Poster created recognizing employees with 5-30 years of service at Colorado College.
Program of Colorado College Recognition Awards ceremony, Thursday, February 18, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bemis Great Hall.
In the United States, 20 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. In an attempt to procure more organs, much of the current literature examines the role altruism plays in the procurement of organs and the public market price of an organ. Over 30 states however have passed laws to allow financial incentives to live organ donors. Currently these laws allow either up to a $10,000 tax deduction or for an allowance of up to 30 days of paid leave. This paper explores the relationship of these laws and live organ donations at a state-level across the United States in order to fill the problematic gap in the literature. To provide a complete estimate of the role financial incentives play in live organ donations, state-level data for the effective laws are analyzed while controlling for different organ donation components and demographic characteristics. This study concludes that tax benefits are positively correlated with the procurement of live organs. Though intuitive, these conclusions provide insight for policy-makers on the effectiveness of such laws in an effort to increase the supply of transplantable organs.
The National Football League (NFL) generates millions of dollars each year and as player salaries increase, more attention is being paid to how team management allocates their budget. Long-term contracts insure that a franchise has access to a player for many years but also open the door to the possibility of shirking. This work attempts to measure the existence of shirking in the NFL and study the effects that contracts have on player performance. I study the prevalence of shirking at a multitude of different positions by analyzing performance and contract data for different players. Finally, I provide recommendations for how teams can use the data in this study to maximize their potential to win.
Program of Colorado College Recognition Awards ceremony, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bemis Great Hall.