Feler Bose

Feler Bose
Indiana University East | IUE · School of Business & Economics

Ph.D., M.S.M.E

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Additional affiliations
August 2015 - August 2017
Anderson University
Position
  • Professor
August 2008 - August 2015
Alma College
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
August 2003 - December 2007
July 1995 - May 1997

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Publications (49)
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Of all the things that sustain formal religious institutions, none is more essential than material support. Without adequate income, congregations fold, denominations fail, and the faithful flock to greener pastures. Nor is any facet of religious commitment more concrete and quantifiable. People may say all sorts of things about their faith, but th...
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Understanding legal regulation on sexual practices is a field in its infancy. In this paper we analyze the factors driving these sexual regulations using a novel dataset for the U.S. for the years 1990 to 2010. We first introduce the index of sexual regulation (ISR) and then using a spatial lag fixed effects estimator that accounts for spillover ef...
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The paper looks at the recent demonetization exercise that the government of India imposed on its people. The demonetization exercise was marketed from a Public Interest perspective as a way to eliminate corruption, increase the tax base and to fight terrorism. However, the Public Choice perspective brings out the political self-interest involved i...
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There are currently four national models to treat opioid addiction. These models use different methods, have different costs, and have different success rates (Bose 2020). This paper hypothesizes that the way the models are structured are key to understanding their success rate. The economics and sociology literature that deals with churches and se...
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This study examines the correlation between economic freedom and sexual freedom in the twenty-two OECD nations included in the 2020 Comparative Welfare States Dataset (Brady and Stephens, 2020). Our research builds on prior work by Unwin (1934, 1935, 1940) and Bose (2013), who suggest that economic freedom and sexual freedom are negatively related....
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Regulatory agencies are delegated powers to execute statutory mandates. These powers vary widely across states in terms of how agencies are constrained by procedural requirements found in state Administrative Procedure Acts (APAs) and related statutory provisions and executive orders. Thus, there is a need for a comprehensive database detailing...
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The objective of the paper is to understand the impact of the COVID-19 focusing event that resulted in a distinctive response by the Federal government. The paper focuses on the rapid deregulation that occurred in the opioid use disorder treatments. We frame the narrative using primarily the economic literature on deregulation during a crisis. The...
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In this paper, I discuss the regulatory ecosystem behind current opioid treatment systems which are primarily focused on a one size fits all harm reduction techniques where the goal is to primarily reduce deaths. I find that the relationship between treatment programs and the surrounding regulatory environment leaves much to be desired in terms of...
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With the rise of online education as part of the college curriculum, numerous business and law schools have started offering courses online. The COVID-19 pandemic will also be a catalyst for more institutions of higher learning offering online or hybrid courses as part of their menu of choices. While there is a growing literature on teaching online...
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The policy innovation literature does not mention any systemic analysis of sexual freedom laws. Sexual freedom, since the sexual revolution of the 1960s, has been increasing over the past few decades in the United States at the state level and hence is an appropriate area to study in terms of innovativeness. Data collected from 1960 to 2010 show th...
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Students are exposed to a variety of sources of information and entertainment during their undergraduate years, which presents opportunities since students are interacting with ideas and concepts in different settings. One such setting is international movies. Economic development is focused on developing countries; hence, when movies from developi...
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This essay develops a model to analyze jury independence. Jury independence can be seen as a game between elites and the citizens who make up the jury. This essay first presents a historical look at jury independence by looking at jury nullification. Then using the model developed, the evolution of jury independence is analyzed as well as how jurie...
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This paper uses a modified contractual model to study the role of religion — via entry and exit costs — in shaping preferences for getting and staying married. The religions that are analyzed are two “collective” religions: Judaism and Christianity. The paper takes a historical and contemporary look at how religious traditions affect marriage, usin...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the treatment of addictive disorders. Until this year, most patients using methadone to treat opioid addiction were required to visit a clinic daily to receive the medication, although tightly controlled take‐ home doses were allowed for a small number of patients. That highly regulated and rigid treatment model wa...
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Students are exposed to a variety of sources of information and entertainment during their formative years. While this has certain downsides to academic pursuits, it also presents opportunities since students are interacting with ideas and concepts in different settings. One of those settings is the comic book and the closely related graphic novel....
