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Christian Lovell Wins Anthony Grano Scholarship at 2017 AAEA Annual Meeting

Aug. 7, 2017

The Anthony Grano Special Purpose Fund provides scholarships for academically successful, highly motivated students in agricultural economics or a closely related discipline with an interest in agricultural policy and the ...

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Ph.D. Candidates Practice Conference Talks and Receive Advice from Professors and Peers

Aug. 3, 2017

“Begin with the research question and use concise phrases on the slides” were among the many tips professors gave Ph.D. students in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE). ...

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ARE Students and Faculty Benefit from Insider’s View of Financial Markets through Bloomberg Terminal

Aug. 3, 2017

A highlight of ARE 139 Futures and Options Markets is when managerial economics students see financial markets come to life via the Bloomberg Terminal. The Bloomberg Terminal is a comprehensive ...

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AAEA Presentation by Heidi Schweizer: Impacts of the U.S. Ethanol Boom on Intermodal and Intramodal Competition in Corn Transportation Markets/Response of U.S. Soybean Flows to the Panama Canal Expansion: A Positive Mathematical Programming Model

July 26, 2017

My research interests are concentrated on the different dimensions of commodity price relationships. These dimensions are time, space, and product form. My dissertation focuses on commodities transportation markets and I ...

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AAEA Presentation by Ruben Irvin Rojas Valdes: The Dynamic Migration Game: A Structural Econometric Model and Application to Rural Mexico

July 26, 2017

For my Ph.D. dissertation, I analyze the dynamic and strategic migration, labor market participation, and schooling decisions of individuals and households in rural Mexico using reduced-form and structural econometric models. ...

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AAEA Presentation by Meilin Ma: Earthbound Labor and Incomplete Exit from Farming in China: Multiple Distortions and Nonseparable Decisions

July 26, 2017

My primary research interests lie in the intersection of agricultural economics and development economics, with an emphasis on producer organizations and on the role of agricultural policies. In particular, I ...

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AAEA Presentation by Amanda R. Lindsay: Evaluating local impacts of marine-based stimulus policies amid market imperfections in rural Indonesia

July 26, 2017

Countries all over the world have pledged commitments to managing marine ecosystems in a way that promotes both conservation and sustainable development. The Indonesian government has been a leader, introducing ...

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AAEA Presentation by Anubhab Gupta: General Equilibrium Impacts under Imperfect Agricultural Markets

July 26, 2017

Economic evaluations of the impacts of technological improvements in agriculture focus only on the target group of farmers who adopt new technologies. This paper integrates general equilibrium impacts under imperfectly ...

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AAEA Presentation by Yaxi Chen: Returns to Household Wealth and Wealth Inequality in China: New Evidence from the China Household Finance Survey

July 26, 2017

My research focuses on the role of capital in exacerbating wealth inequality across households in China. Using a newly available dataset, the China Household Finance Survey, I find that the ...

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AAEA Presentation by Huang Chen: Agricultural Risk, Insurance, and the Land - Productivity Inverse Relationship

July 26, 2017

China is attempting to improve upon existing land entitling policy to stimulate rural land aggregation trend for absorbing rural labors to support urban development. However, the potential negative impact of ...

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