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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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From the guest editors: Dear Colleagues, Coastal areas around the world are dynamic environments at the interface of terrestrial, marine, and freshwater systems. Nearly 40% of the world’s people already live in these areas, yet coastal zones are increasingly attractive for development and tourism, and are vulnerable to a variety... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Environmental Economics
From The Hill: The House passed a nonbinding measure Thursday to denounce a carbon tax, calling it “detrimental” to the United States. The resolution, sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), states that a tax on emissions of carbon dioxide — the most prevalent greenhouse gas that causes climate... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Valuing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in Public Forests: Scope Effects with Attribute Non-Attendance Chris Giguere, Chris Moore and John C. Whitehead No 18-07, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University Abstract: Sensitivity to the scope of public good provision is an important indication of validity for the contingent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Here is a summary of an analysis of part of the Trump Administration energy policy from a new RFF working paper by Daniel Shawhan and Paul Picciano: A leaked US government memo proposes preventing the scheduled retirement of coal and nuclear power plants for two years. Using a detailed simulation... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Gina McCarthy's keynote at the recent World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists has drawn rave reviews from twitter and the inbox. So, here it is in case you had to teach summer school to save money for your kid's college (like me): Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Rob Verchick ("a professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and president of the Center for Progressive Reform in Washington. He served as deputy associate administrator for policy at the Environmental Protection Agency) in the LATimes: As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt has wriggled from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Here is an idea for your time when the hard, gemlike flame threatens to flicker (BS&G ride director happy with 2018 event): Blood, Sweat and Gears Ride Director Scott Nelson felt the 2018 edition of the event went as well as it could. The event, which took place June 23,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Environmental Economics
My dad told me that too! Smart guys ... who knew they followed Urban Dictionary?
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2018 on Lobster tariffs at Environmental Economics
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Tim Haab on "[EPA's] rejiggered science advisory board stocked with industry types just killed three committees it has traditionally relied on": “The message was a surprise,” Timothy Haab, an environmental economist at Ohio State University who was on the economics committee, told Earther. “I fear that losing the advisory committees... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Put this one in our new "easy to win a trade war" category: Next month, China is expected to impose an additional 25 percent tariff on American lobster as the sparring over trade continues and Mr. Trump threatens to impose tariffs on as much as $450 billion worth of Chinese... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Just made a donation to People for Sharon — John C. Whitehead (@johnwhitehead81) June 23, 2018 Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Environmental Economics
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Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Three of Professor Wilen's students (including current and former editors of MRE) introduce the paper like this: Throughout his career, James E. (Jim) Wilen has had a remarkable influence on the development of resource and fisheries economics through his path-breaking research contributions, influence on fisheries policy, and outstanding legacy as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Let the demogoguery begin: Proponents of a market-oriented plan to fight climate change by taxing greenhouse gas emissions and giving the revenue to American taxpayers are starting a campaign to run advertisements as early as this fall and introduce legislation in Congress as early as next year. The plan’s supporters... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Joe Aldy: Since the Reagan administration, federal agencies have been required to produce cost-benefit analyses of their major regulations. These assessments are designed to ensure that regulators are pursuing actions that make society better off. In my experience working on the White House economic team in the Clinton and Obama... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Environmental Economics
From the University of Wisconsin Press blog: When Daniel W. Bromley assumed the editorship of Land Economics in 1974, the journal had just celebrated fifty years of continuous publication. Bromley is the Anderson-Bascom Professor (Emeritus) of Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and recipient of the 2011 Reimar Lüst... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Nevertheless, from Retraction Watch: A former Harvard economist and co-founder of a massive repository of free papers in social sciences has been accused of reusing similar material over multiple papers. The three papers share the same title. According to an investigation by one of the journals, two papers by Michael... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Environmental Economics
I was asked to review the paper mid-April and got a reminder in mid-May that the review was due in a week. This is not good: Dear [journal editor], I have just now completed the review of this paper and went to manuscript central to submit it and got the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Me: This review has risen to the top of my review pile. I should have it completed within a week. That would be about 1 month after I agreed to the request and only about a week after the 3 week deadline that I foolishly agreed to. Did you know... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Via Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics New York, NY May 17-18, 2018 Submissions: closed NBER Summer Institute – Environmental & Energy Economics Cambridge, MA July 23-24, 2018 Submissions: closed (invite only) Camp Resources XXV... Continue reading
Reblogged May 23, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Prolly meant "tinkled"
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FB18-032 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: May 17, 2018 CONTACT:, Sustainable Fisheries, 727-824-5305 Request for Comments: Limited Opening of Recreational and Commercial Red Snapper Fishery in South Atlantic Federal Waters KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries requests comments on a proposed rule for Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at Environmental Economics