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Japan's whaling fleet and environmental organizations are clashing in the Antarctic Ocean as Japan continues to conduct lethal scientific research on whales, specifically on the Antarctic minke whale (AMW). This conflict and issues surrounding other cetaceans have received substantial media attention in the past few years due to the Sea Shepherds Society's television show entitled Whale Wars and the movie The Cove. These productions succeeded in spreading awareness of Japan's lethal research on whales and harvests of dolphins, but insufficiently explained why Japan is engaging in practices that damage her international reputation. These media productions do not provide bioeconomic analysis modeling whether or not the species is threatened by Japan's actions nor the economics of whaling and Japan's market for whale products. Scientific articles related to the biology of whales, and historical, political, and cultural investigations that provide the foundation for the whaling conflict do not explore if Japan's lethal scientific research threatens the AMW with extinction nor explore the economics of Japan's whaling industry and domestic market if commercial whaling were to resume. This thesis aims to answer these questions by constructing a bioeconomic model composed of biological parameters and data from Japan's whaling fleet to estimate various sustainable catch yields and the corresponding AMW population sizes, Japan's seasonal effort in catcher-boat hours, and seasonal sustainable revenues. The eventual equilibrium population and sustainable catch yield if Japan maintains its current harvest effort, the maximum sustained yield, the condition of zero net revenue, and the condition in which the discounted total present value for all future whaling revenue is achieved will be explored in particular. The results conclude that Japan's current scientific research does not endanger the AMW, and furthermore concludes that whaling is not only profitable, but the industry capacity, high costs, and shrinking domestic demand discourage overharvesting that could lead to the collapse of the species
Colorado is a large energy producing state. Compared to other energy producing states, Colorado's current severance tax policies and rates are very lenient towards energy companies. There have been proposals to change these rates and policies but these proposals have been highly contested. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate Colorado's current policies and determine whether new rates and restructuring of the taxes would benefit the state of Colorado and its citizens. This paper uses past data and tax collections to create hypothetical situations for the future of Colorado's severance taxes. By studying the years of 1981-2008 a long range of effects of the potential policy change are examined. Using extraction models, rate changes are determined to have a small effect on the extraction paths and prices for crude oil. Calculations done to determine the effect of an endowment on Colorado's tax payout find a much more stable, but not necessarily larger payout.
This thesis is designed to explain the unordinary amount of left-handed hitters found in Major League Baseball (MLB). The focus of this study is to determine the appropriate amount of left-handed hitters a MLB team should employ in order to maximize their success. The driving force behind this study is that the average amount of lefties in MLB is substantially higher than the amount of lefties found in everyday society. The hypothesis is that a team should employ between 33% and 55% of their hitters to be lefthanded in order to achieve a team's optimal rate of success. This study will include all 30 MLB baseball teams over the span of ten years including more than 4100 hitters. Two models will be used to link the effect left-handed hitters have on the total number of runs a team scores, and also a team's season long winning percentage. The regressions produced R-squared values of .91 and .45 respectively. While the model was able to prove several different variables do significantly affect runs scored, and winning percentage the results were inconclusive in relating left-handed hitting to either dependent variable. For that reason the research could not support the hypothesis that MLB teams should employ between 33% and 55% left-handed hitters.
The National Hockey League (NHL) has had troubles in the past with turning a profit. However, recently the NHL has improved revenues since the lockout season of 2004- 2005. Even though the league as a whole is doing better, about half the teams each year still have negative revenues. As many different sport studies have shown in the past, that winning teams are able to draw more fans, and thus, more revenue as well. The sole purpose of this study is to find out what helps a team win hockey games, which creates higher attendance, and ultimately, higher revenue. This study accomplishes this by using Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) and Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) regression along with data from the 2006-2009 seasons to discover the factors that contribute to a NHL team's success. One major finding of this study is that Major Penalties, or more specifically fighting, no longer has a significant impact on helping a team win. By discovering the factors that help a team win, each team can go after the optimal players that will contribute most to winning games.
This paper examines the determinants of the demand for resident annual recreational fishing licenses across the upper-mid-west region of the United States. Statewide aggregate data was collected from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin in an attempt to understand what drives license sales across a national framework. Analysis of the results of an Ordinary Least Squares regression provides states with the opportunity to understand how much changes to the determinants affect license sales. It was determined that seven out of ten possible determinants provided significant results. Understanding of these determinants will allow states to improve efficiency of license sales, which in turn leads to higher revenue and better conservation efforts.
The 2008 financial crisis has left researchers investigating the inefficiencies that prompted the collapse of the credit and investment markets. This study considers the implications of excessive executive pay on capital structure during the years 2005 through 2007. The hypothesis proposes that for firms in the financial sector, executives awarded generous compensation packages compared to salary implemented a higher use of debt in their firm's capital structure. Agency theory, capital structure composition, the Efficient Market Hypothesis, and behavioral finance principles represent key economic theories supporting the hypothesis. The study examines data on 31 firms in the financial sector and 31 firms in the manufacturing sector to empirically test the relationship between executive pay and leverage. Cross-sectional analysis of nine models reveals that compensation is a significant determinant of a firm's total debt-to-total assets ratio for the financial sector, while the manufacturing sector yielded insignificant findings. The results further evidence that within the financial sector, the greatest relationship between compensation and leverage occurred when a one- or two-year lag between executive pay and the debt ratio was in effect. These findings reveal sources of agency conflicts and behavioral biases within the financial sector during the three years preceding the financial collapse.
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.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Director of Media Relations, Dave Moross.
Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Director of Athletics, Ken Ralph.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Tyler O'Brien.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Dakota Eveland.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Nick Dineen.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Tim Hall.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Jaden Schwartz.
Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Ryan Lowery.
Photograph of Colorado College President Richard Celeste with his office staff, dressed in "CC Fridays" clothing bearing Colorado College colors and logos, taken outside Armstrong Hall. Back row: Richard Celeste, Chris Melcher; front row: Linda Petro, Kim Peterson, Sarai Ornelas (CC class of 2011), Carolyn Madsen, and Beth Brooks. Photo taken by automatic tripod.