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Wise, Andrew

Works: 50 works in 55 publications in 2 languages and 114 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Interactive multimedia  Fiction  Pictorial works  Conference papers and proceedings  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PR2828.A2, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Andrew Wise
Animal adaptations( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Counselor Tom and his team of campers as they learn about how animals adapt in order to survive in their habitats
Observations in the art of English poesie, 1602 by Thomas Campion( Book )

1 edition published in 1602 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much ado about nothing by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1600 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Claudio has fallen for the lovely heiress Hero. The path to the alter seems smooth until the evil Don John decides to intervene."
Christs teares ouer Ierusalem : VVhereunto is annexed, a comparatiue admonition to London. By Tho. Nashe by Thomas Nash( Book )

2 editions published between 1593 and 1594 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising & marketing law : Thursday 28 February 2008, Grace Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000 by Advertising and Marketing Law( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings and notes for a seminar held on Thursday 14 March 2013, at the Grace Hotel, 77 York Street Sydney
Sint Joris Mis by Herman Finkers( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does the Application of Benford's Law Reliably Identify Fraud on Election Day? by Michelle Brown( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attempt to bring mathematical certainty to uncertain situations, some have tried developing "election forensics" tools as a way of evaluating the quality of an election. Most election forensics tools involve applying statistical methods and underlying mathematical principles to official election results. One such tool is the application of Benford's Law to election results. In this paper, I use election data from the lowest level, that of polling station, to assess whether Benford's Law, as applied to the distribution of second-digits in vote count data, is an appropriate tool for detecting fraud. Unfortunately, my analysis shows that Benford's Law is an unreliable tool. And, as one applies more sophisticated methods of estimation, the results become increasingly inconsistent. Worse still, when compared with observational data, the application of Benford's Law frequently predicts fraud where none has occurred
The Comparative Effects of Foreign Aid by Jeffrey Bonds Lopez( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis uses ordinary least squares fixed effects regression to estimate and compare the relative effects of economic aid, military aid, and development aid on measures of security, development, and economic growth. The model is applied to panel data--data organized by country and year--compiled from the World Bank's World Development Indicators and Penn World Tables. Fixed effects are used in order to control for country level differences and annual changes in the data. The author finds that economic aid in the form of foreign direct investment has a large positive association with economic outcomes. This may be due to the increasingly endogenous relationship between foreign direct investment and economic growth. Contrary to common justifications for military support, the analysis finds that military aid increases the severity of conflict by increasing battle related deaths. Lastly, the model fails to find a significant impact associated with development aid. Although economic, development, and military aid continue to be used to accomplish important strategic, political, and humanitarian objectives, the ability of economic and development aid to accomplish policy goals remains unclear
Measuring the Impact of the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit by Adam Fernandes( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the effect of the First Time Homebuyer tax credit included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the Washington, D.C. real estate market. By using sales data from periods before, during, and after the tax credit eligibility period, I am able to estimate the impact of the credit on individual sales prices, total sales volume, and the total dollar value of the market. My analysis consistently finds the tax credit had no meaningful impact on the increasing either individual sales prices or the overall market. Given this conclusion, I give several recommendations for a more meaningful and targeted federal homeownership policy
Church and State: The Role of Each in Fostering Civic and Community Participation by Christina Radossi( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study looks at the relationship between religion, government and individuals' tendencies to vote and otherwise participate in their communities. In order to understand the separate influences that religion and government each have on civic participation, I use a probit regression that includes demographic controls, measures of religiosity and religious participation and a measure of the level of state government effort to facilitate voting and voter registration. The dependent variable in this case is a measure of individuals' voting behavior in the 2008 presidential election. To analyze the relationship between religion, government and community participation, which I define as organizational membership, I use an OLS regression with the same variables but with a new dependent variable that is a continuous measure of an individual's organizational membership. I find the following: 1) that including measures of an individual's attention to, knowledge of and interest in political campaigns positively affects one's voting behavior; 2) that results vary depending on the particular type of religiosity measure used, and thus that researchers should pay attention to the distinctions between different measures in future research; and 3) that religion has a strong effect on both whether an individual voted in the 2008 election and the number of organizations of which that individual is a member
An Empirical Study to Assess the Effectiveness of U.S. Fiscal Policy by Ahmet Kurt( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As did many advanced economies, the U.S. economy experienced severe economic problems in 2008 and 2009, and the effects continue. In response to the global financial crisis, the U.S. government relied on a large fiscal stimulus package, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), to restore the economy. The governments of some U.S. states also increased their spending with the same purpose. As distinct from many recent studies, which evaluate the effectiveness of fiscal stimulus packages, using cross-country panel data sets, this study examines the effectiveness of these measures, using state level economic and budgetary data and data on ARRA contributions to each state. In relation to the effect of total ARRA spending on economic growth, I find statistically and economically significant positive results in both the state fixed effect and the ordinary least square models. However, when I break down the total ARRA spending into subcategories, while I find a stronger positive effect for the tax benefits, I get statistically significant negative coefficients on the entitlements and the state budget deficits in some regressions. I also find statistically insignificant results regarding the other ARRA subcategory, the contract, grants and loans
