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.
Capacity Management and Changing Requirements: Cost Effective Decision Making in an Uncertain World — 2013
Explores other options for dealing with excess Air Force fleet capacity and their relative cost effectiveness.
Presents individuals' relative concerns about homeland security hazards and the attributes which influence those concerns.
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.
Explores the new flows and policy implications of private sector and emerging countries investments of emerging infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Studies obesity prevention efforts at the state level.
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.
Improving Flood Risk Estimates and Mitigation Policies in Coastal Louisiana under Deep Uncertainty — 2013
This dissertation consists of three essays that summarize the author's contributions to the study of flood risk in coastal Louisiana during and following its 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast.
The Influence of Contact with Children, Contact with Healthcare Professionals, and Age on Influenza Vaccine Uptake — 2013
Assesses factors associated with influenza vaccination among several populations, including healthcare professionals, adults who have close contact with children, and young and middle-aged adults.
Explores the effects of employer-provided health insurance on labor market outcomes.
Monopoly and Micro-Irrigation in Smallholder Water Markets: Using Exploratory Modeling to Consider Interactions between Market Structure and Agriculture Technology Subsidies — 2013
Explores the changes water market participants may experience should there be a move to formalize water markets and establish tradable water rights.
Patterns of Creation and Discovery: An Analysis of Defense Laboratory Patenting and Innovation — 2013
Develops a new approach to measuring research and innovation performance using patents by examining the trends in patent filings over time within organizations and within technology classes.
Predicts the effects of climate policies on energy use and the economy using the number of relevant academic journal articles published per month as a proxy for innovation in wind and solar energy.
Studies data from economic development zones in China and their impact on economic growth, technological innovation, exports, and employment.
Seeks to understand the mechanism of a household's decision on child labor and educational investment by proposing a theoretical framework, examining the empirical evidence, and providing policy evaluation and recommendations.
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.