AERS Publications

2021 Publications

  • Duke, Joshua M., John C. Bernard, and Gregory Vitz. 2021. Food labels for farmland preservation: Evidence from a field experiment. Food Policy.
  • Huseynov, S. and Palma, M.A. 2021. Food decision-making under time pressure. Food Quality and Preference.
  • Thomson, Ryan, Johanna Espin, and Tameka Samuels-Jones. 2021. Green crime havens: A spatial cluster analysis of environmental crime. Social Science Quarterly.

2020 Publications

  • Regmi, M., A. Featherstone, C. Cowley, and Mykel Taylor. 2020. Big banks versus agricultural banks: has too-big-to-fail regulation affected efficiency and scale economies measures?  American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • Miao, Ruiqing and Madhu Khanna. 2020. Harnessing advances in agricultural technologies to optimize resource utilization in the food-energy-water nexus. Annual Review of Resource Economics12:65-85.
  • Li, Wenying, C. Zhen, and J.H. Dorfman. 2020. Modelling with flexibility through the business cycle: using a panel smooth transition model to test for the lipstick effect. Applied Economics 52(3):472-84.
  • Taylor, Mykel R., N.P. Hendricks, G.S. Sampson, and D. Garr. 2020. The opportunity cost of the conservation reserve program: A Kansas land example. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.
  • Duke, Joshua M., Hongxing Liu, Tyler Monteith, Joshua McGrath, and Nicole Fiorellino. 2020. A method for predicting participation in a performance-based water quality trading program. Ecological Economics 177:1-10.
  • Miao, Ruiqing2020. Climate, Insurance, and Innovation: The case of drought and innovations in drought-tolerant traits in U.S. Agriculture. European Review of Agricultural Economics 47(5)1826-60.
  • Huseynov, S., Palma, M. A., and Rodolfo M. Nayga Jr. 2020. General public preferences for allocating scarce medical resources during COVID-19. Frontiers in Public Health 8:587423
  • Muntifering, Matthew, and John N. Ng’ombe. 2020. Sample selection bias in hedonic pricing models of thoroughbred broodmares. Journal of Agribusiness 38(2):147-61.
  • Sampson, G.S., E.D. Perry, and Mykel R. Taylor. 2020. The on-farm and near-farm effects of wind turbines on agricultural land values. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Muntifering, Matthew Journal of Asset Management
  • Taylor, Mykel R., L. Sudbeck, C. Wilson, and J. Yu. 2020. Quality effects on Kansas land price trends. Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.
  • Malikov, Emir, Ruiqing Miao, and Jingfang Zhang2020. Distributional and temporal heterogeneity in the climate change effects on U.S. Agriculture. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 104:102.
  • Li, Yijia, Ruiqing Miao, and Madhu Khanna. Neonicotinoids and decline in bird biodiversity in the United States. Nature Sustainability 3(12):1027-1035.
  • Schilling, Brian, Sullivan, Kevin, J. Dixon Esseks, Lori Lynch, Joshua Duke, Paul Gottlieb. 2020. Farmland Owners’ Satisfaction with Agricultural Conservation Easements: Is there Seller’s Remorse? Society and Natural Resources 33(6):769-87.
  • Muntifering, Matthew Southern Business and Economics Journal
  • Duke, Joshua M., Zhongyuan Liu, Jordan Suter, Kent Messer, and Holly Michael. 2020. Some taxes are better than others: an economic experiment analyzing groundwater management in a spatially explicit aquifer. Water Resources Research 56(7):1-18.

