Seminars

Bio-fuels, Price Supports, and Urban Growth in the American -- Dr. William Hoyt
Friday, September 9, 2016
12:00pm
Charles E. Barnhart Building, Room 341
This study provides evidence of the impact of agricultural rent on urban growth. We measure the opportunity cost of land by the annual weighted revenue and cost per acre of farm land, which are based on price, cost, land used, and productivity data on nine major agricultural commodities at county levels in U.S. We estimate that urban population will be 1.8% percent lower when agricultural revenue doubles, and 1.3% higher when agricultural cost doubles; urban population growth rate will be 1.1 (0.6) percent point lower (higher) when agricultural revenue (cost) doubles. These estimates of the impacts agricultural revenues and costs on urban growth, as well as the impacts of government subsidies, are then used to simulate the impacts of changes in governments subsidies, bio-fuel subsidies, and technological change in agriculture on urban growth .
Household Consumption Responses to SNAP Participation -- Shaheer Burney
Friday, August 19, 2016
12:00pm
341 Charles E. Barnhart Building
Obesity is inordinately prevalent among food insecure households in the US. Some researchers have identified the consumption of unhealthy food as one of the sources of this seemingly paradoxical relationship. One of the goals of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is to encourage healthy eating behavior among low-income households. However, literature lacks conclusive evidence for the success of the program in achieving that goal. This paper exploits an underutilized source of variation, the early-2000s recession in the US, to determine the impact of SNAP participation on household Food Away From Home (FAFH) expenditures. A difference in difference model is constructed using high post-recession growth in SNAP caseloads as treatment. The results show that households in the treatment cohort significantly decrease consumption of FAFH relative to households in the control group after the early-2000s recession. This provides evidence that SNAP participation may lead households to make healthier eating choices.
On the Economics and Politics of Food Standards: Some Insights from Beer, Wine, and Chocolate Markets -- Johan Swinnen
Friday, September 11, 2015
10:00 A.M
341 Charles E. Barnhart Bldg.
We are excited that Dr. Johan Swinnen, very well-known agricultural economist, Director of the LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at the University of Leuven, and President of the International Association of Agricultural Economics, is visiting UK on September 11 as part of the Year of Europe. He will make a presentation to our department in the morning and a presentation to the entire university community that afternoon at 3:30 in the Young Library auditorium.
Canvas Demo -- Kelly Cruse
Thursday, August 6, 2015
10:00 A.M
Charles E. Barnhart Bldg. - Room 341
Kelly Cruse will be here to demo Canvas, the Learning Management System that is replacing Blackboard. (Blackboard users you have until June 30, 2016 to make the switch.)

Date: Thursday, August 6
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Location: CEB 341

Candidate Seminar -- Adriana Valcu
Thursday, May 28, 2015
10:00 A.M
Charles E. Barnhart Bldg. Room 341
Candidate Seminar. Dr. Valcu is a candidate for the Environmental and Resource Economics Faculty. This seminar is representative of her research.
Candidate Seminar -- Xiangping Liu
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
11:00 A.M
Charles E. Barnhart Bldg. Room 341
Candidate Seminar. Dr. Liu is a candidate for the Environmental and Resource Economics Faculty. This seminar is representative of her research.
Measuring the Welfare Losses of Supply Disruptions in Urban Water Systems -- Steven Buck
Thursday, May 21, 2015
10:00 A.M
Charles E. Barnhart Bldg. Room 341
Candidate Seminar. Dr. Buck is a candidate for the Environmental and Resource Economics Faculty. This seminar is representative of his research.