ISSN 1556-6757







Volume 5, Issue 1, 2011


Lottery Revenue and Cross-Border Shopping: A Nation-Wide Analysis
Lee Stitzel and Rex Pjesky



Many researchers have established that there is cross border shopping with state lotteries. This paper tests the hypothesis that bordering state lotteries lower the state’s revenue and finds that the number of lotteries a state has on its border is an insignificant factor in net lottery revenues. This contradicts the findings in the literature, so a second hypothesis is investigated. This second hypothesis contends that the total number of lotteries in the United States significantly increases lottery revenue. This hypothesis is confirmed by significant evidence that state lotteries are complements. (JEL classifications: H27, H71, H73).  Full Article


The Americans with Disabilities Act As It Applies to the Visually Impaired

Abigail L. Gardner and Susan M. Stewart

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendment Act (ADAAA) offer legal protections to individuals with visual impairments and clearly note that employers cannot discriminate against these individuals if they can perform the essential functions of a job with reasonable accommodations. However, only half of adults with visual impairments are currently in the workforce, thereby leaving a large portion of this group available for employment opportunities. This article examines some of the misconceptions and challenges that have been associated with hiring and making reasonable accommodations for the visually impaired, and provides useful resources for employers planning to do so. Full Article