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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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AAEA Presentation by Ellen M. Bruno: Agricultural Groundwater Markets: An Analysis of the Gains from Trade and the Role of Market Power

July 26, 2017

My research is about the use of economic instruments to manage groundwater. Groundwater is an important input for irrigated agriculture. It is either the sole water source for an irrigator ...

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AAEA Presentation by Samual Bird: Agricultural Technology Adoption and Staple Price Risk in Kenya

July 26, 2017

Governments in Africa increasingly promote rural development by subsidizing inorganic fertilizers and hybrid seeds for staple food production. Subsidy recipients tend to be wealthier households, since governments perceive them as ...

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Emeritus Professors Honored by PROSE Awards for Ecosystems of California

May 22, 2017

Emeritus Professors Alex McCalla and Richard E. Howitt are among those honored through Ecosystems of California winning two 2017 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers. The book won ...

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Ted Gilliland: Assistant Professor at Mount Holyoke College

May 16, 2017

Ted Gilliland will join the Economics Department at Mount Holyoke College as an assistant professor. Ted Gilliland’s research is at the intersection of natural resource economics and development economics ...

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