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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 ...
AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND PRODUCTION IN THE PRESENCE OF RISK AND INCOMPLETE FINANCIAL MARKETS
Economic interventions are rarely free of debate, hence it should come as no surprise that governmental agricultural policies are usually surrounded in controversy. A topic of debate in the World Trade Organization (WTO) ...
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 ...