2014 AAEA Annual Meeting

2014 AAEA Annual Meeting

| MENU |

Concurrent Session Schedule (6 of 8)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Hotel

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

-Concurrent Session Schedule Homepage-


I. Invited Paper Session
            Session 2028 (Food Safety and Nutrition)
II. Track Sessions
            Session 2029 AEM/AFM
            Session 2030 ARA/EXT
            Session 2031 GSS
            Session 2032 CRENEET/Senior
            Session 2033 FSN/LAS
            Session 2034 Itn'l
            Session 2035 NAAEA/TLC
III. Organized Symposium Sessions
            Session 2036 (Teaching, Communication, and Extension)
            Session 2037 (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
            Session 2038 (International Trade)
IV. Selected Presentation Paper Sessions
            Session 2039 (Agribusiness Economics and Management)
            Session 2040 (Behavioral Economics)
            Session 2041 (Demand and Price Analysis)
            Session 2042 (Experimental Economics)
            Session 2043 (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
            Session 2044 (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
            Session 2045 (Household and Labor Economics)
            Session 2046 (International Development)
            Session 2047 (International Development)
            Session 2048 (Natural Resource Economics)
            Session 2049 (Production Economics)
            Session 2050 (Research Methods/ Econometrics/Stats)
            Session 2051 (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
            Session 2052 (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
            Session 2053 (Risk and Uncertainty)
            Session 2054 (Rural/Community Development)

I. Invited Paper Session

Session 2028 Transforming Food Markets - Implications for Nutrition and Livelihoods in Developing Countries
Invited Paper (Food Safety and Nutrition)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Regency

This session aims to provide economic insight on the relationship between transforming food markets, household food security and diet and nutrition transition in three developing countries, India, Indonesia and Kenya.  The presentations will discuss results from analyses of unique primary data on household food consumption patterns, diet quality and individual specific characteristics, including anthropometric measures from both adults and children.  The participants will not only discuss the research methods and results, they will also provide insight and stimulate discussion among the audience on the implications of their findings from a policy and development investment standpoint.

Organizers: Wendy J. Umberger; University of Adelaide and Ellen W. Goddard; University of Alberta
Moderator: Nicholas Minot; International Policy Research Institute
Discussant: Laurian Unnevehr; IFPRI


  • Examining the Relationship between the Use of Supermarkets and Over-nutrition in Indonesia
    Wendy J. Umberger; University of Adelaide, Xiaobo He; University of Adelaide, Nicholas Minot; IFPRI, and Hery Toiba; University of Adelaide
  • Nutrition Effects of the Supermarket Revolution on Urban Consumers and Smallholder Farmers in Kenya
    Matin Qaim; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Camilla I M Anderson; University of Göttingen, Christine K. Chege; University of Göttingen, Simon C. Kimenju; University of Göttingen, Stephan Klasen; University of Göttingen, and Ramona Rischke; University of Göttingen
  • The Effects of Food Substitution on Nutrient Intakes in Three States in Southern India
    Ellen W. Goddard; University of Alberta, Anna Farmer; University of Alberta, Abubaker Siddick Mohamed; MSSRF-India, Chaudhury Shripati Mishra; MSSRF-India, Girigan Gopi; MSSRF-India, Arunraj Ramdas; MSSRF-India, N Kalaiselvan; MSSRF-India, Parabhakaran Tenkasi Raghu; MSSRF-India

- back to Contents -

II. Track Sessions

Session 2029 Overcoming Barriers to Entry: Factors Affecting New Venture Success in the Agri-Food Sector
Track Session AEM/AFM
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway G

New entrants in the agri-food system are faced with many significant challenges that, more often than not, result in their failure within the first five years of operation.  This failure rate can be magnified when the entrepreneurs leading those initiatives do not themselves have a previously well-established track record or when the new initiative is implemented in a developing country.  This session will examine how various challenges (e.g. credit constraints, healthcare regulations, developing country institutions) affect the decision-making and success of new entrants in the agri-food sector. Presentations in this session highlight important policy and management practices to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and enhance new venture performance.

