Jennifer receives a call of the tragic deaths of her friends and finds herself a parent to their three young children. Flying to Italy; there she consoles the children while making funeral arrangements. After the funeral, they walk to the car only to be confronted by men presuming to give their condolences. Once in arms reach, they are kidnaped and whisked away to some old abandoned buildings. While there, arguments arise and a man is shot. Jennifer is then instructed to fly only the children to America and return immediately. Jennifer does as instructed to protect the children; only to find herself a prisoner. It's a tangled web of deception that Victor, her captor, has spun. Jennifer tries to understand the predicament she is in but Victor wants what she possesses and she has no clue what it could be. Victor, a multi-millionaire, insists Jennifer holds something important and will keep her prisoner until his plan succeeds. But as time goes by, Victor begins to fall in love with Jennifer which complicates this plan. A plan, that at all costs, he must prevail. But does he?
In the Administration building at Linkopi .. ng University we have one of Oscar Reutersvard' .. s "Impossible Figures" in three dimensions. I call it "Perspectives of Science". When viewed from a speci c point in space there is order and structure in the 3-dimensional gure. When viewed from other points there is disorder and no structure. If a speci c scienti c paradigm is used, there is order and structure; otherwise there is disorder and no structure. My perspective in Transportation Science has focused on understanding the mathematical structure and the logic underlying the choice probability models in common use. My book with N. F. Stewart on the Gravity model (Erlander and Stewart 1990), was written in this perspective. The present book stems from the same desire to understand underlying assumptions and structure. It investigateshow far a new way of de ning Cost-Minimizing Behavior can take us.Itturnsoutthatall commonlyusedchoiceprobabilitydistributionsoflogittype- log linear probability functions - follow from cost-minimizing behavior de ned in the new way. In addition some new nested models appear.
In May 1999, over 50 distinguished scholars from all over the world gathered to honor Gordon Tullock, one of the most prolific, original, and versatile scholars of his generation. Tullock is best known for his pioneering work in Public Choice, the study of how self-interested individuals interact with governments. Tullock's research in public choice has contributed to the understanding of the decisions made by elected officials and bureaucrats, as well as knowledge and how individuals and pressure groups both inside and outside the government seek to shape it.