• Analysis of the economic value associated with the adoption of beef reproductive technologies 

    Downing, Emma Jane (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Beef cattle herd improvement to meet growing demand for higher quality beef has been an aspiration within the cattle industry since inception. Throughout the heartland, progressive cow-calf producers invest and adopt ...
  • The cooperative provision of ecosystem services in agriculture 

    Stallman, Heidi Ruth (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Managing agricultural lands to provide ecosystem services (ES), such as natural pollination, may be essential for the long-term sustainability of agriculture. Most agricultural lands, however, are managed for the short-term ...
  • It is what you know : changes in the structure and role of entrepreneur networks in an industry over time 

    Kendall, Annette (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    Previous research investigating the relationship between social capital and entrepreneurship has generally focused on the entrepreneur's own capacity to work their way into existing networks. There still remains a gap in ...
  • A partial equilibrium model of Afghanistan wheat market 

    Malakhail, Fazal Rahman (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This study focuses on the construction of a structural economic model for the wheat market in Afghanistan. We create two models with alternative approaches to model closure, one based on a price linkage approach and the ...
  • Taste biases : confounding sensory and label evaluations for yogurt 

    Boase, Emma (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] When you taste something bitter, something with a thicker consistency, or something with less sweetness does it make you think it is healthier? Does ...
  • Three essays in natural resource-led development and economic growth 

    Saeed, Khalid Adnan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation is comprised of three independent studies in empirical growth and natural resource-led development. Chapter 2 presents a cross-country ...
  • Three essays on agglomeration, strategic orientation, and organizational form 

    Lin, Shih-Chuan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    This dissertation consists of three essays, trying to fill a gap in the literature by exploring the interaction of agglomeration, ownership structure, and strategic orientation. Much research has been focused on each ...
  • Three essays on economics of water resources management in Nepal 

    Poudel, Krishna Lal (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    First essay consists of two steps. First, Technical Efficiency (TE) index is estimated for upriver and downriver ecoregions employing DEA technique. In the second stage, we censored the TE index and run the Tobit regression ...
  • Three essays on phosphorus runoff and water quality 

    Lee, Seungyub (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2019)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] Water pollution caused by nutrients, and the resulting eutrophication, have increased over time. This water pollution is increasingly caused by non-point ...