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The Impact Of Covid-19 And Associated Policy Responses On Global Food Security, Edward J. Balistreri, Felix Baquedano, John C. Beghin Jan 2023

The Impact Of Covid-19 And Associated Policy Responses On Global Food Security, Edward J. Balistreri, Felix Baquedano, John C. Beghin

Economics Department Faculty Publications

We analyze the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated policy responses on the global economy and food security in 80 low- and middle-income countries. We use a global economy-wide model with detailed disaggregation of agricultural and food sectors and develop a business-as-usual baseline for 2020 and 2021 called “But-for-COVID” (BfC). We then shock the model with aggregate income shocks derived from the IMF World Economic Outlook for 2020 and 2021. We impose total-factor productivity losses in key sectors as well as consumption decreases induced by social distancing. The resulting shocks in prices and incomes from the CGE model simulations …


Digital Research Proficiency In Information And Communication Technology Skills Employed By Secretarial Staff And Business Teachers In Day-To-Day Administration And Training In Secondary Schools, Honesta Chidiebere Anorue, Ogenyi Ochehe, Maureen Anayo Madu Nov 2022

Digital Research Proficiency In Information And Communication Technology Skills Employed By Secretarial Staff And Business Teachers In Day-To-Day Administration And Training In Secondary Schools, Honesta Chidiebere Anorue, Ogenyi Ochehe, Maureen Anayo Madu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Not only does Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have the potential to increase the efficacy and efficiency of teaching and learning, it also has the potential to lessen administrative obligations. This study investigates the extent to which secretarial staff and business teachers use of digital research proficiency in information and communication technology skills in their day-to-day interactions in secondary schools in Benue State. Specifically, a descriptive survey research approach was used for this investigation.The study tested four hypotheses and answered four research questions at 0. 05 level of significance. The study's population was 53 respondents that comprised 38 business teachers …


New Plant Engineering Techniques, R&D Investment And International Trade, Stéphan Marette, Anne-Célia Disdier, Anastasia Bodnar, John C. Beghin Oct 2022

New Plant Engineering Techniques, R&D Investment And International Trade, Stéphan Marette, Anne-Célia Disdier, Anastasia Bodnar, John C. Beghin

Faculty Publications: Agricultural Economics

New plant engineering techniques (NPETs) may significantly improve both production and quality of foods. Some consumers and regulators around the world might be reluctant to accept such products and the global market penetration of these products may remain low. We develop a parsimonious economic model for R&D investment in food innovations to identify conditions under which NPET technology emerges in the context of international trade. The framework integrates consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for the new food, the uncertainty of R&D processes, the associated regulatory cost of approval, and the competition between domestic and foreign products. With generic applicability, the …


Central Data Storage Newly Located At Innovation Campus, University Communication Aug 2022

Central Data Storage Newly Located At Innovation Campus, University Communication

Nebraska Innovation Campus Materials

Nebraska Innovation Campus has announced a new partner. Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, said Central Data Storage recently moved into its office space on the campus. Central Data Storage is a software and services company that offers business-critical data backup and recovery as well as encrypted messaging for highly regulated businesses. Central Data Storage provides daily account monitoring, in-house support, and military grade file encryption that ensures a company’s digital assets are protected, as well as a 24-hour recovery guarantee.


Berry Study Leads To Sweet Faculty Startup, Kateri Hartman Aug 2022

Berry Study Leads To Sweet Faculty Startup, Kateri Hartman

Nebraska Innovation Campus Materials

When the American Aronia Berry Association approached Husker researcher Changmou Xu with a problem, he set out to solve it in a big way. He and his wife and co-founder, Xiaoqing Xie, have worked with numerous campus entities to increase the value of the aronia berry through their startup, A+ Berry. The company is focused on juice products made from aronia berries. Due to their astringency,the berries don’t have an inherent demand; however, they have great potential to impact the Midwest and beyond through their high return value as a crop and impressive health benefits.They boast significantly higher levels of …


Sensory Lab Offers Variety Of Testing To Suit Client Needs, Kateri Hartman Aug 2022

Sensory Lab Offers Variety Of Testing To Suit Client Needs, Kateri Hartman

Nebraska Innovation Campus Materials

The Sensory Analysis Lab, housed within the Food Processing Center on Nebraska Innovation Campus, fills a niche need for low-cost, high-value insights for food product developers and companies. The sensory lab offers companies consumer insights about new products and those that undergo ingredient substitutions. This unique offering helps food companies determine whether their products are ready for market, among many other things. “We’re a good resource for those smaller to medium-sized companies that are wanting quick and fairly inexpensive feedback,” said Julie Reiling, manager of the sensory lab.


