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Three essays on agricultural price volatility
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
The three essays of this dissertation cover issues of understanding and managing price uncertainty across the meat value chain and related futures market. The first essay discussed the implications of recent change in ...
Impact of social networks on well-being: evidence from Latino immigrants in non-urban Missouri communities
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
This dissertation analyzes the impact of social networks on Latino immigrant's livelihoods strategies and outcomes. Using the Sustainable Livelihoods framework, this dissertation hypothesizes that social capital such as ...