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  • H-Index: The Weaknesses Of The H-Index

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    H- INDEX A LITTLE ABOUT H-INDEX: In 2005 there was a term presented "h-index" for approximating the position, which means and wide impact of scientists’ expanding commitments." It takes into clarification of together the quantity of a individuals' books, magazines and diaries and so forth (i.e. publications) and their effect on nobilities, as determined by reference aggregates. Jorge Hirsch, the maker of h-index pronounces that a "fruitful researcher" ought to have a h-index record of 20 following

  • Eliminating the Price Effect of an Index Automatically Changes the Basic Characteristics of the Index

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    By the attempt to eliminate the price effect from an index fund, the fundamental index managers change the set-up of the index in such a way that it automatically changes the basic characteristics of the index. As shown in exhibit 10 of the Research Affiliate case, fundamental indices usually not only deal with a higher turnover ratio but also with a higher net expense ratio, for implementing the fundamental strategy in reality seems to go hand in hand with higher costs. Looking at commonly used

  • Review Of Index Building Methodologies Essay

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    Alexander Khoury 11/7/2014 Review of Index Building Methodologies Introduction: In recent decades, academics, policymakers and non-governmental organizations have placed greater focus on establishing more comprehensive metrics of well-being and development ##. Measures of national welfare have conventionally centered on a fairly narrow band of economic considerations, such as gross domestic product (GDP) and employment rate. Poverty and wellbeing are now widely understood as multifaceted concepts

  • Consumer Price Index

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    Consumer Price Index EC 601 – Fall 2010 December 3, 2010 Consumer Price Index (CPI) According to Mankiw the Consumer Price Index is a measure of the overall cost of the goods and services bought by a typical consumer. The Department of Labor’s subordinate branch the Bureau of Labor who is in charge of providing the Consumer Price Index of states that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a “market basket”

  • Investing in Index Funds

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    Introduction An "index fund" depicting a kind of common fund or unit investment trust (UIT) whose investment objective ordinarily is to accomplish the equal return as a specific market index, for example, the S&P 500 Composite Stock Price Index, the Russell 2000 Index or the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index. An index fund will endeavor to accomplish its investment objective principally by putting resources into the securities (stocks or bonds) of organizations that are incorporated in a chose index. Some index

  • Human Development Index

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    The critical difference between most development models and the human development index is that most development models only focus on income while the human development index includes the enlargement of all human choices – economic, political, social and cultural which all affect income. Comparing countries’ Gross National Product/Gross Domestic Product per capita is the most common way of measuring the level of development today. This model of economic growth assessment is based on a weak foundation

  • Human Development Index

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    Introduction: The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of "human development" and separate "very high human development", "high human development", "medium human development", and "low human development" countries. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare. It is used to

  • Compare Laspeyres And Price Index

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    Laspayres Price Index vs. Fischer Price Index: Biases and how economists go around it. The price index, sometimes referred as cost-of-living index used data of prices and quantity of goods consumed to calculate and compared change in price overtime. The key is to find the amount of spendings that could maintain the same welfare.(First) In Laspeyres price index, the fixed basket of goods is used to keep consumer welfare constant.(BLS) However, the fixed basket experiences several biases and overstates

  • High Glycemic Index Diet Associations With Depression

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    In this review, we highlight the recent findings on high glycemic index diet associations with depression. We focus on GI, GL, high calorie diet and BMI and describe biological and behavioral mechanisms in relation to GI-Depression Introduction: The consumption of sweetened beverages, refined foods, and pastries has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of depression in longitudinal studies. However, any influence that refined carbohydrates has on mood could be commensurate with their

  • Asthma And Body Mass Index

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    Asthma and Body Mass Index; Does it Associate? Asthma, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is a chronic lung disease that narrows and causes inflammation of the airways (2014). The effects of asthma on the body include coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness, if left untreated a severe asthma attack could be fatal (NIH, 2014). While asthma currently has no cure, it is assumed that preventative measures can be taken to lessen the risk or improve the chance