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  • Mitchell, James
    Chapter 1: The Effects of Production Contracts on Biosecurity Adoption by United States Hog Producers. Production contracts play an important role in U.S. livestock production. As their use has grown, so has the need to ...
  • Cumbie, Julie A. (Kansas State University, 2012-07-10)
    This dissertation explores financial behavior outcomes based on economic, relational, and behavioral characteristics within marriages and individually. Data for the three essays are obtained from the National Longitudinal ...
  • Clady, Joy P. (2020-05-01)
    In three studies, this dissertation explores the potential connection between financial perceptions, comparisons, and various components of well-being in older adults. Together, the studies aim to add to our understanding ...
  • Nelson, Jeffrey S. (Kansas State University, 2014-12-16)
    This three essay dissertation examined questions related to personal financial difficulties of military members with the aim of suggesting the most effective focal points for those involved in development of policy or ...
  • Nabeshima, George (Kansas State University, 2014-09-24)
    This dissertation consists of three studies exploring the relationship between personality and wealth related variables. The psychological type theory was used as the theoretical framework for the first two studies, while ...
  • Tharp, Derek T. (Kansas State University, 2017-12-01)
    Little is known about the relationships between personality characteristics and financial satisfaction. This dissertation examines three questions. First, what are the relationships between personality characteristics and ...
  • Onemli, Muharrem Burak (Kansas State University, 2010-07-08)
    Mandatory network unbundling is one of the foremost topics in regulatory economics today. The concept has crucial importance in the deregulation of many previously regulated industries including telecommunications, gas, ...
  • Sages, Ronald Alan (Kansas State University, 2012-11-16)
    This dissertation, consisting of three studies, explores the influence of self-esteem upon retirement planning behaviors. Data for all three essays was obtained from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 cohort ...
  • Sanders, Shane (Kansas State University, 2007-05-03)
    The first essay develops a simple sequential-move game to characterize the endogeneity of third-party intervention in conflict. We show how a third party’s “intervention technology” interacts with the canonical “conflict ...
  • Xiao, Renfeng (Kansas State University, 2010-12-06)
    There have been considerable discussions about why countries have interests in forming preferential trade agreements (PTAs), which typically take the forms of a “free trade area” (FTA) with Rules of Origin (ROO) and a ...
  • Horwitz, Edward J. (Kansas State University, 2015-04-24)
    Retirement savings and income projections are among the most financially complex calculations individual Americans will encounter. The movement towards self-directed employer retirement plans has shifted the responsibility ...
  • Thompson, Alexi (Kansas State University, 2012-11-27)
    This dissertation is composed of three chapters each investigating the Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) for water pollution. The first chapter looks at downstream dependence, the second chapter looks at the effect water ...
  • Bell, Mary M. (Kansas State University, 2013-10-18)
    The current three essay dissertation researched the financial behaviors of military service members before and after deployment using primary data collected at a Midwestern U.S. Army installation. The introduction (Chapter ...
  • Palamuleni, Mercy Laita (Kansas State University, 2014-08-18)
    This dissertation encompasses three essays on the macroeconomics of human capital and economic growth. Below are the individual abstracts for each essay. Essay 1: Does Public Education Spending Increase Human Capital? I ...
  • Enete, Shane
    This three-essay dissertation investigated the relationship between emotions and financial resources using a convenience sample of 993 U.S. adults. The broaden and build theory was used in order to predict that emotions ...
  • McAdoo, Michael John (Kansas State University, 2007-12-10)
    Integer programming is a useful tool for modeling and optimizing real world problems. Unfortunately, the time required to solve integer programs is exponential, so real world problems often cannot be solved. The knapsack ...
  • Fernatt, Frederick Ray (Kansas State University, 2016-12-01)
    This dissertation consists of three studies exploring the relationship between cognitive abilities, health, and wealth related variables among the elderly. For all three studies, the life cycle hypotheses provided the basis ...
  • Liu, Zunping (Kansas State University, 2007-08-10)
    A computational system is built for conducting deterministic simulations of three-dimensional multiple scattering of elastic waves by spherical inclusions. Based on expansion expression of elastic wave fields in terms ...
  • Kiser, Sidney
    A special moment resisting frame (SMRF) is a type of lateral force resisting system that is used to protect structures from extreme seismic events. This report evaluates the performance of a steel SMRF with an emphasis ...
  • Raval, Chintan A. (Kansas State University, 2017-05-01)
    The rise of Wide Band Gap (WBG) devices has brought excitement in the field of Power converters. The WBG based converter can operate at the very high frequency and temperature making them ideal to use in harsh environments. ...

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