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In three essays, farmer preferences are analyzed using Contingent Valuation and Choice Modeling. Particular attention is paid to the role of uncertainty, investment in human capital and the importance of forest conservation. The data analyzed in each of the three essays was collected by the...
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Treating corporate contributions as purchases of valuable inputs, we hypothesize that firms for which genetic diversity, advertizing, and reputations of environmental responsibility are more valuable and firms for which the cost of contributing is less will be more likely contributors to the...
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The bombshell arrest of Ivan Boesky on November 14, 1986 signaled the intention of then-US attorney for the southern district of New York, Rudy Giuliani, to increase enforcement of laws against insider trading. Looking at concurrent stock price changes, we find that New York companies were...
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Others have offered a variety of suggestions to improve the behavior of public officials. Each of these involves linking an official's (public) compensation to a measure of his performance. This is costly because performance will necessarily be imperfectly monitored and so public officials will...
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