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Concurrent Session Schedule (1 of 8)

Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am
Hyatt Regency Hotel

*Please note that this is a preliminary schedule and content may change prior to the Annual Meeting*

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I. Invited Paper Session
             Session 1101 (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis) (AERE/ENV/CRENET)
II. Track Sessions
             Session 1002 AFM/ARA
             Session 1003 Int'l/Senior
             Session 1004 FAMPS/FSN
             Session 1005 IBES
             Session 1006 EXT
             Session 1007 GSS/TLC
             Session 1008 AEM 
III. Organized Symposium Sessions
             Session 1009 (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
             Session 1010 (Teaching, Communication and Extension)
IV. Selected Presentation Paper Sessions
             Session 1011 (Agribusiness Economics and Management)
             Session 1012 (Demand and Price Analysis)
             Session 1013 (Environmental and Nonmarket Valuation)
             Session 1014 (Food and Agricultural Marketing)
             Session 1015 (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
             Session 1016 (Food Safety and Nutrition)
             Session 1017 (International Development)        
             Session 1018 (International Development)
             Session 1019 (International Trade)
             Session 1020 (Natural Resource Economics)
             Session 1021 (Production Economics)
             Session 1022 (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)                    


I. Invited Paper Session

Session 1101 Cost Effective and Ecologically Effective Land Protection for Nature Conservation
Invited Paper (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am
Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Regency

This session provides a comprehensive study on ecological and economic effectiveness of land conservation. These three papers present cost measurement, benefit measurement, and prioritization tools that combine cost and benefit measurements of land conservation. The coherent theme deals with current needs of nature conservation under an increasingly growing demand for land conservation and increasingly limited conservation resources.

Organizer and Moderator: Seong-Hoon Cho, University of Tennessee
Discussant: Robert Haight, US Forest Service


  • Are there Economies of Scale in Cost Effective and Ecologically Effective Land Acquisition for Nature Conservation?
    Seong-Hoon Cho, University of Tennessee
  • The Effect of Protected Areas on Ground Cover: Evidence from Mexico
    Alexander Pfaff, Duke University
  • Welfare and Biodiversity Tradeoffs in Urban Open Space Protection in the United States
    Liaila Tajibaeva, Univ of Minnesota

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II. Track Sessions

Session 1002 Non-standard Risk Contracting in Agriculture and Fisheries
Track Session AFM/ARA
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Northstar A

Food producers without access to the largesse of the US Federal crop insurance programs are often forced to manage risk more traditionally, through the use of futures, forwards and options contracts. However, as with mainstream crop insurance, these contracts have limited availability for produce farmers, aquaculturalists and fisheries, and for farmers in the developing world. For these underserved groups, alternative risk sharing arrangements have emerged. Community supported agriculture contracts (CSAs) and their fisheries counterpart, CSFs (in Japan), allow producers to substitute high-priced items/species out of consumer deliveries, so the contracts contain an option value providing superior risk management to producers at potentially lower cost. A challenge is to monitor the frequency of unfavorable substitutions, as multi-season renewal rates are often low. In the developing world, risk contingent credit arrangements allow for partial/complete non-repayment of loans for dairy farmers experiencing severe drought. These contracts embed an option value critical for the functioning of the Kenyan dairy industry, where limited capital and no access to forward contracting make loans difficult to secure with collateral. The session will combine results from theory, field experiments, and surveys of consumer preferences.

Organizer and Moderator: Thomas W. Sproul; University of Rhode Island


  • A Field Study for Assessing Risk Contingent Credit for Kenyan Pastoralists and Dairy Farmers
    Apurba Shee; International Livestock Research Institute, Calum G. Turvey; Cornell University, and Joshua D. Woodard; Cornell University
  • Forward Contracting and Option Value in Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs).
    Thomas W. Sproul; University of Rhode Island
  • Member Retention and Contract Terms in Community Supported Fisheries (CSFs).
    Hirotsuga Uchida; University of Rhode Island

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Session 1003 Hunger and Hope: Progress in Reducing Poverty and Fostering Food Security in the Developing World
Track Session FAMPS/FSN
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore C

A panel of agricultural development experts will address where the world currently stands with respect to poverty and malnutrition, where progress has been made and why, and what needs to occur in agricultural development to foster future gains in food security. One panelist will focus on poverty, a second on nutrition, a third on technical change and productivity growth in agriculture, and a fourth on institutional changes that affect agriculture. The latter two panelists will highlight how and where improved agriculture technologies and institutional changes have made a difference, who was responsible for those changes, and what technical and institutional changes are needed in the future in light of climate change, continued population growth, growing water scarcity, and persistent conflict in many countries. This international and senior track session is sponsored in part by the Blue Ribbon Development Panel of C-FARE, which is charged with identifying cutting edge solutions to international agricultural development problems that are being developed around the world, and communicating those solutions to a broad audience of practitioners and supporters of agricultural development programs.

