Recent Publications

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Discussion of whether or not border tax adjustments for state-level climate policy would survive federal and international legal challenges. Published in "The Ohio State Law Journal"
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Nationally, Ohio ranks 15th in per pupil spending. Even though Ohio does a better job than almost all other states in directing school funding to poor and minority students, a new study by researchers with The Ohio State University’s C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy shows there is still much to be done to achieve funding adequacy and equity across school districts in Ohio.
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Farm Income Enhancement Program Poster prepared for the OSU Community Engagement Conference, January 23-24, 2019.
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This Andersons Policy Bulletin examines the underlying causes of the US trade deficit, and why current trade policy is not the right fix.
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Chapter 12 bankruptcy filings have been fairly stable over the past few quarters and have stabilized to around the same levels as when chapter 12 became a permanent fixture of the bankruptcy code in 2005. The US experienced elevated levels of chapter 12 filings towards the end of 2009 through mid-2012, but aside from the second quarter of 2017 there has not been a quarter with more than 150 chapter 12 bankruptcies filed and that is a good sign for the agricultural sector. In general, the second quarter, which consists of the period between April 1st and June 30th, is the quarter that...
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Discussion of the economic and political costs of US withdrawal from Trans-Pacific Partnership. Published in "The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs", and co-authored with Daniel Chow (Moritz School of Law, Ohio State) and William McGuire (University of Washington, Tacoma)
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Presentation at the 2018 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference, November 2, 2018.
This report provides an outlook on agricultural lending and delinquencies for Ohio for fall 2018.
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The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), on August 30, forecasted U.S. net farm income for 2018 to decline 13% from last year, from $75.5 billion in 2017 to $65.7 billion in 2018 (USDA 2018). If realized, U.S. net farm income would decrease to levels witnessed in 2016 (Figure 1). This decline is even larger when we consider inflation-adjusted values, showing a 14.8% decrease in real U.S. net farm income. The USDA also made a similar downward forecast for U.S. net cash income. Net cash income is projected to drop 12% in 2018, from $104 billion in 2017 to $91.5 billion in 2018. These...
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Evaluation of WTO/Gatt and extent to which it will act as a constraint on economic nationalism. With Daniel Chow (Moritz College of Law, Ohio State) and William McGuire (University of Washington, Tacoma) https://academic.oup.com/ajae/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ajae/aay060/50...

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