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Dissertations and Employment of Ph.D.s

Dissertation directors are listed in parentheses. All positions are faculty unless otherwise noted.

2016

Bjorn Markeson. Social Capital, Communities, and the Firm: A Spatial Panel Study of Small Business Intensity and Firm Entry and Exit in Rural U.S. Counties, (Deller); Brandeis University.

 

Rashesh Shrestha.  Essays on Labor Market Changes and Individual Outcomes in Developing Countries, (Coxhead); Associate Lecturer in Economics, Australia National University.

 

Na Zhao. Essays on Internal Migration, Informal Risk Sharing, and Land Use Change, (Alix-Garcia); National Association of Homebuilders.

2015

Yating Chuang.  Essays on Social Networks and Development Economics, (Alix-Garcia); College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

 

Jhin Han.  Impact of Weather Shocks, Nutrition and Household Care on Child Health, (Foltz); Economic Research Service, USDA.

 

Heesun Jang.  Essays on Agricultural and Resource Economics, (Du); Post-doctoral researcher, Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Chang Lian.  Essays on Development Policy:  Resource Misallocation, Productivity and Inequality, (Coxhead); Chase Bank, Columbus, OH.

 

Emily Sellars.  Essays on Emigration and Politics, (Alix-Garcia and Gehlbach; joint with Political Science); Texas A&M.

 

Christopher Taylor.  Essays on Spatial Competition in Milk Procurement Markets with Cooperative Handlers, (Hueth); University of Mount Olive.

 

Sarah Walker.  The Empires Strike Forward: Essays on Imperial Legacies in Economic Development and Land Use, (Alix-Garcia); University of New South Wales.

2014

Zhe Dun.  Essays on Nested Panel Data, Welfare Analysis and Dynamic Programming:  Application to U.S. Bt Corn, (Mitchell); Ford Motor Credit Company, Dearborn, Michigan.

Pilar Jano.  Contracts and Quality Incentives in High-Value Commodities, (Hueth); Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Vina del Mar, Chile.

Daniel Prager.  Migration, Spatial Interactions and Household Activity Choice in the Valle Alto, Bolivia, (Barham); Economic Research Service, USDA.

Patricia Yanez-Pagans.  Three Essays in  Development and Environmental Economics, (Alix-Garcia); Inter-American Development Bank.  AAEA Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.

Wenhui Zhang.   Product Differentiation Choices and Biotechnology Adoption: The U.S. Corn Seed Market, (Shi); Digonex, Inc.

Katherine Zipp.  Spatial Analysis of Feedback Mechanisms between Environmental Policies, Ecosystems and Behavior, (Lewis and Provencher); Pennsylvania State University.

2013

Hillary Caruthers.  Three Essays on Indonesian Migration, Health, and Intra-household Decision Making, (Schechter); Berry College, Georgia.

Rebecca Cleary.  Supermarket and Consumer Responses to Supercenter Expansion, (Chavas); Research Associate, Analysis Group, Inc., New Milford, Connecticut.

Dylan Fitz.  Development Chutes and Ladders:  Potential Pathways out of Multifaceted Poverty Traps, (Barham); Davidson College, North Carolina.

Maria Fernanda Rodrigo.  Essays on Agricultural Policy and Development Economics, (Barham); Research Fellow, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness, Inter-American Development Bank.

2012

Vardges Hovhannisyan. Three Essays on Empirical Industrial Organization, (Stiegert); Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota.

Ming-Feng Hsieh.  Store Format Choice, (Steigert); National Taiwan University.

Rachid Laajaj. Agricultural, Financial and Behavioral Changes on the Path to Sustainable Technology Adoption in Rural Mozambique, (Carter); Postdoctoral Researcher, Paris School of Economics.

Do-il Yoo. Dynamics of Biotechnology Adoption:  An Application to U.S. Corn, (Chavas); Chungbuk National University, Korea.

2011

Marin Bozic.  Three Essays in Commodity Futures and Options Price Performance, (Fortenbery); University of Minnesota.

