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MS in Applied and Resource Economics Research Papers

2009

 

Johanna Retana

Economic Well Being in Nicaragua: A Food Share Analysis 2001 & 2005

June 2009 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Bishop

 2006    
 Jens Schubert Portfolio Life Cycle Selection – Theory and Experiment June 2006 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Jamie Kruse

2005

 

Fang Qian

Earnings Benefit and Party Membership in Urban China

May 2005 [Final Draft]

Advisors: John Bishop and Haiyong Liu

 

 

 

Jee Hwang

Reflections of School Quality on the Housing Market: Extending the Definition of Better Schools

 

May 2005 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Okmyung Bin

2004

 

Tejashree Sayanak

Do Low Cost Carriers Provide Low Quality Service?

July 2004 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Nick Rupp

 

 

 

Qi (Kevin) Meng

The Effect of Cigarette Prices on Smoking Decision and Intensity in China

 

June 2004 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Bishop

Tuvshintulga Bold

Explaining Rise of Barter in Russia: Virtual Economy vs. Monetary Issues

 

April 2004 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Richard Ericson

2003

 

Jessie Mai

 

Adjusted Gini Coefficients with Quantile Regression

 

 

July 2003 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Bishop

J. Brett Joyal

Vote Production Functions: An Analysis Of Campaign Expenditures And Election Outcomes In North Carolina

 

July 2003 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Mark Holmes

Xi (Jane) Pan

Evaluating Regional Poverty in China With Subjective Equivalence Scales

 

July 2003 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Bishop

Junhua Yu

A Nested Logit Approach to Airline Operations Decision Process

 

June 2003 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Nick Rupp

Hemant Patil

Are Prices Procyclical? : A Disaggregate Level Analysis

 

June 2003 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Randy Parker

2002

 

 

Afua Dei-Tutu

Flood Hazards, Insurance, and House Prices --- A Hedonic Property Price Analysis

 

December 2002 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Okmyung Bin

Brandon Payne

Estimating The Risk Premium Of Law Enforcement Officers

 

November 2002 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Ed Schumacher

Brian Tinga

The Relationship between Complementary & Alternative Healthcare versus Traditional Healthcare

 

July 2002 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Marjorie Baldwin

Amy Elizabeth Corman

How Teen Sexual Behavior Responds to Sexually Transmitted Disease Risks

 

June 2002 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Jeff DeSimone

Fang Wang

The Application of Quantile Regression in Analysis of Gender Earnings Gap in China

 

June 2002 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Bishop

Jingyi Chen

Do Financial Market Variables Predict Unemployment Rate Fluctuations?

 

June 2002 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Phil Rothman

Paul Hindsley

Factors Leading to Implementation of Agricultural Best Management Practices on the Neuse River Basin

 

June 2002 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Whitehead

2001

 

 

John Thomas

Identifying Targets and Acquirers in Bank Mergers

 

 

December 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Mark Holmes

Brian Fields

Estimating the Value of Major League Baseball Players

 

July 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Ed Schumacher

Amy Ehrsam

Managed Care Penetration and the Earnings of Health Care Workers

 

July 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Ed Schumacher

Fei Gao

The Incidence and Outcomes of Surgery Among Workers’ Compensation Back Claims

 

July 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Marjorie Baldwin

Li Zhang

The Impact of Transaction Tax on Stock Markets:Evidence from an emerging market

 

July 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Dong Li

Shuang Chen

The Effect of Physician Supply on Rural Community Health: 1980-1988

 

July 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Mark Holmes

Evan Gutshall

Teen Cocaine and Marijuana Demand in the 1990's

 

July 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Jeff DeSimone

Darren Stillwell

An Out-of Sample Forecasting Analysis of the Granger-causal Relationship Between Fed Policy and Stock Returns

 

July 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Phil Rothman

Brad Salin

Teen Suicide Attempts in the 1990's

 

June 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Jeff DeSimone

Qing Fang

Changes In Determinants Of Personal Earnings In People’s Republic Of China In 1988 And In 1995

 

May 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Bishop

Isaac Baah Kwakye

The Economic Effects of Fish Kills and a Seafood Inspection Program in North Carolina

 

May 2001 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Whitehead

 

 

 

2000

 

 

Michael MacKenzie

The Response of Drug Injection Behavior to Local Heroin Prices and Prevalence of AIDS and Hepatitis

 

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Jeff DeSimone

Brian Smith

Perceived Quality of Public Schools

 

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Carson Bays

 

Stokes Malone

An Investigation of Money Supply Shock Asymmetry Using Disaggregated Data

 

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Randy Parker

Bret Creech

The Effect of Cocaine and Heroin Prices and Arrests on Cocaine and Heroin-Related Deaths

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Jeff DeSimone

 

Laziz A. Karimov

Collecting and Using Labor Force Statistics with an Application to the Amount and Duration of Unemployment

 

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: John Bishop

Brandon Dunlop

The Effects of SSI and DI on the Employment of the Disabled

 

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Mark Holmes

Jeff Rinehart

Labor Force Participation Responses to the OBRA93 Expansion of the EITC

 

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Jeff DeSimone

Yafu Zhao

A Moving Window Analysis of the Granger Causal Relationship Between Money and Stock Returns

 

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Phil Rothman

Lisa P. Compton

Is There Really a Tradeoff Between Wages and Pension Coverage?

 

July 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Linda Ghent

ChunWei Lai

The Change of Job Mobility among Workers with Disability in the Early 1990's

 

June 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Ed Schumacher

Patrick Swain

The Earnings and Employment of Health Therapists

 

June 2000 [Final Draft]

Advisor: Ed Schumacher

 

Genuan Gunawardhana

Poverty Trends in Lima after the Conversion from Heterodox to Orthodox Policies

 

May 2000 [Final Draft]

Adviser: Lester Zeager

Josh Olinick

Risk Perceptions, Food Quality, and the Demand for Seafood: A Study from Eastern North Carolina

 

May 2000 [Final Draft]

Adviser: Tim Haab