Organizer and Discussant: George W. Norton; Virginia Tech

  • Poverty: How far have we come; where will we go?
    Jeffrey Alwang; Virginia Tech
  • Global Food Security: Nutritional status and prospects for the future.
    William A. Masters; Tufts University
  •  Agricultural Productivity Growth: What happened, how, who is responsible, the road ahead.
    Paul W. Heisey; USDA-ERS
  • The Critical Role of Institutions: What have we learned?
    Michael R. Carter; University of California-Davis

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Session 1004 Consumer Labeling Issues
Track Session FAMPS/FSN

Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore A

Labeling is one piece of a larger collaborative risk communication strategy.  Labeling helps consumers to establish or reestablish individual control over consumption, leveling the playing field for making consumption decisions.  Especially relevant for experience and credence goods, effective labeling initiatives can benefit both producers and consumers.  This session examines three contemporary labeling issues.  Wile the labeling of genetically engineered foods (or ingredients) is not new, the debate over labeling continues. Issues of food fraud, where a lack of labeling standards may allow adulterated or fraudulent ingredients into the marketplace has grown.  And, new technologies may make it easier for consumers to utilize available information.

This session includes four papers that examine food labeling issues.  Kolodinsky and Reynolds provide a historical perspective on consumer attitudes toward and demand for GMO  labels. Pendell describes the current legislative landscape regarding GM labeling in Colorado.  Derrick Jones presents a paper on horse meat food fraud.  Diogo M. de Souza Montiero, Ben Lowe, and Iain Fraser present an analysis of willingness to pay for new technologies that provide product information.

Organizer: Jane M. Kolodinsk; University of Vermont


  • Information-seeking and Demand for GM Labeling in Vermont since 2000.
    Jane M. Kolodinsky; University of Vermont, Travis W. Reynolds; Colby College
  • GMO Labeling Legislative Update:  The Colorado Experience.
    Dustin L. Pendell; Colorado State University
  • Undeclared horse meat in our food – what does it mean for food fraud and food safety?
    Derrik R. Jones; Food Standards Agency UK
  • Willingness-to-Pay for Technology to improve access to nutritional, diet and allergy information in retail environments.
    Diogo M. Souza; University of Kent, Ben Lowe; University of Kent; and Iain Fraser; University of Kent

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Session 1005 Behavioral Economics and Food Choice: Understanding the Environmental and Neurological Mechanisms That Influence Behavior
Track Session IBES
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway A

Given the current trends in obesity, a significant amount of attention has been devoted to identifying and understanding the factors that influence food choices.  Traditional economic models generally assume that prices and income are the main factors that contribute to food selection.  Unfortunately, these models ignore the every-day situations and surroundings in which consumers live.  Research in the behavioral sciences shows that emotions, environments, and situations can greatly influence choice, especially when dealing with food.  Recent advances in technology have generated opportunities for using fMRI machines in understanding the neural pathways associated with food selection.  Research in this area has generated greater insights into consumer behavior as decisions in various contexts can be linked to specific neural activity.  

In this session, experts in behavioral economics and food choice will identify key behavioral factors and neural mechanisms that influence what consumers choose.  In the first presentation, research will be presented that shows how in a setting where food options have been restricted, choice architecture can generate the perception of an expanded choice set and avoid the reactance associated with heavy-handed policies.  The next two presentations will provide evidence documenting the influence of visual cues, social pressure, informational nudges, and pre-ordering on selection and consumption of fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient rich foods in school lunchrooms.  The session will conclude with a presentation highlighting the neural pathways associated with food choice when individuals choose between foods processed with different technologies.  Research presented in this session will provide greater insights into consumer behavior that can be leveraged to nudge individuals toward healthier lifestyles.

