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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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Conference and Meeting: March 16-17, 2017 Pre-conference Professional Development Workshops: March 15, 2017 The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. Please join us at our Ninth Annual... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Environmental Economics
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From Consensus Among Economists - An Update: Three of the propositions focus on environmental policy. In contrast to the moderate consensus of disagreement found in the two earlier surveys, the 2011 sample now exhibits a substantial consensus of disagreement with the proposition that reducing the power of the Environmental Protection... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Environmental Economics
Put another way, our 1/3 estimate is way too low?
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You may be taking those numbers too seriously. I think my point has been that the costs are not zero as seems to be suggested when "the market" magically makes the transactions costless.
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"Oh, and are the 200 million people worldwide? Then your number would come to 45 cents per day worldwide." I'm dense, sure, but I don't follow the $0.45/day logic.
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Salisbury
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Abstract: This study applies the methodology of a recent study that ranks economics departments at national universities in the U.S. South to economics faculties at regional universities in the same geographic location. Ranking results from a “core” (i.e., the top five faculty researchers) of each institution's economics faculty reveals that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Environmental Economics
This is truly frightening: Cheating has become second nature to many students. In studies, more than two-thirds of college students say they’ve cheated on an assignment. As many as half say they’d be willing to purchase one. To them, higher education is just another transaction, less about learning than about... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Environmental Economics
Source: http://xkcd.com/1725/ Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Environmental Economics
Do all industries react like this when their risky product is recognized as such? It may seem obvious that taxing sugary drinks causes people to drink less of them. But that’s actually controversial. Now a new study out of Berkeley, Calif., adds to the evidence that our intuition is right.... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
Abstract from O. Ashton Morgan, John C. Whitehead & William L. Huth, Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, Vol 5, No 3, Pages: 283-297: Traditional revealed and stated preference models consider a typical individual's behavioural responses to various policy-based information treatments. For some cost–benefit applications in which resource managers are... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
Beeliner: The daily trip limit for the commercial harvest of vermilion snapper in federal waters of the South Atlantic is reduced from 1,000 pounds gutted weight to 500 pounds gutted weight, effective 12:01 a.m. (local time) August 28, 2016. NOAA Fisheries has determined 75 percent of the July-December quota of... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
Mickey Crabbe: "This might make good dessert talk": By global standards, the Block Island Wind Farm is a tiny project, just five turbines capable of powering about 17,000 homes. Yet many people are hoping its completion, with the final blade bolted into place at the end of last week, will... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
More evidence that adaptation is no panacea: Residents of a small Alaskan village voted this week to relocate their entire community from a barrier island that has been steadily disappearing because of erosion and flooding attributed to climate change. In the unofficial results of an election on Tuesday in the... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
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As I mentioned the other day I'm conducting a post-road bike race survey. I've conducted a number of these and the response rate is usually in the 35% - 50% range (the stated preference data is are good enough for journals and I'm presenting another one of these papers at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: August 21: On 19/Jul/2016 you kindly agreed to review the above-referenced manuscript. This is a friendly reminder that your review of this manuscript is due by 26/Nov/2016. August 19: You agreed to review Manuscript Number [redacted] on 07-15-2016 and your completed review was due by 08-14-2016. Your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Louis Agnese Jr., president of the University of the Incarnate Word, has been placed on a 90-day medical leave because of “sporadic uncharacteristic behavior and comments,” The San Antonio Express-News reported on Thursday. ... Mr. Agnese denied that his behavior has changed. “I will... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Profs most likely to be "boring" | via @conradhackett pic.twitter.com/xIGk9bSQye — Shit Academics Say (@AcademicsSay) August 20, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Did someone say "bar"?
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Chris Dillow: When Rio de Janeiro won its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics back in 2009, the Brazilian government estimated that costs directly related to hosting the games would run just shy of $3 billion. But by the time the Vanderlei de Lima lit the Olympic torch at... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 18, 2016 at Environmental Economics
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I'm fielding a post-ride survey for the Blue Ridge Brutal and this was in the comments section: No concerns, but I was your student at ECU in the 90's for Environmental Econ and I played intramural sports for the Econ Society. If you ride, hope to see you on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Environmental Economics
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Here is the link: https://www.southerneconomic.org/current-year-program/?conferenceId=2&organizationId=2. We have a record number of sessions (25) this year including a bunch of student sessions organized by Elaine Frey. Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Severin Borenstein: So, can California’s cap-and-trade program be saved? Yes. But it will require moderating the view that there is one single emissions target that the state must hit. Instead, the program should be revised to have a price floor that is substantially higher than the current level, which is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Environmental Economics
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You may have noticed that we took a week off last week (if so, get a life!). I was in the field researching coastal erosion (it required a hike from this access point but Mason Inlet is still where they hoped it would be): I was in charge of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Environmental Economics