Recent Publications

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The “Western Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents” study was conducted from February through April in 2016. The study is an opinion based survey used to poll professionals with a knowledge of Ohio’s cropland values and rental rates. Surveyed groups include professional farm managers, rural appraisers, agricultural lenders, OSU Extension educators, and Farm Service Agency personnel. Landowners and farmers are represented, but as a minority of the survey respondents. Ohio cropland values and cash rental rates are projected to decrease in 2016. According to the Ohio Cropland Values and Cash Rents...
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Climate change threatens to alter coastline erosion patterns in space and time and coastal communities adapt to these threats with decentralized shoreline stabilization measures. We model strategic interaction between two neighboring towns, and explore welfare implications of spatial-dynamic feedbacks in the coastal zone. When communities are adjacent, the seaward community loses sand to the landward community through alongshore sediment transport. Strategic interactions create incentives for both communities nourish less, resulting in lower long-run beach width and lower property values in...
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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.
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Presentation to East Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar
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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 .
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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...
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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...
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(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...

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