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Corinne E. Alexander
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
62Publications
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#1Michael S. JonesH-Index: 5
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#1Michael S. JonesH-Index: 5
Last.Bruce SmithH-Index: 1
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Abstract Post-harvest losses have major economic consequences for smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa. One significant contributor to economic losses is price penalties for poor quality marketed grain. This study investigates farm-gate level discounts demanded by rural Rwandan bean traders for insect-damaged common beans. We use a simplified contingent valuation methodology with physical bean samples to elicit seasonal damage discount schedules based on data from 270 trader interviews in 25 regio...
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#1Ariana P. Torres (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 4
#2Maria I. Marshall (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 10
Last.Michael S. Delgado (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 8
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#1Didier Kadjo (Purdue University)H-Index: 2
#2Jacob Ricker-Gilbert (Purdue University)H-Index: 15
Last.Corinne E. Alexander (Purdue University)H-Index: 13
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This article uses household data from Benin to estimate the extent that markets in sub-Saharan Africa discount damaged maize. Stated preference methods indicate that a 10% increase in insect damage results in a 9% maize price discount. However, revealed preference methods indicate that this discount is only 3%. Discounts are larger immediately after harvest than they are in the lean period when maize is scarce. Our results help explain why many smallholder farmers sell maize at harvest rather th...
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#1Michael S. JonesH-Index: 5
Last.Jess Lowenberg-DeBoerH-Index: 9
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Economic losses to stored grain can potentially come from both quantity losses and quality losses in the form of price discounts for damage from insects and mold. This article uses choice experiments conducted with physical samples of maize to estimate discounts for damaged grain among maize traders in Malawi. Using the Equality Constrained Latent Class method to correct for non-attendance to the price attribute, we find that traders place a statistically and economically significant discount on...
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#1Joshua R. YoderH-Index: 2
#2Corinne E. Alexander (Purdue University)H-Index: 13
Last.Steven Y. Wu (Purdue University)H-Index: 10
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We evaluate how different contract designs impact risk sharing along the supply chain for the dedicated energy crop miscanthus. We model the full production and transportation system of the miscanthus supply chain because a sustainable supply chain must procure biomass in a cost-effective manner. Using this model, we estimate the financial returns and risks for both a farmer producing miscanthus and the biofuels plant purchasing miscanthus. We evaluate differences among contracts that are design...
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#1Didier Kadjo (Purdue University)H-Index: 2
Last.Corinne E. AlexanderH-Index: 13
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This paper uses household survey data from Benin to evaluate how grain quality affects maize prices in rural markets of sub-Saharan Africa. Stated preference methods reveal that a 10% increase in insect damage results in a 9% maize price discount. However, revealed preference results from farmers involved in past market transactions indicate that this discount is only 3 %. Evidence also suggests that this discount is larger in periods of maize abundance than in the lean periods when maize is sca...
#1Scott B. Williams (Purdue University)H-Index: 5
#2Corinne E. Alexander (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 13
Last.Linda J. Mason (Purdue University)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Pest management in food processing facilities strives to prevent product loss due to insect consumption or infestation of raw or processed product. Facility managers may use a combination of different control methods to prevent or eliminate insect outbreaks. Prior research has suggested that sanitation, a preventative measure, may improve the effectiveness and reliability of other control methods, which may also reduce the cost of pest management for food processors when using these met...
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#1Michael D. Veldstra (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 1
#2Corinne E. Alexander (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 13
Last.Maria I. Marshall (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 10
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This article separates the decision to be certified organic into the decision to use organic practices and the subsequent decision to certify those practices, using data from a survey of US fruit and vegetable producers. We document that many producers are using organic practices but choosing not to certify. Philosophical beliefs and perceived risk of losses due to disease, weeds, and insects have the largest impact on the decision to use organic practices. Producers who use organic practices an...
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#1Michael S. Jones (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 5
#2Corinne E. Alexander (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 13
Last.Jess Lowenberg-DeBoer (AAEA: Agricultural & Applied Economics Association)H-Index: 9
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Abstract We present a simple financial model for storage researchers to measure the profitability of storage protection for marketing producers in developing countries. We examine the relationship between the value of a stored commodity and required price seasonality for profitable storage under a range of possible fixed costs of storage and opportunity costs of capital. The cost of storage protection has a larger effect on storage profitability with low value commodities such as maize, while th...
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