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Working Papers from 2017

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Sorting into and out of Rural and Urban Retail Markets, Georgeanne M. Artz, Liesl Eathington, Jasmine Francois, Melvin Masinde, and Peter F. Orazem

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Entrepreneurial Skills in Thick and Thin Markets, Georgeanne M. Artz, Zizhen Guo, and Peter F. Orazem

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A Simple Economic Conjecture of Neural Activations, Information Retrieval, and Discount Rates with an Application to fMRI, Amanda S. Bruce, John M. Crespi, and Jayson Lusk

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The Relative Importance of Macroeconomic Shocks, Regional Shocks and Idiosyncratic Risk on Large and Small Banks, Jack R. Fischer, Joseph E. McPhail, Nathan Rodrigues, and Peter Orazem

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Measuring Market Power in Professional Baseball, Basketball, Football and Hockey, Gerald T. Healy III, Jing Ru Tan, and Peter Orazem

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Longevity and Lifetime Education: Global Evidence from 919 Surveys, Mohammad Mainul Hoque, Elizabeth M. King, Claudio M. Montenegro, and Peter Orazem

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Life Satisfaction and Diet: Evidence from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey, Sonya Huffman and Marian Rizov

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Performance Pay, the Marriage Market and Rising Income Inequality in Taiwan, Shao-Hsun Keng and Peter F. Orazem

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The Scarring Effects of Youth Joblessness in Sri Lanka, Murali Kuchibhotla, Peter F. Orazem, and Sanjana Ravi

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An 8-Zone ISO-NE Test System with Physically-Based Wind Power, Wanning Li and Leigh Tesfatsion

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A Swing-Contract Market Design for Flexible Service Provision in Electric Power Systems, Wanning Li and Leigh Tesfatsion

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Agricultural Production and Technical Change Around the World, 1961-2010, Janet Horsager Malacarne, Georgeanne M. Artz, and Peter Orazem

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Swing Contracts with Dynamic Reserves for Flexible Service Management, Shanshan Ma, Zhaoyu Wang, and Leigh Tesfatsion

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Quota flexibility in multi-species fisheries, Rajesh Singh and Quinn Weninger

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Spatial and seasonal equilibrium harvesting in quota-managed multispecies fisheries, Rajesh Singh and Quinn Weninger

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Modeling Economic Systems as Locally-Constructive Sequential Games, Leigh Tesfatsion

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Braided Cobwebs: Cautionary Tales for Dynamic Retail Pricing in End-to-End Power Systems, Auswin George Thomas and Leigh Tesfatsion

Working Papers from 2016

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Elicitation of Subjective Beliefs: A Pilot study of farmers' nitrogen management decision-making in Central Iowa, Sandip Agarwal, Keri L. Jacobs, and Quinn Weninger

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Why mandate young borrowers to contribute to their retirement accounts?, Torben M. Andersen and Joydeep Bhattacharya

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Urban-Rural Wage Gaps, Inefficient Labor Allocations, and GDP per Capita, Georgeanne M. Artz, Maniul Hoque, Peter F. Orazem, and Urja Shah

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Regression Discontinuity Designs with Clustered Data: Variance and Bandwidth Choice, Otávio C. Bartalotti and Quentin O. Brummet

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Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs with the Uniform Kernel, Otávio C. Bartalotti, Gray Calhoun, and Yang He

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The Effect of Low-Income Housing on Neighborhood Mobility: Evidence from Linked Micro-Data, Quentin O. Brummet and Otávio C. Bartalotti

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Malthusian Stagnation is Efficient, Juan C. Cordoba and Xiying Liu

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Revisiting the Effects of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Unemployment: A Measurement Error-Corrected RD Approach, Steven Dieterle, Otávio C. Bartalotti, and Quentin O. Brummet

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External Impacts of Local Energy Policy: The Case of Renewable Portfolio Standards, Alex Hollingsworth and Ivan Rudik

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Managing Climate Change Under Uncertainty: Recursive Integrated Assessment at an Inflection Point, Derek Lemoine and Ivan Rudik

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Hospital Closure and Hospital Choice: How Hospital Quality and Availability will Affect Rural Residents, Deepak Premkumar, Dave Jones, and Peter Orazem

