Madhu Khanna

Professor; Director of iSEE; ACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics
Faculty
Madhu Khanna

Dr. Khanna examines the motivations for producers to adopt innovative technologies in food and fuel production, such as precision farming, biofuels, and conservation. Her work informs stakeholders and policy makers about the cost-effectiveness of various policy approaches to improve environmental quality and their implications for farm profitability, land use and food and fuel production. Madhu is the Director of CEOS. 

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Publications with CEOS themes since 2015

Research Output

Title Publication Year Category
The spatiotemporal pattern of surface ozone and its impact on agricultural productivity in China PNAS Nexus 2024 EE
Climate vs Energy Security: Quantifying the Trade-offs of BECCS Deployment and Overcoming Opportunity Costs on Set-Aside Land Environmental Science & Technology 2023 EE
Knowns, uncertainties, and challenges in agrivoltaics to sustainably intensify energy and food production Cell Reports Physical Science 2023 EE
Land use effects of biofuel production in the US Environmental Research Communications 2023 EE
Inducing the adoption of emerging technologies for sustainable intensification of food and renewable energy production: insights from applied economics Aust. J Agric Resource Econ. 2022 FA
Responsiveness of miscanthus and switchgrass yields to stand age and nitrogen fertilization: A meta-regression analysis GCB-Energy 2022 FA, EE
Breakthroughs at the disciplinary nexus: Rewards and challenges for applied economists American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2022 O
The impacts of temperature on Chinese food processing firms Agricultural and Resource Economics 2022 FA
A roadmap toward scalably quantifying field-level agricultural carbon outcome EarthArXiv 2022 FA
An agent-based modeling tool supporting bioenergy and bio-product community communication regarding cellulosic bioeconomy development Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2022 EE
Does unconventional energy extraction generate more wastewater? A lifetime perspective Ecological Economics 2022 LW, EE
Impact of changes in Title II of the 2018 Farm Bill on the acreage and environmental benefits of Conservation Reserve Program Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2022 LW
Are renewable energy policies effective to promote technological change? The role of induced technological risk Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 2022 EE
Lessons learned from US experience with biofuels: Comparing the hype with the evidence Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 2021 EE
Assessing marginal land availability based on land use change information in the contiguous United States Environmental Science & Technology 2021 LW
Farmers' heterogeneous perceptions of marginal land for biofuel crops in US Midwestern states considering biophysical and socioeconomic factors GCB Bioenergy 2021 LW
Distribution of pollution incidence based on community characteristics: evidence from relocating toxic-releasing facilities SSRN 2021 SC
Challenges and opportunities in precision irrigation decision-support systems for center pivots Environmental Research Letters 2021 FA
Challenges and opportunities in precision irrigation decision-support systems for center pivots Environmental Research Letters 2021
The economic and environmental costs and benefits of the renewable fuel standard Environmental Research Letters 2021 EE
Repeal of the clean power plan: Social cost and distributional implications American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2021 EE
Maladaptation of U.S. corn and soybeans to a changing climate Scientific Reports 2021
The impact of management systems on technical change: the adoption of pollution prevention techniques Economic Change and Restructuring 2021 O
Assessing the returns to land and greenhouse gas savings from producing energy crops on conservation reserve program land Environmental Science & Technology 2021 EE
Community pressure and the spatial redistribution of pollution: The relocation of toxic releasing facilities Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 2021 SC
Incentives for corporate social responsibility in India: Mandate, peer pressure and crowding-out effects Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 2021 SC
Adoption of perennial energy crops in the US Midwest: Causal and heterogeneous determinants Biomass and Bioenergy 2021 EE
Digital transformation of the agricultural sector: pathways, drivers and policy implications Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2021 FA
Redefining marginal land for bioenergy crop production GCB Bioenergy 2021 EE
Impact of changes in Title II of the 2018 Farm Bill on the acreage and environmental benefits of Conservation Reserve Program Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2021 FA
Incentives for corporate social responsibility in India: Mandate, peer pressure and crowding-out effects Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 2020 O
Potential for large-scale CO2 removal via enhanced rock weathering with croplands Nature 2020 EE
Water quality effects of economically viable land use change in the Mississippi River Basin under the renewable fuel standard Environmental Science & Technology 2020 LW
The Impact of Management Systems on technical change: The adoption of pollution prevention techniques Economic Change and Restructuring 2020 O
