Volume 8, Issue 3

March 2011

Labor Market Dynamics for Graduates in Colombia

Labor Market Dynamics for Graduates in Colombia

This paper employs Decision Trees and Naïve Bayes classifiers to provide insights into the determinants of young Colombian graduates’ success when finding a job. We use data from the Recent Graduates Survey 2005-2007 (Observatorio Laboral, 2010), conducted by the Labor Observatory for Education, Ministry...

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Estimates of Sales Revenue for Six Prospective PV Generation Sites

Estimates of Sales Revenue for Six Prospective PV Generation Sites

This final report from the Carnegie Mellon University Capstone Solar Project team presents the findings from the team’s decision-making tool developed to rank sites for large solar arrays by their potential sales revenue. The team applied this tool to available data for price of electricity, incoming...

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The Ecology of Climate Change

The Ecology of Climate Change

The topic of climate change has generated a swell of commentary during the last decade, ranging from scientific analysis to unfounded rhetoric. Politicians lack the time to explore the issue in depth. This has repercussions on a public that is asking to be informed and led towards a more prosperous future. This...

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The Promise of Promise Neighborhoods

The Promise of Promise Neighborhoods

Promise Neighborhoods have attracted much attention in recent years due to the highly publicized work of the Harlem Children’s Zone (“HCZ”, or the “Zone”) in the once dilapidated community in New York City.  The purpose of this paper is to show how expansion of all-encompassing community efforts...

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