What Is The Value Of Ethanol To Nebraska Corn Producers?, Austin Harthoorn Aug 2022

What Is The Value Of Ethanol To Nebraska Corn Producers?, Austin Harthoorn

Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics

In this thesis, we examine the role of local ethanol plants on net price received by Nebraskan corn growers, with net price comprised of the grain buyer’s bid onsite less the transportation cost incurred through delivery. As each farm operation is uniquely located between different sets of grain buyers, an ethanol plant impacts each grower’s net price to a different degree, depending on location. Exploring this, we use grain bid and transportation cost data based on actual ethanol plants, grain elevators, and sample farm locations in Nebraska, estimating the diversely located corn grower’s net prices received from surrounding grain buyers. …


Causal Forest Approach For Site-Specific Input Management Via On-Farm Precision Experimentation, Shunkei Kakimoto Aug 2022

Causal Forest Approach For Site-Specific Input Management Via On-Farm Precision Experimentation, Shunkei Kakimoto

Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics

Estimating site-specific crop yield response to changes to input (e.g., seed, fertilizer) management is a critical step in making economically optimal site-specific input management recommendations. Past studies have attempted to estimate yield response functions using various Machine Learning (ML) methods, including the Random Forest (RF), Boosted Random Forest (BRF), and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) methods. This study proposes use of the Causal Forest (CF) model, which is one of the emerging ML methods that comprise “Causal Machine Learning.” Unlike previous yield-prediction-oriented ML methods, CF focuses strictly on estimating heterogeneous treatment effects (changes in yields that result from changes in input …


Cecl For Financial Institutions: An Analysis Of The Scale Method, Jared Stauffer Aug 2022

Cecl For Financial Institutions: An Analysis Of The Scale Method, Jared Stauffer

Dissertations and Theses in Agricultural Economics

Released by the Federal Reserve Bank in June of 2021, the Scaled CECL Allowance for Loss Estimator (SCALE) is meant to assist community banks implementing the new Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard. The efficacy of this method is important to community banks and financial institutions considering the use of SCALE to estimate expected future losses. Using quarterly Call Report data, two separate analyses of the SCALE method are conducted. First for qualifying community banks and second for Farm Credit Services of America, an agricultural credit association within the Farm Credit System. For the first quarter of 2022, both …


Innovation Studio Volunteer Receives Quilt Of Valor For Work With Veterans, Deann Gayman Jul 2022

Innovation Studio Volunteer Receives Quilt Of Valor For Work With Veterans, Deann Gayman

Nebraska Innovation Campus Materials

Jim Young was wrapped in gratitude and honor for the many lives he’s touched—including hundreds of veterans—when he received a Quilt of Valor during a presentation July 29 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Nebraska Innovation Studio. At the presentation, Young was flanked by sister-in-law, Pat Young, and wife, Victoria, and seated near the same lathes he’s spent countless hours standing over to train veterans on woodturning. They are lessons that double as therapy, helping the veterans heal. In his remarks, [Jerry] Reif [Innovation Studio assistant director] said that 227 veterans have benefited from the program, with an average of 30 …


Innovation Campus To Host Nebraska Bluegrass Concert Series, University Communication Jul 2022

Innovation Campus To Host Nebraska Bluegrass Concert Series, University Communication

Nebraska Innovation Campus Materials

Nebraska Innovation Campus has partnered with local organizations to offer and host the Nebraska Bluegrass Concert Series. The live music concert series is free and open to the public. It will feature bluegrass bands from the Appalachian regions, Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, and Lincoln-based groups.The concerts will take place at 6 p.m. in the plaza at Nebraska Innovation Campus on Aug. 10, Sept. 14, and Oct. 12. Food and drink will be available for purchase from The Mill Coffee and Bistro starting at 5 p.m.


