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Stochastic simulation and optimization of mobile chipping economics in processing and transport of forest biomass from residues
(Silva Fennica, 2013)
We analyzed the economics of mobile chipping and transport of biomass from forest residues for energy purposes under uncertainty. A discrete-event simulation model was developed and utilized to quantify the impacts of ...
EXPORTERS IN CROSS SECTION, STOCK MARKETS, AND WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR PESTICIDES' ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES
How do producers that export their goods directly differ from those that export through trade intermediaries? We take a standard model of trade with heterogeneous firms and add heterogeneity in quality to the usual ...
EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FRESH TREE FRUIT MARKET
This dissertation is composed of three studies. First, fresh tree fruit demand at the farm gate is modeled to estimate price elasticities and export elasticities. Second, fresh fruit demand is estimated for the consumer ...
Economics of Education: Analyzing Policies that Affect Success in Education
The first of these three papers is an empirical study estimating the impact of peer academic support on university course grades. Results suggest that, on average, about twelve peer academic support sessions increase a ...
Importing, Uncertainty, and the Costs of Trade
Costs of international trade are increasingly modeled as fixed costs paid by individual firms. In a dynamic setting, these fixed costs may take two different forms: costs of starting to trade and costs of continuing to ...
PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATION WITH TECHNOLOGY AND ALLOCATION OF COMMON POOL RESOURCES
This dissertation consists of three essays that examine product differentiation with new technology and allocation of water. The first article present a theoretical model that analyzes the effect of the introduction of ...