By Justin Wagers. University of Puget Sound.
The purpose of this research is to determine the usefulness of a borrower’s vocabulary in determining his/her creditworthiness. The analysis takes a word-frequency approach to 36,055 loans… Continue reading Vocabulary as an indicator of creditworthiness: An analysis of public loan data
By Luke Heine. Harvard College.
How are city demographics correlated with the amount of venture capital they receive? The paper uses a unique dataset of ~58,000 venture deals from 2000 – 2014 from the CrunchBase dataset and census data from the same period. Continue reading Place and its Role in Venture Capital Funding
By Ryan A. Mather. University of Minnesota.
Native American reservations are marked by poverty rates that remain persistently above national averages through generations, but a recent… Continue reading Temporary Assistance with Lasting Effects: A Report on Policies of Self-Determination in Native America
By Ryan DeLoughry. Wesleyan University.
This paper was inspired by Raymond J. Keating’s article “Economic Woes of Pro Sports… Continue reading BLOG: A Capital Punishment, How the Public Funding of Nationals Park is a Bad Deal
By Domagoj Babic. Princeton University.
When companies choose to undertake foreign direct investments (FDI) in emerging countries (such as those in Central and Eastern Europe) rather than… Continue reading European Integration as a Determinant of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, 1995-2013
By Nicole Gorton and Sylvia Klosin. University of Chicago.
Do female immigrants earn as much as their native counterparts, and if not, why not? We establish the existence of a wage gap between female U.S. born and female immigrant workers, then try to explain what factors drive this gap. Continue reading Explaining the Immigrant-Native Wage Gap
By Thomas Gebhart. University of Minnesota.
We build a model of competition among privately issued cryptocurrencies. We use a well-known monetary economics environment, the Lagos-Wright model, and include founders who can issue their own currencies in order to maximize their utility. Founders are endowed with productive capital that allows them to invest in projects that span multiple periods. Continue reading Cryptocurrency Competition and Dynamics