MASTER THESES – 2010
Xing Tang, “Comparison of Selection Methods for Easement Purchase in Baltimore County”. 2010. Advisor: Kent Messer.
Yu Chen, “Developing a Best Practice Framework For The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation For Foundation: Why Don’t Conservation Professionals Use Optimization?”. 2010. Advisor: Kent Messer.
Jubo Yan, “Can Context Effects Mitigate Behavior That Causes Negative Externalities? An Experimental Investigation”. 2010. Advisor: Kent Messer.
Kathryn Onken. “Willingness to Pay for Locally Grown, Organic and Natural Foods: Implications for Producers and State-Sponsored Agricultural Marketing Programs”. 2010. Advisors: John C. Bernard, John D. Pesek
MASTER THESES – 2009
Haiyan Jiang, “Japanese Willingness To Pay For Agricultural Products With the “U.S.A.” Label: A Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis For Pork”. 2009. Advisor: John C. Bernard.
Robin Dillaway. “Does Consumer Willingness to Pay Change Over Time in Response to Food Scares. 2009. Advisor: Kent Donald Messer.
MASTER THESES – 2008
Divyam Mayawala, “Thesis: Analysis of the Impact of Agricultural Sector on Economic Growth”. 2008. Advisor: Titus O. Awokuse.
Martin Nota, “Estimation of the Slovak Beveridge Curve Using Regional Data “. 2008. Advisor: Thomas W. Ilvento.
Kristen Loughery, “Explaining the Occurrence of Public and Private Land Preservation Policies”. 2008. Advisor: Joshua M. Duke.
Mary Joanne Matriz, “Price Transmission Mechanism in the Philippine Rice Industry”. 2008. Advisor: Thomas W. Ilvento.
Alexis Solano, “Willingness to Pay for Natural and Organic Foods: Do the Definitions of These Terms Affect Consumer Behavior”. 2008. Advisor: John C. Bernard.
Weishi Gu, “The Impact of Foreign Intellectual Property Rights Protection on U.S. Exports, FDI, and Licenses”. 2008. Advisor: Titus Awokuse.
Rajeswari Roy Chowdhury, “The Effects of Federal Farm Support Programs on Farm Consolidation and Rural Economy: A County-Level Analysis”. 2008. Advisor: John Mackenzie.
MASTER THESES – 2007
Anli Gu, “The Effect of Education on Mortality: Evidence from Delaware “.2007. Advisor: Thomas W. Ilvento,
Lei Xun, “The Determinants of U.S. Outgoing FDI in the Food-Processing Sector”. 2007. Advisor: Titus O. Awokuse.
Steven Ernst, “Master’s Thesis: An Analysis of Optimal Farmland Preservation Models”. 2007. Joshua M. Duke.
Amy Parish, “Master’s Thesis: Farmer Willingness to Adopt High Available Phosphorus (HAP) Corn”. 2007. Advisor: John C. Bernard.
Callye Masten: The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on U.S. Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America”. 2007. Advisor: Titus O. Awokuse.
MASTER THESES – 2006
Wang, Xiaohong, “Price Transmission Asymmetries In U.S. Dairy Products” 2006 Advisor: Awokuse
Tian, Min “Asymmetry in Farm to Retail Price Transmission: Evidence from Canada and the United States” 2006 Advisor: Awokuse
Gu, Anli “The Effect of Education on Mortality, Evidence From Delaware” 2006 Advisor: Ilvento
Borchers, Allison “Does Willingness to Pay for Green Energy Differ by Source? A Contingent Choice Experiment” 2006 Advisor: Duke
Xun, Lei “The Determinants of United States Outgoing FDI in the Food-Processing Sector” 2006 Advisor: Awokuse
Siroli, Ryan “An Examination of Price Transmission in the United States Beef, Pork, and Broiler Industries” 2006 Advisor: Bernard
MASTER THESES – 2005
Li, Bin “Determinants of Changes in Infant Mortality of Delaware Over the Period from 1989 to 2000.” 2005 Advisor: Thomas W. Ilvento
Singson, Melissa C. “Valuation of Patents Using Options Pricing and Probabilistic Modeling.” 2005. Adviser: Scott Malcolm
Szombathova, Slavka “Optimizing School Choice: Conjoint Analysis of Parent Preferences.” 2005 Advisor: John Mackenzie
Gupta, Meeta “Consumer Behavior Towards Chicken Fed with Genetically Modified High Available Phosphorus (HAP) Corn.” 2005 Advisor: John Bernard
