Research in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University conducts a broad range of applied and disciplinary research. The Department is recognized for it's research in cotton economics, which dates back to the beginning of the Department in 1927. The Cotton Economics Research Institute serves to coordinate and foster economic research activities on all aspects of cotton across units within Texas Tech University and with research units outside the University.
The Department also conducts research in economic issues related to water management, range management, finance, agribusiness, risk management and livestock. A listing and description of Current Departmental Research Projects may be accessed on the Research Database of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). Click "View" for a detailed description of a specific project.
A listing and description of Completed Departmental Research Projects may be accessed on the Research Database of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). Click "View" for a detailed description of a specific project.
The following is a listing of research projects by general topic area. Each project title is linked to the corresponding project summary from the CASNR Research Database.
Development of Web-Based Cotton Production Cost Calculator
Economic Performance of Irrigation Technology on Cotton in the Southern High Plains
Evaluation of bacillus thuringiensis Technology in Texas Corn Production
Further Development of the Cotton Wizard Cotton Variety Selection Program
Precision Farming - Site Specific Production Systems: Economics of Precision Farming Practices in the Texas High Plains
Spatial Analysis of Precision Agriculture Data: An Approach to Improve Management Zone Delineation Procedures for Texas Cotton
Interactions Among Climate, Humans, and Playa Wetlands on the Southern High Plains
Marginal Value of Agricultural Groundwater use in the Texas High Plains: A Private Versus Social Perspective
Natural Resource Management and Sustainability Issues in the Texas High Plains
Ogallala Aquifer Initiative - Economic and Policy Implications of Underground Water Use in the Southern Ogallala
Potential Economic Benefits of Adjusting Dryland Cropping Strategies Based on Seasonal Rainfall Forecasts
Towards an Integrated Water Policy Planning Model for the Texas High Plains
Treatment Technologies for Phosphorus Removal
Water Conservation Policy Alternatives for the Southern Portion of the Ogallala Aquifer
Water Conflict Resolution in the Lower Rio Grande Valley: A Game Theoretic Approach
Risk Management and Crop Insurance
Developing Financial Derivatives to Mitigate Marketing Risks Under Grid Pricing for Fed Cattle Producers
Evaluating Yield and Revenue Insurance as a Risk Management Tool for Cotton Producers in the Southern Texas High Plains
Performance-Based Premium Rate Discount Project
Preferred Producer Discount Pilot Risk Management Program Development
Probability Distribution Function Models for Risk Analysis and their Application to Crop Insurance Premium-Rate Setting
Providing Risk Management Tools for Producers Who Diversify Into New or Specialty Crops
Reference Yield Update Methodology Project
USDA Unit Division Structure Review