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  1. 1. PUBLICATIONS AMY LARSEN SPARKS, Ph.D. 1328 Livingston Road Lutz, FL 33559 813-428-25997 amylsparksz@yahoo.com Sparks, Amy Larsen, “Market Values for the Major Characteristics of Fresh Pears.” Journal of Food Products Marketing, Vol. 2, Issue 4, 1995. Sparks, Amy Larsen and Boris Bravo-Ureta, “Fruit Production in Chile : A Review of Recent Developments.” Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1993. Sparks, Amy Larsen and Ronald W. Ward, “A Simultaneous Econometric Model of World Vegetable Trade : An Application of Nonlinear Simultaneous Equations.” The Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, Vol. 44, No. 2, 1993. Seale, James L. Jr., Amy L. Sparks, and Boyd M. Buxton, “Competitive Economic Relationships in Four U.S. Foreign Apple Markets,” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (formerly Western Journal of Agricultural Economics), July 1992. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “Impacts of the Targeted Export Assistance Program on U.S. Exports of Washington Apples, U.S. Table Grapes, and California Citrus,” Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1992. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “A System-Wide Approach to Import Demand for U.S. Fresh Oranges,” Agribusiness : An International Journal, May 1992. Arnade, Carlos and Amy Sparks, “Chile’s Agricultural Diversification,” Agricultural Economics, Vol. 9, 1993. Sparks, Amy Larsen, James L. Seale, Jr., and Boyd M. Buxton, “Import Demand for U.S. Apples,” Abstract American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 72, No. 5, December 1990. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “An Empirical Analysis of World Vegetable Trade,” Vegetable Markets in the Western Hemisphere, Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, 1992, pg. 148-161. Sparks, Amy L. “The U.S.-Canadian Free Trade Agreement : Implications for Fresh Vegetable Trade,” Papers of the 1992 Annual Meeting : Western Agricultural Economics Association, July 1992, pg.29-35. Sparks, Amy L. and Boris Bravo-Ureta, “Effect of Imports on U.S. Prices for Fresh Apples,” Issues in Agricultural Development, Sustainability, and Cooperation, International Association of Agricultural Economists, Occasional Paper Series No. 6, Dartmouth Publishing Company, Brookfield, Vermont, 1992, pg. 196-203. Sparks, Amy L., James L. Seale, Jr., and Boyd M. Buxton, “Apple Import Demand : Four Markets for U.S. Fresh Apples,” Economic Research Service, USDA, Agricultural Economic Report Number 641, December 1990.
  2. 2. Sparks, Amy L., “Orange Import Demand : Four Markets for U.S. Fresh Oranges,” Economic Research Service, USDA, Agricultural Economic Report Number 655, November 1991. Sparks, Amy L., “Pear Import Demand : Three Markets for U.S. Fresh Pears,” Economic Research Service, USDA, Agricultural Economic Report Number 681, April 1994. Sparks, Amy L., “Chile’s Aquaculture Sector,” Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report, Economic Research Service, USDA, March 1993. Sparks, Amy L., “Market Values for the Major Characteristics of Fresh Pears,” Fruit and Tree Nuts Situation and Outlook Report, Economic Research Service, USDA, November 1993. Ward, Ronald W. and Amy Sparks, “World Trade Patterns for Fresh Vegetables,” Citrus and Vegetable Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 8, April 1988. Sparks, Amy Larsen and Ronald W. Ward, “Forces Driving U.S. Participation in International Fresh Vegetable Trade,” Citrus and Vegetable Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 10, June 1988. Sparks, Amy Larsen, Principal Contributor, Fruit and Tree Nuts Situation and Outlook Report, Economic Research Service, USDA, September and November 1988. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “Situation and Prospects for Fresh Apple Markets,” Fruit and Tree Nuts Situation and Outlook Report, Economic Research Service, USDA, March 1989. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “U.S. Apple Producers Under Pressure,” Agricultural Outlook, Economic Research Service, USDA, May 1989. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “Competitive Position of U.S. Apples in Four Major Overseas Markets,” American Fruit Grower, September 1991. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “The U.S.-Canadian Free Trade Agreement : Implications for Bilateral Vegetable Trade,” Citrus and Vegetable Magazine, Vol. 54, No. 1, September 1989. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “Chile’s Fruit Prospects Recover,” Agricultural Outlook, Economic Research Service, USDA, December 1989. Sparks, Amy Larsen, “Chilean Fruit Industry Thriving,” World Agriculture, Economic Research Service, USDA, June 1991.
  3. 3. PRESENTATIONS “A Simultaneous Econometric Model of World Vegetable Trade : Implications for Market Development,” Selected paper, American Association of Agricultural Economics, Knoxville, Tennessee, August 1988. “Local and International Markets for Vegetables : Looking Towards Century 21,” Presented at a conference sponsored by Rutgers University entitled “Toward a Proposal for Developed Country Undertakings in International Horticulture,” June 1988. “Flows and Barriers in International Vegetable Trade,” Presented at a conference sponsored by Rutgers University entitled “The Markets for Vegetables in the Western Hemisphere : Trends, Policies, and Linkages,” September 1988. “International Vegetable Trade : A Simultaneous Model,” Presented at an economics seminar sponsored by the University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, West Germany, entitled “International Trade and Agricultural Policy,” August 1989. “Structure and Methodology of the Armington Model,” Presented at an economics seminar sponsored by the University of Kiel, Kiel, West Germany, August 1989. “Import Demand for U.S. Apples,” Selected paper, American Association of Agricultural Economics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 1990. “Impacts of the Targeted Export Assistance Program on U.S. Exports of Washington Apples, U.S. Table Grapes, and California Citrus,” Presented at a meeting of the Food Distribution Research Society, University of Maryland, October 1990. “Recent Developments in Chilean Agriculture with Special Reference to the Fruit Subsector,” Presented with my co-author, Dr. Boris Bravo-Ureta, at the Latin American Studies Association meeting, April 1991. “The Effect of Imports on U.S. Prices for Fresh Apples,” Presented at the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Tokyo, Japan, August 1991. “The U.S.-Canadian Free Trade Agreement : Implications for Fresh Vegetable Trade,” Presented at the meeting of the Western Agricultural Economics Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 1992. “Chile’s Agricultural Diversification,” Presented at the meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA, August 1992. “The Determinants of HMO-Hospital Integration,” Presented by my co-author Dr. Warren Greenberg at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville, MD, September 1998.

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