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Concurrent Session Schedule (3 of 8)

Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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 1045 (Behavioral Economics)
II. Track Sessions
          Session 1046 ECONO/Senior
          Session 1047 COSBAE/CWAE
          Session 1048 EXT
          Session 1049 AEM/FAMPS
          Session 1050 IBES/TLC
          Session 1051 ENV
          Session 1052 Int'l
III. Organized Symposia
          Session 1053 (Food Safety and Nutrition)
          Session 1054 (Productivity Analysis and Emerging Technologies
IV. Selected Presentation Paper Sessions
          Session 1055 (Ag Finance and Farm Management)
          Session 1056 (Demand and Price Analysis)
          Session 1057 (Environmental and Nonmarket Valuation)
          Session 1058 (Food and Agricultural Marketing)
          Session 1059 (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
          Session 1060 (Food Safety and Nutrition)
          Session 1061 (International Development)
          Session 1062 (International Development)
          Session 1063 (International Trade)
          Session 1064 (Natural Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
          Session 1065 (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
          Session 1066 (Risk and Uncertainty)


I. Invited Paper Session

Session 1045 Methodological Developments and Challenges in Choice Experiments
Invited Paper (Behavioral Economics)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Regency

This session is designed to highlight developments in state of the art methodological aspects in choice experiment (CE) studies.

This session will cover three methodological issues related to CE: (1) position bias in CE, (2) randomization in CE multi-products valuation, and (3) analytical approaches to account for attribute non-attendance (ANA).

Given the burgeoning reliance upon CEs across the many subfields of agricultural, environmental and food economics to elicit preferences and WTP values for both public and private goods, we hope to appeal to a broader cross-section of meeting attendees by proposing this topical session.

Organizers: Vincenzina Caputo; Korea University and Ellen J. Van Loo; Ghent University
Moderator: Rodolfo M. Nayga; University of Arkansas
Discussant: Ricardo Scarpa; University of Waikato

  • Position bias in best-worst scaling surveys: a case study on trust in institutions
    Danny Campbell; Queen's University Belfast and Seda Erdem; University of Stirling
  • Using a Randomized Choice Experiment to Test Willingness to Pay for Multiple Differentiated Products
    Madiha Zaffou; University of Connecticut, Benjamin L. Campbell; University of Connecticut, and Jennifer Martin; University of Connecticut
  • Using Experiments to Address Attribute Non-attendance in Consumer Food Choices
    Vincenzina Caputo; Korea University, Ellen J. Van Loo; Ghent University, Riccardo Scarpa; Unviersity of Waikato, Rodolfo M. Nayga; University of Arkansas, and Wim Verbeke; Ghent University

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II. Track Sessions

Session 1046 Agricultural and Applied Economics Priorities for Government Statistics
Track Session (ECONO/Senior)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore B

The output of federal statistical agencies – USDA, the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and National Center for Health Statistics (to name a few) -- are input to commodity market modulation, agribusiness and other market decision making, and research performed by AAEA members and other applied economists. Statistical agencies are going through prioritization processes to identify programs that would be discontinued if they receive funding below current, real funding levels. This symposium provides a platform for the collection of AAEA member priorities as input to agencies’ upcoming, really tough program decisions. Four prominent AAEA data users present priorities for their field. Abundant audience discussion is encouraged and a voting “slate” will be distributed for reaction.

Organizer and Moderator: Kathrerine R. Smith; Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics Presentations:

  • Agribusiness and Market Research Priorities for Federal Data and Information
    Scott H. Irwin; University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
  • Economic Development Priorities for Federal Statistical Data
    Stephan J. Goetz; Penn State University
  • Environmental Economics Priorities for Federal Statistical Data
    Timothy C. Haab; Ohio State University
  • Strategies for Identifying AAEA Priorities
    Jayson L. Lusk; Oklahoma State University

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Session 1047 A Reflection on the Agricultural/Applied Economics Profession through the Lens of Our Veterans
Track Session (COSBAE/CWAE)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore C

The Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWAE) was formed in 1981 with the purpose of promoting the welfare of women and underrepresented groups in agricultural and applied economics by representing their interests and engaging in activities that encourage their professional advancement through networking and leadership opportunities. Throughout the years, CWAE has addressed critical issues faced by the collective group. In its 2000 annual report, CWAE found that women continue to enter the academic profession though the agricultural research areas remain predominantly male; women generally accounted for less than half of students enrolled in the doctoral programs in agricultural business and management; salaries of recent Ph.D. and M.S. women were almost identical with those of men; and women agricultural economists have successfully moved into senior positions in government. It’s been 14 years since this report and a little over three decades since the inception of CWAE. It is time to revisit the issue and reassess the role of CWAE and its accomplishments to date.  A lot of gains have been made, but a lot more needs to be done to empower women and other underrepresented professionals. Does the gap between minority groups and their male counterparts continue to narrow?

Organizers: Blondel A. Brinkman; USDA-APHIS and Duncan M. Chembezi; Alabama A&M University
Moderator: Blondel A. Brinkman; USDA-APHIS
Discussant: Dawn D. Thilmany McFadden; Colorado State University

  • Mariah D. Ehmke; University of Wyoming
  • Cheryl J. Wachenheim; North Dakota State University
  • Corinne E. Alexander; Purdue University

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Session 1048 Crop Insurance and Implementation of the Farm Bill
Track Session (EXT)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Mirage

Crop insurance is now the primary component of the farm safety net. It is the one risk management tool that is slated for expansion in the new Farm Bill, and is widely supported by growers, farm and commodity organizations, and policymakers. This discussion would provide industry, government, and academic perspectives on how the Farm Bill’s crop insurance and related farm safety net changes will be implemented and their impacts.

Organizer: Laurence M. Crane; National Crop Insurance Services, Inc.
Moderator: Keith J. Collins; NCIS

  • Joe L. Outlaw; Texas A&M University
  • Dwight K. Lanclos; USDA-RMA
  • Thomas P. Zacharias; National Crop Insurance Services

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Session 1049 The Development of the US Brewing Industry
Track Session (AEM/FAMPS)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway A

Over the past 20 years, the US brewing industry has experienced dramatic changes. While macro breweries continue to consolidate and expand, they have sought new ways to compete with both price and non-price marketing. In addition, the Craft beer segment has experienced a tremendous resurgence in popularity, resulting in a proliferation of the industry in terms of scale and scope.

This session examines marketing in the US brewing industry. From a consumer perspective, the session explores both price and non-price marketing and its influence on consumer demand. With regards to the firm, the session analyzes how various market characteristics affect firm production and pricing behavior.

Organizer: Joshua P. Berning; University of Georgia
Moderator: Bradley J. Rickard; Cornell University

  • Product line extension and market power in the beer industry
    Yizao Liu; University of Connecticutt and Omer Hoke; University of Connecticut
  • Quality Competition in the Craft Beer Industry: An Empirical Analysis of New England
    Joshua P. Berning; University of Georgia and Michael P. McCullough; California Polytechnical State University
  • Retail beer prices across channels and locations: A hedonic analysis
    Joshua P. Berning; University of Georgia, Alessandro Bonanno; Wageningen University, and Michael P. McCullough; California Polytechnical State University
  • That’s not my Style: U.S. Beer Preferences in the Expanded Market
    Gnel Gabrielyan; Washington State University, Jill McCluskey; Washington State University, Thomas L. Marsh; Washington State University, and Carolyn Ross; Washington State University

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Session 1050 Classroom Experiments, Games, and Simulations: Examples, Resources, and Assessment
Track Session (IBES/TLC)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway B

This session highlights classroom experiments, simulations, and games originally authored and developed, or adapted from existing sources, for use in an agricultural, environmental, or general microeconomics undergraduate classroom. The presenters will suggest ways to incorporate experiments for a variety of economic contexts to deepen student engagement with the process of scientific inquiry in the social sciences. The presenters will elaborate on methods for achieving better student outcomes through organization, participation and assessment.

