Our diverse, nationally-known faculty conduct extensive and coordinated programs in undergraduate and graduate education, cutting-edge research, and public outreach in many vital areas including Natural Resource Management; Environmental and Resource Economics; Agricultural Policy; Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management; International Trade; Operations Research and Decision Analysis; and Statistical Analysis and Research Methods.
Messer, K.D., M. Kecinski, R. Hirsch, and X. Tang. Forthcoming. “Applying Multiple Knapsack Optimization to Improve the Cost Effectiveness of Land Conservation” (Land Economics-Forthcoming).
Fooks, J., N. Higgins, K.D. Messer, J. Duke, D. Hellerstein, and L. Lynch. Forthcoming. “Conserving Spatially Explicit Benefits in Ecosystem Service Markets: Experimental Tests of Network Bonuses and Spatial Targeting” (American Journal of Agricultural Economics-Forthcoming).
Fooks, J., K.D. Messer, and J. Duke. “Dynamic Entry, Reverse Auctions, and the Purchase of Environmental Services.” (Land Economics-Forthcoming)
Li, J., J. Michael, J. Duke, K.D. Messer, and J. Suter. “Behavioral Response to Contamination Risk Information in a Spatially Explicit Groundwater Environment: Experimental Evidence.” (Water Resources Research-Forthcoming)
Liu, Z., J. Suter, K.D. Messer, J. Duke, and H. Michael. “Strategic Entry and Externalities in Groundwater Resources: Evidence from the Lab.” (Resource and Energy Economics-Forthcoming)
Fooks, Jacob R., Steven J. Dundas, and Titus O. Awokuse. “Are there Efficiency Gains From the Removal of Natural Resource Export Restrictions? Evidence from British Columbia.” (The World Economy – Forthcoming, 2013)
Miller, Kate, and Joshua M. Duke. 2013. Additionality and water quality trading: Institutional analysis of nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. Vol. 25, Forthcoming.
Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu. Land as an integrating theme in economics. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu, editors.
Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu. Future research directions in land economics. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu, editors.
Joshua M. Duke. Eminent domain and the land assembly problem. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu, editors.
Messer, Kent D., Joshua M. Duke, and Lori Lynch. Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service Markets. Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, Joshua M. Duke and JunJie Wu, editors.
Duke, Joshua M. 2013. Property rights and the environment. Pp 75-79 in Volume 3 of Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment, ed. Jason Shogren.
Hoffman, V, J. Fooks, and K.D. Messer. 2014. “Measuring and Mitigating HIV Stigma: A Framed Field Experiment” Economic Development and Cultural Change. 62(4): 701-726.
Duke J.D., S.J. Dundas, R.J. Johnston, and K.D. Messer. 2014. “Prioritizing Payment for Environmental Services: Using Nonmarket Benefits for Optimal Selection.” Ecological Economics. 105: 319-329.
Wiest, W., G. Shriver, and K.D. Messer. 2014. “Incorporating Climate Change with Conservation Planning: A Case Study for Tidal Marsh Bird Conservation in Delaware, USA.” Journal of Conservation Planning. 10: 25-42.
Arnold, Michael A., Joshua M. Duke, and Kent D. Messer. 2013. Adverse selection in reverse auctions for ecosystem services. Land Economics 89(3):387-412.
Duke, Joshua M., Steven J. Dundas, Kent D. Messer. 2013. Cost-effective conservation planning: Lessons from economics. Journal of Environmental Management 125:126-133.
Suter, Jordan F., Joshua M. Duke, Kent D. Messer, and Holly A. Michael. 2012. Behavior in a spatially-explicit groundwater resource: Evidence from the lab. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(5):1094-1112.
JOURNAL ARTICLES – 2012
Awokuse, Titus O., Keith E. Maskus, and Yiting An. “Knowledge Capital, International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment: A Sectoral Analysis” Economic Inquiry 50(2012): 707-723.
Borchers, Allison M. and Joshua M. Duke. 2012. Capitalization and proximity to agricultural and natural lands: Evidence from Delaware. Journal of Environmental Management 99:110-117.
Duke, Joshua M., Allison M. Borchers, Robert J. Johnston, and Sarah Absetz. 2012. Sustainable agricultural management contracts: Using choice experiments to estimate the benefits of land preservation and conservation practices. Ecological Economics 74:95-103.
Eggermont, P., V.N. LaRiccia and M.Z. Nashed, Moment discretization for ill-posed problems with discrete weakly bounded noise, Int. J. Geomath. (2012), DOI 10.1007/s13137-012-0037-2 (24 pages).
Fooks, J.R.* and Messer, K.D. 2012. “Maximizing Conservation and In-Kind Cost Share: Applying Goal Programming to Forest Protection” Forest Economics. 18: 207-217.
