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SHSU Economics and International Business Department Working Paper Series



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NEW: The SHSU economics department working paper series is now part of econpapers.org: http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/shswpaper/

 

2013


Working Paper #13-01

Title: City Relative Price Dynamics in Australia: Are Structural Breaks Importan?

Author: Hiranya K. Nath (Sam Houston State University)
            Jayanta Sarkar (Queensland University of Technology)

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2012


Working Paper #12-07

Title: Analysis of Firm Compliance with Multiple Environmental Regulations

Author: Lirong Liu (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #12-06

Title: Firm Decision-making Structure and Compliance with Environmental Regulations: Evidence from Environmental Auditing

Authors: Mary F. Evans (Claremont McKenna College)
              Lirong Liu (Sam Houston State University)
              Sarah Stafford (College of William and Mary)

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Working Paper #12-05

Title: Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Trade in Emerging Market Economies

Authors: Lirong Liu (Sam Houston State University)
              Hiranya K. Nath (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #12-04

Title: Structural Breaks and Relative Price Convergence among U.S. Cities

Authors: Natalie Hegwood (Sam Houston State University)
              Hiranya K. Nath (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #12-03

Title: Is Health Care a Necessity or a Luxury? New Evidence from a Panel of U.S. State-Level Data

Author: Donald G. Freeman (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #12-02

Title: U.S. Trade in Information-Intensive Services

Authors: Uday M. Apte (Naval Postgraduate School)
              Hiranya K. Nath (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #12-01

Title: Income and Preventable Mortality: The Case of Youth Traffic Fatalities

Author: Donald G. Freeman (Sam Houston State University)

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2011



Working Paper #11-04

Title: Financial Reforms and Technical Efficiency in Indian Commercial Banking: A Generalized Stochastic Frontier Analysis

Authors: Aditi Bhattacharyya (Sam Houston State University)
              Sudeshna Pal (Georgia College and State University)


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Working Paper #11-03

Title: Politics, Policy Analysis, and the Passage of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984

 

Author: Darren Grant (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #11-02

Title: Is Beer Healthier than Booze? How the Change in Consumption Shares of Alcoholic Beverage Types Affects Mortality in Young People

Author: Donald Freeman (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #11-01

Title: On (not) Closing the Gaps: The Evolution of National and Regional Unemployment Rates by Race and Ethnicity  

Author: Donald Freeman (Sam Houston State University)

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2010



Working Paper #10-11

Title: Choice, internal consistency, and rationality 

Authors: Aditi Bhattacharyya (Sam Houston State University)
              Prasanta K. Pattanaik (University of California - Riverside)
              Yongsheng Xu (Georgia State University)

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Working Paper #10-10

Title: Median-based Rules for Decision-making under Complete Ignorance

Author: Aditi Bhattacharyya (Sam Houston State University) 

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Working Paper #10-09

Title: Adjustment of Inputs and Measurement of Time-varying Technical Efficiency: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis


Author: Aditi Bhattacharyya (Sam Houston State University) 

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Working Paper #10-08

Title: Adjustment of Inputs and Measurement of Technical Efficiency: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis of the Egyptian Manufacturing Sectors


Author: Aditi Bhattacharyya (Sam Houston State University) 

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Working Paper #10-07

Title: Is there a Relationship Between HMO Quality of Care and Financial
          Performance? Evidence from Texas HMOs


 
Authors:  Troy Quast (Sam Houston State University) 

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Working Paper #10-06

Title: Illegal Migration into Assam: Magnitude, Causes, and Economic Consequences

Authors:  Hiranya K. Nath (Sam Houston State University) 
               Suresh Kr. Nath (Cotton College)

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Working Paper #10-05

Title: Relative Inflation Dynamics in the EU Accession Countries of Central 
          and Eastern Europe

Authors:  Hiranya K. Nath (Sam Houston State University) 
               Kiril Tochkov (Texas Christian University)

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Working Paper #10-04

Title: The Simple Economics of Thresholds: Evidence from the Western States 100

Author:  Darren Grant (Sam Houston State University) 

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Working Paper #10-03

Title: The Dynamics of Drinking and Driving in the U.S.:
          The Role of Social Forces and the Role of Law

Author:  Darren Grant (Sam Houston State University) 

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Working Paper #10-02

Title: Workers' Migration and Remittances in Bangladesh

Authors:  Hiranya Nath (Sam Houston State University) 
               Khawaja Mamun (Sacred Heart University)

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Working Paper #10-01

Title: The Implications of a South-South Customs Union on Tariffs, Welfare, and the Prospect of Global Free Trade

Authors:  Hiranya Nath (Sam Houston State University) 
               Halis Murat Yildiz (Ryerson University)

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2009



Working Paper #09-09

Title: What Makes a Good Economy? An Analysis of Survey Data

Author:  Darren Grant (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #09-08

Title: Does the Relationship Between Mortality and the Business Cycles Vary by the Level of Economic Development? Evidence from Mexico

Authors:  Fidel Gonzalez (Sam Houston State University)
               Troy Quast (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #09-07

Title: Another Consequence of the Economic Crisis: A Decrease in Migrants’ Remittances

Authors:  Isabel Ruiz (Sam Houston State University)
               Carlos Vargas-Silva (International Migration Institute, University of Oxford)

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Working Paper #09-06

Title: Beer in Good Times and Bad: A U.S. State-Level Analysis of Economic Conditions and Alcohol Consumption

Author: Don Freeman (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #09-05

Title: Are Remittances Manna from Heaven? A Look at the Business Cycle Properties of Remittances

Author: Carlos Vargas-Silva (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #09-04

Title: Introduction to the World of Exchange Rates


Author: Carlos Vargas-Silva (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #09-03

Title: Crime and Remittance Transfers


Author: Carlos Vargas-Silva (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #09-02

Title: Are Recessions Good for Everyone’s Health? The Association Between Mortality and the Business Cycle by Race in the U.S.


