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    • Fischer, Bart Lynn (2016-07-05)
      In 2002, Brazil filed a complaint against U.S. cotton policy in the World Trade Organization (WTO). After years of litigation, the 2014 Farm Bill eliminated upland cotton as a covered commodity. Instead, cotton producers ...
    • Yi, Jing (2016-12-13)
      This dissertation evaluates the demand for crop insurance and designs and demonstrates a methodology to estimate the impacts of climate change on the federal crop insurance program (FCIP). An empirical model is built to ...
    • Wu, Wenbin (2019-03-06)
      This dissertation includes three essays. In the first essay I study the problem of density estimation using normal mixture models. Instead of selecting the ‘right’ number of components in a normal mixture model, I propose ...