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Working Papers from 2019

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Dynamic Reserves in Matching Markets, Orhan Aygün and Bertan Turhan

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Matching with Generalized Lexicographic Choice Rules, Orhan Aygün and Bertan Turhan

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A Correction for Regression Discontinuity Designs with Group-Specific Mismeasurement of the Running Variable, Otávio Bartalotti, Quentin Brummet, and Steven Dieterle

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Identifying Marginal Treatment Effects in the Presence of Sample Selection, Otávio Bartalotti, Desire Kedagni, and Vitor Possebom

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A Test System for ERCOT Market Design Studies: Development and Application, Swathi Battula, Leigh Tesfatsion, and Thomas E. McDermott

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A Transactive Energy Approach to Distribution System Design: Household Formulation, Swathi Battula, Leigh Tesfatsion, and Zhaoyu Wang

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The Exports of Higher Education Services from OECD Countries to Asian Countries. A Gravity Approach, John C. Beghin and Byung Yul Park

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Motherhood, Migration, and Self-Employment of College Graduates, Zhengyu Cai, Heather M. Stephens, and John V. Winters

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Accounting for the International Quantity-Quality Trade-Off, Juan Carlos Cordoba, Xiying Liu, and Marla Ripoll

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Extension Demonstration: Grameen Microfinance Methods and Capital Access for Low-Income Female Entrepreneurs, Mark A. Edelman

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Property rights and the efficient extraction of common pool resources: evidence from west coast groundfish, Keith S. Evans, Carl Lian, and Quinn Weninger

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Wild bootstrap for fuzzy regression discontinuity designs: obtaining robust bias-corrected confidence intervals, Yang He and Otávio Bartalotti

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Identification of Treatment Effects with Mismeasured Imperfect Instruments, Desire Kedagni

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Does Class Size Matter? How, and at What Cost?, Desire Kedagni, Kala Krishna, Rigissa Megalokonomou, and Yingyan Zhao

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Information order in monotone decision problems under uncertainty, Jian Li and Junjie Zhou

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Best Management Practices and Nutrient Reduction: An Integrated Economic-Hydrological Model of the Western Lake Erie Basin, Hongxing Liu, Wendong Zhang, Elena Irwin, Jeffrey Kast, Noel Aloysius, Jay Martin, and Margaret Kalcic

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Brand Inertia in Seed Demand: State Dependence and Heterogeneity, Jinjing Luo, Giancarlo Moschini, and Edward D. Perry

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The Economic Impact of the Health Sector on the Economy of Appanoose County, Iowa, Daniel Otto and Georgeanne Artz

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How Weather Affects the Decomposition of Total Factor Productivity in U.S. Agriculture, Alejandro Plastina, Sergio H. Lence, and Ariel Ortiz-Bobea

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The Will of the People: Measuring social divides in multi-dimensional choice settings, Sunanda Roy, Kuan Chuen Wu, and Abhijit Chandra

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Additionality in Cover Crop Cost-Share Programs in Iowa: A Matching Assessment, Wendiam P. M. Sawadgo, Alejandro Plastina, and Fang-ge Liu

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What drives landowners’ conservation decisions? Evidence from Iowa, Wendiam Sawadgo, Wendong Zhang, and Alejandro Plastina

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Notes on the GridLAB-D Household Equivalent Thermal Parameter Model, Leigh Tesfatsion and Swathi Battula

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Rational ecosystem-based fisheries management: An application to the GOM commercial reef fish fishery, Quinn Weninger

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Identification of resource extraction technologies when the resource stock is unobservable, Quinn Weninger, Larry Perruso, and Helle Bunzel

Working Papers from 2018

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Intergenerational Debt Dynamics Without Tears, Torben M. Andersen and Joydeep Bhattacharya

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Pareto-improving transition to fully funded pensions under myopia, Torben M. Andersen, Joydeep Bhattacharya, and Marias H. Gestsson

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A way to resolve intergenerational conflict over the environment under the Pareto criterion using green bonds, Torben M. Andersen, Joydeep Bhattacharya, and Pan Liu

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The Fight-or-Flight Response to the Joneses and Income Inequality, Richard C. Barnett, Joydeep Bhattacharya, and Helle Bunzel

