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A Cross Comparison Between California And Its Domestic And International Competitors With Respect To Key Labor Issues, Sean Hurley 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Cross Comparison Between California And Its Domestic And International Competitors With Respect To Key Labor Issues, Sean Hurley

Sean P. Hurley

California had a market value of agricultural products sold of $25.7 billion in the year 2002 ranking it as the top agricultural producing state in the country. Approximately 74% of this market value was attributed to crop sales. California producers spent nearly $20.5 billion on total farm expenses. The largest single expense for agricultural producers in the state was labor at $4.3 billion. Another $1.6 billion was spent on contract labor. Hired and contract labor expenses accounted for nearly 29% of total farm expense. Approximately 34,000 California farms hired over 535,000 laborers. Of these ...


An Examination Of Additively Separable Willingness-To-Pay For Environmental Attributes: Evidence From A Pork Experiment, Sean Hurley, James Kliebenstein 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

An Examination Of Additively Separable Willingness-To-Pay For Environmental Attributes: Evidence From A Pork Experiment, Sean Hurley, James Kliebenstein

Sean P. Hurley

This paper examines what is the best method for pork producers to market pork products with environmental attributes. The objective is to examine evidence of whether it is beneficial for pork producers to incorporate multiple environmental attributes into a single product or sell multiple products with a single environmental attribute.


Cost Of Organic Pork Production: A Seasonal Analysis And Needed Price Premium For Continuous Production, James Kliebenstein, Sean Hurley, Ben Larson, Mark Honeyman 2010 Iowa State University

Cost Of Organic Pork Production: A Seasonal Analysis And Needed Price Premium For Continuous Production, James Kliebenstein, Sean Hurley, Ben Larson, Mark Honeyman

Sean P. Hurley

Niche markets of agricultural products are experiencing rapid growth. One such niche market is organic pork. Organic pork production is a relatively new and expanding segment of the pork industry. Similar to some other niche markets, it has also experienced rapid growth (Organic Trade Association). It is well known that the cost of organic pork production is greater than for traditional pork production due to increased feed costs and decreased swine performance. The industry has dealt with this by paying premiums to induce producers to produce the organic product. However, it is not clear on what level or how the ...


A Tale Of Two Premiums—Examining Bids From A Multiple Round Vickrey Auction With Differing Information Sets, Sean Hurley, James Kliebenstein 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Tale Of Two Premiums—Examining Bids From A Multiple Round Vickrey Auction With Differing Information Sets, Sean Hurley, James Kliebenstein

Sean P. Hurley

Two definitions of willingness-to-pay derived from a Vickrey auction with multi-product and multiple rounds with different information sets are examined. These definitions are examined in the context of valuing pork products with embedded environmental attributes and we show how information can have adverse effects on a base product of comparison.


Interpreting Bids From A Vickrey Auction When There Are Public Good Attributes, Sean Hurley, James Kliebenstein 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Interpreting Bids From A Vickrey Auction When There Are Public Good Attributes, Sean Hurley, James Kliebenstein

Sean P. Hurley

This paper provides a model that allows for interpreting bids in a Vickrey auction when the good has public good attributes. It also examines information obtained from a Vickrey auction, which collected consumer’s willingness-to-pay for pork products that had embedded environmental attributes, and applies the new interpretation to the bids.


A Regional And Industry Analysis Of The Complexity Of The Regulatory Environment Affecting Agricultural Producers In California, Sean Hurley, Jay Noel 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

A Regional And Industry Analysis Of The Complexity Of The Regulatory Environment Affecting Agricultural Producers In California, Sean Hurley, Jay Noel

Sean P. Hurley

Regulations have been studied from many different vantage points in the past. Carter, Chalfont, and Goodhue (2002) have studied how a particular regulation will affect a particular crop, while Antle (2000) and Cash and Swoboda (2003) have investigated the effect of a regulation on an industry. Kaplan, Johansson, and Peters (2004) have investigated the marginal costs and benefits of regulations. Attempts have been made by the federal government to obtain the total cost of the regulatory environment (Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 1997), while Hurley and Noel (2006) have attempted to develop a baseline cost of regulations for California ...


