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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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crap, I'm in such a hurry these days that I spend much of my evenings corrected blog typos! It's fixed.
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Tyler Cowen: In academia, no, but in the real world perhaps: Electricity generated by US wind farms fell 6 per cent in the first half of the year even as the nation expanded wind generation capacity by 9 per cent, Energy Information Administration records show. The reason was some of... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 hours ago at Environmental Economics
Tim's "ballsy math" is "immortalized": The last time we took on the subject of balls, it was to consider the physics of New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady's deflated balls. Today, we're going back to the ball pit because Los Angeles' city government is spending $34.5 million to dump up... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 hours ago at Environmental Economics
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David Zetland: I entered my "all in auctions" idea (post with link to paper, presentation, etc.) in this contest being run by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG). Help us find the best climate practice to address water issues and food security By voting, you will be able to... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Environmental Economics
"hen we originally assembled the list of sites back in 2009, JunkScience.com appeared to have a more sound footing" Fair enough!
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Usually I'm a big fan of Ironman at Political Calculations. I've been vaguely following the Paul Romer "mathiness" thread so I read this post with interest: Economist Paul Romer recently made waves in his profession after he recognized the increasing use of misleading math by others in his profession, most... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
I can't wait to get my #16 jersey next year!
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John Clay: In his basketball notebook a couple of weeks back, Jerry Tipton wrote about the issue of schools selling jerseys with numbers that often correlate to the most recognizable players on the team. The players themselves receive no money from the sales. The story included UK AD Mitch Barnhart... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
I remember going to the Flames games growing up in Tucker, GA in the early 1970s (and playing street hockey!): The Calgary Flames’ plan for a new $890 million arena/stadium complex would require the public to pay $690 million of it, and that doesn’t include the potential $300 million cleanup... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
Agreed.
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Call for papers: The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is now accepting abstracts for participation in our 2016 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis. We define BCA broadly, including cost-effectiveness analysis, risk-benefit analysis, applied welfare economics, damage assessment and other methods. Applications in any public... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 26, 2015 at Environmental Economics
If too many auctioned permits leads to an equal amount of emissions when compared to that with a too low tax then it is all the same to me.
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From the inbox: Thank you for your contribution of $8 on 8/21/2015 to the Carbon Neutral Commuter program. 100% of your contribution will be used to purchase carbon offsets. For complete information about the program and how contributions are being spent, please visit Carbon Neutral Commuter! And I feel fine. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Environmental Economics
@aguanomics why are carbon taxes more viable worldwide? — John C. Whitehead (@johnwhitehead81) August 17, 2015 And we went back and forth a bit from there. Recognizing that the twitter is a lousy way to communicate, David went to the blog: One week ago, I tweeted that the Pope (!)... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Environmental Economics
America's Finest News Source: According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, July was the hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880, averaging 1.46 degrees hotter than the July average and beating the previous record-setting month by .14 degrees. What do you think? “And if the... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 25, 2015 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: Dear John C. Whitehead, Greetings! Considering your published research paper of ‟A Split-Sample Revealed and Stated Preference Demand Model to Examine Homogenous Subgroup Consumer Behavior Responses to Information and Food Safety Technology Treatments” in related areas of Finance & Economics, we are very interested in publishing your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Is there a Matrix-like scenario at the end of the PERC fellowship? "You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland (i.e., PERC), and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."
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Then stay away from PERC. They are very serious.
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Matt Kahn: Adam Nagourney appears to be an adherent of the ideas of the Club of Rome. In his NY Times front page piece today, he worries that California cities that encourage growth are exacerbating the "water crisis" by increasing demand during a drought that is likely to persist. What... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 21, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Er, yes.
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This is what Mankiw is missing by not having a comments section.
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I added puerile humor to the categories!
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From the inbox: Dear Dr. John C. Whitehead, Your interesting published article "A Split-Sample Revealed and Stated Preference Demand Model to Examine Homogenous Subgroup Consumer Behavior Responses to Information and Food Safety Technology Treatments" drives me to call for new papers and honorary reviewer, on behalf of Review of Economics... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Environmental Economics