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#1-161 2014 AAEA Annual Meeting Posters

Poster Subject Codes

Agribusiness Economics and Management Section (AEM)
China Section
Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics Section (CWAE)
Extension Section
Food and Agricultural Marketing Policy Section (FAMPS)
Food and Safety Nutrition Section (FSN)
International Section
Latin American Section (LAS)
Teaching, Learning, and Communication Section
Agribusiness Economics and Management
Ag Finance and Farm Management
Behavioral Economics
Demand and Price Analysis
Environmental and Nonmarket Valuation
Experimental Economics
Food and Agricultural Marketing
Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
Food Safety and Nutrition
Household and Labor Economics
Industrial Org./Supply Chain Management
Institutional Economics
International Development

Posters #162-240

Agribusiness Economics and Management Section (AEM)

1 Shuanghui International's Strategic Acquisition of Smithfield Foods
Mary Marchant, Virginia Tech; Chaoping Xie, Virgina Tech; Hongjun Tao; Fuzhou University

2 Economic "Feasibility Study of an Onsite Biorefinery in West Texas From Using Cotton Gin Waste
Abbes Tangaoui, Texas Tech University

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China Section

3 The Economic Competitiveness and Carbon Dioxide Emission of Electric Vehicle in China
Xin Zhao, Purdue University; Otoo Doering; Purdue University

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Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics Section (CWAE)

4 Illiteracy, Risk Aversion and Child Health Knowledge in Rural Guatemala
Brooke Krause, University of Minnesota

5 Gender Differences in Agricultural Economics
Cheryl Wachenheim, North Dakota State University

6 2005 EPA Impact on Ethanol Import Demand
Ekaterina Vorotnikova, University of Florida; Serhat Asci, University of Florida

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Extension Section

7 Developing Local Food Systems in the South: Peeling Back the Layers
Harold Goodwin Jr., University of Arkansas; Ron Rainey; University of Arkansas; Sandra Martini; University of Arkansas

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Food and Agricultural Marketing Policy Section (FAMPS)

8 Demographic and Economic Factors Affecting Demand for Brand-Level Milk in Texas
Senarath Dharmasena, Texas A&M University; Oral Capps; Texas A&M University

9 Tradeoffs –Biofuel versus Food Production: Empirical Measures of the Impact on Indirect Land Use and Food Prices
Zabid Lqbal, Iowa State University, Bruce Babcock, Iowa State University

10 Geographic Patterns in the Choice of Crop Insurance
Sulagna Sarkar, Iowa State University

11 An Investigation of the Public Attitudes towards Genetically Modified Organism in the United States through Comments on Web-based Social Media
Xiang Li, University of Kentucky; Michael Reed, University of Kentucky; Christopher Arends, University of Kentucky

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Food and Safety Nutrition Section (FSN)

12 Do Supermarkets Promote Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Consumption in Urban Ghana? An Application of Non-parametric Analysis
Ting Meng, University of Georgia; Wojciech Florkowski, University of Georgia; Daniel Sarpong, University of Ghana-Legon; Manjeet Chinnan, University of Georgia; Anna Resurreccion, University of Georgia

13 Measuring Willingness to Pay for Calorie and Sweetener Labeling when Controlling for Taste
Karen Lewis, Arizona State University; Carola Grebitus, Arizona State University; Rodolfo M. Nayga, University of Arkansas

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International Section

14 The Impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): An Empirical Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Agricultural Exports
Addisalem Zenebe, University of Lincoln, Nebraska

15 A New Perspective on Infrastructure and Economics: Lessons from Afghanistan
Cheryl Wachenheim, North Dakota State University

17 Potential Impacts of an Exclusionary Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on Japanese Agriculture
Amanda Leister, Colorado State University; Jada Thompson, Colorado State University

18 Global Consumption Patterns and the Effectiveness of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Andrew Muhammad, USDa-Economic Research Service; Kari Heerman, USDA-Economic Research Service; Dariush Mozaffarian, Harvard School of Public Health

