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  • 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 ...
  • Gong, Sheng (Kansas State University, )
    This dissertation examines advances in applied discrete choice econometrics in applied settings and conservation practice adoptions by Kansas farmers. The research contributes to the literature by examining the use of ...
  • Schulz, Lee Leslie (Kansas State University, 2012-04-23)
    This dissertation empirically examines how demand-enhancing activities conducted by food industry participants affect retail beef steak pricing, consumer demand for ground beef, and industry concentration. It follows the ...
  • Alakshendra, Abhinav (Kansas State University, 2012-08-06)
    The dissertation includes three essays on development and regional economics. Son preference prevails among Indian couples. I test the hypothesis that women who bear sons experience an elevated status within the household, ...
  • Xie, Xin (Kansas State University, 2014-04-23)
    This dissertation constitutes two essays in the field of industrial organization. Specifically, the research focuses on empirically assessing the market effects of airline alliances. The first essay examines how codesharing, ...
  • Youderian, Christopher J. (Kansas State University, 2012-07-24)
    The first essay tests whether the returns to education are different between entrepreneurs and regular employees. If the signaling model of education is correct, entrepreneurs should receive lower returns from education ...
  • Andrango Quimbiulco, Graciela Cristina (Kansas State University, )
    Adoption of technological improvements are crucial to increase agricultural productiviy to help reduce poverty by obtaining higher farm incomes due to higher productivity and lower production costs. However, the introduction ...
  • Jiao, Yang (Kansas State University, )
    This dissertation consists of three essays in the field of household and family economics. Specifically, the research focuses on the optimal taxation and household behavior, gender inequality in the labor market during ...
  • Luo, Zijun (Kansas State University, 2012-07-17)
    This dissertation comprises three chapters in international trade and the economics of conflict. These chapters are put together according to two dimensions. From the international relations dimension, Chapter 1 analyzes ...
  • Fewell, Jason Edward (Kansas State University, 2012-12-06)
    The adoption of new technologies on-farm is affected by socio-economic, risk management behavior, and market factors. The adoption of cellulosic biofuel feedstock enterprises and conservation practices plays an important ...
  • Aba Alkhail, Bandar A. (Kansas State University, 2007-08-22)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. Chapter one presents a theoretical model using a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) approach to investigate the role of world oil prices in explaining the business ...
  • Yimga, Jules O. (Kansas State University, )
    This dissertation consists of three essays on product quality in commercial aviation. Since the mid-1990s, major airlines that serve the U.S. domestic market have increasingly found it appealing to form alliances. Amidst ...
  • Banafea, Waheed A. (Kansas State University, 2012-10-23)
    This dissertation consists of three chapters. The first chapter surveys recent studies on the stability of the money demand function in selected developing countries. This chapter presents specific details about modeling ...
  • Yahaya, Iddrisu (Kansas State University, )
    Essay one evaluates two farmer field schools aimed at promoting conservation agricultural practices. The field schools were conducted and offered to approximately 1/3 of all individuals surveyed in a baseline in 2010. ...
  • Canales Medina, Dominga Elizabeth (Kansas State University, )
    In recent years, great attention has been placed on conservation systems for agricultural production. Conservation practices offer economic and environmental benefits, yet conventional practices remain the prevailing system ...
  • Le, Huubinh B. (Kansas State University, 2014-04-22)
    My dissertation is comprised of two essays in the field of industrial organization with an emphasis on the airline industry. In particular, I investigate how airline mergers and alliances affect the components of total ...
  • Al Rasasi, Moayad Hussain (Kansas State University, )
    This dissertation consists of three essays examining the consequences of oil price shocks on exchange rates and the economy of Saudi Arabia. In the first essay, we examine the impact of oil prices on the US dollar (USD) ...
  • Melichar, Mark Alan (Kansas State University, 2013-07-24)
    In the first chapter I study the effects of oil price shocks on economic activity at the U.S. state-level, an innovative feature of this dissertation. States which rely more heavily on manufacturing or tourism are more ...
  • Hewett, Phillip W. (Kansas State University, )

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