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    • Communicable diseases are not communicable 

      Kostoff, Ronald N.; Briggs, Michael B.; Kanduc, Darja; Porter, Alan L.; Buchtel, Henry A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-10)
      Communicable disease is a misnomer. The disease is not communicable; the microbe mainly associated with the disease is communicable. Whether the recipient of the microbe develops the disease depends on the health of the ...
    • COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Considerations 

      Kostoff, Ronald N.; Kanduc, Darja; Porter, Alan L.; Shoenfeld, Yehuda; Briggs, Michael B. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020)
      The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has produced global health and economic adverse impacts. The main measures being taken to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and of the virus-associated diseases (COVID-19) are conceptually those that ...
    • The crowning of king cotton in the American south: Evidence from 1840 to 1975 

      Mao, Xi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-07-28)
      This is an episode of Southern cotton kingdom across the antebellum and postbellum periods. The study includes two events to explore the importance of cotton during the antebellum and postbellum periods. The study first ...
    • All data are human: The human infrastructure of civic data 

      Peer, Firaz Ahmed (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-07-27)
      This dissertation is grounded in issues related to the publicizing of data, which include issues of equitable access, interpretation and use. By engaging with scholarship from Human Computer Interaction and Science and ...
    • Driving green: Employment effects, policy adoption, and public perceptions of electric vehicles 

      Soni, Anmol (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-06-03)
      Energy for usage in the transportation sector is primarily derived from petroleum products and accounts for 14% (EPA 2017a) of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide and 28% (EPA 2018b) of total emissions in the US. In the US. ...
    • Risk and expression: Physical and material risk states in computational music practices 

      Weisling, Anna (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-05-17)
      This research investigates qualities of physical and material risk within musical performance practices and the value that such properties may hold for less physical engagements afforded by computational instruments. The ...
    • The Birth of the Taipei Metro and Technological Hybridity under American Hegemony: the History of the Rail Mass Transportation in Postwar Taiwan 

      Huang, Ling Ming (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-05-18)
      This dissertation discusses how a complex rail mass transportation emerged in postwar Taiwan, with particular emphasis on the role of U.S.-Taiwan relations in shaping Taiwan's profession of transportation studies and ...
    • Race Space: The Transformation of Iconic Motorsport Circuits From Public Use to Large Technical System (1950 – 2010) 

      Westin, Peter Gustav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-07-23)
      The 1950s marked the beginning of a key transformational period in automobility and the socio-technical realm of motorsports. However, the car was not at the heart of the narrative which was much more complex. In Post-War ...
    • COVID-19: Preventing Future Pandemics 

      Kostoff, Ronald N.; Briggs, Michael B.; Porter, Alan L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020)
      The COVID-19 pandemic has had global health and economic adverse impacts. The main measures being taken to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus associated with COVID-19) are conceptually those that were taken to ...
    • Essays on financial economics 

      Zhang, He (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-04-24)
      This dissertation explores the problem of what kind of impacts can education of employees have on firms’ financial and economical performances, the problem of how monetary policy made by Federal Reserve Bank can influence ...
    • Internalizing externalities: Roles of networks, clubs and policy commitments 

      Qu, Jingwen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-04-26)
      Externalities arising from actions of one player in the economy and directly affecting the well-being of another are ubiquitous. In these situations, market equilibria often fail to be efficient. This dissertation explores ...
    • For the birds: Researching theory and practice in environmental conservation policy processes 

      Mistur, Evan Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-04-16)
      This dissertation explores how policy processes and decision-making structures influence environmental management in public agencies. It contributes to our understanding of how traditional bureaucratic systems of organization ...
    • Market-based approaches for postharvest loss reduction 

      Adebola, Olufunke T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-03-16)
      Do farmers in contract farming (CF) arrangements have lower levels of postharvest losses than do farmers who do not participate in contract farming? Does our current understanding of postharvest losses overlook other ...
    • Path-dependencies faced by select policies toward solid-state lighting 

      Smith, Alexander M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-12-18)
      The studies in this dissertation – concerning inter-firm R&D collaboration, patent production and sharing, and electric power infrastructure – will illustrate the influence of path-dependency on outcomes delivered by ...
    • Combining Tactical and Strategic Treatments for COVID-19 

      Kostoff, Ronald N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-03)
      As of mid-March, 2020, many countries in the world are on partial lockdown, to control the spread of the pandemic (COVID-19) resulting from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The only effective ‘treatments’ at this time are good ...
    • The Return of the Ethnostate? The Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the Populist Tide 

      Coury, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-03-03)
      Over the past decade, Europe has seen a rise in the popularity of right-wing populist parties and Germany has been no exception. While the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) began as an anti-EU party that opposed the so-called ...
    • Discriminating Systems: Gender, Race and Power in Artificial Intelligence 

      Myers West, Sarah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-02-25)
      The artificial intelligence industry is in the midst of a crisis in diversity and inclusion: while the representation of women in computer science recently fell below levels in the 1960s, inclusion across lines of race, ...
    • The Cat, The Reverend, and The Slave: Discussion 

      Della Negra, Alain (2020-02-03)
      What does it mean to live in a reality of your own making? This strange, chilling and compelling documentary explores this questions by following three members of “Second Life” who reincarnated themselves into a world ...
    • The Largest Unethical Medical Experiment in Human History 

      Kostoff, Ronald N. (2020-02)
      This monograph describes the largest unethical medical experiment in human history: the implementation and operation of non-ionizing non-visible EMF radiation (hereafter called wireless radiation) infrastructure for ...
    • Three essays on the growth of the market for patents and its challenges to innovation policy 

      Kwon, Seok Beom (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-10-01)
      A sheer number of US patents have been transferred through market transactions and that the size of the market for patents has grown. In this dissertation, I conduct three complementary studies to examine how the market ...