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Nigerian Military Government and Problems of Agricultural Development

Nigerian Military Government and Problems of Agricultural Development

Date: August 1985
Creator: Agboaye, Izilin Christiana
Description: This thesis attempts to analyze the military government's role in solving the country's agricultural problems. This analysis is essential because it was during the military's stay in power that Nigeria's potential as a selfsufficient and food exporting nation declined. Materials collected to analyze the above problems reveal that the military government's lack of adequate personnel to supervise and implement decisions taken on agriculture, unplanned schemes, and unresearched projects were partly responsible for the government's inability to solve Nigeria's agricultural problems. While it may be necessary to blame the military government for not being able to completely solve the country's numerous agricultural problems, the presence of global political and economic decisions seriously hampered measures taken by the military government.
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Price Elasticity, J-Curve, and the Balance of Trade: An Econometric Study of Bangladesh

Price Elasticity, J-Curve, and the Balance of Trade: An Econometric Study of Bangladesh

Date: May 1991
Creator: Ahmed, Mehboob U.
Description: The question for this thesis is whether the static and the dynamic theory of international trade stability holds in reality in Bangladesh.
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The History and Development of Consumer's Surplus and Its Relevance as a Measure of Welfare Change

The History and Development of Consumer's Surplus and Its Relevance as a Measure of Welfare Change

Date: August 1975
Creator: Anderson, Richard Murray
Description: The thesis analyzes the validity of consumer's surplus as a measure of welfare change. The analysis begins by examining the chronological development of the concept. Once an understanding of consumer's surplus is formulated, an evaluation of its use in modern ad hoc problems can be undertaken. Chapter II and III discuss the development of consumer's surplus from Classical economics to its modern reformulations, The concept's application to different problems is discussed in Chapter IV. Chapter V and VI deal with the intergration of consumer's surplus and the compensation principle. The primary conclusion is that the Laspeyres measure, in combination with the compensation test, provides a definitive measure of welfare change in a limited situation.
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Banking and Economic Growth in India

Banking and Economic Growth in India

Date: August 1977
Creator: Anthraper, Alphiene
Description: This paper discusses the attempt to achieve balanced economic growth in India. The process is viewed as a transition of society from a traditional stage to one characterized by industrialization and economic growth, and which involves major economic, social and political changes. It specifically deals with the Indian banking system and its structural development since independence as a means to hasten economic growth. These changes in the banking system, through social control, and eventually nationalization of the major commercial banks in India,, illustrate the increasing role of the State in gearing the banking sector towards meeting the goals of national economic planning. The above events are related to the struggle between the moderates and those who advocate a more socialist approach to solving the economic and social problems in India.
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A Critique of John Maynard Keynes' Concept of the Propensity to Consume

A Critique of John Maynard Keynes' Concept of the Propensity to Consume

Date: 1949
Creator: Ashby, James B.
Description: It will be a part of the purpose of this paper to show that Keynesian economics treats a closed economy in a static condition while American and British society in actuality exist in open economies in a dynamic condition. In scope this paper is limited to an appraisal of the first of the main concepts of John Maynard Keynes' General Theory. That is, this paper will be concerned only with the "Theory of the Propensity to Consume" and its ramifications.
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Population Growth and Socioeconomic Development in Nigeria 1960 - 1984

Population Growth and Socioeconomic Development in Nigeria 1960 - 1984

Date: May 1987
Creator: Asongwe, Michael N. (Michael Nde)
Description: This study is directed toward the relationship between population growth and socioeconomic development in Nigeria for the period 1960-1984. A controlled population growth would positively affect every segment of the economic and social environment. With hunger and starvation, disease, poverty and illiteracy plaguing large portions of the world, Nigeria's limited resources would best be utilized if shared among a smaller population, Nigeria, like other developing African countries, does not have an official population control policy. The diversity in the Nigerian culture, the controversial nature of the subject of population control, and possibly, implementation difficulties, account for the absence of a population control policy in Nigeria. This study offers in its concluding section some policy recommendations on how to tackle Nigeria's population problem.
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Economic Development in Ghana: Some Problems and Prospects

