Lucia F. Dunn

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This research investigates a possible source of private information advantage in consumer confidence indicators. The link between consumer confidence and the manufacturing sector is examined utilizing comparisons of the US national-level Index of Consumer Sentiment and two identically constructed confidence indices from i.) a key manufacturing state and(More)
This paper investigates whether search costs inhibit consumer search for lower credit card interest rates. The results provide evidence contrary to the existing hypothesis that a high likelihood of rejection for large-balance consumers adversely impacts their search behavior. Using the 1998 Survey of Consumer Finances, we model consumers’ propensity to(More)
This paper looks at the importance of relationship lending in the credit card market. Credit bureaus are the major source of information for banks in their card approval and pricing processes. They collect information primarily on the debt side of a consumer’s portfolio rather than on a consumer’s assets. However, the latter private information is available(More)
PURPOSE To design and evaluate an intervention to address carers' needs for practical information and support skills when caring for a person with cancer at end of life. METHOD Phase I 29 carers were interviewed about need for practical information, support skills and their preferences for information delivery. The preferred format was a booklet. Phase 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the relationship between a patient's "spontaneous recovery" from dermatomyositis and her practice of transcendental meditation and visual imagery without confounding effects of conventional therapies. DESIGN Study of time-varying relationships between (1) measures of arm strength and skin condition (rash and pain) and (2) mind-body(More)
Expression of mRNA encoding the macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor (c-fms) is controlled by a constitutive promoter and tissue-specific transcription elongation' Molecular and Cellular Biology, vol 13, no. 6, pp. 3191-201. General rights Copyright for the publications made accessible via the Edinburgh Research Explorer is retained by the(More)