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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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Maximilian Auffhammer at the Energy Institute at Haas blog: Maybe the most significant development is President Trump’s call for a review of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, which were updated under the Obama Administration requiring the auto industry to deliver a fleet average of at least 54.5 mpg by... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
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See for yourself: http://www.igmchicago.org/surveys/the-cbo. And here is the information on the survey and panel: This panel explores the extent to which economists agree or disagree on major public policy issues. To assess such beliefs we assembled this panel of expert economists. Statistics teaches that a sample of (say) 40 opinions... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
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Carlo Carraro (REEP editor): This issue of REEP also features four regular articles (we have indeed increased the number of articles per issue) on topics that I believe will be of great interest to our readers. ... The fourth article, “What Do Environmental and Resource Economists Think? Results from a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
Christina Weigand and Scott Crosson (to be presented at the NAAFE Forum 2017 at 5:30 La Paz time): NAAFE conference poster preview. I'm sure yall can read this on your phones easily. pic.twitter.com/fn47Ac9O5M — Scott Crosson (@FishEcon) March 17, 2017 Here is the abstract: We provide an initial look at... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
I've been wanting to write this paper since the EPA/DOE workshop on the SCC: The Impact of Climate Change on Marine Recreational Fishing with Implications for the Social Cost of Carbon John Whitehead, Appalachian State University Daniel Willard, Environmental Defense Fund Abstract We estimate the effects of temperature and precipitation... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
From The Hill's Overnight Energy email and here: In a letter to Pruitt released on Monday, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) said Pruitt's comments earlier this month "contradict the conclusions not only of our best scientists but of your own agency." Curbelo said Pruitt should reconsider them, and he invited Pruitt... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
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Source: https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20170319/283055529229530 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
pic.twitter.com/ykpCjV8qVo — Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) March 19, 2017 Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
From the WaPo: Ireland’s leader was in Washington for a series of events in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, including breakfast with the vice president, a luncheon at the U.S. Capitol, a one-on-one meeting with President Trump and a long-standing annual ceremony in which the U.S. president is presented with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Environmental Economics
The obit says: "Whether in the office, doing work around the house, or driving, Greg constantly listened to National Public Radio. For those wishing to make a memorial donation, please consider WSKG (online) or mailing a check to NPR (P.O. Box 791490, Baltimore, MD 21279-1490). Alternatively, consider giving to the Surfrider Foundation (online at surfrider.org), a nonprofit dedicated to the protection of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches that Greg loved so much."
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2017 on R.I.P. Greg Poe at Environmental Economics
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From the obit: Whether in the office, doing work around the house, or driving, Greg constantly listened to National Public Radio. For those wishing to make a memorial donation, please consider WSKG (online) or mailing a check to NPR (P.O. Box 791490, Baltimore, MD 21279-1490). Alternatively, consider giving to the Surfrider Foundation (online at surfrider.org), a nonprofit dedicated to the protection of the world’s oceans, waves and beaches that Greg loved so much.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2017 on R.I.P. Greg Poe at Environmental Economics
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This is totally justified if the benefits of regulations that improve environmental quality are zero: President Trump will send a budget to Congress on Thursday that sharply reorders the nation’s priorities by spending billions of dollars on defending the southern border and bolstering the Pentagon while severely cutting funds for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Environmental Economics
And I thought he was the least clownish cabinet member. -- Pervis Pembleton
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I met Greg when he was a graduate student at the AERE Workshop in Lexington in 1992. I saw him infrequently at conferences but recently at the BCA meetings. There are some people you see infrequently that you'd like to hang out with more than you're able to and he was one of them.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2017 on R.I.P. Greg Poe at Environmental Economics
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This is a from a chapter in a book edited by Bruno Frey and David Iselin titled Economic Ideas You Should Forget: Contingent Valuation, Willingness to Pay, and Willingness to Accept Victor Ginsburgh Abstract. Contingent valuation (CV) and its two arms, or deadly weapons, willingness to pay (WTP) and willingness... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Environmental Economics
This is very sad: Prof. Gregory Poe, applied economics and management, passed away at his residence over the weekend, according to the University. Before he started working at Cornell, Poe served in the Peace Corps and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Poe taught environmental and resource economics,... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 14, 2017 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox [heavily redacted]: Dear Dr. Whitehead, The above-mentioned manuscript has been submitted to [journal]. Given your previous work and research interests, I thought you might find the manuscript of interest. I would greatly appreciate if you would review the work to assess its suitability for publication in [journal].... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Leaked White House memos suggest the Trump administration is planning deep spending cuts at @NOAA and the @EPA: ($) https://t.co/XbtYgW3KGb pic.twitter.com/hJfc7btpUN — Science Magazine (@sciencemagazine) March 10, 2017 Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Environmental Economics
I don't know if this is that crazy, because I don't understand climate science, but still: Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Thursday that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with the established scientific consensus on climate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Environmental Economics
The 87th Annual Meeting of the SEA will be held in Tampa, Florida at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, November 17-19, 2017 (Friday through Sunday). John Whitehead (Appalachian State University) is once again organizing the AERE sessions. Abstracts will be accepted for consideration beginning January 30, 2017 through the... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 8, 2017 at Environmental Economics
These never get old: Dear Dr. John C Whitehead, Greetings! It is our great pleasure inviting you to join our Editorial/Reviewer Board of journal. The Scientific Pages of Minimally Invasive Surgeries is an open access, peer reviewed journal which is mainly focused on various surgical procedures that are performed through... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Hmm, it seems like there could be a way for the universities to avoid the boom-bust cycle of energy: Nationwide, things are looking up — or at least stable — for institutions dependent on state funding, which is up for the fourth year in a row. But at some universities,... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 2, 2017 at Environmental Economics