Economic Development in Ghana: Some Problems and Prospects

Date: May 1974
Creator: Attuquayefio, Alan B.
Description: After independence on March 6, 1957, Ghana, under the late President Kwame Nkrumah, turned to diverse developmental activities. Economically, Ghana was on sound footing; the balance of payments was favorable and cocoa was yielding a good harvest. In 1967, Nkrumah was ousted due to his dictatorial rule. In this study the available primary and secondary sources were utilized. Primary sources were made available by the Ghana Embassy in Washington, D. C. and by friends and relatives in institutions of higher learning in Ghana. The study is divided into five chapters. Chapter I concerns itself with a geographical survey of the country, including land, climate, people, and natural resources. Chapter II explores political developments, and Chapter III examines some of the crucial economic problems. Chapter IV explores some economic progress and Chapter V makes suggestions, some of which may seem sordid and grim, but at least they offer a "stepping stone."
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Corporate Tax Rates and the Purchasing Power Parity Doctrine

Corporate Tax Rates and the Purchasing Power Parity Doctrine

Date: August 1988
Creator: Ballard, Billy L. (Billy Lanoy)
Description: This thesis analyzes the effect of corporate tax rates on the purchasing-power-parity (PPP) doctrine. The data used to test this hypothesis are drawn from the U. S., the U. K., the Federal Republic of Germany, Canada, and Japan. The first chapter introduces the reader to the concepts of the PPP doctrine and states the hypothesis. Chapter 2 reviews the literature on the PPP doctrine. Chapter 3 specifies a model of the PPP doctrine including tax rates. Chapter 4 reports and interprets the findings. The study is summarized and conclusions are drawn in chapter 5. In this study it is shown that tax rates are significant only in the case of the U. S. dollar/Canadian dollar exchange rate.
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The Development of Fair Trade

The Development of Fair Trade

Date: August 1968
Creator: Bardin, Kenneth
Description: It is the primary concern of this study to examine the development of Fair Trade and the different interpretations which fair trade laws have had. Also, this study will attempt to estimate future action in the area of fair trade. This study closely examines the legal framework upholding the system.
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Community Pressures Exerted by Employers to Break Strikes

Community Pressures Exerted by Employers to Break Strikes

Date: August 1952
Creator: Barnebey, June Mandeville
Description: This thesis explores community pressures exerted by employers to break strikes and their history.
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Crude Oil Pipe Lines: A Study of Economic Control

Crude Oil Pipe Lines: A Study of Economic Control

Date: 1947
Creator: Bass, Carlyle McCoy
Description: The present study does not represent a general investigation of all the various divisions of the transportation phase of the petroleum industry but a very small segment of the industry, i.e., crude oil pipe lines. Rather than being an examination of the technical operations of the industry the study is directed towards a consideration of the instrumentalities of control of interstate pipe line facilities exercised at the hands of major or integrated companies.
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The Multinational Corporation: a Tentative Appraisal

The Multinational Corporation: a Tentative Appraisal

Date: May 1972
Creator: Batson, Leon H.
Description: The purpose of this investigation is to describe and document certain behavioral characteristics of the multinational corporations and to point out some of the special problems they create for economists. Theirs is a new way of organizing and controlling international business units and relatively little is known about the consequences for economics and politics. The primary area of study with which this investigation is concerned is the multinational corporations' economic power and the inability of nations to effectively control it.
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Dialectical and Institutional Continuity in Relation to Evolutionary Thought

Dialectical and Institutional Continuity in Relation to Evolutionary Thought

Date: August 1955
Creator: Benz, George A.
Description: This thesis discusses dialectical and institutional continuity in relation to evolutionary thought.
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Economic Thought as a Culmination of Eighteenth-Century Ideas

Economic Thought as a Culmination of Eighteenth-Century Ideas

Date: June 1971
Creator: Bonds, Marianne
Description: This investigation is concerned with determining the role played in the development of a body of economic thought by the philosophic, political, and economic forces prevailing in the eighteenth century.
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Appeals Made to Employees to Influence Their Decision Regarding Collective Bargaining

Appeals Made to Employees to Influence Their Decision Regarding Collective Bargaining

Date: 1945
Creator: Boyd, Sulton J.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the types of appeals made to employees by employers and labor organizations for the purpose of influencing the employees' decision with respect to accepting or rejecting collective bargaining, and classifying, as near as possible, the types of appeals.
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The Law Concerning Trade Regulations Prio to the Twentieth Century

