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The State Of The Economy And Animal Welfare, Michael W. Fox Jan 1983

The State Of The Economy And Animal Welfare, Michael W. Fox

Animal Welfare Collection

An economic depression inevitably means that the under-privileged are compelled to suffer, but the plight of animals during "hard times" is often overlooked. Further, the present administration's budget cuts, and the pro-industry policies expressed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior, in conjunction with the attempted financial emasculation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (responsible for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act), all add insult to injury. Clearly, in such difficult economic times, the needs of people will inevitably take precedence over those of animals. But a society ...


Factor-Market Distortions And Dynamic Optimal Intervention: Reply, Harvey E. Lapan Sep 1979

Factor-Market Distortions And Dynamic Optimal Intervention: Reply, Harvey E. Lapan

Economics Publications

Edward Ray, in his comment on my 1976 paper, analyzes a slightly different model than the one I presented, and thus reaches different conclusions. His principal conclusions are that: (i) given wage rigidities, a wage subsidy to producers is needed, and this subsidy is equivalent to the optimal static subsidy that ensures full employment in each sector; and (ii) given the forced equilization of wages across sectors, a subsidy to workers is needed to encourage labor transfers between sectors. Thus, Ray finds that full employment is always desirable, whereas I find that some unemployment is (usually) present along the optimum ...


Relative Risk Aversion: Increasing Or Decreasing, Philip E. Graves Jan 1979

Relative Risk Aversion: Increasing Or Decreasing, Philip E. Graves

PHILIP E GRAVES

No abstract exists for this work.


International Trade, Factor-Market Distortions, And The Optimal Dynamic Subsidy: Reply, Harvey E. Lapan Dec 1978

International Trade, Factor-Market Distortions, And The Optimal Dynamic Subsidy: Reply, Harvey E. Lapan

Economics Publications

James Cassing and Jack Ochs' comment is, I believe, a very interesting extension of the analysis of my paper. Their two basic results are: (i) that congestion will occur in the search for jobs; and (ii) that given costly labor mobility, private decisions regarding voluntary quits will yield a socially optimal adjustment path if individuals have perfect foresight and if there is no congestion (externality) in the search process. Thus, they argue that even if factor prices are not rigid, the presence of congestion in the search process implies private decisions will not be socially optimal, and therefore that a ...


Lags And The Assignment Problem: A Note, Harvey Lapan, Walter Enders Oct 1978

Lags And The Assignment Problem: A Note, Harvey Lapan, Walter Enders

Economics Publications

Mundell [5] has demonstrated that monetary policy should be paired with external balance and fiscal policy with internal balance. This seminal article led to a voluminous literature 1 which at­ tempted to rectify many of the problems inherent in Mundell's flow equilibrium model. Harry John­ son [2] has characterized this extension of Mun­ dell's work as having "... lent itself to almost infinite mathematical product differentiation, with little significant improvement in quality of eco­ nomic product ..." Although we do not fully agree with Harry Johnson-for there are many deficien­ cies in Mundell's model-we do believe that more can ...


Devaluation, Wealth Effects, And Relative Prices, Harvey Lapan, Walter Enders Sep 1978

Devaluation, Wealth Effects, And Relative Prices, Harvey Lapan, Walter Enders

Economics Publications

The emergence of the portfolio balance approach 1 has led to a reformulation of the causes of balance-of-trade and payments disequilibria. According to this approach, balance-of-trade deficits and surpluses reflect discrepancies between desired and actual wealth holdings; while balance-of­ payments deficits and surpluses reflect discrepancies between desired and actual money holdings. Thus, balance-of-trade and payments disequilibria are viewed as representing disequilibria within the asset markets. Using this framework several authors2 have examined the self-correcting nature of disequilibria within the balance­ of-payments accounts and the ability of a devaluation to reduce the magnitude of a disequilibrium.


Better Year Ahead For Ri Builders, Chester Smolski May 1978

Better Year Ahead For Ri Builders, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"Building permit figures recently released by the Rhode Island Builders Association indicate that housing construction in the first quarter of 1978 is well ahead of the comparable period for 1977. The signs are encouraging that this year will be better than the last and that the recovery continues from 1975, the poorest year for the housing industry in the 1970s."


Breadbox Water Heater Designs, David A. Bainbridge Jan 1978

Breadbox Water Heater Designs, David A. Bainbridge

David A Bainbridge

Integral solar water heaters (batch, breadbox, ICS) provide the most economical and reliable means of heating water. Simple designs can perform well and provide service for decades. Basic design principles include box insulation, orientation and control of heat loss.


