David Vitt

David Vitt
Farmingdale State College | SUNY Farmingdale · Economics

PhD Economics

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11
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11 Research Items
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Introduction
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - present
Farmingdale State College
Position
  • Professor
August 2011 - June 2016
Florida International University
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
August 2011 - July 2016
Florida International University
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (11)
Working Paper
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We quantify the impact of transferring productivity-enhancing military surplus equipment to law enforcement on suicide and mortality in the United States. Our strategy relies on federal budget allocations to military within a state to instrument for the value of equipment transferred to law enforcement within the state. We find evidence that the av...
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The objective of this study is to quantify the impact of public investment in space programs on the regional economic activity in the areas host to the program launch operations. I implement an econometric strategy that takes the timing of the Shuttle program retirement as a natural experiment to investigate the role of public investment in space a...
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With a growing debate over tighter firearm regulations, we consider an important social consequence of increased firearm access: increased firearm suicides. Using data from the federal criminal background check system, we consider the impact of firearm ownership on firearm suicide rates. To deal with concerns of identification, we instrument for fi...
Research
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We estimate the impact of international competition on suicide and stress related mortality in the United States. Our strategy uses product level Customs data to isolate "pure" transport cost shocks via hedonic regression. We use these plausibly exogenous transport cost shocks to instrument for variation in county level exposure to international co...
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I address the degree to which variation in exposure to e-commerce is associated with establishment entry and exit in the retail industry at the county level. To measure exposure to e-commerce, I rely on within-state variation in relative search frequency for the phrase “amazon prime” as reported by Google Trends. To generate exogenous variation in...
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The objective of this study is to quantify the impact of public investment in space programs on the regional economic activity in the areas host to the program launch operations. I implement an econometric strategy that takes the timing of the Shuttle program retirement as a natural experiment to investigate the role of public investment in space a...
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I exploit the ``perfect ledger'' feature of Bitcoin to find the degree to which Bitcoin-to-fiat exchangeactivity is associated with increased user-to-user transactions on the Bitcoin network with two distinct but complementary methodologies.First,I use an instrumental variable strategy to estimate the elasticity of user-to-user Bitcoin transaction...

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Projects (4)
Project
The goal is to deepen our understanding of the empirical relationship between e-commerce and the retail industry. This can be related to the impact on employment, market structure, productivity, etc.