2019 Publications

  • Anand, Mohit, Ruiqing Miao, and Madhu Khanna. 2019. Adopting bioenergy crops: does farmers’ attitude toward loss matter? Agricultural Economics 50(4):1-16.
  • Schillerberg, Tayler A., Di Tian, and Ruiqing Miao. 2019. Spatiotemporal patterns of maize and winter wheat yields in the United States: predictability and impact from climate oscillations.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 275:208-22.
  • Li, Yijia, Ruiqing Miao, and Madhu Khanna. 2019. Effects of ethanol plant proximity and crop prices on land-use change in the United States. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 101(2):467-491.
  • Huseynov, Samir, Kassas, B., Segovia, M.S., and Palma, M. 2019.  Incorporating biometric data in models of consumer choice.  Applied Economics 51(14):1514-31.
  • Wilson, Norbert L.W., Ruiqing Miao, and Carter S. Weis. 2019. When in doubt throw it out! The complicated decision to consume or waste food by date labels. Choices 34(1):1-7.
  • Miao, Ruiqing, Prasenjit N. Ghosh, Madhu Khanna, Weiwei Wang, and Jian Rong. 2019. Effect of wind turbines on bird abundance: a national scale analysis based on fixed effects models. Energy Policy 132:357-66.
  • Bernard, John C., Joshua M. Duke, and Sara E. Albrecht. 2019. Do labels that convey minimal, redundant, or no information affect consumer perceptions and willingness to pay? Food Quality and Preference 71:149-157.
  • Li, Wenying and J.H Dorfman. 2019. The implications of heterogeneous habit in consumer beverage purchases on soda and sin taxes. Food Policy 84:111-20.
  • Naigaga, S., C. E Boyd, Joseph Molnar, and P. Gaillard. 2019. Potential influence of climate on Ugandan aquaculture. Journal of Advances in Agriculture 10:1787-1800.
  • Li, Wenying, Y Li, and J.H. Dorfman. 2019. Dynamically changing cattle market linkages with supply-side-controlled transitions. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 51 (3):472-84.
  • Palm-Forster, Leah H., and Joshua M. Duke. 2019. An endogenous equilibrium game on traffic congestion externalities. The J of Economic Education 50(1):57-69.
  • Sheng Li, Denis Nadolnyak, and Valentina Hartarska. 2019. Agricultural land conversion: impacts of fconomic and natural risk factors in a coastal area. Land Use Policy 80(1):380-90.
  • Khachatryan, K., V. Baghdasaryan, and Valentina Hartarska. 2019. Is the model ‘loans-plus-savings’ better for microfinance institutions? A PSM comparison. Review of Development Economics 23:1309-30.
  • Nadolnyak Denis, Valentina Hartarska, and B. Griffin. 2019. The impact of weather, economic, and demographic factors on beginning farmers’ exit. Sustainability 11(16):4280 19.

2018 Publications

  • Shen Xuan, and Valentina Hartarska. 2018. Winners and losers from financial derivatives use by community banks. Applied Economics 50(41):4402-17.
  • Tian, Hanqin, Chaoqun Lu, Shufen Pan, Jia Yang, Ruiqing Miao, Wen Ren, Qiang Yu, Bojie Fu, Fei-Fei Jin, Yonglong Lu, Jerry Melillo, Zhiyun Ouyang, Cheryl Palm, and John Reilly. 2018. Optimizing resource use efficiencies in the food-energy-water nexus for sustainable agriculture: from conceptual model to decision support system. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 33:104-13.
  • Perz, Stephen, Heather Covington, Johanna Espin, Lauren Griffin, Flavia Leite, Anne Mook, Christine Overdevest, Tameka Samuel-Jones, and Ryan Thomson. 2018. Future directions in environmental and resource sociology: reflections on the specialty and suggestions for going forward. Environmental Sociology.
  • Chen, R, Valentina Hartarska, and N. Wilson. 2018. The causal impact of HACCP on seafood imports in the U.S.: an application of difference-in-differences within the gravity model. Food Policy 79:166-78.
  • Ng, D., Aragon, L., and Huseynov, Samir. 2018. Seek and you shall find: the role of exploitive and explorative search in a biotechnology firm’s patent claims. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 22:1030-2019-1646  321-337.
  • Kokoye, S., C. Jolly, Joseph Molnar, D. Shannon, G. Huluka. 2018. Farmer willingness to pay for soil testing services in Northern Haiti. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 50(3):429-51.
  • Molnar, Joseph, and L. Cui. 2018. Why don’t we do it in the field? Vidalia onion producer perspectives on harvest, sort, and storage technologies. Journal of Agriculture and Life Science 5(1):1-14.
  • Malikov, E. and Valentina. Hartarska. 2018. Endogenous scope economies in microfinance. Journal of Banking and Finance 93:162-82.
  • Wilson, Norbert L.W., Ruiqing Miao, and Carter S. Weis. 2018.  Seeing is not believing: perceptions of date labels over food and attributes. Journal of Food Products Marketing 24(5):611-31.
  • Duke, Joshua M., and TianHang Gao. 2018. An experimental economics investigation of the land value tax: Efficiency, acceptability, and positional goods. Land Economics 94(4):475-95.
  • Huseynov, Samir and Palma, M.A. 2018. Does California’s low carbon fuel standards reduce carbon dioxide emissions? PloS One 13(9).
  • Quaye F., Nadolnyak Denis, and Valentina Hartarska. 2018. Climate change impacts on farmland values in the southeast. Sustainability 10(10):3426.
  • Sun H., Valentina Hartarska, L. Zhang, and Denis Nadolnyak. 2018. The Influence of social capital on farm household’s borrowing behavior in Rural China. Sustainability 10(12)43-61.
  • Finkelstein EA., Wenying LI, G. Melo, K. Strombotne, and C Zhen. 2018. Identifying the effect of shelf nutrition labels on consumer purchases: results of a natural experiment and consumer survey. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 107(4)647-51.

