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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Inflation, Finance, And Growth: A Trilateral Analysis

    A large body of evidence links financial development to economic growth, yet the channels through which inflation affects this relationship and its stability have been less thoroughly explored. The authors take an econometric and graphical approach to examining these channels, and find that higher levels of financial development, combined with...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    What Is Happening To The Impact Of Financial Deepening On Economic Growth?

    Although the finance-growth relationship is now firmly entrenched in the empirical literature, the authors show that it is not as strong in more recent data as it was in the original studies with data for the period from 1960 to 1989. They consider several explanations. First, they find that the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Monetary Policy And The Dollar

    In this paper the author proposes that the adoption of the U.S. dollar as a common currency shortly after the ratification of the Federal Constitution and the accompanying transition from a fiat to specie standard was a pivotal moment in the nation's early history and marked an improvement over the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Extensive And Intensive Investment Over The Business Cycle

    Investment of U.S. firms responds asymmetrically to Tobin's Q: Investment of established firms - 'Intensive' investment - reacts negatively to Q whereas investment of new firms -'Extensive' investment - responds positively and elastically to Q. This asymmetry, the authors argue, reflects a difference between established and new firms in the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The Role Of Government In The Credit Market

    The paper analyzes a government loan program that complements money. The focus is on administrative costs and the difference between the collection technologies available to the public and the private sectors. Among the questions addressed are: the optimal monetary and credit policy and the desirability of money substitutes. The paper...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Optimizing Mobile Application Performance With Model-Driven Engineering

    Future embedded and ubiquitous computing systems will operate continuously on mobile devices, such as smartphones, with limited processing capabilities, memory, and power. A critical aspect of developing future applications for mobile devices will be ensuring that the application provides sufficient performance while maximizing battery life. Determining how a software architecture...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Evaluating Transport Protocols for Real-Time Event Stream Processing Middleware and Applications

    Real-Time Event Stream Processing (RT-ESP) applications must synchronize continuous data streams despite fluctuations in resource availability. Satisfying these needs of RT-ESP applications requires predictable QoS from the underlying publish/subscribe (pub/sub) middleware. If a transport protocol is not capable of meeting the QoS requirements within a dynamic environment, the middleware must...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Maintaining QoS for Publish/Subscribe Middleware Via Autonomic Adaptation

    Quality of Service (QoS)-enabled Publish/Subscribe (Pub/Sub) middleware provides powerful support for data dissemination. It is hard, however, to maintain specified QoS properties such as reliability and latency in dynamic environments such as disaster relief operations or power grids. For example, managing QoS manually is not feasible in dynamic systems due...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    A Model-Driven QoS Provisioning Engine for Cyber Physical Systems

    Developing cyber physical systems is hard since it requires a coordinated, physics-aware allocation of CPU and network resources to satisfy their end-to-end Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements. This paper provides two contributions to address these challenges. The authors present model-driven middleware called NetQoPE that shields application developers from the complexities of programming...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Rigidity, Dispersion And Discreteness In Chain Prices

    This paper studies price setting within a chain of grocery stores, using a scanner database that contains observations of retail prices for 435 products within 75 stores over 121 weeks. The authors find price dispersion within the chain. Although price dispersion is pervasive 75% of the prices are equal to...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    On the Optimality of Layered Video Streaming Rate in a P2P Mesh Network

    Layered streaming is an effective solution to address receiver heterogeneity in a Peer-To-Peer (P2P) network. This paper addresses the problem of rate allocation for layered video stream in p2p mesh networks. The authors present a distributed rate allocation algorithm that achieves close to optimal layer allocation among peers receiving the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Has Inflation Targeting Improved Monetary Policy? Evaluating Policy Effectiveness In Australia, Canada, And New Zealand

    The degree to which explicit inflation targets contribute to the success of price stabilization policies has not been conclusively established. To assess the impact of announced inflation targets on the effectiveness of monetary policy, the authors construct indicators of inflation pressure that allow them to characterize the impact and effectiveness...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    LEESA: Embedding Strategic and XPath-Like Object Structure Traversals in C++

    Traversals of heterogeneous object structures are the most common operations in schema-first applications where the three key issues are separation of traversal specifications from type-specific actions, expressiveness and reusability of traversal specifications, and supporting structure-shy traversal specifications that require minimal adaptation in the face of schema evolution. This paper presents...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Automated Reasoning for Multi-Step Software Product-Line Configuration Problems

