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External Shocks And The Real Exchange Rate: A Simulation Model For Egypt , Khalifa Hassanain Jan 1997

External Shocks And The Real Exchange Rate: A Simulation Model For Egypt , Khalifa Hassanain

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In March 1990, the Government of Egypt (GOE) launched a comprehensive economic and social reform program (ERSAP) to strengthen Egypt's ongoing adjustment program. The reform program constituted a major break from the policies pursued in the past, and had the underlying objective of modernizing the country and improving living standards. While the program has scored many successes, many observers of the Egyptian economy believe that the real exchange rate (RE) is currently out of equilibrium;The RE prevailing in a country at any point in time is determined by two main factors: structural (e.g., external capital flows, changes ...


A Spatial Econometric Model For Transboundary Air Pollution Control Treaties: An Analysis Of Noncooperative International Behavior , Keith Allen Sargent Jan 1997

A Spatial Econometric Model For Transboundary Air Pollution Control Treaties: An Analysis Of Noncooperative International Behavior , Keith Allen Sargent

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation develops a theoretical model that explains differences in emission reductions of transboundary air pollutants among nations based on national income, political freedom, the cost of emission reductions, emissions from other countries, the type of pollutant, and the pollutant's dispersion characteristics. The model is based on the theory of the private provision of impure public goods. This theoretical model is then used to derive a reduced form demand equation for emission reductions that can be econometrically estimated using spatial autoregressive techniques for time-series cross-section data;The econometric model is applied to 25 European nations and covers the period ...


Human Rights Violations, Umbrella Concepts, And Empirical Analysis, James M. Mccormick, Neil J. Mitchell Jan 1997

Human Rights Violations, Umbrella Concepts, And Empirical Analysis, James M. Mccormick, Neil J. Mitchell

Political Science Publications

Only in last decade or two have political scientists begun sys tematic, cross-national research on government violations of human rights. The primary research focus has been the rights associ ated with the "integrity of the person." At least two factors account for this relatively recent attention: the interest of President Jimmy Carter and Congress in setting human rights as a goal of American foreign policy and the publication of country-by-country accounts of human rights performance by the U.S. Department of State, Amnesty Inter national, and Freedom House. As the issue rose on the political agenda and as data sources ...


Social Security Trust Fund (Sstf), The Government Fiscal Use Of The Sstf, And Intergenerational Equity , Jae Kyeong Kim Jan 1997

Social Security Trust Fund (Sstf), The Government Fiscal Use Of The Sstf, And Intergenerational Equity , Jae Kyeong Kim

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation we pay particular attention to changing share of unfunded and fully funded SS systems and to the alternative government fiscal policies regarding the use of the social security trust fund (SSTF) in order to investigate the resulting economic and intergenerational equity consequences. To carry out this investigation, we develop a computational two periods lived overlapping generations model with production in which a wide range of possible SS arrangements and possible government fiscal uses of the SSTF are incorporated in parameterized form. The parameterization of the SS system permits the comparative dynamic study of a family of SS ...