2017 Publications

  • Fooks, Jacob R., Kent D. Messer, Joshua M. Duke, Janet B. Johnson, Tongzhe Li, and George R. Parsons. 2017. Tourist viewshed externalities and wind energy production. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 46(2):224-41.
  • Nadolnyak, Denis, Valentina Hartarska, and X. Shen 2017. Farm credit system credit and farm income and output.  Agricultural Finance Review 77(1):95-110.
  • Miao, Ruiqing and Madhu Khanna. 2017.  effectiveness of the biomass crop assistance program: roles of behavioral factors, credit constraint, and program design. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 39(4):584-608.
  • Telligman, A., Michelle R. Worosz, and C. Bratcher. 2017. A qualitative study of Southern U.S. consumers’ top of the mind beliefs about the safety of local beef. Appetite 18:1-10.
  • Messer, Kent D., Joshua M. Duke, Lori Lynch, and Tongzhe Li. 2017. When does public information undermine the efficiency of reverse auctions for the purchase of ecosystem services? Ecological Economics 134:212-26.
  • Fooks, Jacob R., Kent D. Messer, Joshua M. Duke, Janet B. Johnson, and George R. Parsons. 2017. Continuous attribute values in a simulation environment: offshore energy production and Mid-Atlantic beach visitation. Energy Policy 110:288-302.
  • Miao, Ruiqing and Madhu Khanna. 2017.  Costs of meeting a cellulosic biofuel mandate with perennial energy crops: implications for policy. Energy Economics 64:321-34.
  • Stutzman-Jones, E., Joseph Molnar, R. Graham, G. Atukunda, and J. Walakira. 2017. Understanding the role of fish farmer associations as intermediaries for aquacultural development in Uganda. Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal 8(3) 1-12.
  • Gradl, J. and Michelle R. Worosz. 2017. Assessing the scientific basis of the agricultural water provision of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Food & Drug Law Journal 72(3):451-71.
  • Telligman, A., Michelle R. Worosz, and C. Bratcher. 2017.  Local as an indicator of beef quality: An exploratory study of consumers in the Southern U.S. Food Quality and Preference 57:41-53.
  • Baek, U., and Joseph Molnar. 2017. South Korean perceptions of soft power: how the Hanguk people see their place in the world. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Review 3(3) 23-37.
  • Lee, Jaehyuk, Denis Nadolnyak, and Valentina Hartarska. 2017.  The effect of weather on agricultural labor supply. Journal of Agribusiness 35(1):15-27.
  • Khachatryan, K., Valentina Hartarska, and Grigoryan, A. 2017. Performance and capital structure of microfinance institutions in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Journal of Eastern European Economics 55(5):395-419.
  • Duke, Joshua M. and David Sassoon. 2017. A classroom game on a negative externality correcting tax: Revenue return, regressivity, and the double dividend. Journal of Economic Education 48(2):65-73.
  • Quaye,F., Denis Nadolnyak, and Valentina. Hartarska. 2017. Factors affecting farm loan delinquency in the Southeast. Research in Applied Economics Vol 9(4):75-92.
  • Duke, Joshua M., Kent D. Messer, Lori Lynch and Tongzhe Li. 2017. The effect of information on discriminatory-price and uniform-price reverse auction efficiency: an experimental economics study of the purchase of ecosystem services. Strategic Behavior and the Environment 7(1–2):41-71.
  • Kokoye, S., C. Jolly, Joseph Molnar, D. Shannon, B. Bayard, P. Mathieu, and G. Huluka. 2017. Economics of soil conservation practices in Northern Haiti. Tropical Agriculture 94:42-51.

