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International Development and Trade

Focusing on economic analysis to improve international development and trade policies through a wide array of topics including methods for measuring poverty and inequality, evaluation of public policies for poverty reduction and economic growth, interactions between environment, health and development, methods for measuring technical change and impacts of agricultural research, political economy of trade, imperfect competition and intra-industry trade, and the monetary aspects of international trade.

Faculty Contacts

Jeffrey Alwang Richard Crowder Jason Grant
Mary Marchant Bradford Mills George Norton
Everett Peterson Susan Richter Daniel Taylor

 

Recent Publications

John Adam Sparger, George W. Norton, Paul Heisey, and Jeffrey Alwang. 2013. Is the Share of Agricultural Maintenance Research Rising in the United States? Food Policy.  In press.

Abigail Nguema George W. Norton, Jeffrey Alwang, Daniel B. Taylor, Victor Barrera, and Michael Bertelsen. 2013. Farm-level economic impacts of conservation agriculture in Ecuador.  Experimental Agriculture.  In press.

Peterson, E., J.H. Grant, D. Roberts, and V. Karov. 2013. “Evaluating the Trade Restrictiveness of Phytosanitary Measures on US Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exports,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (In Press)

Vollrath, Tom, Jason Grant, and Charles Hallahan. 2012. “Reciprocal Trade Agreements: Impacts on U.S. and Foreign Suppliers in Commodity and Manufactured Food Markets,” Economic Research Reports, 138: 1-40.

Grant, J.H. 2013. “Is the Growth of Regionalism as Significant as the Headlines Suggest? Lessons from Agricultural Trade,” Agricultural Economics, 44(1): 93-109

Chen, Wei,*Mary A. Marchant, Andrew Muhammad. “China's Soybean Product Imports: An Analysis of Price Effects using a Production Systems Approach.” China Agricultural Economic Review. 4:4(November 2012):499-513.

Anupa Sharma,*  Mary A. Marchant,  Eric A. Vance,  Eric P. Smith, William W. Richardson and Lisa S. Hightower.* "National Survey of Study Abroad Programs Conducted in Asia Using the Food and Agriculture Education Information System (FAEIS) Database." North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal, 58:2(June 2014)140-147.

Bradford Mills and Joachim Schleich. “Residential Energy-Efficient Technology Adoption, Energy Conservation, Knowledge, and Attitudes: An Analysis of European Countries.” Energy Policy.  49 (October 2012): 616-628.

Norton, George W., Hunger and Hope: Escaping Poverty and Achieving Food Security in Developing Countries, Blacksburg, VA: Linwood Press, 2014 (forthcoming).

Norton , George W., Jeffrey Alwang, and William A. Masters, The Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use, 3rd Edition, Oxon, UK, Routledge Press, 2014 (forthcoming).

Peterson, E., J.H. Grant, D. Roberts, and V. Karov. 2013. “Evaluating the Trade Restrictiveness of Phytosanitary Measures on US Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Exports,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (In Press)

Cororaton, Caesar B. and Everett B. Peterson.  Potential of Regional and Seasonal Requirements in US Regulation of Fresh Lemon Imports.  The World Economy, 35(8) (August 2012): 1022-1036

Kirinya Julian, Daniel B. Taylor, Samuel Kyamanywa, Jeninah Karungi, Mark Erbaugh, and Jackline  Bonabana-Wabbi. (2013). "Adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Technologies in Uganda: Review of Economic Studies.”  International Journal of Advanced Research (1)6: 401-420. 

Mugunola, Basil, Liesbet Vranken, Miet Maerten, Daniel B. Taylor, Jackline Bonabana-Wabbi, and Erik Mathijs. (2013).  “Soil and water conservation technologies and technical efficiency in banana production in upper Rwizi micro-catchment, Uganda,” African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, In press.

Bonabana-Wabbi, Jackline, S. Ayo, Basil Mugunola, Daniel B. Taylor, Julian Kirinya and Moses Tenywa. (2013).  “The performance of potato markets in South Western Uganda,” Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 6(32): In press.