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John B. Horowitz
Ball State University
18Publications
7H-index
141Citations
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#1Jean Paul RabanalH-Index: 3
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We design an experiment where subjects must choose between a risky investment, which evolves according to an autoregressive process, and a risk-free investment which has a constant payoff. The treatments vary the information available on the risky investment when players choose the risk-free alternative. We find that in the public information treatment, which captures the information structure of index funds, subjects stay out of the market longer compared to the private information environment,...
#1Olga A. Rud (Hamilton College)H-Index: 1
#2Jean Paul Rabanal (Colby College)H-Index: 3
Last.John B. Horowitz (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 7
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We conduct an experiment to determine whether market structure affects financial intermediary behavior. The intermediaries (Agents) are perfectly informed regarding project types and can recommend that their clients (Principals) either proceed or discontinue a project. Intermediaries earn revenues only when they recommend proceeding with the transaction. Thus, our design captures some of the incentives faced by financial advisers in commercial banks, where compensation depends on sales performan...
#1John R. Bowblis (Miami University)H-Index: 10
#2John B. Horowitz (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 7
Last.Christopher S. Brunt (GS: Georgia Southern University)H-Index: 5
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In 1998, Medicare implemented the Prospective Payment System for post-acute care provided by skilled nursing facilities. This system paid a fixed price per day above the cost of care, creating an incentive to provide longer length of stays to increase revenues. In this paper, we examine whether there are systematic differences in length of stay for post-acute care patients between for-profit and not-for-profit skilled nursing facilities. Based on the financial incentives inherent in the reimburs...
These meta-analysis studies on arsenic exposure and disease risk assume linear exposure-response models. The linearity assumption for the logarithm of relative risks and levels of exposure to arsenic is overly simplified and is not adequate to capture the local structure accurately. This article applies fractional polynomial and cubic spline regression models in order to capture the shapes of the exposure-response relationships between both bladder and lung cancer risk and exposure to low to mod...
#1Munni Begum (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 4
#2John B. Horowitz (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 7
Last.Md. Irfan Hossain (Population Council)H-Index: 1
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We conducted a meta-analysis to explore dose–response relationships for bladder and lung cancers when people are chronically exposed to low doses of arsenic. We searched electronic databases for articles published through 2010. Ten studies on bladder cancer and ingested arsenic exposure and five studies on lung cancer and ingested arsenic exposure fit our selection criteria. We also investigate the sensitivity of the absolute risk of lung and bladder cancer under different underlying prevalence ...
#1Cecil E. BohanonH-Index: 6
#2John B. HorowitzH-Index: 7
Last.James E. McClureH-Index: 7
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Taxation has several significant excess burdens, including enforcement costs, compliance costs, and deadweight losses. Most estimates find that raising a dollar of tax revenue costs much more than a dollar. Unfortunately, commonly used public finance textbooks do not integrate these costs into discussions of public goods or cost-benefit analyses. Not including these costs means that the optimal levels of public goods will be overestimated. Textbooks say too little, too late about the excess burd...
#1John B. HorowitzH-Index: 7
#2H. Brian MoehringH-Index: 1
Initially, economic development increases resistance because migration of people to urban areas in developing countries increases incomes, crowding and the use of antibiotics. Also, developing countries often don't require prescriptions or distribute high quality antibiotics. In developed countries, antibiotic resistance often falls or there is a decline in the rate of growth of resistance because infections decline with improvements in water quality, sanitation, housing and nutrition. However, ...
#1Timothy DowdH-Index: 6
#2John B. Horowitz (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 7
The authors use a unique data set of federal tax returns to analyze usage and participation patterns of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) over the period 1989–2006. The authors find that most EITC recipients claimed the EITC for short periods, 61% for 1 or 2 years. Over the period examined, the EITC reached approximately 50 percent of the taxpayers with children. Finally, the authors find considerable income mobility among the EITC eligible population. Only 11 percent of those claiming the E...
#1Timothy DowdH-Index: 6
#2John B. Horowitz (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 7
The authors use a unique data set of federal tax returns to analyze usage and participation patterns of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) over the period 1989–2006. The authors find that most EITC recipients claimed the EITC for short periods, 61% for 1 or 2 years. Over the period examined, the EITC reached approximately 50 percent of the taxpayers with children. Finally, the authors find considerable income mobility among the EITC eligible population. Only 11 percent of those claiming the EIT...
#1John B. Horowitz (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 7
#2Stanley R. Keil (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 6
Last.Lee C. Spector (BSU: Ball State University)H-Index: 7
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Taxpayers are concerned that introducing a charter school in their neighborhood will decrease their property values. We test this proposition by using three methods. We test the size and significance of the distance from a charter school with respect to property values; weather the intervention of a charter school changes the forecasted value of the property; and if the distance from a charter school has a different impact than the distance from a public school in similar neighborhoods. For the ...
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