Organizer: Andrew Hanks; Cornell University
Moderator: David R. Just; Cornell University

  • Perceived Choice: Using Choice Architecture to Reduce Reactance in Food Choice.
    Andrew Hanks; Cornell University, David R. Just; Cornell University, and Brian Wansink; Cornell University
  • Effects of Informational Nudging on Pre-ordered Fruit and Vegetable Choices of Middle School Students. Jaclyn D. Kropp; University of Florida and Sonam Gupta; University of Florida
  • Can Lunchroom Nudges Develop Healthy Taste Buds in Elementary School Children?
    Janani Rajbhandari Thapa; Texas Tech University and Conrad P. Lyford; Texas Tech University
  • Predicting Consumer Choice in Food Price-Technology Tradeoffs using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
    Jayson L. Lusk; Oklahoma State University, John M. Crespi; Kansas State University, J. Bradley C. Cherry; University of Missouri-Kansas City, Brandon R. McFadden; University of Florida, and Laura E. Martin; University of Missouri-Kansas City

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Session 1006 Washington Policy Update by Chief Economists from the House and Senate Ag Committees
Track Session EXT
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Mirage

Congress deals with a broad range of policy issues-from long-standing, agriculture-specific issues such as commodity, conservation, and trade programs, to newer, cross-cutting issues such as energy and climate change. The presenters will provide their perspectives on policy issues affecting agriculture based on their work for the Congress, as well as perspectives on farm bill development. They also will seek comments and insights on issues from session attendees.

Organizer: Steven L. Klose; Texas A&M University


  • Farm Policy Outlook: Perspective from the House Majority.
    Bart L. Fischer; U.S. House of Representatives
  • Farm Policy Outlook: Perspective from the Senate Minority.
    Keith H. Coble; Mississippi State University
  • Farm Policy Outlook: Perspective from the Senate Majority:
    Joe Schultz; Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

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Session 1007 Teaching Tips from AAEA Award Winners
Track Session GSS/TLC
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway C

This session offers the opportunity for AAEA Teaching Award recipients to share teaching tips and have a dialogue with AAEA members. The emphasis is on winning strategies that have worked for them; the approaches, techniques, and/or teaching styles they consider to be instrumental to their success in the classroom. While they may utilize specific subject-matter examples to illustrate their points, the emphasis will on pedagogical approaches to improving education in our profession.
The goal is to share ideas on what successful teachers are doing in and out of the classroom to facilitate learning. Contributions from audience members, in the form of shared experiences, questions, and observations, are both welcomed and considered a key part of this organized symposium. The session will open with a brief introduction and overview (five minutes) by the moderator. Each of the four presenters will then briefly comment on their successful strategies (15 minutes each) after which the moderator will facilitate a discussion among the presenters and the audience (30 minutes). Presenters are expected to provide the audience with written outlines of their major points.

Organizer: Aaron J. Johnson; University of Idaho

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Session 1008 Agribusiness Data: Where Do We Get It? What Are The Questions We Should Be Answering? And What Big Data Means for Our Research
Track Session AEM
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway B

This track session focuses on the emerging and nontraditional data sources available to agribusiness researchers.  Three of the panelists will provide a brief discussion of three sources of data that are not only underutilized in Agribusiness research but also have the potential to contribute significantly to our research endeavors.  The final panelist will provide a brief discussion on the pressing issues we need to answer in agribusiness and how these data sources help us accomplish this.  The remainder of the session will be open to discussion with the panelists to inquire about the databases and how to use them.  It is also our hope that audience members will also share with others databases they are using in their research as well as pressing questions we need to answer in agribusiness.

Organizer: Joshua D. Detre; Louisiana State University
Moderator: Robert Brent Ross; Michigan State University


  • Big Data and How We Can Use It in Agribusiness Research.
    Allan W. Gray; Purdue University

  • Utilizing Compustat and CRSP Data in Agribusiness Research.
    Ani Katchova; University of Kentucky
  • Data Sources for Food Industry Analysis.
    R. Wes Harrison; Louisiana State University
  • What Are the Questions We Need to Be Answering.
    Michael A. Gunderson; Purdue University

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III. Organized Symposium Sessions

Session 1009 Agricultural Impacts on U.S. National and Regional Accounts
Organized Symposium (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Northstar B

This purpose of this session is to present and discuss agricultural impacts on the U.S. national and regional accounts pertaining to GDP and personal income as estimated by the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Emphasis will be on the impacts of recent droughts, crop insurance payments, other federal agricultural programs, agricultural exports, and agricultural prices.  Differential impacts of various agricultural factors on the national and regional economies will be highlighted.

