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Bruce A. Babcock

Cargill Chair of Energy Economics

Professor of Economics

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Bruce A. Babcock
Iowa State University
468H Heady Hall
518 Farmhouse Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1054
515-294-5764
babcock@iastate.edu
September 2015

How Much Ethanol Can Be Consumed in E85?
Sebastien Pouliot, Bruce A. Babcock
[15-BP 54]

November 2014

Using Recent Land Use Changes to Validate Land Use Change Models
Bruce A. Babcock, Zabid Iqbal
[14-SR 109]

September 2014

Impact of Ethanol Mandates on Fuel Prices when Ethanol and Gasoline are Imperfect Substitutes
Sebastien Pouliot, Bruce A. Babcock
[14-WP 551]

January 2014

Impact of Increased Ethanol Mandates on Prices at the Pump
Sebastien Pouliot, Bruce A. Babcock
[14-PB 18]

Feasibility and Cost of Increasing US Ethanol Consumption Beyond E10
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
[14-PB 17]

November 2013

Impact on Corn Prices from Reduced Biofuel Mandates
Bruce A. Babcock, Wei Zhou
[13-WP 543]

RFS Compliance: Death Spiral or Investment in E85?
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
[13-PB 16]

How Much E85 Can Be Consumed in the United States?
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
[13-PB 15]

The Economic Role of RIN Prices
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
[13-PB 14]

September 2013

RFS Compliance Costs and Incentives to Invest in Ethanol Infrastructure
Bruce A. Babcock
[13-PB 13]

August 2013

Impact of Sales Constraints and Entry on E85 Demand
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
[13-PB 12]

Price It and They Will Buy: How E85 Can Break the Blend Wall
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
[13-PB 11]

May 2013

Biofuel Taxes, Subsidies, and Mandates: Impacts on US and Brazilian Markets
Bruce A. Babcock, Marcelo Moreira, Yixing Peng
[13-SR 108]

December 2012

Outlook for Ethanol and Conventional Biofuel RINs in 2013 and 2014
Bruce A. Babcock
[12-PB 9]

August 2012

Updated Assessment of the Drought's Impacts on Crop Prices and Biofuel Production
Bruce A. Babcock
[12-PB 8]

July 2012

Prospects for Corn Ethanol in Argentina
Bruce A. Babcock, Miguel Carriquiry
[12-SR 107]

Preliminary Assessment of the Drought’s Impacts on Crop Prices and Biofuel Production
Bruce A. Babcock
[12-PB 7]

June 2011

Greenhouse Gas and Nitrogen Fertilizer Scenarios for U.S. Agriculture and Global Biofuels
Amani Elobeid, Miguel Carriquiry, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Kranti Mulik, Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock, Jerome Dumortier, Francisco Rosas
[11-WP 524]

April 2011

Estimating Non-linear Weather Impacts on Corn Yield--A Bayesian Approach
Tian Yu, Bruce A. Babcock
[11-WP 522]

A Nonlinear Offset Program to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions Induced by Excessive Nitrogen Application
Francisco Rosas, Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes
[11-WP 521]

The Impact of Ethanol and Ethanol Subsidies on Corn Prices: Revisiting History
Bruce A. Babcock, Jacinto F. Fabiosa
[11-PB 5]

March 2011

Time to Revisit Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies?
Bruce A. Babcock
[11-PB 4]

November 2010

Impact on Ethanol, Corn, and Livestock from Imminent U.S. Ethanol Policy Decisions
Bruce A. Babcock
[10-PB 3]

September 2010

Investment in Cellulosic Biofuel Refineries: Do Renewable Identification Numbers Matter?
Ruiqing Miao, David A. Hennessy, Bruce A. Babcock
[10-WP 514]

July 2010

Costs and Benefits to Taxpayers, Consumers, and Producers from U.S. Ethanol Policies
Bruce A. Babcock, Kanlaya J. Barr, Miguel Carriquiry
[10-SR 106]

