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Essays in Greenhouse/Nursery Economics
This dissertation focuses on the greenhouse and nursery industry in the United States. Two major issues are explored: irrigation and plant disease. The first two essays examine wireless soil-moisture sensor networks, an ...
Essays in nonmarket valuation and energy economics
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 ...
Food Product Recalls: Trends and Demand Impacts
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 ...
DEMAND FOR SAFER FOOD IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
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 ...
Agriculture, Environmental Incentive Payments, and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay
Nonpoint sources (NPS) pollution from agriculture is the leading source of water quality impairment in U.S. rivers and streams, and a major contributor to lakes, wetlands, estuaries and coastal waters (U.S. EPA 2016). ...