Moderator: Sarahelen Thompson, Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • James M. Zavrel, Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Carrie L. Likowski, Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Sarahelen Thompson, Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Session 1010 Leadership, Legacy, and Love – Remembering Dr. Sylvia Lane, her contribution to AAEA and Impacts on Emerging Scholars
Organized Symposium (Teaching, Communication and Extension)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway J

This symposium will offer an opportunity for scholars to share their own experiences from working with Dr. Lane in their career; share the influence and impact of Sylvia Lane Fund on their career and professional development; and exchange ideas to further develop and enhance mentoring services, financial support, and other services.

Organizer: Chyi-Lyi (Kathleen) Liang, University of Vermont

  • Vicki A. McCracken, Washington State University
  • Shermain D. Hardesty, University of California, Davis
  • Mary Clare Ahearn, USDA-Economic Research Service, Davis
  • Jean Kinsey, University of Minnesota

Presenter: Christiane Schroeter, California Polytechnic State University

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IV. Selected Presentation Paper Sessions

Session 1011 Grain Markets and Price Discovery
Selected Presentation Paper (Agribusiness Economics and Management)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway D

This session discusses corn and grain production and marketing strategies with an emphasis on price discovery.  Various econometric methods are used to test price discovery hypothesis as well as a paper on mixed oligopolies in the grain market.


  • Pricing under Uncertainty in Agricultural Grain Markets and the Objectives of Cooperatives: A Mixed Oligopoly Analysis.
    Ziran Li; Iowa State University and Hang Quian; Iowa State University
  • Causality and Price Discovery in U.S. Corn Markets: An Application of Error Correction Modeling and Directed Acyclic Graphs.
    Xiaojie Xu; North Carolina State University and Wally Thurman; North Carolina State University
  • Price Discovery in U.S. Corn Cash and Futures Markets: The Role of Cash Market Selection.
    Xiaojie Xu; North Carolina State University and Wally Thurman; North Carolina State University
  • Economic Role of Corn Production and Marketing Systems in the Midwest U.S.
    Sangnyeol Jung; Southwest Minnesota State University and Peter Y. Wui;  University of Pinebluff

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Session 1012 Agricultural Commodity Price Transmission and Market Linkage
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Demand and Price Analysis)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway E

This session focuses on empirical applications that examine the transmission of prices and market linkage in the U.S. broccoli, timber, beef and lumber markets.


  • Examining Spatiotemporal Market Integration in the U.S. Broccoli Market: Implications for the Eastern Broccoli Industry.
    Xiaoli Fan; Cornell University, Miguel I. Gomez; Cornell University, Juan Nicolas Hernandez-Aguilera; Cornell University, and Shady S. Atallah;Cornell University
  • Testing Timber Market Linkages with a STAR Model with Housing Start-Controlled Transitions.
    Harrison Hood; University of Georgia, and Jeffrey H. Dorfman; University of Georgia
  • Asymmetric Vertical Price Transmission in the U.S. Beef Sector: Differences among Product Cuts and Quality Grades.
    Prasanna Surathkal; Oklahoma State University, Sungill Han; Konkuk University, and Chanjin Chung; Oklahoma State University
  • Spatial Price Transmission and Market Linkages in US Framing Lumber Markets.
    Evan Rogers, North Carolina State University

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Session 1013 Economic Impacts of Climate Change
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Environmental and Nonmarket Valuation)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway F

Papers in this session study the impacts of climate change on economic activity with a specific focus on the agricultural sector. The impacts of climate change on yields, food prices and food security are considered.


  • Climate Change, Monsoon Dynamics, and Tea Production in China.
    Rebecca L. Boehm; Tufts University, Wenyan Han; Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Albert Robbat, Jr.; Tufts University, Colin M. Orgians; Tufts University, Selenta Ahmed; Montana State University, Bruce T. Anderson; Boston University, Tim Griffin; Tufts University, and Sean B. Cash; Tufts University.
  • The Impacts of Decadal Climate Variability on Crop Yields in Missouri River Basin: A Bayesian Approach. Pei Huang; Texas A&M University and Bruce A. McCarl;  Texas A&M University
  • Raising the Temperature on Food Prices: Climate Change, Food Security, and the Social Cost of Carbon. Peter H. Howard; New York University, and Thomas Sterner; University of Gothenburg
  • Second Best Tax Credits for Conservation Easements
    James Vercammen; University of British Columbia

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Session 1014 Methods in Food and Agricultural Marketing
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Food and Agricultural Marketing)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway G

Researchers share methods used to better estimate consumer and market behavior.