Legitimacy and Law Enforcement: The Counterinsurgency Against Gang Crime in the United States by James Phillip Fox( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City gangs within the United States have evolved in the past several decades to become sophisticated organizations with clear objectives beyond random crimes and territorial protection. Upon returning from a couple of tours in Iraq, I discovered the manner in which gangs recruit and gain support from local communities is comparable to the activities of insurgent groups in Iraq and Afghanistan. If this observation is true, then combating gang crime is an exercise similar to counterinsurgency. Therefore, it involves a combination of conventional law enforcement and community engagement approximating non-lethal counterinsurgency methods. These outreach initiatives can supplement law enforcement by fostering a sense of inclusion and legitimacy of governance, law, and order in the eyes of the target populations, thereby targeting the gangs' pool of recruitment and support. This paper evaluates the effect of community investment and social inclusion for reducing domestic gang crime by illustrating the similarities between street gang activity in the US and insurgent activity in troubled states. I examine whether and how community policing influences gang crime and find that some of the initiatives by federal, state, local, and tribal governments to invest in community engagement have a significant influence on the number of incidents classified as gang crimes. The results indicate that this subject matter warrants further research
Effects of Mobile Banking on Microfinance Institution Performance in Kenya by Amanda Gant( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My paper appears to be the first regression-based study looking at the intersection between microfinance performance and mobile banking instituted at the MFI level. Through ordinary least squares regressions analysis I examine the effect that mobile banking has on the microfinance institutions in Kenya. My results suggest that mobile banking has no significant effect on loan repayment. The results, however, show statistically significant effects that raise the cost of personnel and of operating MFIs. Mobile banking is also related to MFIs with a deeper outreach level, as measured by average loan balance per borrower
National Origin Disparities in the New York City Police Department's Stop-and-Frisk Practices since 9/11 by Katherine E Florio( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last two decades, the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) practice of stop-and-frisk has been the subject of intense public debate and litigation for its disproportionate impact on minorities. In 2013, United States District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled in Floyd v. City of New York that NYPD's stop-and-frisk policies violated the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures and the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. Judge Scheindlin's decision relied heavily on evidence of the disparate impact of stop-and-frisk on black and Hispanic pedestrians. Similarly, all academic and policy analysis of potential biases in NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices to date has focused on these two minority groups. This paper expands this body of research by evaluating the effect of stop-and-frisk on individuals from certain national origins. Specifically, my research focuses on nationalities that have been classified as "ancestries of interest" (AOI) by NYPD since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. According to media reports, NYPD has focused its post-9/11 counter-terrorism surveillance programs on neighborhoods in the city with concentrated populations of individuals from twenty-eight AOI. These AOI are comprised of national ancestries from predominately Muslim countries. Using NYPD stop-and-frisk data from 2003 through 2011, I test whether the AOI population in a police precinct is a statistically significant predictor of the annual number of stops in the precinct while controlling for crime rates, other demographic characteristics--including gender, age, race, and the foreign-born population--and socio-economic indicators. I find a positive, statistically significant relationship between the AOI population and the number of annual stops in a police precinct. These results suggest that NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk has disparately impacted AOI individuals and that the city should consider national origin, in addition to race, as it works to reduce the potential for bias in stop-and-frisk practices moving forward
Energy and Women's Economic Empowerment: Rethinking the Benefits of Improved Cookstove Use in Rural India by Rabea Ihsan Sheikh( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International development organizations have recently ramped up efforts to promote the use of improved cookstoves (ICS) in developing countries, aiming to reduce the harmful environmental and public health impacts of the burning of biomass for cooking and heating. I hypothesize that ICS use also has additional benefits--economic and social benefits--that can contribute to women's economic empowerment in the developing world. To explore the relationship between ICS use and women's economic empowerment, I use Ordinary Least Squares and Logit models based on data from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) to analyze differences between women living in households that use ICS and those living in homes that use traditional cookstoves. My regression results reveal that ICS use has a statistically significant and negative effect on the amount of time women and girls spend on fuel collection and a statistically significant and positive effect on the likelihood of women's participation in side businesses, but does not have a statistically significant effect on the likelihood of lost productivity. My analysis shows promise that in addition to health and environmental benefits, fuel-efficient cooking technologies can also have social and economic impacts that are especially beneficial to women. It is my hope that the analysis provided in this paper will be used to further the dialogue about the importance of women's access to modern energy services in the fight to improve women's living standards in the developing world
The Impact of Imports in the U.S. Labor Market, A Comparison of the Top Three U.S. Trading Partners: Mexico, Canada, and China by Porfirio Diaz Gonzalez Basurto( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper examines the effect of U.S. imports from Mexico on state-level unemployment rates compared to imports from Canada and China. Given the high degree of economic integration between the U.S. with Mexico and Canada, and the high degree of domestic content in imports from these countries, I expect a positive relationship with local employment. In contrast, the low level of domestic content from Chinese imports should negatively affect local market outcomes. The results suggest that imports from Canada and China have an effect consistent with my hypothesis such that trade between countries that share production is associated with lower unemployment while imports from countries that mostly trade final goods have an adverse effect on unemployment rates. Results from Mexico are inconsistent with this hypothesis. Despite having almost 40 percent of U.S. content, imports from Mexico have a similar effect as imports from China and are associated with higher state-level unemployment rates. I conclude that the large wage differential between the U.S and Mexico continues to be the main driver behind the effect of imports on the labor market. As Mexican wages begin to rise, production sharing will become the driver of the effect between imports and employment rates
William Alablasters [sic] seven motvies [sic] removed and confuted by John Racster( Book )

