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ESSAYS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF COMMODITY PRICES AND ECONOMIC EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
This dissertation consists of three studies on the behavior of commodity prices and on economic experimental design. The first study investigates the extent to which speculative trading in futures markets contributes to ...
ESSAYS ON HOP PRICE FORMATION AND THE BREWING INDUSTRY
This dissertation consists of four papers analyzing export price formation of U.S. hops, consumers' willingness to pay for sensory attributes in beer, beer extrinsic attributes that affect consumers' choice of beer, and ...
Three Essays on Product Quality and Sequential Auctions
This dissertation consists of three studies about product quality and sequential auctions. The first study develops a model of product differentiation in which firms strategically compete in product quality and advertising ...