AgEcon Department Publications


updated monthly

Ahn, Sunjin and Jayson L. Lusk. “Non‐Pecuniary Effects of Sugar‐Sweetened Beverage Policies.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (2020).

Baldos, Uris .L.C, Iman Haqiqi, Thomas W. Hertel, J. Mark Horridge and Jing Liu. “SIMPLE-G: A Multiscale Framework for Integration of Economic and Biophysical Determinants of Sustainability,” Environmental Modelling and Software, in press (2020).

Bavorova M., Z. Bednarikova, E.V. Ponkina E.V., and O. Visser. "Agribusiness social responsibility in emerging economies: Effects of legal structure, economic performance and managers’ motivations." Journal of Cleaner Production (2020). 

Bednarikova Z., M. Bavorova, E.V. Ponkina. "The Entrepreneurial Intention of Agriculture Undergraduates in Russia." Agricultural and Resource Economics, 6, 1 (2020): 5–22. 

Biedny, Christina, Trey Malone, and Jayson L. Lusk. “Exploring Polarization in US Food Policy Opinions.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, in press (2020).

Bir, Courtney, Michael S. Delgado, and Nicole Olynk Widmar. “U.S. Consumer Demand for Traditional and Greek Yogurt Attributes, Including Livestock Management Attributes.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, (2020).

Bir, Courtney, and Nicole J. Olynk-Widmar. “Consistently biased: documented consistency in self-reported holiday healthfulness behaviors and associated social desirability bias.” Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7, 178 (2020). 

Birgit Müller​, Falk Hoffmann​, Thomas Heckelei​, Christoph Müller​, Thomas W. Hertel​, J. Gareth Polhill​, Mark van Wijk​, Thom Achterbosch​, Peter Alexander​, Calum Brown​, David Kreuer​, Frank Ewert​, Jiaqi Ge​, James D.A. Millington​, Ralf Seppelt, Peter H. Verburg, and Heidi Webber​. “Modelling Food Security: Bridging the Gap between the Micro and the Macro Scale.” Global Environmental Change (2020). 

Bora, Siddhartha S., Ani L. Katchova, and Todd H. Kuethe. “The Rationality of USDA Forecasts under Multivariate Asymmetric Loss.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (2020).

Chacon-Hurtado, Davis, Indraneel Kumar, Konstantina Gkritza, Jon D. Fricker and Lionel J. Beaulieu. “The role of transportation accessibility in regional economic resilience.” Journal of Transport Geography, 84, 102695 (2020).

Chepeliev, Maksym. “GTAP-Power Data Base: Version 10.” Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 5,2 (2020).

Diffenbaugh, Noah S. et al. (incl. Thomas W. Hertel). The COVID-19 lockdowns: a window into the Earth System. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment (2020)

Dobis, Elizabeth, Lionel J. Beaulieu and Indraneel Kumar.  “The study of poverty in places: Scope, scale and space.” Chapter 2 in Rhonda Phillips, Eric Trevan and Patsy Krueger (eds.), Research Handbook on Community Development. United Kingdom: Edward Edgar Publishing, Ltd. (2020)

Donovan, Natalie, Kenneth A. Foster, and Carlos Alberto Parra Salinas. " Quality Management and the Economics of Green Coffee Hermetic Storage." International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, 8, 1 (2020).

Duncan, Natasha, Jacques Poot, and Brigitte Waldorf.  2020. “Modeling the Dynamics of Circular Migration.”  In: Population Change and Impacts in Asia and the Pacific. Edited by Jacques Poot and Matthew Roskruge, pp. 183-200. Springer Verlag,

Emre Gençer, Gary R. Burniske, Otto C. Doering III, Wallace E. Tyner, Rakesh Agrawal, W. Nicholas Delgass, Gebisa Ejeta, Maureen C. McCann, and Nicholas C. Carpita. "Sustainable production of ammonia fertilizers from biomass" Biofules, Bioproducts & Biorefining (2020). 
*This article was dedicated to the memory of Wally Tyner by his colleagues at Purdue.

Gallardo, Roberto, Brian Whitacre, Indraneel Kumar & Sreedhar Upendram. “Broadband Metrics and Job Productivity: A look at County-level data.” The Annals of Regional Science (2020).

Gallardo, Roberto. “Bringing Communities into the Digital Age.” State and Local Government Review, 51, 4, 2020.

Gray, Allan et al., (2020). Food and agribusiness in 2030: a roadmap. Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

Hao, Na, H. Holly Wang, and Qinglie Zhou. “The Impact of Online Grocery Shopping on Stockpile Behavior in Covid-19.” China Agricultural Economic Review (2020). (2020)

Haynes, George, Maria I. Marshall, Yoon Lee, Virginia Zuiker, Cynthia R. Jasper, Sandra Sydnor, Corinne Valdivia, Diane Masuo, Linda Niehm, and Renee Wiatt. "Family business research: Reviewing the past, contemplating the future." Journal of Family and Economic Issues (2020).

