Wesley Wilson

Learn More
Growing international trade and increasing congestion focus attention on trade facilitation. Ocean ports are a central and necessary component in facilitating trade. Yet, there is only limited comprehensive information available on the efficiency of ports or evidence of the effect of port efficiency on trade.We develop and apply a straightforward approach(More)
INTRODUCTION All students (N = 2053) in Anadarko public schools, grades kindergarten through 12, were invited to be screened for height, weight, and blood pressure to assess the health status of this multiracial, multiethnic (American Indian, white, African American, and Hispanic) population in southwestern Oklahoma. METHODS The Centers for Disease(More)
A computational sensorimotor model of target capture behavior by the echolocating bat, Eptesicus fuscus, was developed to understand the detection, localization, tracking, and interception of insect prey in a biological sonar system. This model incorporated acoustics, target localization processes, flight aerodynamics, and target capture planning to produce(More)
Constructing stated-preference (sp) experiments from a choice that the respondent made in a revealed-preference setting can enhance the realism of the sp task and the efficacy of preference revelation. However, the practice creates dependence between the sp attributes and unobserved factors, contrary to the independence assumption that is maintained for(More)
Studies of trade policy welfare effects often ignore the potential for tariff-jumping foreign direct investment (FDI) to mitigate positive gains to domestic producers. Using event studymethodology we find that affirmative U.S. antidumping decisions are associated with average abnormal gains of over 3% to a firm in the petitioning industry in the absence of(More)
_____________________ Much of this research was conducted under support from the Navigation Economic Technologies (NETS) program of the Institute for Water Resources of the Army Corps of Engineers. We gratefully acknowledge their support and comments. We especially appreciate the comments of Keith Hofseth and Kevin Hendrickson who read early versions of(More)
This effort is focused on hydrodynamic shape optimization with application to naval vehicles. At present, this is mainly applied to US Navy surface combatant hull forms and related systems; however, this approach could also be applied to other marine applications. In addition, this effort is aimed at assessing the current use of hydrodynamic analysis tools(More)
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are untranslated RNA molecules that function to regulate the expression of numerous genes and associated biochemical pathways and cellular functions. NcRNAs include small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), microRNAs (miRNAs), PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs), small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). They participate(More)