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The Relationship Between Economic Growth and Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Growth in Net Energy-Importing Emerging Economies
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
This dissertation investigates the relationship between economic growth and fossil fuel energy consumption through three interrelated chapters—each of which addresses a facet of the relationship. The first chapter ...
An Evaluation of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families from the Catholic Social Teaching Perspective
(University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2016)
Any evaluation of an economic policy necessarily involves a normative foundation or a moral perspective. Traditional economic theory often attempts to remain value-free, but it often fails to do so in the sub discipline of welfare economics despite...
A Spatial Theory of School Closure: An Examination of School Closure in America
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
This dissertation seeks to uncover the primary factors associated with public school closure in the United States during the five year period 2007 – 2012. Specifically, it addresses three questions related to school closures. First, what...
Three Essays on Public Money Creation, Endogenous Bank Credit Creation, and Remaining Empirical Issues: Interest Rates and Inflation
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
This dissertation examines the interconnectedness between money/credit creation and its empirical relevance to macroeconomic variables. It takes the position that the amount of money/credit created for GDP-related ...
An empirical analysis of alternative explanations for the female wage gap
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2011-05-20)
The social sciences have four explanations for the gender wage gap: preference, crowding, power, and socialization. Neoclassical economists explain the wage gap as the result of employers and employees' work-related ...
An Interdisciplinary Health Disparities Research and Intervention Strategy Applied to the Problem of Pediatric Asthma in Kansas City
This dissertation presents a multilevel health disparities research strategy using pediatric asthma in Kansas City as a case study. The first chapter introduces the problem of pediatric asthma in Kansas City and the ...