Michael S. Delgado

Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
Purdue University

Curriculum Vita


Research Interests

Nonparametric and semiparametric econometrics
Environmental economics and policy
Empirical economic development


Research Papers

Journal Articles

"Should All Microfinance Institutions Mobilize Microsavings? Evidence from Economies of Scope," with Christopher F. Parmeter, Valentina Hartarska and Roy Mersland, Empirical Economics, accepted.

"The Transition to Modern Agriculture: Contract Farming in Developing Countries," with H. Holly Wang and Yanbing Wang, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming.

"Quantifying the Risks of Underground Natural Gas Storage," with Michaela Jellicoe, National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP), Brief 24, June 2014, (peer reviewed policy brief).

"A Simple Estimator for Partial Linear Regression with Endogenous Nonparametric Variables," with Christopher F. Parmeter, Economics Letters, 2014, 124 (1), 100-103.

"Does Education Matter for Economic Growth?" with Daniel J. Henderson and Christopher F. Parmeter, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2014, 76 (3), 334-359.

"Embarrassingly Easy Embarrassingly Parallel Processing in R," with Christopher F. Parmeter, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2013, 28 (7), 1224-1230.

"A Smooth Coefficient Model of Carbon Emissions," Empirical Economics, 2013, 45 (3), 1049-1071.

"Productivity in China's High Technology Industry: Regional Heterogeneity and R&D," with Rui Zhang, Kai Sun and Subal C. Kumbhakar, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 2012, 79 (1), 127-141.

"Another Round of Fraternity Membership and Binge Drinking," with Lori B. Anderson, Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 2010, 35 (1), 129-147.



Book Chapters

"Fixed vs Random: The Hausman Test Four Decades Later" with Shahram Amini, Daniel J. Henderson and Christopher F. Parmeter, Advances in Econometrics: Essays in Honor of Jerry Hausman, 2012, 29, 479-513.



In Submission

"Quantifying the Effects of Underground Natural Gas Storage on Nearby Residents" with Michaela Jellicoe. pdf

"A Generalized Empirical Model of Corruption, Foreign Direct Investment, and Growth" with Nadine McCloud and Subal C. Kumbhakar. pdf

"Voluntary Pollution Abatement and Regulation," with Neha Khanna. pdf

"Evolution of the Global Distribution of Carbon Dioxide: A Finite Mixture Analysis," with Michele Battisti and Christopher F. Parmeter. pdf

"An Analysis of the Endogenous Relationship Between Farm Family-Business Structure, Synergistic Relationships, and Profit," with Tia M. McDonald and Maria I. Marshall.

"Third Party Certification and the Effectiveness of Voluntary Pollution Abatement Programs: Evidence from Responsible Care," with Martina Vidovic and Neha Khanna. pdf

"The Value of Environmental Status Signaling," with Jessica L. Harriger and Neha Khanna. pdf

"An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Crop Insurance on Farmersí Income: Results from Inner Mongolia in China," with Yuanfeng Zhao, Zhihui Chai and Paul V. Preckel.

"Foreign Direct Investment and the Domestic Capital Stock: Heterogeneous Spillover Effects and the Good-Bad Role of Higher Institutional Quality" with Nadine McCloud. pdf

"The Cost of Hydraulic Fracturing: A Hedonic Analysis," with Todd Guilfoos and Andrew Boslett. pdf



In Progress

"Heterogeneous Symbiosis and Commensalism between Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth: A Semiparametric System of Simultaneous Equations Analysis with Instrumental Variables" with Nadine McCloud and Subal C. Kumbhakar.

"Future Property Damage from Flooding - Sensitivities to Economy and Climate Change," with Jing Liu, Thomas Hertel, Moestasim Ashfaq and Noah Diffenbaugh.

"Structurally Exploiting Separability in Hedonic Amenity Valuation," with Christopher F. Parmeter and Nicolai V. Kuminoff.

"Agricultural Practice Adjustments to Policies Aiming to Decrease Water Pollution from Agriculture," with Shanxia Sun and Juan P. Sesmero.