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We propose a coherent unified approach to the study of the linkages among economic growth, financial structure, and inequality, bringing together disparate theoretical and empirical literature. That is, we show how to conduct model-based quantitative research on transitional paths. With analytical and numerical methods, we calibrate and make tractable a(More)
The biological activity of Wercklea insignis (WI) in inflammation and the underlying mechanisms of action of extracts of this plant are largely unknown. In the present study, we investigated the effects of a WI methanolic extract on lipopolysaccharide-stimulated inflammation in the mouse macrophage cell line, RAW 264.7. A WI methanolic extract significantly(More)
The aim of this paper is to help understand why not all countries converge rapidly to the use of the most efficient or best practice technologies. Since micro level studies in developing countries suggest managerial skills play a key role in the adoption of modern technologies, and the human resources literature suggests that managerial skills are difficult(More)
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most commonly encountered gastrointestinal disorders, for which there are no established diagnostic criteria. Thus, a diagnosis of IBS is made by exclusion of any organic diseases. Recently, important attempts for the positive diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome by questionnaire surveys of physical(More)
The Kuznets curve postulates a dynamic relationship between growth and income inequality for a given economy. These two aggregate phenomena are linked through compositional changes in individual characteristics when self-selection is constrained by personal wealth. This paper attempts to identify the crucial characteristics associated with this dynamic(More)
This paper studies how countries in different stages of development respond to the emergence of a poor, giant economy. A model is developed that highlights an important channel by which an emerging giant can affect growth in other countries, either positively or negatively, and an extension is developed that highlights how an emerging giant influences a(More)
This paper evaluates two well-known models of growth with inequality that have explicit micro underpinnings related to household choice. With incomplete markets or transactions costs, wealth can constrain investment in business and the choice of occupation and also constrain the timing of entry into the formal financial sector. Using the Thai Socio-Economic(More)
The pepper fruit of Capsicum annuum L. is used as a food, spice, and topical medicine. Here, we investigated the effect of a methanolic C. annuum L. extract (CAE) in a mouse model of ovalbumin-induced allergic airway inflammation. Animals were treated with CAE by oral gavage before ovalbumin challenge. After ovalbumin challenge, airway responsiveness to(More)