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Latin American Section (LAS)

19 Structural Changes in Mexico Beef Cattle Industry: Implications to US Beef Industry
Sahar Angadjivand, USDA-Economic Research Service; Keithly Jones, USDA-Economic Research Service; Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University; Kenneth Mathews, USDA-Economic Research Service

20 The Economic Payoff of Creating Good Job Conditions: Theory and Evidence from Latin America
Juan Chapparro, University of Minnesota; Eduardo Lorab; Independent Researcher

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Teaching, Learning, and Communication Section

21 Measuring Peer Effects of Team Based Learning
Georgeanne Artz, Iowa State University; Keri Jacobs, Iowa State University; Christian Boessen, University of Missouri

22 An Italian Food Experience in the Tuscany Region: Insights and Perspectives from a Study Abroad
Elizabeth Yeager, Purdue University

23 We Learned more than We Taught; New Ideas From Teaching Agriculture in Afghanistan
Cheryl Wachenheim, North Dakota State University

24 Utilizing Local Production Operations to Teach Agricultural Accounting Principles
Michelle Santiago, Murray State University

25 Incorporating Technology into Information Literacy - Making YouTube work for You
Lynn Hamilton, California Polytechnic State University; Mina Weidel, California Polytechnic State University

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Agribusiness Economics and Management

26 Effect of Stock Split and Stock dividend Announcement on Stock Prices in Food and Agribusiness Industry
Aditya Khanal, Louisiana State University; Ashok Mishra, Louisiana State University; Krishna Koirala, PhD, Louisiana State University

27 Corn Ethanol Plant Investment and Divestment Decisions: Comparing Real Options and Net Present Value
William Secor, University of Minnesota; Michael Boland, University of Minnesota

28 Multiple Imputation in the Complex National Nursery Survey Data by Fully Conditional Specification
Wan Xu, University of Florida; Hayk Khachatryan, University of Florida

29 Multifunctional Activities in New England Farms: Success and Continuation
Ioana Marasteanu, The Pennsylvania State University; Chyi-Lyi Liang, University of Vermont; Stephan Goetz, The Pennsylvania State University

30 Energy Beet based Ethanol Investment Analysis using Real Option Value Approach
Kassu Wamisho, University of Nebraska; David Ripplinger, North Dakota State University

31 An Economic Model for Switchgrass Reestablishment
Choolwe Haankuku, Oklahoma State University; Francis Epplin, Oklahoma State University

32 Spatial and Cluster Analysis for Multifunctional Agriculture in New England Region
Chyi-Lyi Liang, University of Vermont; Julia Marasteanu, The Pennsylvania State University

33 Effectively Control the Risks of Colorado Potato Beetle in the Potato Industry: A Spatial Approach
Xuan Chen, University of Maine

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Ag Finance and Farm Management

34 Pre- and Post- Recession Input Allocation Decisions of Farm Credit System Lending Units
Minrong Song, University of Georgia; Cesar Escalante, University of Georgia

35 The U.S. Farm Lease-Debt Relationship: Evidence from a National Survey
James Harris, USDA-Economic Research Service; Kenneth Erickson, USDA-Economic Research Service

36 Factors Affecting Anaerobic Digester Adoption in the West
Joleen Hadrich, Colorado State University; Dale Manning, Colorado State University

37 Do Farm Lenders’ Attitudes and Risk Assessment Models Encourage Organic Farms’ Debt Aversion?
Hofner Rusiana, University of Georgia; Ghangela Jones, University of Georgia; Cesar Escalante, University of Georgia

38 Heteroscedasticity and Estimation of Agricultural Debt
Lisha Zhang, University of Florida; Charles Moss, University of Florida

39 Profit and Risk Analysis of Alternative No-till and Conventional Tillage Crop Rotation Systems in East Central South Dakota
Shannon Osborne, USDA-Agricultural Research Service; Bronc McMurtry, South Dakota State University; Larry Janssen, South Dakota State University; Michael Miller, South Dakota State University

