Graduate Student Publications

Graduate students in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) are often able to begin publishing their research in peer-reviewed academic journals before graduating from their respective programs. Below are some examples of publications that have come out of our graduate students' research. The names of graduate students are highlighted in bold and the names of AFRE faculty are underlined.


Chowdhury, S., Bin Khaled, M. N., Mallick, D., Raghunathan, K., & Rashid, S. (2024). Resilience of Social Transfer Programs to Large Unexpected Shocks. The Journal of Development Studies. Read the article

Farris, J., Maredia, M.K., Mason, N. and Ortega, D. 2024. Farmer personality and community-based extension effectiveness in Tanzania. World Development. Read the article

Koima, J. (2024) School electrification and academic outcomes in rural Kenya. Journal of Development Economics. Read the article


Ahmad, S., Smale, M., Theriault, V. & Maiga, E. (2023). Input subsidies and crop diversity on family
farms in Burkina Faso. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 00, 1–18. Read the article
Alfaro, F.Paredes, D., & Skidmore, M. (2023). New Public Transportation Infrastructure and Tax Delinquency in Shrinking Cities: The Case of Detroit. International Regional Science Review46(4), 410-427. Read the article

Ayesh, A. (2023). Burned agricultural biomass, air pollution, and crime. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Read the article

Kabir, R. I., Bin Khaled, M. N., Narayanan, S., & Rashid, S., (2023). Shocks and the Determinants of Resilience:Fish and Shrimp Value Chains in Bangladesh after Covid-19. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 1– 28.Read the article
Reeling, C., Erickson, D., Kim, Y., Lee, J. G., & Widmar, N. J. (2023). Combining Aggregate Demand and Discrete Choice Data with Application to Deer License Demand in Indiana. Land EconomicsRead the article
Kim, D., Caputo, V., & Kilders, V. (2023). Consumer preferences and demand for conventional seafood and seafood alternatives: Do ingredient information and processing stage matter?. Food Quality and Preference, 104872. Read the article
Kilders, V., & Caputo, V. (2023). A reference‐price‐informed experiment to assess consumer demand for beef with a reduced carbon footprint. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Read the article
Kilders, V., Caputo, V., & Lusk, J. L. (2023) Consumer Preferences for Food Away from Home: Dine in Versus Delivery. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Read the article
Lopera, D., Gonzalez, C., and Martinez, J.M. (2023) "Market Participation of Small-Scale Rice Farmers in Eastern Bolivia," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. FirstView. Read the article
Martinez, J.M., Labarta, R.A., and Gonzalez, C. (2023) "Impacts of the joint adoption of improved varieties and chemical fertilizers on rice productivity in Bolivia: implications for Global Food Systems," Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 7:1194930. Read the article
Mukhopadhyay, R., & Adelaja, A. (2023). Predicting Acquirers of US Food and Agribusiness Firms. Agribusiness, An International Journal.  Read the article
Pokharel, A., Hennessy, D. A., & Wu, F. (2023). Health burden associated with tillage-related PM2.5 pollution in the United States, and mitigation strategies. The Science of the total environment903, 166161. Advance online publication. Read the article
Pokharel, A., & Wu, F. (2023). Dietary exposure to cadmium from six common foods in the United States. Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association178, 113873. Read the article
Pokharel, A., Webb, P., Miller, L. C., Zaharia, S., Shrestha, R., Davis, D., Trevino, J. A., Baral, K. P., Paudel, K., & Ghosh, S. (2023). Relationship between Animal Sourced Food Consumption and Early Childhood Development Outcomes. Nutrients, 15(2), 315. Read the article

Savchenko, O. M., Palm-Forster, L. H., Xie, L., Rahman, R., & Messer, K. D. (2023). Encouraging pro-environmental behavior: Do testimonials by experts work?. Plos one. Read the article


Sabit, A., Ahmad, S., Baten, RB. 2022. Impact of state incentives on COVID-19 vaccination uptake in

the US. Health Management, Policy & Innovation. Read the article

Alfaro, F., Paredes, D., & Skidmore, M. (2022). The Effect of Property Assessment Reductions on Homeownership: A Quasi-Dynamic Economic Analysis. Public Finance Review50(6), 704-731. Read the article

Birol, E., Foley, J., Herrington, C., et al. Transforming Nigerian Food Systems Through Their Backbones: Lessons From a Decade of Staple Crop Biofortification Programing. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 2022;0(0). Read the article

Herrington, C. L., Maredia, M. K., Ortega, D. L., Taleon, V., Birol, E., Sarkar, Md. A. R., & Rahaman, Md. S. (2022). Rural Bangladeshi Consumers’ (Un)Willingness to Pay for Low-milled Rice: Implications for Zinc Biofortification. Agricultural Economics, 1–18. Read the article

Hopkins, K. A., McKendree, M. G. S., & Schaefer, K. A. (2022). Resolving the reality gap in farm regulation voting models. Food Policy112, 102357. Read the article.