Hertel, Thomas W. “Educating the Next Generation of Interdisciplinary Researchers to Tackle Global Sustainability Challenges: A Graduate Course.” Applied Economics Teaching and Research, December 2020,

Hertel, Thomas W. “Future studies of climate impacts on agriculture must take a broader perspective.” Purdue Agricultural Economics Report, November 2020,

Hertel, Thomas W., and Cicero Z. de Lima. “Viewpoint: Climate Impacts on Agriculture: Searching for Keys under the Streetlight.” Food Policy, 101954 (2020).

Hertel, Thomas W., Uris L. C. Baldos and Keith O. Fuglie. “Trade in Technology: A Potential Solution to the Food Security Challenges of the 21st Century”, European Economic Review, 127 (2020).

Hughes, Megan N. and Michael R. Langemeier. “An Analysis of the Economic Effects of Cover Crop Use on Farm Net Returns per Acre in Central Indiana.” Sustainability, 12, 5104 (2020). 

Irwin, Douglas and Maksym Chepeliev. “The economic consequences of Sir Robert Peel: A quantitative assessment of the repeal of the Corn Laws.” VoxEU. December 9, 2020. Available at: 

Kim, Yong Jee, Brigitte Waldorf, and Juan Sesmero. "Relocation, Retreat, and the Rising Sea Level: A Simulation of Aggregate Outcomes in Escambia County, Florida." Région et Développement, 51 (2020): 31-43.

Kim, Ayoung, Brigitte S. Waldorf, and Natasha T. Duncan. "US immigration policy and brain waste." The Annals of Regional Science (2020): 1-28.

Kumar, Indraneel, Lionel J. Beaulieu, Andrey Zhalnin and Chun Song. “Occupational competitiveness analysis of the U.S. transportation and logistics cluster.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2020).

Kvartyuk V., P. Petrick, M. Bavorova, Z. Bednarikova Z., and E. Ponkina. "A Brain Drain in Russian Agriculture? Migration Sentiments among Skilled Russian Rural Youth." Europe-Asia Studies, 72, 8 (2020): 1352–1377.

Lopez-Barrera, Emiliano and Thomas W. Hertel, (2020) “Global food waste across the income spectrum: Implications for food prices, production and resource use.” Food Policy.

Lusk, Jayson L., and Brenna Ellison. “Economics of household food waste.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (2020).

Ma, Meilin and Heng Zhu. "Efficiency of Decisions under Membership Heterogeneity and Government Regulations: Insights from Farmer Cooperatives in China.
Economic Development & Cultural Change, (2020).

Mallory, Mindy. “Impact of COVID‐19 on Medium‐Term Export Prospects for Soybeans, Corn, Beef, Pork, and Poultry.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy (2020).

Marshall, MariaI. and Holly Schrank. “Sink or Swim? Impacts Management Strategies on Small Business Survival and Recovery.” Sustainability, 12, 15, 6229 (2020). 

McCarty, Tanner, and Sesmero, Juan. “Contracting for Perennial Energy Crops and the Cost-Effectiveness of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.” Energy Policy, (2020).

Navarre, Christine, Angela Daniels, Michael O. Johnston, Clay Mathis, Tye Perrett, Dan Posey, Alejandro Ramirez, Anjel Stough-Hunter, Carie Telgen, David Welch, and Nicole Olynk Widmar. “Impact of Recruitment and Retention of Food Animal Veterinarians on the U.S. Food Supply.” Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST), Issue Paper 67 (April 2020).

Neill, Clinton, Rodney B. Holcomb, and Jayson L. Lusk.  “Estimating Potential Beggar-thy-Neighbor Effects of State Labeling Programs.”  Agribusiness: An International Journal. 36, 1 (2020): 3-19.

Neuhofer, Zachary, Brandon R. McFadden, Alicia Rihn, Xuan Wei, Hayk Khachatryan, and Lisa House. “Can the updated nutrition facts label decrease sugar-sweetened beverage consumption?.” Economics and Human Biology, 37 (2020).

Olynk-Widmar, Nicole J., Courtney Bir, Evan Long, and Audrey Ruple. “Public perceptions of threats from mosquitoes in the U.S. using online media analytics.” Pathogens and Global Health, 2020.

Olynk-Widmar, Nicole, Courtney Bir, McKenna Clifford, and Natalya Slipchenko. “Social media sentiment as an additional performance measure? Examples from iconic theme park destinations.” Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 56, 102157 (2020).

Olynk Widmar, Nicole, Courtney Bir, Natalya Slipchenko, Christopher Wolf, Charlotte Hansen, and Frederic Ouedraogo. “Online procurement of pet supplies and willingness to pay for veterinary telemedicine.” Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 181, 10507 (2020).

Omiat, George, and Gerald Shively. “Rainfall and child weight in Uganda.” Economics & Human Biology 38, 100877 (2020).