Organizer and Moderator: Robert Brent Ross; Michigan State University

  • Commodity Exchanges in Developing Countries: A Blessing in Disguise? Evidence from the Ethiopian Coffee Sector
    Andres A. Trujillo-Barrera; Wageningen University, Aderajew Tamirat; Wageningen University, Paul Ingenbleek; Wageningen University, and Joost M. E. Pennings; Maastricht University
  • Healthcare Insurance Coverage and Labor Allocation Decisions by Young and Beginning Farmers
    Jeremy M D'Antoni; USDA-ERS and Ashok K. Mishra; Louisiana State University
  • How do credit constraints affect new entrants into the farm sector?
    Kevin Patrick; USDA-ERS and Jennifer E. Ifft; USDA-ERS

- back to Contents -

Session 2030 Farm Program and Insurance Choices: A Real Time Risk Decision Aid
Track Session ARA/EXT
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Mirage

The 2014 farm bill integrated farm program options with crop insurance.  Farmers will be facing hundreds of option combinations in signing up for the 2014 farm program and crop/revenue insurance.  Jointly choosing the best farm program and insurance option in a risky environment will no doubt be more difficult. A risk based decision aid to help farmers compare and evaluate alternative insurance and farm program participation decisions has been developed by the Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center and is available on the web. 

The decision aid simulates the hundreds of combinations of farm program options and crop/revenue insurance for farms in all 50 states and all program crops.  The decision aid uses Monte Carlo techniques to simulate individual unit yields based on the user’s own data, county yields, and futures prices for a crop.  The decision aid then produces a probability distribution for net revenue for each of the hundreds of possible election combinations, and presents the user with the utility-maximizing combination.  The user is also presented with a friendly interface for exploring the other available combinations, and comparing them with the optimal combination.  The aid additionally simulates various future price scenarios for years beyond 2014 to aid producers in making their one-time choice between the new Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Revenue Coverage (ARC) government programs.  Insurance products incorporated into analyses are yield protection, revenue protection, revenue protection with harvest price exclusion, Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), and the Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX).

Organizer: James W. Richardson; Texas A&M University

  • Challenges in Developing Risk Based Decision Aids
    Henry L. Byrant; Texas A&M University
  • Decision Aid Effectiveness
    Jody L. Campiche; Oklahoma State University
  • Educational Programs for Farmers, Lenders, and Other Professionals
    Joe L. Outlaw; Texas A&M University
  • Methods to Generate Stochastic Results for Risky Alternatives
    Keith H. Coble; Mississippi State University

- back to Contents -

Session 2031 How to Apply for a Career or Graduate School
Track Session GSS
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Minnehaha

Being a student is a finite experience.  At some point, a student selects a next step with limited knowledge and additional information can minimize the search cost of a choice.  This track session brings together three different experienced academics to discuss different career paths.  Topics will include tips on applying for graduate school, tips for entering the industry job market, and tips for entering the academic job market.

Organizer and Moderator: Donald J. Malone, III; Oklahoma State University

  • Tips for Entering the Academic Job Market
    Kenneth A. Foster; Purdue University
  • Tips for Entering the Industry Job Market
    Allan W. Gray; Purdue University
  • Tips on Applying for Graduate School
    Glynn T. Tonsor; Kansas State University

- back to Contents -

Session 2032 Income Inequality in the United States: Measures, Causes, Effects, and Possible Remedies
Track Session CRENET/Senior
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore C

Income inequality has grown markedly in the United States during recent decades.   Inequality was high in the 1920s and 1930s, fell to very low levels after World War II, and has increased from the 1980s onwards, accelerating in the 2000s.  The U.S. ranks near the bottom among the rich nations not only in measures of overall income inequality but also in measures of economic mobility.   Speakers in this session will examine the growth, persistence, and causes of inequality and evaluate programs to reduce its effects.

