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Oct 5, 2017
Zupan, Paige, 2017, "Walkability and Obesity Trends across Geographical Regions in the United States",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
Obesity has become a major concern for health officials in the United States. Rates of obesity are higher than ever before and as a result, consequential medical conditions have arisen in those who suffer from obesity; while at the same time, medical expenses are skyrocketing for...
Oct 5, 2017
Zigouras, Aristotle; O'Hara, Michael, 2017, "The Exogenous Effect of Corn Prices on Hog Prices Using Ethanol Production and Corn Seed Research and Development as Instrumental Variables",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
This paper examines the relationship between corn prices and hog prices in the United States using monthly time-series data in a two-stage least squares regression. Ethanol production and various types of genetically modified corn seed research and development are used as instrum...
Oct 5, 2017
Young, Jacqueline, 2017, "The Effect of Fracking on Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting in Pennsylvania",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
This paper uses graphical analysis and a regression using a random effect panel data to study whether fracking has a discernible effect on employment, measured through wages, in Pennsylvania. The regression used focuses on the dependent variable of the log of wages. The results o...
Oct 5, 2017
Wirtz, Meghan, 2017, "Honeybee Valuation 10 Years After Colony Collapse Disorder",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
Using the bioeconomic method to calculate honeybee value, I find that honeybees in the US in 2015 are worth $26.7 billion. This is greater than all past values done using the bioeconomic method, but this increase is due to the $5 billion increase in almond value as well as the 7...
Oct 5, 2017
Wang, Alex (Zhixiong), 2017, "The Influence of Renewable Energy’s Changing Cost on Its Capacity Growth",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
This paper explores whether the changing cost of renewable energy influences renewable electricity capacity growth. Using Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) as the standard to measure cost, the study finds that as the cost decreases by 1%, 0.85% more renewable capacity would be...
Oct 5, 2017
Kurtak, James, 2017, "The Effect of Income Distribution on Solar PV Installation by Zip Code",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
I use income, demographic, and solar PV installation data to test whether wealth inequality has an effect on Solar PV usage within the State of Arizona. I find that there is no statistically significant evidence that a higher proportion of low income households within a given zip...
Oct 5, 2017
Keating, Michael, 2017, "Wind Turbines Impact on Housing Prices: Why is there Scholarly Disagreement?",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
There have been a significant number of papers written about whether or not wind turbines negatively effect nearby property prices. Interestingly, these papers do not come to a consensus as to whether wind turbines negatively impact property prices. I completed a mini meta-analys...
Oct 5, 2017
Glebus, Matthew; O'Hara, Michael, 2017, "Moral Hazard and the NFIP’s Efforts to Reduce Repetitive Loss Property Claims",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
The continued coverage of repetitive loss properties by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is indicative of moral hazard presence, since the program is incentivizing the risky behavior of living in a dangerous floodplain. If additional implemented policy changes the beha...
Oct 5, 2017
Carletta, Samuel H., 2017, "Rural Electrification in sub-Saharan Africa: A Tier-Study of Electrification Mechanisms and their Practicality",, Harvard Dataverse, V1
There has been a plethora of papers produced regarding rural electrification. However, few relate different methods of electrification to each other, given different socio-economic and geo-political environments. The Millennium Development Goals, established in 2000, prove that t...
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