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Author: Francois G. Christen
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: santa, clara, county, city, neighborhood, preference, home, citizen
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Part of the San Jose project in which Stefflre Associates, Inc., a market research firm, designed and implemented attitude surveys for the RAND Urban Policy Analysis Group. RAND then analyzed the data. The objectives were to understand and characterize how people in Santa Clara County perceive different living environments and to answer questions about the impact of rapid growth on citizens' attit......
Author: Leandro Siqueira Carvalho
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: preference, time, poverty
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This paper estimates the time preference of poor households in rural Mexico. It uses data from a program that randomly assigned communities to treatment and control and paid transfers to poor households in treatment communities. The randomization implies that differences in consumption between control and treatment households are due to the program. A buffer-stock model predicts how the response o......
Authors: Peter Burge, Chong Woo Kim, Charlene Rohr
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: modelling, demand, support, rail, surveys, speed, stated, distance, travel, britain, preference
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The UK Department for Transport has developed a model to predict passenger demand for long-distance travel that will be used to examine a number of policy interventions, including demand for high-speed rail.As part of the model development, a stated preference study was undertaken to examine the propensity of those making long distance trips to switch to high-speed rail and to provide key paramete......
ISBN: 1610162366, 9781610162364
Author: Jeffrey M. Herbener
Source: mises.org
Keywords: interest, theory, preference, time
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It’s about time. Really! An entire book fleshing out the pure time-preference theory of interest has finally been assembled. The present crop of Keynesians play with interest rates believing they can create prosperity without a sound theoretical basis for how the market determines rates. It is the Austrian insight that present goods have a higher value than future goods, while the followers of L......
Authors: Cathy D. Sherbourne, Emmett B. Keeler, Jurgen Unutzer, Leslie A. Lenert, Kenneth B. Wells
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: state, preferences, health, current, patients, relationship
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This article explores age differences in preferences for current health states, which is one way to measure trade-offs between "quantity of life" and the "quality" of those health states. Data are from 17,707 adult outpatients visiting 46 primary care, managed care practices. Patient preferences (utility) for their current health were assessed by standard gamble and time trade-off methods. Althoug......
ISBN: 083303913X, 9780833039132
Authors: Martin C. Libicki, Peter Chalk, Melanie W. Sisson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: preferences, targeting, terrorist, exploring
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Al Qaeda, the jihadist network personified by Osama bin laden, seeks a restored caliphate free of Western influence. It uses terror as its means. But how does terrorism serve the ends of al Qaeda? Understanding its strategic logic might suggest what U.S. targets it may seek to strike and why.This monograph posits four hypotheses to link means and ends. The coercion hypothesis suggests that terrori......
Authors: Ellyn S. Bloomfield, Liza Y. Weissler, A. B. Holland
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: expense, limit, premium, relation, files, insurance, preference, codebooks
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The codebooks in this volume describe the contents of two data files from the Health Insurance Experiment, a large social experiment conducted by The RAND Corporation from 1974 to 1982 in six sites across the United States under a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This Note documents the two files in the insurance preference series — survey instruments that gathere......
Authors: Arthur Van Soest, Arie Kapteyn, Julie Zissimopoulos
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: preferences, partial, retirement, full, data, stated, using, analyze
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Structural models explaining retirement decisions of individuals or households in an inter-temporal setting are typically hard to estimate using data on actual retirement decisions, because choice sets are complicated and uncertain and for a large part unobserved by the researcher. This paper describes an experiment in which both perceived retirement opportunities and preferences for retirement ar......
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