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Ancient law can be analyzed using economic tools. With a renewed interest from the political class to make the ancient Laws of Manu (Manu’s Dharmaśāstra) more relevant to modern Indian law, the economic analysis of the Laws of Manu regarding contracts allows us to look at the issue from an efficiency standpoint. The paper will look at both regular...
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The paper will look at the initial Indian government’s response to COVID-19 focusing event. The strategy used to tackle the issue in India was copied from resource-rich countries and authoritarian countries. Instead, the prime minister should have used local and institutional knowledge, considered India’s institutions, culture, and state capacity,...
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See link here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349909760_Using_Kollywood_Movies_to_teach_Economic_Development
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Sunset provisions are clauses embedded in legislation that cause a piece of legislation or a regulatory board to expire on a certain date unless the legislature takes affirmative action to renew the legislation or board. Supporters and legislators offer several reasons why sunset laws are valuable and useful. An article by Baugus and Bose (2015), r...
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Please see: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/330270577_An_Economic_and_Public_Policy_View_of_Demonetization_in_India
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In the context of the epidemic of opioid deaths, I will briefly discuss the four national models of addiction treatment on which the nation is investing its resources. The models are the Minnesota Model, the Florida Model, the Pennsylvania Model, and the Massachusetts Model. Cost benefit analysis will be completed to understand the efficacy of thes...
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The economics and sociology literature that deals with churches and sects provides a valuable framework when considering the social structure of environmental organizations. Iannaccone’s church-sect model provides an explanation of how rational individuals can join radical environmental groups, and why the characteristics of these radical groups ar...
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One large area of research in which much work remains to be done is the role of belief systems and how they affect economic performance and wealth accumulation. The problem with any research along these lines is that it is difficult to isolate belief systems as a causal variable in any social dynamic. When looking at populations that are otherwise...
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This article explores the impact of environmental incidents or focusing events on state-level “green” building policy-making in the United States. Environmental policy researchers have identified several factors and their impact on states’ ability and willingness to formulate green policies. A recent study by Bose and Pandey shows that state-level...
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Sunset provisions are clauses embedded in legislation that cause a piece of legislation or a regulatory board to expire on a certain date unless the legislature takes affirmative action to renew the legislation or board. Supporters and legislators offer a number of reasons why sunset laws are valuable and useful. A paper by Baugus and Bose (2015),...
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Nearly every college and university has a travel abroad program that students are encouraged to take advantage of, and many do. While there is a great deal of literature regarding studying abroad, there is very little information on how to design an undergraduate study-travel economic course in the economics literature. This paper attempts to bridg...
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Application of modified Laffer Curve in the Marriage Market using Exit CostsThe economics literature that deals with the exit costs of marriage has considered primarily the shift from mutual consent divorce to unilateral divorce and has not provided a larger, overall picture of the marriage market under various exit conditions. This paper proposes...
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Kingdon argues that for an issue to gain agenda status, three “streams” have to come together. The three streams are independent of each other and the moment they meet, a window of opportunity is created for a policy change to occur. Various factors can cause the window of opportunity to occur and one of them is a focusing event (Kingdon 1995). Eco...
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I am thankful to the editor for giving me an op-portunity to dialogue with the paper titled “Poverty and Aid to the Poor: Scripture, Kuyper’s Sphere Sovereignty and Entitlement Spending” by Dr. Lawrence J. Belcher. A chance to dialogue on this paper seemed like a great opportunity having recently completed a reading group with students where we dis...
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Final published paper is located here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326417247_Changing_Sexual_Regulations_in_the_US_from_1990_to_2010_Spatial_Panel_Data_Analysis
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This article seeks to explore the impact of environmental incidents on state-level environmental policy-making in the U.S. Environmental policy researchers have identified several factors and their impact on states’ ability and willingness to formulate green policies. Most studies have used binary values to the environmental policy variable. Howeve...
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Sunset provisions are clauses embedded in legislation that allow a piece of legislation or a regulatory board to expire on a certain date unless the legislature takes affirmative action to renew the legislation or board. The time between enactment or renewal and the next sunset date varies from state to state but typically runs from four to twelve...
