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Calculating Comparable Statistics from Incomparable Surveys, with an Application to Poverty in India
Applied economists are often interested in studying trends in important economic indicators, such as inequality or poverty, but comparisons over time can be made impossible by changes in data collection methodology. We describe ...
Managing Switching Costs in Multiperiod Procurements with Strategic Buyers
This article examines the use of switching costs by long-lived strategic buyers to manage dynamic competition between rival suppliers. The analysis reveals how buyers may employ switching costs to their advantage. We show ...
Should Subsidized Private Transfers Replace Government Social Insurance?
ansfers between individuals or through organized charities are increasingly viewed as an alternative for government social insurance programs. This paper models the incentive effects of government subsidized private transfers ...
Unintended consequences of urbanization for aquatic ecosystems: A case study from the Arizona desert
Many changes wrought during the construction of "designer ecosystems" are intended to ensure - and often succeed in ensuring - that a city can provide ecosystem goods and services; but other changes have unintended impacts ...
Wetlands as an alternative stable state in desert streams.
Historically, desert drainages of the American southwest supported productive riverine wetlands (ciénegas). Region-wide erosion of ciénegas during the late 19th and early 20th century dramatically reduced the abundance of ...
The genomic analysis of erythrocyte microRNA expression in sickle cell diseases.
(PLoS One, 2008-06-04)
BACKGROUND: Since mature erythrocytes are terminally differentiated cells without nuclei and organelles, it is commonly thought that they do not contain nucleic acids. In this study, we have re-examined this issue by analyzing ...
An inhospitable port in the storm: Recent clandestine West African migrants and the quest for diasporic recognition
(The Situated Politics of Belonging, 2006-01-01)
Speculative Price Bubbles in the Rice Market and the 1974 Bangladesh Famine
(Journal of Economic Development, 2000-12)
This paper investigates the role played by speculative price bubbles in destabilizing food markets in Bangladesh during the 1974 famine. The hypothesis of speculative price bubbles in the rice market is tested using weekly ...
The art of the bibliographic essay
(Theological librarianship, 2008-01-01)