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Academic Presentations



1. Yizao Liu. "Consumer Engagement, Attention, and Market Shares: Evidence from the Carbonated Soft Drinks Market" Joint Symposium by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, the European Association of Agricultural Economists, and the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society
, Montreal, Canada, May 29, 2014.

2. Ben Campbell, Madhia Zaffou, and J. L. Martin. "Using a Randomized Choice Experiment to Test Willingness-to-Pay for Multiple Differentiated Products” Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

3. Ben Campbell., Omer Hoke, M. Brand, and T. Hau. "State and Retail Outlet Impact on Premiums for Locally Grown Berries"
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

4. Ben Campbell. "Crunch the Can or Throw the Bottle? Effect of ‘Bottle Deposit Laws’ and Municipal Recycling Programs" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

5. Stephen Swallow, Pengfei Liu, and Akyut Kafle. "Lab and field experiments to develop consumer payments for ecosystem services" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

6. Yizao Liu. "The Dynamics and Brand Value in the Carbonated Soft Drinks Industry" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

7. Yizao Liu. "Product Variety and Market Power in the U.S. Beer Industry" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

8. Rigoberto Lopez. "Information Cost and Consumer Choices of Healthy Foods" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Meeting Minneapolis, MN, July 27-29, 2014.

9. Nathan Fiala. “Generating Skilled Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Uganda” University of Connecticut ARE Seminar Series, Storrs, CT, Sept. 19, 2014.

10. Boris Bravo-Ureta. "Efectos Climáticos y Productividad en la Agricultura: Evidencia Econométrica de Predios Lecheros en USA" 4to Congreso Regional de Economía Agraria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 21-23, 2014.

11. Boris Bravo-Ureta. "Proyectos de Desarrollo, Cambio Tecnológico y el Factor Empresarial: Una Agenda en Evolución" 4to Congreso Regional de Economía Agraria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct. 21-23, 2014.

12. Charles Towe, Klaiber, H. Allen, Maher, J. "Valuing Stream Restorations using a Repeat Sales Approach" University of Connecticut ARE Seminar Series, Storrs, CT, Oct. 31, 2014.

13. Linqiao Qi and Stephen Swallow. "Willingness-to-Pay for Intermediate and Final Ecosystem Services: An Example of Land Conservation" 84th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 22-24, 2014.

14. Pengfei Liu and Stephen Swallow. "Multi-Units Public Good Provision Using Individualized Price Auctions: Experimental Evidences" 84th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 22-24, 2014.

15. Ben Campbell, Yizao Liu, and M. Katz. "How Organic Local and Organic Labeling Influence Consumers" New York Produce Show and Conference, New York, N.Y., Dec. 1-3, 2014.

16. Uchida, E., Stephen Swallow, A. Gold, J. Opaluch, A. Kafle, N. Mills, C. Michaud, and C.A. Gill. "Integrating Hydrology and Economics in Environmental Decision Making for Improved Water Quality" A Community on Ecosystem Services, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-12, 2014.

17. Kafle, A. and Stephen Swallow. "Using an Experimental Auction Process to Identify Publicly Valued Ecosystem Restoration Projects"
A Community on Ecosystem Services, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-12, 2014.

18. Li, Z., Pengfei Liu, and Stephen Swallow. "The Potential to Use Subsidies as 'Assurance Payments' to Attract Donations in Support of Ecosystem Services." A Community on Ecosystem Services, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-12, 2014.

19. Pengfei Liu and Stephen Swallow. "Understanding a Field Auction for Ecosystem Services using the Experimental Economics Laboratory" A Community on Ecosystem Services, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2014.

20. Stephen Swallow, A. Chakrabarti, C.M. Anderson, Pengfei Liu, A. Strong, and L. Chase. "Generating Revenue from 'Consumers' for Ecosystem Services: Lessons from Bobolink Farming" A Community on Ecosystem Services, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2014.

21. Ben Campbell. "Applying Technology to Gauge Customer Marketing Preferences: What Do Consumers See in a Display and Landscape" NHLA/NHPGA and UNH Cooperative Extension Joint Winter Meeting, Concord, N.H., Jan. 13, 2015.

