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Sanctuary Cities And Their Respective Effect On Crime Rates, Adam R. Schutt 2020 Minnesota State University Moorhead

Sanctuary Cities And Their Respective Effect On Crime Rates, Adam R. Schutt

Undergraduate Economic Review

According to the U.S. Center for Immigration Studies (2017), cities or counties in twenty-four states declare themselves as a place of “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants. This study addresses the following question: Do sanctuary cities experience higher crime rates than those cities that are not? Using publicly available data, this regression analysis investigates the relationship between crime rates in selected cities and independent variables which the research literature or the media has linked to criminal activity. Results of this research reveal that sanctuary cities do not experience higher violent or property crime rates than those cities that are not sanctuary ...


Effect Of Unemployment Length On Employment Expectations, Kamyar Kamyar 2020 Drexel University

Effect Of Unemployment Length On Employment Expectations, Kamyar Kamyar

Undergraduate Economic Review

Unemployment often has devastating effects on individuals -- both in financial and psychological terms. Depending on the type and category of unemployment, its length varies; and as its length increases it may implement biased thought in individuals’ predictions regarding future employment. This paper’s primary purpose is to measure and discuss how the time length that one has been unemployed for affects his or her expectations on his or her own short-term possibility of employment. The results suggest a strong opposite link between one’s prediction of future employment and the same person’s prior unemployment period. This paper was originally ...


Lessons To Be Learned: The Abuse Of Eminent Domain Power For Economic Development In Comparative Perspective, Xinxou Zhou 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Lessons To Be Learned: The Abuse Of Eminent Domain Power For Economic Development In Comparative Perspective, Xinxou Zhou

SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices and Ethics

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The History And Reality Of The Market Failures Approach To Business Ethics, Kara Zhang 2020 University of Pennsylvania

The History And Reality Of The Market Failures Approach To Business Ethics, Kara Zhang

SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices and Ethics

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San Antonio Independent School District V. Rodriguez: Equal Protection Doctrinal Evolution And Implications On School Segregation Today, Anthony Chen 2020 University of Pennsylvania

San Antonio Independent School District V. Rodriguez: Equal Protection Doctrinal Evolution And Implications On School Segregation Today, Anthony Chen

SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices and Ethics

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An Ethical Equation Of Corporate And Environmental Personhood: The Salmon River Commands Rights, Katherine Poole 2020 University of Pennsylvania

An Ethical Equation Of Corporate And Environmental Personhood: The Salmon River Commands Rights, Katherine Poole

SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices and Ethics

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A Flawed Case For Inequity Aversion: Revisiting The Criticisms Of Binmore And Shaked (2010), Ammar Plumber 2020 University of Pennsylvania

A Flawed Case For Inequity Aversion: Revisiting The Criticisms Of Binmore And Shaked (2010), Ammar Plumber

SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices and Ethics

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A Letter From The Editor, Jenna Liu 2020 University of Pennsylvania

A Letter From The Editor, Jenna Liu

SPICE: Student Perspectives on Institutions, Choices and Ethics

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Estimating The Role Of Question Framing In Contingent Valuation: A Study Of Business Owners’ Willingness To Pay For Increased Conservation In The Great Barrier Reef Region, Alissa Miller-Gonzalez 2020 Skidmore College

Estimating The Role Of Question Framing In Contingent Valuation: A Study Of Business Owners’ Willingness To Pay For Increased Conservation In The Great Barrier Reef Region, Alissa Miller-Gonzalez

Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects

Using the contingent valuation method, this study estimates the willingness to pay of business owners involved in the ecotourism industry for increased conservation of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. A survey was distributed to the population of interest via a web survey to not only determine the sample’s willingness to pay, but to also determine if question framing had an effect on the responses and if there were other factors that influenced the results. Focus is placed on business owners in this region because of their stake in the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The results ...


Estimating Predictors Of Mental Well-Being Through Analysis Of Children’S Drawings: The Case Of Syrian Refugees, Stephanie Smith 2020 University of San Francisco

Estimating Predictors Of Mental Well-Being Through Analysis Of Children’S Drawings: The Case Of Syrian Refugees, Stephanie Smith

Master's Theses

There are currently over 65 million individuals that have been forcibly displaced globally. The cumulative trauma that comes from the refugee experience and exposure to violence has proven to have long-term negative psychological outcomes and thus negative impacts on human capital in the long run. Given that over 50% percent of the global refugee population are children, the ability to efficiently and accurately assess their mental well-being is of critical importance. Using data from over 2000 refugee children in Jordan, I use machine learning techniques to find key predictors of psychological distress, PTSD, and exposure to violence found in children ...


Our Temptation For Benjamins: Can Framing Spending Habits Allow Us To Overcome Present Bias?, Deniz Aytac 2020 Skidmore College

Our Temptation For Benjamins: Can Framing Spending Habits Allow Us To Overcome Present Bias?, Deniz Aytac

Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects

This study will investigate whether people prefer spending their cash on hand for instantaneous benefits, or delay consumption for future returns, and the impact of their mood on their spending habits. Past studies find that one’s state of happiness immensely contributes to his or her willingness to spend money; happier, satisfied individuals tend to spend a lot less than dissatisfied ones. However, few studies focus on the impact of loss aversion on people’s time preferences towards money. The goal of this paper is to measure not only the impact of happiness as the same mood-congruent effect on time ...


