• The association between raising grandchildren and grandparent caregiver marital relationships 

    Matzek, Amanda E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Few studies have examined how raising grandchildren influences the marital relationship of grandparent caregivers even though raising grandchildren may strain marital relationships. This study used nationally representative ...
  • Dynamic models of credit ratings and default probabilities 

    Hirani, Pranav (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The upheaval in the capital markets since 1997 has highlighted the need for orderly stress testing of banks' portfolios, including both their trading and lending books. Within the past few years important advances have ...
  • Estimates of school productivity and implications for policy 

    Peng, Xiao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    School productivity was not perfectly estimated because of the sampling error and the measurement error. The traditional Ordinary Least Square (OLS) leaves the estimation of school productivity questionable. Moreover, ...
  • Forecasting unemployment with spatial correlation 

    Sweet, Dustin L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Using regional data from Missouri, I compare the forecasting performance of a univariate autoregressive model to another which considers spatial correlation. I build each type of model for each designated area and evaluate ...
  • A further analysis of the causal link between abortion and crime 

    Martin, Spencer A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Following Donohue and Levitt (2001), this paper looks at abortion and crime data from 1985-2005 to further investigate the link between legalized abortion in the 1970s and its effect on the crime rate starting in the 1990s. ...
  • Inflation and seigniorage studies in Africa 

    Mueller, Jason (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This paper explores the link between inflation and seigniorage, which is the revenue governments get from printing money. My research uses data from twenty-nine African countries in the time period 1981 to 2005 to find the ...
  • Investigating a countercyclical price level with procyclical inflation 

    Roeger, Edward A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Recent work of the last 15 years has sought to revaluate what are often thought of as consistent business cycle facts, and one of these in particular is that of procyclical prices. Several publications have found empirical ...
  • Re-examining the effects of contribution limits on campaign expenditures in gubernatorial elections 

    Lynch, Andrew A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    While much time has been spent delving into relationship between campaign spending and election outcomes, little has been spent on the question of campaign finance laws on elections. Until Eom and Gross addressed the issue ...
  • Toward a common market in residency: international migration and regional integration 

    Biernbaum, Lee L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    This paper further develops models of regional migration, particularly in continents integrating regionally as it magnifies the importance of immigrant behavior for economists and policy-makers. I outline the history of ...