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  • CONSUMER BEHAVIOR AND GROWER PREFERENCE ANALYSIS FOR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS 

    Li, Zongyu (2019)
    This dissertation consists of three independent but related studies that investigate consumer behavior and grower preference for specialty crops. I analyze consumer purchase decisions for flowers considering two different ...
  • THREE ESSAYS ON TRANSPORTATION, ENERGY, AND SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE ECONOMICS 

    Lang, Xiaodong (2019)
    This dissertation contains three independent chapters in the field of transportation, energy and supply chain finance Economics. The first paper applies an ordered probit model to examine how the availability of commercial ...
  • Essays on Consumer Choice and Public Policy 

    Lee, Jukwan (2019)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters on consumer choice and public policy. The first chapter re-evaluates the realized efficacy of increasing block pricing (IBP). IBP is expected to give a positive social benefit, ...
  • Policies, Politics, and Polities 

    Rohla, Ryne (2019)
    This dissertation addresses applied causal effect estimation concerning three topics in public choice and political economics. Chapter One studies the effect of prison privatization and public official corruption on how ...
  • ESSAYS ON HUMAN HEALTH AND ECONOMICS OF DISEASES 

    Houenou, Boris (2019)
    This dissertation is an essay on investments in human health, disease control and impacts of disease shocks on economy. In the first chapter, we revisit the causal relationship between parental income and children’s diseases ...
  • CONSUMER PERCEPTION ON ORGANIC MERGERS AND TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION 

    Jung, Ae Rin (2019)
    This dissertation consists of three studies on consumer perception on organic mergers and technology adoption. The first paper examines the competition between organic and non-organic firms, their incentives to undertake ...
  • ESSAYS IN BEHAVIORAL INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 

    Kanjilal, Kiriti (2018)
    This dissertation analyzes firms' side problems in economics using an industrial organization approach to provide analysis and policy tools. In the first paper (Chapter 2), I analyze a setting in which firms appropriating ...
  • Essays on Food and Nutrition Policy 

    Wright, Melissa Ann (2018)
    A large majority of the American population struggles with metabolic disorders including obesity. Policymakers attempt to influence nutrient consumption with different instruments. Effective policy will include how individuals ...
  • ON THE ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIABLES IN DECISION MAKING 

    Miller, Austin M. (2018)
    This dissertation investigates the role of psychological variables in decision making, theoretically, experimentally, and empirically using retrospective behavior data. It includes the presentation of a more rigorous ...
  • THREE ESSAYS ON HEALTH ECONOMICS 

    Hao, Zhuang (2018)
    This dissertation consists of three independent papers on health economics. In the first paper, my coauthor and I explore the effects of high school graduation requirements (HSGR) on health behaviors of high school students ...
  • Three Essays on Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Policy, and Food Policy. 

    Wang, Xiangrui (2018)
    This dissertation consists of three independent papers in the field of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics. The first paper is related to consumer-side water conservation policies. My coauthor and I introduce a ...
  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN THE AGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE: SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCY 

    Duah, Isaac Amponsah (2018)
    In the first chapter, we show that, after the announcement of a new environmental policy, firms can respond by increasing or decreasing their appropriation and pollution. In addition, we demonstrate that reductions in ...
  • TRADE IN AGRICULTURAL GOODS AND CULTURAL GOODS 

    Lee, Kwan Young (2018)
    My dissertation examines agricultural economics and international economics. In the first chapter, I create a model with pre- and post-harvest tasks and transportation network to study how a shortage in the pre-harvest ...
  • Financial Aid Policies and Enrollment Behavior in Higher Education 

    Birch, Matthew R (2018)
    We investigate relationships between several financial aid policies and student enrollment behavior. Chapters 1 and 2 (co-authored with Robert Rosenman) use proprietary data from a public research university to address ...
  • AGRICULTURAL RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY AND PRODUCER DECISION MAKING 

    DeLay, Nathan Daniel (2018)
    This dissertation consists of three papers on agricultural risk management and producer decision making. The first paper estimates the potential for federal crop insurance subsidies to crowd-out participation in the ...
  • Pollution Abatement R&D Investment Under Different Market Structures and Regulatory Regimes 

    Strandholm, John C. (2017)
    In this dissertation, I explore how the incentives for firms to invest in green technology are affected by changes in market structure and regulation. In the first chapter, I use an entry-deterrence model in which the ...
  • Three Essays on Industrial Organization and Environmental Economics 

    Yang, Ziying (2017)
    This dissertation consists of three papers on industrial organization and environmental economics. The first paper analyzes a two-stage sequential-move model of location and pricing to identify firm's location, output, and ...
  • Three Essays on the Role of Heterogeneity in Industrial Organization, International Trade, and Environmental Economics 

    Zhao, Xin (2017)
    This dissertation consists of three studies on trade, industrial organization, and environmental economics. The first study investigates endogenous cartel formation with market entry and firm heterogeneity. We show why ...
  • Topics in Consumer Health Decisions 

    Kompaniyets, Lyudmyla (2017)
    This dissertation discusses three topics in health economics focusing on consumer health decisions, as well as the application of econometric techniques to misclassified self-reported data. The first chapter attempts to ...
  • Outside In: Explorations in the Political Economy of National Security 

    Spangler, Ethan (2017)
    In this dissertation, I examine how countries respond to external and internal national security issues in the 21st Century. The first chapter analyzes European military expenditures with an emphasis on how European countries ...