Michael S. Delgado

Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
Purdue University

Research Interests

I work on developing and applying quasi-experimental econometric tools to issues in environmental and agricultural economics. Most of my econometric research uses non/semiparametric or spatial estimators. Recent projects include theoretical development of new semiparametric instrumental variables estimators and identification of causal spatial spillovers. My work in environmental economics focuses primarily on voluntary pollution abatement from consumers and producers, and my work in agricultural economics is geared towards econometric models of land use, rural economic development, and agricultural issues in China.

Some of my current research is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, and recent past research has been funded by the Purdue Research Foundation, and the Purdue University College of Agriculture.

For a complete listing of publications, please see my Curriculum Vita.

Selected Publications

"The Value of Environmental Status Signaling," with Jessica L. Harriger and Neha Khanna, Ecological Economics, 2015, 111, 1-11, lead article.

"The Transition to Modern Agriculture: Contract Farming in Developing Countries," with H. Holly Wang and Yanbing Wang, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2014, 96 (5), 1257-1271.

"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.

Active and Recent Grant Funding

Purdue Research Foundation, 9/2016-5/2017, one year of research assistant support.

USDA Innovation Research Grant, 4/2015-9/2017, joint collaboration between Purdue Ag Econ, Purdue PCRD and ERS, $298,500.

USDA NIFA, 12/2014-11/2018, with Maria I. Marshall (PI) and Craig Dobbins, $471,000.

Purdue Research Foundation, 9/2014-5/2015, one year of research assistant support.

Agricultural Research at Purdue, 8/2013-5/2015, two years of research assistant support.