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Essays on feral swine : producer welfare effects and spatiotemporal management of feral swine
Feral swine are known to cause damage to crops among other types of property damage. With a lack of economic welfare estimates of feral swine crop damages, the first essay of this dissertation addresses this gap in the ...
Spatial dimensions of natural resource decisions : private responses to public resource decisions
This dissertation illustrates how the use of spatial economics, as opposed to non-spatial methods, can enrich economic research related to natural resources decision-making. This research encompasses three distinct, but ...
Evaluating structural and performance dynamics of a differentiated U.S. apple industry
There is a growing public interest, and consequently, support for public policies and programs to support local food systems. These programs aim to inform consumers about the potential benefits of local foods and influence ...