Organizer: Hillary M. Sackett; Westfield State University

  • Classroom Experiments with Money on the Line: Experience from a Game Theory Class
    Matthew C. Rousu; Susquehanna University
  • Do Students Learn from Classroom Economic Experiments?
    Subbu Kumarappan; Ohio State University
  • Encouraging Scientific Inquiry Through Experimental Lab Reports: Assessing Student Outcomes with Classroom Experiments
    Hillary M. Sackett; Westfield State University
  • Teachable Moments and Lessons Learned in Using Simulations and Games in Agribusiness Marketing and Management
    Forrest Stegelin; University of Georgia

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Session 1051 Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
Track Session (ENV)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway C

Economists have increasingly been called upon to estimate the economic impacts of climate change in order to identify management actions or investments to adapt existing systems to climate variability and change. Part of this includes developing policies and management guidelines that result in human-environmental systems that are resilient to extreme weather events and acceptable to economic decision-makers. The papers in this session utilize econometrics, novel data sets and integrated biophysical simulation and economic optimization to investigate shoreline management, the role of climate and water rights in adaptations already undertaken by farmers in different regions of the US, and how maize-based cropping systems in different Corn Belt states can most profitably adapt to projected climate change.

Organizer: Ben Gramig; Purdue University
Moderator: Scott M. Swinton; Michigan State University

  • Adaptation to climate change: Evidence from US agriculture
    Marshall Burke; UC Berkeley and Kyle J. Emerick; University of California-Berkeley
  • Coupled coastal economic modeling for climate adaptation and the nourishment dilemma
    Sathya Gopalakrishnan; Ohio State University, Dylan McNamara; University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Martin D. Smith; Duke University, and Brad Murray; Duke University
  • Prior Appropriation Water Rights and Climate Change Adaptation: Using Remote Sensing Data to Evaluate Long-Run Changes in Land and Water Use in the Eastern Snake River Plain
  • Profit maximizing adaptations to projected climate change in the US Corn Belt
    Ben Gramig; Purdue University, E.M. Sajeev; Purdue University, Paul V. Preckel; Purdue University, and Otto C. Doering, III; Purdue University

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Session 1052 Frontier Topics in International Agricultural Development
Track Session (Int'l)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway D

This section will feature four papers at the research frontier in the microeconomics of international agricultural development by established researchers in that area. As with almost all cutting-edge research in development economics, each paper relies on an experimental methodology to identify a causal relationship that is of interest to policy makers. As such, the papers in this session not only contribute to our understanding of persistent underdevelopment, but several of them also include a methodological innovation.

Organizer: Marc F. Bellemare; University of Minnesota
Discussant and Moderator: Paul Glewwe; University of Minnesota

  • Adaptation to Climate Change: Experimental Evidence from the Ethiopian Rift
    Marc F. Bellemare; University of Minnesota, Marc Jeuland; Duke University, Christopher Paul; Duke University, and Erika Weinthal; Duke University
  • Experimental Markets for Ready-to-Use Supplementary Foods (RUSFs) in Burkina Faso: Implications for Private and Public Sector Involvement in RUSF Supply Chains
    Travis J. Lybbert; University of California-Davis and Stephen A. Vosti; University of California-Davis
  • Health information, treatment, and worker productivity: Experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters
    Andrew Dillon; Michigan State University, Jed Friedman; The World Bank, and Pieter Serneels; University of East Anglia
  • Index-Based Livestock Insurance and Cash Transfers: A Comparative Analysis from Northern Kenya
    Nathanial Jensen; Cornell University, Christopher B. Barrett; Cornell University, and Andrew G. Mude; International Livestock Research Institute

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III. Organized Symposium Sessions

Session 1053 The National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey: Early Findings and Future Research Directions
Organized Symposium (Food Safety and Nutrition)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Northstar A

The National Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) is the first nationally representative survey of American households to collect unique and comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions.  This symposium has three main objectives: 1) Summarize food acquisition patterns among U.S. households and across subgroups of particular interest, 2) Present geographical data collection and analysis that complements the survey and expands the research possibilities, and 3) Provide a format to exchange information about the intricacies of working with the data.

