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Essays on Imperfect Competition and International Trade
This dissertation consists of three chapters based on product differentiation and increasing returns to scale. Chapter 1 studies a static monopolistic competition model with social indifference curves over a group of ...
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 ORGANIC AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS
This dissertation explores how organic and sustainable claims affect prices and consumer willingness to pay (WTP) for food and beverage products in three separate papers. The first paper examines how organic, sustainable, ...