Stock Market Reactions To U.S. - China Trade War News And Trump’S Tweets, Zhiyang Chen 2020 Skidmore College

Stock Market Reactions To U.S. - China Trade War News And Trump’S Tweets, Zhiyang Chen

Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects

This research explores the impact of the U.S. - China trade war, which began in January 2018, on the stock market of both countries. Considering President Trump’s tweets as a source of trade-related information for U.S. investors, this paper investigates how the daily returns and volatilities of major stock indices change with the appearance of official news events as well as the U.S. president’s tweets. To account for the potential diverse effects of tariffs on different sectors, such as benefiting some industries while harming others, this study also examines the sector-specific indices. The empirical results suggest ...


Consumer Response To Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr) At Bridgewater College, Abenezer Tekle 2020 Bridgewater College

Consumer Response To Corporate Social Responsibility (Csr) At Bridgewater College, Abenezer Tekle

Honors Projects

With the development of multinational companies (MNCs), corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a very important component of corporate strategic plan. This study provides preliminary evidence that consumer response about the CSR behavior of Multinational Corporation are determined by different factors. In order to identify and measure the effects of CSR behavior on consumer response, I used quantitative research by creating an online survey to analyze three objectives. Nike was specifically included in the survey due to its popularity on college campuses. The results show that knowledge/awareness of CSR have some meaningful influence on millennial purchasing behavior; however, extensive ...


An Empirical Study Of Bicycle Sharing Systems Using A Product Diffusion Context, Lincoln Hartnett 2020 William & Mary

An Empirical Study Of Bicycle Sharing Systems Using A Product Diffusion Context, Lincoln Hartnett

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper analyzes the adoption of bicycle sharing systems (BSSs) in a sample of five U.S. cities including Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland OR, and Washington DC. This paper builds on studies of BSS usage that model usage as a function of city-specific variables. It expands on previous studies by placing the analysis of BSS usage in a product-diffusion context, the range of analysis is a time series spanning the first 36 month of each system’s operation. This analysis seeks to develop a microeconomic model of incentives that predicts city-level usage as the collection of individual ...


Analysis Of Modelling Deficiencies That Contributed To The High Unanticipated Loan Losses Incurred During The Housing Price Collapse Of The Great Recession, Jennifer Shulman 2020 William & Mary

Analysis Of Modelling Deficiencies That Contributed To The High Unanticipated Loan Losses Incurred During The Housing Price Collapse Of The Great Recession, Jennifer Shulman

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this paper the data, modelling and the environmental factors that contributed to the collapse of the US housing market and the high mortgage loan losses during the Great Recession are explored. Deficiencies in data and modelling are discussed with an emphasis on the deficiencies in the mathematical modeling that failed to predict the high level of risk associated with mortgage originations in the mid-2000's. It is suggested that the lack of effective modelling significantly contributed to banks offering aggressive origination guidelines and that this was a major contributing factor that led up to the housing price collapse in ...


Chaprates, Brinly Xavier, Micole Amanda Marietta, Nidhi Vedantam 2020 Chapman University

Chaprates, Brinly Xavier, Micole Amanda Marietta, Nidhi Vedantam

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

On the Chapman campus, through taking and choosing various classes, there is a significant need for communication and feedback between students and peers, professors, tutors, and study groups. With this, we wanted to create an application that enables users from various majors to not only easily and effectively communicate with various people in their field, but one that also enables them to give and receive feedback on various classes through a rating system. We believe that the application will aid students in a myriad of specific ways, including being involved in study groups and getting tutoring help, determining which classes ...


Mind Your Youth: Youth Unemployment And Islamic Radicalization, Caleb Ray 2020 University of Mississippi

Mind Your Youth: Youth Unemployment And Islamic Radicalization, Caleb Ray

Honors Theses

This study examines the potential existence of a correlation between youth unemployment and Islamic Radicalization in the MENA using data from the World Bank, the Global Terrorism Database, and the Arab Barometer. It aims to add to the current body of research regarding socioeconomic drivers for radicalization and terrorism.


Cultivating Alternative Subsistence Farming Practices In Dangriga, Belize, Alexander Johnson 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Cultivating Alternative Subsistence Farming Practices In Dangriga, Belize, Alexander Johnson

Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses

Subsistence farming, also referred to as backyard farming, is an important opportunity for families in areas of low economic status. Small scale poultry farming is another practice often used by families in similar situations because of the financial and nutritional benefits provided. By combining the two practices in a process where they each benefit from the other, a sustainable system can be created. The poultry-garden system can provide a source of food for the household and, if run effectively, supplemental income can be generated through the sale of excess poultry, eggs, or vegetation. This project attempted to take the concept ...


How Much You Talk Matters: Cheap Talk And Collusion In A Bertrand Oligopoly Game, Jun Yeong Lee, Elizabeth Hoffman 2020 Iowa State University

How Much You Talk Matters: Cheap Talk And Collusion In A Bertrand Oligopoly Game, Jun Yeong Lee, Elizabeth Hoffman

Economics Working Papers

This study investigates the impact of cheap talk on price in a repeated Bertrand oligopoly experiment. Each participant plays 20 rounds. Participants are placed in three-person bidding groups where the lowest bid wins. During the first 10 rounds, participants are not allowed to communicate with each other. All three-person groups converged to the zero-profit equilibrium in the first 10 periods. We then play another 10 rounds where participants can text with one another using an instant message system. Some groups were allowed to text before every round, some to text before every other round, some to text every third round ...


The Responsiveness Of Household’S Charitable Donations To Income Changes Across Religious Groups, Mitch Grenier 2020 College of the Holy Cross

The Responsiveness Of Household’S Charitable Donations To Income Changes Across Religious Groups, Mitch Grenier

Economics Department Student Scholarship

This study examines the motivations behind the higher level of charitable donations by the religious by measuring the income elasticity of charitable donations separately for different religious groups and different charitable causes, such as religious organizations, organizations serving the needy or combined purpose organizations.


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