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The Corporation and the DNA of Farmland Financialization 

Canfield, John Jr (2019-04-18)  ETD File Embargoed
Although farmland has long been understood to be an investment, policies shaping the economy, intensified by the 2007-2008 food crisis, have given rise to a new paradigm in which, for a set of major investors, farmland is ...

Credit Delivery Analyses and Climate Impact Issues: The Case of Ghana and Southeastern US 

Quaye, Frederick Murdoch (2015-07-22)
The first paper examines the impact of the microfinance sector on small/ micro enterprises in Ghana. The study uses 2007 BEEPS data and employs the financing constraints approach to study if the presence of microfinance ...

The determinants of the value of US tilapia import – Evidence from a gravity model 

Gao, Penghui (2017-04-18)
As the biggest importing and food consuming country in the world, the United States increasingly imported large quantities of tilapia products in the past decade. In 2013, the United States imported 222 thousand tons of ...

Does Rating Help Microfinance Institutions Raise Funds? A Cross-Country Analysis of the Role of Rating Agency Assessments in Microfinance Industry 

Wang, Qianfei (2007-12-15)
This thesis studies whether rating assessments help MFIs raise more funds, using a sample of 315 MFIs operating in 63 countries worldwide during the period of 1999-2005. The main conclusion is that there is no strong ...

A Duplication and Replication of Two Econometric Demand Models Explaining the Effects of Promotion on Mill-Level Demand of U.S. Upland Cotton 

Morton, Trent (2005-08-15)
Many studies have been conducted to determine the effects of generic promotion on the demand for a certain commodity. Two studies examining the effects that cotton promotion expenditures by Cotton Incorporated has on the ...

The Durability of Rurality: Connecting Deaths of Despair and Livelihood Characteristics in U.S. Counties 

Sapkota, Yashu (2021-04-01)
Despite the decrease in overall mortality rate, drug related overdose deaths in the U.S. continue to increase. Factors such as unemployment and the decline of traditional livelihoods have been suggested as potential causes ...

An Economic Analysis of Integrating Hydroponic Tomato Production into an Indoor Recirculating Aquacultural Production System 

Holliman, James (2006-12-15)
Alabama is one of the leading states in the nation in terms of aquacultural production, ranking second among catfish producing states and fourth for tilapia. Alabama catfish farmers generated $97.6 million in sales in ...

Economic Analysis of Turfgrass-Sod Production in Alabama 

Yi, Jing (2012-07-20)
Turfgrass has been a profitable alternative to more traditional agricultural enterprises for many years. However, the situation changed with the depressed housing market and tough competition in the sod industry. A major ...

Economic and Econometric Evaluation of the Turkish Labor Market 

Guneysu Atasoy, Filiz (2017-07-06)
This dissertation is organized in three chapters that deal with issues on labor market changes in Turkey. The first chapter estimates how historical internal migration impacted the gender pay gap in the Turkish Labor Market ...

Economic Effects of Crop Rotations for Cotton, Corn and Peanuts under Risk 

Thomas, Loyd Daily, Jr. (2013-08-02)
This study provides an economic analysis of crop rotations for cotton, corn and peanuts under varying degrees of producer risk. Data for the study come from two experiments located in Alabama. Irrigation and crop insurance ...

Economic Evaluation of Protection against Freezes in Satsuma Mandarin Production 

Lindsey, Jeanne (2008-05-15)
This dissertation consists of three essays that evaluate the effect of freeze-risk reduction techniques on discounted net returns for Satsuma mandarin (Citrus unshiu Marc.) in the northern Gulf Coast region of the United ...

An Economic Evaluation of Variable Rate Irrigation for Alabama Corn and Soybean Production 

Whatley, Hunter (2022-11-29)
The variable rate application of production inputs is a method used by row crop producers to save money and resources. However, this technology comes at a substantial investment cost. This includes the capital investment ...

An Economic Impact Study of the Alabama Horse Industry 

Richburg, Darcey (2016-08-19)
This thesis evaluates the economic impact of the Alabama horse industry. Budgets have been developed for three separate levels of horse care described as low, moderate, and high cost. The budgets along with the population ...

The Economics of Film Distribution 

Byrd, William (2010-10-26)
The film industry, namely Hollywood, is characterized by a pattern of large budget releases during what may be termed peak seasons. The peak seasons are centered on holidays, when demand is high, which in turn leads to ...

Economics of Microbial Inoculants as an Integrated Pest Management Practice in Apple Production 

Chavez, Holcer (2012-04-17)
Demographic growth, stricter environmental concerns and regulations, and rising prices of chemical pesticides emphasize agricultural production alternatives that substitute chemical input use and increase yields. In ...

The Economics of Quality in the Specialty Coffee Industry: Insights from the Cup of Excellence Programs 

Wilson, Adam (2012-04-17)
This study estimates price determinants for specialty green coffee auctions using records from the 2004-2010 Cup of Excellence programs hosted by the Alliance for Coffee Excellence. Similar to a paper by Donnet et al. ...

The Economics of Water and Land Resource Use 

Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga (2009-12-17)
Natural resource economics deals with the supply, demand, and the management of the earth’s natural resources. It brings together different broad areas in human economics, earth science, and natural ecosystems to create ...

The Effect of Price Risk on Mongolian Copper Exports 

Gao, Jiaxuan (2017-07-27)
Mongolia has copious mineral deposits. Copper ore is the major commodity of the mineral industry and is also Mongolia’s main export item. China is the largest destination for Mongolia’s copper exports. To analyze the price ...

The effect of the export tax rebate on China's green tea market 

Jiao, Miao (2012-11-06)
The demand for tea internationally, especially green tea has increased dramatically in recent years. China is a major producer and exporter of green tea. To compete effectively in the world tea market, the Chinese government ...

The Effects of Electricity Billing Structures and Electricity Rates on the Profitability of Solar Photovoltaic Projects: Evidence from Poultry Farms 

Garcia Gamez, Jose (2022-07-26)
Increasing prices for fossil fuels contribute to rising electricity prices. This coupled with the drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels has led to a rapid growth in PV adoption. Commercial poultry is a growing ...