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Selection and Historical Height Data: Evidence from the 1892 Boas Sample of the Cherokee Nation
Economists have increasingly turned to height data to gain insight into a population’s standard of living. Because height measures are used when other data is unavailable, testing their reliability can be difficult, and ...
Frustration and Anger in Games
(Virginia Tech, 2015-08-24)
Frustration, anger, and aggression have important consequences for economic and social behavior, concerning for example monopoly pricing, contracting, bargaining, traffic safety, violence, and politics. Drawing on insights ...
Demand for electricity in Virginia
(MIT Press, 1978)
Economic models for TMDL assessment and implementation
(American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2006)
The TMDL assessment and implementation process is designed to achieve designated uses for water bodies, which are set by states based on criteria including perceived costs and benefits. Setting water quality goals based ...
Strategic Resource Dependence and Adoption of a Substitute under Learning-by-Doing
(Virginia Tech, 2013-06-28)
There is ample evidence that the production of alternative sources of energy is subject to learning-by-doing. The present paper examines the implications of learning-by-doing in the bilateral resource monopoly studied by ...
Strategyproof Choice of Acts: Beyond Dictatorship
(Virginia Tech, 2017-05-20)
We model uncertain social prospects as acts mapping states of nature to (public) outcomes. A social choice function (or SCF) assigns an act to every profile of subjective expected utility preferences over acts. A SCF is ...
Land and Racial Wealth Inequality
(American Economic Association, 2011)
...Explanations for the persistent and large racial wealth gap largely fall into two categories. First, racially discriminatory policies in credit markets, labor markets, school finance, and other institutions may have ...
Amenities, affordability, and housing vouchers
(Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2018-06-19)
Against the background of an emerging rental affordability crisis, we examine how the standard rule that households should not spend more than 30% of their income on housing expenditures leads to inefficiencies in the ...
Subset-Continuous-Updating GMM Estimators for Dynamic Panel Data Models
The two-step GMM estimators of Arellano and Bond (1991) and Blundell and Bond (1998) for dynamic panel data models have been widely used in empirical work; however, neither of them performs well in small samples with weak ...
Bearing estimation using a large towed array
(Acoustical Society of America, 1975)
When a towed array of hydrophones is significantly nonlinear due to bending, ordinary linear array beamforming gives a biased estimate of the true source bearing. By processing the array as a sequence of smaller aperture ...