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Mezzogiorno E Italia. Produttività, Accumulazione E Divario Territoriale, Giuseppe Travaglini 2010 Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo"

Mezzogiorno E Italia. Produttività, Accumulazione E Divario Territoriale, Giuseppe Travaglini

Giuseppe Travaglini Prof.

No abstract provided.


The Drivers And Dynamics Of Illicit Financial Flows From India: 1948-2008, Dev Kar 2010 Global Financial Integrity

The Drivers And Dynamics Of Illicit Financial Flows From India: 1948-2008, Dev Kar

Dev Kar

This study examines the magnitude of illicit financial flows from India, analyzing the drivers and dynamics of these flows in the context of far-ranging reform. In the process, it represents perhaps the most comprehensive study on the subject matter, both in terms of the range of issues involved and the time span covered. At its heart is a dynamic simulation model which seeks to capture the complex interplay of economic, structural, and governance issues that underlie the generation and cross-border transfer of illicit capital. Due to the random nature of illicit flows, this model cannot be used to forecast such ...


Are Conditions On Cash Transfers Necessary To Improve Rural Education Outcomes? Evidence From Nicaragua, Zachary McDade 2010 Macalester Collge

Are Conditions On Cash Transfers Necessary To Improve Rural Education Outcomes? Evidence From Nicaragua, Zachary Mcdade

Economics Honors Projects

Across Latin America, conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs), in which governments pay poor families conditional on their children attending school, have successfully increased enrollment and attendance rates. No empirical evidence supports the need for costly conditionality, however, and I compare the effect of Nicaraguan unconditional remittances to the effect of CCTs to determine which more strongly influences educational investment. I test the outcomes of school enrollment and attendance and find that unconditional transfers more strongly impact enrollment, while conditional transfers more strongly increase attendance.


Fostering Food Market Development In Zambia, Gelson Tembo, Antony Chapoto, Thomas Jayne, Michael Weber 2010 University of Zambia

Fostering Food Market Development In Zambia, Gelson Tembo, Antony Chapoto, Thomas Jayne, Michael Weber

Zambia Social Science Journal

This article assesses major features of the Zambian agricultural market that have led to the underdevelopment of the staple food marketing system, reviews existing empirical evidence explaining the variable performance of the maize sub-sector, and suggests potential corrective measures. As smallholder farmers in agricultural markets are considered to be vitally important to the attainment of food security, special attention is placed on how the current system affects these farmers, and on how to foster improved participation. The role and potential of new generation cooperatives is also considered.We identify seven major areas in need of serious and coordinated attention if ...


Do Ct Scans Help Prevent Cancer-Related Deaths?, Auyon J. Ghosh 2010 Syracuse University

Do Ct Scans Help Prevent Cancer-Related Deaths?, Auyon J. Ghosh

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This paper uses a region-level estimation approach associated with medical procedures to identify the effectiveness of X-ray Computed Axial Tomography (CT) scans as a diagnostic tool in preventing cancer-related deaths. In order to measure the effects of the CT scan on cancer-related deaths, I use data from both the National Health Interview Survey and the Vital Statistics of the United States. For all four regions, we observe an increase in CT scan use after 1979 or, as illustrated specifically in the figure, from 1975 to 1980. All four regions exhibit marked increases in lung cancer-related deaths, very little fluctuation in ...


Homo Economicus: Alive And Diversified In The Economic Research Program, Bradley R. Turner 2010 Syracuse University

Homo Economicus: Alive And Diversified In The Economic Research Program, Bradley R. Turner

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This paper seeks to (1) offer a conceptual overview of the methodology of science research programs (MSRP) of Imre Lakatos; (2) apply the framework of that methodology to the neoclassical theory of Gary S. Becker; and (3) explore a quantitative-driven, atheoretical alternative, which challenges the view that there can be or should be any body of theoretical economics. The MSRP framework is used in an instrumental manner in the pursuit of a lucid and interesting historical analysis. The pros and cons of Becker’s approach are presented in the tradition of instrumentalism, and in light of recent discussion of economics ...


The Interrelation Of Box Office Results How Does One Weekend’S Movie Attendance Affect The Next?, Drew Sullivan 2010 Syracuse University

The Interrelation Of Box Office Results How Does One Weekend’S Movie Attendance Affect The Next?, Drew Sullivan

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

In this paper, I attempted to determine the relationship between a movie’s box office success and the immediate timing of its release. Considering the large investment that needs to be made in producing and distributing a major motion picture, a full understanding of the factors that affect its success is vital. One factor that has been historically underexplored is the impact of movies that are directly competing with each other at the box office. This has been due to limitations in data. However, using publicly available data I was able to put together a dataset that looked at box ...


