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Economic Aspects of the Radio Broadcasting Industry
This thesis deals with the radio problem in an effort to determine some of the results of competition and why federal control has finally been imposed on the broadcasting industry. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83485/
Economic Developments and Policies in Post-Civil War Nigeria
The approach of the study is historical and institutional. The thesis compares the performance of the pre-war Nigerian economy to its post-war performance. The study analyzes the role of petroleum production, agriculture, and the banking system as the major generators of growth in the economy. It portrays the political framework of the country, and endeavors to give a clear and concise understanding of the economic and political implications of the war. Development planning policy issues are examined and evaluated to ascertain the degree to which Nigerian planners are fully aware of the nation's development obstacles. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503929/
Economic Efficiency of Personal Air Transportation as a Technological Factor in the United States
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83645/
An Economic Evaluation of the Development of the Trinity River Basin as Compared with the Tennessee Valley Authority
"The Tennessee Valley Authority is a world example of the full development of a river basin in soil conservation, flood control, navigation, electric power, afforestation, and recreation... Many river basin areas in the United States have created planning commissions to further develop the advancement of their own watershed problems. The Trinity Improvement Association is the planning commission for the Trinity River watershed area... In Chapter II a factual resume of the Tennessee Valley Authority will be given, and this chapter will be used as a basis of comparison for the development of the Trinity River Basin. Chapter III covers the problem of soil conservation and flood control within the watershed area; Chapter IV deals with the industrial and municipal use of water and the resources of the tributary area; Chapter V contains a brief history of the canal movement on the Trinity, the feasibility of such a canal, and miscellaneous developments; and Chapter VI contains the conclusions that it seems appropriate to draw. " -- leaf 1. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699584/
The Economic Theory of the Chemical Industry
The purpose of this thesis is to contrast classical theory with the operations of a controlled industry whose foremost raw material is technical knowledge, and to observe whether these operations can approximate the conditions of orthodox theory. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96939/
Economic Thought as a Culmination of Eighteenth-Century Ideas
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131397/
The Economic Utilization of Old Newspapers with Emphasis on Recyling
This thesis discusses the recycling of old newspapers into fresh newsprint. The thesis includes an introduction and chapters on solid wastes, recycling paper fiber, the newsprint paper industry, recycling newsprint, alternate uses of refuse including old newspapers, legislation, and a conclusion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131363/
The Effect of World War II on the Aluminum Industry
This study attempts to impart such facts as will enable the reader to select his own alternative as to the feasibility of monopoly or free competition within the aluminum industry. In order to assist the reader in making decisions the evolution of the supply and price structure of aluminum and its effects on demand are submitted. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96914/
Electronics as an Economic Resource: A Study of the Impact of Technology on Resource Theory
This thesis discusses electronics as an economic resource and the impact of technology on resource theory. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97054/
England and the International Monetary System of the Nineteenth Century
There were two international standards in the nineteenth century, the theoretical gold standard and the historical sterling standard. The primary interest of this thesis is the latter, although the theoretical framework of the gold standard will also be examined. Because of its role in the London money market, particular attention will be given to the Bank of England. Since the Bank and the international standards were products of the evolutionary and revolutionary changes which occurred in Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, an attempt will be made to examine them within their historical context. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108206/
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Texas State Teacher's Association in Meeting the Welfare Needs of Public School Teachers in the Areas of Tenure and Retirement
The primary purpose of this study is to review the actions of the Texas State Teacher's Association as an organization in support of the needs of Texas teachers for adequate tenure and retirement, and to evaluate their effectiveness in securing these needs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131286/
An Examination of the Feasibility of Measuring National Income from Monetary Data
The purpose of the paper is to explore, more fully, one particular aspect of economic accounting, measurement of national income. Since data problems often inhibit attempts to measure national income by conventional methods, particularly in less developed regions, the paper focuses attention on alternative techniques of measurement with major emphasis on procedures employing monetary data. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164022/
The Film Versus the Demonstration Method in Teaching Cake Making to High School Girls
The purpose of the present study was to determine the comparative effectiveness of the educational sound film and the demonstration method in teaching the quick-mix method of cake making. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc97040/