Zheng, Shi, Wang, Zhigang, and Titus O. Awokuse. “Determinants of Producers’ Participation in Agricultural Cooperatives: Evidence from Northern China.” Applied Economic Perspectives 34(Spring 2012): 167-186.
Eggermont, P.P.B. and LaRiccia, V.N., Maximum penalized likelihood estimation. Volume I: Density estimation. 510 pages, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001.
|RR15-04||Competition in Stackelberg Oligopolies: First Mover Advantage vs. Inequality Aversion||Maik Kecinski|
|RR15-03||Military Readiness and Environmental Protection Through Cost-Effective Land Conservation||Maik Kecinski
Deborah Kerley Keisner
William D. Schulze
|RR15-02||Measuring Stigma: The Behavioral Implications of Disgust||Maik Kecinski
Deborah Kerley Keisner
William D. Schulze
|RR15-01||Stigma Mitigation and the Importance of Redundant Treatments||Maik Kecinski
Deborah Kerley Keisner
William D. Schulze
|RR14-10||The Joint Risks of Anticipated Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Contaminated Sites: Economic and Scientific Evidence||Joshua M. Duke
Kent D. Messer
Holly A. Michael
Donald L. Sparks
|RR14-09||Multiple-Knapsack Optimization in Land Conservation: Results from the first cost-effective conservation program in the US||Kent Messer
|RR14-08||Consumer Demand for Local Honey: An Artefactual Field Experiment||Shang Wu
|RR14-07||Do Auctions Underestimate Consumer WTP? An Artefactual Field Experiment||Shang Wu
Additionality in Water Quality Trading: Evidence from Maryland’s Nutrient Offset Program
| Joshua M. Duke
Joshua M. McGrath
Nicole M. Fiorellino
Tyler S. Monteith
|RR14-05||Conservation Professional Attitudes
about Cost Effectiveness of the Land
Preservation: A Case Study in Maryland
|RR14-04||The Ecosystem Services of Residential Landscapes: A Delaware Study Site||Joshua”M.”Dukei
|RR14-03||Conserving Spatially Explicit Benefits in Ecosystem Service Markets:
Lab and Artefactual Field Tests of Network Bonuses and Spatial Targeting
|Jacob FooksNate HigginsKent MesserJosh DukeDan HellersteinLori Lynch|
|RR14-02||Valuing Continuously Varying Visual Disamenities: Offshore Energy Production and Delaware Beach Visitation||Jacob FooksKent MesserJosh DukeJanet JohnsonGeorge Parsons|
|RR13-02||Reducing Agricultural Water Pollution in
Texas: An Application of Linear
|Messer, EditorCase Studies:Lenna Hildebrand
|RR13-01||Incorporating Climate Change with
Conservation Planning: a Case Study for
Tidal Marsh Bird Conservation in
|Messer, EditorCase Studies:W. Gregory Shriver
Whitney A. Wiest
|RR12-01||Maximizing Benefits for Women in Delaware: Improving Project Selection Using Optimization Technique||Messer, Editor
|RR11-02||Minimizing cost for Municipal residential solid waste collection in City of Newark using Goal Programming & GIS tools||Messer, Editor
|RR11-01||Achieving Cost Effective Conservation: ORES801 Case Studies of Optimization Application to the Department of Defense’s Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative.||Messer, Editor; Case Studies: Korch, Mary Ann and Bounds, Thomsa|
|RR10-03||The Impact of Agriculture on Delaware’s Economy||Awokuse, Ilvento, and Johnston|
|RR10-02||The Historical Basis Record for Grain and Soybeans in Delaware: Marketing Years 2007-08 to 2009-10||Sorkin, German, and Toensmeyer|
|RR10-01||Achieving Cost Effective Conservation:
ORES801 Case Studies of Optimization
Applications to Wetland Mitigation in
Maryland, Water Quality Improvement in
Pennsylvania, Increased Cost‐Sharing for
Forest Protection, and the Preservation of
Agricultural Lands in Delaware and
|Messer, Editor; Case Studies: Dillaway, Fooks, Chen, and Tank|
|RR09-01||Working paper on Achieving Cost Effective
Conservation: ORES801 Case Studies of Applying Optimization To Protect Endangered Birds, Preserve Agricultural Lands, and Conserve Forested Lands
|Messer, Editor; Case Studies: Borchers, Kalamburu, Stefanova|
Preserving Farms and Forests in Sussex County,
Delaware: Public Value
|Duke, Johnston, and Campson|
|RR05-02||The Impact of Developed-World Policies on the Developing World: A Bilateral Learning Initiative||Duke and Awokuse|
