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Full-Text Articles in Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation

Trends. Verification Of Nuclear Weapons Treaties: Do "Open Skies" Make A Difference? Necessarily Enjoying It, Editor Oct 1997

Trends. Verification Of Nuclear Weapons Treaties: Do "Open Skies" Make A Difference? Necessarily Enjoying It, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the implication of "Open Skies" on the misperceptions and government deceptions leading to increased conflict and war.


Yale Political Monthly 1997 October, The Politic, Inc. Oct 1997

Yale Political Monthly 1997 October, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Eastward Ho: Issues And Options In Regional Development For The Metropolitan Boston Region, Robert C. Wood, Laura C. Ghirardini, Lori L. Prew, Aundrea Kelley Sep 1997

Eastward Ho: Issues And Options In Regional Development For The Metropolitan Boston Region, Robert C. Wood, Laura C. Ghirardini, Lori L. Prew, Aundrea Kelley

John M. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Publications

Conventional wisdom suggests that the basic job of public policy studies (and public institutions, for that matter) is to deal in a timely and practical fashion with pressing public issues of the day. The focus typically is on 'ripe' topics, 'hot' political problems. If a study can be ahead of the curve, in John Kingdon's apt phrase "an idea whose time has come," so much the better. But unlike more traditional academic research, where the focus is timeless — i.e., an explanation of previously inexplicable phenomena, timeliness is a prime reason for initiating a policy study.

In this context ...


Yale Political Monthly 1997 May, The Politic, Inc. May 1997

Yale Political Monthly 1997 May, The Politic, Inc.

The Politic

No abstract provided.


Policy Lessons From Cleveland's Economic Restructuring And The Accompanying Case Study, Edward W. Hill Feb 1997

Policy Lessons From Cleveland's Economic Restructuring And The Accompanying Case Study, Edward W. Hill

Urban Publications

This paper has two major components, each can be read as separate writings. The first consists of lessons for national urban policy and the practice of economic development from Cleveland’s experience. The second is the case study, emphasizing the formation and implementation of the region’s economic development strategy.


A Critical Assessment Of Master Plans, Center For Economic Development Jan 1997

A Critical Assessment Of Master Plans, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

We would like to thank the following individuals for their support and guidance throughout the course of this project.

Our Client:

Mr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the Southern Regional Planning and Economic Development District

Our Professors:

John Mullin, PhD., AICP

Rick Taupier, PhD.

David Winsor, AIA

The Purpose of this report is to evaluate master plans for the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District. This project stems from Massachusetts Executive Order 385, which requires planning agencies to review their plans and policies regarding land use and growth management, and to make them as consistent with one another as ...


Biotechnology And Industrial Development, Center For Economic Development Jan 1997

Biotechnology And Industrial Development, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

Biotechnology is defined by the industry as the commercial application of modern biology. It is a fairly young industry and it recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1996. There are over 13,000 biotech companies in the United States which employ over 100,000 people. The main focus of their research includes agricultural, environmental and medical applications. The agricultural sector research is directed towards food, food processing, animal and plant breeding applications. The areas in medical research include pharmaceuticals, gene therapy, medical instruments and medical software. Environmental applications deal with bioremediation, biopesticides and other alternatives to waste removal. The biotech ...


The Federal Sentencing Guidelines Ten Years Later: An Introduction And Comments, Paul H. Robinson Jan 1997

The Federal Sentencing Guidelines Ten Years Later: An Introduction And Comments, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Globalization And Local Economic Development: Intersections Between The Industrial Economy And Regional Industrial Planning, Center For Economic Development Jan 1997

Globalization And Local Economic Development: Intersections Between The Industrial Economy And Regional Industrial Planning, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

By now it is widely accepted that we live in a global economy. We are more likely to buy goods from Korea than Kansas, we may have pension funds invested in companies on the Tokyo stock market as well as New York's, and we may work for a corporation with headquarters in Brussels rather than Boston. But despite our sense of participating in a world economy, it is difficult to understand how that world's economy intersects with the national or local economies with which we are more familiar. This is particularly significant for the regional economic development planner ...


