2018 AFRE Graduate Research Symposium

March 29, 2018 - March 30, 2018

Morril Hall of Agriculture

AFRE's annual research symposium will feature presentations on current graduate students' work and host a group of prospective students. Lunch will be served Friday afternoon in the Atrium. 


Thursday, March 29

1:00PM Robert Myers: Introduction and Welcome

1:15-2:45PM: Session I: Development Economics

1:15PM Evgeniya Moskaleva: Factors Associated with Young Adults' Migration Decisions: Evidence from Tanzania
1:45PM Samantha Padilla: Dynamic Modeling of Poultry Production in Nigeria
2:15PM Stephen Morgan: Do Different Extension Approaches Affect Smallholder Farmers' Willingness-to-Pay for New Agricultural Technologies? Experimental Auction Results from Tanzania

2:45-3:00PM: Break

3:00-5:00PM: Session II: Applied Economics

3:00PM Danielle Kaminski: Dairy Workers' Job Preferences 
3:30PM Jungmin Lim: Growing Heat Vulnerability of Aging Society: The Potential Role of Heat Island Mitigation Measures 
4:00PM Qi Tian: Regret Minimization in Decision Making: Implications for Choice Modeling and Policy Design
4:30PM Samantha Padilla: Persistent Poverty in the United States: Is it a Poverty Trap?

6:00-8:00PM: Reception and Dinner Hosted by the Graduate Student Organization. Please RSVP to Ashleigh Booth.


Friday, March 30

9:00-9:45AM: For Prospective Students: Overview of Graduate Study

9:00AM Titus Awokuse: Introduction and Welcome From the Department Chair
9:05AM Robert Myers: Overview of Graduate Programs in AFRE
9:15AM Saweda Liverpool-Tasie: Research Overview: Development Economics
9:30AM Rick Horan: Research Overview: Environmental and Resource Economics
9:45AM Trey Malone: Research Overview: Food and Agricultural Management and Economics

10:00-11:30AM: Session III: Environmental & Natural Resource Economics 

10:00AM Nathaly Rivera: Is Mining an Environmental Disamenity? Evidence From Rental Prices in a Developing Country
10:30AM Ari Kornelis: Irrigation Water Demand: Price Elasticities and Climatic Determinants in the Great Lakes Region
11:00AM Braeden Van Deynze: Measuring the Impact of Glyphosate-Resident Weeds on Tillage Practices

11:30AM-1:00PM: Lunch in the Atrium

1:00-2:30PM: Session IV: Consumer Choice 

1:00PM Angelos Lagoudakis: Experimental Auctions vs Real Choice Experiment: An Empirical Application on Consumer Valuation for Quality Attributes on Eggs
1:30PM Danielle Kaminski: U.S. Consumers’ Willingness-to-Pay for Milk Produced Under Certified Labor Conditions
2:00PM Wen Lin: Effects of Personality on Demand for Genetically Modified Animal Products: A Cross-Country Investigation

2:30-2:45PM: Break

2:45-4:45PM: Session V: Agricultural Production & Risk

2:45PM Xuche Gong: Systemic Risk, Geography, and Area Insurance
3:15PM Yuyuan Che: Characterizing the Determinants of Seeding Rate Choices
3:45PM Asa Watten: Insurance and Inter-Season Cropping Decisions in an American Options Framework
4:15PM Yanan Jia: What Drives Dairy Farmer Antibiotic Treatment Decisions?

4:45PM: Awards


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