CAROLINE GUNNING TRANT, "Measuring the Existence Values of National Parks in the Northwest Territories," U. of Guelph, Kim Rollins, Advisor.
HIKARU HANAWA, "An Econometric Analysis of the U.S. Kiwifruit Industry," Cornell U., Lois Willett, Advisor.
JASON HENDERSON, "An Analysis of Food Processing Plant's Location Decisions in the Corn Belt Region," Purdue U., Kevin McNamara, Advisor.
JING CHEN, "Food Consumption and Projection of Agricultural Demand/Supply Balance for 1996-2005 in China," The Ohio State U., Wen Chern, Advisor.
GREGORY HARNISH, "Analysis of Short-Run Barge Rates for Southbound Grain on the Mississippi River System," The Pennsylvania State U., James Dunn, Advisor.
SCOTT MCCOLLUM, "Determinants of FSA Guaranteed Loan Use Volume and Loss Claims for Arkansas Commercial Banks," U. of Arkansas, Bruce Dixon, Advisor.
Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation
ELVIRA SILVA, "A Unified Non-parametric Approach to Dynamic Production Analysis and Efficiency Measurement." The Pennsylvania State U., Spiro E. Stefanou, Advisor.
KELLIE RAPER, "Empirical Measurement of Market Power," Texas A&M U., H. Alan Love, Advisor. • ALBERT PARK, "Household Grain Management Under Uncertainty in China's Poor Areas," Stanford U., Scott Rozelle, Advisor.
GERALD E. SHIVELY, "Land Degradation, Soil Conservation and Risk: Evidence from a Dynamic Model of Philippine Upland Agriculture," U. of Wisconsin-Madison, Ian Coxhead, Advisor.
Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching
Less Than Ten Years' Experience
LOIS SCHERTZ WILLETT, Cornell U..
More Than Ten Years' Experience
MICHAEL E. WETZSTEIN, U. of Georgia.
Graduate Teaching Award
JEAN-PAUL CHAVAS, U. of Wisconsin-Madison.
Distinguished Extension Program
NELSON BILLS, Cornell U.
Managing for Today's Cattle Market and Beyond Program, U. of Wyoming.
Distinguished Policy Contribution
The Agricultural and Food Policy Center, Texas A&M U.
Quality of Communications
MAURY E. BREDAHL, NICOLE BALLENGER, JOHN C. DUNMORE and TERRY L. ROE, Editors, "Agriculture, Trade, and the Environment: Discovering and Measuring the Critical Linkages," Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996.
VERNON W. RUTTAN, "United States Development Assistance Policy: The Domestic Politics of Foreign Economic Aid," Baltimore: The John Hopkins U. Press, 1996.
RICHARD CORNES and TODD SANDLER, "The Theory of Externalities, Public Goods and Club Goods, second edition, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Quality of Research Discovery
RULON D. POPE and RICHARD E. JUST, "Empirical Implementation of Ex Ante Cost Functions," Journal of Econometrics 72 (1996): 231-249.
• ROBERT G. CHAMBERS and JOHN QUIGGIN, "Non-Point-Source Pollution Regulation as a Multi-Task Principle-Agent Problem," Journal of Public Economics 59(1996):95-116.
Outstanding Journal Article
SHU Y. HUANG and RICHARD J. SEXTON, "Measuring Returns to an Innovation in an Imperfectly Competitive Market: Application to Mechanical Harvesting of Processing Tomatoes in Taiwan," AJAE,1996, pp.558-571.
YAIR MUNDLAK and HE HUANG, "International Comparison of Cattle Cycles," AJAE, 1996, pp. 855-868.
Publication of Enduring Quality
WILLIAM G. TOMEK and KENNETH L. ROBINSON, Agricultural Product Prices, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1972 (Second edition, 1981, and third edition, 1990).