Soumaya M Tohamy

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Because of numerous reported foodborne illness cases due to non-O157:H7 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) bacteria in the United States and elsewhere, interest in requiring better control of these pathogens in the food supply has increased. Successfully putting forth regulations depends upon cost-benefit analyses. Policy decisions often depend(More)
This paper challenges the view that budgetary decisions are incremental because they are complex, extensive, and conflicted. Our model interprets incrementalism (or nonincrementalism) as a legislative political strategy in response to interest group politics and economic conditions. In a given year, a legislator chooses between single-period budgeting(More)
INTRODUCTION This paper examines the contribution of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) 1973 cigarette ignition mattress flammability standard to reduce mattress fires since 1980, when the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Incident Reporting System became fully operational. METHOD The paper attempts to separate the effect of the(More)
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