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M.S. Theses & Ph.D. Dissertations 2000-06

2006

Dissertations

Economic Optimality of Phosphorus Use in Cotton Production - Raghavendra Kulkarni
Advisor: Dr. Eduardo Segarra

Business Models for Competitive Success in the United States Textile Industry - Mark Welch
Advisor: Dr. Conrad Lyford

Theses

Analysis of Mexican demand for Meat: A Post-NAFTA Demand Systems Aproach - Georgia Rae Clark
Advisor: Dr. Jaime Malaga

Impacts of a Poverty Alleviation Program for Coconut Producers in the Philippines: A Panel Data Approach -  Divina Gracia Pagkaliwagan Rodriguez
Advisor: Dr. Roderick Rejesus

Economic Value of Soil Water Enhancement from Brush Removal on the Pedernales Watershed - Justin Andrew Weinheimer
Advisor: Dr. Phillip Johnson

Evaluation of Crop Insurance Alternatives as a Risk Management Tool for Cotton Producers in the Southern High Plains of Texas - Ginger Elaine Sides
Advisor: Dr. Phillip Johnson



2005

Dissertations

The Future of Indian Cotton Supply and Demand: Implications for the U.S. Cotton Industry - Jagadanand Chaudhary
Co-Advisors: Dr. Samarendu Mohanty and Dr. Sukant Misra


Theses

Transboundary Water Resource Management and Conflict Resolution: A Coasian Strategic Negotiations Approach - Justin Baker
Advisor: Dr. David Willis

An Economic Analysis of Cattle Weight Gain Response to Nitrogen Fertilization and Irrigation on WW-B. Dahl Bluestem - Jeffrey D'Wayne Dudensing
Co-Advisors: Dr. Jeff Johnson and Dr. Phillip Johnson

Crop Insurance Premium Rate Impacts of Flexible Parametric Yield Distributions: An Evaluation of the Johnson Family of Distributions - Catherine P. Lawas
Advisor: Dr. Roderick Rejesus

Economic Evaluation of an Integrated Cropping System with Cotton - Rebekka Martin
Advisor: Dr. Vernon Lansford

Policy Alternatives for the Southern Ogallala Aquifer:  Economic and Hydrologic Implications - Erin Wheeler
Co-Advisors: Dr. Eduardo Segarra and Dr. Phillip Johnson

Agricultural Cost of Maintaining Playa Lake Hydroperiod to Preserve Playa Lake Ecosystems in the Texas High Plains - Phillip Peabody
Advisor: Dr. David Willis



2004

Dissertations

Towards a Comprehensive Regional Water Policy Model for the Texas High Plains - Biswaranjan Das
Advisor: David Willis

Theses


Econometric Modeling of the European Union Cotton Demand - Jose Antonio Lopez
Advisor: Dr. Jaime Malaga

Estimating Brazilian Cotton Supply Response: A Linear Supply System Approach - Ligia A. Vado
Advisor: Dr. David Willis

2003

Dissertations


Water Conservation Policy Alternatives for the southern Portion of the Ogallala Aquifer - Jeffery W. Johnson
Advisor: Dr. Phillip Johnson

Potential Economic Benefits of Adjusting Dryland Cropping Practices Based on Seasonal Rainfall Expectations - Naveen Kumar Musunuru
Advisor: Dr. Eduardo Segarra

Theses
 

An Econometric Analysis of the Future of Indian Food Supply and Demand - Rolando Sammy Renteria - M.S. Thesis

Evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis Technology in Texas Corn Production -Jay Lee Youngblood
Advisor: Dr. Phillip Johnson

An Econometric and Simulation Model of the Mexican Cotton Industry - Jose Enrique Lopez - M.S. Thesis
Advisor: Dr. Octavio Ramirez

The Policy Simulation Model of Chinese Fiber Markets - Hongyuan Li
Advisor: Dr. Samarendu Mohanty
 

2002

Dissertations


The Economics of Precision Farming in the Texas High Plains - Susan Watson
Advisor: Dr. Eduardo Segarra


Theses

Producer Supply Response for Cotton in the United States - Megan Denning Britt
Advisor: Dr. Octavio Ramirez

Economic Feasibility of Outdoor Pig Farming in West Texas - Ron Mutai
Advisor: Dr. Emmett Elam

Valuing Fed Cattle Carcass Characteristics - Jason Ward
Advisor: Dr. R. Terry Ervin



2001


Theses


Profitability and Production Costs of Grain Sorghum in Texas - Jason Blackshear
Advisor: Dr. Phillip Johnson

Production Response of Cotton in India, Pakistan and Australia - Carlos Carpio
Advisor: Dr. Octavio Ramirez

A Multi-Stage Hedonic Analysis of Cotton Fiber Attribute Values in the Texas and Oklahoma Producer Cotton Markets - Kevin Hoelscher
Advisor: Dr. Don Ethridge

An Empirical Investigation of the Cotton Basis for the Southern High Plains of Texas - Jeannie Nelson
Advisor: Dr. Sukant Misra



2000

Dissertations

Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Precision Farming Practices in Irrigated Cotton Production - Man Yu
Advisor: Dr. Eduardo Segarra


Theses
 

Evaluating Crop and Revenue Insurance Products As Risk Management Tools for Texas Cotton Producers - James Field
Advisor: Dr. Sukant Misra

Economic Feasibility of Redberry Juniper Control Using Individual Tree Treatments - Jeffrey SoRelle
Advisor: Dr. Phillip Johnson

Evaluation of the Impact of Technological Progress on Cropland Values - Jingwei Wei
Advisor: Dr. Eduardo Segarra