Authors:   Matias Fontenla (Univ. of New Mexico)
                Fidel Gonzalez (Sam Houston State University)
                Troy Quast (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper #09-01

Title: The Simple Economics of Thresholds: Grades as Incentives


Authors:    Darren Grant (Sam Houston State University)
                Bill Green (Sam Houston State University)

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2008



Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP08-07

Title: Macroeconomic Changes and Mortality in Mexico
        (former title: Do Changes in Income Affect Mortality? The Case of Mexico)
        (revised 2009-03)   


Authors:    Fidel Gonzalez (Sam Houston State University)
                Troy Quast (Sam Houston State University)

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP08-06

Title: Do Profits Influence the Quality of Care Provided by Medicaid MCOs?


Authors:    Troy Quast (Sam Houston State University)
                Betsy Shenkman (University of Florida)

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP08-05

Title: Controlling Pollution with Fixed Inspection Capacity


Author:    Lirong Liu

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP08-04

Title: Country Risk Analysis: A Survey of the Quantitative Methods


Author: Hiranya K. Nath

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP08-03

Title: Do regions matter for the behavior of city relative prices in the U. S.?


Author: Viera Chmelarova and Hiranya K. Nath

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP08-02

Title: A New State-Level Panel of Annual Inequality Measures Over the Period 1916 - 2005


Author: Mark W. Frank

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP08-01

Title: Physician Financial Incentives and Cesarean Delivery: New Conclusions from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

 

Author: Darren Grant

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2007

Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-09

Title: Elemental Tests of the Traditional Rational Voting Model

 

Author: Darren Grant and Michael Toma

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-08

Title: Dead on Arrival: Zero Tolerance Laws Don't Work

 

Author: Darren Grant

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-07

Title: Optimal Drunk Driving Penalty Structure

 

Author: Darren Grant

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-06

Title: Multiproduct Pricing in Major League Baseball: A Principal Components Analysis

 

Author: Craig A. Depken,II and Darren Grant

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-05

Title: Monetary policy and the U.S. housing market: A VAR analysis imposing sign restrictions

 

Author: Carlos Vargas-Silva

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-04

Title: The Tale of Three Amigos : Remittances, Exchange Rates and Money Demand in Mexico

Author: Carlos Vargas-Silva

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-03

Title: Unbiased Estimation of the Half-Life to Price Index Convergence among U.S. Cities

Author: Hiranya K Nath and Jayanta Sarkar

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-02

Title: Common Volatility across Latin American Foreign Exchange Markets

Author: Isabel Ruiz

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP07-01

Title: Exchange Rates and U.S. Direct Investment into Latin America

Author: Isabel Ruiz and Susan Pozo

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2006

 

Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP06-06

Title: Media Substitution in Advertising: A Spirited Case Study

Author: Mark W. Frank

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP06-05

Title: Trade, Growth and Wage Inequality in Bangladesh

Author: Hiranya K. Nath and Khawaja A. Mamun

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP06-04

Title: Sectoral Price Changes and Output Growth: Supply and Demand in General Equilibrium

Author: Nathan S. Balke and Hiranya K. Nath

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP06-03

Title: Do Elected Public Utility Commissioners Behave More Politically than Appointed Ones?

Author: Troy Quast

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP06-02

Title: Does the Form of Physician Compensation Affect the Quality of Care in Medicaid HMOs?

Author: Troy Quast, David E. M. Sappington, and Elizabeth Shenkman

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP06-01

Title: Are Real GDP Levels Trend, Difference, or Regime-Wise Trend Stationary? Evidence from Panel Data Tests Incorporating Structural

Author: Natalie Hegwood and David Papell

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2005

 

Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP05-06

Title: The "Resource Curse" and Regional U.S. Development

Author: Donald G. Freeman

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP05-05

Title: Drunk Driving Legislation and Traffic Fatalities: What Works and What Doesn't?

Author: Donald G. Freeman

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP05-04

Title: Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Growth: Evidence from Transition Economies

Author: Hiranya K. Nath

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP05-03

Title: Income Inequality and Economic Growth in the U.S.: A Panel Cointegration Approach

Author: Mark W. Frank

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP05-02

Title: Simulation of FOMC Meeting: Learning about Monetary Policy by Doing

Author: Hiranya K Nath

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP05-01

Title: Foreign Direct Investment and Inequality in Productivity across Countries

Author: Gouranga G. Das, Hiranya K. Nath and Halis M. Yildiz

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2003

 

Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP03-02

Title: Poverty in Metropolitan Areas of the U.S.: Causes and Consequences

Author: Donald G. Freeman and Vijay K. Mathur

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Working Paper # SHSU_ECO_WP03-01

Title: Inequality and Economic Growth Over the Business Cycle: Evidence From U.S. State-Level Data

Author: Mark W. Frank and Donald G. Freeman

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