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The Economic Causes of Humanitarian Emergencies

E. WAYNE NAFZIGER and JUHA AUVINEN

in War, Hunger, and Displacement: VOLUME 1

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297390
eISBN:
9780191685323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297390.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the results of econometric studies concerning the causes of humanitarian emergencies. The findings reveal that stagnation and decline in real gross domestic product (GDP), slow ... More


The Question of Deterrence

Roger Hood and Carolyn Hoyle

in The Death Penalty: A Worldwide Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199228478
eISBN:
9780191696329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228478.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the concept of general deterrence and analyses the research evidence on the subject, including recent econometric studies that have claimed to find a substantial deterrent ... More


Setting Objectives, Facing Trade-Offs

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter makes six points. First, policy makers have identified four key labor market policy objectives—create more jobs, raise the earnings of those working, increase social protection, and ... More


The Puzzle of the Two Rehnquist Courts

Anna Harvey

in A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300171112
eISBN:
9780300199192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171112.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

According to econometric studies of the Supreme Court, the justices do not alter their decisions in response to changes in elected branch preferences, including changes in the preferences of House ... More


The Agglomeration of U.S. Ethnic Inventors

William R. Kerr (ed.)

in Agglomeration Economics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226297897
eISBN:
9780226297927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297927.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Econometric studies quantifying the role of ethnic scientists and engineers for technology formation and diffusion are often hampered by data constraints. It is very difficult to assemble sufficient ... More


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