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University publishes Stroubles Creek watershed report
(Virginia Tech. University Relations, 2010-07-19)
<p>The Virginia Water Resources Research Center in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment has published a history of Stroubles Creek, a waterway that runs underneath downtown Blacksburg and through ...
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 ...
The Stroubles Creek Watershed: History of Development and Chronicles of Research
(Virginia Water Resources Research Center, 2010-05)
On the Birnbaum Argument for the Strong Likelihood Principle
(Statistical Science, 2014)
An essential component of inference based on familiar frequentist notions, such as p-values, significance and confidence levels, is the relevant sampling distribution. This feature results in violations of a principle known ...
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 ...
Statistical Science Meets Philosophy of Science Part 2: Shallow versus Deep Explorations
Inability to clearly defend against the criticisms of frequentist methods has turned many a frequentist away from venturing into foundational battlegrounds. Conceding the distorted perspectives drawn from overly literal ...
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 ...
Rawls and capabilities: the current debate [draft]
(Virginia Tech, 2014)
The capability approach to justice was con-ceived as an alternative to the Rawlsian scholar-ship that became dominant in moral and political philosophy at the end of the XX century. Among other issues, capability theorists ...
The road to moral independence: agency, gender, and family in The Last of Us [draft]
(Virginia Tech, 2014)
... The Last of Us (TLOU) is one of the most literary games of the modern era, and my personal favorite in a long time, perhaps since the equally well-written Mass Effect 2. It is ripe with moral dilemmas and psychologically ...