22. Ben Campbell, Yizao Liu and M. Katz."Examining the Effectiveness of CT Grown Labeling with Eye-Tracking Technology" CT Vegetable and Small Fruit Growers’ Conference, South Windsor, CT, Jan. 15, 2015.

23. Ben Campbell, Yizao Liu and M. Katz. "Using Eye Tracking Technology to Provide Improved Policy and Marketing Strategies" Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 1-4, 2015.

24. Boris Bravo-Ureta. "A Meta-Analysis of the Frontier Literature with a Special Focus on Water Studies" Department of Economics, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, March 2, 2015.

25. Nathan Fiala, “Skills in the Marketplace: Market Efficiency and Personality in a Field-Based Experiment.” University of Connecticut ARE Seminar Series, Storrs, CT, March 13, 2015.

26. Richard Dunn."Decomposing the danger of drinking drivers: 1983-2012." Cornell University Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Ithaca, N.Y., April 14, 2015.

27. Nathan Fiala. “Business is tough, but family is worse: The role of family constraints on microenterprise development in Uganda.” Midwest International Economic Development Conference Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, April 24, 2015.

28. Tatiana Andreyeva. "The Effects of WIC Food Package Revisions on Food Purchases." National WIC Association Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. May 19, 2015.

29. Boris Bravo-Ureta. "Farm Cost of Production and Profitability Analysis: Some Key Concepts." American Association of Wine Economics, Mendoza, Argentina. May 26-30, 2015.

30. Ben Campbell. "Consumer Response to Novel Indoor Foliage Plant Attributes: Evidence from a Rating-based Conjoint Experiment and Gaze Analysis." 128th Florida State Horticultural Society, St. Augustine, FL, June 1, 2015.

31. Charles Towe. "The Impact of Newly Preserved Open Space on Development." Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, San Diego, CA, June 3-5, 2015.

32. Nathan Fiala. “Business is tough, but family is worse: The role of family constraints on microenterprise development in Uganda.”
Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, Mexico City, Mexico. June 15, 2015.

33. Eric Njuki and Boris Bravo-Ureta."Climatic Variability and Adaptation in U.S. Agriculture." 14th European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Helsinki, Finland, June 16-18, 2015.

34. Nathan Fiala. “Business is tough, but family is worse: The role of family constraints on microenterprise development in Uganda.” The Development Economics Network Berlin (DENeB) Seminar, Berlin, Germany, June 18, 2015.

35. Christopher Bruno and Benjamin Campbell. "University Students' Willingness to Pay for More Local Food Options." NAREA/CAES Joint Annual Meeting, Newport, R.I., June 29, 2015.

36. Michele Baggio and Charles Towe. "Evaluating the Effect of Stream Restorations: An Application in Switzerland." NAREA/CAES Joint Annual Meeting, Newport, R.I., June 29, 2015.

37. Rigoberto Lopez and Eleonora De Falcis. "Political Economy of Chinese Agricultural Policies." Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Meeting, Newport, R.I., June 29, 2015.

38. Choi, Y.-Y., E. Njuki, F. Shah, B. Bravo-Ureta. "Water Availability and Adaptation of Irrigated Agriculture to Climate Change in California."
Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting, Newport, R.I., June 29, 2015.

39. Zaffou, Madiha, Qiushuo Yu, and Benjamin Campbell. "Understanding the Impact of Consumers' Characteristics on their Decision to Participate in Community Supported Agriculture." NAREA/CAES Joint Annual Meeting, Newport, R.I., June 30, 2015.

40. Yu, Qiushuo, Benjamin Campbell, Adam Rabinowitz, and Yizao Liu. "Growing Local Milk: Analysis of Consumer Demand and Marketing Practices."
NAREA/CAES Joint Annual Meeting, Newport, R.I., June 30, 2015.

41. Choi, Yoon-Young, Yizao Liu and Ling Huang. "Household Safety Concerns, Vehicle Choices and the Costs of Fuel Economy Standards." NAREA/CAES Joint Annual Meeting, Newport, R.I., June 30, 2015.