Lauren Bresnahan.  Intra-Industry Reallocations with Heterogeneous Capital Constraints:  Foreign Ownership and the African Experience, (Coxhead); Senior Associate, KPMG, LLP, New York.

Xingliang Ma.  Essasys on Dynamic Adoption, Survival Analysis and Demand Estimation:  Application to the U.S. Seed Industry, (Shi); Postoctoral Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.

Benjamin Schwab.  Nutrition and Development:  The Case of Vitamin D Milk, (Schechter); Postoctoral Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.

2010

Ursula Aldana.  Essays on the Impact of a Land Tenure Reform over the Dynamism of the Land Rental Market and on the Sequential Adoption of Package Technologies, (Carter); Economist, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima.

John Morrow.  Structural Change and Inequality:? Skill Premia, Firm Selection ?and Political Consequences, (Carter); Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

Widad Soufi.  The Effects of the Free Trade Agreements with the EU and US on Labor Migration and Capital Accumulation and Flows in Morocco, (Chavas); Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco.

Jeremy Weber.  Three Essays in World Development Initiatives, (Barham); Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.

2009

Gustavo de los Campos. Semi-Parametric Methods with Applications to Quantitative Genetics and Production Economics, (Foltz); Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Alabama School of Medicine.

Ying Du.  Strategic Pricing Analysis in a Vertical Sector, (Steigert); Shandong University, China.

Francisco Galarza.  Essays on Risk, Credit and Insurance, with Application to Peru, (Carter); Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru.

David Garber.  Oil, Investment, and Economic Development: A Detailed Look at the Advent of Chad’s Oil Sector, (Coxhead) Climate Change Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Hwanil Park. Dynamic Risk Management Strategies for an Ethanol Producer with Impacts of Ethanol Production on the U.S. Corn Prices, (Fortenbery); Research Fellow, Samsung Economic Research Institute, Seoul, Korea.

Yasuharu Shimamura. Three Essays on Children's Education and Rural Credit Programs in Less Developed Countries, (Carter); Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan.

2008

Xiaowei Cai. Essays on the Dynamics of International Cartels, (Stiegert); California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Ousman Gajigo.  Entrepreneurship, Agricultural Risk & Ethnic Networks in The Gambia, (Foltz); Associate Economist, Earth Institute, Millenium Development Center for East Africa, Columbia University. 

Munenobu Ikegami.  Household Intertemporal Decisions and Poverty Dynamics, (Carter); International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenyai.

Muqun Li.  The Impacts of Market Fragmentation on a Developing Economy:  Evidence from China, (Coxhead); Senior Researcher, Samsung Economic Research Institute, Beijing.

Benjamin Linkow.  Three Essays on the Dynamics of Informal Institutional Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (Carter); Miami University School of Business, Oxford, Ohio.

Diep Phan.  The Detemrinants and Impacts of Internal Migration:  The Case of Vietnam, (Coxhead); Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.

2007

Andrea Bentancor.  Three Essays on Farmer Business Strategies, (Zeuli); Lecturer, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Vina del Mar, Chile.

Kiriya Kulkolkarn.  The Impact of Immigration on Labor Market Outcomes and Foreign Direct Investment, (Coxhead); Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Pilar Useche.  Essays on the Adoption of Innovations, (Barham); University of Florida, Gainesville.

2006

Jorge Aguero.  On Program Evaluation, Intrahousehold Allocations and Discrimination, with Applications to South Africa (Carter); University of California, Riverside.

Seth Gitter. Education and Cash Transfers in Nicaragua and Honduras (Barham); Beloit College.

Jason Fletcher. Essays on College Enrollment:  Integrating Approaches from Economics, Sociology, and Health Sciences (Reschovsky); Yale University.

Rebecca Moore. Essays on Non-Market Valuation:  Innovations in Theory and Methods (Bishop); University of Georgia.

Tingjun Peng. A Study of Imperfect Competition of the Asian Dairy Markets:  The Impacts of Doha Round Agricultural Negotiations and Further Trade Liberalization (Cox); Ministry of Agriculture, China.