Neonicotinoids and decline in bird biodiversity in the United States Nature Sustainability 2020 FA
Growing green business investments in Asia and the Pacific: Trends and opportunities Asian Development Bank 2020 SC
Incentives for Corporate Social Responsibility in India: mandate, Peer Pressure and crowding-Out Effects Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 2020 O
Assessing the additional carbon savings with biofuel Bioenergy Research 2020 EE
Repeal of the Clean Power Plan: Social Cost And Distributional Implications American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2020 EE
COVID‐19: A cloud with a silver lining for renewable energy? Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2020 EE
Effect of wind turbines on bird abundance: A national scale analysis based on fixed effects models Energy Policy 2019 EE
Adopting energy crops: Does farmers' attitude toward loss matter? Agricultural Economics 2019 FA, EE
Harnessing advances in agricultural technologies to optimize resource utilization in the food-energy-water nexus Annual Review of Resource Economics 2019 FA, EE
Multi-objective optimization for sustainable renewable jet fuel production: A case study of corn stover based supply chain system in Midwestern U.S. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 2019 EE
Is wood pellet-based electricity less carbon-intensive than coal-based electricity? It depends on perspectives, baselines, feedstocks, and forest management practices Environmental Research Letters 2019 EE
Temperature and production efficiency growth: Empirical evidence Climatic Changes 2019 O
Water impacts of U.S. biofuels: Insights from an assessment combining economic and biophysical models Plos One 2018 O
The evolution towards peer-reviewed invited papers in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2018 O
Harnessing emerging technologies to address the Hypoxia challenge Nature Sustainability 2018 FA
Effect of corn ethanol production on conservation reserve program acres in the US Applied Energy 2018 LW, EE
Effects of ethanol plant proximity and crop prices on land-use change in the United States American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2018 FA, EE
Multicriterion optimal electric drive vehicle selection based on lifecycle emission and lifecycle cost Energy Economics 2018 EE
Spatial distribution of welfare costs of renewable portfolio standards in the United States electricity sector Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences 2018 EE
Sustaining our natural resources in the face of increasing societal demands on agriculture: Directions for future research Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2018 FA
Inducing pollution prevention: Effectiveness of the 33/50 voluntary environmental program Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 2017 O
Is forest bioenergy carbon neutral or worse than coal? Implications of carbon accounting methods International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 2017 EE
Motivations to grow energy crops: The role of crop and contract attributes Agricultural Economics 2017 EE
Nexus between food, energy and ecosystem services in the Mississippi River basin: Policy implications and challenges Choices 2017 FA, EE
The social inefficiency of regulating indirect land use change due to biofuels Nature Communications 2017 EE
What is the cost of a renewable energy-based approach to greenhouse gas mitigation? Land Economics 2017 EE
Bioenergy economics and policy in US and Brazil: Effects on land use and greenhouse gas emissions Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy (Volume II) 2017 LW, EE
Costs of Meeting a Cellulosic biofuel mandate with perennial energy crops: Implications for policy Energy Economics 2017 FA, EE
Demand for Biomass to meet renewable energy targets in the US: Implications for land use Global Change Biology Bioenergy 2017 EE
Effectiveness of the biomass crop assistance program: Roles of behavioral factors, credit constraint, and program design Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 2017 FA, EE
Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy (Volume II) 2017 EE
Efficacy of carbon and bioenergy markets in mitigating carbon emissions on reforested lands: A case study from southern United States Forest Policy and Economics 2016 EE
Impacts of a 32 billion gallon bioenergy landscape on land and fossil fuel use in the US Nature Energy 2016 EE
Responsiveness of yield and acreage to climate and prices American Journal of Agricultural Economics 2016 FA
Who pays and who gains from fuel policies in Brazil? Energy Economics 2016 EE
Mix of first and second generation biofuels to meet multiple environmental objectives: Implications for policy at a watershed scale Water Policy Economics 2015 EE
Optimal mix of vertical integration and contracting for energy crops effect of risk preferences and land quality Applied Economic Policy and Perspectives 2015 FA, EE
Carbon savings with transatlantic trade in pellets: Accounting for market-driven effects Environmental Research Letters 2015 EE
Cost of abating greenhouse gas emissions with cellulosic ethanol Environmental Science and Technology 2015 EE
Impacts of management practices on bioenergy feedstock yield and economic feasibility on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands GCB Bioenergy 2015 LW, EE
Managing multiple mandates: A system of systems model to analyze strategies for producing cellulosic ethanol and reducing riverine nitrate loads in the upper Mississippi River basin Environmental Science and Technology 2015 EE