Department of Applied Economics and Statistics: Recent submissions

  • Palm-Forster, Leah H.; Suter, Jordan F.; Messer, Kent D. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2017-03)
  • Grand, Linda; Fooks, Jacob R.; Messer, Kent D. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2017-01-17)
    More-frequent extreme weather events due to climate change are expected to increase operation costs for drinking water utilities, in part from increased non-point source (NPS) pollution from agricultural land. High-frequency, ...
  • Fooks, Jacob R.; Messer, Kent D.; Suter, Jordan F. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2017-03)
    This research examines how an artificial neural network incorporating high-frequency monitoring data and natural system dynamics can inform policies that regulate an environmental externality with inherent information ...
  • Li, Tongzhe; Kecinski, Maik; Messer, Kent D. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-10-25)
    This study uses field experiments to highlight attributes and heterogeneous characteristics of oyster consumers to draw conclusions about overall oyster preferences. In the study, 486 adult participants complete a series ...
  • Fooks, Jacob; Messer, Kent D.; Duke, Joshua M.; Johnson, Janet B.; Li, Tongzhe; Parsons, George R. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-10-25)
    Previous research about the potential visual disamenity of wind turbines has used stated preference methods or hedonic studies of home prices. This study uses a field experiment of tourists on a ferry to evaluate the ...
  • Li, Tongzhe; Bernard, John C.; Johnston, Zachary A.; Messer, Kent D.; Kaiser, Harry M. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-03)
    This study analyzes a unique data set to estimate how consumers respond to food-­‐safety recalls. In August 2010, more than half a billion eggs were recalled because of a Salmonella outbreak ...
  • Grand, Linda; Messer, Kent D.; Allen, William, III (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-03)
    Despite extensive research demonstrating the benefits of applying cost effective conservation techniques, such as optimization, a large gap remains between the evidence from research and the actions of professions as ...
  • Kecinski, Maik; Messer, Kent D. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-03)
    Differences between private and public decision-making are quantified using willingness-to-accept (WTA) data collected in artefactual field experiments. Participants first makedecisions in a second-price auction (private ...
  • Kecinski, Maik; Messer, Kent D.; Peo, Audrey J. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-03)
    In the United States and many other countries around the world, estuary eutrophication is a major environmental problem that can result in harmful algal blooms with detrimental impacts on eco-systems and humans, while ...
  • Messer, Kent D.; Duke, Joshua M.; Lynch, Lori; Li, Tongzhe (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-03)
    Government conservation agencies that conduct reverse auctions traditionally provide a significant amount of public information about past auction results. This information includes not only the amount of money spent by ...
  • Duke, Joshua M.; Messer, Kent D.; Lynch, Lori; Li, Tongzhe (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-03)
    Differences between private and public decision-making are quantified using willingness-to-accept (WTA) data collected in artefactual field experiments. Participants first makedecisions in a second-price auction (private ...
  • Jennings, Amanda Brooke (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2016-01)
    The purpose of this mixed methods study is to investigate the similarities and differences between children, lay adults, and economics experts in a common pool resources game, thereby providing initial insight into ...
  • Miles, Lenny; Byers, Jenna L.; German, Carl L.; Toensmeyer, U. C. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2014-03)
    Farmers across the nation are consistently looking for new ways to meet consumer demand and turn positive profit for their operations. One current trend in American agriculture is a high and fast-increasing demand for ...
  • Kecinski, Maik; Keisner, Deborah Kerley; Messer, Kent D.; Schulze, William D. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2015-05)
    Our experiments provide insight into the behavioral responses of disgust from an economic perspective. Stigmatization of products and technologies can lead to large monetary losses even when there are no associative risks. ...
  • Kecinski, Maik; Keisner, Deborah Kerley; Messer, Kent D.; Schulze, William D. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2015-05)
    Disgust can evoke strong behavioral responses. Sometimes these extreme visceral responses can lead to stigmatization—an overreaction to a risk. In fact, disgust may be so inhibiting that it leads people to refuse to consume ...
  • Wu, Shang; Fooks, Jacob; Messer, Kent D.; Delaney, Deborah (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2014-05)
    Auction experiments are commonly used to elicit consumer values for a wide range of items and services. These auctions are theoretically incentive compatible so are assumed to give an unbiased estimate of consumers’ ...
  • Duke, Joshua M.; Messer, Kent D.; Michael, Holly A.; Sparks, Donald L. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2014-10)
  • Messer, Kent D.; Kecinski, Maik; Tang, Xing; Hirsch, Robert (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2014-07)
    The literature on optimizing conservation selection traditionally assumes that the conservation agency makes selections based on a single funding source. However, the reality is that conservation groups often piece together ...
  • Wu, Shang; Fooks, Jacob; Messer, Kent D.; Delaney, Deborah (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2014-05)
    How to best target and attract niche market consumers is an important marketing problem for producers of specialty agricultural products. It is particularly an issue in the honey market where consumers increasingly face ...
  • Duke, Joshua M.; McGrath, Joshua M.; Fiorellino, Nicole M.; Monteith, Tyler S.; Rosso, Emileigh (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2014-03)
    This paper examines the potential for nonadditional nonpoint loadings in the Chesapeake Bay as a result of institutions in the new Maryland Nutrient Trading program. The analysis uses real land/agronomic data from a survey ...

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