40 New and Beginning Farm Operations: How Do they Stack Up When It Comes to Farm Finance
Robert Williams, USDA-Economic Research Service; James Harris, USDA-Economic Research Service; Ashok Mishra, Louisiana State University

41 Can Generous Expensing and Deprecation Provisions in the Tax Code Explain Structural Change of the U.S. Farm? An Analysis of the Use and Impact of Capital Cost Recovery Over Time
James Williamson, USDA-Economic Research Service

42 Dairy Farmer Willingness to Supply Animal Welfare Practices
Christopher Wolf, Michigan State University; Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University; Melissa McKendree, Kansas State University

43 How do Global Weather Patterns Influence Days Suitable for Fieldwork?
Tyler Mark, University of Kentucky; Jeremy D'Antoni, USDA-Economic Research Service; Terry Griffin, University of Arkansas

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Behavioral Economics

44 Economic and Sociodemographic Drivers Associated with Vending Machine Purchasers in the United States
Rejeana Gvillo, Texas A&M University; Oral Capps, Jr., Texas A&M University; Marco Palma, Texas A&M University; Ariun Ishdorj, Texas A&M University

45 The Role of Innovation Premiums in Jordan Lake Water Quality Trading
Marzieh Motallebi, Colorado State University; Dana Hoag, Colorado State University

46 Physician Response to Patient Request for Low Value Care
Sapna Kaul, PhD, University of Utah; Anne Kirchhoff, University of Utah; Eric Campbell

47 The Influence of Behavior Factors in Setting the Agricultural Future Market Prices
Amilcar Serrao, University of Evora

48 Financial Advisors and Their Impact on Individual Farm Household Portfolios in the United States
Abbas Aboohamidi, Texas Tech University; Benaissa Chidmi, Texas Tech University

49 Heterogeneity of Consumers' Preferences for Nanotechnology in Food Packaging: a Discrete Choice Experiment
Seda Erdem, University of Stirling

51 Do Health Monitoring Tools and Apps Reduce Healthcare Costs? Evidence Based on Panel Data from a Health Insurance Company
Linda Burbidge, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota; Kara Ross, Kansas State University

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Demand and Price Analysis

52 U.S. Demand for Wellness and Functional Beverages and Implications on Nutritional Intake: An Application of EASI Demand System Capturing Diverse Preference Heterogeniety
Senarath Dharmasena, Texas A&M University; Oral Capps, Jr., Texas A&M University

53 What's for Dinner? Examining Meat Demand and Separability by Quality and Type Indianapolis vs. Seattle
Sarah Stutzman, Purdue University; James Eales, II, Purdue University

54 Public School Open Enrollment and Housing Capitalization
Anubhab Gupta, University of California, Davis; Satheesh Aradhyula, University of Arizona

55 Post Livestock Mandatory Price Reporting: An Assessment of Effects on Cattle Cash Prices
Man-Keun Kim, Utah State University; Hernan Tejeda, Utah State University

56 Aggregate Price Indexes for Farm Products
Christopher Taylor, USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service

57 US-Australia Competition for the Japanese Sorghum Market: Is it Quality Time?
Kazuyoshi Ishida, Texas Tech University

58 An Assessment of the Impact of Earthquakes on Global Capital Markets
Susana Ferreira, University of Georgia; Berna Karali, University of Georgia

59 Food Consumer Inflation Rate Convergence in the European Union with Special Emphasis on the New Member States
Zoltan Bakucs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

60 Welfare Impacts of Introducing Drought-Resistant Soybeans
Jewelwayne Cain, University of Missouri; Joseph Parcell, University of Missouri

61 The Role of Domestic Production in Import Demand Analysis
Lisha Zhang, University of Florida; James Seale, Jr., University of Florida

62 A Test of Law of One Price - Using Internet Wine Price Comparison Website as an Example
Wu-Yueh Hu, National Chung Hsing University; Yu-Chen Lin, National Chung Hsing University

