• Classical liberalism of Rerum Novarum : the Vatican's tactic to survive the modern era 

    Gu, Gyun Cheol (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    The paper shows that Rerum Novarum, the first papal encyclical on social teachings, turns out to be one of the comprehensive assemblages of the classical liberal theories in the 19th century. With its publication, the ...
  • Fascism on the Plains in "Capital City" 

    Wenburg, Jillian (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    Mari Sandoz, Western writer and Great Plains historian, uncovered issues that the individual finds in negotiating the corrupt community or state in the Midwest. Her 1939 text, Capital City, depicts a corrupt allegorical ...
  • Incentives : The Scaffolding that Keeps Economic Orthodoxy from Teetering into Oblivion? 

    Matthews, Nicola (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    Incentives are commonly perceived to be one of the primary motivational forces that drive a capitalistic economy. By in large, they are seen within the orthodox economic disciplinary field as the counterpart to self-interest ...
  • Structural analysis and the reintegration of poor urban neighborhoods into local and mainstream economies 

    Wilson, Benjamin (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    Since Adam Smith's An Inquiry into The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, economists have been attempting to explain cross-country differences in the rates and levels of economic growth. By focusing on these ...
  • TIFues : an examination of the history and current issues in tax increment financing 

    Wagner, Richard T. (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is currently used in 48 states as an economic development tool, method of urban blight reduction, and infrastructure conservation tool. Yet, its history, in terms of legitimization, goes ...
  • Trade, environment and development : an ecological economics perspective 

    Dasgupta, Poulomi (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2012)
    The growing importance of international trade has resulted in many debates concerning growth and the consequent impact on environment. This paper will critically analyze the impact of international trade on environment ...