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Place Becomes Us: Kairotic Entelechy, Identification, and Political Economy in Harney County, Oregon
This dissertation explores theories concerning time and place as instances of what Aristotle terms
Oil and The Libyan Economy
Oil is the single most important resource in the Libyan economy. In order to explore the extent to which oil dominates the development of Libyan national income, this study covers the period time from 1990 to 2009. This ...
The Strategic Implications of China's Naval Modernization
THE STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS FOR CHINA'S NAVAL MODERNIZATION Abstract by Ryan Kelley McMahon, Ph.D. Washington State University May 2013 Chair: Martha Cottam The People's Republic of China (PRC) has produced staggering ...
ESSAYS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF COMMODITY PRICES AND ECONOMIC EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
This dissertation consists of three studies on the behavior of commodity prices and on economic experimental design. The first study investigates the extent to which speculative trading in futures markets contributes to ...
ECONOMICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE CHOICES: PLASTICS AND BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS
The dissertation discusses the optimal choices for plastic products end-user and manufacturers in the context of environmental and the sustainable development concerns. Additionally, it will help to understand the formation ...
ESSAYS ON ECONOMIC INTEGRATION, MIGRATION, AND SECONDARY MARKETS
This dissertation discusses three topics. Chapter 1, Korean Economic Integration: Prospects and Pitfalls, analyzes the potential economic impacts if North and South Korea were to economically integrate. The main benefit ...
The Impact of Environmental Amenities on Residential Development and Decision Making
The following research focuses on environmental amenities and decision making. The first two chapters relate to the impact of open spaces and neighboring houses on real estate market and residential development pattern in ...
TREE FRUIT MARKET ANALYSIS WITH LIMITED DEPENDENT VARIABLE MODELS
This dissertation investigates the tree fruit market using limited dependent variable models. The crops of interest for this dissertation include apple, peach, strawberry, sweet cherry and tart cherry. The dissertation is ...
THREE ESSAYS ON SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IN A CULTURAL CONTEXT
This dissertation focuses on the role of cultural norms on risky sexual behavior. The study considered the effect of cultural norms on the decision to engage in sex, use condoms as well as multiple sexual partnerships. The ...
ESSAYS ON REGULATION POLICY, WILDLIFE QUALITY, AND EXCESS DEMAND
The second chapter examines how both domestic and foreign tobacco regulations affect the flow of tobacco trade. I develop a gravity equation incorporating a comprehensive set of domestic and foreign tobacco regulations ...