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Browsing 270 results for facet Publication Year with value of 2011.
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    FLASH 2011

    Colorado College's Photography Journal, the only all-photography driven publication on campus. The theme of the 2011 issue is Revealing the Hidden.

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    Perpetual wandering in an open field by Brooks, Jordan

    A dance performance featuring Dolo McComb and Mallory Berge.

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    An analysis of factors affecting crime in Colorado by Konigsberg, Jesse Sanford

    This study provides an analysis of variables affecting crime from year 2006-2009, in all counties of Colorado. A literature review of relevant studies is included as background on crime issues in Colorado. The study itself uses data collected from The Colorado Department of Education, The Colorado Bureau of Investigation, KIDS COUNT DATA CENTER and The Colorado Bureau of Labor Statistics. An economic model is used to discover the statistical significance among the variables, with the data changing depending on what year or set of years is being examined. The model finds that the Unemployment and Median Family Income variables are the most significant predictors of county crime, and that the other factors, dropout rates and control’s, are less than ideal for fitting the model.

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    Determinants of women's empowerment and HIV status in sub-Saharan Africa by Miller, Margaux

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of the greatest challenges facing economic and social development in sub-Saharan Africa. Women of reproductive age (15-49) have the greatest risk and prevalence of HIV in this region. Increased female vulnerability to HIV stems from limited access to health care and lack of autonomy to make decisions regarding sexual health and education. Using Demographic and Health Surveys data from nine sub-Saharan African countries, this paper found several key determinants in women’s empowerment and HIV status. Women who know more about sexual health knowledge in terms of contraceptive methods, fertility, and sexually transmitted diseases are more likely to be empowered than women with no understanding of sexual health. Similarly, women who are empowered are less likely to be HIV positive. This paper has important implications for future policies aiming to lower HIV incidence and improve women’s rights in sub-Saharan Africa.

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    The impact of men's NCAA Basketball Tournament success on quality and quantity of student applications by McGhie, Andrew Duncan

    This thesis examines the impact that men’s college basketball success has on the quantity and quality of student applications over the two years following the school’s basketball success. The quantity of applications as well as SAT and ACT scores sent to the schools following NCAA tournament success serve as dependent variables. By examining how far a team goes in the NCAA tournament and its impact on their schools applicant pool, this thesis will assess whether men’s college basketball teams act as an advertising tool for their respective schools.

  • Thumbnail for How important is fairness?  The effects of pay comparisons and procedural justice on faculty work attitudes
    How important is fairness? The effects of pay comparisons and procedural justice on faculty work attitudes by Parkhurst, Luke

    Previous empirical research has found that perceived under-reward in relation to both internal and external pay referents negatively affects work attitudes such as pay satisfaction. Unjust procedures in the workplace have similar negative effects. This study compares the effects of internal pay comparisons, external pay comparisons, and procedural justice on professor work attitudes such as job satisfaction, morale, and turnover intentions. Results varied across outcomes, though internal pay comparisons and procedural justice were found to have the most consistently significant effects. Implications for faculty compensation policies are discussed.

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    The choice between silence and ending violence : an analysis of protection order seeking for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault by Shephard, Bridgett Nichole

    This thesis suggests that certain characteristics make victims of domestic violence and sexual assault more or less likely to seek a Temporary Protection Order (TPO). In Colorado Springs, CO, the annual number of sexual assaults is exceptionally high and domestic violence incidents are frequent. Using data from TESSA, the only agency that is serving victims in Colorado Springs and El Paso County, CO, this thesis examines self-reported victim characteristics in conjunction with TPO seeking behaviors. After analyzing the data with a probit regression, the results have shown that domestic violence and sexual assault are very different crimes, and that domestic violence victims and sexual assault victims display some important differences when it comes to reporting the crimes and seeking TPO’s. Victims of domestic violence are more likely to seek a protection order against an offender who was an acquaintance, but victims of sexual assault are less likely to seek a protection order against an acquaintance. At the same time, all victims demonstrated some similarities in TPO reporting. TESSA clients that lived in rural locations, that had lower annual familial incomes, and that were associated with the military were less likely, to varying degrees, to seek a TPO. The results of this thesis, if combined with community awareness, engagement and cooperation, have the potential to reduce the occurrence of domestic violence and sexual assault in Colorado Springs.

