Recent Submissions

  • Poverty Reduction, Power Struggles, and the Issue of Commitment 

    Paunova, Rayna (2005-01-01)
    Struggling countries that need financial resources but lack the credibility to access them usually turn to the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) for help. The IFIs respond by providing Structural Adjustment Loans ...
  • The Currency Board in Bulgaria: Is It the Best Solution? 

    Paunova, Rayna (2004-01-01)
    Currency boards have always been a subject of debate. While they may significantly improve the quality of the national currency, they block discretionary monetary power and may cause severe economic problems. Currency Board ...
  • Baseball Economics: An Economic Analysis of the Present Situation in the Major League Baseball Players Market 

    Felker, Kristy (2000-01-01)
    As the current collective bargaining agreement for Major League Baseball is drawing to a close, the Commissioner, Bud Selig, is seeking reforms to prevent another work stoppage like the strike in 1994.The economic structure ...
  • Fan Attendance in Major League Baseball 

    Allison, Lyndsey (2005-01-01)
    What attracts fans to Major League Baseball games? In sports economics this is an essential question to answer since fan behavior often has significant effects on the different aspects of the baseball business. The current ...
  • The Economics of Liberal Arts Education 

    Hoang, Mai (2005-01-01)
    For the past couple of decades, college tuition prices have risen consistently and substantially. Leading this trend are the national liberal arts colleges, which tend to depend largely on their students? tuition payments ...
  • What is Holding Back Mexican Immigrant Entrepreneurs? 

    Avalos, Javier (2008-01-01)
    My study focuses on the reasons Mexican immigrant entrepreneurs perform worse than native-born whites when self employed. The Mexican immigrant population is the largest in the United States, making up 29.6 percent of the ...
  • What makes a Mexican-American entrepreneur successful? 

    Wyer, Joseph (2009-01-01)
    Latinos are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country (50% between 1990 and 2000) and their business ownership increased 31% from 1997 to 2000. However their earnings are much lower than those of white business ...
  • Financial Fiasco 

    Babij, Stephanie (2010-01-01)
    The financial crisis that shocked our nation at the end of 2007 is one of the most compelling and complex disasters of our time. It is not only very intriguing and interesting to economists but also to the everyday consumer. ...
  • Probit Model for Trans-State Theatre-Ticket Sales 

    Blythe, Andrew (2007-01-01)
    Do ticket-scalping laws affect the sales of tickets resold online? Currently, many states have laws regarding ticket resale while no federal law exists governing the resale of tickets across states. Due to the spread of ...
  • Profit from (and with) Your Neighbor: The Case of a German Credit Cooperative 

    Sowers, Victor (2009-01-01)
    Over the last two decades, the rise of microcredit has cast new light on the age-old question of how to provide credit to the poor. The attention paid to microcredit organizations however, tends to ignore the deeper ...
  • Analysis of the Mechanics of Internet Advertising 

    Salter, Alexander (2009-01-01)
    Internet advertising is an extremely lucrative industry and a chief revenue stream for search engines such as Google and Yahoo. Excluding video content, internet advertisements are divided into two chief categories: display ...
  • The Great Disconnect: Laws versus Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in China 

    Kortlandt, Jordan (2009-01-01)
    This paper explores the benefits of intellectual property rights in China, but lacks a metric to test variables against IPR protection strength. Instead the author looks at China?s past attitude in IPR trade relations, the ...
  • The End of the Hukou System in China and its Implications for Rural-Urban Migration Carl Edwards and Rohan Shah 

    Edwards,, Carl; Shah, Rohan (2005-01-01)
    In the early 1950?s a universal registration system called the Hukou system was established in China. Although its original purpose was to simply study demographics and mobility in the country, the classification of ...
  • Corruption and Capital: the effect of corruption on foreign investment 

    Lang, Megan (2012-07-01)
    Despite the prevalence of anti-corruption policies in major development agencies, the effect of corruption on development remains contested. Theoretically, corruption increases costs and uncertainty for foreign businesses ...
  • CEO Compensation and the Tournament Theory: An Empirical Analysis of Recent Data. 

    Vlaeva, Galina (2004-01-01)
    With its increase of 571% between 1990 and 2000, chief executive officer compensation has become a topic of vigorous debate both in the media and in economics. One approach to CEO pay is the tournament theory, introduced ...
  • Swiss Banking: Reserve Fund and Regulation 

    Brogaard, Jonathan (2005-01-01)
    The overall purpose of my Richter project is to explore the relationship between Switzerland?s banking regulation, focusing on the roles of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission, the government financial regulator, and the ...
  • Whose music is it: re-examining copyright in a cut-and-paste world 

    Chapman, Seth (2005-01-01)
    Under the current legal system, the primary economic incentive to create digital music files lies in the ability to copyright digital information and sell exclusive usage rights to consumers.The government intervenes in ...
  • Hispanic Entrepreneurship 

    Cervantes, Sharen (2010-01-01)
    This study explores the determinants of self-employment success and investigates what specific set of factors cause self-employed Hispanics to earn less business income than non-Hispanic Whites. This study contributes to ...
  • A Cost Benefit Analysis of Market Based School Reform 

    Palme, Troy (2006-01-01)
    American public schools have failed to substantially increase their production from the 1970s despite a substantial increase in dollars spent. One proposed remedy for America?s failing public schools is to subject schools ...
  • Power Games In Early China From Game Theoretical Perspectives 

    Minh, Phuong; Nguyen, Thi (2005-01-01)
    My research studies an intersection between game theory and history to provide insights into three specific early Chinese historical events. The insights include main factors of the outcomes of these three events, some ...

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