42. Madiha Zaffou and Ben Campbell. "The Effect of Restaurant Menu Labeling on Consumers' Choice: Evidence from a Choice Experiment Involving Eye-Tracking" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

43. Boris Bravo-Ureta, Jeremy Jelliffe, and C. Michael Deom. "Adaptation and Adoption of Improved Seeds Through Extension: Evidence from Farmer-Led Groundnut Multiplication in Uganda" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

44. He, Xi, Rigoberto Lopez, and Yizao Liu. "Substitution Between Online and Offline Advertising: Evidence from the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

45. Chakrabarti, Anwesha, Stephen Swallow, and Christopher Anderson. "Marketing Ecosystem Service Using an Individual Price Auction Mechanism: Lessons from Bobolink Farming." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

46. Liu, Yizao, Yoon-Young Choi, and Ling Huang. "Safer or Cheaper? Household Safety Concerns, Vehicle Choices, and the Costs of Fuel Economy Standards." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

47. Swallow, Stephen, Tianjie Chen, and Robert Johnston. "Farm versus Forest: Physical Scarcity and the Role of Non-Convex Preferences in the Valuation of Open Space." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

48. Bravo-Ureta, Boris, Michee Lachaud, Roberto Jara-Rojas, Victor Moreira, and Susanne Scheierling. "Water and Farm Efficiency: Insights from the Frontier Literature." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

49. Lopez, Rigoberto and Xun Li. "Energy Price Transmission and Retail Milk Prices." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

50. Lopez, Rigoberto, Hualu Zheng, and Azzeddine Azzam. "Oligopoly Power in the Food Industries Revisited: A Stochastic Frontier Approach." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

51. Michele Baggio and Charles Towe. "Evaluating the Effect of Stream Restorations: An Application in Switzerland." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. July 26-28, 2015.

52. Ben Campbell and Yizao Liu. "The Role of Product and Experiment Location." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting,
San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

53. Khachatryan, Hayk, Alicia Rihn, Ben Campbell, Charles Hall, and Bridget Behe. "Consumer Preferences for Production Method and Origin Extrinsic Cues on Ornamental and Food Producing Plants." Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

54. Adam Rabinowitz, Joshua Berning, and Ben Campbell. "Examining the Influence of the Food Environment on Household Food Security" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

55. Charles Towe. "Testing the Effect of New Neighboring Open Space on Development" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

56. Pengfei Liu and Stephen Swallow. "Using Assurance Contract to Encourage Private Provision of Ecosystem Services: Evidence from a Pilot Field Experiment" Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 26-28, 2015.

57. Nataliya Plesha, Subash Ray, Richard Nehring, and Eldon Ball. "Total Factor Productivity Growth in the U.S. Agricultural Sector: Interstate Analysis Using Bads and Goods" 13th International Conference on Data Envelopment Analysis Braunschweig, Germany, Aug. 24-28, 2015.

58. Liu, X., R.A. Lopez, and C. Zhu. “Can Voluntary Nutrition Labels Improve the Healthfulness of Food Markets?” Allied Social Science Association Meetings San Francisco, CA., January 4-6, 2016.

59. Rabinowitz, Adam N., Madiha Zaffou, and Benjamin Campbell. “Spillover Effect of Participation in the Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program on
Consumers’ Purchasing Behavior of Private Label Goods.” Selected paper presentation accepted for the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 6-9, 2016.

60. Chen, Xuan, Adam N. Rabinowitz, and Yizao Liu. “The Impact of Price Regulations on Farm Retail Price Transmission: The Case of Fluid Milk.” Selected paper presentation accepted for the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, February 6-9, 2016.

61. He, X., R.A. Lopez, Y. Liu. “Are Online and Offline Advertising Substitutes or Complements? Evidence from U.S. Food Industries.” INFORMS Marketing Science Conference Shanghai, P.R. China, June 16-18, 2016.

62. He, X. and R.A. Lopez. “Do Firms Advertise to Maximize Profits? Evidence from the Food Industries.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Meetings, Boston, MA, July 31-August 2, 2016.