MASTER THESES – 2004
Assibey-Yeboah, Mark. “The Effect of U.S. Food Aid on Recipient Countries’ Food Production.” 2004. Adviser: Titus Awokuse
Ding, Hong. “Consumer Willingness to Pay for Farm-Raised Baitfish in the Chesapeake Bay Region.” 2004. Adviser: John Pesek & Richard Bacon
Gifford, Kathryn. “The Effect of Message Framing on Organic Food Purchase Likelihood.” 2004. Adviser: John Bernard
Jamieson, Peter. “An Investigation of the Market Potential for a Graphic Campaign to Communicate Tree-Planting Principles.” 2004. Adviser: Thomas Ilvento
Pan, Xiqian. “A Conjoint Analysis of Consumer Willingness to Purchase Chicken Produced with Different Attributes.” 2004. Adviser: John Bernard
MASTER THESES – 2003
Liu, Ling, “The Impact of Data Collection Technology Within a Self-Administered Survey on Response Rate and Data Quality” 2003 Advisor: Ilvento
Mbure, Gitau, “Implications for Establishment of a TDR Program in New Castle County” 2003 Advisor: Duke
Slovinska, Jana, “What Explains the High Percentage of Agricultural Land in Slovkia Managed by Cooperatives” 2003 Advisor: Duke
Wolinski, Laurie G. “Support and Awareness of Delaware Cooperative Extension” 2003 Advisor: Ilvento
Yuan, Yan, “Exchange Rates Volatility and U.S. Poultry Exports: Evidence from Panel Data” 2003 Advisor: Awokuse
Zhang, Chao, “Consumer Willingness to Pay for Non-Genetically Modified and Organic Foods” 2003 Advisor: Bernard
MASTER THESES – 2002
James, Sara-Beth “The Effect of Local Economic Development Policy on Employment Growth in Rural Counties – The Mid-Atlantic Region” 2002 Advisor: Ilvento
Jones, Steven W. “An Attempt to Model Cycles of Credit Card Delinquency Using Macroeconomics Variables” 2002 Advisor: Mackenzie
Ke, Xiongkan “The Optimization of Ripariam Forest Buffer Land Acquisition Program” 2002 Advisor: Malcolm
Triplett, Jonathan “A simulation Methodology for Evaluating Alternative Sorting Configurations” 2002 Advisor: Malcolm
MASTER THESES – 2001
Horner, Keith M. “Determining Public Preferences for Farmland Preservation” 2001 Advisor: Duke
Chen, Xiaoxuan “Farmer Participation in Agricultural District and PDR Program in Delaware” 2001 Advisor: Duke
Fan, Chunbo “An Analysis of Farm Effects of GE Soybeans in Delaware” 2001Advisor: Bernard
Guiragossian, George B. “Public Support for Local Economic Development in the Rural South” 2001 Advisor: Ilvento
Kuklish, Jaime I. “The Role of Exports in the Economic Growth of Slovakia” 2001 Advisor: Ilvento
Kuntz, Jennifer “Growth Modeling and Institutions in Transition Economies: The Role of Culture” 2001 Advisor: Mackenzie
Morris, Carla C. “Cost Model Misestimates” (Dissertation) 2001 Advisor: Stark
Okenka, Radovan “Customer Satisfaction and Credit Card Dilinquencies” 2001 Advisor: Mackenzie
Zheng, Shi “Development of a Decision Support System for On-Site Composting for Small Farms” 2001 Advisor: Malcolm
MASTER THESES – 2000
Wang, Weihua “An Adaptive Classification Scheme for Data Driven Label Switching Networks” 2000 Advisor: Chien-Chung
Barton, Sherrie S. “Issues, Concerns, and Directions of the U.S. Poultry Industry and International Poultry Trade” 2000 Advisor: Gempesaw
Cook, Khari A. “An Analysis of Household Consumption of Fresh Potatoes in the State of Delaware” 2000 Advisor: Toensmeyer
DiFurio, Ferdinand G. “The Adoption of Integrated Pest Management in the Green Industry in Delaware” 2000 Advisor: Ilvento
Gray, Brenna “A Regional Input-Out Analysis of the Delmarva Poultry Industry” 2000 Advisor: Gempesaw
Jost, Ryan “An Evaluation of Land Use Conflict Resolution at the Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Level in New Castle County, Delaware” 2000 Advisor: Duke
Muya, Simon “The Economics of Weed Management in Lima Bean Production Enterprises” 2000 Advisor: Gempesaw