Organizer: Richard G. Heifner; USDA-ERS (Retired)
Moderator: Alexander W. Marre; USDA-ERS
Discussant: Bruce A. Weber; Oregon State University

  • American Inequality:  High and Rising
    Jay S. Coggins; University of Minnesota
  • Evaluating Distributional Aspects of Governmental Policies
    Ximing Wu; Texas A&M University
  • Globalization and the Great U-Turn, 1970-2012: Rural Restructuring, Income Polarization, and Place
    David J. Peters; Iowas State University

- back to Contents -

Session 2033 The Impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act on the U.S. Produce Industry:  Domestic Production and Latin American Imports
Track Session FSN/LAS
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway A

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a major new law that will transform the food safety landscape of the U.S. produce industry and those who export to the United States.  Produce imports are an important component of the U.S. supply and Latin America is the largest source of imports.  Major foodborne outbreaks have linked to both domestic and imported produce.  Looking at the impact of FSMA requires an integrated look at how all suppliers to the U.S. market, domestic and foreign, will adjust to the new food safety environment.

Organizers: Luis A. Ribera; Texas A&M, Marco A. Palma; Texas A&M, and Linda Calvin; USDA-ERS
Moderator: Linda Calvin; USDA-ERS
Discussant: Andrew J. Estrin; USDA Food and Drug Administration

  • FSMA and the Integrated Produce Industry
    Linda Calvin; USDA-ERS and Suzanne D. Thornsbury; USDA-ERS
  • Latin American Produce Exporters’ Perspectives on Challenge of FSMA
    Lisa Lopez; FDA, Lloyd Day; Interamerican Institute of Cooperation for Agriculture, and Robert Ahern; Interamerican Institute of Cooperation for Agriculture
  • U.S. Produce Industry Costs of Adopting FSMA Standards
    Mechel S. Paggi; California State University and Luis A. Ribera; Texas A&M University

- back to Contents -

Session 2034 Towards a more Effective Global Architecture for Food and Agriculture
Track Session Int'l
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway B

Since the food price rise in 2007 and the financial crisis of 2008, the international development community has focused on the challenges of growing income inequality and continuing poverty and hunger. The study discussed in this session grew out of a meeting convened at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in October 2010, just prior to the World Food Prize meetings, to explore how the challenges & opportunities of the current state of the global food & agriculture system could be addressed by identifying the core needs for international coordination and management of food & agriculture systems, and how best the coordination and management of the global food & agriculture system could be structured. Since then, the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel has called for eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 and achieving shared prosperity, an objective which the international community, led by the World Bank, has embraced.

The study has sections on the five major international organizations founded since World War II and concerned with food and agriculture - FAO, World Bank, the World Food Program, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, with additional sections on related issues, such as the growth of trust funds and the activities of the Global  Forum on Agricultural Research and the Global Fund for Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) established  in response to the 2007 food price rise. By looking at the factors leading to the establishment, evolution and performance of these organizations in the context of a highly changed external environment, the study explores whether their current operating models enable them to help developing countries achieve the objective set out by the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel to their full potential and if it would be sufficient to help developing countries meet the 2030 goal of eradicating poverty and hunger. The study has been supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the results will be published and disseminated further. Each of the panelists listed below will critique a section of the study and participate in a panel discussion on the implications of the findings  for global archicture going forward.

Organizer: Ume Lele; Independent Scholar


  • Towards a more Effective Global Architecture for Food and Agriculture
    Uma Lele; Independent Scholar


  • Alexander F. McCalla; University of California-Davis
  • Jonathan Wadsworth; CGIAR Fund
  • Shenggen Fan; IFPRI
  • Hafez Ghanem; Brookings Institution
  • Mumukshu Patel; Econet Wireless
  • Mark Cackler; World Bank

- back to Contents -

Session 2035 Identifying Standards and Assessing Performance for Undergraduate Programs in Agricultural Business
Track Session NAAEA/TLC
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway C

A suite of three papers addresses the practicalities of different facets of assessing quality and performance of undergraduate education in agricultural business.  Papers will separately address the development of discipline-wide learning outcome standards, methods of assessing student achievement against a set of standards, and the efficacy of integrative capstone experiences from a post-graduation perspective.  The session will conclude with a discussion of administrative challenges across the spectrum of topics presented.