63. Tiboldo, G, Lopez, R.A. and S. Hirsch. “Private Label Market Power: Evidence from the Italian Milk Sector.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Meetings, Boston, MA, July 31-August 2, 2016.

64. Rabinowitz, Adam N., Elena Castellari, and Marcello Graziano. “Open-Close-Open: Evaluating the Effect of Changes in Food Access Options on Housing Prices. Evidences from New Haven, CT.” Invited paper presentation accepted for the AAEA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 31-August 2, 2016.

65. Liu, Yizao, Adam N. Rabinowitz, and Xuan Chen. “Heterogeneous Effects of Private Label and Branded Products on Farm-Retail Price Transmission: The Case of the U.S. Fluid Milk Market.” Selected paper presentation accepted for the AAEA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 31-August 2, 2016.

66. Liu, Yizao, Adam N. Rabinowitz, Xuan Chen, and Benjamin Campbell. “Demand for Niche Local Brands in the Fluid Milk Sector.” Selected paper presentation accepted for the AAEA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 31-August 2, 2016.

67. Chen, Xuan, Adam N. Rabinowitz, and Yizao Liu. “Private Label Competition and Retailer Market Power: The Case of Fluid Milk in New England.” Selected paper presentation accepted for the AAEA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 31-August 2, 2016.

68. Hu, L., Y. Zeng, and R.A. Lopez. “The Impact of Credit Constraints in Chinese Agricultural Wholesale Markets.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Meetings, Boston, MA, July 31-August 2, 2016.

69. Darrouzet-Nardi, A., Boehm, R., Stabley, S. “Should the Definition of Food Deserts Incorporate a Seasonal Component?”, Experimental Biology, Chicago, IL, April 2017.

70. Boehm, R., Cooksey Stowers, K., Schwartz, M. “Clustering of diet, physical activity, and health behaviors in adolescents: Results from a county-level, multiyear initiative to reduce sugary drink consumption and obesity,” Friedman Fellows Symposium, Chicago, IL, April 2017. 

71. Burney, S., Davis, A. “The Role of Local Governments in Entrepreneurial Development.”.Community Development Society (CDS)/National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) Conference, Big Sky, MT. June 11-14, 2017.

72. Tiboldo, G., Boehm, R., Castellar, E., Shah, F.A. “Towards a socially optimal combination of carbon taxes and other policies for influencing U.S. food purchases,” Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., July 2017.

73. Burney, S., Zheng, Y. “Impact of SNAP Participation on Sales of Carbonated Soda.” 2017. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, July, 2017.

74. He, X..  “Does Online Advertising Offset the Effectiveness of Offline Alcohol Advertising Regulation?” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Meetings, Selected Poster, Chicago, IL, July 30-August 1, 2017.

75. Scalco, P.,  R. A. Lopez, and X. He. “Stochastic Frontier Estimation of Buyer and Seller Power: An Application to the Brazilian Milk Market.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Meetings, Selected Paper, Chicago, IL, July 30-August 1, 2017.

76.  Tiboldo, G., Boehm, R., Castellari, E., Shah, F.A. “Use of a Carbon Tax on Food Purchases to Contribute Towards the U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target for 2025,” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2017.

77. Tiboldo, G., E. Castellari, A. Bonanno, and R.A. Lopez. “Welfare Implications of Private Labels Withdrawal.” Symposium presentation, European Association of Agricultural Economics Congress, September 1, 2017, Parma, Italy.

78. Cooksey Stowers, K., Boehm, R., Schwartz, M. “Draining the (Food) Swamp: Are Food Environments Near Schools Associated with Disparities in Adolescent Diet Quality and Weight Status?”, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Fall Research Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017. 

79. Boehm, R., Ver Ploeg, M., Wilde, P.E., Costello, C., Cash, S.B. “Greenhouse gas emissions, food costs, and nutritional quality of U.S. household food purchases by share of spending on meat: Implications for U.S. consumers and federal nutrition policy”, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Fall Research Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017.