An Estimation Of The Regulatory Cost On California Agricultural Producers, Sean Hurley, Jay Noel 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

An Estimation Of The Regulatory Cost On California Agricultural Producers, Sean Hurley, Jay Noel

Sean P. Hurley

Regulations can have many different effects on producers—both positive and negative. They can positively affect producers by improving marketability of the crop and increasing worker’s safety which would provide benefits to producers in the form of higher prices and/or potential cost savings. They can also negatively affect producers by increasing the cost of production by mandating that producers use more costly or less efficacious inputs, causing negative effects to the producers’ bottom-line. Regulations can also have a negative effect on producers by increasing non-cash costs related to management time.


The Economic Impact Of The Stanislaus County Food Processing Industry And The Food Processing By-Products Use Program, Jay Noel, Sean Hurley, Jessica Bylsma 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Economic Impact Of The Stanislaus County Food Processing Industry And The Food Processing By-Products Use Program, Jay Noel, Sean Hurley, Jessica Bylsma

Sean P. Hurley

In the late 1970’s, Stanislaus County recognized that there existed a potential issue with the disposal of food processing by-products. The concern at the time was that the disposal of the by-products could be handled in a more efficient manner that could benefit all interested stakeholders. In 1978, the county took a proactive stance on the issue and brought together a group of producers, UC extension representatives, management from local food processors, and other interested stakeholders to discuss better ways of handling the by-products that came from processing agricultural products. As a result of these discussions, Stanislaus County developed ...


Analysis Of The Regulatory Effects Of California Specialty Crops: An Examination Of Various Issues Impacting Selected Forest Products, Tree Fruit, Nut, And Vegetable Crop Industries, Sean Hurley, Richard Thompson, Christopher Dicus, Lori Berger, Jay Noel 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Analysis Of The Regulatory Effects Of California Specialty Crops: An Examination Of Various Issues Impacting Selected Forest Products, Tree Fruit, Nut, And Vegetable Crop Industries, Sean Hurley, Richard Thompson, Christopher Dicus, Lori Berger, Jay Noel

Sean P. Hurley

In a research report for the California Institute for the Study of Specialty Crops, Hurley provided a broad overview of the web of regulatory bodies affecting California agricultural producers. He found that California specialty crop producers must comply with multiple regulations from multiple local, state, and federal agencies. Locally, producers must comply with county land use regulations developed by the county, as well as, regulations established by the County Agricultural Commissioner. At the state level, producers must follow the regulations established by California Environmental Protection Agency (CALEPA), the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and the California Department of Food and ...


Hidden Messages: A Polysemic Reading Of Tourist Brochures, Johan Richard Edelheim 2010 Southern Cross University

Hidden Messages: A Polysemic Reading Of Tourist Brochures, Johan Richard Edelheim

Johan Edelheim

It is self-evident that tourist brochures are selling a positive and attractive destination to travellers; what is not as self-evident are the hidden messages conveyed by the selection of certain pictures in the brochures produced. By coding each picture appearing in a series of tourist brochures according to their content this research aims at showing how the brochures are overtly aimed at different groups of travellers, while they simultaneously are reinforcing certain hegemonic views of society. The suggestion that hegemonic messages appear is not an accusation, against the producers, of the brochures of covert propaganda, but rather that taken-for-granted views ...


Sex And Spectacle In Seventeen Magazine: A Feminist Myth Analysis, Meenakshi Durham 2010 University of Iowa

Sex And Spectacle In Seventeen Magazine: A Feminist Myth Analysis, Meenakshi Durham

Meenakshi Gigi Durham

This paper interrogates the semiotic processes by which semiological codes operate to construct female sexuality in a top-circulating fashion and beauty magazine targeted to adolescents. While a number of studies have found the representations of femininity and sexuality in teen media to be restrictive, unrealistic and conservative, this paper fills a gap in the literature by presenting a close analysis of the strategies by which sexuality is constructed. Given that there is a documented difference between the real-world exigencies of girls’ sexual lives and the representation of sexuality in teen media, this paper uses Barthes’ concept of myth and Debord ...


Clyde Brown Oral History, Clyde Brown 2010 Denison University

Clyde Brown Oral History, Clyde Brown

Writing Our Story

Dr. Brown begins his oral history by describing the high school he attended and the extracurricular activities he was involved in. He discusses his decision to apply to and attend Denison, as well as his expectations of college. Dr. Brown describes some of the broader social and political issues when he arrived at Denison in the late 1960’s – particularly the Civil Rights Movement and protests over the Vietnam War. He addresses his initial reactions to being a Denison student, particularly with respect to the socioeconomic status of many students on campus. Dr. Brown spells out some of the organizations ...