2016 Publications

  • Kang, Ezer, Darcie Delzell, Paul E. McNamara, Joel Cuffey, Anil Cherian, and Saira Mathew. 2016. Poverty indicators and mental health functioning among adults living with HIV in Delhi, India. AIDS Care 28(4): 416-22.
  • Miao, Ruiqing, Madhu Khanna, and Haixiao Huang. 2016. Responsiveness of crop yield and acreage to price and climate. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 98(1):191-211.
  • Fooks, Jacob, Nate Higgins, Kent D. Messer, Joshua M. Duke, Daniel Hellerstein, and Lori Lynch. 2016. Conserving spatially explicit benefits in ecosystem service markets: Lab and artefactual field tests of network bonuses and spatial targeting. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 98(2):468-88.
  • Zhongxing L I., J. Molnar, and Shunqiang Sun. 2016. An analysis of policy optimization concerning sustainable agricultural development in China based on the 2014 US Farm Bill. Asian Agricultural Research 8(3):8-11.
  • Duke, Joshua M., Brian J. Schilling, Kevin P. Sullivan, J. Dixon Esseks, Paul D. Gottlieb, and Lori Lynch. 2016. Illiquid Capital: are conservation easement payments reinvested in farms? Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 38(3):449-73.
  • Duke, Joshua M., Jules Bruck, Susan Barton, Megan Murray, Shreeram Inamdar, and Douglas W. Tallamy. 2016. Public preferences for ecosystem services on exurban landscapes: A case study from the mid-Atlantic USA. Heliyon 2(7):1-27.
  • Nadolnyak, Denis., Valentina Hartarska, and X. Shen. 2016. Climate variability & agricultural loan delinquency in the US. International Journal of Economics and Finance 8(9): 238-49.
  • Bachman, Matthew, Shreeram Inamdar, Sue Barton, Joshua M. Duke, Doug Tallamy, Jules Bruck. 2016. A comparative assessment of runoff water quality from turf, forest, meadow, and mixed landuse watersheds. Journal of American Water Resources Association 52(2):397-408.
  • Kick, Edward, Laura McKinney, and Ryan Thomson. 2016.  Waste throughout North Carolina with implications for agricultural production. Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Aspects.
  • Quaye, FM, and Valentina Hartarska.  2016. Investment impact of microfinance credit in Ghana. International Journal of Economics and Finance 8(3):137-50.
  • Cui, L., and Joseph Molnar. 2016. Growing naturally in a postmodern age: how low-income producers contend with organic food trends. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 21 (8):29-36
  • Miao, Ruiqing, Hongli Feng, David A. Hennessy, and Xiaodong Du. 2016. AssessingcCost-effectiveness of the Conservation Reserve Program and its interaction with crop insurance subsidies. Land Economics 92(4):593-617.
  • Cuffey, Joel, Timothy K.M. Beatty, and Lisa Harnack. 2016. The potential impact of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) restrictions on expenditures: A systematic review. Public Health Nutrition 19(17): 3216-31.
  • Denny, R.C.H., M.R. Worosz, and N.L.W. Wilson. 2016. The importance of governance levels in alternative food networks: The case of red meat inspection rules. Rural Sociology.
  • Naigaga, S., C. E. Boyd, P. Gaillard, H. A. Abdelrahman, and Joseph Molnar. 2016. Assessing the reliability of water-test kits for use in pond aquaculture. World Aquaculture 47(3):47-51.
  • Matuha, M., Joseph Molnar, C. Boyd, and J. Terhune. 2016. The role of mobile phones in facilitating aquaculture development in Uganda. World Aquaculture 47(1):39-46.

