Category Archives: Writing & Presentations

Thesis Submitted: Effect of Certification on Cacao Smallholders’ Net Incomes

I submitted my thesis for my M.S. in International Agricultural Development: “Evaluating the Effects of Certification on Smallholders’ Net Incomes, with a Focus on Cacao Farmers in Cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire.” I focused on evaluating smallholders’ agronomic and economic outcomes, … Continue reading

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Course paper: Oligopolies in the Cacao-chocolate Sector

If you’ve ever wondered about the market forces that get cacao from the farm to your chocolate bar, confection, beverage, etc… you might enjoy a short paper I wrote for my microeconomics course. It’s focused on oligopolies across the supply … Continue reading

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Collaborative Op-Ed: Let’s take back our democracy and reclaim the American Dream

Collaborative Op-Ed, written with John Flynn and placed in the Mail Tribune. This  focuses on simple yet powerful things we can do now to address the issues that have motivated Occupy Wall Street and caused financial, social and environmental distress … Continue reading

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