Meet the 2012 PRGS Graduates
Our 2012 graduates include Richard Bowman, Elizabeth Brown, Myles Collins, Claudia Diaz, Diana Dunham-Scott, John Fei, Adam Gailey, Sarah Gaillot, Kenneth Grosselin, Jianhui Hu, Alexis Huynh, Florencia Jaureguiberry, Ryan Keefe, Aaron Martin, Carl Matthies, Benjamin Mundell, Sean O'Neill, Jordan Ostwald, Sarah Outcault, K. Kartika Palar, Chung Pham, Brooke Stearns Lawson, Jeffery Tanner, and Brian Weatherford. (Not pictured: Brandon Dues, Thomas Edison, Emre Erkut, Eric Jesse, Ki-Tae Park, David Schulker, Yuyan Shi, Farrukh Suvankulov, and Zhen Wang.)
Dissertations by the 2012 Graduates
Can Economic Openness Inspire Better Corporate Governance? An Exploration of the Link between Openness and Corporate Governance based on the Asian Experience — 2013
Explores the link between economic openness and companies' corporate governance practices in developing countries.
Eating Better for Less: Effectiveness of Financial Incentives in Modifying Dietary and Grocery Shopping Behavior — 2013
Examines the effectiveness of subsidies in modifying dietary and grocery shopping behavior by evaluating a nationwide price rebate program for healthy food purchases in South Africa.
Fundamental Capability Portfolio Management: A Study of Developing Systems with Implications for Army Research and Development Strategy — 2013
Examines the United States Army's use of capability portfolio management in acquisitions.
Explores the role entrepreneurship plays in the lives of the economically disadvantaged in both India and the United States.
Studies the interactions in Mexico between policies and the increased involvement of children in their parent's income security and well being.
Aims to assist the U.S. Air Force Academy in assessing the value of admission criteria, awarding leadership positions, and designing leadership position experiences.
Expanding the Use of Time/Frequency Difference of Arrival Geolocation in the Department of Defense — 2012
Explores an area in which the Department of Defense can operate "smarter" with its proliferating unmanned aircraft systems fleet.
Food Security, Livelihoods, and Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV: Evidence for Policy in Resource-Limited Settings — 2012
Provides evidence that food assistance, livelihood interventions, and antiretroviral therapy all have a role to play in improving the economic and nutritional well-being of people living with HIV in developing countries.
International Labor Flows: Migration Views from the Migrant, the Receiving-Country Economy, and the Sending-Country Family — 2012
This dissertation covers three topics -- three points of view -- of issues in international migration.
Mileage-Based User Fee Winners and Losers: An Analysis of the Distributional Implications of Taxing Vehicle Miles Traveled, with Projections, 2010-2030 — 2012
Estimates changes in annual vehicle miles traveled in response to changes in the cost of driving that would result from adopting a mileage-based user fee.
Occupational Burnout and Retention of Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Intelligence Personnel — 2012
Explores occupational burnout and retention of Air Force intelligence analysts working in the Distributed Common Ground System.
Addresses long-term care issues facing the elderly in China.
Provides insights into the costs and challenges of providing health care to the elderly population.
Reconsidering California Transport Policies: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in an Uncertain Future — 2012
Applies robust decision methods to evaluate California's transportation policies that considers multiple views of the future, and identifies strategies that consistently reduce emissions at acceptable costs regardless of future conditions.
Explores financial decision-making and outcomes among young adults in the United States in order to inform policies that promote saving and financial security.
Recommends changes that can be made to the structure and management of the Air Force's Force Support officer career field to better align development of functional competencies with positional demand for those competencies.
Provides three distinct analyses addressing labor supply, saving and investment behavior of older workers, in the context of the incentives and constraints they face due to employer and government policies.
Explores and compares how members of the US military, Philippine military and police, and populace of Mindanao understand Islamic beliefs and values.
Aims to broaden understanding of the role of restaurants in the current food environment.
Examines the risk of U.S.-China conflict based on a variety of theoretical works on conflict, applied to the U.S.-China relationship.
Three essays that address some of the challenges associated with improving the flexibility of National Security Space capabilities.
Examines the economics of financial firms, their governance practices, and governance-performance links.
Assesses the security and economic policy responses of a representative sample of Asian states to China between 1992 and 2008.
Developing Stability: Community-Driven Development and Reconstruction in Conflict-Affected Settings — 2011
Tests the hypothesis that development and reconstruction actors can feasibly implement sound development and reconstruction across a relatively wide spectrum of conflict, but varying levels and natures of violence can affect its delivery.
Diabetes Care in China: Impacts of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) and Insurance on Quality and Utilization — 2011
Explores quality and utilization of diabetes care in China.