John Polimeni

John Polimeni
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | ACPHS · Department of Pharmacy Practice

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Farmers’ markets are vital income sources for many farmers. Farmers’ markets are a direct-to-consumer marketing approach that has existed for centuries, enabling urban dwellers to interact with farmers while shopping for produce and products. In Romania, the piaţa is their version of a farmers’ market. The focus on environmental sustainability with...
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The aim of this paper is to assess the impact of energy poverty on health in the EU-27 countries for the period from 2003–2020 using Panel Autoregressive Distributed Lag models and generalized ridge regressions. Arrears on utility bills exerts positive long-run effects on capacity to keep the home adequately warm, current health expenditures, and s...
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Farmers markets are an important direct-to-consumer market that enables non-farmers to purchase locally, and often sustainably, grown produce and products. This interaction is mutually beneficial. Consumers gain access to local produce and products, typically at lower costs, while learning about their food, local products, and how they are produced...
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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an example of a country that suffers from high water scarcity. Additionally, due to the economic drivers in the country, such as phosphate and potash extraction and pharmaceutical production, the little fresh water that remains is generally polluted. The infrastructure, often antiquated in urban areas and non-exis...
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Objectives: Pancreatic resection is performed for a wide range of malignant (e.g., pancreatic cancer) and non-malignant indications (e.g., traumatic injury). This research aims to determine the temporal trends in utilization of the three most commonly used pancreatectomy procedures (Whipple, distal pancreatectomy and total pancreatectomy) in New Yo...
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Aim: Pancreatic resection is performed for a wide range of malignant (e.g., pancreatic cancer) and non-malignant indications (e.g., traumatic injury and cysts).This research aims to determine the volume-outcome relationship between hospital volume and surgeon volume with in-hospital mortality as well as to determine the temporal trends in utilizati...
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Modelling energy systems in the neoclassical economic approach has been done for many years; however, from the point of view of bioeconomic sustainability, this approach does not measure the true energy costs to society. Problems such as the global energy crisis, energy-efficiency-related issues, CO2 emissions and climate change require alternative...
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In an increasingly interconnected and bioeconomic world, agriculture is one of the vital and extremely complex links; on one hand, it provides food for the world while, on the other hand, it brings considerable environmental degradation. The negative by-products of agriculture have come to the forefront in recent years. As a result, agricultural pr...
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The need for energy due to economic and population pressure has resulted in a great expansion of hydroelectric dam projects around the world, especially in Asia. These hydroelectric projects have resulted in considerable environmental, economic, and social damage. Typically, the economic development—environmental degradation dynamic has been examin...
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Agri-food policies are aimed at ensuring food security and food safety (access to sufficient food to ensure the perpetuation and protection of public health). The paper shows how the predominance of monocultures and food imports lead to a state of food insecurity (non-sustainability). It discusses how the adoption of the industrial food paradigm le...
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Health outcomes research typically uses cost-effectiveness or cost-utility analysis. These approaches take a narrow perspective of the individual effects, typically from the payer or the provider point-of-view. However, using these narrow perspectives misses macro-level, or societal level, benefits and costs that could significantly alter whether a...
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Preliminary data suggest that patients with actively treated depression should expect the same outcomes after surgery. The objective of this study was to compare weight loss 12 months after gastric bypass surgery in patients taking antidepressants before surgery (AD) versus those who were not (non-AD). IRB approval was obtained. All patients gave i...
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Love it or hate it, assessment has become the new reality on college and university campuses. Although measuring student achievement of course outcomes is not an easy task, assessment does not need to be a complex or painful experience. This paper describes the methods used to assess student achievement of the stated course outcomes in introductory...
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The majority of studies which have evaluated health related quality of life are limited in the duration of follow up. The objective of this study was to prospectively conduct an evaluation using a repeated cross sectional analysis of separate patient cohorts who were up to four years after gastric bypass surgery. Adult Roux-en-Y gastric bypass pati...
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Energy consumption has increased considerably in the past two hundred years despite more efficient technology advancements. This positive correlation between increased energy consumption and increased efficiency is known as Jevons' Paradox. Increased energy consumption should be of concern because all the inputs to economic production come from the...
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Two southeastern Nigerian villages were surveyed to study labor force migration in a traditional African society. A binary logit model was used to examine paid work differences between males and females in both Umuluwe (the ancestors village) and Obigbo (a suburban village) and paid work differences between the residents in the two villages. The re...