Organizer: W. Marshall Frasier
Discussant: Penelope L. Diebel; Oregon State University

  • Assessment of Program-Level Student Outcomes for Undergraduates in Agricultural Business and Economics
    Gregory M. Perry; Colorado State University, W. Marshall Frasier; Colorado State University
  • Learning Outcome Standards for Undergraduate Programs in  Agricultural Business
    W. Marshall Frasier; Colorado State University and Hikaru Hanawa Peterson; Kansas State University
  • The Benefits of Undergraduate Capstone Experiences - Alumni Perspectives
    Leah Greden Mathews; University of North Carolina and Lynn L. Hamilton; Caliornia Polytechnic State

- back to Contents -

III. Organized Symposium Sessions

Session 2036 Powerful Circumstances for Successful Career Moves
Organized Symposium (Teaching, Communication, and Extension)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Northstar A

You’ve worked hard to earn your degree, gain practical experience, and achieve understanding. Now it’s time to land the job of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for your first academic job or ready for a  career move within your university or other organization, this symposium will help you be prepared when opportunities arise. As economists, you know your chances for success can be forecasted. We’ll help you put the right variables into your equation and create your own set of powerful circumstances. 

“Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.” ? Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

Organizer: Kynda R. Curtis; Utah State University
Moderator: Madeline M. Schultz; Iowa State University

  • Chad E. Hart; Iowa State University
  • Mary A. Marchant; Virginia Tech
  • Yanhong Jin; Rutgers University
  • C. Parr Rosson, III; Texas A&M University
  • Craig G. Gundersen; University of Illionois-Urbana Champaign

- back to Contents -

Session 2037 Expanding the U.S. Organic Sector—Will Recent USDA Initiatives Help?
Organized Symposium (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Northstar B

Organic food demand has long outpaced production, and USDA set a goal in 2010 to expand certified organic operations by 25 percent by 2015.  However, growth has stalled in many parts of the domestic organic sector.  Challenges include transition expenses and conventional commodity price spikes, as well as limited organic research, marketing information, and farm program access.  In this session, panelists will examine challenges in organic transition and the implementation of new USDA organic initiatives, and discuss their usefulness with the audience.

Organizers: Cathering R. Greene; USDA-ERS and William B. Chambers; USDA-FSA

  • Challenges in Transitioning to Organic Production
    Robert P. King; University of Minnesota and Timothy A. Delbridge; University of Minnesota
  • Changes in Commodity-Sector Adoption of Organic Farming Systems
    Catherine R. Greene; USDA-ERS
  • Organic Transition Support Options under USDA’s EQIP Program
    Mark Rose; USDA-NRCS
  • USDA Initiatives to Enhance the Adoption of Organic Systems   
    Catherine R. Greene; USDA-ERS and William B. Chambers; USDA-ERS


  • Catherine R. Greene; USDA-ERS
  • William B. Chambers; USDA-FSA
  • Catherine R. Greene; USDA-ERS
  • Robert P. King; University of Minnesota
  • Timothy A. Delbridge; University of Minnesota
  • William B. Chambers; USDA-FSA
  • Mark Rose; USDA-NRCS

- back to Contents -

Session 2038 China’s Evolving Livestock and Feed Industry Structure: Difficulties in Data, Modeling, Research and Long-Term Trade Projections
Organized Symposium (International Trade)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore B

This symposium is a roundtable discussion of recent developments in China’s livestock industry, feed markets and trade impacts. The focus is also on data quality issues affecting research, model development and long-term commodity projections. This information is based on a recent two week Scientific Exchange Trip to China to study livestock issues and changing feed demand by the presenters. The aims of the session are to provide and exchange information based the recent meetings in China and to discuss important issues and uncertainties affecting the livestock sectors and identifying research areas.

