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EMPIRICAL MODELS OF ECONOMIC CHOICE PROCESSES
The first chapter provides the first empirical attempt in using the new maximum likelihood-minimum power divergence (ML-MPD) binary response estimator. This nonparametric maximum likelihood estimator is used to model the ...
Environmental Policy, Greenhouse Gas Polluting Inputs, and Lifecycle Analysis
This dissertation consists of three studies that investigate impact of environmental taxes on firms' technology and entry behaviors, substitution between greenhouse gas (GHG) polluting and nonpolluting inputs in agricultural ...
DYNAMICS IN U.S. AGRICULTURE UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE, PRODUCTION UNCERTAINTY AND KNOWLEDGE ACCUMULATION
This dissertation investigates dynamic adjustment in U.S. agriculture with climate change, production uncertainty, and knowledge accumulation. The dissertation is organized following the manuscript format approved by the ...