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The economics of within-field Bt corn refuges
Farmers who plant Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) corn are obligated to plant a 20% non-Bt corn refuge as part of an Insect Resistance Management program. This paper analyzes the economics of alternative refuge configurations. Ignoring potential...
New Estimates of Public Employment and Training Program Net Impacts: A Nonexperimental Evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act Program
(Department of Economics, 2009)
This paper presents nonexperimental net impact estimates for the Adult and Dislocated Worker programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the primary federal job training program in the U.S. The key measure of interest is the difference...
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 ...
Financial Aspects of Stand-alone Solar Power Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have struggled with low electrification rates in rural areas. This research examines various methods of achieving higher rural electrification rates. Among the factors that impede rural ...
A Nonlinear IV Likelihood-Based Rank Test for Multivariate Time Series and Long Panels
(Berkeley Electronic Press, 2010)
A test for the rank of a vector error correction model (VECM) or panel VECM based on the well-known trace test is proposed. The proposed test employs instrumental variables (IV's)generated by a class of nonlinear functions ...
An empirical assessment of the political and gendered consequences of economic sanctions
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This project investigates the unintended political and gender-specific effects of economic sanctions in target countries. Drawing insight from the existing literature...
Strategic Choice of Channel Structure in an Oligopoly
(Department of Economics, 2011)
interaction when the downstream firm conveys internal strife (decentralization) to an upstream external supplier. This paper extends the single firm centralization-decentralization choice model of Arya and Mittendorf (2007) to a strategic choice model in which...
Does the World Need U.S. Farmers Even if Americans Don't?
We consider the implications of trends in the number of U.S. farmers and food imports on the question of what role U.S. farmers have in an increasingly global agrifood system. Our discussion stems from the argument some ...
University of Missouri Libraries annual report, 2017
(University of Missouri Libraries, 2018)
Economic Impacts of Not Extending Biofuel Subsidies
tariff, or the $1.00-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit on the biofuels and agricultural commodity markets. The Renewable Fuel Standard mandate requiring a minimum of ethanol use is maintained. The study finds that future growth in biofuels relies heavily...
Adjustable speed drive bearing fault detection via support vector machine incorporating feature selection using genetic algorithm
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
This dissertation presents a novel method to detect bearing defects in Adjustable Speed Drives (ASD's), which are increasingly used in many commercial and industrial applications. The harmonics in pulse-width-modulation ...
Oil price shocks and stock market behavior: empirical evidence for the U.S. and European Countries
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
not respond to the oil price shocks. According to the literature, oil price shocks have an asymmetric effect on economic activity and the stock market in that oil price increases have a greater impact than oil price decreases. However, in this dissertation...
Three Essays on Public Money Creation, Endogenous Bank Credit Creation, and Remaining Empirical Issues: Interest Rates and Inflation
(University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
This dissertation examines the interconnectedness between money/credit creation and its empirical relevance to macroeconomic variables. It takes the position that the amount of money/credit created for GDP-related ...
The Role of Temporary Help Employment in Low-wage Worker Advancement
(Department of Economics, 2007)
claimants and individuals seeking assistant in obtaining employment. We undertake our analyses for two periods: the late 1990s, a time of very strong economic growth, and shortly after 2000, a time of relative stagnation. Our results suggest that temporary...
Three essays of housing price dynamics
(University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] This dissertation consists of three essays. The first essay estimates the joint effects of spatial diffusion and high-tech industry fluctuations on housing prices. The work finds...
Commercial Horticulture : turf weed Control (2003)
(University of Missouri Extension, 2003)
The Long-Run Impact of Corn-Based Ethanol on the Grain, Oilseed, and Livestock Sectors with Implications for Biotech Crops
The ongoing growth of corn-based ethanol production raises some fundamental questions about what impact continued growth will have on US and world agriculture. Estimates of the long-run potential for ethanol production ...
The Relationship Between Economic Growth and Fossil Fuel Energy Consumption Growth in Net Energy-Importing Emerging Economies
(University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
This dissertation investigates the relationship between economic growth and fossil fuel energy consumption through three interrelated chapters—each of which addresses a facet of the relationship. The first chapter ...
Property Rights and Incentives to Invest in Seed Varieties: Governmental Regulations in Argentina
This paper analyzes the evolution of property rights legislation in Argentina with respect to new seed varieties. In comparison to the United States, Argentina has weak protection and enforcement of property rights for ...
Biofuel policies and food grain commodity prices 2006-2012: all boom and no bust?
Biofuels policies have a large impact on food-grain commodity prices, first and foremost by linking biofuel prices to feedstock prices. The multiplier effect of higher biofuel prices on feedstock prices is shown to be very ...