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Population Movements in the Presence of Agglomeration and Congestion Effects: Local Policy and the Social Optimum
(Department of Economics, 2009)
We investigate the efficiency properties of population mobility when localities compete in an environment with local amenities and local externalities. Our model is dynamic, incorporating land and labor markets in a context ...
Neckties in the Tropics: A Model of International Trade and Cultural Diversity
(Department of Economics, 2005)
Some cultural goods, like clothes and films, are consumed socially and are thus characterized by the same consumption network externalities as languages. At the same time, producers of new cultural goods in any one country ...
Endogenous Credit Cycles
(Department of Economics, 2010)
We study models of credit with limited commitment, which implies endogenous borrowing constraints. We show that there are multiple stationary equilibria, as well as nonstationary equilibria, including some that display ...
Noninformative Priors and Frequentist Risks of Bayesian Estimators of Vector-Autoregressive Models
(Department of Economics, 2002)
In this study, we examine posterior properties and frequentist risks of Bayesian estimators based on several non-informative priors in Vector Autoregressive (VAR) models. We prove existence of the posterior distributions ...
A Measure of Media Bias
(Department of Economics, 2005)
In this paper we estimate ADA (Americans for Democratic Action) scores for major media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, Fox News' Special Report, and all three network television news shows. Our estimates allow us to answer...
Adjustable speed drive bearing fault detection via support vector machine incorporating feature selection using genetic algorithm
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
This dissertation presents a novel method to detect bearing defects in Adjustable Speed Drives (ASD's), which are increasingly used in many commercial and industrial applications. The harmonics in pulse-width-modulation ...
Nonlinearity, Nonstationarity, and Thick Tails: How They Interact to Generate Persistency in Memory
(Department of Economics, 2008)
characteristics of the transformed time series, such as jumps in the sample path, excessive volatility, and leptokurtosis, suggest the possibility that these three ingredients are involved in the data generating processes of many actual economic and financial time...
Determinants of Beef and Pork Brand Equity
A set of consumer-level characteristic demand models were estimated to determine the level of brand equity for pork and beef meat cuts. Results indicate that brand premiums and discounts vary by private, national, and store ...
Competing or Collaborating Siblings? Industrial and Trade Policies in India
(Department of Economics, 2006)
This paper investigates the link between economic de-regulation-domestic as well as trade de-regulation-and firm-level productivity using two unique data sets. We use the industrial licensing regime in India (operating from the 1950s onwards...
Pecan pest management : insects and diseases (1995)
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1995)
Financial Aspects of Stand-alone Solar Power Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have struggled with low electrification rates in rural areas. This research examines various methods of achieving higher rural electrification rates. Among the factors that impede rural ...
Three essays of housing price dynamics
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay estimates the joint effects of spatial diffusion and high-tech industry fluctuations on housing prices. The work...
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 empirical assessment of the political and gendered consequences of economic sanctions
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This project investigates the unintended political and gender-specific effects of economic sanctions in target countries. Drawing insight from the existing literature...
The Role of Biotechnology in a Sustainable Biofuel Future
Biofuel production has increased dramatically since 2000, impacting markets for food and fuel. This article uses a partial equilibrium model to simulate biofuel impacts. We find that US biofuel production imposes costs on ...
Does the World Need U.S. Farmers Even if Americans Don't?
We consider the implications of trends in the number of U.S. farmers and food imports on the question of what role U.S. farmers have in an increasingly global agrifood system. Our discussion stems from the argument some ...
The Long-Run Impact of Corn-Based Ethanol on the Grain, Oilseed, and Livestock Sectors with Implications for Biotech Crops
The ongoing growth of corn-based ethanol production raises some fundamental questions about what impact continued growth will have on US and world agriculture. Estimates of the long-run potential for ethanol production ...
A Nonlinear IV Likelihood-Based Rank Test for Multivariate Time Series and Long Panels
(Berkeley Electronic Press, 2010)
A test for the rank of a vector error correction model (VECM) or panel VECM based on the well-known trace test is proposed. The proposed test employs instrumental variables (IV's)generated by a class of nonlinear functions ...
Library news notes, 1991-1992
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries, 1991)
Newsletter for the personnel of the University of Missouri--Columbia Libraries.
The Role of Temporary Help Employment in Low-wage Worker Advancement
(Department of Economics, 2007)
claimants and individuals seeking assistant in obtaining employment. We undertake our analyses for two periods: the late 1990s, a time of very strong economic growth, and shortly after 2000, a time of relative stagnation. Our results suggest that temporary...