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Optimal pricing strategies for a cluster of goods: Own- and cross-price effects with correlated tastes, Francisco Rosas, Santiago Acerenza, and Peter Orazem

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Show me the Money: Federal R&D Support for Academic Chemistry, 1990–2009, Joshua L. Rosenbloom and Donna K. Ginther

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The Effectiveness of Social Science Research in Addressing Societal Problems: Broadening Participation in Computing, Joshua L. Rosenbloom and Donna K. Ginther

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Optimal Climate Policy When Damages are Unknown, Ivan Rudik

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Tradable Credit Markets for Intensity Standards, Ivan Rudik

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Cap and trade under transactions costs and factor irreversibility, Rajesh Singh and Quinn Weninger

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Elements of dynamic economic modeling: presentation and analysis, Leigh Tesfatsion

Working Papers from 2015

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The impact of the U.S. sugar program redux, John C. Beghin and Amani Elobeid

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Non-tariff measures and standards in trade and global value chains, John C. Beghin, Miet Maertens, and Johan Swinnen

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A consistent food demand framework for international food security assessment, John C. Beghin, Birgit Meade, and Stacey Rosen

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A graphical analysis of causality in the Reinhart-Rogoff dataset, Gray Calhoun

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Block bootstrap consistency under weak assumptions, Gray Calhoun

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Combinatorial innovation and research strategies: theoretical framework and empirical evidence from two centuries of patent data, Matthew Clancy

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Insuring customers of a unionized firm against loss of network benefits, David M. Frankel

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Standardized contracts with swing for the market-supported procurement of energy and reserve: illustrative examples, Deung-Yong Heo and Leigh Tesfatsion

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The role of pre-play learning in understanding and eliminating the preference reversal phenomenon, Younjun Kim and Elizabeth Hoffman

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Steering the Climate System: Using Inertia to Lower the Cost of Policy, Derek Lemoine and Ivan Rudik

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Can Social Norms Motivate Employee Conservation Efforts?, Joel Morton, Peter F. Orazem, Tanya Rosenblatt, Carolyn Cutrona, Zlatan Krizan, James M. McCormick, and Sarah M. Nusser

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Modeling biomass procurement tradeoffs within a cellulosic biofuel cost model, Alicia Rosburg, John Miranowski, and Keri Jacobs

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Uncovering the "will of the people": measuring preference polarization among voters, Sunanda Roy, Kuan Chuen Wu, and Abhijit Chandra

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Macroeconomies as constructively rational games, Ekaterina Sinitskaya and Leigh Tesfatsion

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WACCShed: A Platform for the Study of Watersheds as Dynamic Coupled Natural and Human Systems, Leigh Tesfatsion, Yu Jie, Chris R. Rehmann, and William J. Gutowski

Working Papers from 2014

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Mandatory costs by firm size thresholds: firm location, growth and death in Sri Lanka, Babatunde O. Abidoye, Peter Orazem, and Milan Vodopivec

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Do state business climate indicators explain relative economic growth at state borders?, Georgeanne M. Artz, Kevin Duncan, Arthur Hall, and Peter Orazem

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Theory and practice of inference in regression discontinuity: a fixed-bandwidth asymptotics approach, Otávio Bartalotti

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The impact of an EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement on biofuel and feedstock markets, John C. Beghin, Jean-Christophe Bureau, and Alexandre Gohin

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Trade restrictiveness indices in presence of externalities: an application to non-tariff measures, John C. Beghin, Anne-Celia Disdier, and Stephan Marette

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Perfecting beauty under the knife: the determinants of global cosmetic surgery consumption, John C. Beghin and Yalem Teshome

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Contraception and the fertility transition, Joydeep Bhattacharya and Shankha Chakraborty

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Endogenous borrowing constraints and wealth inequality, Joydeep Bhattacharya, Xue Qiao, and Min Wang

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The political intergenerational welfare state, Monisankar Bishnu and Min Wang

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Out-of-sample comparisons of overfit models, Gray Calhoun

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Altruism, fertility and risk, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Xiying Liu

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Intergenerational transfers and the fertility-income relationship: intergenerational transfers and fertility, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Marla Ripoll

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The elasticity of intergenerational substitution, parental altruism, and fertility choice, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Marla Ripoll

