According to the Economic Contribution of Agricultural and Food Production to the Ohio Economy report, agricultural and food production in Ohio continues to grow despite decreasing employment and decreasing commodity prices. In 2015, Ohio's gross state product (GSP) was $617.4 billion. Ohio's agricultural and food production cluster with restaurants and bars directly account for $47 billion of gross state product and 900,000 jobs. That's $1 in every $13 of Ohio's GSP, and 1 in 8 jobs in Ohio. The authors of this new report were careful to ensure that the analysis follows the most up-to-date...
Presentation at the 2017 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference.
Presented at the Farm Science Review, September 19-20, 2017.
Taking Measure of Ohio's Opioid Crisis. Opioid addiction, abuse, and overdose deaths have become the most pressing public health issue facing Ohio. Ohio leads the country in drug overdose deaths per capita, a rate that continues to rise, overwhelming families, communities, and local governments across the state. In this policy brief, we aim to contribute to the understanding of this unfolding crisis and highlight insights that can inform policymaking. One important motivation for us to consider this topic is its significant costs. We estimate that there were likely 92,000 to 170,000 Ohioans...
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aax036. Benjamin C. Anderson and Ian Sheldon. Examination of the role of fixed R&D costs in market for GM seed.
Andersons Program Working Paper. Analysis focuses on impact of reduced tariffs and higher product standards on quality of food products.
Andersons Working Paper. Results show that asymmetric bilateral trade costs are main trade barrier for developing country agricultural exports.
Presentation to EAAE Symposium on “Non-Trade Concerns in Agriculture”, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2017.
Assessing the Role of Group Heterogeneity in Community Forest Concessions in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve
ABSTRACT. We use land use data from Guatemala to estimate the impact of a community forest concession policy on avoided deforestation when accounting for group heterogeneity. Our analysis includes communities with significant forestry experience, along with communities comprising recent settlers with primarily agricultural backgrounds. Employing a matched difference-in-differences approach, we compare deforestation in community concessions relative to a matched control area. We find the concession policy reduced deforestation throughout the study region, with the most significant effects in...
Forests can mitigate greenhouse gases by storing carbon (SEQU) and supplying woody biomass for burning in power plants with CCS (WBCCS). The paper uses GTM to understand the global dynamics of forests and WITCH to determine the most cost-effective mitigation methods to limit long-term radiative forcing. The analysis finds that both SEQU and WBCCS are effective but the most effective choice is to use them together. WBCCS + SEQU accounts for 23–28% of all mitigation. SEQU initially dominates while carbon prices are low while WBCCS becomes more important later with especially high carbon prices...