    The increasing complexity and cost of software-intensive systems has led developers to seek ways of reusing software components across development projects. One approach to increasing software reusability is to develop a Software Product-Line (SPL), which is a software architecture that can be reconfigured and reused across projects. Rather than developing...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Tim Vogus On Improving Hospital Safety

    The presenter's research focuses on understanding and improving processes through which organizations build capabilities for learning and resilience. The presenter is especially interested in these dynamics in health care settings and their effects on the incidence of medical error at the point of care delivery.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Nicole Jenkins On The Language Of Business

    Professor Jenkins is a leading authority on financial accounting and corporate governance, and has had extensive experience at one of the world's top accounting firms. Prior to joining Owen, Jenkins served as assistant professor of accounting at the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Miguel Palacios On The Value Of Human Capital

    Professor Palacios' primary research interests lie in the areas of asset pricing and labor economics, particularly as they relate to human capital. In 2001, Professor Palacios co-founded Lumni Inc., which structures and manages innovative investment vehicles for financing education in which students agree to pay a percentage of their future...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Kimberly Pace On The Art Of Business Communication

    The presenter says effective communication is one of the most valuable tools for a successful business career. A former communications consultant, the presenter led marketing and communications efforts for two international non-profit agencies based in Nashville prior to coming to Vanderbilt.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    William Christie On Learning How To Teach

    A world-renowned researcher, Professor Christie received a Vanderbilt Chair of Teaching Excellence in 1996, and the James A. Webb, Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching on three occasions between 1994 and 1998. Professor Christie is a five-time recipient of the Executive MBA Teaching award and was ranked either first or...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Luke Froeb: Economic Modeling Is For More Than Just Counting Cow Chips

    Before returning to Owen's faculty in 2005, the presenter served as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission for two years where the presenter managed over a hundred civil servants dedicated to tearing down barriers to competition. It was during this time that the presenter became...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Jacob Sagi On The Creation Of Nasdaq Alpha Indexes

    The presenter is an expert on financial economics and decision theory. In October 2010, the presenter and Owen Professor Robert Whaley unveiled Alpha Indexes, a series of indexes developed for Nasdaq that measures the relative performance of two major assets such as Apple stock compared to the S&P 500. In...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Bart Victor On Helping Students Answer The Big Questions Of Business Ethics

    The presenter's research interests lie in the practical and moral dimensions of enterprise approaches to the alleviation of poverty, the ethical foundations of business, and the social and moral consequences of new organizational forms. The presenter also helps lead Project Pyramid, an interdisciplinary student organization that aims to alleviate world...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Debra Jeter On Accounting~s Entertainment Value

    A certified public accountant with a distinguished record of professional achievement and participation in the activities of the American Accounting Association (AAA), Professor Jeter has also won numerous accolades for her teaching excellence. In addition to her research and teaching roles, Professor Jeter wrote the screenplay for the film Jess...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Hans Stoll On The Role Of The Financial Markets Research Center

    A renowned scholar in the field of options research, Professor Stoll came to Vanderbilt in 1980 from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where he had been on faculty since 1966. In 1987, he founded Owen's Financial Markets Research Center, which seeks to connect researchers and practitioners on pressing issues...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    William Christie On The Real-World Consequences Of Research

    The presenters concluded that Nasdaq market makers were implicitly colluding to maintain artificially high trading profits at the expense of investors. The result: The SEC ordered a $1 billion settlement against Nasdaq, while Christie and Schultz won first prize for outstanding papers published in the prestigious Journal of Finance.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    What We Can Learn From 4th Down Decisions

    Owen professor Ranga Ramanujam and other researchers studied 22,603 fourth-down decisions over five NFL seasons to understand when teams were more likely to attempt a seemingly risky fourth-down conversion. The goal is to apply this research to organizations. These findings are reported in a forthcoming study in Organization Science.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Ray Friedman On Doing Business In China

    The presenter specializes in negotiation, conflict resolution, Chinese management, and diversity. A widely quoted and published expert, the presenter taught at Harvard Business School, where the presenter served as a faculty member of the Program on Negotiation.

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Top Business Schools Launch Americas MBA Program

    Four widely respected graduate business schools in North and South America are partnering to offer an innovative new Master of Business Administration program for international executives starting in August 2011. Called the Americas MBA for Executives, the two-year degree program provides 60 students with the opportunity to study management issues...

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