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    • Essays on Income Inequality and the Environment 

      Voorheis, John (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      This dissertation considers two of the most pressing concerns of the current time, income inequality and exposure to pollution, and provides evidence that these two concerns may in fact be causally linked. In order to do ...
    • Essays on Mutual Funds 

      Genc, Egemen (University of Oregon, 2012)
      My dissertation consists of two essays on mutual funds. The first essay examines the role of extreme positive returns on future fund flows using maximum style-adjusted daily returns (hereafter MAX) over the previous month. ...
    • Essays on School Choice, Information, and Textbook Funding 

      Holden, Kristian (University of Oregon, 2014-09-29)
      The second chapter examines the impact of information about school quality on student enrollment. I use a regression discontinuity design to estimate the effects of a school choice program in California that provides ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Health and Education 

      Swensen, Isaac (University of Oregon, 2013-10-03)
      I present empirical research considering the response of health and educational outcomes to alcohol consumption, drug abuse, and collegiate athletics. Chapter II considers the effect of legal access to alcohol on student ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Higher Education 

      Tang, Hui-Hsuan (University of Oregon, 2012)
      This dissertation is comprised of two essays that broadly consider the role human capital plays in the matching process between individuals and institutions and builds on prior education literature that has found growing ...
    • Essays on the Economics of Telephones and Evolving Technologies 

      Thacker, Michael (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      Telephones have changed dramatically from their introduction to their current form, and done so most significantly since the introduction of cell phones in the 1980s. This has impacted competition in the telephony market. ...
    • Essays on the Recreational Value of Avian Biodiversity 

      Kolstoe, Sonja (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      This dissertation uses a convenience sample of members of eBird, a large citizen science project maintained by the Cornell University's Laboratory of Ornithology, to explore the value of avian biodiversity to bird watchers. ...
    • Essays on Trade and Transportation 

      Friedt, Felix (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
      This dissertation considers the interconnections between trade and transportation. Through various theoretical and empirical analyses, I provide novel evidence of the simultaneity of trade and transportation, of spillover ...
    • Essentially Criminals: A Transatlantic Content Analysis of Immigration Coverage and Readers' Reactions 

      Somaini, Francesco (University of Oregon, 2014-10-17)
      This dissertation investigated the relationship between news coverage of immigration and readers' reaction to such coverage. Quantitative content analysis was used to study the subject with a comparative approach across ...
    • Establishing a Low-Income Assistance Program for the Rural/Metro Fire Department 

      Bollig, Shaun R.; Lynn, Kathy; University of Oregon. Institute for a Sustainable Environment. Resource Innovations (University of Oregon, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, 2006-09-28)
      Low-income citizens face greater obstacles in attaining and paying for public services, including energy, telephone, and water. The lack of resources to pay for services may also make it difficult for low-income residents ...
    • Establishing environmentally sustainable and economically efficient economies: from waste management towards zero waste 

      Doppelt, Bob; Dowling-Wu, Lynda (Center for Watershed and Community Health, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government, Portland State University, 1999-10)
      This document recommends establishing zero waste goals and policies in Oregon and the Northwest and suggests a number of steps that can be phased-in to achieve this. To aim towards zero waste, the region must move from an ...
    • Establishing predictive validity for oral passage reading fluency and vocabulary curriculum-based measures (CBMs) for sixth grade students 

      Megert, Brian R. (University of Oregon, 2010-06)
      In recent years, state and national policy created the need for higher accountability standards for student academic performance. This increased accountability creates an imperative to have a formative assessment system ...
    • Esthetique et ethique de l'agentivite dans le roman antillais 

      Fonkoue, Ramon Abelin (University of Oregon, 2009-06)
      This dissertation examines the intersection between aesthetics and politics in the French Caribbean novel. The major argument of this work is that French Caribbean novels pursue a political agenda. I contend that in this ...
    • Ethic Lost: Brutalism and the Regeneration of Social Housing Estates in Great Britain 

      Karp, Mackenzie (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      Between the late 1940s and the 1970s, the New Brutalism attempted to establish an ethical architecture befitting post-World War II Britain. For this reason, it became a popular style for public buildings, including social ...
    • Ethical Issues of Water Resource Management in a Changing Climate: Equity and Legal Pluralism in Chile 

      Bassi, Michelle Platt (University of Oregon, 2010-06)
      Climate change is disrupting the underpinnings of effective water management by profoundly impacting hydrological patterns. Political entities mandated with freshwater management must respond to society's water needs as ...
    • The Ethics of Ambivalence: Maternity, Intersubjectivity and Ethics in Levinas, Merleau-Ponty and Beauvoir 

      Adams, Sarah LaChance, 1975- (University of Oregon, 2011-06)
      My dissertation is an existential-phenomenological account of human relations and ethics in dialogue with feminist care ethics. Using the work of Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Simone de Beauvoir, I describe ...
    • Ethics of Argument in Perelman and Gadamer 

      Major, Julia (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
      This study investigates ethical argumentation in Perelman and Gadamer to claim that the central theoretical framework in each philosophy simultaneously inflects and deflects available avenues of persuasion. I argue ...
    • Ethnic Differences in Job Quality Among Contract Forest Workers 

      Moseley, Cassandra (Ecosystem Workforce Program, Institute for a Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon, 2006)
      For more than a decade, the Forest Service and community-based forestry organizations have sought to create high quality jobs in public lands communities restoring national forests. The strategy has been for the federal ...
    • Ethnic Identity, Womanist Identity, and Young Adult Latinas’ Safe Sex Practices 

      Valdez, Marina (University of Oregon, 2011-09)
      Young Latina women are at risk for unwanted pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections. Researchers have suggested that factors such as self-efficacy and relationship power dynamics may contribute to difficulty in ...
    • Ethnography and the Colonial World in Theocritus and Lucian 

      Parmenter, Christopher (University of Oregon, 2013-10-03)
      Scholars of migration, colonization, and cultural interaction in antiquity have increasingly turned towards a variety of concepts (such as hybridity, negotiations, and middle grounds) developed by postcolonial theorists ...