Benchmarking foreign electronics technologies

Benchmarking foreign electronics technologies

Date: December 1, 1994
Creator: Bostian, C.W.; Hodges, D.A.; Leachman, R.C.; Sheridan, T.B.; Tsang, W.T. & White, R.M.
Description: This report has been drafted in response to a request from the Japanese Technology Evaluation Center`s (JTEC) Panel on Benchmarking Select Technologies. Since April 1991, the Competitive Semiconductor Manufacturing (CSM) Program at the University of California at Berkeley has been engaged in a detailed study of quality, productivity, and competitiveness in semiconductor manufacturing worldwide. The program is a joint activity of the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, under sponsorship of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and with the cooperation of semiconductor producers from Asia, Europe and the United States. Professors David A. Hodges and Robert C. Leachman are the project`s Co-Directors. The present report for JTEC is primarily based on data and analysis drawn from that continuing program. The CSM program is being conducted by faculty, graduate students and research staff from UC Berkeley`s Schools of Engineering and Business, and Department of Economics. Many of the participating firms are represented on the program`s Industry Advisory Board. The Board played an important role in defining the research agenda. A pilot study was conducted in 1991 with the cooperation of three semiconductor plants. The research plan and survey documents were thereby ...
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Post-Retrofit Residential Assessments

Post-Retrofit Residential Assessments

Date: April 30, 2012
Creator: Lancaster, Ross; lutzenhiser, Loren; Moezzi, Mithra; Widder, Sarah H.; Chandra, Subrato & Baechler, Michael C.
Description: This study examined a range of factors influencing energy consumption in households that had participated in residential energy-efficiency upgrades. The study was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and was conducted by faculty and staff of Portland State University Center for Urban Studies and Department of Economics. This work was made possible through the assistance and support of the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO), whose residential energy-efficiency programs provided the population from which the sample cases were drawn. All households in the study had participated in the ETO Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program. A number of these had concurrently pursued measures through other ETO programs. Post-retrofit energy outcomes are rarely investigated on a house-by-house basis. Rather, aggregate changes are ordinarily the focus of program impact evaluations, with deviation from aggregate expectations chalked up to measurement error, the vagaries of weather and idiosyncrasies of occupants. However, understanding how homes perform post-retrofit on an individual basis can give important insights to increase energy savings at the participant and the programmatic level. Taking a more disaggregated approach, this study analyzed energy consumption data from before and after the retrofit activity and made comparisons ...
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Bank Failure and Its Causes: A Work in Progress

Bank Failure and Its Causes: A Work in Progress

Date: April 3, 2008
Creator: Huffman, Thomas & Eve, Susan Brown
Description: Poster presentation for the 2008 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas. This poster discusses research on bank failure and its causes. The author's research focuses on the primary influences and characteristics of a collapse. The aim is to enable us to deduce common factors that contribute to bank failure, allowing us to reform and prevent collapses.
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Learning and enhanced climate representation in integrated assessment models. Final report, September 1994--May 1997

Learning and enhanced climate representation in integrated assessment models. Final report, September 1994--May 1997

Date: December 31, 1997
Creator: Kolstad, C.D.
Description: The objective of the project is to enhance capabilities for integrated-assessment modeling in two major areas: learning/R and D/information acquisition and the nexus between climate dynamics and climate impacts. In the first of these areas, the author`s objective is to improve the way in which economic models deal with learning (endogenous and/or exogenous) within an economy. This would obviously include the R and D process, whereby knowledge about climate change (and many other things) is acquired over time and influences regulatory actions. The work in climate dynamics is focused in part on incorporating the regional climate-change results from equilibrium and transient general circulation model (GCM) simulations in the simplified integrated-assessment model. While the work is generic and therefore applicable to any integrated-assessment model, it is done in the context of a standard Ramsey growth model. Thus, the work involves theoretical conceptualization, empirical implementation in an integrated-assessment model, and analysis using that model.
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Modeling Technology Innovation and Diffusion in Transition Economies: The Case of China

Modeling Technology Innovation and Diffusion in Transition Economies: The Case of China