Organizer and Moderator: James M. Hansen; USDA-ERS
Discussant: Byran T. Lohmar; US Grains Council

  • China's Evolving Livestock Structure: Transitions from Backyard Toward Specialized and Commercial Production
    Qingbin Wang; University of Vermont
  • Effects of China's Changing Livestock Structure and Feed Demand on Projections of China's Domestic Market and International Grain Markets out to 2023
    Jay Fabiosa; U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Uncertainty in China's Data for Feed Industry and Feed Rations: Implications on Research and Long-Term Commodity Projections
    Fred Gale; USDA-ERS

- back to Contents -

IV. Selected Presentation Paper Session

Session 2039 International Agribusiness Economics and Management
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Agribusiness Economics and Management)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway D

International agribusiness provides useful insight on growing economies and how that may apply to the U.S.  This section discusses market power and excellence auctions within the coffee sector, agglomeration in China, and horticulture farmers in Ghana.


  • The Presence of Market Power in High Quality Coffee Market: The Case of Colombian Milds
    Xile Li; University of Kentucky and Sayed H. Saghaian; University of Kentucky
  • When Higher Quality Does Not Translate to Higher Prices: A Case of Quality and Specialty Coffees from the Cup of Excellence Auctions
    Norbert L.W. Wilson; Auburn University
  • Responsiveness of Spatial Price Votaility to Increased Government Participation in Maize Grain and Maize Meal Marketing in Zambia
    Taiwo Mafimisebi; Mulungushi University

- back to Contents -

Session 2040 Social Influences on Behavior
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Behavioral Economics)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway E

Papers in this session indicate the importance of social influence on behavior.  Peers, word of mouth, and those living nearby are all examined and suggested to significantly influence consumer behavior.  Specifically, papers in this session provide details of how these social environments can sometimes move—sometimes imperceptibly—our health, use of resources,   and willingness to pay.


  • Factors Influencing Homeowner Preference and Willingness To Pay for Lawn Fertilizers: Evidence from a Nationwide Residential Lawn Care Practices Survey in the U.S.
    Guzhen Zhou; University of Florida and  Hayk Khachatryan; University of Florida
  • Peers’ Effect on Obesity among Elementary Students
    Jebaraj Asirvatham; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Rodolfo M. Nayga; University of Arkansas, Michael R. Thomsen; University of Arkansas, and Heather L. Rouse; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • The perils of peer punishment: evidence from a common pool resource framed field experiment
    Gioia De Melo; Bank of Mexico and Matías Piaggio; Instituto de Economía y Universidad de la República del Uruguay

- back to Contents -

Session 2041 Determinants of Food and Energy Prices
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Demand and Price Analysis)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway F

Understanding factors affecting commodity and energy prices is important from both research and policy perspectives. The papers use various econometric techniques and data to explore changes in US and global food and energy prices.


  • Electricity Market Price Volatility: The Importance of Ramping Costs
    Dan Werner; University of Maryland
  • Event Study of Energy Price Volatility: An Application of Distributional Event Response Model
    Shiyu Ye; University of Georgia, Berna Karali; University of Georgia, Octavio A. Ramirez; University of Georgia
  • Factors Affecting Preconditioned Calf Price Differentials: How much do Market and Sale Conditions Matter?
    Lee Schulz; Iowa State University, Kevin C. Dhuyvetter; Kansas State University, Beth Doran; Iowa State University
  • How Strong Do Global Commodity Prices Influence Domestic Food Prices? A Global Price Transmission Analysis
    Matthias Kalkuhl; Center for Development Research and University of Bonn

- back to Contents -

Session 2042 Design of Economic Experiments and Auctions
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Experimental Economics)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Lakeshore B

This session addresses topics related to the design of economic experiments and auctions.  Topics cover the motivation to join economic experiments, personality and procedural invariance,  the revelation of previous bid, and social desirability bias.