May 2010

Costs and Benefits of Moving to a County ACRE Program
Bruce A. Babcock
[10-PB 2]

March 2010

Mandates, Tax Credits, and Tariffs: Does the U.S. Biofuels Industry Need Them All?
Bruce A. Babcock
[10-PB 1]

February 2010

Agricultural Land Elasticities in the United States and Brazil
Kanlaya J. Barr, Bruce A. Babcock, Miguel Carriquiry, Andre Nasser, Leila Harfuch
[10-WP 505]

Exploration of Certain Aspects of CARB's Approach to Modeling Indirect Land Use from Expanded Biodiesel Production, An
Bruce A. Babcock, Miguel Carriquiry
[10-SR 105]

October 2009

Are U.S. Corn and Soybeans Becoming More Drought Tolerant?
Tian Yu, Bruce A. Babcock
[09-WP 500]

March 2009

Biofuels: Potential Production Capacity, Effects on Grain and Livestock Sectors, and Implications for Food Prices and Consumers
Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Simla Tokgoz, Amani Elobeid, Tun-Hsiang (Edward) Yu, Fengxia Dong, Chad E. Hart, Ed Chavez, Suwen Pan, Miguel Carriquiry, Jerome Dumortier
[09-WP 487]

July 2008

Breaking the Link between Food and Biofuels
Bruce A. Babcock
[08-BP 53]

June 2008

Impacts of Ethanol on Planted Acreage in Market Equilibrium
Hongli Feng, Bruce A. Babcock
[08-WP 472]

Short-Run Price and Welfare Impacts of Federal Ethanol Policies
Lihong Lu McPhail, Bruce A. Babcock
[08-WP 468]

March 2008

Ethanol, Mandates, and Drought: Insights from a Stochastic Equilibrium Model of the U.S. Corn Market
Lihong Lu McPhail, Bruce A. Babcock
[08-WP 464]

Steady Supplies or Stockpiles? Demand for Corn-Based Distillers Grains by the U.S. Beef Industry
Roxanne Clemens, Bruce A. Babcock
[08-MBP 14]

February 2008

Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Ethanol from Iowa Corn: Life Cycle Analysis versus System-wide Accounting
Hongli Feng, Ofir D. Rubin, Bruce A. Babcock
[08-WP 461]

Crop-Based Biofuel Production under Acreage Constraints and Uncertainty
Mindy L. Baker, Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock
[08-WP 460]

August 2007

Creating a Geographically Linked Brand for High-Quality Beef: A Case Study
Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes, John D. Lawrence, Roxanne Clemens
[07-MBP 13]

July 2007

Emerging Biofuels: Outlook of Effects on U.S. Grain, Oilseed, and Livestock Markets
Simla Tokgoz, Amani Elobeid, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock, Tun-Hsiang (Edward) Yu, Fengxia Dong, Chad E. Hart, John C. Beghin
[07-SR 101]
(Revised)

May 2007

Impact of High Crop Prices on Environmental Quality: A Case of Iowa and the Conservation Reserve Program
Silvia Secchi, Bruce A. Babcock
[07-WP 447]

January 2007

Get a GRIP: Should Area Revenue Coverage Be Offered through the Farm Bill or as a Crop Insurance Program?
Nick D. Paulson, Bruce A. Babcock
[07-WP 440]

Recent International and Regulatory Decisions about Geographical Indications, The
St├ęphan Marette, Roxanne Clemens, Bruce A. Babcock
[07-MWP 10]

November 2006

Long-Run Impact of Corn-Based Ethanol on the Grain, Oilseed, and Livestock Sectors: A Preliminary Assessment, The
Amani Elobeid, Simla Tokgoz, Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart
[06-BP 49]

August 2006

Agricultural Production Clubs: Viability and Welfare Implications
Corinne Langinier, Bruce A. Babcock
[06-WP 431]