Consideration Of Nutrients Of Public Health Concern Highlighted In The Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2020-2025 Among A Large Sample Of Us Primary Shoppers, Christopher Gustafson, Devin Rose Jul 2022

Consideration Of Nutrients Of Public Health Concern Highlighted In The Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2020-2025 Among A Large Sample Of Us Primary Shoppers, Christopher Gustafson, Devin Rose

Faculty Publications: Agricultural Economics

The objective of this research is to estimate the proportion of consumers who consider nutrients identified in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 (DGA) as being of public health concern during food choice using a large, population-weighted sample of U.S. residents. A question was included in a bi-monthly survey of consumer scanner panel members, asking whether respondents considered each of eight nutrients in a check-all-that-apply format. Four of these nutrients are under-consumed nutrients, while three are nutrients to avoid. Calories was additionally included, as over-consumption of calories causes weight gain. Weighted mean proportions and 95% confidence intervals were …


Active Consideration Of Future Health Can Be Prompted By Simple Health Messages And Improves Nutritional Quality Of Food Choices, Christopher R. Gustafson Jul 2022

Active Consideration Of Future Health Can Be Prompted By Simple Health Messages And Improves Nutritional Quality Of Food Choices, Christopher R. Gustafson

Faculty Publications: Agricultural Economics

Many choices that people face daily have implications for future health and well-being. Choices about what foods to purchase and consume are one of the most frequent—and universal choices—that people must make. The ongoing rise of overweight and obesity rates—and associated diet-related diseases—in the US and many other countries illustrates the future health consequences of low-quality dietary choices. While a large body of research shows that individuals with a tendency to consider the future make a wide range of healthier decisions, research on limited attention and exogenous factors influencing choice suggests that attention to the future consequences of choices may …


$1.6m Federal Award Supports Academic Space At Scarlet Hotel, Haley Apel Jul 2022

$1.6m Federal Award Supports Academic Space At Scarlet Hotel, Haley Apel

Nebraska Innovation Campus Materials

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has received a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to complete an academic facility offering real-world teaching within The Scarlet Hotel. The funds will initiate the build-out of a 100-seat classroom and offices within the hotel, offering new opportunities for Huskers seeking hospitality, restaurant, and tourism management degrees through the College of Education and Human Sciences.


A General Equilibrium Assessment Of Covid-19’S Labor Productivity Impacts On China’S Regional Economies, Xi He, Edward J. Balistreri, Gyu Hyun Kim, Wendong Zhang Jul 2022

A General Equilibrium Assessment Of Covid-19’S Labor Productivity Impacts On China’S Regional Economies, Xi He, Edward J. Balistreri, Gyu Hyun Kim, Wendong Zhang

Economics Department Faculty Publications

This study introduces a database for analyzing COVID-19’s impacts on China’s regional economies. This database contains various sectoral and regional economic outcomes at the weekly and monthly level. In the context of a general equilibrium trade model, we first formulate a mathematical representation of the Chinese regional economy and calibrate the model with China’s multi-regional input-output table. We then utilize the monthly provincial and sectoral value-added and national trade series to estimate COVID-19’s province-by-month labor-productivity impacts from February 2020 to September 2020. As a year-on-year comparison, relative to February 2019 levels, we find an average 39.5% decrease in labor productivity …


Assessment Of Students' Attitudes Towards Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives In Kwara State University, Malete (Case Study Of Faculty Of Communication And Information Science), Yakub Olayinka Ahmed, Abdulakeem Sodeeq Sulyman Jun 2022

Assessment Of Students' Attitudes Towards Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives In Kwara State University, Malete (Case Study Of Faculty Of Communication And Information Science), Yakub Olayinka Ahmed, Abdulakeem Sodeeq Sulyman

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assesses the attitudes of students of Faculty of Communication and Information Science, Kwara State University, Malete, towards entrepreneurship development initiatives. It raises five (5) objectives and questions to achieve its aims. It adopts case study method as its research design and the students of Faculty of Communication and Information Science are its population. It uses simple random sampling technique to administer questionnaires to 250 students. Out of the 250 questionnaires administered, only 200 are returned, representing 80% return rate. The study’s findings reveal that the students are aware of entrepreneurship initiatives through the Centre for Technical, Vocational and …


Us Consumer Identification Of The Health Benefits Of Dietary Fiber And Consideration Of Fiber When Making Food Choices, Christopher Gustafson, Devin J. Rose Jun 2022

Us Consumer Identification Of The Health Benefits Of Dietary Fiber And Consideration Of Fiber When Making Food Choices, Christopher Gustafson, Devin J. Rose

Faculty Publications: Agricultural Economics

The purposes of this study were to (1) determine beliefs in the health benefits of dietary fiber, an under-consumed nutrient of public health concern, and (2) determine the relationship between beliefs about dietary fiber and consideration of fiber when making food choices. We conducted a nationally representative within-subject randomized online survey of 42,018 US primary shoppers in May–June 2021. Participants selected health benefits they believed were associated with consumption of fiber from a list of six benefits recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), one indirect benefit, and one unrelated benefit. Respondents then indicated which nutrients, if any, they …