Hopkins, K. A., Swanson, J. C., & McKendree, M. G. S. (2022). Assessing best management practice adoption by pasture-based beef producers: The Whole Herd Beef Risk Index.Applied Animal Science38(2), 200–209. Read the article

Malone, T., Swinton, S. M., Pudasainee, A., & Bonito, G. (2022). Economic Assessment of Morel (Morchella spp.) Foraging in Michigan, USA. Economic Botany, 1-15. Read the article

Staples, A.J., Sirrine, J.R., Mull, A., Stuhr, S., Adams, A., & Malone, T. (2022). Untapping terroir: Experimental evidence of regional variation in hop flavor profiles. Technical Quarterly, 59(1), 7-16. Read the article

Staples, A.J., Behe, B.K., Huddleston, P., & Malone, T. (2022). What you see is what you get, and what you don't goes unsold: Choice overload and purchasing heuristics in a horticulture lab experiment. Agribusiness: An International JournalRead the article

Behe, B.K*, Staples, A.J., Huddleston, P., & Malone, T. (2022). Display Complexity Affects Visual Processing of Horticultural Plant Retail Displays. Journal of Environmental Horticulture,40(1), 1-9. Read the article

Staples, A.J.Abaidoo, E., Jescovitch, L.N., Chambers, D., Melstrom, R.T., & Malone, T. (2021). Regulatory burdens across the U.S. aquaculture supply chain. Choices, 36(4). Read the article

Staples, A.J., Chambers, D., Melstrom, R.M., & Malone, T. (2021). Regulations across U.S. protein supply chains. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 54(1), 1-27. Read the article

Meemken, E-M., M.F. Bellemare, T. Reardon, C.M. Vargas. 2022. Research and policy for the food-delivery revolution. Science. 377(6608), August: 810-813. Read the article

Win, M. T., Maredia, M. K., & Boughton, D. (2022). Farmer demand for certified legume seeds and the viability of farmer seed enterprises: Evidence from Myanmar. Food SecurityRead the article

Ye, Ziwei, Felicia Wu, and David A. Hennessy. "Environmental and economic concerns surrounding restrictions on glyphosate use in corn." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences18 (2021). Read the article


Ara, J., Shahed, S. S., Rahman, R., Ahmad, S., & Das, N. C. (2020). The ‘fishnet approach’to livelihood improvement in depressed basins: evidence from BRAC’s Integrated Development Programme. Development in Practice, 30(4), 523-540. Read the article

Kilders, V., & Caputo, V. (2021). Is Animal Welfare Promoting Hornless Cattle? Assessing Consumer’s Valuation for Milk from Gene‐edited Cows under Different Information Regimes. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Read the Article

Kim, J., Mason, N. M., Mather, D., & Wu, F. (2021). The effects of the national agricultural input voucher scheme (NAIVS) on sustainable intensification of maize production in Tanzania. Journal of Agricultural Economics. Read the Article

Lee, Y., Haile, B., Seymour, G., & Azzarri, C. (2021). The Heat Never Bothered me Anyway: Gender‐Specific Response of Agricultural Labor to Climatic Shocks in Tanzania. Appl Econ Perspect Policy. 2021; 1– 18. Read the Article

Martinez, J. M., Labarta, R. A., Gonzalez, C., & Lopera, D. C. (2021). Joint adoption of rice technologies among Bolivian farmers. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 1-21. Read the Article

Nuhu, A.S., Liverpool-Tasie, S., Awokuse, T., & Kabwe, S.,  (2021) Do benefits of expanded midstream activities in crop value chains accrue to smallholder farmers? Evidence from Zambia. World Development. Vol. 143. Read the Article

Staples, A., Chambers, D., & Malone, T. (2021). How many regulations does it take to get a beer? The geography of beer regulations. Regulation & Governance. Read the Article

Staples, A.J., Malone, T., & Sirrine, & J. R. (2021). Hopping on the Localness Craze: What Brewers Want from State‐Grown Hops. Managerial and Decision Economics. 42(2), 463-473. Read the Article

