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Accidentally Informed: Incidental News Exposure on the World Wide Web
An important element of news delivery on the World Wide Web today is the near ubiquity of breaking news headlines. What used to be called search engines (e.g., Yahoo! and Lycos) are now “portals” orExpand
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Skill Demands and Mismatch in U.S. Manufacturing
Recent economic events have sparked debates over the degree of structural mismatch in the U.S. economy. One of the most frequent claims is that workers lack the skills that employers demand. TheExpand
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Community Colleges and Employers: How Can We Understand Their Connection?
This paper uses an original, nationally representative survey of manufacturing establishments to shed light on the interaction of employers with community colleges, including information on skillExpand
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Is Credit Status a Good Signal of Productivity?
In this article, the author uses a unique identification strategy along with credit proxy variables in a national data set to test whether credit status reveals information about an employee’sExpand
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Venture capital investment patterns : implications for regional economic development
This thesis investigates the role of venture capital in regional economic development and presents results from a national survey of venture capital firms concerning the existence of capital gaps inExpand
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The Myth of the skills gap
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Game Mechanics Matter: Differences in Video Game Conditions Influence Memory Performance
We collected behavioral evidence to support the hypothesis that video game conditions have varying influences on hippocampus-dependent memory. Results indicate that participants who played in theExpand
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Payday Lending Regulation and the Demand for Alternative Financial Services
In this paper we use a novel empirical strategy to estimate the net benefit of regulatory restrictions on the supply of fringe credit products. Our estimation measures the effect of strict regulationExpand
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Payday Lending and the Demand for Alternative Financial Services
Summary In this Issue Brief we discuss research that explores the impact of banning or strictly regulating high-cost consumer financial services like payday loans. Industry supporters maintain thatExpand