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. 

"A Something Between the Do-Nothing and the Do-All": Female Sociability and the Subversions and Invention of Female Friendship in Jane Austen's Emma

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2012-January-01
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A continuous state space approach to "Convergence by Parts,"

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2005-March-01
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Using a continuous state space approach, this note extends Feyrer's [2003] study of the proximate determinants of the shape of the long-run distribution of income per capita. Contrary to Feyrer's finding of the primacy of TFP, the results here imply...

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A general-equilibrium analysis of public policy for pharmaceutical prices

Publication Date
2005-January-01
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Retail sales of prescription drugs totaled $154.5 billion in 2001. The National Institute for Health Care Management estimates annual sales will exceed $400 billion by the year 2010. This paper analyzes the welfare and distributional effects of two policy families...

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An Assimilation Cut Short: The Emerging Minoan Thalassocracy of 1628 B.C.

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2012-January-01
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The Minoans left an indelible mark on the Aegean during the height of their power in the Bronze Age. Just north of the coast of Minoan populated Crete sits an island called Thera where a port town, named Akrotiri, has...

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Closed-end fund discounts and interest rates: positive covariance in US data after 1985

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2005-September-01
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Previous papers find no relationship between interest rates and the discounts of US closed-end funds before 1985. This is taken as evidence against management fees being a cause of discounts because a negative relationship is expected: if interest rates rise...

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