Ortez, Mario, Courtney Bir, Nicole Olynk Widmar, and Christopher A. Wolf. “Perceptions of Prominent Animal Welfare and Veterinary Care Organizations in the United States.” Animals, 10, 3 (2020): 472.

Pena Levano, Luis, and Farzad Taheripour. “Forest sequestration, food security and climate change. EAERE Magazine, n.10 (2020).

Richards, Peter, Farzad Taheripour, Eugenio Arima, and Wallace E. Tyner. “Tariffs on American Soybeans and Their Impact on Land Use Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South America.” Choices 35, Quarter 2 (2020).  Available online:

Reeling, Carson, Richard D. Horan, and Cloé Garnache. "When the Levee Breaks: Can Multi‐Pollutant Markets Break the Dam on Point–Nonpoint Market Participation?."
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2020.

Seppelt, Ralf, Channing Arndt, Michael Beckmann, Emily A. Martin, and Thomas W. Hertel. 2020. “Deciphering the Biodiversity–Production Mutualism in the Global Food Security Debate.” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 0 (0).

Song, Jingyu, Paul V. Preckel, and Michael S. Delgado. “Fractional Logit Estimation under Varying Spatial Resolution,” Economics Bulletin, 40,4 (2020): 2959-2963.

Staples, Aaron, Carson Reeling, Nicole Olynk Widmar, and Jayson L. Lusk. ”Consumer willingness to pay for sustainability attributes in beer: A choice experiment using eco‐labels.“ Agribusiness (2020).

Sun, Shanxia, Brayam Valqui Ordonez, Mort D. Webster, Jing Liu, Christopher J. Kucharik, and Thomas W. Hertel. “Fine-scale Analysis of the Energy-Land-Water Nexus: Water Quality Implications of Biomass Co-Firing in the Midwestern U.S..” Environmental Science and Technology, 2020.

Taheripour, Farzad and Wallace E. Tyner. "US biofuel production and policy: implications for land use changes in Malaysia and Indonesia." Biotechnology for Biofuels, 13, 11 (2020).

Taheripour, Farzad, Xin Zhao, Mark Horridge, Farid Farokhi, and Wallace E. Tyner. “Land Use in Computable General Equilibrium Models.” Journal of Global Economic Analysis, 5,2 (2020), pp. 63-109. 

Torres, Ariana P. “For Young Americans, Sustainable Is Not Organic.” Journal of Food Distribution Research, 51, 1 (2020): 71-77.

Torres, Ariana P. “For Young Consumers Farm-to-Fork Is Not Organic: A Cluster Analysis of University Students.” HortScience (2020). 

Torres, Ariana P., Nicholas A. Lancaster, and Luis H. B. Vilas Boas. “Characterizing Organic Grain Buyers in the Midwestern United States.” Sustainability, 12, 12 (2020):51-69. 

Torres, Ariana P., Petrus Langenhoven, and Bridget K. Behe. “Characterizing the U.S. Melon Market.” HortScience (2020).

Waldorf, Brigitte. Book Review of “A Research Agenda for Migration and Health”, edited by K.Bruce Newbold and Kathi Wilson. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, Northampton, MA, USA. ISBN 978 1 78643 835 5. in Regional Science Policy & Practice (2020).  

Wiatt, R.D., Lee, Y.G., Marshall, M.I., and Zuiker, V.S. (2020). “The Effect of Cash Flow Problems and Resource Intermingling on Small Business Recovery and Resilience After a Natural Disaster.” Journal of Family and Economic Issues. Available at:

Wiatt, Renee and Maria I. Marshall. (2020). “Defining your Dreams”. Vegetable Crops Hotline, 669Available at:

Wiatt, Renee and Maria I. Marshall. “Love of Work or Love and Work? Workaholism among Small Business Owners”. Selected Paper Presented at: 2020 Small Business Institute Conference, February 2020. Conference Proceedings, 105-120. Available at:

Wiatt, Renee (2020). “Why Advisors Need to Meet EVERYONE in the Family”. Indiana Nursery & Landscape News, January/February 2020, 16-17. Available at: 

Wilson, Lacey and Jayson L. Lusk. “Consumer willingness to pay for redundant food labels.” Food Policy, 101938 (2020).

Yang, Ruoye., Kellie Curry Raper, and Jayson L. Lusk. "Impact of Hormone Use Perceptions on Consumer Meat Preferences."  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  45, 1 (2020):107-123.

Zheng, Q., H. Holly Wang, and J. F. Shogren. “Fishing or Aquaculture? Chinese Consumers’ Stated Preference for the Growing Environment of Salmon through a Choice Experiment and the Consequentiality Effect.” Marine Resource Economics, accepted (2020), (SSCI).

Zhepeng Hu Hu, Zhepeng, Mindy Mallory, Teresa Serra, and Philip Garcia. “Measuring price discovery between nearby and deferred contracts in storable and nonstorable commodity futures markets.” The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (2020).

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