Contemporary Economic Policy

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, July

A Landfill Closure and Housing Values
I. INTRODUCTION The United States disposes roughly 60% of the municipal solid waste it generates each year in solid waste disposal facilities, commonly known as landfills. But landfill use has been found to generate external costs. Using plausible...
Benefits and Costs of Intensive Foster Care Services: The Casey Family Programs Compared to State Services
I. INTRODUCTION Over 3 million reports of child abuse or neglect are recorded annually in the United States. Protective services investigations of these reports conclude that more than 900,000 children are victims of maltreatment. (1) One-fifth...
Examining the Obstacles to Broadening Participation in Computing: Evidence from a Survey of Professional Workers
I. INTRODUCTION Insuring that the nation has a sufficient number of trained information technology (IT) professionals and that the composition of this group reflects a diversity of backgrounds, especially in terms of race and gender, has been widely...
Individual Species-State Analysis of Natureserve's "At-Risk" Categories: Hunting and Fishing's Role
I. INTRODUCTION Hunting and fishing can have two possible effects on wildlife's fragility. On the one hand, hunting and fishing directly reduces populations of plants and animals. On the other hand, it has been argued that hunters provide protection...
Inflation Dynamics in Latin America
I. INTRODUCTION In recent times, inflation has been low worldwide, and Latin America is not an exception. In the 10 largest Latin American economies (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela), consumer...
Is North-South Trade-Related Technology Diffusion Regional?
I. INTRODUCTION Grossman and Helpman (1991) state that a country's economic growth increases with its trade volume, as imports embed producing countries' technological level--say, measured by research and development (R&D)--and therefore, countries...
Soaring Minds: The Flight of Israel's Economists
I. INTRODUCTION The "brain drain" economics literature has traditionally tended to focus more on issues of migration from developing countries to developed countries. (1) This has begun to change in recent years as the migration has begun to manifest...
Television Viewing, Fast-Food Consumption, and Children's Obesity
I. INTRODUCTION Childhood obesity is becoming widespread and growing problem in the world with significant medical, psychological, and economic consequences. Much like the United States and other countries, Taiwan has experienced a substantial increase...
The Effects of U.S.-China Trade on Employment and Wages in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region
I. INTRODUCTION The maquiladora industry represents a vital part of the economic interdependence along the border between the United States and the Mexico. The land ports between these two neighboring countries accounts for about 83% of their trade...
The Unemployment Paradigms Revisited: A Comparative Analysis of U.S. State and European Unemployment
I. INTRODUCTION The persistent rise in unemployment levels recorded in the developed world, particularly in continental Europe, ever since the first great oil shock has brought about a renewed interest among macroeconomists and labor economists...
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