Global Prospects for Dairy in Argentina and Chile: Evidence from Field Visits and Model Simulations
Frank H. Fuller, John C. Beghin, Michael Boland, Bruce A. Babcock, William E. Foster
[06-MBP 11]

November 2005

How Much "Safety" Is Available under the U.S. Proposal to the WTO?
Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart
[05-BP 48]

October 2005

Managing Quality under Heterogeneous Consumer Demand and Product Quality
Miguel Carriquiry, Bruce A. Babcock
[05-WP 410]

April 2005

Influence of the Premium Subsidy on Farmers' Crop Insurance Coverage Decisions
Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart
[05-WP 393]

Analysis of Regional Economic Growth in the U.S. Midwest, An
Daniel C. Monchuk, John Miranowski, Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock
[05-WP 392]

March 2005

Using a Farmer's Beta for Improved Estimation of Actual Production History (APH) Yields
Miguel Carriquiry, Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart
[05-WP 387]

February 2005

ARPA Subsidies, Unit Choice, and Reform of the U.S. Crop Insurance Program
Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart
[05-BP 45]

Loan Deficiency Payments versus Countercyclical Payments: Do We Need Both for a Price Safety Net?
Chad E. Hart, Bruce A. Babcock
[05-BP 44]

November 2004

Reputations, Market Structure, and the Choice of Quality Assurance Systems in the Food Industry
Miguel Carriquiry, Bruce A. Babcock
[04-WP 377]

Country of Origin as a Brand: The Case of New Zealand Lamb
Roxanne Clemens, Bruce A. Babcock
[04-MBP 9]

September 2004

Reputation, Quality Observability, and the Choice of Quality Assurance Systems
Miguel Carriquiry, Bruce A. Babcock
[04-WP 373]

May 2004

Geographical Indications and Property Rights: Protecting Value-Added Agricultural Products
Bruce A. Babcock, Roxanne Clemens
[04-MBP 7]

April 2004

Insuring Uncertainty in Value-Added Agriculture: Ethanol Production
Nick D. Paulson, Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart, Dermot J. Hayes
[04-WP 360]

Can Quality Revitalize the Alaskan Salmon Industry?
Bruce A. Babcock, Quinn Weninger
[04-WP 359]

March 2004

Assessing the Impacts of Closing the River Gulf Grain Company on Local Producers of Corn and Soybeans
Miguel Carriquiry, Bruce A. Babcock
[04-WP 357]

August 2003

Living with Hogs in Iowa: The Impact of Livestock Facilities on Rural Residential Property Values
Joseph A. Herriges, Silvia Secchi, Bruce A. Babcock
[03-WP 342]

July 2003

Insuring Eggs in Baskets
Chad E. Hart, Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock
[03-WP 339]

June 2003

Analysis of the Proposed Doha Round Modalities, An
FAPRI Staff, Bruce A. Babcock, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Holger Matthey, Murat Isik, Simla Tokgoz, Amani Elobeid, Chad E. Hart, Frank H. Fuller, Seth Meyer
[03-SR 98]

April 2003

Genetic Information in Agricultural Productivity and Product Development
David A. Hennessy, John Miranowski, Bruce A. Babcock
[03-WP 329]

March 2003

Optimal Quality Assurance Systems for Agricultural Outputs
Miguel Carriquiry, Bruce A. Babcock, Roxana Carbone
[03-WP 328]

January 2003

China's Cotton Policy and the Impact of China's WTO Accession and Bt Cotton Adoption on the Chinese and U.S. Cotton Sectors
Cheng Fang, Bruce A. Babcock
[03-WP 322]

FAPRI 2003 U.S. and World Agricultural Outlook
FAPRI Staff
[03-FSR 1]
View Full Text

