Theses & Dissertations

All DARE graduate students must prepare and defend a original work of scholarly research. With the advent of electronic filing, here we provide access to completed theses, technical papers, and dissertations submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.


Appleby, C. 2012. Thesis. Measuring Consumer Willingness to Pay for Reduced Sulfur Dioxide Content Levels in Wine: A Conjoint Analysis.
Chair: Dr. Marco Costanigro

Brandess, A. 2012. Thesis. Modeling the Profitability of Camelina Sativa as a Biofuel Feedstock in Eastern Colorado.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Dana Hoag and Dr. Catherine Keske

Cho, Chulgu. 2012. Thesis. Stock Market Reaction to Animal Disease Outbreaks: An Event Study in Korean Foot-and-Mouth Disease.
Chair:  Dr. Dustin Pendell

Evans, S. 2012. Dissertation. Global Impacts of U.S. Bioenergy Production and Policy: A General Equilibrium Perspective
Chair: Dr. Dana Hoag

Goldbach, R. 2012. Dissertation. Spatial dimensions of natural resource decisions: private responses to public resource decisions.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Stephen Davies and Dr. Thilmany

Gunter, A. 2012. Thesis.  Rebuilding Local Food Systems: Marketing and Economic Implications for Communities.
Chair: Dr. Dawn Thilmany

Hou, L. 2012. Dissertation. Soil Degradation in China: Implications for Agricultural Sustainability, Food Security and the Environment
Chair: Dr. Dana L.K. Hoag

Hu, W. 2012. Dissertation. Evaluating Structural and Performance Dynamics of a Differentiated U.S. Apple Industry.
Chair: Dr. Dawn Thilmany

Kaspberg, K.2012. Thesis. An Econometric Model of Determinants of Visitor Use on Western National Forests.
Chair: Dr. John Loomis

Larsen, E. 2011. Thesis. An Economic Assessment of White Crappie (Pomoxis Annularis) Culture Methods
Chair: Dr. Craig Bond

McGuire, M. 2012. Thesis. Forecasting Class III Milk Prices in a Volatile Market.
Chair: Dr. Dustin Pendell

Mortenson, Ryan. 2012. Thesis. Two Essays on the Colorado State University Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Dustin Pendell and Dr. Jay Parsons

Serbina, L. 2012. Thesis. Describing and Quantifying Revenue Risks Producers Face When Adopting Water Cropping Systems
Co-Chairs: Dr. Christopher Goemans and Dr. James Pritchett

Zhu, Y. 2012. Thesis. Analysis of Chinese and U.S. Soy Markets and Trade Dynamics.
Chair: Dr. Dawn Thilmany


Alamri, Y.A. 2010. Technical Paper.  Forecasting U.S. Exports of Corn.
Chair: Dr. Steve Davies

Brito, P.R.B. 2010. Technical Paper. Farm Management in Crop Production Under Limited Water Conditions in Balkh, Afghanistan.
Chair: Dr. Steve Davies

Cozzens, T. 2010. Thesis.  Economic Impact of Feral Swine Transmitted Foot-and-Mouth Disease to Livestock in Kansas.
Chair: Dr. Dustin Pendell

Greathouse, B. 2010. Thesis. Vaccination Strategies for a Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Southwest Kansas.
Chair: Dr. Dustin Pendell

Thomas, C.M. 2010. Thesis. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Preventative Management for Zebra and Quagga Mussels in the Colorado-Big Thompson System.
Co-Chairs: Dr. Craig Bond and Dr. Christopher Goemans

Thorvaldson, J.L. 2010. Dissertation. Water Use in the Western U.S. Irrigated Agriculture, Water, Leases, and Public Preferences. 
Chair: Dr. James Pritchett

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