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SYNOPSIS. This symposium undertakes to examine some historical background relevant to the renaissance in biological studies linking evolution and development, to review the current status of research in this rapidly changing area (especially the problem of forging links between disciplines that have gone in divergent directions), to address the benefits and(More)
The heart and the kidneys share responsibility for maintaining hemodynamic stability and end-organ perfusion. Connections between these organs ensure that subtle physiologic changes in one system are tempered by compensation in the other through a variety of pathways and mediators. In the setting of underlying heart disease or chronic kidney disease, the(More)
We analyze the incentive effects of organizational forms using data from Florida's Non-Emergency Medicaid Transportation (NEMT) programs. These programs differ in the extent to which their brokers are directly involved in providing transit services. Based on a simple model of moral hazard, we predict that the number of users and the number of claims per(More)
  • Todd Perbix, Skilling Ward, Magnusson Barkshire, Charles Pearson, Tacoma Building, Tim Tyler +6 others
  • 1999
Disclaimer The information in the Home Earthquake Retrofit Information Series is based on current home earthquake retrofit practice and standards for the retrofit of existing buildings. Practice and standards may change as new information is learned. No guarantee is made that the use of the information in the series will prevent all losses in all(More)
Does U.S. state pension funding affect real GDP growth rates? Do states that witness higher GDP growth also have better funded pensions? Can one expect less GDP growth when state pensions are poorly funded? My study took the funding ratio of state pension plans, the asset-to-liability ratio, and compared it with real state GDP levels. The methods I used(More)
The purpose of this particular paper is to analyze the impact of the money supply on consumer price indexes within the U.S. The intent of this paper is to probe the impact of the M1 and M2 money supplies on consumer and producer prices indexes by estimating a multitude of equations taking core CPI, general CPI, core PPI, commodity PPI, and personal(More)
This paper intends on investigating the potential relationship that exists between the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States and the exportation of natural resources. It will stress how the increase seen in the exporting of America's natural resources over a thirty-three year period from 1980 to 2012, has coincided with significant job loss in(More)
Previous findings of economic literature pointed out that there is significant correlation of family characteristics and family background with an individual's rational choice of education. However, variable of abilities was omitted. This study develops and estimates the model of rational choice of college attendance with respect to agent's individual and(More)
  • Aziafo Kouassi, Magnon, Kevin Sylwester, Kouassi Aziafo Magnon, Chair, Major Kevin Sylwester +20 others
  • 2014
The purpose of this paper is to examine if the impact of foreign aid on inequality and poverty differs in sub-Saharan Africa compared to other regions. Using cross sectional and panel data analysis, we find that there is no strong evidence that foreign aid differently affects income disparity and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. These findings seem to(More)
  • Qaiss Khan, Alokozai Mr, Alokozai B B A, Alokozai, Scott Gilbert
  • 2014
This paper is about a very complicated and multifaceted issue of corruption. The main purpose of this paper is to find the impact of development indicators which are political stability and violence, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law, voice and accountability on the control of corruption in Afghanistan. Furthermore we are interested(More)