Developing Green Healthcare Activities In The Total Quality Management Framework, Sang M. Lee, Donhee Lee May 2022

Developing Green Healthcare Activities In The Total Quality Management Framework, Sang M. Lee, Donhee Lee

College of Business Faculty Publications

This study examines the effectiveness of green healthcare activities in hospitals based on the total quality management (TQM) framework. The proposed research model and associated hypotheses were tested using structural equations modeling based on the data collected from 261 employees at general hospitals in South Korea. The results of the study revealed that the role of top management is essential for the successful implementation of green healthcare activities through motivating employees for their active participation in the program, providing continuous education and training on the importance of environmental sustainability, and diligent monitoring of the progress at the organization level. The …


Bnsf Strategic Analysis, Bella Tran May 2022

Bnsf Strategic Analysis, Bella Tran

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC. (BNSF), is an American railroad that is concentrated in the western two-thirds of the U.S. This railroad has a history stretching back over a century that has led the company to now function as one of the leading Class I Railroad with over 30,000 employees and over 30,000 miles of laid track. Two methods of analysis were used to examine the competitive environment in which BNSF operates. The first is the PESTEL analysis which examines the macro-environment. The second is Porter’s Five Forces which analyzes the competitive environment of an industry. The analyses concluded that …


Coinbase Global Inc. Strategic Audit, Decker Bobin May 2022

Coinbase Global Inc. Strategic Audit, Decker Bobin

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Coinbase is a cryptocurrency exchange founded in the U.S during 2012 by Brian Armstrong and Fred Ehrsam. Coinbase’s application allows users to buy, sell, and exchange different cryptocurrencies on the open market. Cryptocurrencies are digital assets used as a medium to quickly transfer value, globally, without any middleman. Some cryptocurrencies have different technology than others, but all are based on blockchain, and cryptography. Blockchain technology allows transactions to be built into a chain that is forever accessible, hence the name “public ledger.” Cryptography is what ensures ultimate ownership, through seed phrases, and security through encryption. Coinbase has several large competitors …


A Strategic Audit Of Seaworld, Rachel Jendro May 2022

A Strategic Audit Of Seaworld, Rachel Jendro

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This project is a strategic audit for SeaWorld Entertainment. The purpose of this report is to analyze the firm through multiple different perspectives and analyze the competitive advantage the business is pursuing. The project considers internal and external environments, strategic leadership, organizational structure, and resources to determine if and what type of competitive advantage the firm holds. Furthermore, it considers current events and strategic decisions, and how those relate to the overall strategy. A strategic audit is crucial to understanding the innerworkings of a firm. The factors that were analyzed are interconnected and performing a strategic audit can allow for …


Egypt’S Pediatric Oncology Hospital 57357: A Case Study Analysis, Ashley A. Clegg May 2022

Egypt’S Pediatric Oncology Hospital 57357: A Case Study Analysis, Ashley A. Clegg

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Hospital 57357 is the foremost pediatric oncology hospital in Egypt and provides treatment free of charge to children with cancer. Since its establishment in 2007, the hospital has grown to a capacity of 380 patient beds across three locations. Its quest for continuous improvement led to the development of a new performance management system emphasizing the tracking and measurement of a multitude of Key Performance Indicators across all departments. While this new system enables objective and perpetual monitoring of key patient care metrics, its integration into the existing structure introduces challenges that must be addressed. To analyze the external environment …


Starbucks Strategic Analysis, Jillian Jacoba Apr 2022

Starbucks Strategic Analysis, Jillian Jacoba

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Starbucks is a multinational chain of coffee shops and roasteries that was founded in 1971. Starbucks has continued to grow for the past 51 years and continues to dominate the coffee industry. This strategic analysis evaluates the general environment using a PESTEL analysis, the industry using Porter’s Five Forces, and the company’s overall strategy and competitive advantages. This paper will evaluate Starbucks’ position in the industry and the strategic choices that have led the company to its extraordinary success.


