New Published Research

I've had several new papers published in the last month or so that I haven't had a chance to discuss here on the blog.  So, before I forget, here's a short list.

  • What to Eat When Having a Millennial over for Dinner with Kelsey Conley was published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.  We found Millennials have higher demand for cereal, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, and fresh fruit and lower demand for “other” food, and for food away from home relative to what would have been expected from the eating patterns of the young and old 35 years prior.  I'd previously blogged about an earlier version of this paper.
  • A simple diagnostic measure of inattention bias in discrete choice models with Trey Malone in the European Review of Agricultural Economics. Measuring the "fit" of discrete choice models has long been a challenge, and in this paper, we suggest a simple, easy-to-understand measure of inattention bias in discrete choice models. The metric, ranging from 0 to 1, can be compared across studies and samples.
  • Mitigating Overbidding Behavior using Hybrid Auction Mechanisms: Results from an Induced Value Experiment with David Ortega Rob Shupp and Rudy Nayga in Agribusiness.  Experimental auctions are a popular and useful tool in understanding demand for food and agricultural products. However, bidding behavior often deviates from theoretical predictions in traditional Vickrey and Becker–DeGroot–Marschak (BDM) auction mechanisms. We propose and explore the bidding behavior and demand revealing properties of a hybrid first price‐Vickrey auction and a hybrid first price‐BDM mechanism. We find the hybrid first price‐Vickrey auction and hybrid first price‐BDM mechanism significantly reduce participants’ likelihood of overbidding, and on average yield bids closer to true valuations.