Anan Wattanakuljarus. The Nationwide Economic and Environmental Impacts of Tourism:  A Computable General Equilibrium Approach for Thailand  (Coxhead); National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand.

2005

Joseph Burke.  Induced Product Innovation, Imports of Milk Protein Concentrate and the U.S. Dairy Industry (Cox); Associate Scientist, AAE, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Bayou Demeke.  Essays on Environmental and Development Policy Analysis in Developing Countries:  On Trade and the Environment, Land Use, and Policy Design at a Landscapte Level (Coxhead); Pennsylvania State University.

Hua Lin.  Risk Premiums and the Pricing of Agricultural Commodities:  An Application on Speculation and Storage of U.S. Soybeans (Fortenbery); Actuarial Consultant, Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Chicago.

Tewodaj Mogues.  The Accumulation of Social Capital:  Implications for the Dynamics of Inequality and the Management of Shocks (Carter); International Food Policy Research Institute.  AAEA Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.

Sunung Moon.  A Study on Agricultural Technology Innovation and Adoption (Coxhead); Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade.

Pishayasinee Mulapruk.  Implications of China's Globalization for ASEAN Trade and Economic Growth (Coxhead); Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangkok, Thailand.

Hwayoung Seol.  WTO Disputes on Canadian Export Milk:  Spatial Equilibrium Analysis on the U.S. and Canadian Dairy Trade (Cox).

Reka Sundaram-Stukel.  Three Essays on Reputation Effects in Rural Credit Markets:  A Honduran Case Study (Barham).

2004

Aashish Mehta.  Investment, Dynamics and Development:  Three Essays (Chavas); Economist, Asian Development Bank, Manila.

Shinn-Shyr Wang.  Strategic Behavior under Asset Value Maximization:  An Empirical Assessment of the U.S. Retail Margarine and Butter Markets (Stiegert); Associate Scientist, Food System Research Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  AAEA Dissertation Award.

2003

Juan Chamorro.  Productivity, Land Markets and Input Values in Nicaragua (Carter); Economic Advisor, Office of the President, Nicaragua.

Weiping Chen.  Three Essays on the Microeconomics of Migration, Risk and Savings in Low-Income Economies (Carter); Business Economist, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.

Hector Villarreal.  Evaluation of Welfare Indices for Two Mexican Regions:  A Microeconomic Approach (Chavas); Graduate School of Public Administration and Public Policy, Instituto Tecnol?gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. 

2002

Kenneth Baerenklau. Promoting Voluntary Adoption of Conservation Technologies: The Case of Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Control (Provencher); University of California, Riverside.  AAEA Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.

Michael Bennett.  Combining Revealed and Stated Preference Data to Explore Cognitive Elements of Choice and Their Implications for Environmental Valuation (Provencher); Visiting Researcher, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, IGSNRR, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

Diana Fletschner.  Women's Access to Capital:  Intrahousehold Bargaining and Reference Group Effects (Carter); University of Washington.

Ragan Petrie. Social Motives to Giving and Bargaining: Experimental Evidence (Chavas/Andreoni); Georgia State University.

Eduardo Zegarra.  Water Markets and Coordination Failures:  The Case of the Limari Valley in Chile (Carter); Statistical Unit Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Peru.

2001

Marco Castillo. Three Essays on Group Interactions (Carter); Georgia Institute of Technology.

2000

Michael Aliber. Rotating Savings and Credit Associations and the Control of Dynamic Inconsistency: A Case Study from South Africa (Chavas); Department of Land Affairs, South Africa.

Stephen Boucher. Information Asymmetries and Non-Price Rationing: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration ofRural Credit Markets in Northern Peru (Carter); University of California, Davis.

John Larrivee. Informal Activity and Home Production in Non-Metropolitan Wisconsin (Shaffer); Mount Saint Mary's College.

Yoshito Takasaki. The Microdynamics of Conservation and Development in Tropical Forests (Barham); University of Tsukuba, Japan.  AAEA Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.

1999

Huei-Chin Lin. Strategic Information and Bargaining:  The Case of Environmental Concerns (Chavas).

