Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Scholarly research of futures, options, and derivative markets.
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(2015-01-21)Three essays examining contemporary issues in diverse themes including commodity storage theory, livestock marketing and price discovery, and intraday announcement effects in electronic futures markets are presented. In ...
(2015-01-21)Many countries have enacted recent laws and regulations designed to stimulate production of electricity capacity from renewables within their borders. While early policy adopters were mostly developed countries, the number ...
Developing a Farm Income Projection Model for Illinois farms to determine advantages of the Agricultural Act of 2014's farm safety net options (2015-01-21)The Farm Income Projection Model is intended to model the effects of the new provisions in the Agricultural Act of 2014, particularly in the farm safety net area, on the financial statements of case farms located throughout ...
(1994)This study aims to estimate the welfare effects of the export tax imposed on Pakistan's Basmati Rice exports, compare with those of alternative policy options, and suggest possible policy reforms.
Empirical Evaluation of the Risk and Cost Effects of Geographic Diversification in Central Illinois Grain Farms (1994)The risk and cost effects of geographic diversification in central Illinois were deterministically simulated in representative grain farms, using tract-level yield data to estimate the relationship between correlation of ...