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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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
Library news notes, 1991-1992
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Libraries, 1991)
Newsletter for the personnel of the University of Missouri--Columbia Libraries.
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 ...
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 ...
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...
Pecan pest management : insects and diseases (1995)
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 1995)
Strategic Choice of Channel Structure in an Oligopoly
(Department of Economics, 2011)
interaction when the downstream firm conveys internal strife (decentralization) to an upstream external supplier. This paper extends the single firm centralization-decentralization choice model of Arya and Mittendorf (2007) to a strategic choice model in which...
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 ...
University of Missouri Libraries annual report, 2017
(University of Missouri Libraries, 2018)
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 ...
Oil price shocks and stock market behavior : empirical evidence for the U.S. and European Countries
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
not respond to the oil price shocks. According to the literature, oil price shocks have an asymmetric effect on economic activity and the stock market in that oil price increases have a greater impact than oil price decreases. However, in this dissertation...
Economic Impacts of Not Extending Biofuel Subsidies
tariff, or the $1.00-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit on the biofuels and agricultural commodity markets. The Renewable Fuel Standard mandate requiring a minimum of ethanol use is maintained. The study finds that future growth in biofuels relies heavily...
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...
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 ...
Commercial horticulture : turf weed control (2003)
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Extension Division, 2003)
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 ...
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...