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    • Small Business and Employment: A Cross-Sectional Analysis 

      Lindsay, Trevor; Bunch, Justin; Coelman, J. Dorrier (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-04)
      Politicians within the United States regularly tout the advantages of promoting small business as a means to cure unemployment in the nation’s economy. This paper presents an unbiased cross-sectional study, across all fifty ...
    • Who Will Strike Next And Why? An Economic Regression of Terrorism and Poverty 

      Townsend, Andrew; Goldberg, Ben; Birmingham, Ryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05)
      This study analyzes economic regressions between the number of organized violent, international and domestic terrorist attacks and various metrics of the economic state of the country of origin. From the literature, it ...
    • Why is the Rate of Unintended Pregnancies Increasing in the U.S.? 

      Figeredo, Amanda; Foley, Lauren; Shimko, Jessica (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05)
      The number of unintended pregnancies in the U.S. has been rising since the legalization of abortion and despite the higher availability of contraceptives. In order to address these seemingly contradictory results, our ...
    • Does Spending More Than the Challenger Lead to a Greater Percentage of the Vote? 

      Huq, Yameen; Kwak, Alice; Carter, Darion (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05)
      Previous studies indicate that campaign spending is not a significant factor in determining an incumbent’s share of the vote. In this study, only “competitive” races, defined by Cook Political Report as “Lean Republican,” ...
    • Incarceration Rates and Other Factors Influencing Crime Rates in the United States 

      Chambers, Benton; Das, Sayan; Murali, Adhithiya (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05)
      Over the past several decades the size of the United States prison population has exploded and led many people to question whether or not the massive number of citizens we send to prison each year is an effective way to ...
    • The Effect of National Healthcare Expenditure on Life Expectancy 

      Deshpande, Natasha; Kumar, Anoosha; Ramaswami, Rohini (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      Our analysis seeks to examine whether or not there is a relationship between healthcare expenditure and national life expectancy in order to gain perspective on how to efficiently increase the quality of health in a state. ...
    • Evaluating the effect of Economic Freedom and other Factors on the Economic Prosperity of Nations 

      Anand, Nishi; Yao, Yuanchao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      In this paper, we aim to discuss the effects of variety of different economic freedom factors on real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per capita of a country based on our initial hypothesis - higher the degree of economic ...
    • Do Higher Taxes Hurt GSP? The relationship between taxations and GSP 

      Zhou, Yue; Hwang, Yujin; Ma, Ziye (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      We present the empirical analysis of the possible impact on the levels in nominal gross state product per capita, by comparing the tax regimes of the 50 States in the United States. We rely principally on five types of ...
    • Macro-Economic Factors Affecting Ease of Business 

      Khader, Seher; Rajan, Rohith; Sen, Mallika (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      The past hundred years has seen the largest growth in economies and markets in human history. As the world becomes more and more connected, the importance of businesses and their ability to thrive becomes increasingly ...
    • Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Exports and GDP 

      Olson, Marisa; Pilcher, Sarah; Whitman, Neil (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      Our project examines the possible link between various countries’ exports as percent GDP and its GDP in US dollars in the year 2011 to determine exactly what effect an emphasis on exporting goods has on country GDP. We ...
    • The Miracle on Thin Ice: How A Nation's GDP Affects its Olympic Performance 

      Boudreau, Jennifer; Kepner, James; Rondone, Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      The Olympics offer participating countries the opportunity to promote their best athletes and compete with other countries. In this paper, we compare and test country statistics in order to determine what factors have a ...
    • Evaluation for Cash for Clunkers Program 

      Francis, Ayanda; Anthony, Rose (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      The Car Allowance Rebate System (C.A.R.S.), colloquially called Cash for Clunkers, started June 24, 2009 under the Obama administration. It was suppose to last until November 1st, 2009 but failed to do so because of funding ...
    • Effects of GDP on Violent Crime 

      Klaer, Jonathan; Northrup, Benjamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      The effects of GDP on violent crime are seen in many other descriptors, but few studies have looked at the direct link between the two. In this paper, data obtained from FBI uniform crime reporting statistics, and bureau ...
    • Public Education Expenditures and their Effects on State Income 

      Andrews, Alexis; Campbell, Cathryn; Chatterji, Sourabh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      Education is considered to be one of the most vital factors in determining the success of an economy. This paper examines the connection between public expenditures toward post secondary education and state income levels. ...
    • Market Prices of Houses in Atlanta 

      Sloane, Eric; Sun, Haitian; Wang, Po-Hsiang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-04)
      This study reveals the relationships between residential property asking price and various explanatory variables, including home square footage, land parcel square footage, number of bedrooms, and year of construction, in ...
    • The Effects of Water Access on Government Health Care Spending Worldwide 

      Furman, Daniel; Morjaria, Mala; Roseen, Dillon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-12)
      Water access worldwide affects numerous areas of personal health. This paper attempts to analyze the effects that water access has on total government health care expenditure in different countries. By utilizing a ...
    • Transit ridership and poverty in urbanized areas: a cross-sectional analysis 

      Cox, Kevin; Crees, Curtis; Kaul, Raghav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-12)
      Despite theory claiming that transit provides mobility to the lowest-income members of society, empirical evidence for poverty as a determinant for transit ridership is lacking. Most studies of transit ridership encounter ...
    • Education and Unemployment Levels Before and After the Great Recession 

      Applegate, Jonathan; Chiem, Phoebe; Sanders, Charlie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-12)
      This study analyzes the unemployment rates and the education levels before, during, and after the Great Recession in all fifty U.S. states, primarily focusing on the extent to which the amount of education affects the ...
    • The Effects of the NFL on Metro-level GDP 

      Garrett, TreVorski; Earnest, Mitch; Speller, Kyle (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-12)
      Behavioral economics studies the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on economic decisions of individuals [1]. In this paper, we test for an observable relationship between the Gross Domestic ...
    • On foreclosure rates and the house price index: A cross-sectional analysis 

      Sullere, Shivang; Liang, Kenneth; Ondracek, Jakub (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-12)
      This paper attempts to firmly establish the dependence of house price index on foreclosure rates, a prerequisite to substantiating “let-sink” foreclosure policy. In our paper, we first examine a simple linear regression ...