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    No me ha dejado by Cali, Alex

    Dance performance accompanied by salsa style music. Some dialogue in Spanish.

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    Colorado College sociology newsletter [2009-2010 Spring] by Colorado College. Dept. of Sociology

    The Colorado College Sociology Newsletter is an occasional publication issued by the Department and provides news related to its students, faculty and alumni.

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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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    How much is too much? : Illicit behavior as a salary determinant in the National Football League by Nichols, Ryan Lane

    This thesis is an investigation of the affects illicit behaviors have on player salaries in the National Football League (NFL). Illicit behaviors include criminal arrests and convictions, and acts fine-able by the NFL. Previous studies in this area have been limited and with the exception of a few have focused on salary determinants which did not include behavior. Further extensive research has been conducted on the affect criminal behavior has on income and entry into the American labor market. An Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) model is used to explore different offensive positions and the role illicit behaviors play in salary determination. The regression t-values show varying results for different positions based on varying illicit acts. Despite the few instances where salary is affected at better than the 10% level, the evidence points to limited economic repercussions for players who commit illicit acts.

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    Distilling an industry : a qualitative approach to the development of an infant industry by Backus, Luke

    The craft distilling industry in America has undergone a large vitalization in the past several decades. Due to the fact that between the national prohibition and this recent development there were nearly no legal craft distillers in the U.S. this industry can be considered a model of the birth and early development of an industry. This study identifies several factors that have contributed to the birth and early rise of the craft distilling industry in America and outlines how each has affected this development. These factors can be organized into four categories: institutional influences, networking effects, competitive dynamics and learning effects. I hypothesize that each factor discussed has a positive affect on the development of the industry. This qualitative study consists of nine semi-structured interviews with nine craft distillers from the Pacific Northwest. The data received provides support for most of my hypotheses. It is concluded that most of the factors outlined in this study do, indeed, provided support for the development of the craft distilling industry. However, several factors only received partial support from the data. In addition, the subjects pointed to several additional factors that were not predicted by this study but that also aided the rise of the industry. These factors are presented in a separate section and their relation to the theories presented in this study are outlined. The main conclusion proposed in this study is that the birth and development of this infant industry is a product of many interrelated forces and it is only possible to gain a full understanding of each factor by taking into account the influences of each other element.

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    The role of media and AIDS knowledge in eradicating the HIV/AIDS epidemic in India by Agarwal, Smriti

    This paper aims to understand the AIDS concern in India by analyzing two different relations. The first model studies the effect of media sources such as newspapers, radios and television on AIDS-related knowledge among Indian men and women using a twostage hurdle model. The second model looks at the effect of AIDS-related knowledge on the sexual behavior of Indians using the Probit analysis. Both these relationships hint towards the possible problems faced by AIDS campaigns and government programs in combating the HIV epidemic in India. The effect of media in promoting AIDS education, even though statistically significant, is minimal. Moreover, the effect of AIDS knowledge on sexual behavior is very disturbing. Women have insignificant control over their sexual behavior despite their improved knowledge levels. Moreover, men's behavior is barely influenced by their knowledge levels. Thus, increasing AIDS knowledge among Indians is only one of the several crucial steps in controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, the success of AIDS campaigns and other programs also depend on factors such as improved education levels, better job conditions, enhanced livelihood, and additional resources for the country's healthcare.

  • Thumbnail for Does principal pay matter? : An analysis of principal compensation and school performance in Colorado K-12 public schools
    Does principal pay matter? : An analysis of principal compensation and school performance in Colorado K-12 public schools by Carlson, David Kurtti

    Compensation of K-12 school principals, and the effect that it has on the performance of the schools they lead, has become a relevant education policy debate in recent years as well as a nascent field of academic research. This study examines the relationship between principal salaries and student performance on CSAP tests by using multivariate quintile regressions on data from the 2002-2005 school years. Controlling for differences in cost of living across districts, a positive correlation between principal salaries and student CSAP scores was found, particularly in the mathematics section of the test. However, the percentage of a school's students on free and reduced lunch and teacher salaries were found to have a larger impact on student performance.

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    U.S. trade barriers and female employment in the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry by Keating, Madeline

    With the rise of industrialization in developing countries, the Bangladeshi ready-made garment industry has taken off in the last 40 years. With this rise in textile and garment factories, women have been able to participate with much more volume in the Bangladeshi economy because approximately 90% of garment workers in Bangladesh are females. The United States has consistently put import duties on Bangladeshi textile and garment goods higher than those of almost every other LDC, thus affecting the competitive nature of Bangladesh's number one GDP generator; apparel and textiles. This thesis aims to look at the effect that the high US tariff rates on Bangladesh's ready-made garments have on the female employment rate in the Bangladeshi garment factories

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    Baseball and the left handed hitter by DeBoer, Addison Alan

    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.

