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    • An Analysis of the Effect of Income on Life Insurance 

      Bryan, Justin; Proctor, Austin; Stoklosa, Kathryn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04)
      This paper aims to analyze the relationship between the gross national income per capita and the premiums per capita of life insurance in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. The ...
    • Analyzing the Gender Disparity in Education between Developed and Developing Countries 

      Gautam, Rahul; Reining, Alexander; Holasek, Krystopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
      Even with all the progress women have made in the modern era, we wanted to see how gender inequality persisted in the educational sphere, particularly when categorizing nations by development. To do this, we obtained data ...
    • Analyzing the Impact of Immigration on Unemployment in European Union Member States, Norway, and Iceland 

      Ortiz, Johanna; Grimée, Juliane; Prichard, Taylor (2015-11)
      This paper analyzes the impact immigration has on unemployment in European Union member states, excluding Bulgaria, and Norway and Iceland in both 2005/2006 and 2011/2012. Given the importance of the current Syrian refugee ...
    • The Correlation Between Minimum Wage and Youth Unemployment: A Cross Country Analysis 

      Griffith, Watson; Paull, Kathryn; Smith, Rebecca (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
      In this paper, we are exploring the correlation of minimum wage with youth unemployment across 25 OECD countries. We chose to focus on youth unemployment as opposed to overall unemployment for multiple reasons. One reason ...
    • Crime Index VS. Average Years of Education 

      Rathie, Meghan; Sipos, Ilinca; Ahuja, Avi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
      The relationship between a country’s crime index and education level is an important thing for policy makers to study because it can help make a city or country a safer place for the citizens. There are other variables ...
    • Cross Sectional Analysis of Financial Development on Economic Growth 

      Carmack, Jeremy; Krishnam, Hari; Zhou, Haidan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
      Substantial amount of recent theoretical and empirical work is focused on the role that financial market plays in economic growth. This paper provides a crosssectional review on the relationship of financial development ...
    • Cross-­‐Country Effects of Inflation on National Savings 

      Cheng, Qun; Li, Xiaoyang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-12)
      Inflation is considered to be one of the most crucial factors in daily life since it has a direct impact on some people’s savings. This paper seeks to examine whether or not there is a relationship between national savings ...
    • A CrossCountry Analysis: the Effect of Income, Life Expectancy, and Education on the Human Development Index 

      Grzech, Alexa; Patel, Kanhai; Walker, James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
      Although the Human Development Index (HDI) has garnered criticism for its simplistic weighting scheme, the nationallyrecognized index is still used by governments to determine the effectiveness of policy decisions. This ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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,” ...
    • Econometric Analysis: Effect of Barriers on Trade 

      Goerzen, Alexander; Schussler, Brandon; Suriano, Niccolo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
      In this analysis we seek to investigate the impact of various import tariffs on trade as a percentage of GDP. Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) set up defined tariffs to help facilitate trade with one another. ...
    • Economic and Socioeconomic Determinants of Infant Mortality: A cross-country investigation 

      Liu, Yang; Chen, Yiwen; Wang, Di (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11)
      Infant mortality rate has been gaining greater importance in recent years as an indicator of population wellness. In previous studies, infant mortality rate is often found to be higher in countries with lower income and ...
    • Economic Factors Affecting Homelessness in the United States 

      Braiterman, Shira; Jacobs, Ryan; Murray, Shannon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04)
      As the cost of housing in the United States rises while wages have stagnated, homelessness becomes a more pressing issue with every passing year. This paper seeks to identify economics characteristics, natural attributes, ...
    • Economic Factors Contributing to Variations in Housing Prices in the U.S. 

      King, David; Pinto, Nick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
      As income inequality in the U.S. rises, a pattern of residential segregation becomes more apparent. This paper seeks to test if differences in education can account for variation in housing prices across zip codes. We have ...
    • Economic Growth & Income Inequality: A revised cross-sectional econometric analysis of the global impact of income inequality on economic growth around the world 

      Hunter, Anna; Martinez, Wendy; Patel, Ulcka (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
      After decades of investigation there is an abundance of research dedicated to the relationship between income inequality and economic growth. The research emphasizes the relationship primarily for developed countries with ...
    • The Economic Impact of Research and Development 

      Surani, Sana; Gendron, Will; Maredia, Swati (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04)
      To increase economic growth and productivity, countries often invest in research and development (R&D). This is often an indicative of a country’s dedication to science and technology. The broader literature suggests that ...
    • Economic Patterns in Voting 

      Bland, Robert L.; Little, S. Grace (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04)
      After the controversial election of 2016, many questions were left unanswered by traditional polling and prediction standards. Our paper aims to examine economic and demographic behaviors that drive voting patterns in three ...
    • 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 ...
    • Education Expenditure and Average Income in Countries Around the World 

      Nelms, Abbie; Sears, Katie Lynn (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
      This study investigates the relationship between government expenditure in education and growth measured through gross domestic product per capita. The other variables that were considered include unemployment rate, foreign ...
    • Effect of Education on Wage Earning 

      Talley, Quentin; Wang, Thomas; Zaski, Geoff (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11)
      The scope of this project includes individuals aged 18-65 who finished their education and do not have significant disadvantages in seeking employment selected from a survey of Georgia residents regarding wage income, ...