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Advances in the Economic Modeling of Agriculture and Natural Resources
In the first chapter, I introduce a modification of the Fourier Flexible form. In terms of limiting function specification error, this form is preferable to functional forms based on second-order Taylor series expansions, ...
Essays on International Agricultural Development
This dissertation comprises studies on three research topics related to international agricultural development. The first paper examines trades costs associated with Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) across a wide range of ...
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 POLICY ANALYSIS IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
This thesis studies the effects of agricultural policies on individual behavior. The first chapter addresses the issue of enhancing animal disease biosecurity measures at the producer level. We study a market in which ...
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 ...