Covid‑19 Vaccine Distribution: Exploring Strategic Alternatives For The Greater Good, Arben Asllani, Silvana Trimi Apr 2022

Covid‑19 Vaccine Distribution: Exploring Strategic Alternatives For The Greater Good, Arben Asllani, Silvana Trimi

Supply Chain Management and Analytics Publications

The dire state of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis symbolized the urgency for efficient distribution and administration of vaccines to combat the virus as the most urgent public health service. This paper presents a prototype multi-criteria decision support model based on goal programming that can effectively support vaccination plans for the greater good of society. The optimization goals of the model include minimizing the number of fatalities and risk of spreading the disease, while complying with government health agency’s priority guidelines for vaccination. This study applied the model to a real-world dataset to demonstrate how it can be effectively applied as …


Scarlet Hotel Is Open To Serve Huskers, Kate Engel Apr 2022

Scarlet Hotel Is Open To Serve Huskers, Kate Engel

Nebraska Innovation Campus Materials

Nebraska’s Scarlet Hotel is open for business. Located at Nebraska Innovation Campus, the 154-room Marriott Tribute hotel is home to The Good Life Coffee Shop; the Well & Good, the hotel’s signature restaurant; and the Barred Owl, the rooftop bar with incredible views of Lincoln. The hotel’s restaurant, bar and coffee shop are open to the public and feature Nebraska-inspired cuisine and drinks. A grand opening celebration for the hotel is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 6.


Redfin Strategic Analysis, Steffanie Hitz Apr 2022

Redfin Strategic Analysis, Steffanie Hitz

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

No abstract provided.


Digital Literacy And Increased Utilization Of Higher Education E-Learning In Indonesia : A Literature Review, Heri Cahyo Bagus, Ilham M, Merlin Apriliyanti, Muhammad Yazid Apr 2022

Digital Literacy And Increased Utilization Of Higher Education E-Learning In Indonesia : A Literature Review, Heri Cahyo Bagus, Ilham M, Merlin Apriliyanti, Muhammad Yazid

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study was conducted to determine the role of digital literacy on e-learning capabilities at UIN Sunan Ampel of Surabaya as a function of sharing information. With digital literacy, users will have extraordinary abilities to think, learn, communicate, work together, and create. Digital literacy that is important for users to have includes information literacy, media literacy, and Information and Communication Technology literacy. The digital literacy capabilities of users can be implemented in a university environment. Through digital literacy, a person can access information effectively and efficiently, evaluate information critically, and use that information more usefully. This study uses a qualitative …


Awareness And Relevance Of Infopreneurship Among Library And Information Sciences (Lis) Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Kogi State Nigeria, Olutayo Arowosola, Musa Kashim, Lamidi Blessimg Oyizea, Ochai Joseph, Adam Hussena Apr 2022

Awareness And Relevance Of Infopreneurship Among Library And Information Sciences (Lis) Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, Kogi State Nigeria, Olutayo Arowosola, Musa Kashim, Lamidi Blessimg Oyizea, Ochai Joseph, Adam Hussena

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The paper investigated the awareness and relevance of infoprenuership among Library and information students, at Prince Abubakar Audu University. The population of the study consists of 160 LIS students in the year three. Total enumeration was used for the study in which 84 students returned in the questionnaire which represented 52%. The finding revealed that book vending is the well-known types of infoprenuership to the students. The students go into infoprenuership to make extra income and they have necessary ICT skills that can make to performance very well in infoprenuership. Based on the findings of the study the study recommends …


Influence Of Ict Use On Smes Performance In North-Central Geo-Political Zone Nigeria, Olatunji Azeez Bakare Mr., Ezinwanyi Madukoma Phd, Musa Yila Umar Mr Apr 2022

Influence Of Ict Use On Smes Performance In North-Central Geo-Political Zone Nigeria, Olatunji Azeez Bakare Mr., Ezinwanyi Madukoma Phd, Musa Yila Umar Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

No abstract provided.


Governor Signs Budget With Investment In Ag Innovation Facility, University Communication Apr 2022

Governor Signs Budget With Investment In Ag Innovation Facility, University Communication

Nebraska Innovation Campus Materials

Gov. Pete Ricketts on April 4 [2022] signed a mid-biennium budget package for the state that makes investments in key priorities of the University of Nebraska System, including the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s agricultural innovation facility. The budget package includes $25 million for the agricultural innovation facility, which will serve as a companion to the United States Department of Agriculture’s proposed National Center for Precision, Resilient and Regenerative Agriculture. Both facilities are being planned for construction on Nebraska Innovation Campus. As proposed, the $50 million companion facility will feature a public-private partnership with $25 million provided via private funds and the …