The Economic Impact of Psychological Distress on Former Child Soldiers

By Jonathan Kaufmann, American University

While previous research demonstrates a significant negative relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and earnings among adult veterans in the United States, a similar connection for children in developing nations has not been established. The literature indicates that both endogeneity and sample-selection biases are inherent in this relationship. This paper used Continue reading The Economic Impact of Psychological Distress on Former Child Soldiers

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The ACA Medicaid Expansion’s Impact on Bankruptcy

By Noah Zwiefel, Macalester College

This paper explores the relationship between the ACA Medicaid Expansion and the bankruptcy rate in states that did and did not expand their Medicaid programs.  In general, past research has found that … Continue reading The ACA Medicaid Expansion’s Impact on Bankruptcy

BLOG: Expert Opinion and Restaurant Pricing: Quantifying the Value of a Michelin Star

By Carly Shin, The George Washington University.

This paper investigates the relationship between expert ratings and the restaurant market. Specifically, this paper aims to broaden our understanding of the experience goods markets by looking at the effects of both having an expert-awarded Michelin star and earning or losing a Michelin star on New York City restaurant prices. Continue reading BLOG: Expert Opinion and Restaurant Pricing: Quantifying the Value of a Michelin Star

BLOG: Is Finance Making Geography Increasingly Insignificant?

By Yuxiang Hou, College of William and Mary

This paper attempts to revisit “the end of geography” debate by incorporating both established theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical evidence. It argues that for five reasons finance is not making geography increasingly insignificant. However, in the long run, things may be different. Continue reading BLOG: Is Finance Making Geography Increasingly Insignificant?

The Question of the “Trump Effect”: Basic Voting Characteristics, Economic Indicators, and Migration Flows in the 2016 Presidential Election

By Pablo A. Ordóñez Bravo. Pomona College

This paper examines the correlations between basic voter characteristics, economic indicators, migration flows and the change in Republican… Continue reading The Question of the “Trump Effect”: Basic Voting Characteristics, Economic Indicators, and Migration Flows in the 2016 Presidential Election

BLOG: A Behavioral Econometric Assessment: Explaining Differential Electoral Turnout in the UK, across Different Ethnicities

By Amarvir Singh-Bal. Durham University

Although there are many ways to explain differential turnout in Britain, I suggest scholars should look more closely at the role of relative deprivation in… Continue reading BLOG: A Behavioral Econometric Assessment: Explaining Differential Electoral Turnout in the UK, across Different Ethnicities