Food and Nutrition Policy Research Presentations

The following presentations are the results of research that RTI International has conducted in food and agricultural policy.

Sulser, T., Rosegrant, M., Ringler, C., DeAngelo, B., Rose, S., & Beach, R.H. (2008)
Representing agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation and abatement alternatives in food policy models.
Presented at Food Security and Environmental Change: Linking Science, Development, and Policy for Adaptation, Oxford, United Kingdom, April 2-4, 2008.
Beach, R.H., & Zhen, C. (2008)
Media coverage of avian influenza and consumer purchasing behavior.
Presented at SAEA Annual Meetings, Dallas, Texas, February 2-5, 2008.
Beach, R.H. (2008)
Effects of the tobacco buyout on production, farmer attitudes, and future intentions in North Carolina.
Presented at 43rd Tobacco Workers’ Conference, Savannah, Georgia, January 14-17, 2008.
Zheng, X., & Zhen, C. (2007)
Estimating the consumer substitution effect between healthy and unhealthy foods and its relation to obesity: The cases of the United States and Japan.
Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Portland, OR, July 29-August 1, 2007.
Muth, M.K., Karns, S.A., & Coglaiti, M.C. (2007)
Expert elicitation on the relative risks of processed meat and poultry products.
Presented at Public Meeting on Risk Based Inspection (RBI)-Expert Elicitation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, June 26, 2007.
Muth, M. (2007)
Testimony for the hearing 'Economic challenges and opportunities facing American agricultural producers today'.
Presented at U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, Washington, DC, April 18, 2007.
Beach, R.H. (2007)
Private landowners and timber supply.
Presented at Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium Organizational Meeting, Greensboro, GA, March 28, 2007.
Beach, R.H., Poulos, C., & Pattanayak, S.K. (2007)
Agricultural household response to avian influenza prevention and control policies.
Presented at Annual Meetings of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, February 3-6, 2007, Mobile, Alabama, 2007.
Jones, A.S., Austin, W.D., Beach, R.H., & Altman, D.G. (2006)
Information asymmetry between tobacco farmers and manufacturers: Implications for future public health advocacy partnerships.
Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November 2006.
Crankshaw, E., Beach, R.H., Austin, W.D., Weitzenkamp, D., Altman, D., & Jones, A.S. (2006)
Economic dependence on tobacco and changes in attitudes toward tobacco control among North Carolina tobacco growers.
Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November 2006.
Beach, R.H., Jones, A.S., Austin, W.D., & Crankshaw, E.C. (2006)
Tobacco farmer attitudes towards tobacco manufacturers: Divergence of interests in a rapidly changing market?.
Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Conference, November 2006.
Beach, R.H., Poulos, C., & Pattanayak, S.K. (2006)
The economics of preventing and controlling avian influenza.
Presented at CAES-FLP-CATPRN Joint Workshop 2006: Crises in Agriculture and Resource Sectors: Analysis of Policy Responses, October 15-17, 2006, Calgary, Canada, 2006.
Beach, R.H., Pattanayak, S.K., Murray, B.C., Yang, J.C., & Abt, R. (2006)
Private forest investment and management.
Presented at Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium Annual Meeting, Research Triangle Park, NC, September 19-20, 2006.
Beach, R.H., DeAngelo, B., Rose, S., Salas, W., Li, C., & DelGrosso, S. (2006)
Cost and mitigation potential for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions around the globe.
Presented at 26th Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Gold Coast, Australia, August 12-16, 2006.
Beach, R.H., Sills, E.O., Liu, T., & Pattanayak, S.K. (2006)
The influence of forest management on vulnerability to severe weather.
Presented at Advances in Threat Assessment and Their Application to Forest and Rangeland Management, July 18-20, Boulder, Colorado, 2006.
Muth, M.K., Del Roccili, J., Koontz, S., Taylor, J., & Vukina, T. (2006)
A Comparative Assessment of Marketing Arrangements Employed in Livestock and Meat Industry Supply Chains.
Presented at AAEA FAMPS Section 2006 Annual Policy Conference: Guiding Food and Agricultural Marketing Policy in the Face of Changing Marketing Structures, Arlington, VA, March 2006.
Muth, M.K. (2006)
Alternative Marketing Arrangements in the Livestock and Meat Industries.
Presented at Agricultural Outlook Forum, Arlington, VA, February 2006.
Beach, R.H., Richmond, D.W., Austin, W.D., & Jones, A.S. (2006)
How will tobacco farmers respond to the quota buyout? Findings from a survey of North Carolina tobacco farmers.
Presented at 38th Annual Meeting of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida, 2006.
Beach, R.H., Richmond, D.W., Austin, W.D., & Jones, A.S. (2006)
Expected responses to the quota buyout: Findings from a survey of North Carolina tobacco farmers.
Presented at 42nd Tobacco Workers Conference, January 16-19, 2006, Charleston, South Carolina, 2006.
Beach, R.H., Jones, A.S., Richmond, D.W., & Tooze, J.A. (2006)
Analysis of tobacco farmer income diversification.
Presented at 42nd Tobacco Workers Conference, January 16-19, 2006, Charleston, South Carolina, 2006.
Austin, D., & Beach, R.H. (2005)
Tobacco Control Promises Deferred: Distribution of Master Settlement Agreement Funds in North Carolina.
Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 10, 2005.
Beach, R.H., & Johnston, S.A. (2005)
Tobacco Farmer Diversification: Implications for Tobacco Control.
Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, December 10, 2005.
