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Athletics versus Academics? Evidence from SAT Scores
It is common in faculty discussions to degrade the value of athletics on campus. To many, athletics represents the worst side of academia. However, many institutions voluntarily continue a longExpand
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A Positive Theory of Environmental Quality Regulation
This paper demonstrates that environmental-quality regulation may enhance producer wealth while simultaneously reducing an externality problem by restricting access to common property. Regulation notExpand
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Sealed Bids, Sunk Costs, and the Process of Competition
How do firms recover precontract costs? For example, suppose 10 firms compete in a sealed-bid auction for the right to explore and develop an offshore oil field. Each spends $500,000 to estimate theExpand
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Managerial Decision Making and Capital Structure
This article investigates leverage influence on project selection. First, the authors examine 428 mergers (1962-82) and then 389 acquisitions of all types (1982-86). Announcement-period acquirerExpand
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Crime on the Court
This paper addresses the question, What happens to the arrest rate when the number of law enforcers increases? One implication of the analysis is that arrest statistics are a poor instrumentalExpand
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MicroRNA-210 Regulates Mitochondrial Free Radical Response to Hypoxia and Krebs Cycle in Cancer Cells by Targeting Iron Sulfur Cluster Protein ISCU
Background Hypoxia in cancers results in the upregulation of hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) and a microRNA, hsa-miR-210 (miR-210) which is associated with a poor prognosis. Methods and FindingsExpand
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Enumeration of Campylobacter in New Zealand recreational and drinking waters
Aims: To use a published polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method for the detection and identification of thermotolerant Campylobacter species (Camp. jejuni, Camp. coli and Camp. lari) in tandem with aExpand
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Rapid detection of Listeria monocytogenes in ham samples using immunomagnetic separation followed by polymerase chain reaction
Aims: To develop a 24‐h system for the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in ham.
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SOME EVIDENCE ON THE ALCHIAN AND ALLEN THEOREM: THE THIRD LAW OF DEMAND?
This paper examines empirically the proposition of Armen Alchian and William Allen (1964) that shipping charges induce consumers to opt for higher quality goods. The authors show, in a householdExpand
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Trilateral retinoblastoma: insights into histogenesis and management.
Trilateral retinoblastoma (TRb) is a syndrome involving midline intracranial malignancies in children with the heritable form of retinoblastoma. All cases of TRb reported from 1971 to 1997 wereExpand
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