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An Analysis of the Implications of Strengthened Intellectual Property Rights to Agriculture of Developing Countries and Responses of Selected Public Research Institutions in Southeast Asia
Better understanding of intellectual property rights (IPR) is indispensable to informed policy making in all areas of development, including agriculture - the backbone of economy of majority of developing countries. For ...
Place Becomes Us: Kairotic Entelechy, Identification, and Political Economy in Harney County, Oregon
This dissertation explores theories concerning time and place as instances of what Aristotle terms
Outside In: Explorations in the Political Economy of National Security
In this dissertation, I examine how countries respond to external and internal national security issues in the 21st Century. The first chapter analyzes European military expenditures with an emphasis on how European countries ...
ESSAYS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF COMMODITY PRICES AND ECONOMIC EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
This dissertation consists of three studies on the behavior of commodity prices and on economic experimental design. The first study investigates the extent to which speculative trading in futures markets contributes to ...
ECONOMICS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE CHOICES: PLASTICS AND BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTS
The dissertation discusses the optimal choices for plastic products end-user and manufacturers in the context of environmental and the sustainable development concerns. Additionally, it will help to understand the formation ...
ESSAYS ON DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS IN NEPAL
This dissertation consists of three papers. All three papers are independent but are related to the development of Nepal. The first paper investigates the role of food insecurity and women’s autonomy in child health in ...
TREE FRUIT MARKET ANALYSIS WITH LIMITED DEPENDENT VARIABLE MODELS
This dissertation investigates the tree fruit market using limited dependent variable models. The crops of interest for this dissertation include apple, peach, strawberry, sweet cherry and tart cherry. The dissertation is ...
ESSAYS ON HOP PRICE FORMATION AND THE BREWING INDUSTRY
This dissertation consists of four papers analyzing export price formation of U.S. hops, consumers' willingness to pay for sensory attributes in beer, beer extrinsic attributes that affect consumers' choice of beer, and ...
Essays on the Economics of Disease Control and Child Malnutrition
Determining the benefits of infectious diseases control can provide the impetus for policy makers to prioritize disease control, but this requires knowledge about how control measures affect disease outcomes and how to ...
Three Essays on the Role of Heterogeneity in Industrial Organization, International Trade, and Environmental Economics
This dissertation consists of three studies on trade, industrial organization, and environmental economics. The first study investigates endogenous cartel formation with market entry and firm heterogeneity. We show why ...