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Vassar Scholarship

Vassar Scholarship, the institutional repository formerly known as Digital Window, reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to a variety of collections, including senior theses and projects across a wide range of disciplines.

  • 1444 results in Vassar Scholarship

A general-equilibrium analysis of public policy for pharmaceutical prices

Publication Date
2005-January-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

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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A Menagerie of Monstresses: (Re-)Tracing Female Monsters in Jewish Folklore

Publication Date
2023-May-15
Authors
Department or Program
Abstract

Dybbuks (spirits of the dead who possess the bodies of the living) and Lilith (the first wife of Adam turned child-killing night demon) are monsters who have existed in Jewish folklore, religious writings, and entertainment media for hundreds of years...

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A nonparametric analysis of income convergence across the US states

Publication Date
1999-December-01
Document Type
Department or Program
Abstract

In this paper I apply the nonparametric methods proposed by Quah to data on US state relative income levels. In contrast to Quah's results using cross-country data I find no evidence of polarization in the cross-state income distribution. The long-run...

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