The History of the Brazos Electric Power Co-operative
A history of the establishment of the Rural Electrification Administration and the Brazos Electric Power Cooperative. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699629/
A History of the First State Bank of Gladewater, Texas, and Its Economic Relationship with the Community
The purpose of this thesis is to present a history of the founding, operations, services, and growth of the First State Bank of Gladewater,Texas, with special emphasis placed on the economic relationships between the bank and the community. The general problem in this thesis is to gather all the material and data pertaining to the organization, operation, and functions of the bank, with relation to the growth of the community and to present them in a readable coherent manner. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699548/
A History of the Labor Movement in the Oil Industry
This is a study of the labor movement in the oil industry from an historical approach. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75458/
The Impact of Medicare on the Distribution of Public Health Care Expenditures in Oklahoma
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131571/
The Impact of the Second World War upon Agriculture in Henderson County, Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of the Second World War upon the agricultural economy of Henderson County, Texas, with primary emphasis upon the economic and social changes brought about by wartime conditions during the years 1940 through 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83464/
Industrial Espionage and Surveillance : A Study of Employer Resistance to the Institution of Collective Bargaining
The primary object is to make an exploration of and to examine in detail the practice of industrial espionage and surveillance. Many people, while they may be aware of the existence of such a practice, have only a limited knowledge of the ramifications inherent in it. This study, then, will seek to localize and to classify the facts on the subject of espionage and surveillance of the union activities of workers. An attempt will be made to present the facts in such a way that one who is completely unaware of the existence of the practice may also be made to know the significance of industrial espionage and surveillance by reading this paper. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96942/
Institutional Characteristics as Expressed in Selected Writings of Thomas Robert Malthus
This investigation is concerned primarily with describing some characteristics of the institutionalist school of economic theory and then relating these characteristics to the writings of Thomas Robert Malthus. Thus in the course of this thesis two distinct sections are developed: one describing what are felt to be the outstanding characteristics of institutionalism and the second relating these characteristics directly to Malthus. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131430/
Karl Marx and Max Weber: Interpretations of Their Relationship in Social Thought
The thesis is an investigation into the writings of Karl Marx and Max Weber, and the interpretations of their relationship in social thought. The interpretations of the relationship of these ideas have become polarized between Weberian and Marxist camps, characterized by Parsons and Weber. The paper begins with an examination of the writings of Max Weber, specifically with respect to his concepts of institutions, developmental theory, and theory of domination. The work of Marx is next examined with regard to these three topics. The interpretations offered by Parsons and Zeitlin are reviewed. The paper concludes that neither argument offered by Parsons or Zeitlin is altogether correct nor incorrect. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504266/
The Keynesian Concept of Savings
The problem under investigation in this study is the determination of the usefulness of the concept of saving set forth by John M. Keynes in his The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, both as a method of prediction and prevention of business cycles and as a conceptual framework which is for use in explaining past economic activity, particularly economic growth. The study has a twofold purpose. The first is to evaluate the workability of the Keynesian definitions when applied to existing sources of economic data; to see if a meaningful savings aggregate is a statistical possibility. The second is to attempt to explain in terms of related parts of the rest of Keynes' theoretical system the conclusions reached under the first purpose above. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107914/
The Labor Policy of the Ford Motor Company at Dallas, Texas
A study of the labor policy of the Ford motor company at Dallas, Texas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75438/
Labor's Attitude toward Administered Prices
What effect does controlled price have upon the profits of business or of industrial concerns, upon the wages paid to workers, upon the public demand for articles whose price is controlled, upon the volume of production, and upon the public attitude toward those businesses whose products are protected by controlled prices? What are the attitudes of organized labor toward the principle of administered or controlled prices? What are the reasons advanced by both management and labor for and against controlled prices? What is the over-all or long-term influence of controlled prices upon the total economic progress of the nation? These are some of the questions which will be considered in this study. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107862/
The Law Concerning Trade Regulations Prio to the Twentieth Century
This thesis discusses trade regulations throughout history. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108216/
Major Problems of Thailand Economic Development
This study is an attempt to examine the major problems of economic development in Thailand. It attempts to analyze the important role of both non-economic and economic factors in the development of the country. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131107/