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The Capital District Region of New York State, home to twenty-five colleges and universities with a combined 14,000 students per year is attempting to leverage this educational resource to transform its economy away from its traditional government services, industrial, and manufacturing base towards high-technology. Millions of dollars have been in...
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has undergone both a rapid increase in growth and interest over the last two decades. As such, the amount of literature on the subject has also increased. However, there are few, if any, theoretical models of supply for CSA memberships (shares) that have been developed from CSA farm data. This paper uses both s...
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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has undergone both a rapid increase in growth and interest over the last decade. As such, the amount of literature on the subject has also increased. However, there are few, if any, theoretical models of demand on CSA that have been developed from membership data. This paper uses both survey and anecdotal data...
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This paper examines the likely effects of public-policy on residential development in the Wappinger Creek Watershed within Dutchess County in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. An econometric model is used in combination with Monte Carlo simulation to project residential development in a spatial format using a Geographic Information System...
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This paper describes the method of assessing the outcomes of students' training in the Economics of Health Care course at the Albany College of Pharmacy (ACP). The following sections will: (1) describe the course and the various techniques that were used to ensure that the course outcomes were achieved, (2) explore the literature on assessment inst...
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The Great Tohoku–Kanto earthquake and the resulting tsunami have brought considerable attention to the issue of building new nuclear power plants. In this paper we argue that nuclear power is not a sustainable solution to energy problems. First, we explore the stock of uranium-235 and the different methods, fast breeder and MOX fuel reactors, devel...
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Increasingly, climate change has come to the fore as an environmental issue with nearly universal agreement that the current trend is unsustainable and must be addressed. Of particular concern is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted into the atmosphere, the primary contributor to climate change through the combustion of fossil fuels. In the U...
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Convergence, both nominal and real, is occurring in the EU, especially for new members. Among the macroeconomic variables and correlations closely related to the convergence process are inflation, per capita GDP, the natural rate of unemployment and the inflation-unemployment relationship. This study concentrates on empirical analyses of the spatia...
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Nigeria has implemented structural adjustment policies for the past twenty years, with the intensity of reforms increasing each year. However, there is an ongoing debate as to whether strong adjustment is more effective than weak reforms in alleviating poverty in African economies. In this article, we use primary socio-economic data collected from...
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We present an interdisciplinary modeling framework to investigate how human socio-economic activities influence the spatial pattern of urbanization, and how consequent changes in land use affect water quality and stream ecosystem condition. The framework is composed of three submodels considering (1) the social and economic structures based upon a...
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This paper discusses energy use in the case of four countries, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, and Romania, which changed the economic system from command economy to open-market. The analysis provided uses the multi-scale integrated analysis of societal metabolism (MSIASM) approach and contrasts it with the use of the traditional indicators approach (GD...
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All patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery at this institution are recommended to achieve a goal of 10% total body weight (TBW) loss prior to surgery. The objective of this study was to determine whether preoperative TBW correlated with 3- and 4-year weight loss outcome. This study was conducted prospectively at a large teaching hospital. All a...
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The primary purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of preoperative binge status on long-term weight loss outcomes. IRB approval was obtained. This prospective study was initiated in 1997 at a large teaching hospital. Adult patients who participated in the study and attended post-surgery clinic visits for at least 12 months were included. P...
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Jevons' Paradox hypothesizes that natural resource usage increases despite more efficient technological improvements. Since natural resources are used to produce energy and consumer goods, understanding how more efficient technological improvements affect resource usage is important for policymakers. India is a very interesting case study because t...
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This paper analyzes the effectiveness of comprehensive policies—aimed at fostering a switch of truck traffic from the peak to the off-peak hours—targeting receivers and carriers of goods in urban areas. This paper is also based on the fundamental premise that truck traffic in congested urban areas could move to the off-peak hours, if and only if, t...
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Jevons' Paradox hypothesizes that natural resource usage increases despite more efficient technological improvements. Since natural resources are used to produce energy and consumer goods, understanding how more efficient technological improvements affect resource usage is important for policymakers. China and India are very interesting case studie...
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This chapter discusses the results of a behavioural investigation on the characteristics that influence the attitude of the carrier industry towards the participation in cooperative multi-carrier delivery initiatives. The analyses are conducted using stated preference data and discrete choice modelling. Two alternatives were considered: a joint del...