November 2002

Doha Round of the World Trade Organization: Appraising Further Liberalization of Agricultural Markets, The
Bruce A. Babcock, John C. Beghin, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Stephane De Cara, Amani Elobeid, Cheng Fang, Chad E. Hart, Murat Isik, Holger Matthey, Alexander E. Saak, Karen Kovarik, FAPRI Staff
[02-WP 317]

Why Can't U.S. Beef Compete in the European Union?
Roxanne Clemens, Bruce A. Babcock
[02-MBP 4]

August 2002

Can Spot and Contract Markets Co-Exist in Agriculture?
Miguel Carriquiry, Bruce A. Babcock
[02-WP 311]
(Revised)

Initial Analysis of Adoption of Animal Welfare Guidelines on the U.S. Egg Industry, An
Bruce A. Babcock, John Miranowski, Roxana Carbone
[02-BP 37]

April 2002

Crop Insurance Rates and the Laws of Probability
Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart, Dermot J. Hayes
[02-WP 298]

February 2002

U.S. Farm Policy and the World Trade Organization: How Do They Match Up?
Chad E. Hart, Bruce A. Babcock
[02-WP 294]

January 2002

FAPRI 2002 U.S. and World Agricultural Outlook
FAPRI Staff
[02-FSR 1]
View Full Text

October 2001

Construction of a "Green Box" Countercyclical Program
Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart
[01-BP 36]

September 2001

Effects of Adding a Target Revenue Program and Soybean Fixed Decoupled Payments to Current Farm Programs
Chad E. Hart, Bruce A. Babcock
[01-BP 35]

June 2001

Conservation Payments: Challenges in Design and Implementation
Bruce A. Babcock, John C. Beghin, Michael D. Duffy, Hongli Feng, Brent Hueth, Catherine L. Kling, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Uwe A. Schneider, Silvia Secchi, Quinn Weninger, Jinhua Zhao
[01-BP 34]

May 2001

Impact of a 10 Percent Decrease in Planted Acreage of All U.S. Program Crops
FAPRI Staff, Bruce A. Babcock, John C. Beghin, Frank H. Fuller, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Cheng Fang, Chad E. Hart, Holger Matthey, Stephane De Cara
[01-BP 33]

Implications of the WTO on the Redesign of U.S. Farm Policy
Chad E. Hart, Bruce A. Babcock
[01-BP 32]

February 2001

Optimal Antibiotic Usage with Resistance and Endogenous Technological Change
Silvia Secchi, Bruce A. Babcock
[01-WP 269]

Rankings of Risk Management Strategies Combining Crop Insurance Products and Marketing Positions
Chad E. Hart, Bruce A. Babcock
[01-WP 267]

January 2001

Livestock Revenue Insurance
Chad E. Hart, Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes
[99-WP 224]
(Revised)

FAPRI 2001 U.S. and World Agricultural Outlook
FAPRI Staff
[01-FSR 1]
View Full Text

December 2000

Counter-Cyclical Agricultural Program Payments: Is It Time to Look at Revenue?
Chad E. Hart, Bruce A. Babcock
[99-BP 28]
(Revised)

Regional Distribution of Farm-Level Impacts from Acreage Set-Asides, The
Bruce A. Babcock
[00-WP 263]

August 2000

Efficiency of Sequestering Carbon in Agricultural Soils, The
Gregory R. Pautsch, Lyubov A. Kurkalova, Bruce A. Babcock, Catherine L. Kling
[00-WP 246]

Time for a New Farmer-Owned Reserve?
Chad E. Hart, Bruce A. Babcock
[00-BP 31]

Outlook for Grain and Oilseed Export Shipments from the Upper Mississippi River Basin
John C. Beghin, Bruce A. Babcock, Robert E. Young II, Patrick C. Westhoff
[00-BP 30]

March 2000

Farm-Level Analysis of Risk Management Proposals
Bruce A. Babcock, Chad E. Hart, Gary M. Adams, Patrick C. Westhoff
[00-WP 238]

