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Why the Renminbi Might be Overvalued (But Probably Isn't)
The authors find that some approaches for evaluating China's renminbi imply substantial underevaluation, while others imply little or none, and other methods indicate slight overevaluation.
Knowledge of Child Support Policy Rules: How Little We Know
People participating in a demonstration project on Wisconsin child support and welfare had little knowledge about child support policy rules. This research, one of the few that examine how much individuals know about ...
What Matters for Financial Development? Capital Controls, Institutions, and Interactions
The authors examine links between capital account liberalization, legal and institutional development and financial development. They explore financial opening and equity market development, whether opening the goods ...
Child Support in the United States: An Uncertain and Irregular Income Source?
While most mothers with child-support orders receive support, the amount they receive varies substantially, the researchers find upon examining the situations of 14,729 Wisconsin mothers with new child support ...
How Far Has the Dollar Fallen?
The extent of the dollar's decline relative to its peak in 2002 depends upon the composition of the basket of currencies used in calculating the dollars value. Further, the appropriate index depends upon the question ...
SCHIP Expansion and Parental Coverage: An Evaluation of Wisconsin's BadgerCare
In the wake of the expansion of Wisconsin's public health-insurance program, this research explores the extent to which a program like Wisconsin's BadgerCare reduces the proportion of the low-income population without ...
Bureaucratic Red Tape and Organizational Performance: Testing the Moderating Role of Culture and Political Support
While targeting bureaucratic red tape is a component of most real-world efforts to improve the effectiveness of government agencies, academic work has not attempted to understand and develop the implications of ...
A Primer on Real Effective Exchange Rates: Determinants, Overvaluation, Trade Flows and Competitive Devaluation
The author discusses alternative measures of effective exchange rates in the context of their theoretical underpinnings and actual construction. Focusing on contemporary indices and recently developed econometric ...
Assessing the Use of Econometric Analysis in Estimating the Costs of Meeting State Education Accountability Standards: Lessons from Texas
This assessment examines two methodologies to determine whether school districts have sufficient funds to meet accountability standards in Texas. One of the methodologies found the funds to be insufficient, while the ...
Enhancing Criminal Sentencing Options in Wisconsin: The State and County Correctional Partnership
The State and County Correctional Partnership proposes providing Wisconsin counties with annual block grants and imposing fees for state prison time served by felons who commit less serious crimes. This policy change ...