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    • Consumer Willingness to Pay for Transitional Organic Produce 

      Williams, Marissa (University of Oregon, 2013-10-03)
      United States agriculture is continuing to shift toward organic production techniques to align with consumer demand, yet organic products make up an insignificant portion of the food market. This disparity has been examined ...
    • Effects of Behavioral and Environmental Factors on Infant Health 

      Cil, Gulcan (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      Health at birth is considered an important indicator of health outcomes in adulthood. It is also shown to have a strong association with future educational attainment and labor market outcomes. I examine the effects of ...
    • Essays on Economic Development and Climate Change 

      Fitch-Fleischmann, Benjamin (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      The first essay considers the relative effectiveness of government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as channels to allocate resources. I use a catastrophic climate-related shock--Hurricane Mitch--to examine the ...
    • Essays on Income Inequality and the Environment 

      Voorheis, John (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      This dissertation considers two of the most pressing concerns of the current time, income inequality and exposure to pollution, and provides evidence that these two concerns may in fact be causally linked. In order to do ...
    • Extreme Weather Events and Rural-Urban Migration 

      Saif, Raisa (University of Oregon, 2012)
      In numerous regions around the globe, climate change can be expected to change the pattern of severe weather events. Migration flows have been systematically larger the higher the proportion of the population in urban areas ...
    • Risk Aversion and Information Acquisition Across Real and Hypothetical Settings 

      Taylor, Matthew (University of Oregon, 2012)
      I collect data on subjects' information acquisition during real and hypothetical risky choices using process-tracing software called Mouselab. I also measure subjects' cognitive ability using the cognitive reflective test ...