• Are American communities becoming more secure? : evaluating the secure communities program 

    Villagran, José Guadalupe (2012-08)
    This thesis examines the federal government’s progression in implementing the Secure Communities program. The Secure Communities program was initiated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2008 as a pilot program ...
  • Essays in dynamic political economics 

    Konno, Kazuki (2009-05)
    The focus of my research is dynamic political economy in macroeconomics. The first chapter of my dissertation studies the fact that Countries in the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) vary widely ...