• Agriculture teachers' perception and practice for teaching students with disabilities 

    Killingsworth, Justin Lee (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Federal legislation mandates that appropriate education be provided for all students in US public schools (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004; No Child Left Behind, 2001). The use of evidence-based instructional ...
  • External equity financing of agrifood firms 

    Mondelli, Mario P. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation investigates the determinants that influence a firm's decision to use external private equity in agriculture. Scholars have recognized the benefits of external equity finance for agricultural firms (i.e., ...
  • The role of choice architecture in toilet design: a behavioral economics approach to water conservation 

    Arocha, Jade (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Fresh water is a renewable, but finite, and increasingly scarce resource. Strategies to reduce water consumption are becoming ever more important in order to minimize future water shortages. One such approach is to focus ...
  • A structural model of the international coffee sector: an econometric investigation 

    Maltsbarger, Robert Dale (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    The primary objective of this research was to build an econometric model of the international coffee sector that could be used to simulate alternative scenarios including macroeconomic changes, potential technological ...
  • Three essays on healthcare access and efficiency 

    Gautam, Shriniwas (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    This dissertation is composed of three papers relating to healthcare access and efficiency. Focus of the first paper is to develop a gravity-based index of healthcare access for Missourians (both at county and sub-county ...