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  • A model of cocaine supply transformation and the efficiency of U.S. federal interdiction 

    Saloga, Clinton W. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    This paper develops a model to illustrate factors that may reduce cocaine supply from its original production level in South American countries to its arrival on U.S. streets for final retail sale. Some of the variables ...
  • Determining if factors affecting NHL attendance are equal across geographical regions 

    Provenzano, John (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    This paper estimates a nightly demand model for National Hockey League attendance for five teams from different divisions. The magnitudes of the coefficients are compared for each team to determine if factorsthat influence ...
  • Does the use of interest rate swaps matter? 

    Luo, Hao (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    This project analyzes the effectiveness of employing interest rate swaps to weather U.S. monetary announcement effects. This study presents the evidence that there are benefits for fixed-rate payers when the Fed tightens ...
  • How inflationary are oil price shocks? A regional analysis 

    Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    The impact of oil shocks is analyzed by estimating an augmented Phillips curve on a national, regional and city level in the United States. A significant pass-through to inflation (including all items) is recorded for all ...
  • Geographical bilateral exchange rate pass-through in the United States 

    Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    From February 2002 to December 2007, the dollar depreciated 34.2% against other major currencies. During the same period, core consumer prices only increased 11.3%. One would think the consumer prices would be more ...
  • Forecasting the sales of light trucks in the United States 

    Christensson, Jon (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    The motor vehicles and parts industry in the United States employed as much as 7.4% of the labour force in the manufacturing industry in 2006. The purpose of this paper is to canvass various forecasting models, determine ...

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