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    Corporate payout policy under suppressed market conditions by Flagstad, Ferdinand Thoring

    This paper examines the conditions and variables that predict preferences for treasury stock and cash dividends in a contractionary market. While this is a highly debated topic, this study contributes to the literature primarily through its innovative research design. The study investigates corporate payout policy in a suppressed market, which is different from virtually all other studies that have been made. In addition, the study is innovative because it isolates firm specific variables by dividing firms into size and style, according to Morningstar.com's style matrix. The study finds, consistent with most research, that treasury stock transactions are positively correlated with cash flows. However, the paper also finds that cash dividends are negatively related to the performance of the market. This is new and unexpected and suggests that investors prefer cash dividends, a more secure transfer of wealth than the appreciation of stock, which may simply get lost in a suppressed market.

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    The economics of popping bubbles by Deichen, Troy

    In 2009 the global markets experienced a crash the likes of which had not been seen since the Great Depression. This paper seeks to use principles of behavioral finance to analyze the economic climate generated before, after, and during a "bubble" period. The efficient market model presented by Eugene Fama is unable to explain the phenomenon known as a bubble period. Using traditional and nontraditional stock indicators, this paper will examine the correlation between volume and price in relation to the climate in which bubbles are generated.

  • Thumbnail for The effects of team leadership on a theatrical production
    The effects of team leadership on a theatrical production by Gasch, Samuel

    This thesis examines the effects of Team Leadership on a theatrical production. Following the model of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, an orchestra that has no conductor, this thesis examines the possibility of a theatrical production without the central leadership figure of the director. To study these effects, actors were brought in and asked to be a part of a production wherein they would perform their own roles and also serve as co-directors. This thesis suggests that the Team Leadership Model can be effective if certain pre-conditions are satisfied: actors auditioned based on their ability to work together as a team, a clear structure and outline of responsibilities for all participants, and a reasonable amount of time to allow the team to work together effectively. This thesis found that the Team Leadership Model can be an effective leadership model for a theatrical production, but these pre-conditions must be satisfied.

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    Loss aversion on the PGA Tour : an analysis of the cut and the win by Baer, Matthew

    Professional golfers on the PGA Tour must face countless risk and effort choices throughout any given tournament. The concern of the present study is how players alter their risk behaviors when faced with different positions relative to certain salient reference points within a tournament—primarily the cut and the win. study explores players' risk and effort behaviors in the context of a behavioral economics concept called loss aversion. Loss aversion says that people put more weight on losses than on gains. Thus, the present study expects professional golfers behind the cut and the win to exert more effort and risk. Players ahead of the cut or in the lead are expected to play it safe. Only one known previous study has explored loss aversion in professional golf. The results in the present study support the hypothesis and carry various implications for the PGA Tour, behavioral economics, and numerous other contexts outside of sports.

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    Social network marketing for small businesses by Martinson, Austin

    Social network marketing is an emerging channel of marketing. It could play a large role with small businesses in their marketing strategies. This thesis looks at the factors that affect the implementation of social network marketing for small businesses. Using models and theories surrounding other forms of direct marketing, this thesis fulfills a role in a marketing media with very little research. Relying on eight interviews with a variety of small business owners in Colorado, this thesis analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of social network marketing.

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    A life insurance deterrent to risky behavior in Africa by de Araujo, Pedro , Murray, James

    The spread of HIV and AIDS and risky sexual behavior continues to be a problem in Sub-Saharan African countries despite government measures to educate people on the risk and severity of the disease and measures to promote safe sex practices such as making condoms readily available at reduced or no cost. We examine whether people decide to engage in risky sexual behavior due to low income and low life expectancy. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterized by conditions that signicantly reduce life expectancy such as unsanitary conditions prevalent in poverty stricken areas, inaccessibility to health care, and dangerous working conditions such as those in very poor mining regions. Moreover, since income per capita in these countries is very low, the opportunity cost associated with dying from AIDS and foregoing future consumption is very low. We examine how a government provided life insurance benet may be an effective means of deterring risky sexual behavior. To evaluate this policy prescription we develop a life-cycle model with personal and family consumption and endogenous probability of survival. In the model, agents can receive life insurance benets if their death is not the result of AIDS. We demonstrate that excessive risky behavior does result from low life expectancy and low levels of income and illustrate the conditions for which the life insurance benet can replicate the effects of higher income and life expectancy, deterring risky sexual behavior and reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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    Minutes of the faculty meeting [2010-2011 Block 1] September 27 by Lindeman, Ted

    Minutes for CC faculty meeting held on September 27, 2010, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.

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    Minutes of the faculty meeting [2009-2010 Block 8] May 13 by Colorado College , Lindeman, Ted

    Special minutes to Block 8 2009-2010 CC faculty meeting, dated May 13, 2010, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.

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    Faculty Meeting Agenda, Block 7 2009-2010 by Colorado College

    Agenda for CC faculty meeting, April 12, 2010, Gates Common Room.

  • Thumbnail for [2010-10-12] Staff Council minutes
    [2010-10-12] Staff Council minutes

    Minutes of the Colorado College Staff Council meeting held on October 12, 2010.

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

    Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team Head Coach, Scott Owens.

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

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

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

    Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Stephen Schultz.

  • 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.

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

    Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Gabe Guentzel.

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

    Portrait of 2010-2011 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Eamonn McDermott.