63 Estimating Beef Demand Differentiated by Quality Grade
Jillian Yoder, University of Missouri; Scott Brown, University of Missouri

64 Multi-markets Analysis of Cereals Prices and Price Volatility Transmission and Implication for Food Security
Michael Reed, University of Kentucky; Didier Alia, University of Kentucky

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Environmental and Nonmarket Valuation

65 Multiple Units Public Good Provision Using Individualized Price Rules: Experimental Evidence
Pengfei Liu, University of Connecticut; Stephen Swallow, University of Connecticut

66 Will Consumers Pay a Premium to Reduce GHG Emissions from Beef Production? Evidence from a Contingent Valuation Experiment
Xiaogu Li
, North Carolina State University; Kimberly Jensen, University of Tennessee; Christopher Clark, University of Tennessee; Dayton Lambert, University of Tennessee

67 Evaluating the Shadow Price of Water for Irrigation – A Case of the High Plains
Jad Ziolkowska, University of Texas at Austin

68 Afforestation Adoption by Eastern U.S. Cattle Producers
Kimberly Jensen, University of Tennessee; Dayton Lambert, University of Tennessee; Jun Zhang, University of Tennessee; Christopher Clark, University of Tennessee; Burton English, University of Tennessee; James Larson, University of Tennessee; Tun-Hsiang Yu, University of Tennessee; Chad Hellwinkcel, University of Tennessee

69 Aggregate Resource Extraction: Examining Environmental Impacts on Optimal Extraction and Reclamation Strategies
Brett Campbell, University of Alberta; Wiktor Adamowicz, University of Alberta

70 Consumer's Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Drought and Saline Tolerant Turfgrass in the Southern Region of the United States of America
Monika Ghimire, Oklahoma State University; Tracy Boyer, Oklahoma State University; Chanjin Chung, Oklahoma State University; Justin Moss, Oklahoma State University

71 It's Better Than Mothing: Modelling the Optimal Control of Gypsy Moths
James Goodenberger, The Ohio State University; Sathya Gopalakrishnan, The Ohio State University; Allen Klaiber, The Ohio State University

72 Water Demand Elasticities: Price Responsiveness versus Publication Bias in Metaanalysis
John Hoehn, Michigan State University; Matas Tamosinuas, Michigan State University

73 Exploring the Shelf Life of Travel Cost Methods of Valuing Recreation for Benefits Transfer
Xiaoyang He, Cornell University; Muhammad Jawad Khan, Cornell University; Elizabeth Spink, Harvard University/Cornell University; Nancy Connelly, Cornell University; Shanjun Li, Cornell University; Gregory Poe, Cornell University

74 Environmental Valuation of Unlabeled Technology Adoption: Theory and Application to Tomato Production and Consumption
Jianfeng Gao, Virginia Tech; George Norton, Virginia Tech

75 The Impact of Location and Proximity on Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Renewable and Alternative Electricity: The Case of West Virginia
Alan Collins, West Virginia University; Kofi Nkansah, West Virginia University

76 Farmer Decision-Making on Enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program
Cheryl Wachenheim, North Dakota State University; William Lesch, University of North Dakota

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Experimental Economics

77 Trust and Group Participation in Rural Development Activities
Maria-Alexandra Peralta-Sanchez, Michigan State University; Robert Shupp, Michigan State University

78 Consumers’ Valuation for Reduced Salt Labeling: A Non-hypothetical Choice Experiment
Sang Hyeon Lee, Texas A&M University; Doo Bong Han, Korea University; Rodolfo Nayga, University of Arkansas; Vincenzina Caputo, Korea University

79 Assessment of Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Quality Seed Potato Using Dynamic Experimental Auctions: the Case of Smallholder Potato Growers in Tanzania
Julius Okello, International Potato Center; Carl Lagerkvist, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Rogers Kakuhenzire, International Potato Center; Elmar Schulte-Geldermann, International Potato Center

