Recent Publications

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The internet continues to link itself to nearly every aspect of our daily lives: business, news, entertainment, communication, shopping, and education, just to name a few. The incredible benefits offered by information technologies have led individuals, businesses, and public institutions to become more reliant on the internet. As this transformation in how we communicate and do business has occurred, access to reliable internet has become a necessity for individuals and businesses. Great progress has been made to achieve near universal access to broadband internet. Ninety percent of the US...
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Seminar presentation at University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
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This paper lays out a legal and economic critique of the current US Administration's proposed trade policies towards China. It has been published as: Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper No. 393, Moritz College of Law and is forthcoming in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review , and is co-authored with Daniel C.K. Chow (Ohio State, Moritz College of Law) and William McGuire (University of Washington, Tacoma)
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Presentation to Spring COMPAS Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
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One goal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Foods and Veterinary Medicine Program’s 13 Strategic Plan for 2016-2025 is to foster an environment to promote healthy food choices. Claims 14 appearing on food labels represent one aspect of this environment. The FDA has requested 15 interested parties to provide information about consumer understanding of the term “healthy,” an 16 implied nutrient content claim of great interest among consumers and food manufacturers. The 17 purpose of this study is to provide contemporary insights about U.S. consumer attitudes toward 18 regulating the...
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Katchova, A.L. and M.C. Ahearn. “Farm Entry and Exit from U.S. Agriculture.” Agricultural Finance Review 77, 1(2017), 50-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/AFR-03-2016-0021
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Presentation at the USDA Ag Outlook Forum, Washington, DC, February 23, 2017.
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In this paper, we enrich the traditional cobweb model by incorporating vertical linkages between agricultural markets, an important aspect of agricultural production in less developed countries that has been largely ignored by the existing literature on chaotic cobweb models. To this end, under sufficiently general cost and demand functions, we develop a parsimonious, dynamic model to capture mutual interdependencies between upstream and downstream markets arising from the vertically linked structure of agricultural values chains. The model is solved under the naïve expectations hypothesis to...

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