Economics Working Papers

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Working Papers from 2012

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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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Deviant Generations, Ricardian Equivalence, and Growth Cycles, Richard C. Barnett, Joydeep Bhattacharya, and Helle Bunzel

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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

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Testing institutional arrangements via agent-based modeling: a U.S. electricity market example, Hongyan Li, Junjie Sun, and Leigh Tesfatsion

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ISO Net Surplus Collection and Allocation in Wholesale Power Markets Under LMP, Hongyan Li and Leigh Tesfatsion

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A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Technical Barriers to Trade, Yuan Li and John Beghin

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Quality certification by geographical indications, trademarks and firm reputation, Luisa Menapace and GianCarlo Moschini

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Taxing sweets: sweetener input tax or final consumption tax?, Zhen Miao, John C. Beghin, and Helen H. Jensen

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An economic breakeven model of cellulosic feedstock production and ethanol conversion with implied carbon pricing, John Miranowski and Alicia Rosburg

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Competition issues in the seed industry and the role of intellectual property, GianCarlo Moschini

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Characterizing stability properties in games with strategic substitutes, Sunanda Roy and Tarun Sabarwal

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Carbon leakage: the role of sequential policy setting, Shiva Sikdar and Harvey E. Lapan

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Demand for crop insurance by organic corn and soybean farmers in three major producing states, Ariel Singerman, Chad E. Hart, and Sergio H. Lence

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Organic crop prices, or 2x conventional ones?, Ariel Singerman, Sergio H. Lence, and Amanda Kimble-Evans

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DC Optimal Power Flow Formulation and Solution Using QuadProgJ, Junjie Sun and Leigh Tesfatsion

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A Coase Theorem based on a new concept of the core, Charles Zhoucheng Zheng

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Debt- versus equity-financing in auction designs, Charles Zhoucheng Zheng

Working Papers from 2009

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Firing cost and firm size: a study of Sri Lanka's severance pay system, Babatunde Abidoye, Peter F. Orazem, and Milan Vodopivec

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A return of the threshing ring? Motivations, benefits and challenges of machinery and labor sharing arrangements, Georgeanne M. Artz, Gregory J. Colson, and Roger Ginder

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How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm: which Land Grant graduates live in rural areas?, Georgeanne M. Artz and Li Yu

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Choosing to keep up with the Joneses and income inequality, Richard C. Barnett, Joydeep Bhattacharya, and Helle Bunzel

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Patience cycles, Richard C. Barnett, Joydeep Bhattacharya, and Mikko Puhakka

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Hierarchy of players in swap robust voting games, Monisankar Bishnu and Sonali Roy

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Comments to USDA on Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, Mark A. Edelman

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Community issues and the bioeconomy transition: moving independence from imported oil and climate change up the local policy agenda, Mark A. Edelman

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Indirect land use: the folly of over-indulgent environmentalism?, Mark A. Edelman

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Cooperatives: a competitive yardstick for health care, Mark A. Edelman and John R. Dunn

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The Impact of the National School Lunch Program on Child Health: A Nonparametric Bounds Analysis, Craig Gundersen, Brent Kreider, and John Pepper

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Does information change behavior?, Wallace E. Huffman

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Investing in people for the 21st century, Wallace E. Huffman

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Measuring public agricultural research capital and its contribution to state agricultural productivity, Wallace E. Huffman

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Technology and innovation in world agriculture: prospects for 2010-2019, Wallace E. Huffman

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Ag bankers -- today and tomorrow, Robert W. Jolly and Michael Gaul

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After they graduate: an overview of the Iowa State University alumni survey, Robert W. Jolly, Li Yu, and Peter F. Orazem

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Identification of Expected Outcomes in a Data Error Mixing Model with Multiplicative Mean Independence, Brent Kreider and John V. Pepper

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Unit vs. ad valorem taxes in multi-product Cournot oligopoly, Harvey E. Lapan and David A. Hennessy

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Biofuels policies and welfare: is the stick of mandates better than the carrot of subsidies?, Harvey E. Lapan and GianCarlo Moschini

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Consumer preferences for country-of-origin, geographical indication, and protected designation of origin labels, Luisa Menapace, Gregory J. Colson, Carola Grebitus, and Maria Facendola

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Fishing behavior across space and time, Luc Pierre Veyssiere and Quinn Weninger

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Migration and rural entrepreneurship, Li Yu and Georgeanne M. Artz

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Firm entry, firm exit, and urban-biased growth, Li Yu, Robert W. Jolly, and Peter F. Orazem

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Stopping start-ups: how the business cycle affects entrepreneurship, Li Yu, Peter F. Orazem, and Robert W. Jolly

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Why do rural firms live longer?, Li Yu, Peter Orazem, and Robert W. Jolly

Working Papers from 2008

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On Myopia as Rationale for Social Security, Torben M. Andersen and Joydeep Bhattacharya