John McPeak. Herd Growth on Shared Rangeland: Herd Management and Land-Use Decisions in Northern Kenya (Provencher); Syracuse University.

Xiaobing Shuai. Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries: Motives, Structures and Impacts (Coxhead); Capital One Financial Corporation.

Yong Zhu. Assessing the Impacts of Trade Liberalization and Domestic Policy Changes on World Dairy Markets: A Spatial Equilibrium Approach (Cox); Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1998

Joshua Duke. An Institutional and Behavioral Perspective on Land-Use Conflict Resolution (Bromley); University of Delaware.

Jeremy Foltz. Developing Sustainable Agricultural Production: The Diffusion of Water Conserving Irrigation Technology in Tunisia (Chavas); University of Connecticut.

Kwansoo Kim. Three Essays on the Dynamics of Soil Conservation, Land Markets and Asymmetric Information (Coxhead); Seoul National University.

Chaiyuth Punyasavatsut. Economic Growth and Structural Change in Thailand, 1950-1995 (Coxhead); Thammasat University, Thailand.

Martin Shields. An Integrated Economic Impact and Simulation Model for Wisconsin Counties (Deller); Pennsylvania State University.

Tsung-Hsiu Tsai. An Economic Analysis of Environmental Conflict Resolution: A Case Study from Taiwan (Chavas); Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley.

1997

Daniel Mullarkey. Contingent Valuation of Wetlands: Testing Sensitivity to Scope (Bishop); Mathtech, Inc., Princeton NJ.

John Okidi. Issues in Collective Action for Common Resources: Some Evidence from Western Uganda (Bromley); World Bank.

Pedro Olinto. Land Tenure Insecruity, Credit Rationing and Household Asset Accumulation: Panel Data Evidence from Rural Paraguay (Carter); World Bank.

Scott Steele. Allocating Economic Opportunity: Three Models of Endogenous Institutional Formation (Bromley); University College Galway, Ireland.

Richard Woodward. Sustainability, Efficiency and Economic Analysis: A Macroeconomic Framework with Microeconomic Implications (Bishop); Texas A&M University.  AAEA Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.

Aki Yamasaki. Sunk Costs, Investment and Fiscal Policy: Microeconomic Analysis (Chavas).

1996

Carlos Arias. Estimation of Models with Multiple Censored Variables: An Application to the U.S. Dairy Sector (Cox); Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.

Gerald Shively. Land Degradation, Soil Conservation and Risk: Evidence from a Dynamic Model of Philippine Upland Agriculture (Coxhead); Purdue University.  AAEA Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.

Denise Stanley. Labor Market Outcomes in a Natural Resource Boom: The Case of Mariculture Exports in Honduras (Carter); University of Tennessee.

William Walker. Hedging Export Price Risk in Markets with Imperfect Competition (Carter); United States Foreign Service.

Timothy Wojan. Structural and Macroeconomic Explanations of Rural/Urban Income Divergence (Pulver); University of Kentucky.

Yang Yao. Three Essays on the Implications of Imperfect Markets in Rural China (Carter); Peking University.

1995

Lisa Smith. Structural Adjustment and the Trajectory of Human Well-Being in West Africa: Policy Simulations of a Semi-Cooperative Household Model (Chavas); AAAS Fellow, USAID, Washington.

Paulo Waquil. Primal-Dual Spatial Equilibrium Model with Intermediate Products: Application to the Agricultural Sector in the Mercosur (Cox); Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Janet Eisenhauer. An Investigation of the Socioeconomic Determinants of Allocative Inefficiency for the Owner Operated Firm, with an Application to Family Farming in Wisconsin (Chavas); USAID, Uganda.

1994

Dongwhan Kim. Domestic Market Structure and Performance in Global Markets: The Case of U.S. Food Manufacturing Industries (Marion); Korea Rural Economics Institute.

Elizabeth Troutt. Rural African Land Markets and Access to Agricultural Land: The Central Region of Uganda (Barrows); University of Manitoba.