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Environmental Policies in the Transportation Sector: Taxes, Subsidies, Mandates, Restrictions, and Investment, Justin Beaudoin, Yuan Chen, David R. Heres, Khaled H. Kheiravar, Gabriel E. Lade, Fujin Yi, Wei Zhang, and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell

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Can Banks Placate Knowledgeable Depositors by Offering Higher Interest Rates During a Banking Crisis?, Glenn Boyle, Roger D. Stover, Amrit Tiwana, and Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy

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Efficiency with Endogenous Population and Fixed Resources, Juan Carlos Cordoba and Xiying Liu

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How to create conducive institutions to enable agricultural mechanization: A comparative historical study from the United States and Germany, Thomas Daum, Wallace E. Huffman, and Regina Birner

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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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Agricultural Mechanization and BMI for Rural Workers: A Field Experiment in China, Zizhen Guo, Yu Jiang, and Sonya K. Huffman

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The Greenness of Rural and Urban Pakistan Over Time: Household Energy Use and Carbon Emissions, Syed M. Hasan and Wendong Zhang

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Investigating Treatment Effects of Participating Jointly in SNAP and WIC when the Treatment is Validated Only for SNAP, Helen H. Jensen, Brent Kreider, and Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy

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Identifying Treatment Effects in the Presence of Confounded Types, Desire Kedagni

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Bounding Average Returns to Schooling using Unconditional Moment Restrictions, Desire Kedagni, Lixiong Li, and Ismael Mourifie

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The Missing Benefits of Clean Water and the Role of Mismeasured Pollution, David A. Keiser

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Burning Waters to Crystal Springs? U.S. Water Pollution Regulation Over the Last Half Century, David A. Keiser and Joseph S. Shapiro

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Pre-play Learning and the Preference Reversal Phenomenon, Younjun Kim and Elizabeth Hoffman

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Does the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) Improve Infant Health Outcomes?, Brent Kreider, John V. Pepper, and Manan Roy

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Designing Climate Policy: Lessons from the Renewable Fuel Standard and the Blend Wall, Gabriel E. Lade, C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, and Aaron Smith

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Do State Marginal Tax Rates Lower State Labor Productivity?, Joseph E. McPhail, Peter F. Orazem, Rajesh Singh, and Rick Stammer

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Minimum Wages and Occupational Skills Acquired During High School, Benjamin Meier, Kyrstin Shadle, Brent E. Kreider, and Peter F. Orazem

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Rural land titling and property rights: does legislating smallholdings as a non-seizable family asset improve smallholder family farmers’ welfare?, Juan M. Murguia, Kassu W. Hossiso, and Sergio H. Lence

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Transactive Energy Design for Integrated Transmission and Distribution Systems, Hieu Trung Nguyen, Swathi Battula, Rohit Reddy Takkala, Zhaoyu Wang, and Leigh Tesfatsion

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Annual Net Returns to Cover Crops in Iowa, Alejandro Plastina, Fangge Liu, Wendiam Sawadgo, Fernando E. Miguez, Sarah Carlson, and Guillermo Marcillo

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Antebellum Labor Markets, Joshua L. Rosenbloom

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The Colonial American Economy, Joshua L. Rosenbloom

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Rational ecosystems-based fisheries management, Rajesh Singh and Quinn Weninger

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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 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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The Economics of Organic and GMO Farming Systems (in the US): Interactions and How They Might Co-exist, Wallace Huffman

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Spillovers from Behavioral Interventions: Experimental Evidence from Water and Energy Use, Katrina Jessoe, Gabriel E. Lade, Frank Loge, and Edward Spang

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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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The Design of Renewable Fuel Policies and Cost Containment Mechanisms, Gabriel E. Lade and C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell

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Costs of Inefficient Regulation: Evidence from the Bakken, Gabriel E. Lade and Ivan Rudik

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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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Land Tenure and Adoption of Straw Retention: Evidence from Henan, China, Yingdan Mei, Lie Gao, Wendong Zhang, Yu Song, Shugqin Jin, and Abdoul Sam

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An Evaluation of the State of Iowa Revenue Forecasts, 1995 – 2017, Peter F. Orazem

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RIN Pass-Through at Gasoline Terminals, Sebastien Pouliot, Aaron Smith, and James H. Stock

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

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

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The Expanding Ethanol Market and Farmland Values: Identifying the Changing Influence of Proximity to Agricultural Market Channels, Wendong Zhang and Elena G. Irwin

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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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