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. 

Continuities and Changes of Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in the Hudson Valley

Publication Date
2000-May-02
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On the geometry of constant returns

Publication Date
2000-August-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

Constant returns to scale, always a simplifying assumption, is often also much more: many important results depend critically on the very special properties of this class of production function. This paper provides a unified set of simple proofs for most...

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Private school choice and the returns to private schooling

Publication Date
1996-June-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

This paper analyzes the magnitude of earnings differentials and differences in the rates of return to education for individuals who attended private and public high schools in the U.S. from 1976 to 1983, controlling for self-selection into school sector, as...

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Reassessing the role of constituency in congressional voting

Publication Date
2000-August-01
Document Type
Department or Program
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Poole and Rosenthal (1997) argue that most congressional voting can be understood in terms of a low-dimensional spatial model. This paper uses their model to assess the importance of the two mechanisms that could contribute to the vote-predicting power of...

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Share-price reaction to supervisory goodwill litigation: The Cal Fed case

Publication Date
2000-February-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

More than 100 savings and loans are currently involved in supervisory goodwill litigation against the federal government, with total claims approach fifty billion dollars. These claims arise from a provision in the 1989 Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act...

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Social capability and economic development

Publication Date
1996-November-01
Document Type
Department or Program
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The conventional wisdom is that postwar economic growth has been unpredictable. In the 1960s few observers accurately forecast which countries would grow quickly. In this paper we show that indexes of social development constructed in the early 1960s have considerable...

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The determinants of private high school attendance

Publication Date
1996-May-01
Document Type
Department or Program
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This paper develops a model of private school choice that incorporates measures of the availability and costs of private schooling, as well as the quality of existing public schools, in the local market for secondary education. Using data from the...

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The determinants of private school attendance

Publication Date
1996-May-01
Document Type
Department or Program
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This paper develops a model of private school choice that incorporates measures of the availability and costs of private schooling, as well as the quality of existing public schools, in the local market for secondary education. Using data from the...

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Wealth effects of supervisory goodwill litigation: A portfolio approach

Publication Date
2000-March-18
Document Type
Department or Program
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Using a unique set of publicly-traded litigation certificates, we measure the wealth effects of (largely) unanticipated damage awards in the ongoing supervisory goodwill litigation between thrifts and the federal government. Estimating abnormal returns for portfolios of litigation certificates and retained...

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World Bank-borrower relations and project supervision

Publication Date
2000-September-14
Document Type
Department or Program
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This paper explores the relevance of the principal-agent model for analyzing development projects using data from World Bank-funded projects. After demonstrating that World Bank loan agreements can be viewed as principal-agent contracts, the paper explores the importance of the agency...

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