1 edition published in 1598 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

State-Level Renewable Portfolio Standards: Evaluating Their Effectiveness in Increasing Renewable Electricity Generation and Reducing Carbon Emissions by Matthew J Denneny( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The renewable portfolio standard (RPS) is a key state-level policy instrument meant to encourage renewable energy development and address climate change by mandating increased electricity generation from low-carbon renewable sources. In analyzing the effectiveness of RPS policies, I hypothesize that these policies should increase renewable electricity generation and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation. Additionally, I hypothesize that more stringent RPS policies should allow for greater increases in renewable energy generation and larger declines in CO2 emissions. To test these hypotheses, I use pooled and fixed effects models to examine how RPS policies play a role in affecting renewable electricity generation and CO2 emissions. My results suggest that these policies increase electricity generation from renewable sources and that the stringency of these policies matters. However, the results are mixed in regard to their effectiveness in reducing CO2 emissions. These findings suggest that RPS policies as they are now may not be the best way to reduce CO2 emissions. Other policies that more directly target emissions may be necessary for states to see the emissions reductions they desire
The RMB USD Exchange Rate and Its Association with Bilateral Trade by Mi Lu( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Renminbi (RMB) and U.S. dollar (USD) exchange rate and its association with China-U.S. bilateral trade has been a hot issue of debate on both sides of the Pacific for many years. This paper tests the hypothesis that variance of the RMB/USD exchange rate has an association with the bilateral trade deficit. Previous studies' conclusions fall into two opposite camps, with some scholars arguing that the exchange rate has nothing to do with the trade deficit, while other scholars insist it does, at least in the long term. The regression model in my thesis finds that the federal funds rate plays a key role in determining the trade deficit. Based on the findings, I offer different policy recommendations to the U.S. Congress, the Federal Reserve, and Peoples' Bank of China at the end of the paper
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Wise, Andrew 15th/16th cent

Wise, Andrewe active 15th century-16th century

Wise, Androw active 15th century-16th century

Wyse, Andrew.

Wythes, Andrew.

Wythes, Andrew active 15th century-16th century

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