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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Essays on the demand for ethanol in the United States: willingness to pay for E85, Kenneth Liao

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Ratios and benchmarks as tools for local food hub decision-making: a comparative case study, Savanna May Lyons

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Essays on business cycles with liquidity constraints and firm entry-exit dynamics under incomplete information, Zhixia Ma

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New models to estimate costs of US farm programs, Xiaohong Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Combinatorial innovation, evidence from patent data, and mandated innovation, Matthew S. Clancy

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Labor supply and expenditures: econometric estimation from Chinese household data, Zizhen Guo

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Studies on electric power markets: preparing for the penetration of renewable resources, Deung-Yong Yong Heo

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Essays on natural resources and labor economics, Mohammad Mainul Hoque

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Three studies on applying Positive Mathematical Programming and Bayesian Analysis to model US crop supply, Michael Hudak

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Essays on firm location decisions, regional development and choices under risk, Younjun Kim

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Three essays on crop yield, crop insurance and climate change, Lisha Li

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Optimal population and policy implications, Xiying Liu

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Essays on climate change adaptation and biotechnologies in U.S. agriculture, Jonathan R. McFadden

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Three essays on biofuel, weather and corn yield, Yixing Peng

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Animal spirits and stock market dynamics, Dong-Jin Pyo

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Essays on the forecasts of ending stocks, Jinzhi Xiao

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Forecasting and model averaging with structural breaks, Anwen Yin

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Three essays on modeling biofuel feedstock supply, Wei Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Educational attainment, college major choice, the gender wage gap, and average starting salaries of college graduates in the United States, 1967-2011, Nicole Stefanie Caviris

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Stepping into new territory: Three essays on agent-based computational economics and environmental economics, Jiaqi Ge

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Three essays on envrionmental economics, Hocheol Jeon

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Three essays on consumer choices on food, Miyoung Oh

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The Effects of Skill Acquisition in Youth Jobs on Future Work and Earnings, Kyrstin Shadle

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Computational modeling of an economy using elements of artificial intelligence, Ekaterina Sinitskaya

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Three studies on environmental valuation, DongGyu Yi

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Self-selection and peer-effects in experimental labor markets, Tushi Baul

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Strategic trade policy, cost uncertainty and FDI determinants, Yan Guo

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Essays on currency intervention, with particular reference to Chinese economy, Hailong Jin

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Three Essays in Non-market Valuation and Energy Economics, Yongjie Ji

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Three essays in development economics, Murali Kuchibhotla

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The trade effects, protectionism, and political economy of non-tariff measures, Yuan Li

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Essays on agricultural, financial economics and education, Juan Manuel Murguia Baysse

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Mechanization Potential for Expanding Midwestern Fruit and Vegetable Enterprises, Nicholas Jon Pates

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The impact of maternal occupation and pre-pregnancy weight status on childhood obesity: A comparative analysis of the United States and the United Kingdom, Jessica Schuring

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Agricultural nonpoint source pollution and water quality trading: empirical analysis under imperfect cost information and measurement error, Adriana Mihaela Valcu

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Essays in Experimental Labor Economics, Qiqi Wang

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Using laboratory experiments to study otherwise unobservable labor market interactions, Fanzheng Yang

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Enforcement and equilibrium in the permit markets when firms are risk averse, Hai-Lan Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Institutions and Financial Markets, Ranojoy Basu

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Four essays on risk preferences, entrepreneurship, earnings, occupations, and gender, In Soo Cho

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Three essays on biofuel, environmental economics, and international trade, Jingbo Cui

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an econometric study of the impact of economic variables on adult obesity and food assistance program participation in the NLSY panel, Ying Huang

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Essays on financial institutions and instability, Yu Jin

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Individual decisions and outside influences affecting U.S. commodity markets and cropland used for grain production, Nathan Scott Kauffman

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Essays on Investments in New Technologies --- Policy, Information, and Learning, Ruiqing Miao

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Three essays on tax policies addressing the obesity epidemic and associated calorie intake, Zhen Miao

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Essays on statistical inference with imperfectly observed data, Hang Qian

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Essays on the identification of treatment effects with applications to the labor market, Jeremiah Alexander Richey

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Essays on the environmental effects of agricultural production, Juan Francisco Rosas

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Essays concerning the cellulosic biofuel industry, Alicia Sue Rosburg

