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Three Essays on Non-Balanced Economic Growth, Economic Geography, and the Regulation of Public Land in the United States
This dissertation is comprised of three essays. The first essay, "The Spatial Consequences of Non-Balanced Growth," develops a theoretical model of regional development to analyze the consequences of non-balanced growth ...
A STRUCTURAL MODEL OF INSECT CONTROL DECISIONS: ROOTWORM RESISTANCE IN US CORN FIELDS
Recent evidence from field tests and laboratory studies suggest that rootworms are adapting to the toxins produced by genetically modified, insect resistant (Bt) seeds. Given that rootworms cause over 1 billion dollars in ...
The Role of Price Information in Agricultural Markets: Evidence from Rural Peru
Agriculture is a source of livelihood for 86% of households in rural areas, many of whom rely on their crops for income. However, many farmers in isolated areas do not have access to reliable market price information that ...
Essays on the Comparison of Production Technologies: Applications to Maryland Dairy Farms
This dissertation proposes three new methodologies in empirical production economics for assessing technical change, production risks, and technological frontiers. Each methodology is demonstrated with an application to ...
ESSAYS ON THE ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF U.S. AGRICULTURE
This dissertation consists of three essays empirically investigating three important aspects of the U.S. agriculture: conservation, subsidy, and productivity. Each essay is conducted with the U.S. Census of Agriculture ...