• A multi-level explanation of the process of innovation 

    McGowan, Lucy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    This research models the process of innovation with an iterative multi-method model made up of a system dynamic (SD) model and an agent-based model (ABM). This method is a tested and validated modeling process for the study ...
  • Three essays on biofuel policies and aggregate supply curve 

    Kim, Jong-Ik (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    The first essay investigates the impacts of Brazil's new biofuel policy, namely RenovaBio. RenovaBio aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector through expansion of biofuels by requiring ...
  • Three essays on the economics of pesticide use 

    Tran, Lan The (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2022)
    Pesticides primarily benefit humans in terms of protection of food production, prevention of diseases, and weed control, but also potentially harm people and the environment. Given increasing current interest in human ...