2015 Publications

  • Du, Xiaodong, Cindy L. Yu, David A. Hennessy, and Ruiqing Miao. 2015. Geography of crop yield skewness. Agricultural Economics 46(4):463-73.
  • Hartarska, Valentina.,Denis Nadolnyak, and X Shen. 2015. Agricultural credit and economic growth in rural areas.  Agricultural Finance Review 75(3): 302–12.
  • Zhou, F., S. Sun, and Joseph Molnar. 2015. Evaluation of the development of circular agriculture in Sichuan Province based on the coefficient of variation. Asian Agricultural Research 7(3):56-60.
  • Miao, Ruiqing and David A. Hennessy. 2015. Optimal protein segregation strategies for wheat growers. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 63(3):309-31.
  • Delgado M., C Parmeter, Valentina Hartarska and R Mersland. 2015. Should all microfinance institutions mobilize microsavings? Evidence from economies of scope. Empirical Economics 48:193–225.
  • Molnar, Joseph., S., Kokoye, C. Jolly, D. Shannon, and G. Huluka. 2015. Agricultural development in Northern Haiti: mechanisms and means for moving key crops forward in a changing climate. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 4(2):25–41.
  • Duke, Joshua M., and Ben Attia. 2015. Negotiated solar rights conflict resolution: A comparative institutional analysis of public and private processes. Journal of Environmental & Sustainability Law 22(1):1-52.
  • Schilling, Brian J., J. Dixon Esseks, Joshua M. Duke, Paul D. Gottlieb, and Lori Lynch. 2015. The future of preserved farmland: Ownership succession in three mid-Atlantic states. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 5(2):129-53.
  • Fooks, Jacob R., Kent D. Messer, and Joshua M. Duke. 2015. Dynamic entry, reverse auctions, and the purchase of ecosystem services. Land Economics 91(1):57-75.
  • Duke, Joshua M., Steven J. Dundas, Robert J. Johnston, and Kent D. Messer. 2015. The effect of spatial interdependencies on prioritization and payments for environmental services. Land Use Policy 48:341-50.
  • Gottlieb, Paul D., Brian J. Schilling, Kevin Sullivan, J. Dixon Esseks, Lori Lynch, and Joshua M Duke. 2015. Are preserved farms actively engaged in agriculture and conservation? Land Use Policy 45:103-16.
  • Egan, Jennifer M., and Joshua M. Duke. 2015. Water quality conflict resolution and agricultural discharges: Lessons from Waterkeeper v. Hudson. William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 39(3):533-74.