The Law Concerning Trade Regulations Prio to the Twentieth Century

Date: August 1963
Creator: Brabham, Billy J.
Description: This thesis discusses trade regulations throughout history.
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Economic Efficiency of Personal Air Transportation as a Technological Factor in the United States

Economic Efficiency of Personal Air Transportation as a Technological Factor in the United States

Date: 1950
Creator: Brooks, Jerry R.
Description: The purpose of this study is to examine the factors of economic efficiency embodied in the modern personal airplane and its related services in the United States, with a view to ascertaining the significance of such transportation as a technological factor in the American national economy.
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The Present Status of Sociology in Texas High Schools

The Present Status of Sociology in Texas High Schools

Date: 1940
Creator: Bryant, Stella Senor
Description: It is the purpose of this study to classify the high schools in the State of Texas offering accredited courses in sociology, and to make an analysis and evaluation of the textbooks that are on the recommended list for use in the secondary schools.
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Determinants of Income and Income Differentials between Blacks and Whites in the South

Determinants of Income and Income Differentials between Blacks and Whites in the South

Date: August 1972
Creator: Burnim, Mickey L.
Description: The problem with which this study is concerned is that of discrimination. Data from the United States Bureau of the Census is used to approach the problem through the concept of economic discrimination. This study has two purposes. First, it tests the hypothesis that blacks in the South have been subjected to significant economic discrimination, and, in turn, to give quantitative estimates of its magnitude if the hypothesis is accepted. The secondary purpose is to make a comparison of the relative importance of the independent variables for blacks and whites.
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The Linkage Effect and Determinants of Direct Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer on a Developing Country's Industrialization: A Case Study of Taiwan

The Linkage Effect and Determinants of Direct Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer on a Developing Country's Industrialization: A Case Study of Taiwan

Date: May 1986
Creator: Chen, Dor-Pin
Description: Industrialization has held great attention in developing countries. Taiwan has demonstrated rapid industrial development. The problem of this study is to find out, what incentives the government in Taiwan has provided to foreign investors, what contributions foreign investment has made to capital formation and government revenue, and what been its impact on foreign trade and the balance of payments. The results of our study conclude that DFI and technology transfer can have a significant positive impact on a developing host country's industrialization.
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Waste of Human Resources in Education

Waste of Human Resources in Education

Date: 1949
Creator: Clotiaux, LeRoy Jean
Description: The problem of this study is the non-utilization of human resources in the educational system, with concrete emphasis on the relationships between the value of human beings and the waste of human resources.
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The Impact of Medicare on the Distribution of Public Health Care Expenditures in Oklahoma

The Impact of Medicare on the Distribution of Public Health Care Expenditures in Oklahoma

Date: December 1972
Creator: Coffey, Vernon Eugene
Description: The purpose of the study is to determine what effect medicare has had on the distribution of public health care expenditures in the state of Oklahoma. The study tests that there is a significant correlation between medical vendor payments and indigency in Oklahoma or in other words that pre-medicare public health care dollars in Oklahoma were distributed to indigents.
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The Need for Co-Operation Among Independent Food Retailers of Denton, Texas

The Need for Co-Operation Among Independent Food Retailers of Denton, Texas

Date: June 1942
Creator: Cook, Herschell D.
Description: It has become more and more evident that independent food retailers must co-ordinate their individual efforts if they are to gain an operating efficiency paralleling that of the corporate multiple-unit or chain system. Such co-ordination largely has taken three courses: (1) group buying clubs, (2) wholesale- sponsored voluntary chains, and (3) retailer-owned co-operative warehouses. It is the last of these that this study suggests as the most appropriate course for Denton independent retailers.
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Some Aspects of Consumer Credit in the United States

Some Aspects of Consumer Credit in the United States

Date: 1940
Creator: Daniel, Benge R.
Description: This study attempts to present a brief survey of the major aspects of consumer credit in the United States today: credit institutions in general, co-operative and non cooperative consumer credit agencies, and the regulation of such agencies. A special chapter is devoted to consumer credit in Texas, with emphasis upon the fight which certain Texas cities are making against the loan-shark evil.
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