  • Thumbnail for The economics of happiness : assessing well-being through the relationship between income and happiness
    The economics of happiness : assessing well-being through the relationship between income and happiness by Dollinger, Keegan Flaherty

    The investigation of the relationship between income and happiness can provide important insights into human’s material aspirations. By redefining the application of the term utility, economics can be used to understand how money affects our happiness. Today and in past years at a given point in time those with higher incomes are indeed happier than those with lower incomes. However, raising the incomes of a nation does not make that nation any happier. These conclusions are suggested by data on reported happiness and income collected in the United States over the past forty years. The paradox that takes place in this relationship has important public policy implications and raises doubts on the primary economic goal of growth in GDP. This thesis hopes to stimulate a debate that questions some of the basic tenets of economic theory that regard the use of GDP as a measure of welfare and the simplistic and limiting role that is applied to individuals in behavior models.

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    The non-economic price barriers to wind power by Payne, Ryan

    Currently, fossil fuels are the world’s primary energy source. However, the burning of fossil fuels, for energy, has many negative side effects. There is a growing consensus that burning fossil fuels leads to the greenhouse effect and global warming. The supply of fossil fuels is also finite. Thus, a clean and renewable energy source must eventually replace fossil fuels as our energy source. Wind power is currently the fastest growing, and most efficient, form of renewable energy. Wind power has the potential to unite profitable business with the protection of the environment. However, there are currently many non-price barriers that prohibit wind power from achieving its full potential. This paper takes a qualitative approach. Seven people involved with the wind industry are interviewed. This data is used to determine what barriers to wind power exist and how these barriers can be overcome. It also explores the need for the development of a Smart Grid to achieve the large-scale integration of renewable energy. The majority of the non-price barriers can be alleviated; however, the need for a Smart Grid still remains.

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    The effects of calorie consumption and calorie expenditure on obesity rates in the United States by Mushlin, Rachel Naomi

    Obesity rates in the United States have increased dramatically since the 1970s. This paper examines the effect of calorie consumption and caloric expenditure on obesity rates for both individuals who report that they are trying to lose weight and individuals who report that they are not trying to lose weight. This study uses Ordinary Least Square (OLS) Regressions for both of these groups, and finds that the results are generally consistent with the existing literature.

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    Socioeconomic determinants of win maximization at the FIFA World Cup by Fetter, Sydney Elizabeth

    This study examines the effect of socioeconomic factors on winning games at the FIFA World Cup. This study identifies various macroeconomic, geographic, and soccer-specific characteristics that impact World Cup success. Determinants of World Cup success were largely identified through examination of performances measured at the Olympics and international soccer games. Ordinary Least Squares regression method is used to determine the significance of these factors for the countries that participated in the 1994-2010 World Cup tournaments. The results of this estimation method indicate that hosting, international rank, as well as regional origins and cultural traditions significantly impact wins. A country's wealth and population are not significant factors in winning games at the World Cup.

  • Thumbnail for The economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the Los Angeles apparel manufacturing industry
    The economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the Los Angeles apparel manufacturing industry by Herzog, Karon Chelsea

    Los Angeles is the largest apparel manufacturing region in the United States. The purpose of this thesis is to gain an understanding of the historical, economical, social, and cultural factors that make Los Angeles the most successful apparel production region in the nation and how forthcoming changes in the apparel industry will affect the region. In order to gain an in depth understanding case study methodology is used.

  • Thumbnail for A rational theory of addiction : bulimia
    A rational theory of addiction : bulimia by Peer, Sophia Kyu

    This paper investigates the hypothesis of rational addiction theory as it pertains to Bulimia Nervosa. Bulimia is currently classified as a mental health disorder, and while psychological studies often allude to the addictive nature of the disorder, it is imperative to reinforce theory with empirical data. A rational addiction model is derived through the maximization of the agent’s utility function, which incorporates measures of bulimia and bulimic risk factors that are supported by the existing literature. The theoretical model was tested on an empirical data set collected from a study conducted by the National Heart Lung and Blood institute. The dependent variable was an index constructed for the purpose of measuring one’s severity of bulimic behaviors and tendencies. Emphasis was placed on the significance of the lagged variable on bulimia as a method of capturing persistence in behavior over time. The results found that lagged and lead variables of the bulimic index each accounted for about 12% - 20% of current bulimic behavior.

  • Thumbnail for Carbon offsets and the ski industry : a contingent valuation study
    Carbon offsets and the ski industry : a contingent valuation study by Spirito, Evan B.

    Global climate change is quite possibly the most serious challenge that faces us today. Consumers and businesses alike are thinking more seriously about their environmental impact and what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. One industry uniquely tied to the environment and concerned with its well-being is the ski industry and one way to achieve this reduction is through carbon offsets. Using data collected through a contingent valuation study regarding consumer behavior, this thesis analyzes the factors that affect consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for carbon offsets in the ski industry. The study finds that age, gender, and climate knowledge are highly influential on WTP, and that the use of tax credits as an incentive provides the greatest increase in consumer WTP.