January 2000

FAPRI 2000 World Agricultural Outlook
FAPRI Staff
[00-FSR 2]
View Full Text

FAPRI 2000 U.S. Agricultural Outlook
FAPRI Staff
[00-FSR 1]
View Full Text

November 1999

Environmental and Distributional Impacts of Conservation Targeting Strategies
JunJie Wu, David Zilberman, Bruce A. Babcock
[99-WP 230]

October 1999

Potential Market for Non-GMO Corn and Soybeans
Bruce A. Babcock, John C. Beghin
[99-BP 27]

Availability and Market Penetration of GMO Corn and Soybeans
Bruce A. Babcock, Michael D. Duffy, Robert Wisner
[99-BP 26]

September 1999

Whither Farm Policy?
Bruce A. Babcock
[99-BP 25]

June 1999

Analysis of the Berlin Accord Reforms of the European Union's Common Agricultural Policy
Bruce A. Babcock, John C. Beghin, Samarendu Mohanty, Frank H. Fuller, Jacinto F. Fabiosa, Sudhir Chaudhary, Phillip Kaus, Cheng Fang, Chad E. Hart, Karen Kovarik
[99-BP 24]

May 1999

Reinsuring Group Revenue Insurance with Exchange-Provided Revenue Contracts
Bruce A. Babcock, Steven L. Griffin, Dermot J. Hayes
[99-WP 212]

April 1999

Optimal Information Acquisition under a Geostatistical Model
Gregory R. Pautsch, Bruce A. Babcock, F. Jay Breidt
[99-WP 217]

Provision of a Safety Net for U.S. Agriculture
Bruce A. Babcock
[99-BP 23]

February 1999

Managing the Risk of European Corn Borer Resistance to Transgenic Corn: An Assessment of Refuge Recommendations
Terrance M. Hurley, Silvia Secchi, Bruce A. Babcock
[99-SR 88]

Whole-Farm Revenue Insurance for Crop and Livestock Producers
Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes
[99-BP 22]

January 1999

FAPRI 1999 World Agricultural Outlook
FAPRI Staff
[99-FSR 2]
View Full Text

FAPRI 1999 U.S. Agricultural Outlook
FAPRI Staff
[99-FSR 1]
View Full Text

December 1998

Are Loan Deficiency Payments Too Low In Iowa?
Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes, Phillip Kaus
[98-BP 20]

October 1998

Optimal Sampling Under a Geostatistical Model
Gregory R. Pautsch, Bruce A. Babcock, F. Jay Breidt
[98-WP 200]

September 1998

Loan Deficiency Payments or the Loan Program?
Dermot J. Hayes, Bruce A. Babcock
[98-BP 19]

July 1998

Crop Nutrient Needs Potentially Supplied by Livestock in Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana
Erda Wang, Bruce A. Babcock, Terrance M. Hurley
[98-WP 194]

February 1998

Resource or Waste? The Economics of Swine Manure Storage and Management
Ronald A. Fleming, Bruce A. Babcock, Erda Wang
[97-WP 178]

October 1997

Biotechnology and Pest Resistance: An Economic Assessment of Refuges
Terrance M. Hurley, Bruce A. Babcock, Richard L. Hellmich
[97-WP 183]

Moving from Uniform to Variable Fertilizer Rates on Iowa Corn: Effects on Rates and Returns
Bruce A. Babcock, Gregory R. Pautsch
[97-WP 182]

June 1997

Budgetary and Producer Welfare Effects of Revenue Insurance, The
David A. Hennessy, Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes
[97-WP 180]

Cost of Regulating Hog Manure Storage Facilities and Land Application Techniques, The
Bruce A. Babcock, Ronald A. Fleming, Dwaine S. Bundy
[97-BP 17]

November 1996

Relative Efficiency of Voluntary Versus Mandatory Environmental Regulations, The
JunJie Wu, Bruce A. Babcock
[96-WP 172]