Eric Severance-Lossin. Nonparametric Hypothesis Testing of Production Assertions Using Data with Random Shocks (Holt); Humboldt University of Berlin.

Christopher Barrett. Peasants, Prices, and Markets in Madagascar: Toward an Understanding of Agricultural Supply Response to Liberalization in a Smallholder Economy (Carter); Utah State University.  AAEA Dissertation Award.

Patricia Champ. Nonmarket Valuation of Natural Resource Amenities: A Validity Test of the Contingent Valuation Method (Bishop); United States Forest Service, Colorado.

Olivier Fourcadet. Strategic Group Configuration and Performance in U.S. Food Manufacturing Markets (Marion); Institut de Gestion des Industries Agro-Alimentaires, Paris.

Yu-Hui Chen. Quarterly Econometric Analysis of the Effects of EC Oilseed Policy on the U.S. Soybean Market (Helmberger); National Taiwan University.

1993

Jorge Cornick. Estimating Structural Models with Multiple Censored Variables: An Application to the U.S. Dairy Sector (Cox); CEO, Eureka Comunicación, Costa Rica.

Carlo Federico Perali. Consumption, Demographics, and Welfare Measurement from Barten-Gorman Preferences: Metric and Policy Applications to Colombia (Cox); Institute of Rural Economics, University of Verona, Italy.  AAEA Dissertation Award.

Gregory Poe. Information, Risk Perceptions, and Contingent Values: The Case of Nitrates in Ground Water (Bishop); Agricultural Economics, Cornell.

Thomas Treiman. Conflicts over Resource Valuation and Use in the Pendjari, Benin: The Chief Has No Share (Barrows); State of Missouri Department of Conservation.

Audrey Lyke. Discrete Choice Models to Value Changes in Environmental Quality: A Great Lakes Study (Bishop).

Donald Hirasuna. Changes in the Level of Income and Income Distribution Due to a Growth in Service-Producing Employment: An Examination of some State Economic Development Policies (Pulver); Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives.

1992

Keith Wiebe. Household Food Security and Cautious Commercialization in Kenya (Carter); USDA, Washington.

Elizabeth Katz. Intra-Household Resource Allocation in the Guatemalan Central Highlands: The Impact of Non-Traditional Agricultural Exports (Carter); Barnard College.

Amr Shiha. Market Risk, Market Segmentation, and Consumption Risk in U.S. Farm Real Estate: Empirical Tests (Chavas); American Express, Phoenix.

Hugo De Groote. Optimizing Survey Design in Evaluating Rural Development Projects (A. Johnson); International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington.

Maria Luisa Ferreira. Household Equivalence Scales and Welfare Comparisons (Buse); World Bank.

Jeffrey Cochrane. Economies in Transition: The Consequences of Economic Theory (Bromley); USAID AfricaLink, Washington.

1991

Brent Swallow. Common Property Regimes for African Rangeland Resources (Bromley); International Livestock Center, Nairobi.

Elizabeth Dunn. Institutions and Technical Efficiency on Farms in Guatemalan Land Purchase-Sale Programs (Chavas); University of Missouri.

Eric Thompson. Occupational Stability: A Constrained Portfolio Analysis Approach (Shaffer); Bureau of Business Research, West Virginia University.

1990

Rogier van den Brink. Pastoralism, Property Rights, and Credit: Three Essays on Indigenous Economic Institutions in West Africa (Bromley); Special Assistant, Africa Region, World Bank.

Kimberly Rollins. Agriculture and Wildlife: From Principal-Agent Theory to a Wisconsin Economic Policy (Bishop); Guelph University.  AAEA Dissertation Award.

Thomas Schweigert. Land Distribution and Land Use in Guatemala (Thiesenhusen); University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Jung-Sup Choi. Production Effects of U.S. Land Diversion Programs (Helmberger); Korea Rural Economics Institute.

Abdelmoneim H. Elnagheeb.  Extensification of Agriculture and Deforestation in Sudan: An Economic Analysis under Uncertainty (Bromley).

 

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