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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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Kajal Gulati: Research Associate at IMPAQ International

May 16, 2017

Kajal Gulati will join IMPAQ International as a research associate in their labor division. Kajal’s research is at the intersection of agricultural mechanization and gendered labor markets. Her dissertation ...

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Pierre Mérel and Mathew Gammans Predict Climate Change Will Cut Cereal Yields

May 16, 2017

Graduate student Matthew Gammans, Professor Pierre Mérel, and Cornell economist Ariel Ortiz-Bobea studied 65 years of wheat and barley yield data from France. Their new statistical model suggests climate change ...

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Brittney Goodrich: Cooperative Extension Assistant Professor at Auburn University

May 15, 2017

Brittney Goodrich will join Auburn University as an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology in August 2017. There she will develop a Cooperative Extension program ...

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Dan Scheitrum: Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona

May 11, 2017

In August 2017, Dan Scheitrum will join the University of Arizona as an assistant professor in the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Dan's research focuses on commodity markets ...

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