WDI Publications

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Syndicated feed for all new publications from the William Davidson Institute.

News Item Yadav Moderates Panel On Future Of Healthcare by Dan Shine — last modified 10/01/14 10:47
Prashant Yadav, director of the healthcare research initiative at the William Davidson Institute, moderated the panel discussion, “Altering the Future of Well-being, ” Sept. 30 at the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in New York City.
News Item WDI President Featured In Crain's Detroit Business by Dan Shine — last modified 09/30/14 11:01
New WDI President Paul Clyde recently sat down for a Q&A with Crain's Detroit Business reporter Kirk Pinho.
Page Senior Manager/Advisor for Healthcare Supply Chains by Jill Elliott — last modified 09/30/14 09:20
This full-time, new job posting will be a Senior Manager and Senior Advisor for global healthcare supply chains.
Page NAIROBI IMPACT STUDY by Jill Elliott — last modified 10/01/14 08:31
Nairobi, Kenya "Impact Study" is a project in need of an independent contractor immediately.
Link NAIROBI IMPACT STUDY by Jill Elliott — last modified 09/28/14 15:05
This project is in need of a current UM PhD or masters level student.
News Item WDI's Esper To Lead Webinar Spotlighting WBCSD Program by Dan Shine — last modified 09/26/14 15:53
WDI will host a webinar Sept. 30 featuring the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Social Capital Manager Kitrhona Cerri, who will talk about the organization’s new socio-economic measurement program called “Redefining Value.”
WDIWorkingPaper Testing the causality between electricity consumption, energy use and education in Africa by Oussama BEN ABDELKARIM — last modified 09/26/14 11:52
We investigate the existence of causal relationships between energy consumption and education (enrollment in primary secondary and higher education) for a sample of 16 African countries over the period 1971-2010 (according to availability of countries' data). We use the panel-data approach of Kónya (2006), which is based on SUR systems and Wald tests with country specific bootstrap critical values. Our results show that education and energy use are strongly linked in Africa. There is bidirectional causality between primary, secondary and higher education and energy use for several countries. Moreover, electricity consumption plays a crucial role in the energy-education links in Africa.
News Item WDI's NextBillion Editor At New York Conference by Dan Shine — last modified 09/25/14 16:39
NextBillion, an initiative of WDI, is serving as a media partner for the Business Call to Action Annual Forum 2014 in New York City.
WDIWorkingPaper Measuring and analyzing the non-monetary approach of multidimensional poverty by the basic needs in Togo by Yawo Agbényégan NOGLO — last modified 09/23/14 15:20
This paper aims at measuring and analyzing the non-monetary aspect of multidimensional poverty by the basic needs according to the characteristics of household head. This is the first study in this matter in Togo and using the Multidimensional Correspondence Analysis (MCA) techniques to construct a Composite Poverty Indicator (CPI). Moreover, we use the most recent data from the country survey QUIBB 2006. The results of the incidence of multidimensional poverty by two approaches (MCA and FGT) suggest that the households with larger size, living in rural area, whose head is male, aged between 51 and 99, less educated are the poorest. The findings are the same as those found in the monetary approach at the poverty line, leading to a conclusion that there is a positive correlation between monetary and non-monetary poverty. Finally, we propose some recommendations in terms of socioeconomic policies for alleviating multidimensional poverty.
WDIWorkingPaper Liquidity Constraints, Loss Aversion, and Myopia: Evidence from Central and Eastern European Countries by Ramiz Rahmanov — last modified 09/23/14 15:03
This paper adopts the asymmetric error correction technique to investigate the dynamics of household consumption in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The asymmetric co-integration testing shows that households in all CEE countries but Bulgaria respond asymmetrically to negative and positive shocks. Further, the estimates of the asymmetric error correction equations show that despite underdeveloped banking sectors, households in all CEE countries asymmetrically responding to deviations but Slovakia exhibit loss aversion. As an explanation for this finding, we suggest that to smooth consumption, households in these countries deplete their savings.
News Item WDI Entrepreneurship Program Helps Jordanian Student by Dan Shine — last modified 09/23/14 11:46
Bilal Salman was heading into his senior year at Al Quds College in Amman, Jordan when he learned about a new entrepreneurship program at the school.
Page Qualitative Grad Student Project by xsimmons — last modified 09/22/14 08:54
WDI seeks a UM grad student to take on project.
Page Landing Page by Julie Rhodes — last modified 09/18/14 16:00
Default for a hidden folder
Page Student-Initiated Internships by Julie Rhodes — last modified 09/18/14 15:58
Overview of student-initiated internships
Page WDI Partnership Internships by Julie Rhodes — last modified 09/18/14 15:57
Overview of partnership internships
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