Human nature and judicial interpretation of equal employment law
Federal equal employment law is fundamentally economic and relatively straightforward in nature. Research indicates that federal judge rulings on equal employment law appear to follow sharp regional lines. Rulings in the region around the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, and in the region around Chicago, IL, follow separate, distinctive and nearly opposing schools of thought. These regional differences on equal employment law are therefore analyzed within the context of social identity theory.
Publication Name: Managerial & Decision Economics
Limit laws for non-additive probabilities and their frequentist interpretation
The classic Ellsberg Paradox is used to examine limit theorems for non-additive probabilities under subjective conditions. Results show that under non-additive conditions, a decision-maker (DM) perceives limit frequency of drawing red balls given in the paradox to a specific interval, although the DM is unable to assign its value to a single number. The result indicates a non-additive extension of Kolmogorov's Strong Law of Large Numbers and a frequentist interpretation of limit laws.
Publication Name: Journal of Economic Theory
Nature's Curse, Man's Folly
Prolonged drought means that the countries of southern Africa will have to import food. The maize crop is a disaster. Food aid will have to be used for countries which cannot afford to buy. Distribution is a problem. Graphs illustrate production and imports.
Publication Name: Economist
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