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Program 3dDeconvolve was developed to provide deconvolution analysis of FMRI time series data. This has two primary applications: (1) estimation of the system impulse response function, and (2) multiple linear regression analysis of time series data. Given the input stimulus function(s), and the measured FMRI signal data, program 3dDeconvolve rst estimates(More)
We analyze the likelihood of government bailouts in a sample of 450 politically-connected (but publicly-traded) firms from 35 countries over the period 1997 through 2002. We find that politically-connected firms are significantly more likely to be bailed out than similar non-connected firms. Additionally, politically-connected firms are disproportionately(More)
We analyze the likelihood of a government bailout for a sample of 357 politically-connected firms from 35 countries and their matching peers over the period 1997 to 2001. We find that political connections result in a higher likelihood of a company bailout, but this occurs only when the involved government receives a loan from the IMF or World Bank.(More)
Among all the island countries of the world, Vanuatu, a small island nation in the South Pacific with a population of 220,000 was once ranked as the most vulnerable economy on the basis of having the least resilience to withstand the adverse impacts of external and internal shocks. Vanuatu is currently designated, on the basis of quality of life, as one of(More)