation presents three essays which demonstrate how sports data can be applied to answer economic questions. Essay 1 explores whether multiple reference points can affect individuals behavior using data from professional figure skating competitions. The second essay examines the role of professional sports facilities and teams in generating local amenities. Using data from eSports tournaments, the third essay aims at understanding whether tournament theory predictions hold in competitions involving mostly mental effort.

The first chapter, ``Incentives and Economic Decisions: Evidence from Sports Data'' studies the effect of multiple reference points on decisions made by professional athletes. Unique design features ...


Three Essays On The Economics Of Public Libraries, Amir Borges Ferreira Neto Jan 2019

Three Essays On The Economics Of Public Libraries, Amir Borges Ferreira Neto

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

This dissertation explores empirical issues concerning public libraries in the United States. In particular, it analyzes the direct and indirect effects to and from public libraries, on different issues such as charitable donations, labor market outcomes, institutions and technical efficiency. Chapter 1 discusses the economics of public libraries and its relevance. In addition, it provides an outline of the dissertation and its main contribution to the literature. Chapter 2, analyzes the determinants of donations to public libraries testing the crowding effect from government funding of public libraries. I find suggestive results of a crowd in effect with an inverted U ...


West Virginia Economic Outlook 2019-2023, Brian Lego, John Deskins, Eric Bowen, Christiadi, Michelle Atkinson Oct 2018

West Virginia Economic Outlook 2019-2023, Brian Lego, John Deskins, Eric Bowen, Christiadi, Michelle Atkinson

Bureau of Business & Economic Research

West Virginia’s economy enjoyed its strongest year of growth in nearly a decade during 2017, emerging from several years of severe economic weakness. Most of the bounce back in the state’s economy is connected to the energy sector, not only from the increased production of coal and natural gas but also as a result of a massive build-out of new natural gas pipeline infrastructure throughout the state. Growth has broadened to include more of the state’s regions over the past year or so, but the overall magnitude of gains in jobs and output have remained concentrated in ...


The Economic Impact Of The 2018 Spartan Race On The West Virginia Economy, Christiadi, John Deskins Oct 2018

The Economic Impact Of The 2018 Spartan Race On The West Virginia Economy, Christiadi, John Deskins

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Unconventional Natural Gas Industry Value Chain And Representative Companies, Ednilson Bernardes Jul 2018

Unconventional Natural Gas Industry Value Chain And Representative Companies, Ednilson Bernardes

Bureau of Business & Economic Research

This report defines a framework for the unconventional natural gas value chain and identifies representative companies in each stage, as per definition of the value chain adopted for the study. The main focus of the report is on major companies in the up and midstream stages of the value chain. However, the report presents major companies in stages further downstream covered by the study. The reason for the focus on up and midstream stages is two‐fold. First, given the current level of development of the unconventional natural gas value chain in the state, those are the stages where most ...


The Economic Impact Of Apple Growing And Processing On The West Virginia Economy, Christiadi, John Deskins Jul 2018

The Economic Impact Of Apple Growing And Processing On The West Virginia Economy, Christiadi, John Deskins

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No abstract provided.


Coal Production In West Virginia, Brian Lego, John Deskins Jul 2018

Coal Production In West Virginia, Brian Lego, John Deskins

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No abstract provided.


The Economic Impact Of Coal In West Virginia, Christiadi, John Deskins Jul 2018

The Economic Impact Of Coal In West Virginia, Christiadi, John Deskins

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No abstract provided.


The Economic Impact Of The Fort Martin Power Station On Monongalia County And West Virginia, Eric Bowen, Christiadi Apr 2018

The Economic Impact Of The Fort Martin Power Station On Monongalia County And West Virginia, Eric Bowen, Christiadi

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The Economic Impact Of The Harrison Power Station On Harrison County And West Virginia, Eric Bowen, Christiadi Apr 2018

The Economic Impact Of The Harrison Power Station On Harrison County And West Virginia, Eric Bowen, Christiadi

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No abstract provided.


The Economic Impact Of Medicaid On West Virginia's Economy, Christiadi, John Deskins Jan 2018

The Economic Impact Of Medicaid On West Virginia's Economy, Christiadi, John Deskins

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No abstract provided.


The Economic Impact Of Natural Gas Capital Expenditures In West Virginia, Eric Bowen Jan 2018

The Economic Impact Of Natural Gas Capital Expenditures In West Virginia, Eric Bowen

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No abstract provided.


Confucius Institute's Effects On China's Higher Education Exports: A Perspective From Cultural Difference And Institutional Quality, Donald Lien, Feng Yao, Fan Zhang Jan 2018

Confucius Institute's Effects On China's Higher Education Exports: A Perspective From Cultural Difference And Institutional Quality, Donald Lien, Feng Yao, Fan Zhang

Economics Faculty Working Papers Series

This article uses a panel data of international student flows to China from 2000–2014 to investigate Confucius Institute (CI)’s effects on China’s educational service exports. We find that CI, as a comprehensive platform for promoting Chinese language and cultural exchange, has a significant positive effect on China’s education exports. The effects of CI on China’s education exports are transmitted through promoting Chinese language, bridging cultural gaps, and reducing psychic distance. We further find that the effects of CI on China’s education exports are heterogeneous, depending on the level of cultural difference and institutional quality ...


Fossil Fuel Opportunities For West Virginia: 2017 Update, Eric Bowen, Christiadi Oct 2017

Fossil Fuel Opportunities For West Virginia: 2017 Update, Eric Bowen, Christiadi

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No abstract provided.


The Economic Impact Of Proposed New Facilities At Stonewall Resort, Eric Bowen, Christiadi, John Deskins Jul 2017

The Economic Impact Of Proposed New Facilities At Stonewall Resort, Eric Bowen, Christiadi, John Deskins

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No abstract provided.


An Overview Of Sports Betting Regulation In The United States, Brad Humphreys Jan 2017

An Overview Of Sports Betting Regulation In The United States, Brad Humphreys

Economics Faculty Working Papers Series

The United States employs an ad hoc, unconventional method of regulating sports betting, banning it almost everywhere while granting a monopoly to firms in a single state, Nevada. This approach encourages illegal sports betting markets, ignores negative externalities, and generates welfare losses among the large population of responsible recreational gamblers. I review the current state of sports betting regulation in the U.S. and assess its economic viability in advance of the Supreme Court of the United States decision on the landmark Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association case.


Are Fair Weather Fans Affected By Weather? Rainfall, Habit Formation And Live Game Attendance, Qi Ge, Brad Humphreys, Kun Zhou Jan 2017

Are Fair Weather Fans Affected By Weather? Rainfall, Habit Formation And Live Game Attendance, Qi Ge, Brad Humphreys, Kun Zhou

Economics Faculty Working Papers Series

We analyze habit formation in sports attendance utilizing rainfall as an unexpected, transitory shock to attendance costs. Using attendance data from Major League Baseball (MLB) and NOAA weather data, we analyze the impact of variation in game day weather conditions on current and future MLB attendance. The empirical strategy permits identification of both the formation and persistence of habit from exogenous weather shocks. Past adverse weather shocks increase future attendance by about 200 fans per game. Our study contributes to the literature developing empirical evidence of habit formation in the field and provides policy implications for optimal ticket pricing strategies.