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Financial risk management and market performance in restructured electric power markets: Theoretical and agent-based test bed studies, Abhishek Somani

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Farmland price determinants in Iowa, Matthew Carl Stinn

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Willingness-to-Pay for Organic Food Products and Organic Purity: Experimental Evidence, Jesse Lance Strzok

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Essays on the Economics of Disease, with Particular Reference to Livestock, Tong Wang

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Three essays on non-tariff measures and the gravity equation approach to trade, Bo Xiong

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Essays in public economics and mathematical finance, Subhra K. Bhattacharya

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The impact of forest offset credits under a stochastic carbon price on agriculture using a rational expectations and real options framework, Jerome Robert Florian Dumortier

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Problems of uncertainty, learning, and welfare measurement in resource and environmental economics, Keith Shannon Evans

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essays in international economics, Xiang Gao

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Three essays on commodity futures and options markets, Na Jin

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Price Analysis, Risk Assessment and Insurance for Organic Crops, Ariel Singerman

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Three essays on weather and crop yield, Tian Yu

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Four Market Studies for the Beef and Electric Power Industries, Huan Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Bayesian inference in modeling recreation demand, Babatunde Oluwakayode Abidoye

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Essays on energy economics: Microeconomic and macroeconomic dimensions, Leandro Gaston Andrian

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Three essays in economics of the environment, Subhra Bhattacharjee

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Essays on optimal allocation of resources by governments, Monisankar Bishnu

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Evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from three dairy production systems in Iowa--conventional, grazing, and combination conventional/grazing, Andrew Lee Herringshaw

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Three essays on food safety and foodborne illness, Jing Liang

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Impacts of renewable fuel regulation and production on agriculture, energy, and welfare, Lihong Lu Mcphail

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Geographical indications and quality promotion in food and agricultural markets: domestic and international issues, Luisa Menapace

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Equilibrium pricing in electricity markets with wind power, Ofir David Rubin

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Three Essays in Environmental and Agricultural Issues, Sanchita Sengupta

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Essays on infinite-variance stable errors and robust estimation procedures, Fatma Ozgu Serttas

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Biofuel policy and stock price in imperfectly competitive markets, Fatma Sine Tepe

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Essays on Environment, Natural Resource, Growth and Development, Min Wang

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Acreage allocation in the presence of various commodity and conservation programs: The case of conservation reserve program and crop production in the Midwest, Lin Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The impact of ownership on Iowa land owners' decisions to adopt conservation practices, Majd Abdulla

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Three essays on renewable backstop technology, Jittinan Aukayanagul

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Three essays concerning agriculture and energy, Mindy Lyn Baker

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The implied volatility bias and option smile: is there a simple explanation?, Kanlaya Jintanakul Barr

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An economic analysis of decisions on physical activity and energy imbalance: cross-sectional evidence from a panel of middle-aged adults, Yanni Chen

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Improving nutrient content through genetic modification: Evidence from experimental auctions on consumer acceptance and willingness to pay for intragenic foods, Gregory Colson

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Optimized landscape plans for bio-oil production, David Hc Correll

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Single versus multiple submissions in the publication process, Ying Gao

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Count regression models for recreation demand: an application to Clear Lake, Brian David Pattiz

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A three essays dissertation on agricultural and environmental microeconomics, Luc Pierre Veyssiere

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Is corruption endogenous to foreign direct investment in resource-rich developing economies?, Saw Htay Wah

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Three Bayesian econometric studies on forecast evaluation, Jingtao Wu

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Essays on Repated Moral Hazard, Youzhi Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Alternative approaches for sharing machinery, labor, and other resources among small- and medium-sized agricultural producers, Greg Colson

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Essays on land cash rents, biofuels, and their interactions, Xiaodong Du

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Essays on food assistance program participation and demand for food, Ariun Ishdorj

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Three essays on contingent valuation method, Chih-Chen Liu

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The cost of government: how taxes affect economic health and social well-being, Joseph Eugene Mcphail

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Essays on fall fertilizer application, Mira Nurmakhanova

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Essays in macroeconomics, international trade and the environment, Shiva Sikdar

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Three essays on technology adoption, firm size, wages and human capital, Li Yu

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Three essays on agricultural risk and insurance, Li Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Three essays on child labor, schooling outcomes and health, Chanyoung Lee