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    • Consumer expenditures and economic inequality : an econometric analysis 

      Rodarte Esquivel, Mari (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1983)
      The present dissertation describes an economic model designed to predict changes in the inequality in consumer expenditures, associated with trends in economic development. Special emphasis is given to expenditures since ...
    • Cost of living index theory under endogenous preferences 

      Molina, David J. (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1983)
      This dissertation is concerned with making various cost-of-living indexes under the assumption that the 'real' or the 'representative' consumer has price-dependent utility functions. Because the indifference map of ...
    • Cost, efficiency, and the optimal number of firms in spatial markets 

      Watson, John Keit (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1982)
      In markets where firms and buyers are separated by costly distance, the degree of competition is believed by some economists to be less than perfect. Under these circumstances, many economists have demonstrated through the ...
    • Design and Economic Evaluation of Thermionic Cogeneration in a Chlorine-Caustic Plant 

      Miskolezy, G.; Morgan, D.; Turner, R. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      The study shows that it is feasible to equip a chlorine-caustic plant with thermionic cogeneration. Thermionic combustors replace the existing burners of the boilers used to raise steam for the evaporators, and are capable ...
    • Design Considerations for Large Industrial Cogeneration Systems 

      Kovacik, J. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Cogeneration systems have been contributing to the profitability of many industrial plants for years. However, with the renewed interest in energy and conservation as the cornerstone of the National Energy Act, it is ...
    • Distributed Wind - Economical, Clean Energy for Industrial Facilities 

      Trapanese, A.; James, F. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 2011)
      Distributed wind energy works for industrial clients. Corporations and other organizations are choosing to add Distributed Wind energy to their corporate goals for a numerous reasons: economic, environmental, marketing, ...
    • Does the Outcome of the US-China Trade War Meet the Purpose? 

      Zhang, Yuhan; Chong, Xuezhou
      Nowadays, as the two largest economies in the world, China and US economic relations have expanded substantially over the past decades. China is the US's second-largest merchandise trading partner, third-largest export ...
    • A dominant firm in an exhaustible resource industry : the case of nickel 

      Mizzi, Philip J. (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1984)
      The purpose of the dissertation is to develop a general model of an exhaustible natural resource industry dominated by a single firm which is confronted with potential entry and expansion from a group of smaller firms. The ...
    • Economic and Technical Tradeoffs Between Open and Closed Cycle Vapor Compression Evaporators 

      Timm, M. L. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1986-06)
      Evaporators are used extensively in the chemical, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and related industries. Mechanical vapor recompression (MVR) evaporators are a type using an open heat pump cycle with steam as the ...
    • Economic Essays on Water Resources Management of the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley 

      Leidner, Andrew (2012-07-16)
      The study area for this dissertation is the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley (Valley). The overarching theme is water and includes regional water management, water management institutions, and water supply decision-making as ...
    • Economic evaluation model of highway improvement projects 

      Memmott, Jeffery L. (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1984)
      The increased emphasis on the existing public highway system has highlighted the usefulness of economic analysis in the highway project selection process, but it has also highlighted the deficiencies of existing methods ...
    • An economic exploration of prevention versus response in animal related bioterrorism decision making 

      Elbakidze, Levan (Texas A&M University, 2006-04-12)
      Animal disease outbreaks either through deliberate terroristic act or accidental introductions present a serious economic problem. This work concentrates on the economics of choosing strategies to mitigate possible ...
    • An economic model of the demand and supply of votes : some tentative empirical results 

      Deaton, Thomas H. (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1976)
      The electoral process is an integral part of democratic decision-making. It is traditionally viewed as the one means by which those governed make known their preferences regarding the rules by which they wish to be ...
    • The economics of consumer-managed firms 

      Porter, Philip K. (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1978)
      This dissertation is concerned with identifying and delineating the organizational form, behavior and goals of a firm, owned and operated by its customers. The term consumer-managed firm, as used in this dissertation, ...
    • Economics of Energy Metering 

      Duncan, J. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1979)
      Over the past 10 years energy costs at Union Carbide's Texas City Plant have risen tremendously. Most of this increase can be related to the rapid escalation in fuel prices. Because of the large cost increases and impact ...
    • The Economics of Oxygen Enriched Air Production Via Membranes 

      Gollan, A.; Kleper, M. H. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1984)
      Oxygen enriched air combustion is a recognized approach to energy conservation. Conventional methods of producing oxygen enriched air: Pressure Swing Adsorption and Cryogenics, are energy-intensive and expensive. In this ...
    • The Economics of Steam Electric Generation 

      Ophaug, R. A.; Birget, C. D. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu)Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu), 1980)
      The economics of combining steam and electric generation for companies requiring both steam and electric services develop a challenge which few engineers and economists can realize. This paper outlines the general approach ...
    • Economics of Steam Pressure Reduction 

      Sylva, D. M. (Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu), 1985-05)
      Economics of Steam Pressure Reduction is a technical paper that addresses the operating and economic advantages associated with the program to lower the steam operating pressure. Evaluation of a testing program will be ...
    • The effect of competition in sealed bid auctions : certainty and uncertainty 

      Meyer, Donald J. (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1983)
      This dissertation is a theoretical, empirical, and experimental examination of the effect of competition in sealed bid auctions. Auctions in which objects have certain value and auctions in which objects have uncertain ...
    • Effects of pollution on industrial location 

      Carter, George Henry (Texas A&M University. Libraries, 1977)
      This dissertation is an extension of spatial microeconomic theory as described by Melvin L. Greenhut in A Theory of the Firm in Economic Space. The research objective is: (1) to develop the theory of economic externalities ...