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  • Walker, Callie Elizabeth (Kansas State University, 2008-06-11)
    Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a food-borne pathogen that causes hemorrhagic enteritis in humans. Cattle are asymptomatic carriers and their feces are the major source of infection. The objective of the first study was to ...
  • Thippareddi, H.; Sporing, S.; Phebus, Randall K.; Marsden, James L.; Kastner, Curtis L. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-08-23)
    The potential translocation of E. coli O157:H7 from the surface to the interior of whole muscle by blade tenderization was evaluated. Beef top sirloin subprimals were inoculated with 106 or 103 cfu/cm2 and passed ...
  • Ortega-Valenzuela, M.T.; Thippareddi, H.; Phebus, Randall K.; Marsden, James L.; Kastner, Curtis L. (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, 2010-08-06)
    Distribution of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in restructured beef from artificially inoculated meat pieces and destruction of E. coli O157:H7 in restructured beef steaks prepared from artificially inoculated meat was ...
  • Paddock, Zachary Dean; Renter, David G.; Cull, Charley A.; Shi, Xiaorong; Bai, Jianfa; Nagaraja, Tiruvoor G. (2014-12-03)
    Escherichia coli O26 is second only to O157 in causing foodborne, Shiga toxin–producing E. coli (STEC) infections. Our objectives were to determine fecal prevalence and characteristics of E. coli O26 in commercial feedlot ...
  • Ewald, Lauren (Kansas State University, 2013-04-29)
    The issues infested in urban slum communities are many, of which I had no problem indentifying a dilemma specific to my interests in landscape architecture and socially equitable places. However, sustainable solutions ...
  • Zereyesus, Yacob Abrehe (Kansas State University, 2010-12-13)
    This dissertation is composed of two essays in applied microeconomics. Using farm level data, the first essay applied nonparametric methods to test the adherence of individual farm’s production choices to profit maximization ...
  • Ahmed, Mohammad Iqbal (Kansas State University, )
    This dissertation consists of three essays in asymmetric empirical macroeconomics. Making macroeconomic policies has become increasingly difficult because of intricate relationships among macroeconomic variables. In this ...
  • Wu, Chi-Yin (Jenny) (Kansas State University, 2012-04-26)
    This dissertation is composed of two essays in the field of Industrial Organization. Specifically, the empirical studies are conducted by focusing on the market structure and competition issues in the airline industry. The ...
  • Rashid Nadimi, Soheil (Kansas State University, 2015-04-21)
    This dissertation consists of one essay in financial econometrics and two essays in quantitative industrial organization. The first essay studies the relationship between stock return volatility and current and prior shocks ...
  • Bejan, Vladimir (Kansas State University, 2012-08-10)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in macroeconomic econometrics. The first essay investigates industry level production functions. Part of the interest in doing this is to contribute to the ongoing improvements ...
  • Atems, Bebonchu (Kansas State University, 2011-08-08)
    This dissertation consists of three essays in nonlinear macroeconomic modeling and econometrics. In the first essay, we decompose oil price movements into oil demand (stock market) shocks and oil supply (oil-market) shocks, ...
  • Scott, C. Patrick (Kansas State University, 2013-06-11)
    This dissertation consists of three essays relating to asymmetric preferences in optimal monetary policy models. Optimal monetary policy models are theoretical optimal control problems that seek to identify how the monetary ...
  • Abington, Casey (Kansas State University, 2010-05-03)
    The first essay examines the allocation of education spending. Human capital investment in early childhood can lead to large and persistent gains. Beyond this window of opportunity, human capital accumulation is more ...
  • Lee, Ji Yong (Kansas State University, )
    The objective of this thesis is to investigate three design issues in experimental auctions: 1) the effects of allowing negative bids for a privately valued good, 2) the effects of introducing additional alternatives ...
  • Thomas, Tyson (Kansas State University, 2015-04-21)
    This dissertation seeks to answer questions regarding changes in the competitive environment in international air travel markets which has undergone rapid changes since the early 1990s. Specifically, the research in this ...
  • Potter, Joel (Kansas State University, 2008-05-06)
    This first essay empirically tests the Peltzman Effect utilizing a unique dataset that is used to investigate the behavior of Formula One race car drivers. The race-level dataset was culled from various sources and includes ...
  • Shadmani, Hedieh (Kansas State University, 2015-04-15)
    This dissertation consists of three essays on modeling the behavior of both fiscal and monetary policy by allowing for asymmetry in preferences of the policy authorities. Whether the responses of fiscal or monetary policy ...
  • McKendree, Melissa Gale Short (Kansas State University, )
    The U.S. beef industry is comprised of multiple, vertically connected segments. Beginning at the cow-calf level, cattle move through the industry to backgrounding/stocker operations, feedlots, and then to beef packers. ...
  • Paulo, Eugenio Maria (Kansas State University, 2015-04-24)
    The increase in commodity prices that has taken place in the past decade or so has resulted in renewed interest in the debate about the macroeconomic consequences of such price increase. Previous studies tend to assume ...

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