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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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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