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  • Thumbnail for Rocky Mountain undergraduate review : a publication of The Colorado College [2009-2010 v. 1 no. 3 Spring]
    Rocky Mountain undergraduate review : a publication of The Colorado College [2009-2010 v. 1 no. 3 Spring]

    Founded fall of 2007, the Rocky Mountain Undergraduate Review provides a venue for students from the Rocky Mountain region to publish outstanding written thought in the areas of the social sciences. These core disciplines are economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, and history.

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    The monthly rag [2009-2010 Block 6] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

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    The monthly rag [2009-2010 Block 7 & 8] by Colorado College. Dept. of Feminist and Gender Studies

    The Monthly Rag, a publication of the Feminist and Gender Studies interns, is found affixed to toilet stall walls around the Colorado College campus.

  • Thumbnail for CC psychology news [2010-2011 v. 3 no. 2 Winter]
    CC psychology news [2010-2011 v. 3 no. 2 Winter] by Colorado College. Dept. of Psychology

    CC Psychology News, a Department of Psychology alumni newsletter is an occasional publication issued twice a year to provide news related to its students, faculty and alumni.

  • Thumbnail for The refinement of a junior high science teacher
    The refinement of a junior high science teacher by Charlson, Everett L.

    A reflection on time spent during the CC MAT program and how the program changed the author as an educator.

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    The entrepreneur [2010-2011 Issue No. 7 Fall] by Colorado College. Dept. of Economics and Business

    The Entrepreneur is the official newsletter of the Colorado College Department of Economics and Business.

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    Security return covariance forecasting and applications for multi-period mean-variance formulation by Sargent, Blair M.

    The value and importance of diversity in one's portfolio has long been postulated, but it was Harry M. Markowitz who proposed the first mathematical model that would allow investors to systematically compute the optimal allocation of assets based on individual preferences (the investor's utility function), covariance, variance, and expected value of returns. Adequate diversification can mitigate risk substantially while potentially enhancing returns. Markowitz provided investors with the tools to optimally diversify their investments.

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    The determinants of ski resort success by Anouna, Ezekiel

    As the economy is in a decline, fewer people are willing to pay for luxuries such as vacations. Thus, the ski resort industry is suffering. This thesis reveals an opportunity m the growth of free skiing and a demand for more difficult terrain. In this paper, data is collected from nearly all Colorado ski resorts to form a regression model explaining resort success. Regression analysis is conducted to discover what aspects of a ski resort contribute to success. Primarily, skier visits from the 2008-2009 ski season are_useclas the dependant variable in the regression model to measure resort success. Additionally, hedonic pricing theory is applied to test lift ticket price as a dependant variable. The paper finds that resort size, and possibly terrain park features are related to resort success. The hedonic pricing regression finds that bowl skiing, and lack of crowds, increase consumer willingness to pay for expensive lift tickets.

  • Thumbnail for Inefficient markets : seasonal investing in the United States stock market
    Inefficient markets : seasonal investing in the United States stock market by Rivero, Ian Joseph

    As the amount of money being circulated in the United States stock market increases, investors are presented with more opportunity to make a profit. Previous studies contradict one another on whether or not pattern recognition can yield above-average risk-adjusted returns in the market. The current study examines whether or not the Stock Broker's Almanac list of hot months can be implemented to identify a consistent pattern in the stock market. The numerical values collected for the stocks were tested and analyzed to determine whether the use of hot months is a profitable investment strategy in the stock market. Results indicate that seasonal investing may in fact be a successful strategy if properly applied to the United States stock market.

  • Thumbnail for The evolution of cooperation in common-pool resources
    The evolution of cooperation in common-pool resources by Suhler, David

    The prevalence of cooperation among appropriators in common-pool resources contradicts the predictions of the theory of collective action. Understanding the factors that affect the propensity for appropriators to cooperate will yield insights into the role of institutions and social norms in managing resources. An evolutionary game theory model is constructed to show the emergence and stability of a cooperative equilibrium subject to initial conditions. A logit regression model is used to determine the effect social, institutional, and physical variables have on the probability of a cooperative equilibrium emerging in irrigation systems in Nepal. The system location and type of management structure are found to affect the likelihood of cooperation and efficient use of the resource.

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    Innovation in the mobile space by Denton, Treye

    The thesis examines innovation in the mobile application space. Innovation is widely recognized as one of the most important drivers of economic growth and the past decade has been one breathtaking revolution and innovation. Innovation literature has been painstakingly developers over the past fifty years through the study of innovations themselves, the processes through which innovation occurs, and the organizations that most successfully innovate. This thesis examines innovation theory and attempts to apply it to the mobile space to discover what course innovation takes.

  • Thumbnail for Emotion's role in enhancing television advertisements
    Emotion's role in enhancing television advertisements by Ellis, Christopher Alexander

    Advertising is a crucial form of communication between businesses and consumers and is present in almost everything we, as humans do. Currently, college-aged students, ages 18-24, are becoming a more important consumer group. Advertisers are continually looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of advertisements targeted at this demographic. Television commercials are used as a means of studying advertising effectiveness due to the amount of viewing reported by the chosen demographic. The question presented in this thesis is; which factors have the greatest influence on increasing the effectiveness of television commercials? Consumer recall is used as a means of measuring this effectiveness. After this question is addressed, a discussion will follow determining which type of appeal, emotional or rational, should be used to optimize advertisement effectiveness. Through surveys and logit regression analysis, it can be determined which factors have the greatest influence on consumer recall and which appeal is best used in reaching young adults, ages 18-24.