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Since the mid-2000s, energy companies using technology including fracking and horizontal drilling have increased oil production in the Bakken formation in North Dakota. Because of the lack of pipelines, the oil is moved to refineries primarily by rail. In 2013, a major rail accident occurred in Canada. Following this, the Pipeline and Hazardous M...
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With sexual freedom represented by the changing definition of marriage in the news lately, the question this article seeks to answer is what drives the issue of sexual freedom. This article focuses on the hypothesized link between sexual freedom and possible explanatory factors. Data are obtained from 1990 to 2010. The examination of data shows tha...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the causal link between environmental membership and active participation (adherence) in religion and being a member in religious groups. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a club based model as developed by Iannaccone (1988, 1992, 1994). We then use OLS and spatial econometrics with contr...
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The authors describe an interdisciplinary undergraduate course exploring multiple intersections of economics and religion, using a variety of textual sources, exercises, and teaching methods from both fields. They conclude that such a course can be valuable for both majors and non-majors, although for different reasons. Economics majors may gain a...
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In the 25-year period between 1960 and 1985, social insurance and transfer programs expanded greatly in all Western countries. The fraction of GDP accounted for by government expenditures approximately doubled in much of Europe and grew by 40% to 50% in most other OECD nations. After 1985, there has been relatively little growth in the scope of the...
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This paper presents the development of two Sexual Freedom Indexes for the 50 U.S. states for the year 2010. The indexes measure the degree to which the laws of the individual states encourage or discourage sexual freedom. Over a dozen variables are used to construct the index. Further, this paper runs some bivariate and multivariate regressions wit...
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The authors describe an interdisciplinary undergraduate course exploring multiple intersections of economics and religion, using a variety of textual sources, exercises, and teaching methods from both fields. They conclude that such a course can be valuable for both majors and non-majors, although for different reasons. Economics majors may gain a...
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In the 25-year period between 1960 and 1985, there was a great expansion of welfare state programs throughout the West. The fraction of GDP accounted for by social expenditures doubled in much of Europe and grew by 40–50% in many other OECD nations. After 1985, growth in social insurance programs slowed relative to other parts of the economy. This...
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This essay is on the Indian constitution and extends and responds to the work of Singh (Constitutional Political Economy 17:17, 2006) in the analysis of economic rights. The veto player framework is used to analyze the development of economic rights which was diminished and civil rights (through Public Interest Litigation) which was expanded since...
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This paper deals with the financing of religion primarily in America and secondarily in Europe. Various methods of financing have been used in the past two or three centuries and in recent times. They include government financing, membership fees, tax-based financing, pew rentals, lotteries, subscriptions, fees, stock holding, voluntary contributio...
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The economics literature that deals with the exit costs of marriage has considered primarily the shift from mutual consent divorce to unilateral divorce and has not provided a larger, overall picture of the marriage market under various exit conditions. This paper proposes that a modified Laffer Curve model of marriage and divorce provides the best...
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As a novel approach to solids removal, a dual chemical flocculation/ultrasonic method to clarify a whitewater stream was investigated. The technology first considers the use of flocculants to create larger particles or flocs. Then, an ultrasonic field is applied to the flocs to obtain a clarified water stream and a stream of concentrated flocs. A l...
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https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/249 (link) "March 7, 2000." Fundamentals of acoustic radiation pressure: status report for project F008 / Pierre Brodeur ... [et al.] ; On-line measurement of paper properties: status report for project F007 / Mac Hall, Ted Jackson, Andy Brown ; Non-contact ultrasonic stiffness measurements: Project F031 / Jo...
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https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/148 (link) "March 24, 1998." Fundamentals of acoustic radiation pressure: status report for project F008 / Pierre Brodeur , Joe Gerhardstein ; Fundamentals of dimensional stability: status report for project E00102/F020 / Douglas W. Coffin , Barry Hojjatie , Kennisha Collins ; Micromechanics of converting ope...
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The hydrodynamic and liquid particle dispersion processes in agitated vessels containing dilute liquid−liquid dispersions, and dilute liquid dispersions in synthetic fibrous slurries, were experimentally studied. A transparent cylindrical vessel 25 cm in height and 15.5 cm in diameter equipped with a six-blade impeller, with geometric proportions r...

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Apply economics to law
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Look primarily at Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs and their efficacy.
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Using Economics Theory to understand Politics