Policy Briefs

September 2018
The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy
Edward J. Balistreri, Chad E. Hart, Dermot J. Hayes, Minghao Li, Lee Schulz, David A. Swenson, Wendong Zhang, John M. Crespi
March 2018
What Can We Learn about U.S.-China Trade Disputes from China’s Past Trade Retaliations?
Minghao Li, Wendong Zhang, Chad E. Hart
E15 and E85 Demand Under RIN Price Caps and an RVP Waiver
Gabriel E. Lade, Sebastien Pouliot, Bruce A. Babcock
January 2014
Impact of Increased Ethanol Mandates on Prices at the Pump
Sebastien Pouliot, Bruce A. Babcock
Feasibility and Cost of Increasing US Ethanol Consumption Beyond E10
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
November 2013
RFS Compliance: Death Spiral or Investment in E85?
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
How Much E85 Can Be Consumed in the United States?
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
The Economic Role of RIN Prices
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
September 2013
RFS Compliance Costs and Incentives to Invest in Ethanol Infrastructure
Bruce A. Babcock
August 2013
Impact of Sales Constraints and Entry on E85 Demand
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
Price It and They Will Buy: How E85 Can Break the Blend Wall
Bruce A. Babcock, Sebastien Pouliot
May 2013
How Long Will Commodity Prices Remain High?
Dermot J. Hayes, Lisha Li
December 2012
Outlook for Ethanol and Conventional Biofuel RINs in 2013 and 2014
Bruce A. Babcock
August 2012
Updated Assessment of the Drought’s Impacts on Crop Prices and Biofuel Production
Bruce A. Babcock
July 2012
Preliminary Assessment of the Drought’s Impacts on Crop Prices and Biofuel Production
Bruce A. Babcock
August 2011
Price Analysis, Risk Assessment, and Insurance for Organic Crops
Ariel Singerman, Chad E. Hart, Sergio H. Lence
April 2011
The Impact of Ethanol and Ethanol Subsidies on Corn Prices: Revisiting History
Bruce A. Babcock, Jacinto F. Fabiosa
March 2011
Time to Revisit Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies?
Bruce A. Babcock
November 2010
Impact on Ethanol, Corn, and Livestock from Imminent U.S. Ethanol Policy Decisions
Bruce A. Babcock
May 2010
Costs and Benefits of Moving to a County ACRE Program
Bruce A. Babcock
March 2010
Mandates, Tax Credits, and Tariffs: Does the U.S. Biofuels Industry Need Them All?
Bruce A. Babcock