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John Whitehead
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Thanks, fixed!
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Climate federalism: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday directing regulators to formulate rules cracking down on electricity sector carbon emissions. The order requires state officials to convene a working group on carbon emissions and issue a report by the end of the year on potential... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 hours ago at Environmental Economics
Three times.
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This is tempting: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is setting aside $12 million to pay for employee buyouts, officials wrote in a memo this week. ... The EPA said in April that it would maintain a hiring freeze put in place by the Trump administration in January and that it... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
It's a my poop don't stink moment.
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I've now seen it twice.
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From the Moment of Happiness Daily Quotation: “Nothing is more graceful than habitual cheerfulness, which is always founded upon a peculiar relish for all the little pleasures which common occurrences afford.” -- Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments All of the little pleasures ... for example, I think I... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
Actually, it's always Haab et al. Ugh.
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Making American Great Again: Two scientists have resigned from an Environmental Protection Agency advisory board to protest agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s removal of their colleagues. Carlos Martín, a senior research associate at the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, and Peter B. Meyer, president of the E.P. Systems... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2017 at Environmental Economics
From Edward Elgar: Handbook of Choice Modelling (2014) Edited by Stephane Hess, University of Leeds, UK and Andrew Daly, University of Leeds, UK and RAND Europe In Chapter 1 Hess and Daly mention the Carson and Czajkowski chapter titled "The discrete choice experiment approach to environmental contingent valuation": Carson and... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Timothy Cama and Devin Henry via Three Republicans joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday to reject an effort to overturn an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2017 at Environmental Economics
OK, I have it on my blogging agenda to go there (CVM "vs" DCE). And let's also make it clear that the situation is improving: BP/McFadden/Train are including DCE in their CVM critique.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on Don't get me started ... at Environmental Economics
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Notes: I'm using the last half of this time series: My best guess of my retirement is 15 years away, so I'm good We'll check back in about 5 years and see the effect of this: Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Environmental Economics
The referendum vs status quo version of a discrete choice experiment is no different than referendum CVM— John C. Whitehead (@johnwhitehead81) May 10, 2017 Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Hahahaha! I already knew that.
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No? Then your publication chance is much lower: Abstract: This paper employs a unique dataset on articles, authors and editors of the top general interest journals in economics to investigate the role of social connections in the publication process. Ties between editors and authors are identified based on their academic... Continue reading
Reblogged May 9, 2017 at Environmental Economics
More evidence that the benefits of environmental quality have been executive ordered to zero (EPA dismisses members of major scientific review board): The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signal of what critics call a campaign by the Trump... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Quotes of the day: Results from a survey of members of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the leading professional organization of economists studying environmental and resource issues, found that 80 percent disagree that reducing the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory power will improve the U.S. economy. “Markets, left alone,... Continue reading
Reblogged May 8, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Here is an obituary: William Jack Baumol was born on February 26, 1922, and died on May 4, 2017. He was an American economist. He served as the professor of economics at New York University, Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Professor Emeritus at Princeton... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: I just read your article in REEP with the survey of environmental economists. I look forward to using it in my class next term – I usually start class off with a survey of the students, and it will be fun now to compare their answers to... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Environmental Economics