APEC Staff Papers

 

Recent Submissions

  • Duke, Joshua M.; Jost, Ryan P. (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2000-09)
    Since 1982, the New Castle County Superior Court in Delaware has promoted mediation, which attempts to resolve filed conflicts prior to trial. This paper evaluates how spatial land-use conflicts channel through mediation ...
  • Elbeyli, Sema; Krishnan, Palaniappa (Food and Resource Economics Department, 2000-11)
    This paper emphasizes the basic modeling approach of general in-patient flow in a major hospital in the East Coast region. Simulation was used to analyze the inpatient flow. The first objective of this study was ...
  • Malcolm, Scott A. (Food and Resource Economics, 2001-01)
    Nature reserve planning models to maximize species protection are typically formulated for a single period using certain data. In practice, however, parcels must be acquired over time. The status of a parcel may change ...
  • Awokuse, Titus (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-03)
    Empirical evidence linking exports to economic growth has been mixed and inconclusive. This study re-examine the export-led growth (ELG) hypothesis for Canada by testing for Granger causality from exports to national output ...
  • Awokuse, Titus; Yang, Jian (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-06)
    This paper reexamines the issue of whether commodity prices provide useful information for formulating monetary policy through the application of recent development in time series methodology developed by Toda and Yamamoto ...
  • Yang, Jian; Awokuse, Titus (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-06)
    This paper examines risk minimization hedging effectiveness for major storable and nonstorable agricultural commodity futures markets. Based on the error correction model – bivariate GARCH frameworks, some evidence is found ...
  • James, Sara-Beth; Ilvento, Thomas W.; Hastings, Steven E. (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-06)
    This paper analyzes the role of local economic development strategies on employment. Data were collected on employment changes in 146 nonmetro counties along with a survey of economic development offices (99 surveys, ...
  • Aull-Hyde, Rhonda; Ilvento, Thomas W. (Department of Food and Economic Resources, 2003-01)
    The average adult can concentrate for only about eight to ten minutes during an hour-long lecture. Thus, students’ ability to absorb information may be seriously impeded if we college professors talk nonstop. One alternative ...
  • Ramasamy, Nacha; Krishnan, Palaniappa; Bernard, John C.; Ritter, William F. (Department of Food and Resources Economics, 2003-01)
    Nitrate concentration in ground water is a major problem in specific agricultural areas. Using regression and neural networks, this study models nitrate concentration in ground water as a function of iron concentration ...
  • Sudhakar, Prachi; Krishnan, Palaniappa; Bernard, John C.; Ritter, William F. (Department of Food and Resources Economics, 2003-01)
    The objective of this research was to predict the nitrogen-loading rate to Delaware lakes and streams using regression analysis and neural networks. Both models relate nitrogen-loading rate to cropland, soil type and ...
  • Ramasamy, Saravanan; Benson, Eric R.; Bernard, John C.; Van Wicklen, Garrett L. (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2003-10)
    In this project, a predictive time model was developed for an Anglia Autoflow mechanical chicken catching system. At the completion of poultry growout, hand labor is currently used to collect the birds from the house, ...
  • Mackenzie, John; Christina School District Board of Education (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2004-01)
    This report summarizes the performance of the Christina School District (CSD) on the 2003 Delaware State Testing Program (DSTP). The 2003 test data represent the final set of results attributable to CSD’s former leadership ...