Contributions to Economic Analysis, Volume 231:International Comparisons of Prices, Output and Productivity
The United States Coast Guard uses pooled time series analysis to develop a ship and aviation fuel requirement forecasting model. Given the volatility of aviation fuel prices and the USAF dependency on foreign oil, alternative fuel sources are a serious consideration and require forecasting models when conducting comparison studies. This research uses the Coast Guard´s methodology to develop an Air Force aviation fuel requirements model for the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA). By pooling 1,442 historical consumption time series data points, two regression models are developed that predict aviation fuel requirements in gallons. The remaining 356 randomly excluded data points are then used to validate the two regression models. The research shows that 100 percent of the least squares estimated gallons consumed fell within a 95 percent confidence interval for the single and the sub macro-level models. However, the single and sub macro-level models are fundamentally flawed as both fail the underlying linear regression assumptions of normality, constant variance, and independence. Although the research produces two models that predict aviation fuel requirements well, the application of either the single or sub macro-level models are discourage without proper understanding of the underlying statistics provided.
International Comparisons of Prices of Cotton Cloth:January, 1919-March, 1920 (Classic Reprint) Harvard University
On the Comparison of Price and Quantity Competition:What Type of Competition is most preferred? Jill Thinnes
Econometric Modeling of Exchange Rate Determinants:A Comparison of Market Classifications Using the Sticky-Price Monetary Theory Richard Floyd Works
Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: With the coming into force of Directive 97/55/EC, one of the issues that arose was as to how EU Member States will choose to implement the provisions concerning admissibility of comparative advertising. This dissertation will focus on the Directives transposition into English and German law with special regard to price comparisons, each model of implementation being situated at the extreme end of the scale. English law, having traditionally supported comparative advertising now has had to face a much stricter approach put forward by the Directive. We shall enquire into the extent to which, in absence of an English law of unfair competition, s.10(6) of the 1994 Trade Marks Act, the torts of passing off and injurious falsehood, and the British Code of Advertising provide for compliance in that sphere. German law, on the other hand, having long opposed comparative advertising, has readily incorporated Directive 97/55 into 2 and 3 of its 1909 Act Against Unfair Competition (UWG). German literature on the Acts compliance with the Directive has been widespread and the respective analysis will thus be limited to assessing opinions of academics, lawyers, judges, and members of the German government. I then compared those two models of implementation from the wider angle of the civil law/common law divide and general principles underlying Community law, before finally making proposals for amendments and assessing the impact the Directive had on each national law system. Effectively, German law has thus, in my view, provided for implementation to a fuller extent, as well as being the Member State which has felt the Directives impact much more strongly than England. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents: Introduction1 Chapter 1.The Law of Comparative Advertising in England7 1.1Rejection of a Law of Unfair Competition9 1.2The Law of Comparative Advertising11 1.3Implementation of Directive 97/55/EC14 Chapter 2.The Law of Comparative Advertising in Germany22 2.1The Law of Unfair Competition under the 1909 Act Against Unfair Competition22 2.2Implementation of Directive 97/55/EC26 Chapter 3.Analysis: Implementation of Directive 97/55/EC in England and Germany compared33 Conclusion43 Annex47 Bibliography47 Table of cases52 Statutory material53
Even skilled salespeople buckle in tough selling situations - getting defensive with prospects who challenge them on price or too quickly caving to discount pressure. Those are examples the fight-or-flight response - something salespeople learn to avoid when they build their emotional intelligence. Studies have shown that emotional intelligence (EI) is a strong indicator of success. In Emotional Intelligence for Sales Success, sales trainer and expert Colleen Stanley shows how closely EI is tied to sales performance and how salespeople can sharpen their skills to maximize results. Listeners will discover:How to increase impulse control for better questioning and listeningThe EI skills related to likability and trustHow empathy leads to bigger sales conversations and more effective solutionsHow emotional intelligence can improve prospecting effortsThe EI skills shared by top sales producersAnd much more Emotional intelligence plays a vital role at every stage of the sales process, from business development to closing the deal. When customers can get product information and price comparisons online, the true differentiator is the ability to deftly solve problems and build relationships - EI territory! ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Lyn Landon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000830de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Masters Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: A, , course: Agric Economics, language: English, abstract: This study examined the dynamism of price movement between markets and its implication on pricing efficiency in maize markets. Primary data were collected using interview guides. A total of 240 respondents were selected using stratified random sampling technique in 6 rural and 6 urban markets in Ogun State. Weekly retail prices of yellow and white maize for five years (January 1999-December 2003) were analysed using the Bivariate Cointegration test and the Granger causality test to detect the presence and level of price integration. In Ogun State, domestic production of maize increased by 9 percent a year between 1990 - 2001. Although the growth in maize production may be attributed to cultivating more crop area and/or the adoption of improved open pollinated and hybrid maize varieties which provide the major stimulus for increased yield on the average. Annual growth rate of maize yields was 9.08 percent during 1990 - 2001. Most of the growth came from yellow maize, which increased at 8.92 percent annually, compared with 3.57 percent for white maize. In comparison with other states in South-West however, the Ogun state average yield of 1.41 metric tons per hectare is the lowest. i.How integrated are the maize markets in the study area? ii.Are there evidences of lead-lag relationship among spatial maize markets in Ogun State? iii.Are there evidences of communication of information to integrate spatial markets? iv.How long does it take information to become common knowledge across spatially dispersed markets (temporal effect)? v.Are the market systems competitive or not?
One renowned and frequently researched anomaly over the last two decades is the weather effect, more precisely, the impact of weather on stock market returns. The extensive literature on the weather effect fails to converge towards a unique, systematic and robust relationship between the weather, and the stock market. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to explain the contradictory results in the literature by testing whether stock prices are affected by the weather in a significantly different manner depending on the level of market development, and explaining how this difference behaves over time. In order to test for this, city-by-city, pooled and binary regressions are employed using data of 10 developed, and 10 emerging countries over the period 1996-2011 by using two different means of seasonal adjustment.
Master´s Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Computer Science - Commercial Information Technology, grade: Merit, University of Westminster, course: Business Administration, 52 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Over the last 15 years, the Internet industry has developed at the double. Hence, it is hardly surprising that the advancement of Internet caught up with the real estate industry. Many critics have argued that the Internet is not incorporated yet into the daily business of the real estate industry. Moreover, these critics state that the potential is not exploited enough and many promises are unused. The analysis of the progress of two different countries in Europe may be valuable to provide a summary concerning the evolution of the digital environment in the real estate industry. The purpose of this report is to present the advancement and progress of the online real estate markets in Germany and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, it is the aim to contrast the consistencies and disparities. Finally, the different approaches of Germany and the United Kingdom will be highlighted and evaluated. In order to secure an adequate methodology being used, a comparative case study is integrated and particular elements are shown and contrasted to form a picture of the situation of the online real estate market. The results indicate the advancement of the German online real estate market. Although the online real estate industry was going fine over the last years, a definite lack of usability and information aspects is in plain view. Crucial website elements were left out all or part on certain online real estate homepages. Due to this characteristic the online advancement in Germany can be defined as underdeveloped. Moreover, the real estate market has stagnated over the last years regarding the price development. This fact is one of the reasons Internet and real estate is not attached the importance that it is intended to be. In comparison, the United Kingdom shows strongly more advancement in the last years and due to that the level of Internet connected to real estate industry is fairly high. Additionally, the prices of real estate increased over the last years and a market turnaround is not foreseen yet. Consequently, it is attached more value to the Internet technology and the development is very much supported by the real estate companies.
A new collection of songs, sonnets and lyric poems that focus on love in the widest sense, encompassing relationships of all kinds. This volume includes Ronsard´s famous sonnets to Helene, Dorthy Parker´s sardonic reflections on men and Anne Bradstreet´s touching poem To My Husband. Shakespeare is here, of course, and Burns, whose comparison of his love to a red, red rose remains one of the most celebrated of all poetic similes. Love Songs and Sonnets includes a variety of delights by everyone from Thomas Wyatt to Langston Hughes, from Aphra Behn to John Updike.