Monopolies and Wastes in the Steel Industry
The general problem involved in this study is one of resource utilization. The specific approach of this study shall take the form of an inquiry into the relation between monopoly and waste. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83369/
The Multinational Corporation: a Tentative Appraisal
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131502/
The National Labor Relations Board's Interpretation of Interference, Restraint and Coercion
This study will endeavor to present an analysis of the process in which the National Labor Relations Board gave specific meaning to "interfere with, restrain or coerce" found in section 8(1) of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. Under Section 8(1) of the Act, the Labor Board, subject to judicial review, has the authority to declare illegal any management procedure which in its opinion involves interference, restraint or coercion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107861/
The Need for Co-Operation Among Independent Food Retailers of Denton, Texas
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699518/
Oil and the Iranian Economy
This study is concerned with the relationship between the Iranian Oil Industry and Iranian economy. Oil revenues have been the largest source for financing economic development plans and for obtaining foreign exchange. In this paper, the history of the Iranian oil industry is summarized, and five previously implemented developmental plans are analyzed. Additionally, the impact of oil on some economic sectors and its contribution to GNP is examined. The strong correlation between oil reserves and the economy may bring a problem in the future when oil reserves run out. Iranian economists believe that the economy must be industrialized in order to reduce the economy's reliance on oil. This paper recommends that all the economic sectors, particularly agriculture, should receive careful consideration, even though the national goal is to industrialize the economy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504609/
An Open Economy Model of Pakistan : Relative Effectiveness of Monetary and Fiscal Policy
This thesis examines the relative effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy in Pakistan by utilizing an open economy framework. There is a great need for research about the effectiveness of macroeconomic policies as the knowledge of the relative importance of monetary and fiscal policy could prove useful to policymakers and help them understand the macroeconomic adjustment processes of these policy measures. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278353/
The Organization and Development of Consumer Cooperatives in Plano, Texas
The writer proposes in this study to make a survey of the organization and development of consumer cooperatives in Plano, Texas. Various phases of the development and present status of the consumer cooperatives are to be dealt with including history of organization, financial growth, operating procedure, management, benefits to the community, comparison with Rochdale Principles, and the reasons for the success of the cooperatives in the Plano community. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699428/
The Place of Special Drawing Rights in World Monetary Reform
The purpose of this study is to account for the forces that led to the creation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to examine the operation of the Special Drawing Account, to account for the developments inducing monetary reform, and to arrive at conclusions concerning the future of SDRs in the international financial system. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164076/
Postwar World Wheat Cartels and Competitive Theory
The general problem examined in this study is that of competition versus administration in the determination of the price of wheat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83556/
The Prairie Dichotomy: an American Cultural Pattern
This thesis discusses American prairie culture through the writings of Thorstein Veblen and Mark Twain. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130272/
The Present Status of Sociology in Texas High Schools
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83335/
Price Elasticity, J-Curve, and the Balance of Trade: An Econometric Study of Bangladesh
The question for this thesis is whether the static and the dynamic theory of international trade stability holds in reality in Bangladesh. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc164093/
The Problems of the Economic Development of Uganda
Given the problems of economic development, the purpose of this thesis is to examine, analyze, and reevaluate the impact of human, social, economic, and political problems on the economic development of Uganda. The strategy adopted in the study of the problems involved in the economic development of Uganda is historical. In short, the study examines past, recent, and present literature on economic development of Uganda. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131606/
Reciprocal Trade Agreements and our Latin American Neighbors
This investigation is a study of the principles and practices embodied in the Trade Agreements policy inaugurated by the United States in 1934 as it relates to Latin American trade. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70364/
The Relationship Between Foreign Direct Investment And The Macro Economy