  • Assessing the Impact of Fresh Vegetable Growers' Risk Aversion Levels and Risk Perception on the Probability of Adopting Marketing Contracts: A Bayesian Ordered Probit Analysis.
    Michael Vassalos; Clemson University and Yingbo Li; Clemson University
  • Demand for Organic /Non-Organic Non-alcoholic Beverages in the United States: Application of Semiparametric Estimation of Censored Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System (C-QUAIDS) with Household-Level Micro Data.
    Oral Capps, Jr.; Texas A&M University and Senarath Dharmasena; Texas A&M University.
  • Visual Attribute Non-Attendance in a Food Choice Experiment: Results From an Eye-tracking Study.
    Ellen J. Van Loo; Ghent University, Rodolfo M. Nayga; University of Arkansas, Han-Seok Seo; University of Arkansas, and Wim Verbeke; Ghent University

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Session 1015 Biotechnology Economics
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway H

This session analyzes the economics of biotechnology, the management of biotechnology, and the impact of biotechnology.


  • More of Less isn't Less of More: Assessing Environmental Impacts of Genetically Modified Seeds in Brazilian Agriculture
    Renato Seixas; University of California, Berkeley and José Maria Silveira; State University of Campinas

  • An Economic Analysis of Nanofood Labeling.
    Van Tran; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Amalia Yiannaka, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Konstantinos Giannakas; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Don’t Farm So Close to Me: Testing Whether Spatial Externalities Contributed to the Emergence of Glyphosate-Resistant Weed Populations.
    Dallas W. Wood; North Carolina State University

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Session 1016 Dietary Health: Environmental and Individual Effects
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Food Safety and Nutrition)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway I

This session presents work on the relationships between dietary health and recession. More specifically the impact of the great recession and job security on food choices are discussed. Also, preferences of pregnant women on dietary supplements are presented and quality and safety characteristics of duck on entrée choice are presented.


  • A discrete choice experiment to understand women’s preferences for nutritionally enhanced food and dietary supplements during pregnancy.
    Lenka Malek; Women's and Children's Health Research Institute and the University of Adelaide, Wendy J. Umberger; University of Adelaide, Terry Flynn; University of South Australia, Shao J Zhou; University of Adelaide, and Maria Makrides; Women's and Children's Health Research Institute and the University of Adelaide.
  • Is Job Insecurity Making Australians Fat? Evidence from Panel Data on Perceived Risk of Job Loss.
    Trenton G. Smith; University of Otago, Philippa Currie; University of Otago, Steven Stillman; University of Otago
  • Assessing the Impact of the Great Recession on Healthfulness of Food Purchase Choices.
    Annemarie Kuhns; USDA-Economic Research Service and Richard J. Volpe III; USDA-Economic Research Service
  • Consumer Preference for Quality and Safety Attributes of Duck in Restaurant Entrees: Is China a Market for the US Duck Industry?
    Hong Holly Wang; Purdue University, Rachel A. Carnegie; Purdue University, Nicole J. Widmar; Purdue University, and David L. Ortega; Michigan State University

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Session 1017 The Role of Social Networks in Rural Livelihoods and Food Security: Evidence from Pakistan, India, and Tanzania
Monday, July 28, 2014
Selected Presentation Paper Session (International Development)
9:45 am - 11:15 am
Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore B

The papers in this session explore the role of social networks in technology adoption, natural resource management, food seurity, and income diversification.


  • The impact of water users' associations on the productivity of irrigated agriculture in Pakistan.
    Dawit K. Mekonnen; CGIAR, Hira Channa; Pakistan Strategy Support Program, and Claudia Ringler; CGIAR
  • The role of social network in an imperfect market for agricultural technology products: Evidence on Bt cotton adoption in Pakistan.
    Xingliang Ma; CGIAR, David J. Spielman; CGIAR, Hina Nazli; Pakistan Strategy Support Program of IFPRI, Fatima Zaidi: CGIAR, Patricia Zambrano; CGIAR, and Shahzad Kouser; University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Role of Social Networks in Diversification of Income Sources in Rural India.
    Judit Johny; University of Alberta, Brent M. Swallow; University of Alberta, and Bruno Wichmann; University of Alberta
  • Gift giving, Kinship network and household food security in rural Tanzania: the way they give.
    Shaoyan Sun; University of Alberta, Henry An; University of Alberta, and Philippe Andre Marcoul; University of Alberta

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Session 1018 Observable and Unobservable Factors Affecting Quality and Varietal Adoption in Africa and Asia
Selected Presentation Paper Session (International Development)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Fifth Level; Lake Superior A

This session investigates the observable and unobservable factors that affect staple crop prices and varietal adoption in both Africa and Asia.  Papers in this session address issues that include health, consumer preference and food security. 


