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Three essays on productivity and risk, marketing decisions, and changes in well-being over time
(Virginia Tech, 2011-11-18)
This dissertation is composed of three essays; the first two examine the decisionmaking of potato producing households in Bolivia and the third examines well-being changes among Zimbabwe households. The first essay entitled ...
Essays on the Use of Hedonic Price Models to Measure Welfare for Quality Changes in the Public Goods
(Virginia Tech, 2012-04-27)
This dissertation consists of three essays on Hedonic price method which is widely used in non-market good evaluation. The first chapter outlines three topics involved and briefly discusses the motivations and methods, as ...
Three Essays on Consumer Behavior and Health Outcomes: An Economic Analysis of the Influence of Nutrition Information and Knowledge on Food Purchasing Behavior and the Impacts of Primary Care Givers Parenting on Childhood Obesity
(Virginia Tech, 2010-05-26)
This dissertation is comprised of three essays that investigate consumer behavior and health outcomes. The first essay uses experimental economic techniques to explore consumers' preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) ...
Essays on the Economics of Drinking Water Quality and Infrastructure
(Virginia Tech, 2011-04-29)
This dissertation consists of three essays that examine consumer behavior with respect to drinking water quality issues. The first essay uses contingent valuation method to explore consumersâ willingness to pay (WTP) for ...
Three Essays Examining Household Energy Demand and Behavior
(Virginia Tech, 2012-06-19)
This dissertation consists of three essays examining household energy decisions and behavior. The first essay examines the adoption of energy efficient Energy Star home appliances by U.S. households. Program effectiveness ...