Rousu, M., Corrigan, J., & Beach, R.H. (2005)
Demand Curve Shifts in Multi-Unit Auctions: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment.
Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Providence, RI, July 2005.
DeAngelo, B., Weitz, K., Bahner, M., Zapata, A., Murray, B.C., & Beach, R.H. (2005)
Near-Term Trends and Mitigation Options for Black and Organic Carbon Emissions from Major Source Regions.
Presented at Fourth International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2005.
Beach, R.H., Jones, A.S., & Johnston, S.A. (2005)
Tobacco Farmer Interest and Success in Diversification.
Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Providence, RI, July 2005.
DeAngelo, B., Rose, S., Beach, R.H., Sommer, A.J., Salas, W., & Li, C. (2005)
Estimates of Joint Soil Carbon, Methane, and N2O Mitigation from World Agriculture.
Presented at Fourth International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2005.
Muth, M.K., Viator, C.L., Karns, S.A., Beach, R.H., & Meekhof, R. (2005)
Analysis of the Economic Effects of BSE Regulations on Cattle Slaughter Plants.
Presented at American Agricultural Economics Association, Providence, RI, July 2005.
Beach, R.H., & Ross, M. (2004)
General Equilibrium Assessment of Regional Climate Change Policy.
Presented at National IMPLAN User’s Conference, Shepherdstown, WV, October 2004.
Muth, M.K., Zorn, D., & Karns, S.A. (2004)
An Operational Model of Food Reformulation in Response to Regulation.
Presented at American Agricultural Economics Association, Denver, CO, August 2004.
Muth, M.K., & Karns, S.A. (2004)
Modeling the decision to reformulate foods and cosmetics.
Presented at Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park, MD, June 2004.
Ross, M., Beach, R.H., & Murray, B.C. (2004)
Distributional Implications of Regional Climate Change Policies in the U.S.
Presented at Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Workshop, Estes Park, CO, June 2004.
Zorn, D., Muth, M.K., & Kosa, K.M. (2004)
Challenges for Changing Food Offerings on the Way to Consumers: Conversations with Food Manufacturers and Restaurant Chains.
Presented at FDA Science Forum, Washington, DC, May 2004.
Muth, M.K., Zorn, D., & Kosa, K. (2004)
Discussions with Food Manufacturers and Restaurant Chains on Food Product Characteristics and Labeling.
Presented at American Agricultural Economics Association's Food and Agricultural Marketing Policy Section, Economics of Obesity Conference, Washington, DC, March 2004.
Beach, R.H., Muth, M.K., & Heller, K. (2003)
Benchmark Report for North Carolina Agriculture: Historical Trends and Outlook.
Presented at North Carolina Rural Partners Forum, Raleigh, NC, October 2003.
Cates, S.C., & Durocher, B.L. (2003)
Changes in Swine and Cattle Production Practices Since the 1996 PR/HACCP Final Rule.
Presented at International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August 2003.
Kendall, D., Ritzert, A., Viator, C.L., Karns, S.A., & Durocher, B.L. (2003)
Modeling the Effects of Food Handling Practices on the Incidence of Foodborne Illness.
Presented at International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August 2003.
Muth, M.K., & Karns, S.A. (2003)
A Multi-Step Evaluation of the Economic Effects of USDA’s 1996 HACCP Regulations on Meat and Poultry Plants.
Presented at American Agricultural Economics Association, Montreal, Quebec, July 2003.
Van Houtven, G.L., & Yang, J. (2003)
Valuing Avoided Morbidity Using Meta-Analysis: What Can QALY Weights Tell Us About WTP.
Presented at International Health Economics Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA, June 2003.
Kendall, D., & Viator, C.L. (2003)
Modeling the Effects of Food Handling Practices on the Incidence of Foodborne Illness.
Presented at Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, College Park, MD, May 2003.
Pattanayak, S.K., Beach, R.H., Murray, B.C., Abt, R.C., & Yang, J. (2003)
Modeling Forest Investment and Management.
Presented at SOFAC Workshop, RTP, NC, February 2003.
Muth, M.K., Wohlgenant, M.K., Karns, S.A., & Anderson, D.W. (2002)
Factors Affecting Plant Exit from the Meat Slaughter, Poultry Slaughter, and Processing Industries: Comparisons Across Industries.
Presented at American Agricultural Economics Association, Long Beach, CA, July 2002.
Beach, R.H., Murray, B.C., Piggott, N.E., & Wohlgenant, M. (2002)
Interaction Effects of Promotion, Research and Price Support Programs for U.S. Cotton.
Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Long Beach, CA, July 2002.
Pattanayak, S.K., Beach, R.H., Abt, R.C., Murray, B.C., & Yang, J. (2002)
Empirical Studies of Nonindustrial Private Forest Management: A Critical Review.
Presented at Southern Forest Economics Workshop, Virginia Beach, VA, March 2002.
Pattanayak, S.K., Beach, R.H., Murray, B.C., Abt, R.C., & Yang, J. (2001)
Forest Investment and Management: A Research Update.
Presented at SOFAC Workshop, Atlanta, GA, November 2001.
Muth, M.K., Karns, S.A., Wohlgenant, M.K., & Anderson, D.W. (2001)
Plant Entry and Exit from the Meat Packing Industry During Pathogen Reduction and HACCP Implementation.
Presented at American Agricultural Economics Association, Chicago, IL, August 2001.
Muth, M.K., Karns, S.A., Anderson, D.W., & Murray, B.C. (2000)
Economic Effects of Post-Harvest Treatment Requirements for Oysters.
Presented at Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Tampa, FL, July-August 2000.