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Three Essays in Tourism, Trade, and Economic Growth
This dissertation consists of three chapters in tourism, trade, and economic growth. Chapter one investigates the short and long run effects of the change in the nominal exchange rate on the US tourism trade balance, ...
Effects of Food Safety Regulatory Standards on Seafood Exports to US, EU and Japan
This thesis examines the effects of the enhanced food safety standards imposed in developed countries on seafood exports to these country markets. New impositions of food safety regulations in three major markets are ...
Economic Risks of Aflatoxin Contamination in the Production and Marketing of Peanut in Benin
Aflatoxins are naturally occurring mycotoxins that are produced by species of fungus: Aspergillus flavus and parasiticus. Aflatoxins occur in many agricultural products, in particular peanut (Arachis Hypogea L.). Many ...
Economic Feasibility of New Kiwifruit Cultivars for Commercial Planting in Alabama
This thesis uses computer modeling (Stella 9 and Simetar) software and environmental data to evaluate the commercial feasibility of yellow fleshed kiwifruit plantings in Alabama.
An Analysis of the No Child Left Behind Act Using Gradual Switching Regressions
Using a rich panel data set, this paper conducts unique analysis on the structural and overall effects of the No Child Left Behind Act on the sixty-seven county school systems in Alabama. A system of equations is specified ...
Crop Yield Response to Drought in Alabama
A model was used to estimate crop yield response to drought in Alabama for corn, cotton, hay, peanuts, and soybeans. The analysis includes Alabama County level data for crop yields and weather variables for the years ...
The Willingness of Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners to Supply Wood Biomass for a Prospective Wood-Based Bioenergy Industry: A Case Study from Lee County, Alabama
A key factor determining the potential for development of bioenergy industries is the availability of feedstock. Despite the abundant presence of wood biomass in highly forested regions such as the U. S. South, the ...
Economic Feasibilty of Utilizing Saline Groundwater of West Alabama to Produce Florida Pompano in a Recirculating Aquaculture System
Recirculating aquaculture systems hold great promise for producing large amounts of fish in a confined area, using significantly less water and land resources than conventional aquaculture. However, these systems require ...