This research article examines how per-pupil spending on public primary and secondary education in Ne-braska varies by school district size, and whether expenditures are expected to rise or fall after districts consolidate. We find a U-shaped relationship between per-pupil spending and the number of students per school district in Nebraska. We also find a… (More)
Dr. Ernie Goss is the Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics and a Professor of Economics at Creighton University. He has published over 80 research studies focusing primarily on economic forecasting and on the statistical analysis of business and economic data. Dr. Goss is a member of the Editorial Board of The Review of Regional Studies and… (More)
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This study examines the determinants of state labor productivity during the 1989 to 2000 period. Using the model developed by Carlino and Voith (1992), we estimate how state characteristics such as population density, education, industrial structure, and business amenities (such as crime rates), influence state labor productivity. We also estimate our model… (More)
The global emergence of mobile phone and wireless services has renewed the call for new media researchers to understand better the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and society. This is an intellectual challenge comparable to the one posed by the rise of the internet a decade ago. In this themed section of New Media &… (More)
Deregulating electricity generation will offer consumers many advantages, including dramatically lower energy costs. From a macroeconomic viewpoint, electricity purchases are interesting because they are a major component of consumers' budgets (and thus of the CPI) and a large factor of production for many companies. This raises the possibility that… (More)