This book introduces ‘an interdisciplinary research approach’ and
comments upon how disciplinary-based approaches to tax research have
developed in law, economics, accounting, political science, and social
policy. Topical studies provide bibliographic surveys of speciﬁc areas of tax
research. In this introductory chapter I explain the objectives of this book,
the background in which it was developed, its approach, and its outline
The present volume deals with various practical problems in economics,
as a volume published a year earlier dealt with the broader economic
principles of value and distribution. To the student beginning
economics and to the general reader the study of principles is likely
to appear more difficult than does that of concrete questions. In
fact, the difficulty of the latter, tho less obvious, is equally
This report summarizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service's Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP) activities and accomplishments in fiscal 2010, including newly awarded projects and recent publications. FANRP supports intramural and extramural research on a wide range of policy-relevant food assistance and nutrition topics. The three perennial program themes are: (1) Program Outcomes and Economic Well-Being of Participants; (2) Program Access and Economic Determinants of Participation; and (3) Program Dynamics and Efficiency.
Ebook The economics of Environmental Management in Vietnam is compiled with the content: Overview of economic research on environmental issues in Vietnam; the on site costs of soil erosion and benefi ts of soil conservation in the mountainous regions of northern Vietnam; the on site costs of soil erosion and choice of land use systems by upland farmers in central vietnam; environmental consequences of and pollution control options for pond “tra” fish production in the mekong delta a case study in thotnot district, Cantho city; incentives for wastewater management in industrial estates...
Market research is the process of collecting and analyzing information about the customers you want to reach, called your target market. This information provides you with the business intelligence you need to make informed decisions. Market research can help you create a business plan, launch a new product or service, fine tune your existing products and services, expand into new markets, develop an advertising campaign, set prices or select a business location.
Security has been a human concern since the dawn of time. With the rise of the digital society, information security has rapidly grown to an area of serious study and ongoing research. While much research has focused on the technical aspects of
computer security, far less attention has been given to the management issues of information risk and the economic concerns facing firms and nations.
In an age of uncertainty, peering 15 years into the future may seem like hubris. But ignoring long-term
trends—demographic, economic, corporate—is an even less attractive option. Understanding the long-term future is vital in ensuring that strategies are sustainable, that opportunities are identified at an early stage and that challenges are addressed beforethey become insurmountable.
This report assesses likely changes to the global economy, to eight major industries and to corporate structures between now and 2020. Our research drew on three main initiatives....
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research in the social sciences. ...
It is a pleasure to announce the establishment of the Foundation
Series in Business Marketing. This book series fills a critical void in
business-to-business marketing knowledge especially when no resources
currently available address the needs of business marketing
practitioners and academics looking for breadth and depth of coverage
on various issues of research, practice, and education. Books
published in this series will foster our understanding of business marketing
phenomena and managerial practice around the globe.
The relationship between political democracy and economic growth has been a center of debate in the past fifty years. A corpus of cross-country research has shown that the theoretical divide on the impact of democratic versus authoritarian regimes on growth is matched by ambiguous empirical results, resulting in a consensus of an inconclusive relationship. Through this paper we challenge this consensus.
Most social science students are required to take at least one course in
research methods. Why is such a course required in nearly every
programme? It’s because research methods are the tools we use to juxtapose
theories with data. We hope theories offer insights into the world, but we
have to check the theories against data to ensure that they really do
describe the world.
Recent advances in data collection and data storage techniques enable
marketing researchers to study the characteristics of a large range of
transactions and purchases, in particular the effects of household-specific
characteristics and marketing-mix variables.
This book presents the most important and practically relevant quantitative
models for marketing research. Each model is presented in detail
with a self-contained discussion, which includes: a demonstration of the
mechanics of the model, empirical analysis, real-world examples, and
interpretation of results and findings.
The project is to publish Advances in Mathematical Economics
once a year under the auspices of the Research Center for Mathematical
Economics. It is designed to bring together those mathematicians who are
seriously interested in obtaining new challenging stimuli from economic theories
and those economists who are seeking effective mathematical tools for
Ludwig von Mises (1881–1973) is arguably the most important
economist of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest social
philosophers ever. He made a large number of lasting contributions
to economic theory, yet his main achievement is in the elaboration
of a comprehensive system of social analysis. Mises had started his
career as a student of economic and social history and then became
a top policy analyst and government advisor in his native Austria.
This volume (and volume III) includes papers that were presented and discussed
at the Second Asian Conference on Experimental Business Research held at the
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on December 16–19,
2003. The conference was a follow up to the first conference that was held on
December 7–10, 1999, the papers of which were published in the first volume
(Zwick, Rami and Amnon Rapoport (Eds.), (2002) Experimental Business Research.
Kluwer Academic Publishers: Norwell, MA and Dordrecht, The Netherlands).
Thomas Ahrens Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the London School of
Economics where he has been working since 1996. His research is mostly qualitative.
It is broadly concerned with accounting and organisational process. Thomas has
compared management accounting practices in contemporary British and German firms
and studied the uses of performance measurement systems in a large U.K. restaurant
chain. He has also written on comparative and case study research in accounting.
Thomas’ latest research project is investigating performance measurement in British and
ESSAYS ON FINANCIAL ECONOMICS Further research with large-scale voucher programs will be needed to
determine whether administrators of effective schools are rewarded by increased demand in
the choice regimes that these policies create.
The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing
Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the
councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering,
and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the
report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate
Support for this project was provided by the National Academies.
Few branches of economics have wielded as much influence on the world of policy as development economics. Virtually every major development strategy of the last 50 years is associated with some pioneering research that provided its intellectual underpinnings. Consider some of the key milestones. The dominant import substitution policies of the 1950s and 1960s were the practical realization of the ideas of Prebisch (1959) and Singer (1964) and were based on the famous Prebisch-Singer thesis on the declining terms of trade for primary products and the dynamic benefits of manufacturing. ...
THE ROLE OF IMPORT SUBSITITUTION AND EXPORT ORIENTATION STRATEGIES ON THAILAND'ECONOMIC GROWTH This result calls the incentive effects of Tiebout choice into question, as it indicates
that administrators of effective schools are no more likely to be rewarded with high demand
for local housing in high-choice than in low-choice markets. To explore this further, I
estimate models for the effect of Tiebout choice on mean scores across metropolitan areas.
Consistent with the earlier results, I find no evidence that high-choice markets produce
higher average SAT scores.