Now showing items 1-20 of 25

    • Alvarez, Roman; Brennan, Stephanie; Carter, Narietha; Dong, Hsiang-Kai; Eldridge, Amanda; Fratto, Joseph; Harrison, Erin; Ryder, Eleanor; Sanderson, Kathleen; Thorburn, Pamela (2009)
    • Beifuss, Patricia; Blum, Megean; Broussard, Sarah; Gregory, Heather; Hooper, Erin; Kravitz, Kelly; Mitchell, William; Swanson, Effie; Tolman, Lauren; Valdez, Maritza (2011)
    • Taylor, Lori L. (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2017-10)
    • Ghosh, Banashwar; Hokom, Meghan; Hunt, Zachary; Magdaleno, Miriam; Su, Baoqiang (2008)
    • Dar, Jawad; Taylor, Lori L. (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2015-03)
      Funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is not keeping up with the deteriorating condition of America’s roads and bridges. HTF outlays have exceeded revenues in almost every year since 2001, and the fund faces an ...
    • Aguirre, Elisa; Gleeson, Thomas; McCutchen, Amanda; Mendiola, Leticia; Rich, Katherine; Schroder, Rick; Stephenson, Megan; Varner, Orie (2006)
    • Petrovsky, Nicolai (2010-01-16)
      The theoretical argument of this dissertation contains a set of conditions under which professional personnel systems serve as political tools to make government efforts to implement public policies credible and reliable, ...
    • Griffin, James M.; Taylor, Lori L. (The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2011-04)
      Washington is awash in red ink, and no one seems willing to make the hard choices needed to set our fiscal house aright. Congress’ recent boast of cutting spending by $38 billion makes the problem seem just about solved. ...
    • Bobo, Andrew; Duncan, Cherrelle; Goodman, Cameron; Harris, Jennifer; Jarvis, Staci; Kombos, Thanasis; McDaniel, Torey; Prescott, Jena Overall; Rapini, Sarina; Shafer, Jye; King, Silvia; Zhang, Helen (2013)
      Many students graduating from Texas high schools, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are underprepared for the rigor of college coursework, and they need extra help. Institutions of higher learning across the ...
    • Karakaplan, Mustafa (2012-10-19)
      In this dissertation, I analyze the effects of competition in education markets. In my first essay, I analyze the effects of different concentration measures on school personnel salaries. I find evidence that principals ...
    • Hsu, Su-Chin (2018-11-27)
      Family- and child-related topics in China have drawn wide attention from the public and scholars. A number of studies have been interested in the impact of the recent change from the one-child policy to the two-child policy ...
    • Asava-Vallobh, Norabajra (2010-07-14)
      This dissertation consists of four essays which investigate efficiency analysis, especially when non-discretionary inputs exist. A new approach of the multi-stage Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for non-discretionary inputs, ...
    • Cancho Diez, Cesar (2012-10-19)
      This dissertation contains two essays on the analysis of market imperfections. In the first essay, I empirically test whether in a three-level hierarchy with asymmetries of information, more competition among intermediaries ...
    • Taylor, Lori L.; Dar, Jawad (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2015-03)
      Tariff rates on most articles of imported apparel and footwear are classified by the gender of the intended user, and for some items the rates differ. In this issue of The Takeaway the authors describe the discriminatory ...
    • Taylor, Lori L.; Cottingham, Erica; Shea, Allison (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2016-05)
      In 2006, Texas faced a fiscal double whammy. Not only had the Texas Supreme Court ordered the state to pick up more of the tab for K-12 education, but the legislature promised voters significant property tax relief. To ...
    • Taylor, Lori L. (Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics & Public Policy, 2015-10-19)
      Not all taxes are conveniently labeled as such. For example, consider jury duty. Although it is seldom discussed in these terms, jury duty clearly fits the textbook definition of a tax—jurors are required to surrender a ...
    • Fernandez, Kandyce; Flores, Santa; Huang, Emily; Igwe, Carolyn; McDonald, Leslie; Stroud, Ryan; Willis, Rebecca; Dugat, Amber (2007)
    • Booker, Toby Kevin (2009-06-02)
      This dissertation examines the effects of charter schools in Texas, using data from the Texas Education Agency for 190 charter schools and over 60,000 charter students. In Chapter II we examine charter effect test score ...
    • Mitchem, Eric John (2009-05-15)
      This dissertation examines three labor market issues regarding public school administrators in Texas using personnel records from the 1994-95 school year until the 2003-04 school year. The first essay explores promotion ...
    • Andrews, Sarah; Barrett, Elizabeth; Beonigk, Rachel; Broughton, Whitney; Cifuentes-Soto, Mauricio; Hill, Jenny; Louder, Nathan; Nwanze, Chukwudebe; Wang, Yefeng (Caryl) (2012)
      The purpose of this report is to examine oral health care for children in Texas. United Ways of Texas is concerned with the disproportionate levels of access that low-income children face. This research team was charged ...