Organizers: Michele L. Ver Ploeg; USDA-ERS and Jessica E. Todd; USDA-ERS
Moderator: Chen Zhen; Research Triangle Institute
Discussants: Timothy Beatty; University of Minnesota and Julie A. Caswell; University of Massachusetts-Amherst

  • Mark Denbaly; USDA-ERS
  • Jessica E. Todd; USDA-ERS
  • Christian A. Gregory; USDA-ERS
  • Joseph T. Llobrera; Tufts University
  • Craig G. Gunderson; University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

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Session 1054 What is the Value of Agricultural Economics Research - New Data and Analysis
Organized Symposium (Productivity Analysis and Emerging Technologies)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Northstar B

The federal budget allocates $2.3 billion for USDA to support R&D.   What does that buy?   What are the results?   This symposium describes some preliminary results of a new USDA funded project that uses food safety as an example of how to answer these questions


  • Stanley R. Johnson; University of Nevada-Reno
  • Rebecca Rosen; American Institutes for Research
  • John L. King; USDA-ERS
  • Robbin Shoemaker; National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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IV. Selected Presentation Paper Sessions

Session 1055 Prices, Marketing, and Risk in Agricultural Finance
Selected Presentation Paper (Ag Finance and Farm Management)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway E

This session includes papers on price, marketing, and risk in agricultural markets.


  • Cooperatives and the Risk Aversion of Farmers
    Jafar Olimov; Ohio State University
  • Heterogeneous Responses to Market Information and The Impact on Price Volatility and Trading Volume: The Case of Class III Milk Futures
    Xiaodong Du; University of Wisconsin and Fenxia Dong; University of Wisconsin
  • Is Storage Rational When the Price is Expected to Decline?  An Empirical Study Using Data from U.S. Futures and Options Markets
    Carl R. Zalauf; Ohio State University and Sanghyo Kim; Ohio State University
  • Relative Performance of Semi-Parametric Nonlinear Models in Forecasting Basis
    Gulcan Onel; University of Florida and Berna Karali; University of Georgia

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Session 1056 Scanner Data in Demand Studies: Issues and Solutions
Selected Presentation Paper (Demand and Price Analysis)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway F

Scanner data are becoming increasingly available to academic researchers for conducting advanced analyses. These four papers attempt to address challenges associated with using these data including data quality, censored purchases, construction of price indices, and curse of dimensionality.


  • A Comparison of Food Demand Estimation from Homescan and Consumer Expenditure Survey Data
    Tullaya Boonsaeng; Texas Tech University and Carlos E. Carpio; Texas Tech University
  • Beer Snobs do Exist: Estimation of Beer Demand by Type
    Daniel Toro-Gonzalez; Universidad Technologica de Bolivar, Jill J. McCluskey; Washington State University, and Ron C. Mittelhammer; Washington State University
  • Estimating Demand for Differentiated Eggs Using Scanner Data
    Yan Heng; Kansas State University and Hikaru Hanawa Peterson; Kansas State University
  • Explaining the Shift from Preserved to Fresh Vegetable Consumption
    Peyton M. Ferrier; USDA-ERS and Chen Zhen; Research Triangle Institute

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Session 1057 Studies in Choice Experiments
Selected Presentation Paper (Environmental and Nonmarket Valuation)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway G

This session contains applications of and innovations in choice experiments.


  • Assurance Payments for Multiple Units Public Goods Provision: Experiments Motivated by Ecosystem Service Markets
    Zhi Li; University of Washington, Pengfei Liu; University of Connecticut, and Stephen K. Swallow; University of Connecticut
  • Identifying which ecosystem services coastal residents actually value: A choice experiment survey of the Eastern Shore of Virginia regarding climate change adaptation
    Ian T. Yue; University of Connecticut and Stephen K. Swallow; University of Connecticut
  • Spatially-Referenced Choice Experiments: Tests of Individualized Geocoding in Stated Preference Questionnaires
    Benedict M. Holland; Clark University and Robert J. Johnston; Clark University
  • The Effect of Forced Choice with Constant Choice Experiment Complexity
    Jerrod Penn; University of Kentucky, Wuyang Hu; University of Kentucky, and Linda J. Cox; University of Hawaii

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Session 1058 Implications of Food Policies on Food Markets
Selected Presentation Paper (Food and Agricultural Marketing)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway H

The applied research presented in this session will explore how various food policies and programs affect the markets for various foods and beverages.


