Ruiqing Miao’s research interest has been mainly focused on decision making under risk and uncertainty, with applications in areas of land conservation, agricultural production and insurance, advanced biofuel investment, new technology innovation and adoption, as well as more recently, food waste.

Ongoing Research Projects:

  • Risk, Risk Management, and New Technology
    • The Impact of Crop Insurance on Crop Yield as well as Land and Water Uses
    • ‘Bee’ Productive and ‘Bee’ Safe: A Study of Apiculture Productivity and Apiculture Pilot Insurance Program
    • Identifying Adaptation of U.S. Agriculture to Climate Change: A Modified Long-Difference Approach
  • Conservation Economics and Bioenergy Economics
    • Grassland Easement Evaluation and Acquisition
    • Conservation Reserve Program, Renewable Energy, Land-use Change, and Biodiversity
    • Incentivizing Feedstock Supply for the Bioeconomy:  Implications for Ecosystem Services and Policy Design
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics of Food Waste
    • Ambiguity, Date Labels, and Food Waste
  • Agricultural Sustainability in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
    • INFEWS U.S.-China: Integrated Systems Modeling for Sustainable FEW Nexus under Multi-factor Global Changes: Innovative Comparison between the Yellow River and Mississippi River Basins
    • Quick Serve Restaurant Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Study: The Effectiveness and the Business Value of RFID Tagged Food Items through the Supply Chain
  • Research Related with Teaching and Advising
    • Aiming a Smooth Ride on a Rocky Road: A Survey on the PhD Study Experience of 2014-2020 SAEA Emerging Scholar Award Winners
Agriculture, Agriculture Business and Management, Economics, Sociology
PhD, Iowa State University, Economics, 2012
MA, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, Economics, 2004
BA, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China, Economics, 2001