Analyzing Demand Behavior

Author: Douglas R. Bohi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135984905
Format: PDF
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Routledge Companion to Consumer Behavior Analysis

Author: Gordon R. Foxall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317913469
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Routledge Companion to Consumer Behavior Analysis provides a unique and eclectic combination of behavioral, cognitive and environmental perspectives to illuminate the real-world complexities of consumer choice in a marketing-oriented economy. Edited by a leading authority in the field, the contributing authors have created a unique anthology for understanding consumer preference by bringing together the very latest research and thinking in consumer behavior analysis. This comprehensive and innovative volume ranges over a broad multi-disciplinary perspective from economic psychology, behavioral psychology and experimental economics, but its chief focus is on the critical evaluation of consumer choice in the natural settings of affluent, marketing-oriented economies. By focussing on human economic and social choices, which involve social exchange, it explores and reveals the enormous potential of consumer behavior analysis to illuminate the role of modern marketing-oriented business organizations in shaping and responding to consumer choice. This will be of particular interest to academics, researchers and advanced students in marketing, consumer behavior, behavior analysis, social psychology, behavioral economics and behavioral psychology.

Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy

Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080548555
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy Economics examines the current theory and sample current application methods for natural resource and energy economics. This third volume deals primarily with non-renewable resources. It analyzes the economics of energy and minerals, and includes chapters on the economics of environmental policy. The Handbook provides a source, reference and teaching supplement for use by professional researchers and advanced graduate students. The surveys summarize not only received results but also newer developments from recent journal articles and discussion papers.

Workload sensitive Timing Behavior Analysis for Fault Localization in Software Systems

Author: Matthias Rohr
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3738695451
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Software timing behavior measurements, such as response times, often show high statistical variance. This variance can make the analysis difficult or even threaten the applicability of statistical techniques. This thesis introduces a method for improving the analysis of software response time measurements that show high variance. Our approach can find relations between timing behavior variance and both trace shape information and workload intensity information. This relation is used to provide timing behavior measurements with virtually less variance. This can make timing behavior analysis more robust (e.g., improved confidence and precision) and faster (e.g., less simulation runs and shorter monitoring period). The thesis contributes TracSTA (Trace-Context-Sensitive Timing Behavior Analysis) and WiSTA (Workload-Intensity-Sensitive Timing Behavior Analysis). TracSTA uses trace shape information (i.e., the shape of the control flow corresponding to a software operation execution) and WiSTA uses workload intensity metrics (e.g., the number of concurrent software executions) to create context-specific timing behavior profiles. Both the applicability and effectiveness are evaluated in several case studies and field studies. The evaluation shows a strong relation between timing behavior and the metrics considered by TracSTA and WiSTA. Additionally, a fault localization approach for enterprise software systems is presented as application scenario. It uses the timing behavior data provided by TracSTA and WiSTA for anomaly detection.

Risky Behavior among Youths

Author: Jonathan Gruber
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226309975
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every day young people engage in risky behaviors that affect not only their immediate well-being but their long-term health and safety. These well-honed essays apply diverse economic analyses to a wide range of unsafe activities, including teen drinking and driving, smoking, drug use, unprotected sex, and criminal activity. Economic principles are further applied to mental health and performance issues such as teenage depression, suicide, nutritional disorders, and high school dropout rates. Together, the essays yield notable findings: price and regulatory incentives are critical determinants of high-risk behavior, suggesting that youths do apply some sort of cost/benefit calculation when making decisions; the macroeconomic environment in which those decisions are made matters greatly; and youths who pursue high-risk behaviors are significantly more likely to engage in similar behaviors as adults. This important volume provides both a key data source for public policy makers and a clear affirmation of the usefulness of economic analysis to our understanding of risky behavior.

The Behavioral and Welfare Analysis of Consumption

Author: Federico Perali
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402075186
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Behavioral and Welfare Analysis of Consumption covers a wide range of applications using modern parametric and nonparametric econometric techniques related to the behavioural and welfare analysis of consumption. The applications measuring the cost of children, equity and poverty in Colombia are based on the theoretical developments presented in literature during the 1990's. The Behavioral and Welfare Analysis of Consumption places special emphasis on the treatment of demographic characteristics and the interpretation of their effects both in demand and welfare analysis related to the estimation of equivalence scales, social welfare functions and micro-simulations of poverty. The Behavioral and Welfare Analysis of Consumption is a comprehensive and up-to-date reference intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in the applied fields of consumption economics, welfare economics, development economics and applied econometrics. The contents of the book may be of use also to institutions in the implementation of applied welfare policies of both developed and less developed countries and the analysis of household surveys in general.