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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 ...
MERGER EFFICIENCIES IN THE U.S. BOTTLED WATER INDUSTRY
This dissertation contributes to the literature concerning horizontal merger efficiencies and non-price competition in merger analysis. It focuses on the U.S. premium bottled water industry, where manufacturers face both ...
Essays on the Efficient Management of Water Resources
In the first analysis of this dissertation, I assess the water use savings and cost-effectiveness of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) in the Upper Arkansas River basin in Kansas, a water rights retirement ...
Environmental Federalism: Chinese Governmental Behaviors in Pollution Regulations
China's economic growth has come with the cost of environmental deterioration. The economy has faced with many problems in land resource depletion and industrial pollution. I examine two policies that tackle three major ...
ESSAYS ON EDUCATION INVESTMENT DECISIONS
This dissertation focuses on the economics of education in developing countries with a particular focus on parental educational investment decisions in China. In Chapter 1, I explore how parents' belief affect their ...
INTENDED AND UNINTENDED IMPACTS OF GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE AND EDUCATION
Agriculture and education are often considered crucial programmatic areas for governmentsaround the globe. In their search for economic growth and social well-being, governments across the developing world implement policies ...