  • How does the revelation of previous bid affect new bid?
    Yingzi Li; Washington State University, Karina Gallardo; TFREC/Washington State University, Vicki McCracken; Washington State University, Chengyan Yue; University of Minnesota, James Luby; University of Minnesota, James R. McFerson; Washington Tree Fruit Res Commission
  • Personality and Procedural Invariance: Effects on Bidding Behavior Across Induced Value Experimental Auction Mechanisms
    Hillary M. Sackett; Westfield State University and Robert S. Shupp; Michigan State University
  • What Motivates Individuals to Participate in Economic Experiments? A Latent Class Analysis with Unobserved Heterogeneity
    Alba J. Collart; Texas A&M University and Marco A. Palma; Texas A&M University

- back to Contents -

Session 2043 Input Subsidies and Effects
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway H

Economic analysis and effects of input subsidy programs


  • Do input subsidies crowd in or crowd out other soil fertility management practices?  Evidence from Zambia
    Kendra Levine; Michigan State University and Nicole M Mason; Michigan State University
  • Do input subsidies reduce food insecurity and poverty among  smallholder farm households? Evidence from Zambia
    Nicole M. Mason; Michigan State University and Solomon Tembo; Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute
  • Price Support Program and Technical Efficiency of Thai Jasmine Rice Farmers
    Uchook Duangbootsee; Michigan State University
  • The Economywide Impacts and Risks of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program
    Channing Arndt; University of Copenhagen; Karl Pauw; IFPRI, and James Thurlow; IFPRI

- back to Contents -

Session 2044 Health and Welfare in African Agriculture
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway I

This session includes presentations analyzing child nutrition, food price policies, and nutrient intakes in African Countries.


  • Exploring food commodity price risk preferences among Tanzanian households
    Linden McBride; Cornell University
  • Convergence in nutrient intakes and Nutrition-Income elasticities in sub-Saharan African: Implications on Health and Welfare
    Kolawole Ogundare; Kysuhu University
  • Impact of Household Crop Diversification and Agricultural Commercialization on Child Nutrition in Zambia
    Rhonda M. Mukuka; Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute and Christian Kuhlgatz; Thünen-Institut für Marktanalyse
  • Welfare Effects of Policy-induced Rising Food Prices on Farm Households in Nigeria
    Adebayo M. Shittu; Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Oluwakemi A. Obayelu; University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and Kabir K. Salman; University of Ibadan, Nigeria

- back to Contents -

Session 2045 The Changes in Maternal Household and Social Roles and Children's Health Outcomes
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Household and Labor Economics)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Greenway J

The evolution of maternal bargaining power in households and society is a natural by-products of economy development. The potential spill-over effect onto children's health outcome is of high policy and public health relevance. This session includes three papers on empirical investigation of this societal changes in China and one theoretical-based study on intra-household bargaining power modeling.


  • Is Maternal Employment Related to Childhood Obesity in China? Evidence from the China Health and Nutrition Survey
    Ruizhi Zie; University of Delaware and Titus O. Awokuse; University of Delware
  • Urbanization, Nutrition Transition, and Obesity: Evidence from China
    Song Zhou; University of Deleware and Titus O. Awokuse; University of Deleware

- back to Contents -

Session 2046 Causes and Consequences of Childhood Well-being: Evidence from Colombia and Sub-Saharan Africa
Selected Presentation Paper Session (International Development)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Skyway A

The papers in this session focus on childhood well-being. Papers examine the household determinants of childhood well-being in Ghana and Tanzania, examine the consequences of childhood circumstances on adult outcomes in Colombia, and estimate the effects of improved maize adoption on childhood nutrition in Ethiopia.


  • Agricultural Technology Adoption and Child Nutrition: Improved Maize Varieties in Rural Ethiopia
    Brian Wright; UC Berkeley, Di Zeng; Virginia Tech, Jeffrey Alwang; Virginia Tech, George W. Norton; Virginia Tech, Bekele Shiferaw; CIMMYT, Moti Jaleta; CIMMYT,  and Chilot Yirga; Ethiopian institute of Agricultural Research
  • Children First: Understanding Children’s Well-being in Northern Ghana
    Yacob A. Zereyesus; Kansas State University, Aleksan Shannoyan; Kansas State University, Kara Ross; Kansas State University, and Vincent Amanor-Boadu; Kansas State University
  • Determinants of Child Malnutrition in Tanzania: a Quantile Regression Approach
    Sakiko Shiratori; JICA Research Institute
  • The Relationship between Childhood Circumstances and Adult Health Disparities: Evidence from Colombia
    Johanna Fajardo-Gonzalez; University of Minnesota

- back to Contents -

Session 2047 Broad Topics Analyzed from a Gender Perspective
Selected Presentation Paper Session (International Development)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; Skyway B

Papers in this session focus on gender issues in Africa and Latin America. Topics such as land secruity and markets are analyzed from a gender perspective.


