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LAGMAN, ALYSSA NOREEN R.

IA12201

THE STADIUM PROPOSAL

Amanda Mallinger

April, 2003

Economics

Abstract

The master developer of the southwest urban renewal district of downtown Colorado Springs is considering purchasing the Colorado Rockies Triple-A affiliate, the Sky Sox and constructing a brand new stadium for them in downtown. The purpose of this thesis is to gain an in depth understanding of exactly what role Triple-A baseball stadiums can play in their host community, and how the relocation of the stadium might effect the urban renewal area. Furthermore based on other cities successes and failures with Triple-A affiliates make recommendations as to the likelihood that the relocation of Sky Sox stadium to downtown would be a success or not. In order to gain the in depth knowledge required for the thesis a case study methodology will be utilized with interviews with individuals who have a bearing on the possible purchase of the team and the consequent relocation of the stadium. The purpose of this case is to gain an understanding of what the relocation of the stadium could mean for Colorado Springs.

KEYWORDS: (Stadium, Urban Renewal)

ATTITUDES TOWARDS A FREE MARKET ECONOMY: CAMBODIA AND VIETNAM COMPARED

Eang M. Man

February, 2003

Economics

Abstract

Surveys were administered to both Vietnamese (73) and Cambodian (102) respondents. I compared the attitudes of citizens in both countries towards free market prices. According to history, Cambodia was thought to be more reluctant and hostile towards the transition to open markets. On the other hand, Vietnam was thought to be more open and willing to make the transition towards free markets. Attitudes towards increase in prices, income inequalities and government interference are thought to be barriers to an economy being able to make this transition. However, after analyzing the data, the results reveal that despite, Cambodia and Vietnams different experiences and backgrounds, the attitudes of their citizens towards the transition to free markets were similar. Both countries citizens attitude revealed their willingness to make the transition from socialism to capitalism. Barriers perhaps are thought to be political and institutional in nature.

KEYWORDS: (Cambodia, Vietnam, Socialism, Capitalism)

AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM AFTER WELFARE REFORM

Erik Speicher

February, 2003

Economics

Abstract

This thesis explores the effects the changes from welfare reform have had on the Food Stamp Program. The hypothesis states will the passing of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act create a negative impact on the food stamp participation rates. The Food Stamp Program effectively provides low-income households with means to buy food. Through the use of a regression the hypothesis is tested using a series of economic and welfare reform explanatory variables. If the changes from the reform have created a negative impact will the program be able to continue to act as an economic stabilizer? This is an especially pressing issue considering it is one of the only entitlement programs left in the United States welfare system.

KEYWORDS: (Food Stamp Program, Welfare Reform, Recession)

SPORT SPONSORSHIP

Jason Jozsa

May 2004

Economics

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to evaluate corporate sponsorship of college bowl game. The qualitative method of content analysis of the sponsor's annual reports was used to construct and evaluate sponsor's mental models. A word count of the annual reports for the sponsors of twenty Division I NCAA bowl games was utilized in addition to the investigation of the sponsor's websites. Based on this methodology a pattern developed within the sample. While a minority of the sponsor's acknowledged their sponsorship agreement in their annual reports and websites, the majority did not. Many conclusions were drawn based on the results of the research.

KEYWORDS: (Sports, Sponsorship)

MARKETING TO THE VISUALLY IMPARED AND BLIND Chris Heimbuck February, 2003 Economics Abstract This thesis creates a model for how to market to the blind and visually impaired community. A model is created named the Social Marketing Segmentation, or SMS curve, in order to create an effect means by which to explain the goal of social marketing. The model is then used to segment the population of blind and visually impaired persons. Following these theories the paper delves into how an institution can go about attracting a given segment on the SMS curve. KEYWORDS: (Social Marketing, Visually Impaired, Blind, Marketing)