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THE EFFECT OF STATE LAWS MANDATING ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS ON EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES: EVIDENCE FROM ARKANSAS
This dissertation consists of two essays on the impact of state-mandated Advanced Placement (AP) programs in public high schools on student outcomes. In the first essay, I examine the effects of a 2004 state-mandate in ...
Essays on Sovereign Debt and Default
This dissertation is comprised of two essays focused on the central theme of sovereign default. In the first essay, I detail a method to improve forecasting models of sovereign default by evaluating the impact of a country's ...
A SYNTHESIS OF COMMERCE AND CHRISTIANITY IN FREDERIC BASTIAT
The 19th century French thinker Frédéric Bastiat is widely known for his strong economic positions in favor of free trade and individual liberty. I argue that these ideas must be studied alongside Bastiat’s core religious ...