James Dobbin Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0833046659, 9780833046659
Author: James Dobbin
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Keywords: provisional, authority, coalition, history, iraq, occupying
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Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authorityby James DobbinPublisher: RAND Corporation 2009ISBN/ASIN: 0833046659ISBN-13: 9780833046659Number of pages: 412Description:The American engagement in Iraq has been looked at from many perspectives — the flawed intelligence that provided the war's rationale, the failed effort to secure an international mandate, the rapid success of th......
Authors: B. F. Goeller, Stanley Charles Abraham, Allan Abrahamse, James H. Bigelow, Joseph G. Bolten, James C. Dehaven, David L. Jaquette, N. A. Katz, T. F. Kirkwood, Robert Petruschell, Tiina Repnau, James P. Stucker, Warren Walker, Louis H. Wegner, Mary E. Vaian
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Keywords: vol, summary, report, netherlands, management, analysis, water, policy
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Summarizes the PAWN project, documented in RAND Notes N-1500/2 to N-1500/20, which designed alternative water management policies for the Netherlands and assessed their consequences.Considers both short- and long-term policies, including building new facilities and changing facility operating rules to improve supply as well as using prices and regulations to reduce user demands.Describes a widely ......
ISBN: 083302843X, 9780833028433
Authors: James A. Dewar, Steven C. Bankes, Sean J. A. Edwards, James C. Wendt
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Keywords: army, century, expandability
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The nonpolitical impediments to expanding today's Army are well understood. The first bottleneck is training, particularly advanced brigade- and division-level training. After there are sufficient trained brigades to man available equipment, the main impediment would become the ability of the industrial base to produce more equipment. The goals of this research were to develop a framework for stud......
Authors: Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith, Arthur Van Soest, James Banks
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Keywords: years, learning, international, differences, retirement, pre, market, status, transitions, labor
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Many western industrialized countries face strong budgetary pressures due to the aging of the baby boom generations and the general trends toward earlier ages of retirement. The authors use the American PSID and the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) to explain differences in prevalence and dynamics of self-reported work disability and labor force status. To that end they specify a two-equa......
Authors: James Banks, Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith, Arthur Van Soest
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Keywords: netherlands, united, states, england, especially, disability, pain, *****, work
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This paper investigates the role of pain in determining self-reported work disability in the U.S., the U.K. and The Netherlands. Even if identical questions are asked, cross-country differences in reported work disability remain substantial. In the U.S. and the Netherlands, respondent evaluations of work limitations of hypothetical persons described in pain vignettes are used to identify the exten......
Authors: James Banks, Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith, Arthur Van Soest
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Keywords: disability, work, comparisons, international
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Self-reported work disability is analyzed in the US, the UK and the Netherlands. Different wordings of the questions lead to different work disability rates. But even if identical questions are asked, crosscountry differences remain substantial. Respondent evaluations of work limitations of hypothetical persons described in vignettes are used to identify the extent to which differences in self-rep......
Authors: B. F. Goeller, James H. Bigelow, James C. Dehaven, William T. Mikolowsky, Robert Petruschell, Barbara M. Woodfill
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Keywords: angeles, region, los, control, alternatives, oxidant, strategy
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This project sought to evaluate strategies for controlling oxidant (smog) in Los Angeles and to investigate their sensitivity to assumptions. Promising strategies for fixed sources, vehicle retrofit and inspection/maintenance, and transportation management were identified and compared.(Transportation management strategies include bus-system improvements, carpooling incentives, and gasoline surtaxe......
Authors: James A. Dewar, James J. Gillogly, Morlie Hammer Graubard
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Keywords: manual, user, coda
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This Note describes how to access and use CODA — a Concept Organization and Development Aid. In general terms, CODA is a computer-file data storage and retrieval system aimed at the specialized needs of an individual researcher or a small group of researchers. It is intended to be used in research that involves a growing, generally textual database and an evolving concept of how those data i......
ISBN: 0833051857, 9780833051851
Authors: Catherine H. Augustine, James Hosek, Ian P. Cook, James Coley
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Keywords: reserve, components, army, shortfall, officer, recommendations, company, grade, analysis
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The U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) both have lower-than-authorized inventories of company-grade officers. Army Reserve Components (RCs) have higher-than-authorized inventories of lieutenants but lower-than-authorized inventories of captains. This monograph addresses the shortfall of captains, explores and confirms the magnitude of the captain shortfall in the Army......
Authors: James Banks, Richard Blundell, Zoe Oldfield, James P. Smith
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Keywords: ladder, housing, volatility, price, house
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This paper investigates the effects of housing price risk on housing choices over the life-cycle. Housing price risk can be substantial but, unlike other risky assets which people can avoid, the fact that most people will eventually own their home creates an insurance demand for housing assets early in life. The authors' contribution is to focus on the importance of home ownership and housing weal......
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