2014 Publications

  • Hartarska, Valentina. Roy Mersland, and Denis Nadolnyak 2014. Are women better bankers for the poor: Evidence from rural microfinance institutions? American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(5):1291-1306.
  • Li, S, Z.Yang, D. Nadolnyak, Y.Zhang, and Y.Luo. 2014. Economic impacts of climate change: Evidence from freshwater aquaculture profits in China. Aquaculture Research 47(5):1537-48.
  • Miao, Ruiqing and Madhu Khanna. 2014.  Are bioenergy crops riskier than corn? Implications for biomass price. Choices 29(1).
  • Li, S., Denis Nadolnyak, J.D. Wesley, and Y. Zhang. 2014. Fertilizer industry subsidies in China: Who are the beneficiaries? China Agricultural Economic Review 6(3):433-51
  • Duke, Joshua M., Steven J. Dundas, Robert J. Johnston, and Kent D. Messer. 2014. Prioritizing payment for environmental services: Using nonmarket benefits for cost effective selection. Ecological Economics 105:319-29.
  • Wilson, N.L.W. and Michelle R. Worosz. 2014. Zero tolerance rules for food safety and quality. Food Policy 45:112-15.
  • Miao, Ruiqing, David A. Hennessy, and Hongli Feng. 2014. Sodbusting, crop insurance and sunk conversion costs. Land Economics 90(4):601-22.
  • Miao, Ruiqing and David A. Hennessy. 2014. To learn or to change: Optimal R&D Investments under uncertainty in the case of climate change. Natural Resource Modeling 27(2):235-57.
  • Liu, Zhuo, Jordan F. Suter, Kent D. Messer, Joshua M. Duke, and Holly A. Michael. 2014. Strategic entry and externalities in groundwater resources: Evidence from the lab. Resource and Energy Economics 38:181-97.
  • Li, Jingyuan, Holly A. Michael, Joshua M. Duke, Kent D. Messer, Jordan F. Suter. 2014. Behavioral response to contamination risk information in a spatially explicit groundwater environment: Experimental evidence. Water Resources Research 50(8):6390–405.
  • Walakira, J.K., Joseph Molnar, R. Phelps, and J. Terhune. 2014. Culturing the African lungfish in Uganda: Effects of exogenous fish feed on growth performance in tanks. Uganda Journal of Agricultural Sciences 15(2):137–55.

2013 Publications

  • Shen X., and Valentina Hartarska.  2013.  Derivatives as risk management and performance of agricultural banks. Agricultural Finance Review, 73(2):290–309.
  • Miao, Ruiqing. 2013. Impact of ethanol plants on local land use change. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 42(2): 275-93.
  • Feng, Hongli, David A. Hennessy, and Ruiqing Miao. 2013. The effects of government payments on Native Grassland Conversion, the CRP, and corn acreage changes in the Dakotas. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95(2):412-18.
  • Bukenya, J. O., T. S. Hyuha, Joseph Molnar, and Twinamasiko. 2013. Efficiency of resource use among pond fish farmers in central Uganda: a stochastic frontier production function approach. Aquaculture Economics & Management 17(2):148-70.
  • Popkin, Jennifer H., Joshua M. Duke, Allison M. Borchers, and Thomas Ilvento. 2013. Social costs from proximity to hydraulic fracturing in New York State. Energy Policy 62:62-9.
  • Miller, Kate, and Joshua M. Duke. 2013. Additionality and water quality trading: Institutional analysis of nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Georgetown International Environmental Law Review 25(4):521-47.
  • Prevatt, C., J. Novak, W. Prevatt, Michelle R. Worosz, K. Balkcom, W. Birdsong, B. Gamble, and J. Howe. 2013. A return-risk analysis of Southern row-crop enterprises and the sod-based rotation. Journal of Agribusiness 31(1&2):35-45.
  • Chavez, H., Denis Nadolnyak, and J. Kloepper. 2013. Impact of microbial inoculants as an Integrated pest management tool in apple production. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 45(4):655-67.
  • Nadolnyak, Denis, and D. Vedenov. 2013. Information value of climate forecasts for rainfall Insurance for pasture, rangeland, and forage in the Southeast U.S. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 45(1):109-24.
  • Stuart, D. and Michelle R. Worosz. The myth of efficiency: Technology and ethics in industrial food production. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 26(1): 231-56.
  • Schilling, Brian J., Kevin P. Sullivan, and Joshua M. Duke. 2013. Do residual development options increase preserved farmland values? Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 38(3):327- 43.
  • Hartarska, Valentina, Shen, X., and R. Mersland. 2013. Scale Economies and elasticities of substitution in microfinance institutions. Journal of Banking and Finance 37(1): 118-31.
  • Duke, Joshua M., Steven J. Dundas, Kent D. Messer. 2013. Cost-effective conservation planning: Lessons from economics. Journal of Environmental Management 125:126-33.
  • Arnold, Michael A., Joshua M. Duke, and Kent D. Messer. 2013. Adverse selection in reverse auctions for ecosystem services. Land Economics 89(3):387-412.
  • Nadolnyak Denis and Valentina Hartarska. 2013. El Niño and agricultural lending in the Southeastern U.S.A. Southern Business and Economics Journal 36(1):35-56.

