Contemporary Economic Policy

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, January

Analysis of Competition in the Defense Industrial Base: An F-22 Case Study
I. INTRODUCTION In the last decade, significant change has swept the defense industrial base. U.S. defense budgets related to the procurement of weapon systems fell by more than 65% in real terms following the end of the Cold War (Perry, 1993)....
Asymmetric Effects of Marital Separation on Health Insurance among Men and Women
I. INTRODUCTION Most private health insurance in the United States is provided through the workplace. Cutler and Zeckhauser (2000) reported that more than 90% of privately insured adults receive coverage as a fringe benefit from their employers....
Economics at the GAO
The articles in this section are part of a set submitted simultaneously to Contemporary Economic Policy (CEP) to illustrate the policy relevant economic work that occurs at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO, formerly the General Accounting...
Factors Affecting Female Employment in Male-Dominated Occupations: Evidence from the 1990 and 2000 Census Data
I. INTRODUCTION By understanding the history and the factors that have affected an economic outcome in the past, one may be able to devise policies that influence the future and help remedy the past. Studies point to the presence of segregation...
Racial Disparities in Federal Disability Benefits
I. INTRODUCTION The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the two largest federal programs providing cash assistance to people with disabilities, the Disability Insurance (DI) program, and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program....
Strategic Behaviors toward Environmental Regulation: A Case of Trucking Industry
I. INTRODUCTION Since Becker (1968) suggested that the cost of committing a crime would increase--and thus the crime rate would decrease--if probability or severity of punishment were increased, a large body of literature has been dedicated to study...
The Dynamics of the "Mature" Product Cycle and Market Reycling, Flying-Geese Style: An Empirical Examination and Policy Implications
I. INTRODUCTION In recent years an extensive theoretical literature has been offered examining the implications of the product cycle (PC) model of trade (Hirsch 1967; Vernon 1966). (1) Emphasizing knowledge transfers, Krugman (1979) constructed...
The Economics of Homeland Security Expenditures: Foundational Expected Cost-Effectiveness Approaches
I. INTRODUCTION All levels of the government and the private sector have increased their security expenditures in the wake of the attack of September 11, 2001, and the continuing uncertainty regarding new attacks. To date, traditional economic concerns...
The Impact of Mergers in U.S. Petroleum Industry on Wholesale Gasoline Prices
I. INTRODUCTION Since the 1990s, the U.S. petroleum industry has experienced a wave of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, several of them between large petroleum companies that were previously competitors for the sale of petroleum products....
The Impact of the Minimum Wage on Female Employment in Japan
I. INTRODUCTION This article estimates the effect of the minimum wage on employment among middle-aged women in Japan. Japan's minimum wage has been set at a low level compared with its average wage for a long time. For example, the ratio of the...
Warehouses, Trucks, and [PM.Sub.2.5]: Human Health and Logistics Industry Growth in the Eastern Inland Empire
I. INTRODUCTION The logistics industry organizes, stores, and then transports consumer and other goods throughout the United States. It is composed primarily of warehousing and distribution facilities that now typically exceed 500,000 square feet,...
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