  • Maize prices and unobservable quality: evidence from aflatoxin tests in Kenya.
    Christine M. Moser; Western Michigan University, Vivian E. Hoffman; University of Maryland, and Romina V. Ordonez; University of Maryland
  • Dynamics of Modern Wheat Varieties on Farms in Pakistani Punjab:  A Duration Analysis.
    Hina Nazli; Pakistan Strategy Support Program of IFPRI and Melinda Smale; Michigan State University
  • Impacts of Improved Bean Varieties on Food Security in Uganda and Rwanda.
    Catherine Larochelle; Virginia Tech and Jeffrey Alwang; Virgina Tech
  • Procurement of Fresh Produce by Modern marketing Channels and their impact on Farming household - Evidence from India
    Rajib Sutradhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

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Session 1019 Broad Topics in International Trade
Selected Presentation Paper Session (International Trade)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Fifth Level; Lake Superior B


  • The impact of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA): An Empirical Analysis of Sub-Saharan African Agricultural Exports.
    Addisalem Zenebe; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, E. Wesley F. Peterson; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Kassu Wamisho; North Dakota State University
  • Examining the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers in the U.S.: Role of Information and Incentives in Program Participation
    Ya Na Lee, University of Minnesota; Nancy Chau, Cornell University; David Just, Cornell University

  • Environmental Regulation and Competitiveness: Evidence from Trade and Production in the Manufacturing Sector
    Tsung Yu Yang, North Carolina State University

  • Towards a Global Carbon Dioxide Market: Shadow Pricing CO2 Across Countries
    Flavius Badau, Oregon State University

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Session 1020 Shale Gas and Wildfire
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Fourth Level; Lake Harriet
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Natural Resource Economics)

This session includes two papers addressing wildfire risk management and two papers examining the effects of shale oil and gas development on agricultural and biofuel industries and on local housing markets.


  • Shale oil and gas booms: Consequences for agricultural and biofuel industries.
    Farzad Teheripour; Purdue University and Wallace E. Tyner; Purdue University
  • Spatial interactions in wildfire risk management decisions.
    Gwenlyn M. Busby; Virginia Tech, Richelle M. Geiger; Virgina Tech, and D. Evan Mercer; Southern Research Station
  • Boomtowns and the Nimbleness of the Housing Market:  An Investigation into the Impact of Shale Oil and Gas Drilling on Local Housing Markets.
    Michael Farren; Ohio State University
  • Attitudes and Private Investment to Mitigate Natural Disaster Risk: Explaining Homeowner Investment in Defensible Space in the Wildland-Urban Interface.
    Laine Christman; University of Nevada - Reno, Kimberly S. Rollins; University of Nevada - Reno, Michael H. Taylor; University of Nevada - Reno

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Session 1021 Diverse Topics
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Production Economics)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Minnehaha

Papers in this session address a variety of issues in production economics

  • A Hedonic Model of Corn Seed Price.
    Jorge A Fernandez-Corneji; USDA-ERS and Karen Valle; USDA-ERS
  • Exploring Agricultural Production Systems: Interactions between Crop and Livestock Sectors.
    Dong Hee Suh; University of Florida and Charles B. Moss; University of Florida
  • Contracting in the Presence of Insurance: The Case of Bioenergy Crop Production.
    Xi Yang; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ruiquing Miao; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Madhu Khanna; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Session 1022 Household Environmental Behavior
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
Monday, July 28, 2014
9:45 am - 11:15 am

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; LaSalle

This session presents four papers that use detailed datasets to examine household energy use and recycling.  Policy effectiveness in reducing energy use or increasing adoption is analyzed.


  • Solar Photovoltaic Technology Adoption in the United States: An Empirical Investigation of State Policy Effectiveness.
    Ilya V. Chernyakhovskiy; University of Massachusetts and Christine Lasco Crago; University of Massachusetts
  • Crunch the Can or Throw the Bottle? Effect of “Bottle Deposit Laws” and Municipal Recycling Programs. Benjamin L. Campbell; University of Connecticutt, Hayk Hkachatryan; University of Florida; Bridget Behe; Michigan State, Charles Hall; Texas A&M University, and  Jennifer H. Dennis; Purdue University
  • An empirical analysis of residential adoption of energy efficiency by different housing types and occupancy. Kelly Miller; University of Massachusetts, Francesca Colantuoni; University of Massachusetts and Christine Lasco Crago; University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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