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    ABSTRACT: Simultaneity complicates the estimation of the causal effect of police on crime. We overcome this obstacle by focusing on a mass layoff of Oregon State Police in February of 2003. Due solely to budget cuts, 35 percent of the roadway troopers were laid off, which dramatically reduced citations. The subsequent decrease in enforcement is associated with a significant increase in injuries and fatalities. The effects are similar using control groups chosen either geographically or through data-driven methods. Our estimates suggest that a highway fatality can be prevented with $309,000 of expenditures on state police.
    American Economic Journal Economic Policy 12/2014; 6(2):231-257. DOI:10.2139/ssrn.1940134
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    ABSTRACT: The transition metal-catalyzed hydration of nitriles is an efficient route to amides, which are important synthetic building blocks. Many heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts have been explored for this reaction, but there are drawbacks to each type of catalyst. Nanoparticle (NP) catalysis is a potential bridge between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis, frequently combining the easy separation of heterogeneous catalysts with the tunability of homogeneous catalysts. Although the field of NP catalysts is relatively new, NP catalysts have been explored for a variety of reactions, including a number of nitrile hydration reactions. This review makes a thorough assessment of these nitrile hydration reactions.
    Coordination Chemistry Reviews 11/2014; 280. DOI:10.1016/j.ccr.2014.07.029
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to determine if there are gender differences among elementary school-aged students in regard to the inferences they generate during reading. Fourth-grade students (130 females; 126 males) completed think-aloud tasks while reading one practice and one experimental narrative text. Females generated a larger number and a greater proportion of reinstatement inferences than did males (Cohen’s d = .34, p = .01; Cohen’s d = .26, p = .04, respectively). In contrast, there was no evidence for gender differences in other types of think-aloud responses. These findings suggest that males and females differ in their use of cognitive processes that underlie reading comprehension, particularly with respect to the likelihood of retrieval of information from episodic memory.
    Journal of Research in Reading 11/2014; 27(4):356-374. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9817.2012.01531.x


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