D.B. Willis, D.W. Hughes, K.A. Boys, D. Swindall. Economic Growth through Entrepreneurship: Determinants of Self-Employed Income Across Regional Economies.  Papers in Regional Science.  99(1):73-95. https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12482

R.D. Dunning, L.K. Johnson, and K.A. Boys. 2019. Putting Dollars to Waste: Estimating the Value of On-Farm Food Loss. Choices. 34(1). https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/283536/files/cmsarticle_671.pdf

K.A. Boys and A.M Fraser. 2019. Linking Small Fruit and Vegetable Farmers with Institutional Foodservice Operations: Marketing Challenges and Considerations. Renewable Agriculture and Foodsystems. 34(3):226-238. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742170518000030

K.A. Boys, K. DuBreuil, and G. Groover.  2017. AgCache: Fostering Rural Tourism through an Agriculture Focused Geocache Program.  Journal of Sustainable Tourism.  25(10):1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2017.1291646

D. Willis, C. Carpio, and K.A. Boys. 2016. Supporting Local Food System Development Through Food Price Premium Donations: A Policy Proposal.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.  48(2): 192-217. https://doi.org/10.1017/aae.2016.10

D. Hughes and K.A. Boys. 2015. What We Know and Don’t Know About the Economic Development Benefits of Local Food Systems. Choices. 30(1): 1-6. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/199293

D. Hughes, H. Chrissy, and K.A. Boys. 2014. Limehouse Produce:  A Unique Wholesaler of Locally Sourced Produce.  Journal of Food Distribution Research. 45(3): 58-47.  https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/190896

 

K.A. Boys, D. Willis, and C. Carpio. 2014. Consumer Willingness to Pay for Organically and Locally Grown Produce on Dominica: Insights into the Potential for an “Organic Island.”  Environment, Development and Sustainability. 16(3): 595-617. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-013-9496-3

K.A. Boys and D. Hughes. 2013. A Regional Economics-Based Research Agenda for Local Food Systems. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.  3(4):145-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2013.034.012

K.A. Boys and S. Blank. 2016. “The Evolution of Local Foods: A Retrospective and Prospective Consideration,” Chapter 2 in M. Lang and J. Stanton (eds.) The Meaning of Local Foods: A Food Marketing Management Perspective, The Institute of Food Product Marketing, Philadelphia, PA.

Selected Publications by Research Area

C. Xie, J.H. Grant, K.A. Boys. 2019. Towards a More Efficient Tariff Rate Quota Regime: Evidence from Chinese Firm-Level Grain Imports. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 67(4):397-416. https://doi.org/10.1111/cjag.12213

A. Sharma, K.A. Boys, and J. Grant. 2019. The Bright Side of the Generalized System of (Trade) Preferences: Lessons from Agricultural Trade. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 44(1):3261. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/281312

J.H. Grant and K.A. Boys. 2012. “Agricultural Trade and the GATT/WTO: Does Membership Make a Difference?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 94(1): 1-24.  (Lead Article) https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aar087

J.H. Grant, and K.A. Boys. 2011. “On the Road to Doha: How the WTO has Liberalized Agricultural Trade,” Foreign Policy (The Global Magazine of News and Ideas), (April) 01-08. https://foreignpolicy.com/2011/04/18/on-the-road-to-doha/

FOOD SAFETY, FOOD STANDARDS, & FOOD CERTIFICATIONS

M. Ehmke, A. Bonanno, K.A. Boys, , T. Smith. 2019.  Food Fraud: Economic Insights into the Dark Side of Incentives. Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 63(4):685-700. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12346
Note: Second authorship is shared among all Bonanno, Boys, Smith.

K.A. Boys, M. Ollinger, and L. Geyer. 2015. The Food Safety Modernization Act: Implications for U.S. Small Scale Farms. American Journal of Law and Medicine. 41(2-3):395-405. https://doi.org/10.1177/0098858815591524

K.A. Boys. 2013. “Food Product Liability Insurance: Implications for the Marketing of Specialty Crops,” Choices. 28(4): 1-5. https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/161457

X. Wang, K.A. Boys, and N.H. Hooker. 2019.  Organic Innovation: The Growing Importance of 
Private Label Products in the U.S. Chapter in J. Byrom and D. Medway (Eds.) Case Studies in 
Food Retailing and Distribution
. Woodhead Publishing. https://www.elsevier.com/books/case-studies-in-food-retailing-and-distribution/cavicchi/978-0-08-102037-1

FOOD SYSTEMS & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTS
AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT; QUALITY MANAGEMENT

M. Barrowclough, K.A. Boys, and C. Carpio. 2019.  Benefits, Challenges, and Tradeoffs: An Evaluation of Buyer and Contract Characteristics Valued by Small Farm Suppliers to Wholesale Marketing Channels. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 44(3): 603-621. doi: 10.22004/ag.econ.292334

A. Wilcock and K.A. Boys. 2017. “Improving Quality Management: ISO 9001 Benefits for Agrifood Firms.”  Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. 7(1): 2-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-12-2014-0046

K.A. Boys, and A. Wilcock. 2014.  Improving Integration of Human Resources into Quality Management System Standards. International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management (IJQRM). 31(7): 738-750. (Lead Article) https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-07-2012-0107

A. Wilcock and K.A. Boys. 2014. Reduce Product Counterfeiting: An Integrated Approach.  Business Horizons. 57(2): 279-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2013.12.001

 

A. Wilcock, S. Karapetrovic, K.A. Boys, P. Piche. 2006. Use of ISO 9004:2000 and other Business Excellence Tools in Canada. International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management. 23(7): 828-846. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02656710610679833

K.A. Boys, A. Wilcock, S. Karapetrovic, and M. Aung. 2005. “Evolution towards excellence: Use of Business Excellence Programs by Canadian organizations.” Measuring Business Excellence. 9(4): 4-15. https://doi.org/10.1108/13683040510634790

 

K.A. Boys, S. Karapetrovic, A. Wilcock. 2004. “Is ISO 9004 a Path to Business Excellence?  Opinions of Canadian standards experts.”  International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management 21(8): 841-860. https://doi.org/10.1108/02656710410551737

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION & AGRI-FOOD MARKETING

S. Haque, K. Foster, R. Keeney, K.A. Boys, and B.N. Gopalakrishnan. 2019. Output and Bias Effects of U.S. Direct Payments. Agricultural Economics. 50:229-236. https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12479

P. Caffarelli, G. Ferreira, G. Groover, and K.A. Boys. 2016. Grain Consumption and Production in Virginia: A Trend and Spatial Examination. Agricultural Sciences. 7(4): 250-269. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/as.2016.74025

B. Moussa, J. Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. Fulton, and K.A. Boys. 2011. The Economic Impact of Cowpea Research in West and Central Africa: A Regional Impact Assessment of Improved Cowpea Storage Technologies.  Journal of Stored Products Research. 47(3): 147-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2011.02.001

 

K.A. Boys, N. Li, P.V. Preckel, A.P. Schinckel, and K.A. Foster. 2007. Economic Replacement of a Heterogeneous Herd. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 89(1): 24-35. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.00960.x

 

K.A. Boys, M. Faye, J. Fulton, J. Lowenberg-DeBoer.  2007. The Economic Impact of Cowpea Storage Research in Senegal: An Ex-Post Analysis with Disadoption. Agricultural Economics. 36(3):363-375. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-0862.2007.00213.x
 

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