Katchova, A.L. and M.C. Ahearn. “Dynamics of Farmland Ownership and Leasing: Implications for Young and Beginning Farmers.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 38,2 (2016):334-350. https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppv024 *Outstanding Research Award for this article from the Agricultural Finance and Management Section, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
"Regional Innovation Policy in Taiwan and South Korea: Impact of Science Parks on Firm Productivity"
Presentation to East Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar
Presentation at Capitol Hill Briefing organized by The Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics in collaboration with Agricutlural and Applied Economics Association, Washington, DC, February 11, 2016. This presentation was also given as a C-FARE Webinar: listen to the Webinar presentation here .
Land rights equity is seen as an important tool for increasing empowerment and economic welfare for women in developing countries. Accordingly, the objective of this paper is to empirically examine the role of women’s land ownership, either alone or jointly, as a means of improving their intra-household bargaining power in the areas of own healthcare, major household purchases, and visiting family or relatives. Using the 2001 and 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys and relevant econometric techniques, we find that land ownership has a positive and significant impact on women’s...
Over the last twenty years, the education landscape in Ohio has dramatically changed as school choice policies have opened up public funding to private schools and charter schools, increasing school options for parents and students. In recent years, the utilization of Ohio’s school choice programs has rapidly grown, with more than 350,000 Ohio students participating in a school choice program in 2014. As these programs have grown, the amount of public funds involved in school choice program has also grown, well exceeding $1.5 billion in 2014. This rise has shifted the public discourse around...
Temporary and Permanent Migrant Selection: The Role of Ability, Wage Expectations, and Familial Networks
(with Katrina Kosec and Valerie Mueller) In this paper, we investigate what drives temporary versus permanent internal migration using a unique panel survey of rural households in Pakistan spanning 27 years (1986-2013). The economics literature largely fails to distinguish temporary and permanent migrants, and rather consolidates them into a single category. However, temporary migrants typically retain direct decision-making power within the origin household. This non-monetary linkage is likely to influence a broad spectrum of allocation decisions, ranging from saving and investment to...
“Regional innovation policy in Taiwan and South Korea: Impact of science parks on firm-productivity distributions,”
"The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Overall economic impact, and what it might mean for U.S. agriculture"
Evaluating Policy Design Choices for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers: An Expected Indemnity Approach
Published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy . Authors: John Newton; Cameron S. Thraen; Marin Bozic. doi: 10.1093/aepp/ppv033.