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Working Papers from 2014

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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

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Trade policy options for a food-security commodity in southern Africa: a case study of maize in Zambia, Paul W. Gallagher

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The status of labor-saving mechanization in U.S. fruit and vegetable harvesting, Wallace E. Huffman

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Scaling up from smallholder agriculture in China, North Branch River Vegetable Cooperative, Kevin Kimle and Hongdong Guo

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Broadband internet and firm entry: evidence from rural Iowa, Younjun Kim and Peter F. Orazem

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Do training funds raise the pace of training? The case of Mauritius, Oluyemisi Kuku, Peter F. Orazem, Sawkut Rojid, and Milan Vodopivec

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Optimal monetary policy in an open economy under asset market segmentation, Amartya Lahiri, Rajesh Singh, and Carlos A. Vegh

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The poverty of states: do state tax policies affect state labor productivity?, Joseph E. McPhail, Peter F. Orazem, and Rajesh Singh

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Investment composition and international business cycles, P. Marcelo Oviedo and Rajesh Singh

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Revenue protection for organic producers: too much or too little, Ariel Singerman, Chad E. Hart, and Sergio H. Lence

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Harvesting uncertainty and discards in multiple-species fisheries, Rajesh Singh and Quinn Weninger

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Revisiting Wal-Mart's impact on Iowa small town retail: twenty-five years later, Kenneth E. Stone and Georgeanne M. Artz

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Willingness-to-pay for organic food products and organic purity: experimental evidence, Jesse L. Strzok and Wallace E. Huffman

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Markov-Perfect rent dissipation in rights-based fisheries, Adriana Valcu-Lisman and Quinn Weninger

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Stringent maximum residue limits, protectionism, and competitiveness: the cases of the US and Canada, Bo Xiong and John C. Beghin

Working Papers from 2011

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Does the Jack of all trades hold the winning hand?: comparing the role of specialized versus general skills in the returns to an agricultural degree, Georgeanne M. Artz, Kevin Kimle, and Peter Orazem

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Business ownership by workers: are worker cooperatives a viable option?, Georgeanne M. Artz and Younjun Kim

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Measuring costs and benefits of non-tariff measures in agri-food trade, John C. Beghin, Anne-Célia Disdier, Stéphan Marette, and Frank van Tongeren

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Agent-based modeling: the right mathematics for the social sciences?, Paul L. Borrill and Leigh Tesfatsion

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Adverse selection and emissions offsets, James B. Bushnell

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Profiting from regulation: an event study of the EU carbon market, James B. Bushnell, Howard G. Chong, and Erin T. Mansur

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Hypothesis testing in linear regression when k/n is large, Gray Calhoun

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Do gender differences in risk preferences explain gender differences in labor supply, earnings or occupational choice?, In Soo Cho

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Risk aversion or risk management?: How measures of risk aversion affect firm entry and firm survival, In Soo Cho and Peter Orazem

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A contribution to the economic theory of fertility, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Marla Ripoll

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Iowa farmers' decisions to enroll in the average crop revenue election (ACRE) program, William M. Edwards

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Information Sharing and Cooperative Search in Fisheries, Keith S. Evans and Quinn Weninger

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Securitization and lending competition, David M. Frankel and Yu Jin

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Capturing preferences under incomplete scenarios using elicited choice probabilities, Joseph A. Herriges, Subhra Bhattacharjee, and Catherine L. Kling

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The dynamics of the Russian lifestyle during transition: changes in food, alcohol and cigarette consumption, Thomas Herzfeld, Sonya K. Huffman, and Marian Rizov

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Body Weight and Labour Market Outcomes in Post-Soviet Russia, Sonya K. Huffman and Marian Rizov

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Social entrepreneurship: an overview of a public university alumni survey, Kevin Kimle, Li Yu, Peter Orazem, and Robert W. Jolly

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Co-learning patterns as emergent market phenomena: an electricity market illustration, Hongyan Li and Leigh Tesfatsion

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Accounting for product substitution in the analysis of food taxes targeting obesity, Zhen Miao, John C. Beghin, and Helen H. Jensen

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The Beginning Farmers’ Problem In Canada, Sebastien Pouliot

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If you build it, will they come?: fiscal federalism, local provision of public tourist amenities, and the Vision Iowa fund, Deepak Premkumar, Austin Quackenbush, Georgeanne M. Artz, and Peter Orazem

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Is self-sufficiency for women's collegiate athletics a hoop dream?: willingness to pay for men's and women's basketball tickets, Juan (Francisco) Rosas, Joseph A. Herriges, and Peter Orazem

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Price analysis, risk assessment, and insurance for organic crops, Ariel Singerman, Chad E. Hart, and Sergio H. Lence

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Does European aflatoxin regulation hurt groundnut exporters from Africa?, Bo Xiong and John C. Beghin

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O-Ring Production on U.S. Hog Farms: Joint Choices of Farm Size, Technology, and Compensation, Li Yu and Peter F. Orazem

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Short-term congestion forecasting in wholesale power markets, Qun Zhou, Leigh Tesfatsion, and Chen-Ching Liu

Working Papers from 2010

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Model uncertainty in characterizing recreation demand, Babatunde O. Abidoye and Joseph A. Herriges

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Controlling for observed and unobserved site characteristics in RUM models of recreation demand, Babatunde O. Abidoye, Joseph A. Herriges, and Justin L. Tobias

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Student and Teacher Attendance: The Role of Shared Goods in Reducing Absenteeism, Ritwik Banerjee, Elizabeth M. King, Peter F. Orazem, and Elizabeth M. Paterno

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Building blocks: investment in renewable and non-renewable technologies, James Bushnell

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Enforcement of vintage differentiated regulations: the case of New Source Review, James B. Bushnell and Catherine Wolfram

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Allocation and leakage in regional cap-and-trade markets for CO2, James Bushnell and Yihsu Chen

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On removing the Condorcet influence from pairwise elections data, Abhijit Chandra and Sunanda Roy

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Welfare impacts of alternative biofuel and energy policies, Jingbo Cui, Harvey E. Lapan, GianCarlo Moschini, and Joseph Cooper

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Rounding in recreation demand models: a latent class count model, Keith S. Evans and Joseph A. Herriges

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The impact of public and private R&D on farmers' production decisions: econometric evidence for Midwestern states, 1960-2004, Xing Fan, Wallace E. Huffman, and Jessica Schuring

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Measuring school segregation, David M. Frankel and Oscar Volij

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Agricultural trade liberalization and downstream market power: some extensions, Mohammad Mainul Hoque and John R. Schroeter

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Consumer acceptance of genetically modified foods: traits, labels and diverse information, Wallace E. Huffman

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Household production theory and models, Wallace E. Huffman

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Setting incentives for collaboration among agricultural scientists: application of principal-agent theory to team work, Wallace E. Huffman

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The status of labor-saving mechanization in fruits and vegetables, Wallace E. Huffman

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Setting incentives for scientists who engage in research and other activities: an application of principal-agent theory, Wallace E. Huffman and Richard E. Just

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Entrepreneurship and higher education: an overview of the Iowa State University alumni survey, Robert W. Jolly, Li Yu, Peter F. Orazem, and Kevin Kimle

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Separation and volatility of locational marginal prices in restructured wholesale power markets, Hongyan Li, Junjie Sun, and Leigh Tesfatsion