Country Contribution to World Economic Activity and Growth
CD Weekly Wire- April 1, 2013
AD Update: April 3 Unit Meeting ‘To Do’ List Last week we identified a few items you could address in preparation for our April 3 unit meeting. Those items are expanded in more detail this week to enable you to make the most of your face-to-face time with ...
CD Weekly Wire- March 25, 2013
AD Update: Five Homework Assignments – Making the Most of Time Spent Together ...
Assessment and Comparison of Farm Safety Net Proposals
Ten Farm Bill proposals as of October 6, 2011 are examined for similarities and differences. As a group, the proposals are a significant and important evolutionary improvement in the design of a risk management farm safety net, a step that began with the ...
Sustainability of Large Payments by ACRE
Like any risk management program, ACRE can make large payments. Given current revenue levels and a large decline in revenue, ACRE payments could exceed $10 billion in a year. However, unlike the marketing loan rate and counter-cyclical target price, ACRE’ ...
Biotechnology and U.S. Crop Yield Trends
Biotechnology varieties first became available for commercial use in the U.S. in 1996. By 2011, they accounted for 88%, 90%, and 94% of the acres planted to corn, upland cotton, and soybeans, respectively (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National A ...
Biotechnology and Variation in Average U.S. Yields
In a previous article, we compared the trend in U.S. average yield per harvested acre for the 1940-1995 and 1996-2011 periods. The year 1996 was the first year that biotech varieties of crops were commercially adopted in the U.S. The analysis included 14 ...
ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Election) Provisions in Food, Conservation, & Energy Act of 2008
This 1-page article describes provisions of the ACRE (Average Crop Revenue Election) program as enacted in the 2008 Farm Bill. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Zulauf- 2008 Farm Bill- ACRE Provisions.pdf ...
"Migration and Imperfect Monitoring: Implications for Intra-Household Allocation." American Economic Review, 96(2), 227–231, May 2006.
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"Altruism, Cooperation, and Efficiency: Agricultural Production in Polygynous Households." (Previous version available as IZA Discussion Paper Series No. 6265)
Altruism among family members can, in some cases, inhibit cooperation by increasing the utility that players expect to receive in a non-cooperative equilibrium. To test this, we examine agricultural productivity in polygynous households in West Africa. We ...