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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Gender Differences Disappear With Exposure To Competition

    Past research finds that males outperform females in competitive situations. Using data from multiple-round math tournaments, the authors verify this finding during the initial round of competition. The performance gap between males and females, however, disappears after the first round. In later rounds, only math ability (not gender) serves as...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Mentoring: A Review Of The Science And The State Of The Art

    Mentoring is a relationship between a senior person and a junior person that enhances the junior person's personal learning on the job and career development. Research on mentoring in organizations dates back to the late seventies to early eighties. In 1985, Kathy Kram at Boston University published a book entitled,...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Tax Incentives As A Solution To The Uninsured: Evidence From The Self-employed

    Between 1996 and 2003, a series of amendments were made to the Tax Reform Act of 1986 that gradually increased the tax deduction for health insurance purchases by the self-employed from 25 to 100 percent. The authors study how these changes have influenced the likelihood that a self-employed person has...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Population Aging, Social Security, And The New Immigration Policy In Germany

    The author evaluates the effects of exogenous changes in immigration policy on individual welfare by constructing a heterogeneous agent overlapping generations model with agents differing in age, origin, and skills. Calibrating the model to Germany, the author matches the main features of the social security and tax systems, and account...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Macroeconomic Consequences Of Alternative Reforms To The Health Insurance System In The U.S

    This paper examines the macroeconomic and welfare implications of alternative reforms to the U.S. health insurance system. In particular, the author studies the effect of the expansion of Medicare to the entire population, the expansion of Medicaid, an individual mandate, the removal of the tax break to purchase group insurance...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    SOX, Corporate Transparency, And The Cost Of Debt

    The authors investigate the impact of the Sarbanes-OXley (SOX) Act on the cost of debt through its effect on the reliability of financial reporting. Using Credit Default Swap (CDS) spreads and a structural CDS pricing model, they calibrate a firm-level corporate opacity parameter in the pre- and post-SOX periods. Their...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Mentoring: A Review Of The Science And The State Of The Art

    Mentoring is a relationship between a senior person and a junior person that enhances the junior person's personal learning on the job and career development. Research on mentoring in organizations dates back to the late seventies to early eighties. In 1985, Kathy Kram at Boston University published a book entitled,...

    Provided By University of Miami

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Gender Differences Disappear With Exposure To Competition

    Past research finds that males outperform females in competitive situations. Using data from multiple-round math tournaments, the authors verify this finding during the initial round of competition. The performance gap between males and females, however, disappears after the first round. In later rounds, only math ability (not gender) serves as...

    Provided By University of Miami

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Macroeconomic Consequences Of Alternative Reforms To The Health Insurance System In The U.S

    This paper examines the macroeconomic and welfare implications of alternative reforms to the U.S. health insurance system. In particular, the author studies the effect of the expansion of Medicare to the entire population, the expansion of Medicaid, an individual mandate, the removal of the tax break to purchase group insurance...

    Provided By University of Miami

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Tax Incentives As A Solution To The Uninsured: Evidence From The Self-employed

    Between 1996 and 2003, a series of amendments were made to the Tax Reform Act of 1986 that gradually increased the tax deduction for health insurance purchases by the self-employed from 25 to 100 percent. The authors study how these changes have influenced the likelihood that a self-employed person has...

    Provided By University of Miami

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Population Aging, Social Security, And The New Immigration Policy In Germany

    The author evaluates the effects of exogenous changes in immigration policy on individual welfare by constructing a heterogeneous agent overlapping generations model with agents differing in age, origin, and skills. Calibrating the model to Germany, the author matches the main features of the social security and tax systems, and account...

    Provided By University of Miami

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    SOX, Corporate Transparency, And The Cost Of Debt

    The authors investigate the impact of the Sarbanes-OXley (SOX) Act on the cost of debt through its effect on the reliability of financial reporting. Using Credit Default Swap (CDS) spreads and a structural CDS pricing model, they calibrate a firm-level corporate opacity parameter in the pre- and post-SOX periods. Their...

    Provided By University of Miami