Date: October 20, 2005
Creator: Fisher-Vanden, Karen
Description: Our research program has involved data collection and analysis, modeling building, and the presentation of results. The data collection and analysis work was done in collaboration with our colleagues at the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in China. Each summer, we hosted on average four researchers from NBS for 3 months to work with us on the data analysis component of the research. Each summer our NBS colleagues would bring an updated data set of firm-level economic, R&D, and energy data that allowed us to explore the impacts of technological change on firm-level energy consumption. This grant also funded a number of graduate and undergraduate students to work on different elements of the analysis.
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Are Net Discount Rates Stationary?: Some Further Evidence

Are Net Discount Rates Stationary?: Some Further Evidence

Date: September 1994
Creator: Haslag, Joseph H.; Nieswiadomy, Michael L. & Slottje, Daniel J.
Description: Article discussing research suggesting that the net discount ration experienced a level shift in the mean between 1977 and 1981 and the resulting possible affects.
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Income Tax Complexity: A Work in Progress

Income Tax Complexity: A Work in Progress

Date: April 2, 2009
Creator: Oakes, Trayton & Battaglia, Kari
Description: Poster presentation for the 2009 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on income tax complexity.
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Final Report: Climate Variability, Stochasticity and Learning in Integrated Assessment Models, September 15, 1996 - September 14, 1999

Final Report: Climate Variability, Stochasticity and Learning in Integrated Assessment Models, September 15, 1996 - September 14, 1999

Date: September 14, 1999
Creator: Kolstad, Charles D.
Description: The focus of the work has been on climate variability and learning within computational climate-economy models (integrated assessment models--IAM's). The primary objective of the research is to improve the representation of learning in IAM's. This include's both endogenous and exogenous learning. A particular focus is on Bayesian learning about climate damage. A secondary objective is to improve the representation of climate variability within IAM's.
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The Level of Education and Extent of Credit Use of Small Businessmen in the Santos Guardiola Municipality of the Bay Islands, Honduras

The Level of Education and Extent of Credit Use of Small Businessmen in the Santos Guardiola Municipality of the Bay Islands, Honduras

Date: May 1975
Creator: Spivey, Christopher B.
Description: None
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Development of Aspen: A microanalytic simulation model of the US economy

Development of Aspen: A microanalytic simulation model of the US economy

Date: February 1, 1996
Creator: Pryor, R.J.; Basu, N. & Quint, T.
Description: This report describes the development of an agent-based microanalytic simulation model of the US economy. The microsimulation model capitalizes on recent technological advances in evolutionary learning and parallel computing. Results are reported for a test problem that was run using the model. The test results demonstrate the model`s ability to predict business-like cycles in an economy where prices and inventories are allowed to vary. Since most economic forecasting models have difficulty predicting any kind of cyclic behavior. These results show the potential of microanalytic simulation models to improve economic policy analysis and to provide new insights into underlying economic principles. Work already has begun on a more detailed model.
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The Understanding and Attitudes of Elementary Teachers Toward Economic Education

The Understanding and Attitudes of Elementary Teachers Toward Economic Education

Date: August 1976
Creator: Vines, Carolyn Wadkins
Description: None
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The Effectiveness of the K D Proneness Scale in the Identification and Detection of Juvenile Delinquency

The Effectiveness of the K D Proneness Scale in the Identification and Detection of Juvenile Delinquency

Date: August 1964
Creator: Davis, John Horace
Description: None
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Growing a market economy

Growing a market economy

Date: September 1, 1997
Creator: Basu, N. & Pryor, R.J.
Description: This report presents a microsimulation model of a transition economy. Transition is defined as the process of moving from a state-enterprise economy to a market economy. The emphasis is on growing a market economy starting from basic microprinciples. The model described in this report extends and modifies the capabilities of Aspen, a new agent-based model that is being developed at Sandia National Laboratories on a massively parallel Paragon computer. Aspen is significantly different from traditional models of the economy. Aspen`s emphasis on disequilibrium growth paths, its analysis based on evolution and emergent behavior rather than on a mechanistic view of society, and its use of learning algorithms to simulate the behavior of some agents rather than an assumption of perfect rationality make this model well-suited for analyzing economic variables of interest from transition economies. Preliminary results from several runs of the model are included.
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OTA Forum on Technology and Governance in the 19901, January 27, 1993

