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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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I think so: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma are among the most vocal Republican skeptics of the science that burning fossil fuels contributes to global warming, but a new study to be released Thursday found that their states would be among the biggest... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
My favorite is 1% milk* with chocolate malt Ovaltine: A newly released report showing that higher temperatures cause cows to give less milk is uniting climate and animal rights activists to take immediate action to counteract the negative effects of bovine heat stress. “Cows are happy in parts of Northern... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
And theses ensue: Now, federal officials are weighing putting [the sage grouse] on the endangered species list — setting off a mad scramble among the unlikeliest of allies to save the bird and avoid disrupting the nation’s enormous growth in energy production. With a range stretching over more than 165... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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The headline says "mountaintop removal for coal hurts water quality and harms fish." Well, we knew that. Luckily, the article actually gives an idea of the magnitude: In West Virginia’s Appalachian mountains, fish are vanishing. The number of species has fallen, the populations of those that remain are down, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 18, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Matthew J. Kotchen and Erin T. Mansur: In the absence of legislation for a US national climate policy, regulatory responsibility has fallen to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In March 2012, the EPA announced a proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants. Then in September 2013, the EPA... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 18, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Anthony C. Fisher and Phu V. Le: Climate scientists, and natural scientists more generally, believe that climate change is a major, perhaps the most important, problem facing humankind this century, and that it is increasingly linked to extreme weather events. However, the impression one gets from much of the economic... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 18, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Kenneth J. Arrow, Maureen L. Cropper, Christian Gollier, Ben Groom, Geoffrey M. Heal, Richard G. Newell, William D. Nordhaus, Robert S. Pindyck, William A. Pizer, Paul R. Portney, Thomas Sterner, Richard S. J. Tol, and Martin L. Weitzman: Should governments use a discount rate that declines over time when evaluating... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 18, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Maureen A. Pirog (former editor at JPAM): How do you get your work published? I recently offered readers of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM) a top 10 list of things to do and not do if you want your work published in peer-reviewed journals. It was based... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 17, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Google Scholar Blog (2014 Scholar metrics released): Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we are releasing the 2014 version of Scholar Metrics. This release is based on citations from all articles that were indexed... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 17, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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The Federal Highway Trust Fund will live on for another 6 months or so: In April, Mr. Obama sent Congress a proposed transportation program that would spend $302 billion over four years, financed both by traditional gasoline taxes and the elimination of some corporate tax breaks. Senator Bob Corker, Republican... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 16, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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My dissertation, written under the direction Glenn Blomquist in 1989, considered whether information about alternative environmental goods was missing from contingent valuation (CV) scenarios. Subsequently we received funding to consider whether the CV method could distinguish amongst quality differentiated environmental goods. The paper got beat around a bit but eventually... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Think about all of the bloody bird adding up tests! In what is being called the worst blood disaster in U.S. history, the Red Cross’ Western Blood Pipeline ruptured Tuesday evening, spilling 45 million gallons of crude O positive across a three-mile radius. “I’ve never seen anything like this; right... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 15, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Macroeconomists who criticize micro-data beware, government macro statistics also rely on surveys: If the first-quarter G.D.P. report is wrong, can we expect it to be changed? The B.E.A. will release annual revisions at the end of this month, but there is not likely to be a lot of new information... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 15, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Why am I getting spam from the "Fox School of Business, Temple University"? Childishly, I replied to foxpr@temple.edu: I enjoyed reading about your accomplishments. Here are some of my papers that I'm sure you'd like to read! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0928765597000353 http://jse.sagepub.com/content/2/1/6.short I could go on but this is only the first edition... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Bob Hughes, American Fisheries Society president writes: "Population growth is a component of economic growth, determining it's natural rate (Harrod 1939). In addition, neoclassical economists regard population growth as necessary for per capita growth in gross domestic product over the long term (Romer 1990; Jones 1998). That is, neoclassical economists... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Not the Onion: The estate of the actor John Wayne, who was known as “The Duke,” has asked a California court to affirm that it can use the word “Duke” without causing confusion. Duke University, in North Carolina, has in recent years protested such usage, saying it suggests a link... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 10, 2014 at Environmental Economics
As someone who hails from the Bluegrass State, what can I say? (Huffington Post): In a condemnatory speech last week against the Obama administration’s new Environmental Protection Agency carbon emission regulations, Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith (R) claimed that man-made climate change is scientifically implausible because Mars and Earth share... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 9, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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I drove to Louisville, Ky to visit my sister and mother during the July 4 weekend. The EIA tells me that gas prices should have been around $3.61 per gallon ("Midwest" includes Kentucky and Tennessee). However, in Louisville the price was almost $4 gallon. I filled half a tank on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Retraction Watch: We haven’t covered that many retractions in economics, and a 2012 paper found very few such retractions. Now, a new study based on a survey of economists tries to get a handle on how often economists commit scientific misconduct. Here’s the abstract of “Scientific misbehavior in economics,” which... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 8, 2014 at Environmental Economics
A non-zero number of my posts are written exclusively for Tim's consumption. If anyone else enjoys them then that is a bonus. This post will probably be of interest to only Tim. I was back in my hometown this past weekend and ran across this item in the local paper:... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 8, 2014 at Environmental Economics