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Essays on China's Rural Land Rental Market: Institutions and Contract Design
China's rural land rental market, a gradually maturing market, is now revolutionizing agriculture in China by facilitating the upgrading of smallholder production to factory farming. I study a mature rural land rental ...
ESSAYS ON QUALITY CERTIFICATION IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL MARKETS
This dissertation features three essays exploring the market impacts of two types of quality certification---a voluntary non-GMO label and a mandatory food safety standard. In the first essay, I use a hedonic framework to ...