D. J. Slottje

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This study introduces a new approach that enables, for the first time, the estimation of national and personal human capital (HC) in money value. National HC is estimated on the basis of the life cycle mean earned income by age using sample survey data which are smoothed with local linear filters. Personal HC is treated as a dimensionless latent endogenous(More)
"The purpose of this paper is to examine some of the consequences of [U.S.] migration trends from 1970-1980, focusing on the relationship of income inequality within a state with population shifts within and across states. Furthermore, we wish to determine if the movement of wealth and the changing employment opportunities [have] had any effect on the(More)
This paper investigates empirically the impact of real exchange-rate volatility on the export flows of eight Latin American countries over the quarterly period 1973–2004. Estimates of the cointegrating relations are obtained using different cointegration techniques. Estimates of the short-run dynamics are obtained for each country utilizing the(More)
This paper considers the similarity between two measures of air pollution/quality control, on the one hand, and widely used indicators of life quality and welfare in the US, on the other. We use statistical cluster analysis based on information measures of similarity and distance. The results indicate the clusters of the US macroeconomic and quality of life(More)
"The primary objective of this paper is to examine the impact of migration, and ultimately remittances on economic development in an LDC [less-developed country] within the context of a two-sector development model. For this purpose we construct a two-period development model wherein the country loses professional workers in the first period, but receives(More)
This paper examines some of the economic and econometric issues that arise in attempting to measure the degree of concentration in an industry and its dynamic evolution.We o¤er new measures of concentration over aggregated periods of time and provide a sound statistical basis for inferences. Concentration is one aspect of the problem of measuring “market(More)
The estimation of regression models subject to exact linear restrictions, is a widely applied technique, however, aside from simple examples, the reparameterization method is rarely employed except in the case of polynomial lags. We believe this is due to the lack of a general transformation method for changing from the definition of restrictions in terms(More)
This study introduces a new approach that enables, for the first time, the estimation of national and personal human capital (HC) in money value. National HC is estimated on the basis of the life cycle mean earned income by age using sample survey data which are smoothed with local linear filters. Personal HC is treated as a dimensionless latent endogenous(More)
The analysis and definition of markets, their structure, and concentration, especially for international comparisons, are complicated by a lack of adequate and comparable data. This is particularly so for multi-product and multinational firms. For instance, the U.S. Department of Commerce reports measures of industry concentration which do not embody either(More)
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