Stochastic Disturbances And Exchange Rates, Walter Enders, Harvey E. Lapan Jan 1978

Stochastic Disturbances And Exchange Rates, Walter Enders, Harvey E. Lapan

Economics Publications

One of the central issues in the ongoing debate concerning fixed versus flexible exchange rates is the comparative stabilizing properties of monetary changes as opposed to exchange rate changes. Fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes have been differentiated according to the ability of the private sector of an economy to alter the nominal value of its domestic money supply via the balance of payments. A disturbance which would lead a nation to experience a balance of payments deficit (surplus) in a fixed rate regime would lead to a depreciation (appreciation) of that nation's currency in a flexible exchange rate ...


Rhode Island Has A Large Stake In Its Capital City, Chester Smolski May 1977

Rhode Island Has A Large Stake In Its Capital City, Chester Smolski

Smolski Texts

"If you are number two, you try harder. But what do you do if you are number four? Figures recently released by the United States Census Bureau estimate that Providence lost 11,000 persons between 1970 and 1975, and now ranks as the fourth largest city in New England."


Economic Considerations In Measurement Of Economic Value Of Genotypes, George W. Ladd Mar 1977

Economic Considerations In Measurement Of Economic Value Of Genotypes, George W. Ladd

Economic Staff Paper Series

The questions, "What's a better animal (or seed) worth?" and "What makes one animal (or seed) worth more than another?" are faced regularly by animal and plant breeders when they select animals or seeds to use in breed improvement programs. Answering the question is complicated by two I facts. (a) A strain of animals or seeds that is superior in some of the traits it will pass on to its offspring may be only average or inferior in other traits. (b) Because some pairs of traits have negative genetic cor relations, breeding to improve one trait may degrade another ...


Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Power Alternatives Study : Task 2 Report, Acres American Incorporated Jan 1977

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Power Alternatives Study : Task 2 Report, Acres American Incorporated

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

This report presents the results of Task 2 of this study, the overall purpose of which is the evaluation of alternative methods of providing electrical energy in New England in lieu of the Dickey-Lincoln hydroelectric project. The final Task 1 report was presented in July 1976 and will, in conjunction with this Task 2 and subsequent Tasks 3 and 4 reports, ultimately become part of the "Environmental Impact Statement" for the Dickey-Lincoln Project.


Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Power Alternatives Study Draft Report : Task 1 Through 4, Acres American Incorporated Jan 1977

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Power Alternatives Study Draft Report : Task 1 Through 4, Acres American Incorporated

Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project

This report presents the detailed findings of Tasks 1 through 4 of the Dickey-Lincoln School Lakes Project Power Alternatives Study undertaken for the New England Division of the Corps of Engineers, by Acres American Incorporated, Consulting Engineers of Buffalo, New York under the terms of Contract Number DACW33-76-C-0047. Earlier reports on Task 1 dated July 1976, on Task 2 dated January 1977 and on Task 3 dated March 1977 have been incorporated virtually unchanged into this Task 4 report.


A Note On The Dependence Between A Venture And A Current Prospect, Leigh S. Tesfatsion, Clifford Hildreth Dec 1976

A Note On The Dependence Between A Venture And A Current Prospect, Leigh S. Tesfatsion, Clifford Hildreth

Leigh Tesfatsion

Some sufficient conditions that a random variable be positively correlated with every strictly decreasing function of a second random variable are developed and applied to the problem of choosing the optimal amount of an uncertain venture. Two of the conditions generalize conditions previously employed by Samuelson [5] and Scheffman [6].


Socioeconomic Index Scores For Metropolitan Connecticut, 1970, William H. Groff, John N. Wright Jul 1976

Socioeconomic Index Scores For Metropolitan Connecticut, 1970, William H. Groff, John N. Wright

Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

No abstract provided.


Planning For Energy Conservation, David A. Bainbridge Jan 1976

Planning For Energy Conservation, David A. Bainbridge

David A Bainbridge

City planning can provide multiple benefits by considering energy conservation, solar orientation and local resource harvesting. Narrower streets reduce construction costs, reduce urban heat island impacts and are safer. Above ground drainage reduces costs and returns rainwater to groundwater.


Hayek And Keynes: A Retrospective Assessment, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Jr. Jan 1975

Hayek And Keynes: A Retrospective Assessment, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Jr.

Economic Staff Paper Series

There has been a great deal of controversy and debate in recent years over the meaning of Keynes' message as that message was embodied in The General Theory. Professor Leijonhufvud's book on Keynes has brought out into the open the question as to how much Keynesian (i.e., of Keynes) content there is in orthodox economic theory. Those who would present us with their version of the "authentic" Keynes have in common the belief that Keynes offered us a theory that was essentially dynamic, but that in re-casting this theory in static terms (and they believe the theory has ...


Inflation, Recession, And Stagflation, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Jr., Sudha R. Shenoy Dec 1974

Inflation, Recession, And Stagflation, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Jr., Sudha R. Shenoy

Economic Staff Paper Series

We begin'by referring to what is possible the major macroeconomic problem - both for analysis and for policy - facing the Western economics today; namely, the reasons why the supposedly mild inflations of the two decades following the Second World War, have now turned into the far more intractable "stagflation" besetting theorist and policy-maker alike.