In this thesis, I first investigate the relation between the aggregate unemployment rate and foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and outflows. To study this relationship, I use a panel data set that contains 45 (developed and developing) countries observed from 1987 through 2008, and I employ Arellano and Bonds generalized methods of moments (ABGMM) estimation method for dynamic panel data. My results show that FDI inflows and outflows are not determinants of the aggregate unemployment rate. In addition, in line with macroeconomic theory, the previous level of aggregate unemployment has a positive impact on the current level of aggregate unemployment. Again, as macroeconomic theory suggests, my results show that per capita real gross domestic product (RGDP) has a negative effect on the current level of aggregate unemployment. Second, I study the long-run relationship between exports and per capita gross domestic product (instrumented by total population) using a panel data set of 51 countries from 1970 through 2008. To study this relationship, I employ the dynamic ordinary least squares (DOLS) estimation method. I find that the percentage of exports in nominal gross domestic products (GDP) is sensitive to changes in the populations of host countries and, hence, to the changes in their GDP. In addition, my results show that the agreement on trade related investment measures increased the percentage of exports in the nominal GDP of developed host countries more than it did in developing host countries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103343/
A Report on Studies Made by Various Agencies and Individuals Relative to Certain Effects of the Depression upon Education in the United States
Primarily, the purpose of the study was to show the immediate effects of the depression on the educational program in the United States. Secondarily, the writer hoped to encourage teachers not only to ward off another similar catastrophe but also to make the present educational program take care of the devastating effects of the past depression as far as possible. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc70338/
The Significance of Mercantilism in the Process of the Economic Evolution of Venezuela
The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate the economic thought involved in the process of the economic evolution of Venezuela. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc163858/
The Social and Economic Implications of Education in the Civilian Conservation Corps
"The purpose of this study will be to picture the three-fold aspect of the C.C.C. educational program. This will be done in five chapters. This, the first chapter, will describe the conditions leading up to the creation of the C.C.C. It will show how education became the prime motivation of the whole C.C.C. and it will show how the permanency of the C.C.C. depends on the type of education that is evolved. Then, chapters two, three and four will analyze the three phases of C.C.C. education. These chapters will be concerned with (1) leisure time activities, (2) vocational education, and (3) academic education. The final chapter will deal with the social and economic results of the three-fold educational program in the C.C.C. Through the entire study there will be a definite attempt to establish certain results and to evaluate them according to the gains that have been made in C.C.C. education since the beginning in 1933."-- leaves 1-2. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc699655/
Social Trends and Civic Education
This thesis attempts to answer the following questions: How is democracy threatened today? What are some of the specific issues of domestic and foreign policy which the American people face? Are citizens prepared to make intelligent choices on such matters? How does propaganda complicate the political process? Are the schools doing their part in preparing citizens for self-government? If not, why? digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75355/
Some Aspects of Consumer Credit in the United States
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. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83345/
Some Economic and Political Factors Involved in the Legislative Controversy Over the Submission of Senate Joint Resolution Number 12 of the Forty Sixth Legislature
It is hoped that this paper can establish by such documentary evidence as is available, the following: 1. The program for financing social security advocated by W. Lee O'Daniel during his first term as Governor of Texas; 2. The program for old age assistance advocated by O'Daniel during the Forty-Sixth Legislature of Texas; 3. The activities of the minority group credited by the Governor with defeating "all efforts to finance social security" during the Forty-Sixth Legislature; 4. The explanation of Senate Joint Resolution 12; 5. The record, based on personal experience and the reported evidence, of the various groups and individuals working for the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 12. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc75327/
A Statistical Analysis of Two Hypotheses Concerning the Impact of "Right-to Work" Laws
The purpose of this study is to examine the validity of two of the major claims involved in the controversy that (1) "Right-to-Work" laws promote industrial peace, and (2) "Right-to-Work" laws hinder union growth. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131198/
A Study of Grievance Procedure in Labor-Management Relations as it Operates within the Eighth Regional War Labor Board
This investigation is a study of grievance machinery in industrial relations, as it operates within the Eighth Regional War Labor Board, which serves the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. By grievance machinery is meant the formal procedure through which the worker or his representative must proceed in order to get a grievance or complaint about working conditions, wages, or other items, heard and settled. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc83351/
A Study of the Economic Development of the Navajo Indian Tribe 1930-1968
This study is concerned with studying and analyzing the development work thus far carried out on the Navajo economy. It is assumed that these efforts have been instrumental in bringing the Navajo economy from that of a subsistence agricultural economy to one that is beginning to enter our modern world. The study deals primarily with the economic development of the Navajo tribe from 1930 until the present time. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131418/