2012 Publications

  • Suter, Jordan F., Joshua M. Duke, Kent D. Messer, and Holly A. Michael. 2012. Behavior in a spatially-explicit groundwater resource: Evidence from the lab. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(5):1094-1112.
  • Miao, Ruiqing, David A. Hennessy, and Bruce A. Babcock. 2012. Investment in cellulosic biofuel refineries: Do waivable biofuel mandates matter? American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(3):750-62.
  • Hartarska, Valentina and Denis Nadolnyak. 2012. Board size and diversity as governance mechanisms in community development loan funds in the USA. Applied Economics 44(33): 4313-29.
  • Nadolnyak, Denis, and Valentina Hartarska. Agricultural disaster payments in the Southeastern U.S.: Do weather and climate variability matter? Applied Economics 44(33):4331-42.
  • Stuart, D. and Michelle R. Worosz. 2012. Risk, anti-reflexivity, and ethical neutralization in industrial food processingAgriculture and Human Values 29:287-301.
  • Duke, Joshua M., Allison M. Borchers, Robert J. Johnston, and Sarah Absetz. 2012. Sustainable agricultural management contracts: Using choice experiments to estimate the benefits of land preservation and conservation practices. Ecological Economics 74:95-103.
  • Hartarska, Valentina, and R. Mersland. 2012. What governance mechanisms promote efficiency in reaching poor clients? Evidence from rated MFIs. European Financial Management 18(2):218-39.
  • Hartarska, Valentina and Denis Nadolnyak. 2012. Financing constraints and access to credit in post crisis environment: Evidence from new farmers in Alabama. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 44(4):1–15.
  • Worosz, Michelle R. and N.L.W. Wilson. 2012. A cautionary tale of purity, labeling and product literacy in the gluten-free market.  Journal of Consumer Affairs Summer:288-318.
  • Hartarska, Valentina, Denis Nadolnyak, and X. Shen.   Social performance and cost minimizing MFI Size. Journal of Cost Management  September/October, 20-8.
  • Hartarska Valentina, Nadolnyak, and X. Shen. 2012. Efficiency in microfinance cooperatives Iberoamerican. Journal of Development Studies 1(2):53-74.
  • Wu, T. Mixon, F., S Caudil, D. Gropper, and Valentina Hartarska. Does input-substitutability in banking differ across accession: and non-accession countries in Central and Eastern Europe? Journal of Economic Integration 27(1):1095-205.
  • Borchers, Allison M. and Joshua M. Duke. 2012. Capitalization and proximity to agricultural and natural lands: Evidence from Delaware. Journal of Environmental Management 99:110-17.
  • Caudill, S., D. Gropper, and Valentina Hartarska. 2012. Microfinance institution costs: effects of gender, subsidies and technology. Journal of Financial Economic Policy 4(4):292-319.
  • Walakira, J., G. Atukunda, Joseph Molnar, and K. Veverica. 2012. Prospects and potential for aquaculture of African lungfish in Uganda. World Aquaculture 43(3)38-45.

2011 Publications

  • Hartarska, Valentina; C. Parmeter, and Denis Nadolnyak. 2011. Economies of scope of lending and mobilizing deposits in rural MFIs: a semiparametric analysis. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(2):389-98.
  • Miao, Ruiqing. 2011.  Bargaining between Firms and environmental protection bureaus: water pollution in China. China Agricultural Economic Review 3(1):80-91.
  • Nadolnyak, Denis, M.J. Miranda, and I.M. Sheldon. 2011. Genetically modified crops as real options: identifying regional and country-specific differences. International Journal of Industrial Organization 29(4):455-63.
  • Hyuha, T. S., J. O. Bukenya, J. Twinamasiko, and Joseph Molnar. 2011. Profitability analysis of small scale aquaculture enterprises in Central Uganda. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture 3(15):271–78.
  • Bain, C., E. Ransom, and Michelle R. Worosz. 2011. Constructing credibility: Using technoscience to legitimate strategies in agrifood governance. Journal of Rural Social Sciences 25(3):160-92.

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