  • Daycare, Durables, and Imperfect Credit Markets: Evidence from Rio de Janeiro
    Maira E. Reimao; UC-Davis
  • The Sustainable Choice:  How Gendered Difference in the Importance of Ecological Benefits Affect Production Decisions of Smallholder Cacao Producing Households in Ecuador
    Trent D. Blare; University of Florida, Pilar Useche; University of Florida, and Kelly A. Grogan, University of Florida

- back to Contents -

Session 2048 Extreme Event Risk: Flood and Wildfire
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Natural Resource Economics)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Second Level; St. Croix

This session explores issues related to risk from extreme events, including floods and wildfire. Topics include flood risk management in agriculture, housing price response to flood risk, property damage from flooding, and willingness to pay for reduced wildfire risk.


  • Climate Risk Management Strategies in Agriculture – The Case of Flood Risk
    Robert Finger; Wageningen University and Johannes Sauer; Technical University Munich
  • Willingness to Pay to Reduce Wild Fire Risk in Wild land-Urban Interface: A Comparative Analysis of Public Programs and Private Actions
    Laine Christman; University of Nevada, Kimberly S. Rollins; University of Nevada, and Michael H. Taylor; University of Nevada
  • Housing Price Response to Varying Flood Risk Return Periods in Galveston County, Texas
    Ajita Ateya; University of Pennsylvania and Jeffrey Czajakowsku; University of Pennsylvania
  • Property Damage from Flooding: Sensitivities to Climate Change and Economic Growth
    Jing Liu; Purdue University, Thomas W. Hertel; Purdue University, Michael Delgado; Purdue University, Moetasim Ashfaq; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Noah Diffenbaugh; Stanford University

- back to Contents -

Session 2049 Methods
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Production Economics)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Main Level; Lakeshore A

Papers in this session address empirical questions employing innovative methodological approaches.


  • Tail Dependence, Copulas and Crop Insurance Rate Setting
     Hongli Feng; Iowa State University, Xiaodong Du; University of Wisconsin, and David A. Hennessy; Iowa State University
  • A Comparison of Parametric and Nonparametric Estimation Methods for Cost Frontiers and Economic Measures
    Bryon J. Parman; Mississippi State University, Allen M Featherstone; Kansas State University, and Vincent Amanor-Boadu; Kansas State University
  • Experimental auctions to evaluate incentives for cost-effective agricultural phosphorus abatement in the Great Lakes
    Leah M. Harris; Michigan State University, Scott M. Swinton; Michigan State University, and Robert S. Shupp; Michigan State University
  • Integrating Efficiency Concepts in Technology Approximation: A Weighted DEA Approach
    Kota Minegishi; University of Maryland

- back to Contents -

Session 2050 Topics in Applied Empirical Methods
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Research Methods/Econometrics/Stats)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Fourth Level; Lake Nokomis

This session explores novel empirical models of agricultural supply and risk preference, water quality, and general economic performance.


  • Endogenous Price In a Dynamic Model for Agricultural Supply Analysis
    Wei Zhou; Iowa State University and Bruce A. Babcock; Iowa State University
  • Estimating Dynamic Performance Indices for water utilities: An application of a Dynamic Factor Model
    Yorghos Tripodis; Boston University and Nikos Zirogiannis; Indiana University Bloomington
  • Non-Optimal Behavior and Estimation of Risk Preferences
    Zhengfei Guan; University of Florida and Feng Qu; University of Florida
  • On the Relationship between Financial Stability and Economic Performance: Stressing the Importance of Nonlinear Modelling
    David Ubilava; University of Sydney

- back to Contents -

Session 2051 Conservation Behavior of Farmers: Policy Design and Institutional Issues
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Fourth Level; Lake Calhoun

This session addresses adoption of practices or participation in programs that improve environmental quality.  These empirical studies use unique datasets to examine the effects of institutional factors, transaction costs, and farmer interactions.