Sovereignty, Accountability, And The Wealth Fund Governance Conundrum, Anna Gelpern 2010 Georgetown University Law Center

Sovereignty, Accountability, And The Wealth Fund Governance Conundrum, Anna Gelpern

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Sovereign wealth funds – state-controlled transnational portfolio investment vehicles – began as an externally imposed category in search of a definition. SWFs from different countries had little in common and no particular desire to collaborate. But SWFs as a group implicated the triple challenge of securing cooperation between deficit and surplus states, designing a legal framework for global capital flows, and integrating state actors in the transnational marketplace. This Article describes how an apparently artificial grouping of investors, made salient by the historical and political circumstances of their host states in the mid-2000s, became a vehicle for addressing some of the hardest ...


The Janjaweed, The Armed Movements And The Political Disintegration Of Sudan, Issam Mohamed 2010 Department of Economics. Al Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan

The Janjaweed, The Armed Movements And The Political Disintegration Of Sudan, Issam Mohamed

Professor Issam A.W. Mohamed

The present paper is part of unpublished book divided into three interrelated manuscripts that analyze the collapse of the Sudan. The current paper concludes that the rebellion by certain in Darfur region has triggered a further a counteraction by other tribes of Arab descendants. The counter-actors were recruited by an unprecedented tyrannical regime to submit the rebels but succeeded only in genocide and the turning over the regime and started their own rebellion. That resulted in an intricate situation carrying all symptoms of chaos. Truly, the regime maintained its existence but with continuously deteriorating life condition in Darfur region. The ...


Multirelational Organization Of Large-Scale Social Networks In An Online World, Renaud Lambiotte 2010 Université Catholique de Louvain

Multirelational Organization Of Large-Scale Social Networks In An Online World, Renaud Lambiotte

Renaud Lambiotte

The capacity to collect fingerprints of individuals in online media has revolutionized the way researchers explore human society. Social systems can be seen as a nonlinear superposition of a multitude of complex social networks, where nodes represent individuals and links capture a variety of different social relations. Much emphasis has been put on the network topology of social interactions, however, the multidimensional nature of these interactions has largely been ignored, mostly because of lack of data. Here, for the first time, we analyze a complete, multirelational, large social network of a society consisting of the 300,000 odd players of ...


¿Fomentar Producción Con Códigos?, Guillermo Arosemena 2010 SelectedWorks

¿Fomentar Producción Con Códigos?, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Código De La Producción, Guillermo Arosemena 2010 SelectedWorks

Código De La Producción, Guillermo Arosemena

Guillermo Arosemena

No abstract provided.


Interview No. 1464, Silbano Robledo 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Interview No. 1464, Silbano Robledo

Combined Interviews

Silbano Robledo was very tired of working in his town from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm without a good salary. After he got married, he started a small business selling peanuts. Mr. Robledo traveled to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to get hired as a bracero; He worked in El Valle picking cotton and then traveled to La Mesa de Lobos and worked doing the same job. He worked as a bracero for three years until 1959. He worked from twelve-hour days with a salary of $ 7.00 dollars per day. Robledo lived with his co-workers and they all ...


The Future Of Audience Research, Brian O'Neill 2010 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Future Of Audience Research, Brian O'Neill

Conference Papers

ECREA roundtable The future of audience research IAMCR conference @ BRAGA July 21 14:30-16:00 Convenor: Nico Carpentier

Institutional and critical perspectives on audience representation

This contribution focuses on institutional and critical perspectives on audience representation, i.e., how audience experience is formally accounted for through institutional processes of research (media literacy indices for instance) or through representative bodies such as Audience Councils. In other words, an area of overlap between audience studies and public policy debates, advocating that researchers should try to make their findings more widely available and understood in professional media environments.


"Advance Mysore" : The Cultural Logic Of A Developmental State, Chandan Gowda 2010 National Law School of India University

"Advance Mysore" : The Cultural Logic Of A Developmental State, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

What governs state interests in development in formerly colonised societies? Conventional social science accounts stress politico-economic variables, particularly the need for capital accumulation. By means of a detailed analysis of the Bhadravati Iron Works, an ambitious industrial project in the state of Mysore in colonial India, it is demonstrated that mechanisms are also important in state-led development. Locational disadvantages, technical problems, and increased production costs made the iron plant an unprofitable venture from its inception. The state, however, kept the plant operational on grounds of its pedagogic value for local society. A claim for civilisational recognition for India’s capacity ...


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