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The last several decades have seen a rise in water shortages in South Asia. The Indian government, while addressing the issue of water shortages within the country, has not been proactively working with its neighbours, most notably China, to address the problem of potential conflict that may arise as a result of China's damming policies. Water shor...
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The development of countries in economic transition is often misunderstood. These countries are neither underdeveloped nor are they developed, they are somewhere in between. Therefore, macroeconomic models of transitional economies must include aspects of both underdeveloped and developed countries. Two such variables that should be included are in...
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In this paper, we argue that improved energy efficiency leads to increased consumption of energy for the transitional economies of Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, and Hungary. The concept that energy consumption increases with improved energy efficiency is known as Jevons’ Paradox. We will provide some evidence that Jevons’ Paradox may exist for the fou...
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International agencies and national governments base their energy strategies on gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates and energy intensity goals. Given the complexity of the transition process from a command economy to an open-market economy in Central and Eastern Europe, this paper argues that the use of energy intensity as an objective for th...
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This chapter presents projections of residential development in Wappinger Creek watershed of Dutchess County, New York in the Hudson River Valley. A spatial econometric model is developed based on data from a geographical information system (GIS) of county-level socio-economic trends, tax parcel attributes, town-level zoning restrictions, location...
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Over the past several hundred years natural resource usage has increased despite more efficient technology advancements. This inconsistency is known as Jevon's Paradox and should be of concern since the inputs to economic production come from the environment, particularly from the energy sector. Much has been made of the current status of the energ...
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During the twentieth century, several countries in Eastern Europe were forced to make a transition from a democratic society and an open-market economy to a Communist command economy then, after a revolution, went back again to a market economy. However, the socioeconomic changes were not completely reversible. The history and turmoil of these coun...
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Abstract. Incl. tables, bibl. One of the contentious issues about the globalization process is the mechanism by which globalization affects poverty and inequality. This paper explores one of the various strands of the globalization-inequality-poverty nexus. Using microlevel survey data from over 300 poor households in the small village of Umuluwe (...
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Natural resource consumption has increased considerably in the past 200 years despite more efficient technology advancements. This correlation between increased natural resource consumption and increased efficiency is known as Jevons’ Paradox. Since all the inputs to economic production come from the environment, increased resource consumption and...
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This paper describes the key findings from a major research project aimed at assessing the impacts of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s time of day pricing initiative on the behavior of commercial carriers. The paper, believed by the authors to be the first comprehensive study on the subject, highlights key implications for road prici...
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The fundamental tenet of this paper is that moving deliveries by trucks to off-peak hours requires the implementation of comprehensive policies targeting the critical components of the supply-chain process. This is so because by far the most decisions concerning time of travel of commercial trucks in urban areas are either made by the receivers or...
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The fundamental tenet of this paper is that moving deliveries by trucks to off-peak hours requires the implementation of comprehensive policies targeting the critical components of the supply-chain process. This is so because by far the most decisions concerning time of travel of commercial trucks in urban areas are either made by the receivers or...
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Land use changes threaten agricultural land. If agricultural land is going to be preserved, the social and economic causes of conversion must be understood. However, analyzing the causes of agricultural conversion is complex because trends need to be documented before analyzing the causes. One of the leading uses of agricultural land is for residen...
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This paper summarizes research conducted on private-sector stakeholders' perceptions of the challenges and potential of off-peak deliveries to congested urban areas.Information is presented from a comprehensive outreach program that involved focus groups, in-depth interviews, and Internet surveys.On the basis of the insights gained into the dynamic...
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This paper summarizes research conducted on private-sector stakeholders’ perceptions of the challenges and potential of off-peak deliveries to congested urban areas. Information is presented from a comprehensive outreach program that involved focus groups, in-depth interviews, and Internet surveys. On the basis of the insights gained into the dynam...
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Interest in graduate education in ecological economics is increasing. However, no formal plan of study for a PhD in ecological economics has been disseminated. The lack of a formal plan is problematic as the field of ecological economics matures, interest grows and new programs are being developed. This paper attempts to fill a void by creating a p...
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One of the contentious issues about the globalization process is the mechanism by which globalization affects poverty and inequality. This paper explores one of the various strands of the globalization-inequality-poverty nexus. Using microlevel survey data from over 300 poor households in the small village of Umuluwe (about 30 miles west of the reg...

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