80 Is Investing in Communication Worth it? An Experimental Study of Communication in a Relational Contract Setting
Sharon Skorbiansky, Purdue University; Steven Wu, Purdue University

81 Possibility of Losing Own Money Promotes Learning to Overcome Bounded Rationality
Yu Zhang, Texas A&M University; Rodolfo Nayga, University of Arkansas; Dinah Depositario, University of Philippines

82 Networks and Learning about Agricultural Technologies
Emilia Tjernström, University of California, Davis

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Food and Agricultural Marketing

83 Consumers’ Preferences for the Food Preparation Time and Identification of the Factors Influencing Time-saving Food Consumption Pattern
Elizabeth Kim, Korea University; Byeong-il Ahn, Korea University

84 Respondent Screening and SARP: Testing Quarantining Methods for Better Data Quality in Web Panel Surveys
Michael Jones, University of Florida; Lisa House, University of Florida; Zhifeng Gao, PhD, University of Florida

85 Can we Reduce Attribute Non-attendance, Satisficing Behavior, and WTP Bias in Online Samples? Evidence from a US Blueberry Experiment
Michael Jones, University of Florida; Zhifeng Gao, PhD, University of Florida; Lisa House, University of Florida

86 Heterogeneous Consumer Preferences for Nanotechnology and Genetic-Modification Technology in Food Products
Chengyan Yue, University of Minnesota; Shuoli Zhao, University of Minnesota; Jonanthan Brown, University of Minnesota; Jennifer Kuzma, North Carolina State University

87 Media Coverage Effect of Grapefruit-Medication Interactions on Consumers’ Grapefruit Consumption
Hyeyoung Kim, University of Florida; Lisa House, University of Florida; Matthew Salois, Florida Department of Citrus

88 The Effects of Media Coverage of the Nestle Cookie Dough Recall on the Demand for Close Substitutes
Abhishek Bharad, Louisiana State University; R. Wes Harrison, Louisiana State University; Christopher Davis, USDA-Economic Research Service

89 Timing in Commodity Marketing: How Do Producers Decide the “Right” Moment to Price Their Crop?
Fabio Mattos, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Stefanie Fryza, Canadian Wheat Board

90 The Effect of U.S. International Food Assistance on U.S. Prices for Lentils and Peas
Joseph Janzen, Montana State University; Sarah Janzen, University of California, Davis

91 What Drives Wine Expenditure in the United States? A Four-State Wine Market Segmentation and Consumer Behaviors Study
Xueting Deng, University of Kentucky; Timothy Woods, University of Kentucky

92 Factors Influencing Entry and Exit Rate of US Farms
Yiyang Yin, North Carolina State University; Tomislav Vukina, North Carolina State University

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Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis

93 Hispanic Immigrants Opinions Towards Immigration and Immigration Policy Reform
Grace Melo, University of Georgia; Gregory Colson, University of Georgia; Octavio Ramirez, University of Georgia

94 The Impact of the Recent Federal Reserve Large-Scale Asset Purchases on the Agricultural Commodity Prices: A Historical Decomposition
Michael Reed, University of Kentucky; Sayed Saghaian, University of Kentucky

95 Factors Affecting Adoption of Improved Rice Varieties and Its Impact on Farm Income: Evidence from Central Nepal
Raju Ghimire, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology; Wen-Chi Huang, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology

96 The Impact of a Potential Countervail on the Olive Oil Market in the United States
Daniel Sumner, University of California, Davis; Bo Xiong, PhD, University of California, Davis

97 How Does a Warm Spell Influence Public Attitudes about Agricultural Climate Change Adaptation Policies? An Evidence of Natural Experiment from Michigan
Scott Loveridge, Michigan State University; Gi-Eu Lee, Michigan State University; Julie Winkler, Michigan State University

98 Perceived Barriers to Purchasing Healthy Foods vs. Access in Underserved Areas across the Northeast
Alessandro Bonanno, Wageningen University; Lauren Chenarides, The Pennsylvania State University

