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William G. Wilson

in Stormwater: A Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364957
eISBN:
9780226365145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365145.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This overview chapter describes and connects the three main ingredients of stormwater, the water cycle, pollution, and impervious surfaces. Underlying these ingredients is the rapid increase in human ... More


The Sahel’s Silent Maize Revolution: Analyzing Maize Productivity in Mali at the Farm Level

Jeremy Foltz, Ursula Aldana, and Paul Laris

in African Successes, Volume IV: Sustainable Growth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226315553
eISBN:
9780226315690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315690.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since independence a quiet revolution has taken place in maize production in the Sahel with Mali increasing production more than ten-fold and yields going up ~2% a year. This research work uses farm ... More


Productivity of the U.S. Agricultural Sector: The Case of Undesirable Outputs

V. Eldon Ball, Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, and Richard Nehring (eds)

in New Developments in Productivity Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226360621
eISBN:
9780226360645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360645.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter aims to show how to model the joint production of desirable (marketed) and undesirable (nonmarketed, or “bad”) outputs in a way that is useful for productivity analysis; and to apply ... More


The Impact of the 1936 Corn Belt Drought on American Farmers' Adoption of Hybrid Corn

Richard Sutch

in The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226479880
eISBN:
9780226479903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479903.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter studies the adoption of hybrid corn. Diffusion could be described by a logistic function, whereby individuals learned from first adopters. As more parties considered the innovation, ... More


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