The Rising Price Of Physicians' Services: A Clarification, Douglas Brown, Martin Feldstein, Harvey Lapan Aug 1974

The Rising Price Of Physicians' Services: A Clarification, Douglas Brown, Martin Feldstein, Harvey Lapan

Economics Publications

Several years ago, one of us presented a model of the market for physicians' services (Feldstein, 1970). In a subsequent comment, Brown and Lapan ( 1972) raised several questions about the model and the conclusions. Unfortunately, this comment and the reply by Feldstein ( 1972) left a number of issues unsettled. Some of the disagreement was based on misunderstanding and on drawing infer­ ences from different theoretical models. After the publication of the comment and reply, we continued to pursue the basis of our disagreements. The cur­ rent note is an attempt to clarify the issues that were raised but not resolved ...


Housing Characteristics For Towns And Counties Connecticut: 1970, Thomas E. Steahr, Robert A. Lowe, Charles N. Fitts Jul 1974

Housing Characteristics For Towns And Counties Connecticut: 1970, Thomas E. Steahr, Robert A. Lowe, Charles N. Fitts

Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station

No abstract provided.


Regional Economic And Demographic Analysis For Cleveland, Ohio, Thomas Bausch, Lawrence Cima, Joseph Bombelles Dec 1973

Regional Economic And Demographic Analysis For Cleveland, Ohio, Thomas Bausch, Lawrence Cima, Joseph Bombelles

Lawrence R. Cima

No abstract provided.


An Economic Evaluation Of The Product Sugar With Special Emphasis On The Abnormal Sugar Market Of 1963-1964, Merlin J. Olsen May 1970

An Economic Evaluation Of The Product Sugar With Special Emphasis On The Abnormal Sugar Market Of 1963-1964, Merlin J. Olsen

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The product sugar is studied in detail with special emphasis on supply and demand factors, in an attempt to better understand the abnormal sugar market of 1963-1964. The unusual market fluctuations of that period appear to have been initiated by a statistical imbalance in world supply and demand of sugar. The extent of price fluctuations in the united states during 1963-1964 we accentuated by the inability of current sugar legislation to shield the U.S. market from the world market, and by the openly aggressive purchasing policies followed by the U.S. department of agriculture which further aggravated an already ...


An Analysis Of Time Restraints For Farm Planning, Neil A. Patrick Jan 1967

An Analysis Of Time Restraints For Farm Planning, Neil A. Patrick

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Hog Price Differentials Between Selected Iowa Markets, John Marvin Skadberg Jan 1964

Hog Price Differentials Between Selected Iowa Markets, John Marvin Skadberg

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Specification Of Optimal Time Paths For Macrodynamic Models Of Economic Growth And Stabilization, David A. Walker Jan 1964

The Specification Of Optimal Time Paths For Macrodynamic Models Of Economic Growth And Stabilization, David A. Walker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


An Economic Analysis Of The Retail Raw Milk Industry In The State Of Utah, H. Kent Dewsnup May 1962

An Economic Analysis Of The Retail Raw Milk Industry In The State Of Utah, H. Kent Dewsnup

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For 98 years after the first "Mormon" pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley there was no statewide control of the sale and distribution of fluid milk. Prior to any statewide control, however, laws were passed in Salt Lake City and Ogden outlawing sale of raw milk to final consumers in those cities as of January l, 1945.


A Description Of The Policies And Procedures Of Retail Feed Dealers In Utah, 1958, Orson B. Roper May 1961

A Description Of The Policies And Procedures Of Retail Feed Dealers In Utah, 1958, Orson B. Roper

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The retail feed industry has grown continually in importance during the past 60 years. Increased population has placed ever greater demands upon food production to feed our nation's people. During 1968, the average American consumed 80 pounds of beef, 63 pounds of pork, 8 pounds of veal, 4 pounds of lamb, 26 pounds of chicken, and 11 pounds of lard. This amounted to an annual per capita consumption of 188 pounds of red meat. With 173 million people to feed, vast quantities of livestock must be produced, finished, and marketed to satisfy our nation's needs.


Christmas Gifts To Make, O. Evans Scott Jan 1961

Christmas Gifts To Make, O. Evans Scott

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

MOST of us appreciate a small, thoughtful gift much more than a"bought in a hurry" gift.

Here are a few suggestions for simple gifts that can be made, giving pleasure to both the maker and the recipient.

They are also useful for stocking stalls for fetes.


Stochastic Linear Programming, Paul Van Moeseke Jan 1960

Stochastic Linear Programming, Paul Van Moeseke

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Health Education Program Of Thirty-Six Schools In Houston County, Texas For The School Year 1944-1945, Addie Metria Ware Aug 1945

A Study Of The Health Education Program Of Thirty-Six Schools In Houston County, Texas For The School Year 1944-1945, Addie Metria Ware

ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library

No abstract provided.