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Why rapidly expanding the number of college-trained workers may not lower income inequality: the curious case of Taiwan, 1978-2011, Shao-Hsun Keng, Chun-Hung A. Lin, and Peter Orazem

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Opportunities for US-China investments in agricultural innovation and new technologies, Kevin Kimle

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The student entrepreneur -- going from broke to broke? : a free enterprise case study, Kevin Kimle and Georgeanne M. Artz

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Can trade be good for the environment?, Harvey E. Lapan and Shiva Sikdar

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The political economy of food standard determination: international evidence from maximum residue limits, Yuan Li, Bo Xiong, and John C. Beghin

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The relative capital structure of agricultural grain and supply cooperatives and investor owned firms [The cooperative capital constraint revisited], Ziran Li, Keri L. Jacobs, and Georgeanne M. Artz

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A multi-factor model of heterogeneous traders in a dynamic stock market, Dong-Jin Pyo

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Uncovering the "will of the people": heterogeneity and polarization within electorates, Sunanda Roy, Kuan Chuen Wu, and Abhijit Chandra

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Monetary policy and Tobin taxes: a welfare analysis, Jong Kook Shin, Rajesh Singh, and Chetan Subramanian

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Cap-and-trade bycatch management with costly avoidance and stock uncertainty, Rajesh Singh and Quinn Weninger

Working Papers from 2013

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Voting for income-immiserizing redistribution in the Meltzer-Richard model, Richard C. Barnett, Joydeep Bhattacharya, and Helle Bunzel

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Are risk attitudes fixed factors or fleeting feelings?, In Soo Cho, Peter Orazem, and Tanya Rosenblat

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Stochastic dominance and demographic policy evaluation: a critique, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Xiying Liu

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Beyond expected utility in the economics of health and longevity, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Marla Ripoll

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Comparing the stock market and Iowa land values: a question of timing [ISU Land vs S&P Februrary 2013], Michael Duffy

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Sharing financial risk through flexible farm lease agreements, William M. Edwards and Chad E. Hart

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Endogenous formation and collapse of housing bubbles, Jiaqi Ge

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Endogenous rise and collapse of housing prices, Jiaqi Ge

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How much is clean water worth? Valuing water quality improvement using a meta analysis, Jiaqi Ge, Catherine L. Kling, and Joseph A. Herriges

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BMI changes in Russian adults: the role of health related behaviors and spousal relationships, Sonya K. Huffman

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Reduced U.S. funding of public agricultural research and extension risks lowering future agricultural productivity growth prospects, Yu Jin and Wallace E. Huffman

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Protectionism indices for non-tariff measures: an application to maximum residue levels, Yuan Li and John C. Beghin

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Cellulosic biofuel potential under land constraints: locations, plant sizes and feedstock supply costs, Alicia Rosburg, John Miranowski, and Keri Jacobs

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Reformulation of U.S. day-ahead wholesale power markets for improved intertermporal operations, Leigh Tesfatsion and Dionysios C. Aliprantis

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Optimal health and environmental policies in a pollution-growth nexus, Min Wang, Jinhua Zhao, and Joydeep Bhattacharya

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Fishing behavior across space, time and depth: with application to the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery [Fishing behavior across space and time], Quinn Weninger and Larry Perruso

Working Papers from 2012

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A dynamic efficiency rationale for public investment in the health of the young, Torben M. Andersen and Joydeep Bhattacharya

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Unfunded pensions and endogenous labor supply, Torben M. Andersen and Joydeep Bhattacharya

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Private versus public old-age security, Richard C. Barnett, Joydeep Bhattacharya, and Mikko Puhakka

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The trade and welfare impact of Australian quarantine policies: the case of pigmeat, John C. Beghin and Mark Melatos

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Fertility choice under child mortality and social norms, Shankha Chakraborty and Joydeep Bhattacharya

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Children and the wealth of nations, Juan Carlos Cordoba

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Barro-Becker with credit frictions, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Marla Ripoll

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Life, death and world inequality, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Marla Ripoll

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Are exporters more environmentally friendly than non-exporters? Theory and evidence, Jingbo Cui, Harvey E. Lapan, and GianCarlo Moschini

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Return to Iowa farmland versus S&P 500, Michael Duffy

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Value of soil erosion to the land owner, Michael Duffy