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Monthly Archives: April 2009

I am doing a little research project estimating the elasticity of demand for cigarettes. This is to help lawmakers see the effects of increasing the state tax rate on cigarettes.  In doing this, I have estimated the effects of state cigarette tax rates on state cigarette prices.  After controlling for several other factors, I have […]

As I discuss in my Health Economics class, hospitals are, in most places, the largest employers of nurses.  With the nursing profession still dominated by women, often as second earners in their household, nurses tend to be less mobile than many other professionals.  In addition, in many communities there are few hospitals within commuting distance, […]

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