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    Determining factors of theme park attendance by Domenech, Jose Maria

    The purpose of this study is to explore the factors that affect theme park attendance. Some of these factors are theme park specific, such as the type of attractions offered. Other factors are geographic and locational, such as the population of the city and the weather. Through the study of 86 theme parks around the world, this paper presents a model that estimates the changes in attendance caused by a variety of factors.

  • Thumbnail for The effect of industrial composition on metropolitan population growth
    The effect of industrial composition on metropolitan population growth by Brooks, Jordan Saunders

    Theories of urban development stress the impact of knowledge spillovers in generating the positive externalities necessary for growth. The mechanism for generating these externalities, however, is a source of contention. They can arise, as articulated by Romer among others, from efficiencies derived by concentration of industry; from industry diversity due to inter-industry spillovers, as proposed by Jacobs; or from some interaction between the two. This study utilizes both fixed-effects ordinary least squares and differenced general method of movements models to determine the effect of concentration in specific industries as well as composition of the city as a whole on future population growth. Using a data set that includes industry-specific employment and demographic data for 313 metropolitan areas in the United States from 1969 to 2008, this study finds strong evidence that important knowledge spillovers occur between industries and mixed evidence for the existence of meaningful externalities within industries.

  • Thumbnail for The Arkansas Valley Super Ditch : a local response to “buy and dry” in Colorado water markets
    The Arkansas Valley Super Ditch : a local response to “buy and dry” in Colorado water markets by McMahon, Tyler G. , Smith, Mark Griffin

    Across the West, water transfers generate controversy. In Colorado’s Arkansas River basin urban growth and harsh farming conditions have led to water transfers from agricultural to urban uses. Much of this water left the Arkansas basin and was transferred north to the city of Aurora in the South Platte River basin. Several studies have shown that these transfers have had significant secondary economic impacts associated with the removal of irrigated land from production. In response, new methods of sharing water are being developed to allow water transfers that benefit both the farm and urban economies. One such project currently under study is the Arkansas Valley “Super Ditch”, a rotational crop fallowing plan based long-term water leasing designed to provide an annual supply of 31.6 Mm3. This paper analyzes the economic impacts of implementing the "Super Ditch" as a locally developed alternative to "buy and dry".

  • Thumbnail for Should I buy here, or keep driving? The effect of geographic market density on retail gas prices
    Should I buy here, or keep driving? The effect of geographic market density on retail gas prices by Schultheis, Amy , Nadar, Devin , Johnson, Daniel K. N. , Lybecker, Kristina M.

    The effect of spatial factors on competition and the price of gasoline have been sparsely explored by previous studies. Existing work examines how gasoline prices differ based on distance from the distribution site as well as how cost factors influence gasoline prices. Using market data from six midsized U.S. metro areas with similar isolation from neighboring retail markets, this paper examines the effects of location on retail price, while controlling for brand effects. Spatial regression analysis accommodates the potential of spatially correlated errors, and sensitivity analysis tests for several measures of retail location concentration. Results point to reproducible brand premiums and some location-based price differences, but also show the counterintuitive finding that areas with more market competition do not show significantly lower retail gas prices.

  • Thumbnail for Sure, but who has the energy? The importance of location for knowledge transfer in the energy sector
    Sure, but who has the energy? The importance of location for knowledge transfer in the energy sector by Lybecker, Kristina M. , Moore, Jeffrey A. , Johnson, Daniel K. N.

    Using over 250,000 U.S. patent citations, we test whether knowledge transfers in the energy sector are sensitive to distance, and whether that sensitivity has changed over time. Controlling for self-citation by inventor, assignee and examiner, multivariate regression analysis shows that physical distance is becoming less important for spillovers with time.

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    Minutes of the faculty meeting [2010-2011 Block 7] April 18 by Lindeman, Ted

    Minutes for CC faculty meeting held on April 18, 2011, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.

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    Minutes of the faculty meeting [2011-2012 Block 2] October 24 by Lindeman, Ted

    Minutes for CC faculty meeting held on October 24, 2011, written and submitted by Secretary of the Faculty, Ted Lindeman.

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    [2011-2012] New tenure-track faculty profiles

    2011-2012 list of new tenure-track faculty at Colorado College.

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  • Thumbnail for McDermott, Eamonn. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012
    McDermott, Eamonn. Colorado College Men's Hockey. Player portraits, 2011-2012

    Portrait of 2011-2012 Colorado College Men's Hockey Team member, Eamonn McDermott.