  • Thumbnail for The effects of local land use regulation on property values, journey to work, and the quality of public service delivery : case studies of Boulder, Berkeley, and Fort Collins
    The effects of local land use regulation on property values, journey to work, and the quality of public service delivery : case studies of Boulder, Berkeley, and Fort Collins by Muire, Annie

    Beginning in the early 1960's, local governments throughout the United States have implemented growth management policies intended to influence the pattern of development and restrict growth. These regulations affect the conditions of community life by increasing property values, shifting demographics, and altering the delivery of public services. This thesis examines these effects through case studies of the City of Boulder, the City of Berkeley, and the City of Fort Collins, using data primarily from the US Census Bureau. It is hypothesized that the city with the most growth management policies will experience these effects to a greater magnitude. This was found to be partly true; there are other overriding factors that contribute to these changes more so than the presence or absence of growth management policies.

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    A hedonic model valuation of natural amenities in El Paso County, Colorado by Riedel, Kie

    This study examines how proximity to greenspaces and water bodies impact residential home sales prices in El Paso County, Colorado using a hedonic pricing approach. Values for proximity to natural amenities are first estimated using Euclidean distances. Distances are then calculated by a road network to determine how residents value accessibility and use of environmental attributes, in particular. In the Euclidean model, home sale prices increase with closer proximity to parks, lakes, golf courses, sports/recreation specialty facilities, and Pikes National Forest. Closer proximity to streams, however, leads to a decrease in housing price and closer proximity to natural areas has an insignificant impact on housing. In the road network model, distance to natural areas by road becomes significant and indicates that closer proximity and greater use access of natural areas leads to higher home sales prices. Closer distances to parks by road, however, have the opposite effect and home prices decrease with increasing proximity. All other greenspace and water body variables remain fairly similar in the road network model. These results illustrate the importance of environmental amenities to homeowners and can be used to help policymakers and urban planners make decisions regarding preservation, maintenance, and design of natural amenities.

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    Micronutrient intervention and its effects on gender-focused development by Cureau, Kyle

    This thesis examines micronutrient interventions' role in gender-focused development. It reviews recent micronutrient literature to provide background information on intervention, both through a review of supplementation programs (using the example of vitamin A) and through a review of fortification programs (using the example of iodine). After establishing that micronutrient interventions are a cost-effective approach to development, this thesis asks the question of whether these types of interventions can be used for gender-focused development. Two development agendas are used to make this analysis: lowering fertility rates in the developing world and combating women's discrimination at the household level. Building on prior development research, the case is made that micronutrients are one of the most cost-effective ways of bolstering these agendas.

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    Business aviation and competitive advantage by Myers, Keir William

    Despite the fact that business, or "corporate," aircraft use has grown rapidly in the past decades, there fails to be a sound case for justification rooted in business theory. Simultaneously, current strategy literature neglects a body of thought concerning how an external factor, such as business aviation, could affect a firm's core competencies and ultimately competitive advantage. As such, nine firms were interviewed using a business strategy lens in order to understand the justification and mentalities surrounding business aircraft assets. The interviews generated data that suggests a secondary or tertiary link between business aviation and competitive advantage while more importantly exposing the importance of intangibles for competitive advantage generation.

  • Thumbnail for Microfinance in the United States : joint liability lending's potential for success in the U.S.
    Microfinance in the United States : joint liability lending's potential for success in the U.S. by Jessup, Alice

    This thesis seeks to investigate the possibilities of joint liability lending in the United States and if there is the necessary social capital to support a successful group lending structure. Since joint liability lending has enjoyed great success in foreign countries, I thought it was important to look into the positive effect that joint liability lending could have on the unbanked population in the U.S. I developed a questionnaire regarding joint liability lending's potential in the United States and sent it to six of the most highly regarded microfinance institutions in the U.S. Though I anticipated that joint liability lending would be successful in the United States, as it was abroad, the input I received from the microfinance institutions in my sample indicated that the U.S. would not be able to support joint liability lending. These institutions saw lack of social capital as the main reason that group lending would not be successful in the United States.

  • Thumbnail for Fruits of their neighbors : the role of geography in agricultural innovation
    Fruits of their neighbors : the role of geography in agricultural innovation by Stiller-Shulman, Alex Julian , Lybecker, Kristina M. , Johnson, Daniel K. N.

    Closely following the notion of innovative geographic clusters, this paper examines knowledge flows in the US agriculture industry for evidence of innovative agglomeration. The data indicate that a closer distance between any two agricultural patent origins increases the probability that one cites the other as prior art. Further, subtle interregional variations characterize the degree to which proximity advances agricultural innovation. Finally, the results show that older innovations in agriculture proliferate more readily than recently created knowledge.

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    [2010-09-14] Staff Council minutes

    Minutes of the Colorado College Staff Council meeting held on September 14, 2010.

  • Thumbnail for [2010-05-27] Staff Council minutes
    [2010-05-27] Staff Council minutes by Colorado College. Staff Council

    Minutes of Staff Council meeting held on May 27, 2010.

  • Thumbnail for Rud, Eric. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Coaches and staff portraits, 2011-2012
    Rud, Eric. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Coaches and staff portraits, 2011-2012

    Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team Assistant Coach, Eric Rud.

  • Thumbnail for Krushelnyski, Alex. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2010-2011
    Krushelnyski, Alex. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2010-2011

    Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Alex Krushelnyski.

  • Thumbnail for Johnson, Tyler. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2010-2011
    Johnson, Tyler. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2010-2011

    Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Tyler Johnson.

  • Thumbnail for Eveland, Dakota. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2010-2011
    Eveland, Dakota. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2010-2011

    Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Dakota Eveland.

  • Thumbnail for Winkler, Scott. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2010-2011
    Winkler, Scott. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2010-2011

    Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Scott Winkler.