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Gains from Contracting for US Hog Growers
Vertical coordination through contracts between farmers and other stages of the agro food chain have been of growing importance in US agriculture. Production contract arrangements between contractors and individual growers ...
The Influence of Heterogeneous Risk Preferences on Water Market Activity: an Application to the Paloma System of the Limarí Water Basin, Chile
This dissertation contributes to our knowledge about water markets by analyzing the factors that explain market transactions of water rights when there is also a spot market for water volumes. I hypothesize that risk ...
Using Tontines to Finance Public Goods: Experimental Evidence
Relying upon voluntary contributions for public goods provision generally results in the under-provision of the good relative to first-best levels due to the free-rider problem. Taxation/allocation schemes have been ...
Impacts of an Incentive Based Land Use Policy: An Evaluation of Preservation Easements
This dissertation examines the conversion decision of a landowner from an undeveloped or agricultural use to a subdivision in the presence of an active housing market and an active land preservation program. It utilizes a ...
Determinants of Childhood Morbidity and the Role of Malnutrition: Evidence from Indonesia
Studies that have attempted to examine the impact of early childhood malnutrition on acute illness have failed to adequately establish the causal link from malnutrition to acute illness. The empirical challenge arises ...
Internalizing Production Externalities: A Structural Estimation of Real Options in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry
There are hundreds of thousands of crude oil and natural gas wells across North America that are currently not producing oil or gas. Many of these wells have not been permanently decommissioned to meet environmental ...
The Impact of the Washington Metro on Development Patterns
It is a tenet of urban planning that transportation networks help shape the spatial configuration of cities. In the case of heavy rail systems, a common belief is that building a subway system will promote employment and ...
Asymmetric Information and Alternate Premium Rating Methods in U.S. Crop Insurance: A Comparison of High and Low Risk Regions
Federally subsidized crop insurance has a long history of underwriting losses. These losses may be due to premium rating procedures that do not account, as fully as possible, for differences in yield loss risk across farms. ...
On the Numerical Accuracy of Mathematica 5.0 for Doing Linear and non-Linear Regression
(Wolfram Media, Inc, 2005)
This article presents the results of performing the linear and nonlinear used as benchmarks by the National Institute of Standards and (NIST) with Mathematica 5.0. The performance is nearly flawless.