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Latinos in Southwest Missouri : Capturing the American Dream through Farming
(University of Missouri--Columbia. Cambio Center, 2006)
Even as farm ownership is declining in the US as a whole, an increasing number of Latinos are entering the farming business. In fact, Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group of farm owner/operators in Missouri and in the US as a whole...
Competing or Collaborating Siblings? Industrial and Trade Policies in India
(Department of Economics, 2006)
. Our firm-level data for the period 1980-94 is a census of firms in India and has been rarely used in literature. We also use the interesting chronology of reforms in India (industrial de-regulation in the 1980s and trade reforms in 1991) to test...
Contracting for Consistency: Hog Quality and the Use of Marketing Contracts
(Social Science Research Network, 2009-03)
Despite the dramatic change in the organization of the US hog industry over the past two decades, the existing literature offers little insight into the decision by pork packers to use long-term marketing contracts, which ...
Markets, Contracts, or Integration? The Adoption, Diffusion, and Evolution of Organizational Form
The rise of contract farming and vertical integration is one of the most important changes in modern agriculture. Yet the adoption and diffusion of these new forms of organization has varied widely across regions, commodities, ...
Is Teacher Pay “Adequate”?
(Department of Economics, 2005)
In school finance lawsuits plaintiffs often claim that pay levels are not sufficient to recruit teachers who can deliver constitutionally-mandated levels of educational services. In this paper I consider several ways in ...
Determinants of Beef and Pork Brand Equity
A set of consumer-level characteristic demand models were estimated to determine the level of brand equity for pork and beef meat cuts. Results indicate that brand premiums and discounts vary by private, national, and store ...