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Place Becomes Us: Kairotic Entelechy, Identification, and Political Economy in Harney County, Oregon
This dissertation explores theories concerning time and place as instances of what Aristotle terms
Oil and The Libyan Economy
Oil is the single most important resource in the Libyan economy. In order to explore the extent to which oil dominates the development of Libyan national income, this study covers the period time from 1990 to 2009. This ...
ESSAYS ON REGULATION POLICY, WILDLIFE QUALITY, AND EXCESS DEMAND
The second chapter examines how both domestic and foreign tobacco regulations affect the flow of tobacco trade. I develop a gravity equation incorporating a comprehensive set of domestic and foreign tobacco regulations ...
Essays on the economics of disease control and child malnutrition
Determining the benefits of infectious diseases control can provide the impetus for policy makers to prioritize disease control, but this requires knowledge about how control measures affect disease outcomes and how to ...
Evaluating Higher Education's Two-Body Problem
Academic couples make up a significant portion of the academic labor market. Unlike other dual-career households, academic couples must not only find employment in the same region, but often in the same institution. Previous ...
ESSAYS IN POLICY ANALYSIS: STRATEGIC TRADE THEORY AND THE ELIMINATION OF AGRICULTURAL SUBSIDIES
The purpose of this dissertation is to advance the understanding of the impacts of trade and domestic policies on production, trade, welfare, and productivity. The first chapter summarizes and extends the New Empirical ...
ESSAYS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF COMMODITY PRICES AND ECONOMIC EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
This dissertation consists of three studies on the behavior of commodity prices and on economic experimental design. The first study investigates the extent to which speculative trading in futures markets contributes to ...
THREE ESSAYS ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN A CULTURAL CONTEXT
This dissertation focuses on the role of cultural norms on risky sexual behavior. The study considered the effect of cultural norms on the decision to engage in sex, use condoms as well as multiple sexual partnerships. The ...
ESSAYS ON ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION AND APPLIED MICROECONOMICS
In the first chapter, I analyze a common property resource located between two countries in the presence of two forms of bilateral externalities: the tragedy of the commons, and the environmental pollution resulting from ...