Industrial Site Selection Inventory, Center For Economic Development Jan 1997

Industrial Site Selection Inventory, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this paper is to provide a means of assessing and ranking the suitability of potential industrial sites that a particular industrial firm is considering for development. The assessment is performed as an inventory that creates a preliminary ranking of the potential sites based on the number and degree of characteristics that are favorable to the particular firm, for the purpose of establishing a systematic means of selecting a site. This inventory method has no geographical bounds in that it is suitable for use in the entire country. This method is also preliminary in nature in that the ...


Industrial Clusters And Institutional Support: A Case Study The Plastics Cluster In The Montachusetts Region And It's Training Needs, Center For Economic Development Jan 1997

Industrial Clusters And Institutional Support: A Case Study The Plastics Cluster In The Montachusetts Region And It's Training Needs, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The purpose of this research and the dual papers is to comprehensively explore industrial clusters by looking at a number of examples, and then examine in greater detail, the Montachusetts Region in north central Massachusetts where the plastics industry has a strong base. The current weakness of the plastics industry will be identified and tackled.

The shift in organizational structure from global mass producing giants to industrial clusters that focus on flexible specialization, influenced many studies throughout the 1980s and 1990s. This paper will feed from these studies and expand on the role of institutional support networks.


Assessing The Labor Needs Of Industries - Assessing The Labor Needs Of Regions: A Strategy For Collecting Regional Labor Market Information For The North Central Massachusetts Regional Employment Board, Center For Economic Development Jan 1997

Assessing The Labor Needs Of Industries - Assessing The Labor Needs Of Regions: A Strategy For Collecting Regional Labor Market Information For The North Central Massachusetts Regional Employment Board, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The North Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Board (NCMREB) is a not-for- profit agency that serves the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster, and the surrounding 20 towns. It is one of 16 regional employment boards in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is "responsible for ' the oversight, coordination, and policy making' of publicly funded employment and training programs that serve all age groups." (Courtesy of NCMREB)

The challenge that the NCMREB faces is in keeping abreast of the rapidly changing labor needs of industries in the region. The more the NCMREB knows about the needs and qualities of the peoples and industries ...


The Implications And Development Of Telecommunications, Center For Economic Development Jan 1997

The Implications And Development Of Telecommunications, Center For Economic Development

Center for Economic Development Technical Reports

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandates that personal wireless companies develop their systems so that adequate service is provided to the public. Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 governs federal, state and local government oversight of siting of "personal wireless service" facilities (Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 1996). The FCC published a Fact Sheet in April of 1996 which summarizes the key provisions of section 704. The summary is as follows:

Local zoning authority over the placement, construction., and modification of personal wireless service facilities is maintained by the Act. However, zoning may not:

1. discriminate between different personal wireless ...


Reforming The Federal Criminal Code: A Top Ten List, Paul H. Robinson Jan 1997

Reforming The Federal Criminal Code: A Top Ten List, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Political Economy Of Corporate Taxation., John Williams, Brian Collins Dec 1996

The Political Economy Of Corporate Taxation., John Williams, Brian Collins

Brian K. Collins

Theory: We propose a theory of corporate taxation in the United States that builds on dynamic optimal taxation models. The theory is consistent with structural dependence theories (Lindblom 1977) in that expectations by investors of future tax policy limit policy maker options, primarily because corporate tax policy is time inconsistent. This theory contrasts with pluralistic models of corporate taxation because it recognizes the collective action problem facing business.

Hypotheses: We offer three propositions. First, effective corporate tax rates will be exogenous to aggregate business interests, and instead should cause the organization and activity of business. Second, a shock in effective ...


Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubostsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard D. Coe, Ann Taylor Dec 1996

Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubostsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard D. Coe, Ann Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 requires insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they would for physical disorders, including any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. Without parity, the difference between coverage for physical and mental illness is striking. This report examines the impact if parity were implemented in Florida.