Reciprocal Educational Exchange Between The University of Delaware and Slovak Agricultural University: Final Report
|Ilvento and Duke|
|RR04-01||Supplying Preservation: Landowner Behavior and the Delaware Agricultural Lands Preservation Program||Duke and Ilvento|
|RR02-05||The Farm Sector of Delaware Agriculture: Changes from 1982 – 1997||Hastings, Maher, Acuff|
|RR02-04||StatLAb Annual Report, Spring 2002||Rejto, Cho, Ilvento|
|RR02-03||Landuse Issues in Delaware Agriculture||Duke, Mackenzie, and Ilvento|
|RR02-02||Designing a Web-based Interface for Student Peer Review on a Unix Server||Duke and Whisler|
|RR02-01||Public Support for Land Preferences: Measuring Relative Preferences in Delaware.||Duke, Ilvento and Hyde|
|RR01-04||A Spatial Analysis of the Distributional Effects of Water Quantity Management||Eheman, Duke and Mackenzie|
|RR00-03||Factors Influenceing Participation in BR&E Programs: A Study of Local Coordinators in Six States.||Ilvento and Loveridge|
|SP04-01||Analysis of Christina School District’s 2003 DSTP Performance||Mackenzie and Christina School District Board of Education|
|SP03-03||Predictive Time Model of an Anglia Autoflow Mechanical Chicken Catching System||Ramasamy, Benson, Bernard, Van Wicklen|
|SP03-02||Modeling Nitrate Loading Rate in Delaware Lakes Using Regression and Neural Networks||Sudhakar, Krishnan, Bernard, and Ritter|
|SP03-01||Modeling Nitrate Concentration in Ground Water Using Regression and Neural Networks||Ramasamy, Krishnan, Bernard, and Ritter|
|SP02-05||Moving Beyond Chalk and Talk: Using Problem-Based-Learning In A Research Methods Course Sequence||Hyde and Ilvento|
|SP02-04||The Effect of Local Economic Development Policy on Employment Growth in Rural Counties in the Mid-Atlantic Region||James, Ilvento, and Hastings|
|SP02-03||Asset Storability and Hedging Effectiveness in Commodity Futures Markets||Yang and Awokuse|
|SP02-02||The Informational Role of Commodity Prices in Formulating Monetary Policy: A Reexamination||Awokuse and Yang|
|SP02-01||Is the Export-Lead Growth Hypothesis Valid for Canada?||Awokuse|
|SP01-01||Sequential Land Acquisitionfor Nature Reserves under Acquisition and Population Uncertainty.||Malcolm|
|SP00-02||In-Patient Flow Analysis Using ProModelTM Simulation Package||Elbeyli and Krishnan|
|SP00-01||The Mediation of Variance Conflicts: An Empirical Evaluation||Duke, Joshua M. and Ryan P. Jost.|
|ER10-02||Executive Summary of the Historical Basis Record for Grain and Soybeans: Marketing Years 2007/08 to 2009/10||German, Toensmeyer, and Sorkin|
|ER10-01||The 21st Century Grain Marketing Primer||German, Carl|
MASTER THESES – 2012
Jennifer Popkin, “Willingness to Pay for Electricity Sourced from Natural Gas Extracted Using Hydraulic Fracturing: Location and Preference Heterogeneity”.2012. Advisor: Joshua M. Duke.
MASTER THESES – 2011
George Szczepanski. “Effects of Food Safety Regulations on International Trade in Shrimp and Prawns: The Case of Oxytetracycline Regulation”. 2011. Advisor: Titus O. Awokuse.
Greg Liu. “Comparison of Regression and Arima Models with Neural Network Models to Forecast the Daily Streamflow of White Clay Creek”. 2011. Advisor: Palaniappa Krishnan.
Steven Dundas. “Public Goods and Spatial Location: Stated Preference Prioritization with Spatial Interdependencies”. 2011. Advisor: Joshua M. Duke,
Olufemi Bolarinwa, “Does Foreign Lobbying Influence Trade Policy in the United States?” 2011. Advisor: Titus O. Awokuse
Jeffery Patterson, “The Eastward Expansion of the European Union: Is Foreign Direct Investment Being Diverted from the EU Periphery” 2011. Advisor: Titus O. Awokuse.
Lu Fang, ‘Foreign Direct Investment and Intellectural Property Rights: Evidence from the Knowledge-Captial Model”. 2011. Advisor: Titus O. Awokuse.
Ruizhi Xie, “Adjustment of External Imbalances: Does the Exchange Rate Matter: – Evidence from Brazil, China and India”. 2011. Advisor: Titus O. Awokuse.
Tong Wu, “Explaining Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Local and Organic Food Using Extended Theory of Planned Behavior”. 2011. Advisor: John C. Bernard.