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  • Predictors of Business Return in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina 

    Lam, Nina S. N.; Arenas, Helbert; Pace, R. Kelley; LeSage, James P.; Campanella, Richard (Public Library of Science, 2012-10-24)
    We analyzed the business reopening process in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, which hit the region on August 29, 2005, to better understand what the major predictors were and how their impacts changed through time. A ...
  • Business Return in New Orleans: Decision Making Amid Post-Katrina Uncertainty 

    Lam, Nina S. N.; Pace, R. Kelley; Campanella, Richard; LeSage, James P.; Arenas, Helbert (Public Library of Science, 2009-08-26)

    Background: Empirical observations on how businesses respond after a major catastrophe are rare, especially for a catastrophe as great as Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans, Louisiana on August 29, 2005. ...

  • Has China’s Belt and Road Initiative Intensified Bilateral Trade Links between China and the Involved Countries? 

    Yu, Chunjiao; Zhang, Ren; An, Lian; Yu, Zhixing (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-08-20)
    The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is designed to intensify reciprocal trade preferentiality between China and the Belt-Road countries. However, there has been little research empirically examining the policy effects on ...
  • The Biggest Myth in Spatial Econometrics 

    LeSage, James P.; Pace, R. Kelley (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2014-12)
    There is near universal agreement that estimates and inferences from spatial regression models are sensitive to particular specifications used for the spatial weight structure in these models. We find little theoretical ...
  • Monetary Transfers in the U.S.: How Efficient Are Tax Rebates? 

    Vacaflores, Diego E. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2013-11)
    Recent debate on the effectiveness of tax rebates has concentrated on the degree to which they can affect economic activity, which depends on the methodology, the state of the economy, and the underlying assumptions. A ...
  • SWT and San Marcos: Economic Impact Study, 1999 

    Southwest Texas State University (Southwest Texas State University, 1999)
    No abstract prepared.
  • Economic Base: San Marcos, Hays County, Texas (1959-1971) 

    Savage, V. Howard; Morgan, Celia A.; Yeargan, Howard R. (Southwest Texas State University, 1972)
    No abstract prepared.
  • SWT and San Marcos: An Economic Impact Analysis, 1990 

    Savage, V. Howard; Kishan, Ruby P. (Southwest Texas State University, 1990)
    At the request of President Robert Hardesty of Southwest Texas State University, the economic relationship between Southwest Texas State University, the economic relationship between Southwest Texas State University and ...
  • Southwest Texas State University and the San Marcos Community: An Economic Impact Analysis 

    Southwest Texas State University (Southwest Texas State University, 1985)
    No abstract prepared.
  • The Economic Impact of Texas State University-San Marcos [2007] 

    LeSage, James P. (Texas State University-San Marcos, 2007-09)
    The impact of Texas State on the local, regional and state economics is greater than the direct spending by the University since money spent by the University is spent by employees, businesses, and their workers. As these ...
  • The Economic Impact of Texas State University [2014] 

    LeSage, James P. (Texas State University-San Marcos, 2014-08)
    The impact of Texas State on the local, regional and state economics is greater than the direct spending by the University since money spent by the University is spent by employees, businesses, and their workers. As these ...
  • Errors in Variables or Bad Leverage at Some Observations ? 

    Blankmeyer, Eric (Texas State University-San Marcos, 2011-10)
    Errors-in-variables is a long-standing, difficult issue in linear regression; and progress depends in part on new identifying assumptions. I characterize measurement error as bad-leverage points and assume that fewer than ...
  • A Brief Exploration in Statistics and Quantum Mechanics 

    Blankmeyer, Eric (Texas State University-San Marcos, 2011-05)
    Quantum mechanics has some probabilistic or statistical features that have been considered paradoxical or exotic; at least, this impression is frequently conveyed in introductory textbooks on the subject and informal ...
  • Log-linear Indexes of Nominal Wage Rates and Employment in Eight U. S. Regions 

    Blankmeyer, Eric (Texas State University-San Marcos, 2008-02)
    This paper illustrates the use of log-linear indexes to estimate and test hypotheses about interregional differences in nominal wages and employment. A two-way analysis of variance is applied to cross sections of U. S. ...
  • Improving the Small-sample Efficiency of a Robust Correlation Matrix: A Note 

    Blankmeyer, Eric (Texas State University-San Marcos, 2007-04)
    This paper reports small-sample simulations of a correlation matrix estimated robustly by P. J. Rousseeuw's MCD algorithm. It appears that the statistical efficiency of MCD can be improved significantly if a pairwise-difference ...
  • How Robust is Linear Regression with Dummy Variables ? 

    Blankmeyer, Eric (Texas State University-San Marcos, 2006-11)
    Researchers in education and the social sciences make extensive use of linear regression models in which the dependent variable is continuous-valued while the explanatory variables are a combination of continuous-valued ...
  • Percentiles of an Inflation Index by Quantile Regression 

    Blankmeyer, Eric (Texas State University-San Marcos, 2006-06)
    This paper gives a methodology for estimating an inflation index using the quantile regression of Bassett and Koenker. The regression, which is orthogonal in the logarithmic price changes, is computed by linear programming ...