99 Linking Livestock Health Inputs to Household Nutrition Intake
Miaoru Liu, Washington State University; Thomas Marsh, Washington State University

100 Impact of WIC program on Food Purchases
Helen Jensen, Iowa State University; Miyoung Oh, Iowa State University

101 An Analysis of Pricing in the United States Dairy Industry
Yuliya Bolotova, Clemson University; Andrew Novakovic, Cornell University

102 Adverse Gaming Incentives in Future Farm Safety Net Programs: Evidence from the Milk Income Loss Contract
John Newton, The Ohio State University; Cameron Thraen, PhD, The Ohio State University; Mark Stephenson, Cornell University

103 Can the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Help to Reduce Food Price Volatility?
Jan Brockhaus, Center for Development Research; Matthias Kalkuhl, PhD, Center for Development Research

104 Designing Financial Incentives to Maximize Participation of Target Populations in Weight Loss Programs
Yuan Yuan, Virginia Tech; Wen You, Virginia Tech; Kevin Boyle, Virginia Tech; Barbara Kanninen

105 Revisiting the Green Revolution: Implications for Global Food Security
Uris Lantz Baldos, Purdue University; Thomas Hertel, Purdue University

106 Externalities Associated with Imported Spinach Seeds
Christine Carroll, University of California, Davis; Colin Carter, University of California, Davis; Krishna Subbarao, University of California, Davis

107 Has GMO Crop Technology Backfired?: Exploring whether Increasing Glyphosate Application Rates among U.S. Corn Growers has been Driven by the Spread of Glyphosate-resistant Weeds
Dallas Wood, North Carolina State University

108 Rice Farmer’s Preferences towards Marketing Policy Alternatives in Thailand
Uchook Duangbootsee, Michigan State University

109 Analysis of Various Household Expenditures at Urban Households in the Republic of Uganda: A Multivariate Tobit Approach
Padmanand Madhavan Nambiar, University of Georgia; Wojciech Florkowski, University of Georgia; Manjeet Chinnan, University of Georgia; Anna Resurreccion, University of Georgia

110 Managing North American Sugar Supplies with Biofuel Production
David Ripplinger, North Dakota State University

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Food Safety and Nutrition

111 Family Eating Behaviors, Race and Weight in the United States
Jane Kolodinsky, University of Vermont

112 Food Stamps and Food Expenditures: A Meta-analysis
Timothy Beatty, University of Minnesota; Joel Cuffey, University of Minnesota

113 Comparing the Relationship Between Food Store Access and Dietary Health Across Different Measures of Food Access
Lisa Mancino, USDA-Economic Research Service; Michele Ver Ploeg, USDA-Economic Research Service; Ryan Williams, Texas Tech University

114 The Food Safety Performance of Chicken Suppliers to the National School Lunch Program
Michael Ollinger, USDA-Economic Research Service; Casiano Benicio, Keller Graduate School of Management; James Wilkus, USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service

115 Is It Worth the Time? Analyzing the Interaction of Money Price, Time Price, and Nutrition Quality
Yanliang Yang, Virginia Tech; George Davis, Virginia Tech; Mary Muth, RTI International

116 Does Agricultural Trade (Liberalisation) Cause Child Malnutrition?
Sébastien Mary, European Commission - Joint Research Centre - IPTS; Sergio Gomez Y Paloma, European Commission - Joint Research Centre - IPTS

117 Consumer Attitudes toward the Use of Gene Technology in Functional Breakfast Grain Products: Comparison between College Students from the U.S. and China
Nanying Wang, University of Georgia; Jack Houston, Jr., University of Georgia

118 Private and Government Food Safety Audits: Theory and Evidence from Dairy Sector in Kyrgyzstan
Alexander Saak, International Food Policy Research Institute

119 The Influence of Unit Pricing on Snack Food Choices
Sean Cash, Tufts University; Anna McAlister, Michigan State University; Chen Lou, Michigan State University

