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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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On Mars: Fearing that any further delay might prevent their movement from having any meaningful impact, a consortium of leading conservationists confirmed Wednesday it is attempting to get a head start on preserving the planet Mars. The newly formed group, known as the Redder Tomorrow Foundation, has reportedly begun fundraising,... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Environmental Economics
My epiphany was to have them write an abstract! It is short, surprisingly not easy and a very useful exercise. I'm so dang proud of myself.
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Continuing my research experience for undergraduates (REU) obsession, I have an independent study student this semester who is estimating determinants of votes on a renewable portfolio standard and the resulting willingness to pay with some leftover data from Landry et al. (2012). Here is the abstract that we submitted for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
The only thing big about that guy is his stomach.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Big-timer at the SBCA at Environmental Economics
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The graph isn't quite correct. Once the brown and green lines intersect increases in the dirty price are constrained by the clean price.
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Tyler Cowen: From Adam Ozimek, here are some very good points, which I had not previously pondered: …what a carbon tax does is push the required cost threshold up. This would allow solar to become the more profitable source of energy in the US sooner and increase the speed of... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
David J. Hayes and James H. Stock: CONGRESS long ago established a basic principle governing the extraction of coal from public lands by private companies: American taxpayers should be paid fair value for it. They own the coal, after all. Lawmakers set a royalty payment of 12.5 percent of the... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
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While not technically "">big-timing", I was able to get an action shot of a big-time economist at an SBCA session. This work is not a product of the United States Government or the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the author is not doing this work in any governmental capacity.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
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I organized a "research experience for undergraduates" session at the SEA meetings this year. I was inspired to include some sort of research activity in any and all classes I teach. No problem, right? Problem: my sophomore level introduction to environmental and resource economics course has 88 students. I had... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
Thursday, March 19, 3:45 – 5:15 Session 4 E.4: Non-Market Recreational Welfare Effects of Changes in the Diversity and Abundance of Species Chair: Trudy Ann Cameron, University of Oregon Presentations: A Combined Revealed/Stated Preference Model for Projecting the Impact of Aquatic Nuisance Species on Recreational Angling in the Great Lakes,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Environmental Economics
One of the announcements in the January 2015 Southern Economic Journal: We are pleased to announce that Professor Pete Schuhmann of the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is the recipient of the 2014 Kenneth Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award. The Southern Economic Association established this... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Sarah Jacobson in the Southern Economic Journal 81(3):843-863, January 2015: This article conveys information and advice about the job market process for candidates completing their PhDs in economics in the United States. I discuss the mechanics of the job market process in great detail, from the preparatory work before the... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 18, 2015 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: I have accepted a faculty position ... and will be teaching an environmental economics course for the first time. I wanted to see if you had any recommendations for a textbook to be used in an environmental course without an intermediate microeconomics prerequisite. This class was designed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Orioles? Braves!
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via energycommerce.house.gov [That's Lawrence Tribe around noon.] The background document [pdf] says: EPA estimates that the costs of compliance would range from $5.5 billion to $7.5 billion in 2020 and from $7.3 billion to $8.8 billion in 2030. According to other estimates, however, the potential costs could be much higher.[9]... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 17, 2015 at Environmental Economics
My iPhone 5c can't keep track of the correct time after 12+ months of operation (right now it says 8:33 pm, so why would I want an Apple Watch? Nevertheless I'm entering this: Welcome to The New York Times’s N.C.A.A. bracket. You can fill it out just like any other... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 17, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Gail Collins: ... in Florida, there’s a report that state employees have been barred from using the term “climate change.” Since Florida is drowning in rising tides, you’d think this would be a tough rule to follow. It would be like telling prosecutors in New York not to mention the... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 17, 2015 at Environmental Economics
An optimal timing problem from The Daily Trail: ... if Ol’ Wally Wood is growing hardwoods, he might get a cutting in once or maybe twice in a lifetime… Unless he inherited a stand of mature oak, and is replacing as he goes with sound forest management practices, Susan may... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Environmental Economics
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There a number of reasons why I think it should be more affordable: It is old (2007) and probably dated (I don't have the book so I don't really know that, do I?) It is in paperback There is a secondary market There are a number of other good subsitutes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Environmental Economics
I've never set one of these up before, but Tim left me holding the bag. So here we go ... The 2015 Env-econ NCAA Basketball Tournament Challenge is ready to go. To join the challenge, click here (if this isn't the correct link let me know!) or go to espn.com... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Right on. I added a link to Beall's list to make clear the distinction!
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And here 't'is: Greenstone, Michael, and B. Kelsey Jack. 2015. "Envirodevonomics: A Research Agenda for an Emerging Field." Journal of Economic Literature, 53(1): 5-42. DOI: 10.1257/jel.53.1.5 Abstract Environmental quality in many developing countries is poor and generates substantial health and productivity costs. However, the few existing measures of marginal willingness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
From the [Limdep Nlogit List]: Dear All, I'd like to know about running DCE in SPSS; so, should I use Cox Regression? And how can I interpret the results? Thanks in advance ... There are so many levels of response to these questions! But, is this a troll or something... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Is now available at the new journal Data in Brief (DIB): Data Article Albemarle–Pamlico Sounds revealed and stated preference data John C. Whitehead doi:10.1016/j.dib.2015.01.006 Under a Creative Commons license Abstract In this article we describe the contingent valuation and behavior methods scenario developed in the 1995 Albemarle–Pamlico Sounds Survey. The... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
That might be a little harsh and I'm sure there is some cute* behavioral economics explanation for this, but still .... From an article titled "what happens when a college tells students what they'll pay for all 4 years": "As a new group of families laments each year, college is... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 13, 2015 at Environmental Economics