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  • Food Product Recalls: Trends and Demand Impacts 

    Tselepidakis, Elina (2016)
    Food product recalls, the removal of risky food products from the marketplace, can impose significant burdens for consumers, producers, and regulators. The purpose of this dissertation is to offer an in-depth investigation ...
  • Essays in nonmarket valuation and energy economics 

    Miller, Mark Vincent (2016)
    This dissertation comprises three essays, relating to negative externalities in economics. The first essay concentrates on residential electricity consumption. In the economic literature, price elasticity of demands ...

    Ordonez, Romina Valeria (2016)
    According to the WHO, in less developed countries approximately 2.2 million people—most of whom are children—die annually of food and waterborne diseases. In these economies, information on the safety attributes of food ...
  • Behavioral Response to Environmental Taxation: Evidence from the Transportation Sector 

    Cerruti, Davide (2016)
    This dissertation analyzes how individuals respond to the introduction of taxation aimed to reduce vehicle pollution, greenhouse gases and traffic. The first chapter analyzes a vehicle registration tax based on emissions ...
  • Essays in Personal Transportation Demand and Consumer Finance 

    Evans, Jaclyn (2016)
    This dissertation is composed of three essays covering two areas of interest. The first topic is personal transportation demand with a focus on price and fuel efficiency elasticities of mileage demand, challenging assumptions ...

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