Publications

Issues Briefs: 

  • Could a calorie tax or cuts in farm subsidies reduce obesity? (Alston et al) pdf
  • What would happen if the Conservation Reserve Program were reduced? (Wu & Weber) pdf
  • Got Subsidies? Who Benefits from Farm Programs and How that Could Change with a New Farm Bill (Antle and Houston) pdf
  • What Happens to Exports as Domestic Agricultural Policy Changes? (Reimer) pdf
  • How Do Alternative Designs of Payments for Ecosystem Services Affect Different Interest Groups? (Wu) pdf
  • What is the Role of Crop Insurance for "Specialty" Crops? (Lee and Sumner) pdf
  • How does the Food Safety Modernization Act Affect Farms and Food Marketing Firms? (Bovay and Sumner) pdf
  • How Does Domestic Food Assistance Affect Rural and Urban Household Incomes? (Weber and Lewin) pdf
  • What Can be Done to Reinvigorate US Agricultural Research? (Pardey, Alston, and Chan-Kang) pdf
  • Did Rapid Growth of Ethanol Production in the US Affect Global Food Price Volatility? (Roberts and Tran) pdf
  • How Does the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Affect the United States Economy? (Reimer) pdf
  • How Do Extreme Climate Events Affect Specialty Crops and Irrigation Management? (Olen and Wu) pdf
  • The 2014 Farm Bill: What Are the Major Reforms and How Do They Affect Western Agriculture? (Olen and Wu) pdf
  • What are the Major Climate Risks for Agriculture in the U.S. Pacific Northwest? (Olen et al) pdf

Selected Recent Publications by Center Researchers:

  • Alston, J.M. "Efficiency of Income Transfers to Farmers through Public Agricultural Research—Theory and Evidence from the United States." American Journal of Agricultural Economics91(5) (December 2009): 1281-1288. pdf

  • Antle, J.M. "Asymmetry, Partial Moments and Production Risk." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92 (2010):1294-1309. pdf

  • Antle, J.M. and S.M. Capalbo "Adaptation of Agricultural and Food Systems to Climate Change: An Economic and Policy Perspective." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 32 (2010):386-416. pdf
  • Antle, J.M. and L. Houston. "A Regional Look at the Distribution of Farm Program Payments and How It May Change with a New Farm Bill."  Choices 4th Quarter (2013). pdf additional graphs
  • Buccola, S., C. Li, and J. Reimer. Minimum Wages, Immigration Control, and Agricultural Labor Supply, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(2) (2012): 464-470. pdf

  • Castle, E.N., J. Wu and B. Weber, “Place Orientation and Rural-urban Interdependence,” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33(2) (Summer 2011): 179-204. pdf

  • Chen, Y. and B. Weber, “Federal Policy, Rural Community Growth, and Wealth Creation: The Impact of the Federal Forest Policy and Rural Development Spending in the Pacific Northwest” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 94(2):542-548. January 2012. article

  • Langpap, C., and J. Wu. “Potential Environmental Impacts of Increased Reliance on Corn-Based Bioenergy.” Environmental and Resource Economics:  49(2011): 147-171.pdf

  • Lee, H., J. Huang, S. Rozelle, and D.A. Sumner. "Wine Markets in China: Assessing the Potential with Supermarket Survey Data." Journal of Wine Economics 4(1) (2009):94-113.

  • Okrent, A. and J.M. Alston. “The Effects of Farm Commodity and Retail Food Policies on Obesity and Economic Welfare in the United States.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(1) (February 2012): 611-646. pdf
  • Olen, B., and J.J. Wu. "Tracking the Evolution and Recent Development of Whole Farm Insurance Programs." Choices 3rd Quarter (2017). article
  • Olen, B, J. Wu and C. Langpap. Irrigation Decisions for Major West Coast Crops: Water Scarcity and Climatic Determinants. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. first published online June 15, 2015 doi:10.1093/ajae/aav036. pdf
  • Reimer, J. The Domestic Content of Imports and the Foreign Content of Exports, International Review of Economics and Finance 20 (2011): 173-184. pdf

  • Rickard, B.J., A.M. Okrent, and J.M. Alston. “How Have Agricultural Policies Influenced Calorie Consumption and Obesity in the United States?” Health Economics (2012): in press.

  • Sumner, D.A., J.M. Alston, and J.W. Glauber. "Evolution of the Economics of Agricultural Policy." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(2) (April 2010): 403-423.

  • Sumner, D.A., W.A. Matthews, J.A. Mench, and J.T.R. Molina. "The Economics of Regulations on Hen Housing in California." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42(3) (2010):429-438.

  • Weber, B., “Rural Poverty:  Why Should States Care and What Can State Policy Do?” Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Vol. 37(1): 48-52, 2007. pdf

  • Wu, J., M. Fisher, and U. Pascual.  “Urbanization and the Viability of Local Agricultural Economies.” Land Economics 87(February 2011): 109-125. pdf

  • Wu, JunJie, and Haixia Lin.  “The Effect of the Conservation Reserve Program on Land Values.”  Land Economics 86(February 2010): 1-21. pdf