The Effects Of Winning A Basketball National Championship On Admission Factors, Daniel Weistrop 2010 Syracuse University

The Effects Of Winning A Basketball National Championship On Admission Factors, Daniel Weistrop

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Collegiate sports attract a lot of attention and money. Many universities are sponsored by high powered sportswear and equipment companies including Nike and Adidas. Furthermore, CBS, Fox, and Disney participate in multimillion dollar media deals to exclusively cover a variety of sporting events featuring mainly collegiate basketball and football.

This is best demonstrated by the television coverage that respective sports receive. For example, CBS is in the midst of an 11 year, $6 billion contract that will pay the National Collegiate Athletic Association approximately $545 million per year to carry the NCAA basketball tournament. The NCAA basketball tournament is held ...


The Omaha Site: Migrant Civil Society Under Construction Series On Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement, Lourdes Gouveia, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Yuriko Doku, Alejandra Toledo, Sergio Sosa 2010 University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Omaha Site: Migrant Civil Society Under Construction Series On Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement, Lourdes Gouveia, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Yuriko Doku, Alejandra Toledo, Sergio Sosa

Latino/Latin American Studies Reports

Omaha was one of nine cities in the United States chosen by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars to explore immigrant civic and political participation. Lourdes Gouveia and the OLLAS team, along with Sergio Sosa of the Heartland Workers Center, produced this bilingual report based on interviews and a round table with broad-based participation by the immigrant and Latino community.

Omaha es una de las nueve ciudades en los Estados Unidos que fué escogida por el Centro Internacional Woodrow Wilson para Académicos con el fin de examinar la participación cívica y política de los migrantes. Lourdes Gouveia con el ...


Inference Based On Alternative Bootstrapping Methods In Spatial Models With An Application To County Income Growth In The United States, Daniel C. Monchuk, Dermot J. Hayes, John A. Miranowski, Dayton M. Lambert 2010 University of Southern Mississippi

Inference Based On Alternative Bootstrapping Methods In Spatial Models With An Application To County Income Growth In The United States, Daniel C. Monchuk, Dermot J. Hayes, John A. Miranowski, Dayton M. Lambert

CARD Working Papers

This study examines aggregate county income growth across the 48 contiguous states from 1990 to 2005. To control for endogeneity we estimate a two-stage spatial error model and infer parameter significance by implementing a number of spatial bootstrap algorithms. We find that outdoor recreation and natural amenities favor positive growth in rural counties, densely populated rural areas enjoy stronger growth, and property taxes correlate negatively with rural growth. We also compare estimates from the aggregate county income growth model with per capita income growth and find that these two growth processes can be quite different.


Economic Impacts Of Production, Storage, Transport, And Conversion Of Switchgrass For Cellulosic Ethanol In Tennessee, Adam David Fulton 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Economic Impacts Of Production, Storage, Transport, And Conversion Of Switchgrass For Cellulosic Ethanol In Tennessee, Adam David Fulton

Masters Theses

The goal of this study is to evaluate the introduction of cellulosic ethanol conversion plants using switchgrass as the feedstock and how it impacts the economies of two Tennessee regions. Switchgrass feedstock production, storage, and transportation costs are estimated for one plant in West Tennessee and one plant in East Tennessee. In each region, the location for a cellulosic ethanol conversion plant and the acreage required to meet a 61.8 million-gallon/year capacity are specified. The costs associated with switchgrass production and cellulosic ethanol conversion are then entered into IMPLAN to estimate the economic impacts of one cellulosic ethanol ...


Europe's Welfare - The Lisbon Agenda In A Broad Welfare Perspective (European Outlook). In Dutch: Europa's Welvaart -De Lissabon Agenda In Een Breder Welvaartsperspectief, Henk LM Kox, Harold Creusen, Herman Stolwijk 2010 CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

Europe's Welfare - The Lisbon Agenda In A Broad Welfare Perspective (European Outlook). In Dutch: Europa's Welvaart -De Lissabon Agenda In Een Breder Welvaartsperspectief, Henk Lm Kox, Harold Creusen, Herman Stolwijk

Henk LM Kox

This European Outlook evaluates the results of EU's Lisbon Agenda. The study provides a quantitative analysis of changes in welfare and wellbeing of European citizens over the period 2000-2010. The study not only evaluates the changes in Europe's market sector (production, investment, GDP), but also indicators that measure changes with respect to non-market parts of welfare like natural environment and social-cohesion.