  • Are Farmer Transaction Costs a Barrier to Conservation Program Participation?
    Laura M. McCann; University of Missouri and Roger L. Claassen; USDA-ERS
  • Do farmers treat rented land differently than the land they own? A fixed effects model of farmer’s decision to adopt conservation practices on owned and rented land
    Karthik Nadella; University of Guelph, Brady James Deaton, Jr.; University of Guelph, Chad D. Lawley; University of Manitoba, Alfons Weersink; University of Guelph
  • Does Neighborhood Matter? A Micro-level Spatial Analysis of the Entry and Exit of Organic Farming Program in Southern Sweden
    Xiangping Liu; University of Gothenburg
  • Institutional and Economic Complications of River Basin Water Quality Management: The Case of Selenium in Colorado’s Lower Arkansas River Valley
    Misti D. Sharp; Colorado State University and Dana L. Hoag; Colorado State University

- back to Contents -

Session 2052 Point-nonpoint Source Water Quality Trading
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Fifth Level; Lake Superior A

Point-nonpoint source trading has the potential to reduce costs of meeting water quality goals.  However, program design and the supply of abatement by farmers are critical.  This session addresses both of these issues.


  • A Model of Agricultural Land Use, Costs, and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay
    Patrick M. Fleming; University of Maryland
  • Controlling Non-additional Credits from Nutrient Management in Water Quality Trading Programs through Eligibility Baseline Stringency
    Jeffrey A. Savage; USDA-ERs and Marc O. Ribaudo; USDA-ERS
  • Farmers’ adoption of best management practices in Kentucky
    Hua Zhong; University of Kentucky and Wuyang Hu; University of Kentucky
  • Point-Nonpoint Heresy?! An Endogenous Risk Explanation for Point-Nonpoint Trading Ratios Less than One
    Richard D. Horan; Michigan State University and James S. Shortle; Penn State University

- back to Contents -

Session 2053 Stochastic and Systematic Risk Analyses
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Risk and Uncertainty)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Fifth Level; Lake Superior B

Presentations in this session focus on analyzing risk under various scenarios. Topics include abatement policy in a stochastic control framework, technological uncertainty and learning by doing, iterative stochastic dominance and an examination of systematic risk


  • Optimal Abatement Policy in a Stochastic Control Framework
    Wonjun Chang; University of Wisconsin and Thomas F. Rutherford; University of Wisconsin
  • Ranking Specialty Crop Profitability: Iterative Stochastic Dominance
    Joseph L. Parcell; University of Missouri, Jewelwayne S. Cain; University of Missouri, Ryan Milhollin; University of Missouri, and Alan Weber; Marc IV Consulting
  • Systemic Risk in Wheat Yields
    Ashley Hungerford; North Carolina State University
  • Technology uncertainty and learning by doing in the cellulosic biofuel investment
    Fanglin Ye; University of Illinois; Nicholas D. Paulsen; University of Illinois, and Madhu Khanna; University of Illinois

- back to Contents -

Session 2054 Local Food
Selected Presentation Paper Session (Rural/Community Development)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency; Fourth Level; Lake Harriet

The presence of a strong local and regional food systems is considered as an important way to revitalize rural communities and preserve the rural landscape. This session includes four presentations investigating different aspects of the local food system.


  • Expanding the distribution of local food
    Jane M. Kolodinsky; University of Vermont, Erin Roche; University of Vermont, and Sona Desai; Intervale Center-Vermont
  • Farm Decision Making and Gender
    Chao Yang; Virginia Tech and Jeffrey Alwang; Virginia Tech
  • Spatially Varying Impacts of Farmers’ Markets on Agricultural Land Use
    Tomoaki Murakami; University of Tokyo and Nakajima Shinsaku; Meiji University, Takahashi Taro; University of Tokyo, Nishihara Yukinaga; University of Tokyo, Imai Asako; University of Tokyo, and Kikushima Ryousuke; University of Tokyo

- back to Contents -