• Comparing the impacts of biofuels using survey and non-survey data 

    Rossi, James Daniel, 1981- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This paper utilizes survey data to compare several non-survey methods of modeling the economic impacts of biofuels plants. It examines differences in the input coefficients derived from the survey versus the trade coefficients ...
  • The impact of Wal-Mart on the rural retail wage 

    Smith, Jessica Elaine, 1979-. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    This study uses panel data to test the impact of Wal-Mart on the rural retail wage. There are observations from 2,986 counties in the contiguous United States from 1990-2005. Previous studies have reported mixed findings ...
  • Income inequality within and between villages in a rural region of China 

    Kong, Jing, 1982- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The economic reforms during the past eighteen years in China have increased income inequality. This study investigates the impact of policy changes on ...
  • Neighborhood effects, convergence and growth in open economies of U.S. and Mexico 

    Patron Galeana, Eunice, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This dissertation consists of three papers. "Optional sales tax holidays: Which jurisdictions participate? Logit and a spatial analyses," I reviewed the literature regarding strategic interaction among jurisdictions and ...