中国地区专业化水平测度与评价, 路征, 邓翔 2010 School of Economics, Sichuan University

中国地区专业化水平测度与评价, 路征, 邓翔

Zheng Lu (Chinese: 路征)

本文在区位商的基础上,提出了考虑产业地区规模的CVIRSFLQ系数,并用该系数对1987~2007年我国地区专业化水平的演变进行了实证分析。结论认为:(1)CVIRSFLQ能够较准确的反映中国地区专业化水平;(2)1987~2007年间,我国地区专业化水平总体上呈上升趋势;(3)东部沿海地区专业化水平相对较低,中西部地区专业化水平相对较高。


Innovation And Entrepreneurship: The New Drift In Federal Policy, Mark Muro 2010 Brookings Institution

Innovation And Entrepreneurship: The New Drift In Federal Policy, Mark Muro

Lectures/Events (BMW)

Several defining characteristics will shape the post‐Great Recession economy:The “next” economy will be export‐oriented, lower‐carbon, and innovation‐fueled The next economy will also be metropolitan‐led:Which means regions belong at the center of national innovation and entrepreneurship policy. There is no single American economy, but a network of 366 metropolitan economies that compete with other economic regions around the world


Voluntary Return In The Comprehensive Peace Agreement Of Northern And Southern Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2010 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Voluntary Return In The Comprehensive Peace Agreement Of Northern And Southern Sudan, Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The date of South secession is coming soon at the 9th July 2011. However, there is the problem of people from the south who live in the north. Some of them where behaving as natural citezens and had jobs or education or even lived for decades and centuries in the north. Others were internally displaced people, but both are compelled to return to their homes in the south as the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed by the twp parties, North and South have stressed on. That created inevitable another displacement or uprooting for them and definitely another human tragedy. This paper ...


A Tale Of Two Economic Developments: Tunisia And Morocco, Steven J. Friedman 2010 University of Pennsylvania

A Tale Of Two Economic Developments: Tunisia And Morocco, Steven J. Friedman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Morocco and Tunisia have both achieved robust economic growth over the last 30 years by utilizing prudent economic planning and implementation. The World Bank heralds both countries as prime examples of how market-friendly capitalist systems can be implemented over a short period of time with aggressive goals and benefits for many.

The economic policies of Morocco and Tunisia have transformed both from economically challenged debt-burdened nations into technologically advanced, diversified and thriving middle-class nations. From 1962 to the Present Day, Morocco has averaged a GDP growth rate of 5.8% and Tunisia one of 5.1%. To put that in ...


Reclaiming Prosperity: Repositioning Southern Nevada For The Next Economy, Bruce Katz 2010 Brookings Institute, Vice President; Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, Founding Director

Reclaiming Prosperity: Repositioning Southern Nevada For The Next Economy, Bruce Katz

Lectures/Events (BMW)

The outlines of the next American economy are coming into focus, yet the future remains uncertain in Southern Nevada as America's newest metropolis labors through a major recession. It is time therefore to get back on track and begin laying the foundation for a new and more durable kind of growth in metropolitan Las Vegas and across the Intermountain West. To help with that, urban visionary Bruce Katz advanced a powerful depiction of the next American economy in a major UNLV lecture and articulated a bold agenda for helping Las Vegas reclaim prosperity in the new era.


Financial Crisis 101: A Beginner's Guide To Structured Finance, Financial Crisis, And Market Regulation, William Werkmeister 2010 Harvard University

Financial Crisis 101: A Beginner's Guide To Structured Finance, Financial Crisis, And Market Regulation, William Werkmeister

William Werkmeister

No abstract provided.


Impacts Of Banks' Reserves Restrictions On Macroeconomic Parameters Of Sudan (2007-2009), Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed 2010 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

Impacts Of Banks' Reserves Restrictions On Macroeconomic Parameters Of Sudan (2007-2009), Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The paper analyzes the impacts of Islamic and conventional Banks reserves' restrictions in Sudan. Comprehensively, those restrictions are necessary for health banks, performance and the viability of the macroeconomic performance in any country. The selected period of the analysis (2007-2009) is vital to study impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on the Sudanese economy. The paper introduces available data on banks institutions, macroeconomic policies and the central Bank of Sudan considering its part on controlling money supply and demand besides drawing policies for banks behaviors. It is conceivable from my conclusions here that there are conflicts between conventional and Islamic ...


The Green Revolution Of The 1960'S And Its Impact On Small Farmers In India, Kathryn Sebby 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

The Green Revolution Of The 1960'S And Its Impact On Small Farmers In India, Kathryn Sebby

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Student Theses

The Green Revolution was initiated in the 1960’s to address the issue of malnutrition in the developing world. The technology of the Green Revolution involved bio-engineered seeds that worked in conjunction with chemical fertilizers and heavy irrigation to increase crop yields. The technology was readily adopted in many stated in India and for some was a great success. However, there were many farmers who could not afford the inputs necessary to participate in the Green Revolution and gaps between social classes widened as wealthy farmers got wealthier and poor farmers lagged behind. This paper discusses how small farmers were ...


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