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dc.contributor.advisorThompson, Wyatteng
dc.contributor.authorWhistance, Jarretteng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on January 26, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Wyatt Thompson.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Agricultural economics.eng
dc.description.abstractIn recent years, there has been a push to increase biofuel production in the United States. The biofuel of choice, it seems, has been ethanol produced from corn. The effects of increased corn-ethanol production on the consumer prices of food and energy continue to be studied and debated. This study examines, in particular, the effects of increased corn-ethanol production on domestic natural gas prices. A structural model of the natural gas market is developed and estimated using two-stage least squares. A baseline projection for the period 2007 to 2015 is determined, and shocks representing the effects of U.S. biofuel policies are applied. The results indicate that the increased level of corn-ethanol production occurring as a result of the current U.S. biofuel policies may lead to natural gas prices that are as much as 6% higher, on average, than if no biofuel policies were in place.eng
dc.format.extentvii, 89 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlin.b73417750eng
dc.identifier.oclc501998426eng
dc.identifier.otherWhistanceJ-050809-T1248eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6535eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshEthanol as fueleng
dc.subject.lcshBiomass energy -- Costseng
dc.subject.lcshNatural gas -- Priceseng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural wastes as fueleng
dc.titleThe effects of increased corn-ethanol production on U.S. natural gas priceseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural economics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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