120 Actions towards Food Safety: Label-choosing or Self-protection
Yuan Chen, University of California, Davis; Shiwen Quan, Renmin University of China; Yinchu Zeng, Renmin University of China

121 Dietary Acculturation: A Case Study of International Students
Bhagyashree Katare, University of Minnesota

122 Factors Influencing Adolescent BMI in Urban China
Carl Anfinson, North Dakota State University; Thomas Wahl, North Dakota State University; James Seale, Jr., University of Florida; Junfei Bai, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Household and Labor Economics

123 Fertility and Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from One Child Policy in China
Hui Wang, Michigan State University

124 An Econometric Approach to Forecast Farm Labor for Perennial Labor Intensive Agricultural Crops
Xiaojiao Jiang, Washington State University; Rosa Gallardo, Washington State University; Michael Brady, Washington State University

125 Gender Bias in Top Executives: A Diagnosis from Stock Market
Wen Chen, Washington State University

126 Off-farm Labor Supply Effects of Farm Mechanization
Md Mansur Ahmed, North Carolina State University; Barry Goodwin, North Carolina State University

127 Determinants of Tree Planting on Farms in Sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti: Livelihood Diversification, Land Tenure and Environment
Emilie Perge, Columbia University; Clare Sullivan, Columbia University

128 Strengthening Producer Organizations in Uganda: The Impact on Farm Labour and Non-labour Inputs
Markus Olapade, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation; Markus Froelich, University of Mannheim; Ruth Hill, International Food Policy Research Institute; Eduardo Maruyama, IFPRI

129 Career Incentives in Arm's Length Contracts: Evidence from Chilean Wine-Grape Markets
Pilar Jano, University of Wisconsin; Brent Hueth, University of Wisconsin--Madison

130 Impact of Immigration Enforcement on Farm Household Labor Allocation
Elton Mykerezi, University of Minnesota; Gentian Kostandini, University of Georgia

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Industrial Org./Supply Chain Management

131 Effects of Alternative Marketing Arrangements on Spot Market Price Distribution in the U.S. Hog Market
Jong-Jin Kim, Korea Rural Economic Institute; Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University

132 Successive Market Power and Contracts of Finished Products
Tian Xia, Kansas State University; Xianghong Li, Kansas State University

133 Does Passion for Wine Matter? The Effects of Owner Motivation in Non-traditional Wine Regions
Jie Li, Cornell University; Miguel Gomez, Cornell University

134 Incentives for Non-Price Competition in the California WIC Program
Patrick McLaughlin, University of California, Davis

135 Does Contract Enforceability Deter the Participation of Small-Scale Producers in Kenya's French Bean Export Market?
Stephanie Rosch, Purdue University; David Ortega, Michigan State University

136 Competitive Interactions between Grain Railroad Rates and Barge Rates on the Mississippi Waterway
Juan Murguia, North Dakota State University; David Hennessy, Iowa State University

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Institutional Economics

137 Measuring the Potential for Self-governance: An Approach for the Management of the Common-pool Resources
Sergio Colin-Castillo, Centro de Estudios Socio Economicos (CISE); Richard Woodward, Texas A&M University

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International Development

138 Effects of Peers on Agricultural Productivity in Rural Northern India
Tisorn Songsermsawas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Katherine Baylis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ashwini Chhatre, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

139 Causes and Consequences of Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries as a Complex Economic System
Senarath Dharmasena, Texas A&M University; David Bessler, Texas A&M University

140 Do the Manufacturing Industries in Taiwan Transfer their Polluting Production via Foreign Direct Investment?
Tsung Yu Yang, North Carolina State University

142 The Economic Impact of Global Food Price Increase on Africa Least Developed Countries: An Application of the Common Agricultural Policy Regionalized Impact (CAPRI) Model
Jean-baptiste Wendkouni Zongo, National Taiwan University; Huey-Lin Lee, National Chengchi University; Ching-Cheng Chang, Academia Sinica; Shih-Hsun Hsu, National Taiwan University

