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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” or… Expand
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. The… Expand
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 skill… Expand
Is Credit Status a Good Signal of Productivity?
- Andrew J. Weaver
- 18 May 2015
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’s… Expand
Venture capital investment patterns : implications for regional economic development
- Andrew J. Weaver
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 in… Expand
The New Skill Production System: Policy Challenges and Solutions in Manufacturing Labor Markets
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 the… Expand
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 regulation… Expand
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 that… Expand