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Blame the Switchman? Russian Railways Restructuring After Ten Years  

Russell Pittman

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
The Russian economy relies on the freight railways to an extraordinary degree. In 2001, after years of debate, the Russian government adopted an ambitious plan to transform this vertically ... More

Capitalism as A Mixed Economic System  

Richard R. Nelson

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article argues that the conception and norms of capitalism, in particular the faith that market organization is the best way to govern economic activity, are much more unified and ... More

The Economics of Casino Taxation  

John E. Anderson

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter examines how governments in many nations and regions tax casino gambling and also considers the economic effects of that taxation. The first section analyzes the nature of ... More

The Economics Of Lotteries: A Survey Of The Literature  

Kent Grote and Victor A. Matheson

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter surveys the literature on the economics of lotteries and is organized around two central themes. The first section examines the microeconomic aspects of lotteries, including ... More

Economics of the Military-Industrial Complex  

Steven Rosefielde

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
Western intelligence always has underestimated Russia’s military-industrial potential. Russia’s weapons production capacity in 1937 vastly exceeded Germany’sand had various technological ... More

Economics of the Olympics  

Peter Dawson

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter provides an overview of the literature on the impact of the Olympics. In addition, empirical findings relating to the announcement effect associated with the Olympics are ... More

Economics of the Super Bowl  

Victor A. Matheson

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter highlights a time series of comparative advertising revenue and ticket prices in secondary markets for the preeminent event in American sports: the National Football League ... More

The Economics of the World Cup  

Rob Simmons and Christian Deutscher

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter examines the method by which host countries are selected by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) for the rights to organize the World Cup finals, and also ... More

How Does Implementation of a Smoking Ban Affect Gaming?  

John C. Navin, Timothy S. Sullivan, and Warren D. Richards

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter reviews the literature on gaming and the restriction of smoking and then examines data on the riverboat casino market in the Illinois portion of the St. Louis Metropolitan ... More

Multiplier Effects and Local Economic Impact  

Peter Von Allmen

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article investigates the multiplier model in the context of the local impact of expenditures on sports infrastructure. There are two fundamental reasons for the lack of empirical ... More

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