Ufer, D.Ortega, D.L., & Wolf, C.A. (2021). Information and Consumer Demand for Milk Attributes: Are Redundant Labels an Effective Marketing Strategy? Appl Econ Perspect Policy. 2021; 1– 22. Read the Article

Reardon, T., D. Tschirley, L.S.O. Liverpool-Tasie, T. Awokuse, J. Fanzo, B. Minten, R. Vos, M. Dolislager, C. Sauer, R. Dhar, C. Vargas, A. Lartey, A. Raza, B.M. Popkin 2021. The processed food revolution in African food systems and the double burden of malnutrition. Global Food Security 28: 100466. Read the article


Alvayay-Torrejón, C., Paredes, D., & Skidmore, M. (2021). Housing Demolition and Property Tax Delinquency: Evidence from Detroit. Journal of Urban Affairs. 1-22. Read the Article

Belton, B., Win, M. T., Zhang, X., & Filipski, M. (2021). The rapid rise of agricultural mechanization in Myanmar. Food Policy, 101, 102095. Read the Article

Biedny, C., Malone, T., & Lusk, J. L. (2020). Exploring Polarization in US Food Policy Opinions. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 42(3), 434-454. Read the Article

Dolislager, M., Reardon, T., Arslan, A., Fox, L., Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O., Sauer, C., & Tschirley, D. (2020). Youth and Adult Agrifood System Employment in Developing Regions: Rural (Peri-Urban to Hinterland) vs Urban. Journal of Development Studies. Read the Article

Farris, J., Porter, M., Jin, S., & Maredia, M. (2021). Growing Pains: Timing of In Utero Rainfall Shocks and Child Growth in Rural Rwanda. Economic Development and Cultural ChangeRead the Article

Flores Moreno, F., & Malone, T. (2020). An Empirical Exploration of Collective Food Identity and Willingness to Pay for Local Foods. Agricultural & Resource Economics Review. Featured Article. Read the Article

Kilders, V., Caputo, V., & Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O. (2020). Consumer Ethnocentric Behavior and Food Choices in Developing Countries: The Case of Nigeria. Food Policy. Read the Article

Kim, D., & Ahn, B. I. (2020). Eating out and consumers’ health: evidence on obesity and balanced nutrition intakes. International journal of environmental research and public health17(2), 586. Read the article

Kim, D., & Ahn, B. I. (2020). Store choice behavior of processed food shoppers: The effect of information and time-sensitivity. The Korean Journal of Agricultural Economics, 61(3), 135-160.

Lagoudakis, A., McKendree, M., Malone, T., & Caputo, V. (2020). Incorporating Producer Opinions into a SWOT Analysis of the U.S. Tart Cherry Industry. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. Read the Article

Lin, W., Ortega, D. L., Ufer, D., Caputo, V., & Awokuse, T. (2020). Blockchain‐based traceability and demand for US beef in China. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. Read the Article

Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O., Wineman, A., Young, S., Tambo, J., Vargas, C., Reardon, T., Adjognon, G.S., Porciello, J., Gathoni, N., Bizikova, L., Galie, A., & Celestin, A. (2020). A Scoping Review of Market Links Between Value Chain Actors and Small-Scale Producers in Developing Regions. Nature Sustainability. Read the Article

Luther, Z., Swinton, S.M., & Van Deynze, B. (2020). What Drives Voluntary Adoption of Farming Practices that Can Abate Nutrient Pollution? Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 75(5):640-650. Read the Article

Morgan, S. N., Mason, N. M., & Maredia, M. K. (2020). Lead-farmer extension and smallholder valuation of new agricultural technologies in Tanzania. Food Policy, 97, 101955. Read the Article

Ortega, D. L., Lusk, J. L., Lin, W., & Caputo, V. (2020). Predicting Responsiveness to Information: Consumer Acceptance of Biotechnology in Animal Products. European Review of Agricultural Economics. Read the Article

Staples, A.J., Sackett-Taylor, H. M., Forgue, J., Brewer, S. B., & Sarnikar, S. (2020). A Mixed Methods Approach to Uncover Common Error Patterns in Student Reasoning of Supply and Demand. The Journal of Economic Education. 51(3-4), 271-286. Read the Article

Staples, A.J., Reeling, C. J., Widmar, N. J. O., & Lusk, J. L. (2020). Consumer Willingness to Pay for Sustainability Attributes in Beer: A Choice Experiment Using Eco‐Labels. Agribusiness. 36(4), 591-612. Read the Article

Yu J., Hennessy D.A., & Wu, F. (2020). The Impact of Bt Corn on Aflatoxin-Related Insurance Claims in the United States. Scientific Reports. 10:10046. Read the Article