Research News

The economics of sustainable corn growing

January 22, 2024

Paul Mitchell helps farmers balance the competing demands of agricultural sustainability and rural livelihood.

Social networks and urban sanitation decisions in Senegal

November 17, 2023

Laura Schechter works on improving the management of latrines in Dakar, Senegal, to help reduce childhood illness and death.

Do driving restrictions affect urban housing markets?

November 1, 2023

Rhiannon Jerch examined if a policy that restricted urban car driving changed housing costs and home buying preferences in Beijing.

Property rights, land use and economic development

October 13, 2023

Dustin Frye studied how the complex history of property rights on Native American reservations has affected land development and cultivation.

Making food supply chains more resilient

September 12, 2023

Jeff Hadachek analyzed the ability of food supply chains to cope with external shocks, such as pandemics and extreme weather events.

The benefits of flipping environmental market rules

June 30, 2023

Corbett Grainger showed that cap-and-trade programs can be more efficient under rules that avoid a “race to allocations.”

Willingness to pay for water quality improvements

May 31, 2023

Dan Phaneuf estimated the dollar value of clean waterways for the people living near them.

Do breeding investments increase the productivity of Wisconsin dairy farms?

May 26, 2023

Sheldon Du showed that choosing bulls wisely helps increase the revenue of Wisconsin’s dairy farmers.

The challenges of connecting renewable energy to the U.S. power grid

April 28, 2023

Sarah Johnston studied what might accelerate adding renewable energy to the nation’s power grid.

Diversifying the agricultural supply chain

April 25, 2023

Andrew Stevens studied the resilience of small companies in the agricultural and food sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does education improve tax participation of informal firms in Togo?

March 15, 2023

Paul Dower tested if tax code education in Togo, Africa, would increase the tax law compliance of “informal” firms.

Transitions to democracy and economic growth in Indonesia

February 9, 2023

Priya Mukherjee studied if transitions to democracy in Indonesia affected firm productivity.