  • Prevalence and Cost of On-Farm Produce Safety Measures in the Mid-Atlantic
    Erik Lichtenberg; University of Maryland and Elina Tselepidakis; University of Maryland
  • The Dynamics of Brand Value in the Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry
    Lu Huang; University of Connecticut and Yizao Liu; University of Connecticut
  • The Incidence of Soda Taxes with Imperfect Information and Strategic Firm Behavior
    Hualu Zheng; University of Connecticut and Lu Huang; University of Connecticut
  • The Use of Food Nutrition Fact Panel Information and Juice Consumption
    Hyeyoung Kim; University of Florida, John-Ying Lee; Retired, and Carlos Jauregui; University of Florida

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Session 1059 Bioenergy
Selected Presentation Paper (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway I

Bioenergy policies and economic effects.


  • Food Versus Curde Oil: What Do Prices Tell Us? Evidence from China
    Yumeng Wang; Renmin University of China, Donald J. Liu; University of Minnesota, Shuoli Zhao; University of Minnesota, and Zhihai Yang; Huazhong Agricultural University
  • Impact of U.S. Biofuel Policy in the Presence of Drastic Climate Conditions
    Hector M. Nunez; Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas and Andres A. Trujillo-Barrera; Wageningen University
  • How Biofuels Policies Boosted Grain Staple Prices: A Counterfactual Analysis
    Di Zeng; Lawrence Berkeley, Brian D. Wright; University of California-Berkeley, and Eugenio Bobenrieth; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • The Political-Economy of Biofuel and Cheap Oil Policies in Brazil
    Madhu Khanna; University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Hector M. Nunez; Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, and David Zilberman; University of California-Berkeley

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Session 1060 Effects of Federal Nutritional Programs on Food Choices
Selected Presentation Paper (Food Safety and Nutrition)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway J

This session is about federal nutrition programs such as SNAP and NSLP and their impacts on food choices.


  • À la Carte Offerings Effect on Fruit and Vegetable Selection Behavior of National School Lunch Program Participants
    Gabirelle Ferro; University of Florida, Sonam Gupta; Impaq, Jaclyn D. Kropp; University of Florida, and Kelly A. Grogan; University of Florida
  • Ambiguity Aversion and Preferences for Food Origin Post Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
    Hikaru Hanawa Peterson; Kansas State University and Koichi Yamaura; Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
  • Effect of the School Lunch Program on Children's Food Preferences and Family Grocery Shopping
    Yuan Jiang; University of Florida, Lisa A. House; University of Florida, and Zhifeng Gao; University of Florida
  • The Effect of an Information Intervention on the Healthfulness of College Meal Plan Purchases in a Use-it or Lose-it Meal Plan Currency System
    Matthew V. Pham; Ohio State University and Brian E. Roe; Ohio State University

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Session 1061 New Production Technologies: Household Responses and Preferences in the Developing World
Selected Presentation Paper (International Development)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Fifth Level; Lake Superior A

This session examines the ways households incorporate and adopt new technologies. Papers focus on household preferences and intra-household bargaining over new technologies as well as the income effects of a new hybrid rice variety.


  • Gender-disaggregated time and risk preferences and agricultural technology adoption in Kenya and Tanzania
    Abby D. Moore; University of Georgia, Nicholas P. Magnan; University of Georgia, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick; IFPRI
  • Household bargaining over technology adoption
    Sandeep Mohapatra; University of Alberta and Leo K. Simon; University of California, Berkeley
  • Yield and Income Effects of the Green Super Rice (GSR) Varieties: Evidence from a Fixed-Effects Model in the Philippines
    Jose M. Yorobe Jr.; International Rice Research Institute Valerien O. Pede; International Rice Research Institute, Jauhar Ali; International Rice Research Institute, Roderick M. Rejesus; North Carolina State University, and Orlee P. Velarde; Asian Development Bank

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Session 1062 Land Allocation and Risk Management Issues in Africa
Selected Presentation Paper (International Development)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Fifth Level; Lake Superior B

Papers in this session address two key issues that affect household well-being in Africa.  Two papers address financial and insurance services, while the other two papers focus on land related challenges facing farmers.


