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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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From the inbox: Greetings: I am most happy to inform you that the following sessions have been accepted for presentation at the 87th annual conference of the Southern Economic Association®. Agriculture Air Pollution Climate Change I Climate Change II Coastal Management Energy Fisheries Forests and Wildlife Natural Disasters Panel: Tips... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
On October 16 I wrote: From the inbox: Dr. Whitehead, In hopes of establishing greater dialogue with past and future authors, reviewers and readers of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM), we write to give you an update on recent journal activities. We are happy to report that... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
Presented at the AERE Summer Conference: Each year, AERE selects an outstanding research paper published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists during the previous calendar year. "The Clean Air Act Watch List: An Enforcement and Compliance Natural Experiment" by Mary F. Evans Journal of the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
"Jason Shogren, not present at the [Exxon] conference, remembers the assault on CV as 'brutal.'” (p. 324)
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From the inbox: I just wanted to give you a heads up that Environmental Economics has been featured in the Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2017 Congratulations and keep up the awesome work with Environmental Economics! Thanks! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
It would be better if the stated reasons for leaving the the Paris Agreement made better sense: During a White House news conference, Trump outlined his reasons for leaving the agreement. Many of them, however, were based on questionable data. Here are some of Trump's main arguments for exiting the... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
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Posted 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
PaulS, Other than the swipe at stated preference surveys, I'm really not sure what point you are trying to make. Re: stated preference surveys. Do you have a particular problem with them? Do you have a suggested alternative? I have several papers that provide evidence that they are fairly accurate in predicting behavior. I'm fairly confident that they give us better information about preferences than nothing.
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The "conservative" carbon tax proposal seems like a long time ago: A little over a year ago, 195 countries signed on to the historic Paris Climate Accord to limit global warming pollution. This year, the United States pointed a loaded gun at its own foot, and President Trump pulled the... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 16, 2017 at Environmental Economics
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Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Environmental Economics
From the Harvard Press Release: The Publication of Enduring Quality (PEQ) award of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) recognizes works that are of seminal nature and with enduring value in environmental and resource economics. This year, AERE recognized two influential empirical papers on induced innovation in environmental... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 15, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Another technological breakthrough: NEW YORK—Using the rapidly evolving technology to push the boundaries of how people interact with the acclaimed writer and economist, The New York Times released a virtual reality program Friday that takes users inside the immersive, 3D world of Paul Krugman. “Once the VR headset is activated,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 15, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Not much, I answered 3 of 8 correctly! There is no silver bullet for climate change, because slowing planetary warming will require a variety of strategies. “Drawdown,”a new book edited by the green entrepreneur Paul Hawken, analyzes 100 potential solutions, ranks them by the amount of greenhouse gases they could... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox; Resources for the Future (RFF) is launching a multi-year, multidisciplinary research initiative to improve the methodology used to calculate the social cost of carbon—an economic tool used to quantify both the benefits to society of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere and the harm to society... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Environmental Economics
I ruin everything.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2017 on Congrats Al McGartland at Environmental Economics
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That's why I think it is some stupid experiment.
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2017 on Another referee rant at Environmental Economics
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From the inbox: Ms. Ref. No.: [redacted] Title: [article title] [journal] This is an automated reminder. If you already submitted your review, or if you have sent us an email regarding your review, please disregard this reminder. Dear Dr. Whitehead, You kindly accepted our invitation and agreed to review the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Environmental Economics
CONGRATS: Albert McGartland, director of EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics, is the first-ever federal government economist to be named a fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. The honor recognizes contributions to advancing environmental and resource economics. via www.politico.com One article should serve as sufficient explanation: http://www.env-econ.net/2015/08/for-your-syllabi.html. Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 5, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! That last bit is from Ghostbusters, of course, but it fits with the President's vision of the climate-regulated future.The rhetoric is kind of funny except that it isn't funny: That's the grim future that President Trump said he was trying to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 2, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Richard G. Newell: President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord for economic reasons is extremely unfortunate and not based on evidence. The climate policies necessary to fulfill US commitments under the agreement would create very small costs relative to the size of the US economy and would... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 2, 2017 at Environmental Economics
It seems that many economists don't think the Paris climate agreement would cost that much but the President, 22 Senators and much of the Republican Party think that it will. The latter group are using a NERA study funded by the usual suspects to suggest that the costs are huge... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 2, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Trump saying he will work to ensure that America remains world leader on environmental issues is like OJ saying he would look for the killer — Nat Keohane (@NatKeohane) June 1, 2017 Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Environmental Economics
The President is expected to announce that the U.S. is pulling out of the "195-nation agreement on climate change reached in Paris in 2015" at 3 pm: The United States, with its love of big cars, big houses and blasting air-conditioners, has contributed more than any other country to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Associated Press via Fox Business President Donald Trump has declared that abandoning the Paris climate agreement would be a victory for the American economy. Many economists have big doubts. They say the agreement would likely help create about as many jobs in renewable energy as it might cost in polluting... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 1, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Holy cow, the Brookings Institution is trolling President Trump with the title on the webpage. The title of the report is a bit different. We live in interesting times: In “The role of border carbon adjustments in a U.S. carbon tax,” Warwick McKibbin, Adele Morris, Peter Wilcoxen, and Weifeng Liu... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Environmental Economics