Research

Jun 10, 2020

How Do You Determine Demand for Water Quality Improvements when Monetary Resources are Scarce?

New research in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene analyzes the willingness to pay for in-home water filtration in rural northern Ghana.

Jun 3, 2020

Watch: Perspectives on the New USDA Regulation on GM Crops

Zack Brown moderated the bonus GES colloqium which explored the new USDA regulations on GM crops.

May 18, 2020

Alumni Spotlight: Shuyang Wang

Shuyang's advice for PhD candidates: "Enjoy every moment of your PhD life. It might not be easy but it will be worth it."

May 8, 2020

Will Trump’s Name on Stimulus Checks Help Win Him Votes in November?

Raymond Guiteras has studied name-stamping policies in Bangladesh and found that citizens view politicians more favorably when aid is associated with a specific person.

Apr 29, 2020

Determining What Factors Make People More Likely to be Entrepreneurial

Knowledge of the determinants of self‐employment income is critical to entrepreneurial development strategies if the development goal is to increase incomes not just employment.

Apr 23, 2020

Q&A: Food Supply Chain, Disrupted

The coronavirus pandemic has made us all more aware of where our food comes from. Two agricultural economists explain how the food supply chain works and how it's adapting.

Mar 31, 2020

Has Technology Increased Agricultural Yield Risk? Evidence From the Crop Insurance Biotech Endorsement

Goodwin and Piggott explore the relationship between technological advances in corn production and the yield risk associated with those advances.

Mar 17, 2020

Poultry Ownership and Child Diarrhea: a Partnership to Assess and Reduce Disease Impact

While raising poultry provides income and nutrition, there is also risk of illness when kept in near proximity to young children.

Mar 12, 2020

Irrigation, or Lack Thereof, on an American Indian Reservation

Improving access to capital, so American Indian farmers can invest in irrigation systems on tribal trust land, is key to improving lagging agricultural development on reservations in the American West.

Feb 28, 2020

Does Gender Affect Risk Aversion & Moral Hazard in Healthcare Behavior?

Americans spent 3.5 trillion dollars on health insurance in 2017 and the amount is growing yearly. Understanding consumer behavior is an important area of research in a time when national attention is being focused on the healthcare industry.