  • Determinants of Land Allocation in a Multi-crop Farming System: An Application of the Fractional Multinomial Logit Model to Agricultural Households in Mali
    James E. Allen, IV; University of Kentucky
  • Financial Services and Divisible Technology Dis-adoption among Farm Households: Theory and Empirical Application Using Data from Ethiopia
    Isai Guizar-Mateos; Tecnologico de Monterrey and Nicholas N. Dadzie; Ohio State University
  • Land Fragmentation with Double Bonuses -- The Case of Tanzanian Agriculture
    Xudong Rao; University of Minnesota
  • Productive Spillovers of the Take-up of Index-Based Livestock Insurance
    Russell Dean Toth; University of Sydney, Christopher B. Barrett; Cornell University, Rich Berstein; Cornell University, Patrick Clark; USDA-ARS, Carla Gomes; Cornell University, Shibia Mohamed; International Livestock Research Institute, Andrew G. Mude; International Livestock Institute, and Birhanu Tadesse; International Livestock Institute

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Session 1063 Price and Labor Dynamics in International Trade
Selected Presentation Paper (International Trade)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore A

Price adjustments and labor mobility are two important mechanisms for the diffusion of volatility in world markets. Papers in the session investigate how fast market participants adjust to changes in trade policy, with an emphasis on price dynamics.


  • Price Discovery of World and China Vegetable Oil Markets and Causality with Non-Gaussian Innovations
    Senarath Dharmasena; Texas A&M University, Lu Fang; Texas A&M University, David A. Bessler; Texas A&M University, and Jing Wang; Northeast Agricultural University-China
  • The Role of Self-Employment in Mitigating Trade Shocks on U.S. County Labor Markets
    Jiaochen Liang; Penn State University and Stephan J. Goetz; Penn State University

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Session 1064 Water Use and Externalities
Selected Presentation Paper (Natural Resource Economics)

Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Minnehaha

This session explores effects of climate variability on water use and crop yields; externalities and strategic scheduling of irrigation; externalities related to water transfers in managed water systems; and the effects of agricultural policy change on groundwater management in China and other places.


  • Hydrologic Externalities and Water Transfers in Conjunctively Managed Water Systems
    Levan Elbakidze; University of Idaho, Hannah Vinson; University of Idaho, Kelly M. Cobourn; Virginia Tech, and R. Garth Taylor; University of Idaho
  • Inter-Decadal Climate Variability in the Edwards Aquifer: Regional Impacts of DCV on Crop Yields and Water Use
    Jinxiu Ding; Texas A&M University
  • Safe Water, Sanitation and WTP (Willingness to Pay)
    Alaba Modupe Dare; Federal University of Agriculture Nigeria

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Session 1065 Health and the Environment
Selected Presentation Paper (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; LaSalle

This set of empirical studies examines the effect of the environment on health and the effect of healthy behaviors on the environment, particularly climate change.  The studies use unique datasets to examine these issues.


  • Does obesity matter for the Environment? Evidence from Vehicle Choices and Driving
    Hocheol Jeon; Iowa State University and Joseph A. Herriges; Iowa State University
  • Long-term Effect of Climate Change on Health: Evidence from Heat Waves in Mexico
    Jorge Aguero; University of Connecticut

  • Pollution Whack-a-Mole: Ambient Acetaldehyde and the Introduction of E-10 Gasoline in the Northeast
    Christopher P. Steiner; University of California-San Diego
  • Taxing animal products: Protein demand under environmental pressure and social impact in France
    France Caillavet; INRA ALISS, Adelaide Fadhuile; INRA ALISS, and Veronique Nichele; INRA ALISS

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Session 1066 Risk Preferences
Selected Presentation Paper (Risk and Uncertainty)
Monday, July 28, 2014
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Hyatt Regency; Fourth Level; Lake Harriet

Presentations in this session focus on producer risk preferences and the impact these preferences may have on production decisions. This session includes both applied and theoretical examinations of the challenges associated with eliciting producer attitudes towards risk.


  • Cow-calf producer risk preference impacts on willingness to pay for sustainable breeding practices
    Albert K. Boaitey; University of Alberta
  • Firm exit under inefficiency and uncertainty: the case of dairy farming
    Simone Pieralli; University of Maryland and Humboldt University-Berlin, Silke Huettel; Humboldt University, Martin Odening; Humboldt University
  • Identifying Risk Preferences with Seminonparametric Estimation of Risk
    Zhengfei Guan; University of Florida and Feng Wu; University of Florida

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