143 Mother’s Education and Child Health Outcomes in Burkina Faso: Is there a Strong Causal Relationship?
Eugenie Maiga, African Center for Economic Transformation

144 Adoption of Nutritionally Enhanced Sweetpotato Varieties: the Role of Household Food Insecurity and Knowledge of Nutritional Benefits
Julius Okello,  International Potato Center; Kirimi Sindi, International Potato Center; Kelvin Shikuku, International Potato Center; Jan Low, International Potato Center; Margaret McEwan, International Potato Center

145 The Role of Gender and Farmer Attitudes in the Adoption of Bio-fortified Food Crops: The Case of Orange-fleshed Sweetpotato Growers in Tanzania
Kelvin Shikuku,, International Potato Center; Julius Okello,, International Potato Center; Kirimi Sindi, International Potato Center; Jan Low, International Potato Center; Margaret McEwan, International Potato Center

146 How the Rural-urban Linkages Determine the Nonfarm Activities and Incomes of Rural Household, Evidences from Five Provinces in China
Chaoran Hu, Michigan State University; Thomas Reardon, Michigan State University; Songqing Jin, Michigan State University; Kevin Chen, IFPRI-Beijing

147 A Culture of Savings: Exploring Historical Legacies in Contemporaneous Savings and Investment Behavior in Eastern Europe
Sarah Walker, University of Wisconsin

148 Do Remittances Alter Household Nutrition? Evidence from Rural Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Rosemary Isoto, The Ohio State University; David Kraybill, The Ohio State University

149 Social Learning in Technology Adoption: Spatial Econometric Analyses of Rice Farmers in Tanzania
Yuko Nakano, University of Tsukuba; Takuji Tsusaka, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics; Valerien Pede, International Rice Research Institute

150 The Impact of Agricultural Productivity on Urbanization: A Varying Coefficient Regression Analysis
Xiaofei Li, Purdue University; Raymond Florax, Purdue University; Brigitte Waldorf, Purdue University

151 Specialization or Risk Reduction: The Effect of Agricultural Diversity on Poverty Persistence in Ethiopia
Jeffrey Michler, Purdue University; Anna Josephson, Purdue University

152 Farmer Preferences for Attributes of Conservation Agriculture in Uganda
Kate Vaiknoras, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; George Norton, Virginia Tech; Jeffrey Alwang, Virginia Tech; Daniel Taylor, Virginia Tech; Barry Weixler-Landis, Virginia Tech; Gertrude Nakakeeto, Virginia Tech

153 Effect of Credit Constraints on Children's School Performance in Vietnam
Yoon Sun Hur, University of Minnesota

155 Adjustment of Import Demand for Corn in Mexico: Implications for U.S. Ethanol Mandate
Dong Hee Suh, University of Florida

156 Destination Choice of People in Rural China Doing Nonfarm Work, A Nested LOGIT Model
Chaoran Hu, Michigan State University

157 Intangible Knowledge Capital and Innovation in China
William McGuire, University of Washington Tacoma; Belton Fleisher, The Ohio State University; Adam Smith, ; Mi Zhou, Agricultural Bank of China

158 Effect of Women’s Empowerment on Children Well-being in Northern Ghana
Yacob Zereyesus, Kansas State University; Kara Ross, PhD, Kansas State University; Aleksan Shanoyan, Kansas State University; Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Kansas State University

159 An Empirical Analysis of Household Well-being in Northern Ghana
Yacob Zereyesus, Kansas State University; Aleksan Shanoyan, Kansas State University; Kara Ross, Kansas State University; Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Kansas State University

160 The Dynamic Implication of Agricultural Research and Development Investment for Economic Development
Michael Reed, University of Kentucky; Didier Alia, University of Kentucky

161 Push and Pull Factors Associated with Migration in Nepal: An Economic Perspective
Madhav Regmi, Louisiana State University; Krishna Paudel, Louisiana State University; Deborah Williams, Louisiana State University

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