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  • Discrimination patterns through mortgage loan originations in the U.S. 

    Garcés, Lucas (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Are there any discrimination patterns in mortgage lending based on race and ethnicity across the U.S.? The main objective of this study is to examine whether the probability of loan application rejection differs across ...
  • Research and development: The easy way to reduce income inequality 

    Featherstone, Monica (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Increasing awareness of income inequality has provoked discussions of the detriment to society and what can or should be done about it. This paper uncovers a focus area where resources can be used to decrease income ...
  • Splitting up: What happens when a company splits their stock? 

    McTigue, Brian (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Stock splits have evolved over the past decades as the methods of investing have changed. These changes in methods revolve mostly around how individuals buy stock and how the stock purchasing process plays out. Because of ...
  • Government and public debt in South Asia: Borrow now, worry later? 

    Acharya, Ashruta (Wichita State University, 2021-04-02)
    Debt levels worldwide have reached an alarming level especially in the wake of the pandemic and public and private efforts to revive economies by spending more. As the debt-to-GDP ratios of many developed countries exceed ...
  • Intention or request: The impact of message structures 

    Wang, Siyu; Flannery, Timothy (MDPI, 2021-02)
    This paper investigates how different message structures impact communication strategy as well as sender and receiver behavior. Specifically, we focus on comparing communication games with messages stating an intention ...
  • The dynamics of house prices and income in the UK 

    Miles, William (Global Social Science Institute, 2020)
    Asset prices and fundamentals can move apart, as is the case during bubble episodes. However, they should exhibit a stable relationship in the long run. For UK housing, previous studies have investigated whether house ...
  • Convergence in the Eurozone: Progress Towards the Goal? 

    Miles, William (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020-09-23)
    Convergence in per capita income across member countries is a stated goal of the European Union. This goal applies, of course, to all eurozone nations. The impact of a common currency on income convergence is both theoretically ...
  • House price convergence in the euro zone: a pairwise approach 

    William, Miles (Elsevier, 2020-07-29)
    The adoption of the euro common currency was expected to lead to convergence for a number of economic and financial variables across national borders, including house prices. We apply a probabilistic pairwise approach to ...
  • The digital Wild West: on social entrepreneurship in extended reality 

    Devereaux, Abigail N. (Emerald, 2020-07-10)
    Purpose: Our central thesis is that the dynamic, immersive and agile nature of extended reality (XR) both provides an unusually fertile ground for the development of alternative forms of governance and essentially necessitates ...
  • Energy efficiency: Indicator, estimation, and a new idea 

    Chen, Ku Hsieh; Cheng, Jen-Chi; Lee, Joe Ming; Li, Liou Yuan; Peng, Sheng Yu (MDPI AG, 2020-06-17)
    Energy efficiency has long been an important issue to the global economic and political theaters; however, searching for an effective and concise measure for efficiency remains a contentious and intriguing topic. There are ...
  • On the effectiveness of devaluation to overcome tariff barriers to trade 

    Engelland, Bryce (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    The Sino-American trade war has brought renewed research into the subject of international trade disputes, as well as a display of tactics rarely seen outside of the theoretical. Notably, during the summer of 2019 China ...
  • Determinants of money supply in Nepal 

    Acharya, Ashruta (Wichita State University, 2020-05-01)
    INTRODUCTION: The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is one of the least developed nations in the world. Following a long history of political instability due to Maoist insurgency and governmental instability as well as ...
  • Being present: determinants of trustee attendance at public university board meetings 

    Hersch, Philip L.; Pelkowski, Jodi E. (John Wiley & Sons, 2020-04-17)
    Using a unique data set, we analyze board meeting attendance records of a cross‐section of trustees representing 134 US public universities. Attendance at board meetings is essential for trustees to fulfill their fiduciary ...
  • Gains from Integration? An empirical hint from the eurozone 

    Chen, Ku Hsieh; Cheng, Jen-Chi; Lee, Joe Ming; Chen, Chihchun (European Review, 2020-03-26)
    Has the eurozone (EZ) really gained from integration? This study applied two econometric frameworks, mGARCH and gMMPI, to test this hypothesis, using panel data that span 1996-2014, a total of 19 years, involving the EZ, ...
  • Analysis of environmental productivity on fossil fuel power plants in the U.S. 

    Lu, Yunghsiang; Chen, Ku Hsieh; Cheng, Jen-Chi; Chen, Chihchun; Li, Sian Yuan (MDPI AG, 2019-12-04)
    In 2007, the Clean Air Act officially included greenhouse gases, making fossil fuel power plants the first of key industries regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. How do we measure the impact of the regulations ...
  • Regional convergence and structural change in US housing markets 

    Miles, William (Routledge, 2019-10-24)
    If house prices are convergent at the national level, monetary policy is easier to implement, and labour has an easier time achieving mobility across regions. Accordingly there have been several studies on home price ...
  • Home prices and fundamentals: solving the mystery for the G-7 by accounting for nonlinearities 

    Miles, William (Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019-07-08)
    Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether house prices and income share a stable, stationary relationship in the G-7 countries. This stable relationship has been clearly implied by theory but has been ...
  • Country funds, exchange traded funds and exchange rate risk 

    Sawerengera, Jane (Wichita State University, 2019-04-26)
    This paper studies and compares the potential effect of changes in currency values between the US dollar, and other countries' currencies, or exchange rate risk, on country funds and single country exchange-traded funds. ...
  • Has the euro sustainably increased home price co-movement? 

    Miles, William (John Wiley and Sons, 2019-02-22)
    A low level of co‐movement between different euro country housing markets creates difficulties for the ECB in setting monetary policy. Such co‐movement across eurozone countries has been the subject of a number of studies, ...
  • Direct medical costs and their predictors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A three-year study of 7,527 patients 

    Michaud, Kaleb; Pelkowski, Jodi E.; Choi, Hyon K.; Wolfe, Frederick (American College of Rheumatology, 2003-10-07)
    OBJECTIVE. To estimate total direct medical costs in persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to characterize predictors of these costs. METHODS. Patients (n = 7,527) participating in a longitudinal study of outcome in ...

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