OTA Forum on Technology and Governance in the 19901, January 27, 1993

Date: January 27, 1993
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: This document is a program from the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Forum on Technology and Governance in the 1990s, held on January 27, 1993. The program includes a schedule of events and biographical information on each of the forum speakers.
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Economic Downturns and Crime

Economic Downturns and Crime

Date: January 27, 2010
Creator: Finklea, Kristin M.
Description: This report examines the relationships between selected variables of economic strength and crime. It begins with an overview of crime rates during times of economic recession in the United States. It then reviews the existing literature in the field analyzing various data sets that examine whether the unemployment rate and foreclosures can be related to increases in the national crime rate.
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Economic Downturns and Crime

Economic Downturns and Crime

Date: July 28, 2009
Creator: Finklea, Kristin M.
Description: This report examines the relationships between selected variables of economic strength and crime. It begins with an overview of crime rates during times of economic recession in the United States. It then reviews the existing literature in the field analyzing various data sets that examine whether the unemployment rate and foreclosures can be related to increases in the national crime rate.
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Noise Pollution from Expressways

Noise Pollution from Expressways

Date: June 1976
Creator: Vaughan, Roger J. & Huckins, Larry
Description: This paper provides an economic analysis of three noise abatement strategies designed to interrupt the path of noise between highways and residential areas, and makes some abatement policy suggestions.
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Bulletin of North Texas University: Number 370

Bulletin of North Texas University: Number 370

Date: December 1965
Creator: North Texas State College. School of Business Administration.
Description: Number 370 of the monthly bulletin produced by North Texas State University providing information about schools and colleges on campus including their history, programs, and course offerings. This issue discusses the Philosophy Program in Business Administration.
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Economic Downturns and Crime

Economic Downturns and Crime

Date: December 19, 2011
Creator: Finklea, Kristin M.
Description: This report examines the relationships between selected variables of economic strength and crime. It begins with an overview of crime rates during times of economic recession in the United States. It then reviews the existing literature in the field analyzing various data sets that examine whether the unemployment rate and foreclosures can be related to increases in the national crime rate.
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Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1990

Annual Report to the Congress, Fiscal Year 1990

Date: March 1991
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Description: Annual report detailing the progress and budget of the Office of Technology Assessment.
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The future of mathematical communication. Final technical report

The future of mathematical communication. Final technical report

Date: December 31, 1994
Creator: Christy, J.
Description: One of the first fruits of cooperation with LBL was the use of the MBone (Multi-Cast Backbone) to broadcast the Conference on the Future of Mathematical Communication, held at MSRI November 30--December 3, 1994. Late last fall, MSRI brought together more than 150 mathematicians, librarians, software developers, representatives of scholarly societies, and both commercial and not-for-profit publishers to discuss the revolution in scholarly communication brought about by digital technology. The conference was funded by the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and the Paul and Gabriella Rosenbaum Foundation. It focused on the impact of the technological revolution on mathematics, but necessarily included issues of a much wider scope. There were talks on electronic publishing, collaboration across the Internet, economic and intellectual property issues, and various new technologies which promise to carry the revolution forward. There were panel discussions of electronic documents in mathematics, the unique nature of electronic journals, technological tools, and the role of scholarly societies. There were focus groups on Developing Countries, K-12 Education, Libraries, and Te{sub X}. The meeting also embodied the promises of the revolution; it was multicast over the MBone channel of the Internet to hundreds of sites around the world and much information ...
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Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1993

Annual Report to the Congress: Fiscal Year 1993

Date: March 1994
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: This report includes statements form OTA Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Director, as well as TAAC Chairman. The report also discusses industry, commerce, and international security division, as well as health, life sciences and the environment division.
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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, Jr.
Description: None
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Oral History Interview with J. Fagg Foster, August 28, 1967

Oral History Interview with J. Fagg Foster, August 28, 1967

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community.
Date: April 16, 1968
Creator: Cochran, Kendall & Foster, J. Fagg
Description: Interview with J. Fagg Foster, from Blue Ridge, Texas. The interview includes Foster's involvement in the Rainey controversy while he was a graduate assistant at the University of Texas, 1944-45.
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