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  • Ilvento, Thomas W.; Loveridge, Scott (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2000-05)
    This study used a telephone survey of coordinators of local Business Retention and Expansion Programs (BR&E). The focus of the of the study was to survey BR&E coordinators who conducted programs in the last five years ...
  • Duke, Joshua M.; Jost, Ryan P. (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2000-09)
    Since 1982, the New Castle County Superior Court in Delaware has promoted mediation, which attempts to resolve filed conflicts prior to trial. This paper evaluates how spatial land-use conflicts channel through mediation ...
  • Elbeyli, Sema; Krishnan, Palaniappa (Food and Resource Economics Department, 2000-11)
    This paper emphasizes the basic modeling approach of general in-patient flow in a major hospital in the East Coast region. Simulation was used to analyze the inpatient flow. The first objective of this study was ...
  • Malcolm, Scott A. (Food and Resource Economics, 2001-01)
    Nature reserve planning models to maximize species protection are typically formulated for a single period using certain data. In practice, however, parcels must be acquired over time. The status of a parcel may change ...
  • Ehemann, Robert, W.; Duke, Joshua M.; Mackenzie, John (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2001-04)
    Water supply managers in growing areas must address increasing demand for an essentially fixed, though highly variable, resource. This worldwide problem inevitably arises as demand increases with population and standards ...
  • Duke, Joshua M.; Ilvento, Thomas W.; Hyde, Rhonda A. (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-02)
    Public preferences for nonmarket services of preserved land in Delaware are measured using two survey techniques. The results of a conjoint experiment, using a sample of 199 Delawareans, suggest that the environmental ...
  • Duke, Joshua M.; Whisler, Jeff (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2002-02)
    This report describes an application of and the procedures for developing a web-based interface on a Unix server, using a simple guestbook program. The advantage of the guestbook platform is that it is commonly available ...
  • Awokuse, Titus (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-03)
    Empirical evidence linking exports to economic growth has been mixed and inconclusive. This study re-examine the export-led growth (ELG) hypothesis for Canada by testing for Granger causality from exports to national output ...
  • Duke, Joshua M.; Mackenzie, John; Ilvento, Thomas W. (Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware, Newark, DE., 2002-04)
    Can Delaware’s agriculture coexist (and prosper) in the face of competing land uses over the next twenty years? We believe that maintaining Delaware’s agriculture as a viable land-use alternative depends on the success in ...
  • Rejto, Lidia; Cho, Seoae; Ilvento, Thomas W. (Food and Resource Economics Department, 2002-06)
  • James, Sara-Beth; Ilvento, Thomas W.; Hastings, Steven E. (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-06)
    This paper analyzes the role of local economic development strategies on employment. Data were collected on employment changes in 146 nonmetro counties along with a survey of economic development offices (99 surveys, ...
  • Yang, Jian; Awokuse, Titus (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-06)
    This paper examines risk minimization hedging effectiveness for major storable and nonstorable agricultural commodity futures markets. Based on the error correction model – bivariate GARCH frameworks, some evidence is found ...
  • Awokuse, Titus; Yang, Jian (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-06)
    This paper reexamines the issue of whether commodity prices provide useful information for formulating monetary policy through the application of recent development in time series methodology developed by Toda and Yamamoto ...
  • Hastings, Steven E.; Maher, Sharon E.; Acuff, Peter Z. (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2002-09)
    Agriculture contains a vast array of economic activities to produce and provide food, fiber and related products and services. These economic activities can be divided into three sectors: the farm sector, agribusiness and ...
  • Ramasamy, Nacha; Krishnan, Palaniappa; Bernard, John C.; Ritter, William F. (Department of Food and Resources Economics, 2003-01)
    Nitrate concentration in ground water is a major problem in specific agricultural areas. Using regression and neural networks, this study models nitrate concentration in ground water as a function of iron concentration ...
  • Sudhakar, Prachi; Krishnan, Palaniappa; Bernard, John C.; Ritter, William F. (Department of Food and Resources Economics, 2003-01)
    The objective of this research was to predict the nitrogen-loading rate to Delaware lakes and streams using regression analysis and neural networks. Both models relate nitrogen-loading rate to cropland, soil type and ...
  • Aull-Hyde, Rhonda; Ilvento, Thomas W. (Department of Food and Economic Resources, 2003-01)
    The average adult can concentrate for only about eight to ten minutes during an hour-long lecture. Thus, students’ ability to absorb information may be seriously impeded if we college professors talk nonstop. One alternative ...
  • Duke, Joshua M.; Lynch, Lori (2003-06)
    This report describes over 20 novel techniques for preserving agricultural land. Using a survey of various literatures, phone interviews with program managers, and original policy design, these techniques are explained ...
  • Rejto, Lidia; Ilvento, Thomas W.; Cai, Xiangrong; Nedanov, Pavel; Xu, Yihuan (2003-08)
    The purpose of this report is to briefly describe the activities of the StatLab during the 2002/2003 academic year. The StatLab (Statistical Laboratory) was first established at the University of Delaware in 1983. In the ...
  • Ramasamy, Saravanan; Benson, Eric R.; Bernard, John C.; Van Wicklen, Garrett L. (Department of Food and Resource Economics, 2003-10)
    In this project, a predictive time model was developed for an Anglia Autoflow mechanical chicken catching system. At the completion of poultry growout, hand labor is currently used to collect the birds from the house, ...

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