Vassar College Digital Library

Institutional Repository

Vassar College's institutional repository reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to many collections, including a variety of senior theses and projects from disciplines ranging from American Culture to Urban Studies. 

In early 2022 Vassar College Libraries moved the institutional repository from Digital Window to the Vassar College Digital Library. This new method of access is a work in progress and will be officially launched in June 2022. The original Digital Window will remain accessible through July 1, 2022. 

“That’s how Lita made it.”: The Cultural Significance of Food and Cooking in the Lives of Mexican Immigrants and Mexican Americans

Publication Date
2022-April-22
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Articulating Partial Connection: Prefiguring Alternative Futures in the Anthropocene

Publication Date
2022-April-01
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Do fringe benefits cause layoffs?

Publication Date
1990-October-01
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It is commonly believed that firms prefer layoffs to worksharing, in part, because layoffs economize on fringe benefit costs. We find that when labor markets are characterized by optimal implicit contracts, layoffs will never occur in equilibrium, regardless of the...

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Does Speculation Make Commodity Spot Markets More Volatile?

Publication Date
2022-May-02
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This paper examines how increased speculator participation in the commodity
futures market affects spot price volatility. Consistent with results from the
majority of existing literature on this subject, I find no evidence that speculators
destabilize the commodity spot market. More...

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Does State Ownership Lead to Better Corporate Social Responsibility? An Analysis of the CSR performance of Chinese Listed Companies

Publication Date
2022-May-02
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