The Institute was established in 1995 by Prof. Louis Galambos (Department of History) and Prof. Steve Hanke (Department of Environmental Health and Engineering and Department of Economics). It is an interdivisional (Arts and Sciences and Engineering) Institute that reports directly to the University’s Provost. Prof. Angus Burgin has since joined the Institute as an integral member of the leadership. The Institute now operates under the stewardship of the co-directors: Profs. Galambos, Hanke, and Burgin.

The primary purpose of the Institute is to facilitate high-quality research and publishing. The research areas covered by Institute Fellows include applied economics and finance, business history and public health. The Institute also fosters contributions from students at Johns Hopkins University who conduct research on pertinent issues.

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  • Investment Thesis for Advanced Metallurgical Group (AEX: AMG) 

    Subramanya, Anshul (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-07)
    Advanced Metallurgical Group (Euronext: AMG) is a global critical materials company headquartered in the Netherlands. AMG produces specialty metals, alloys, and high performance materials such as ferrovanadium antimony, ...
  • Investment Thesis for PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) 

    Wu, María Belén (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-06)
    PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is a global food and beverages company, most commonly known by its famous brands such as Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay. Using historical performance data, we have determined through a Probabilistic ...
  • Investment Thesis for Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe I Gazownictwo (WSE: PGN) 

    Hanke, Steve H.; Motlagh, Hesam; Subramanya, Anshul (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-03)
    This working paper is an in-depth financial analysis of Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo (PGNiG), a Polish state-controlled oil and natural gas company. Our analysis examines the economic trends and commodity movements ...
  • Investment Thesis for Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: KITE) 

    Semenkow, Samantha (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-03)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Kite Pharma, Inc. The analysis examines the economic factors that impact Kite Pharma’s underlying business fundamentals. This analysis is then combined with a proprietary ...
  • Investment Thesis for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG) 

    Mabie, Alexander (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-02)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. The analysis examines the economic factors that impact Chipotle’s underlying business fundamentals. This analysis is then combined with a proprietary ...
  • Investment Thesis for International Business Machines Corp. 

    Krishnan, Shiv (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-11)
    The working paper is an in-depth financial analysis of International Business Machines (IBM). Our analysis examines the change in IBM’s business from a traditional hardware and software services provider to a cognitive ...
  • Single-name Credit Default Swaps: A Review of the Empirical Academic Literature 

    Culp, Christopher L.; van der Merwe, Andria; Stärkle, Bettina J. (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-09)
    Single-name credit default swaps (“CDSs”) are derivatives based on the credit risk of a single borrower such as a corporation or sovereign. Although the single-name CDS market expanded rapidly during the period of loose ...
  • Investment Thesis for Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) 

    Hua, William (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. Our analysis examines the factors that impact ALDX’s underlying business. This economic analysis is then combined with our unique net present value (NPV) ...
  • Investment Thesis for Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: GILD) 

    Johannesson, Stephen (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Gilead Sciences, Inc. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact Gilead’s underlying business and how the firm has adapted to these ever-changing factors. This ...
  • Investment Thesis for Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE:WHR) 

    Canezin, Ashley (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Whirlpool Corporation. (WHR). Our analysis examines historical performance, important acquisitions, and predictions of future performance. We combine our economic analysis with ...
  • Investment Thesis for AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group (EuroNext: AMG) 

    Prokos, Philip (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This investment thesis is an analysis of Advanced Metallurgical Group, a global critical materials company. Our analysis examines the economic trends and factors that affect AMG, and how they adjust to these changes. This ...
  • Investment Thesis for Pilgrim’s Pride, Corp. (NYSE:PPC) 

    Bushnell, Charles (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-07)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Pilgrim’s Pride, Corp. (PPC). Our analysis examines the chicken cycle, commodity prices, and the economic factors that impact Pilgrim’s Pride’s underlying business. We combine ...
  • Investment Thesis for Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) 

    Nguyen, Tu (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-06)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact GALT’s underlying business and how GALT has adapted to these everchanging factors. This ...
  • Investment Thesis for Intel Corporation (NYSE: INTC) 

    Kumar, Vinitha (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-06)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Intel Corporation. Our analysis examines on the factors that impact Intel’s underlying business. This economic analysis is then combined with our proprietary, Hanke-Guttridge ...
  • Investment Thesis for Honeywell International, Inc. (NYSE: HON) 

    Jie, Charles (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-06)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of Honeywell International Inc. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact Honeywell’s underlying business and how Honeywell has adapted to these ever-changing factors. ...
  • Investment Thesis for Mohawk Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MHK) 

    Shin, James (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-04)
    This working paper is an in-depth financial analysis of Mohawk Industries, a US-based flooring company. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact Mohawk’s underlying business and how Mohawk has adapted to these ...
  • Investment Thesis for GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) 

    Hubner, Gui (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2016-06)
    This working paper is an in-depth analysis of GameStop Corporation, a US Based Gaming and Technology retailer. Our analysis examines the economic factors that impact GameStop’s underlying business and how GameStop has ...
  • The Tongan Board of Commissioners of Currency (1935-1989): Not an Orthodox Currency Board 

    Little, Cameron C. (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-10)
    This paper provides a historical summary, legislative history, and the first spreadsheet data series of the Tonga Board of Commissioners of Currency (1935-1989) and uses statistical tests to examine to what extent it ...
  • Analysis of the Estonian Currency Board 

    Katsis, Andreas (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-09)
    We provide a spreadsheet data series and legislative history of the Estonian currency board from 1992 to 2011. The paper assesses the level of orthodoxy exhibited by the board through statistics from annual reports. This ...
  • HYPERINFLATION – LATENTE GEFAHR ODER NUR EIN HISTORISCHES TRAUMA? 

    Rechsteiner, Markus (Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, 2017-07)

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