Impact of Soil Conservation Policies on Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils of the Central United States, The
Paul D. Mitchell, P. G. Lakshminarayan, Toshitsugu Otake, Bruce A. Babcock
[96-WP 170]

Environmental Policy, Technology Substitution and Cross-Media Transfers. Livestock Series Report 6
Edward Osei, Bruce A. Babcock
[96-WP 169]

October 1996

Waterfowl Populations and the Conservation Reserve Program in the Prairie Pothole Region of North and South Dakota
Terrance M. Hurley, Bruce A. Babcock, Ronald E. Reynolds, Charles R. Loesch
[96-WP 165]

September 1996

Spatial Heterogeneity and the Choice of Instruments to Control Nonpoint Pollution
JunJie Wu, Bruce A. Babcock
[96-WP 164]

July 1996

Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Agricultural Economic and Environmental Tradeoffs in the Central Nebraska Basins Using Field-Level Area Study Data, A
P. G. Lakshminarayan, Bruce A. Babcock, Paul D. Mitchell
[96-WP 162]

Choice of Tillage, Rotation, and Soil Testing Practices: Economic and Environmental Implications, The
JunJie Wu, Bruce A. Babcock, P. G. Lakshminarayan
[96-WP 161]

March 1996

Effects of Site-Specific Management on the Application of Agricultural Inputs
David A. Hennessy, Bruce A. Babcock, Timothy E. Fiez
[96-WP 156]

February 1996

CRP Targeting for Wildlife Habitat: A New Indicator Using the 1992 National Resources Inventory
P. G. Lakshminarayan, Bruce A. Babcock, Robert Kellogg
[96-WP 150]

Temporal and Spatial Evaluation of Soil Conservation Policies
P. G. Lakshminarayan, Bruce A. Babcock
[96-WP 149]

Impacts of Agricultural Practices and Policies on Potential Nitrate Water Pollution in the Midwest and Northern Plains of the United States
JunJie Wu, Bruce A. Babcock, P. G. Lakshminarayan
[96-WP 148]

January 1996

Evaluation of Soil Test Information in Agricultural Decision Making, An
Bruce A. Babcock, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Hal S. Stern
[96-WP 147]

June 1995

Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Farm Bill Policy Options Using the CEEPES-FAPRI Modeling System, An
P. G. Lakshminarayan, Bruce A. Babcock
[95-WP 137]

May 1995

Program Participation and Farm-Level Adoption of Conservation Tillage: Estimates from a Multinomial Logit Model
Bruce A. Babcock, Nabil M. Chaherli, P. G. Lakshminarayan
[95-WP 136]

February 1995

Optimal Design of a Voluntary Green Payment Program Under Asymmetric Information
JunJie Wu, Bruce A. Babcock
[95-WP 131]

Budgetary and Resource Allocation Effects of Revenue Assurance
David A. Hennessy, Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes
[95-WP 130]

Economic, Environmental, and Fiscal Impacts of a Targeted Renewal of Conservation Reserve Program Contracts, The
Bruce A. Babcock, P. G. Lakshminarayan, JunJie Wu
[95-WP 129]

Budgetary and Resource Allocation Effects of Revenue Assurance: Summary of Results, The
David A. Hennessy, Bruce A. Babcock, Dermot J. Hayes
[95-BP 7]

Renewing CRP: Results from a Study of Alternative Targeting Criteria
Bruce A. Babcock, P. G. Lakshminarayan, JunJie Wu
[95-BP 6]

December 1994

Input Demand Under Yield and Revenue Insurance
Bruce A. Babcock, Joseph A. Herriges
[94-WP 127]

November 1994

1995 Farm Bill: Issues, Options, and an Analytical Framework for Integrated Economic and Environmental Policy Assessment, The
Stanley R. Johnson, P. G. Lakshminarayan, Bruce A. Babcock, Andrew Manale, David Zilberman
[94-WP 125]