• The economic consequences of water utility disruptions 

    Alva Lizarraga, Sara ([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2013)
    This research produces an economic impact analysis of short duration water utility disruptions to evaluate the consequences of alternative restoration decisions. The study constructs a continuous dynamic disequilibrium ...
  • Expanding Our Understanding of Effective Entrepreneurship and Leadership Processes: An Application to the Wine Sector 

    Raines, Neus ([University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    The recent economic recession in the U.S. and in the E.U. is enhancing entrepreneurship processes around the world. Old forms of production are becoming obsolete along with old ways of organizing the economy and society. ...
  • The feasibility co-firing biomass for electricity in Missouri 

    Liu, Zuoming (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    With the growing concerns regarding energy security, sustainability and global warming, more and more efforts have been expended to find clean, safe and renewable energy sources. Bioenergy is considered as one of the ...
  • Health care sector clustering in U.S. regions 

    Mishra, Bhawani Prasad (Researcher) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Firms tend to cluster in a relatively small geographical location. As a result, the distribution of the most of the economic activities is not even across space. There are advantages firms can get by being in a cluster. ...
  • A production theory application to modeling Korean beef import demand 

    Chung, Je-Kook (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    This research assesses the import demand for beef in the Korean market by source of origins including domestically produced beef. An indirect translog production function was specified. The results showed that the trade ...
  • Spatial econometric analysis of highway and regional economy in Missouri 

    Kim, Yong-Lyoul, 1968- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    The dissertation consists of four chapters: first, highway and economic development; second, spatial effects of highways and employment in Missouri; third, highway and industrial establishment in Missouri; finally, ...
  • Three essays in regional economic modeling 

    Bhandari, Doleswar, 1965- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    My dissertation is about regional economic modeling for understanding local economy, economic impact analysis and forecasting. In the first essay, I developed a nonspatial version of community policy analysis model for ...
  • Three essays on entrepreneurship and alternative economic development policies 

    Figueroa Armijos, Maria (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The last two decades marked a turning point for entrepreneurship policy, highlighting the crucial role of public policy in generating the conditions that encourage business creation and expansion. As more states design and ...
  • Three essays on healthcare access and efficiency 

    Gautam, Shriniwas (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation is composed of three papers relating to healthcare access and efficiency. Focus of the first paper is to develop a gravity-based index of healthcare access for Missourians (both at county and sub-county ...