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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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Have prices risen? Looking at this small sample from April to December there hasn't been much movement. If not, the rational response is to buy more now in expectation of the price increase. I'm stocking up.
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As Colbert transitions the NC Sea Level Rise panel continues its work: The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission’s science panel made a few final adjustments Monday to the draft five-year update to its sea level rise report before agreeing it was ready for peer review. The draft – which contains projections... Continue reading
Reblogged 14 hours ago at Environmental Economics
And it is eggnog season.
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On Monday I read this: Negotiators eked out a global agreement to fight climate change during an environmental summit in the Peruvian capital, Lima, early Sunday. The approach taken by this agreement is quite different from that of the more familiar Kyoto Protocol. There are no formal commitments to reduce... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Environmental Economics
Climate negotiators forged a new climate agreement this past weekend. It’s been named the Lima Accord, and it relies on countries to individually decide if and by how much they want to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases. In other words, the Lima Accord sets out to solve a problem... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Environmental Economics
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The Uber price gouging in Sydney problem was brought to my attention by Daniel Brent (thanks!). Jodi Beggs has covered it better than I could: I’m beginning to think that the overlap in the Venn diagram of “Economic Theory” and “Good PR” is an area that my cat couldn’t resist... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Environmental Economics
None of the three can be found at SSCI.
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This is from the first issue editorial: "The Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy (JEEP) is launched to bring academically rigorous evidence to a wider readership in policy and private sector circles as well as academia. We also aim to shorten the time from receipt of papers to publication, compared with other academic journals. But JEEP will only be successful with the support of those who submit papers and those who subscribe. The Editors plan to apply for Thomson Reuters Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) registration during the first year JEEP is published. Thomson Reuters can approve registration once a journal has been published for one year; although citation reports for a journal do not appear until a journal has been published for two years."
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It looks like a potentially very good journal. The editorial board is outstanding. I've never read a paper there but will soon as there is a forthcoming RP/SP paper that looks good.
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Once again, IMHO, the AERE sessions at the SEA meetings were a big success. AERE sponsored 15 sessions, an all time high. I attended X of these and each one had an audience between 15 and 25 (with one exception). The presentations were great (i.e., I learned a lot). Most... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
Does anyone know much about the following journals (in alpha order) beyond my notes? Environmental Economics published by Business Perspectives which is on Beall's list [i.e., may be a "fake" journal] listed in EconLit not ranked by RePEc Environmental Economics and Policy Studies published by Springer listed in EconLit ranked... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
... measurement may become more difficult: When research in 2011 showed that workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics earned a premium of 25 percent over other workers and have just a 5.5-percent unemployment rate, it reinforced strong economic incentives to get more people into those STEM... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
Excellent point. I've made the change. I also changed dog to doggie.
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"Highlights"? You get what vote for: Congress is finishing work on a $1.1 trillion bill that finances operations of most federal agencies and includes dozens of policy riders and directives. Here are some highlights: ... E.P.A. Cuts funds for the Environmental Protection Agency; prohibits the agency from regulating the lead... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
No comment on the conspiracy theory (Warmer waters ...): In the vast gulf that arcs from Massachusetts’s shores to Canada’s Bay of Fundy, cod was once king. It paid for fishermen’s boats, fed their families and put their children through college. In one halcyon year in the mid-1980s, the codfish... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
One of my favorite ways of wasting a couple minutes is reading the local "Go Blue Ridge Dot Net." Here is an example: An earthquake rocked the area at the Watauga-Caldwell line early this morning, prompting calls about explosions and other inquiries to the Watauga Communications Center, who dispatched fire... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
#1 should be: The journal invites you to submit a paper or edit a special issue. 1) Searching in the box marked “Search this journal” on the journal web page for the name of an author of an article in a recent issue of the journal does not return any... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
From the Chronicle (What the Year's Most-Noticed Research Papers Tell Us About Ourselves): Skim the 100 most-discussed research papers of the past year, put together by the London-based company Altmetric, and you’ll see some of the oddball stuff you might expect. ... In other pee-related news, some scientists, for some... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 10, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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David Zetland (Kickstarter update and additional details): After an initial surge to $900 towards the target of $2,000, pledges towards my calendar project (seen on the right sidebar) have slowed down. I am getting lots of "let us market your kickstarter to your facebook friends" spam, which seems to indicate... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 10, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Living in a somewhat dysfunctional three-level house, we decided to put up a second tree to better spread holiday cheer. I live in an area that grows a lot of Christmas trees so they are not hard to find. After getting the first tree at a farm with hay rides... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Environmental Economics
John beat me to using Efficiency (which very much describes my life, but the time I spent figuring out different ways to access SQL databases is so going to pay off any day now), and I liked this one as well: http://xkcd.com/1447/ I'm aware of at least one meta-meta analysis... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Presentation November 24, 2014 Read Complete Document (pdf, 345.47 KB) Presentation by Terry M. Dinan, Senior Advisor in CBO’s Microeconomics Studies Division, to the Hoover Institution Energy Task Force Meeting at Stanford University. Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax from Congressional Budget Office via www.cbo.gov Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Good advice: Thanksgiving kicks off holiday party season, and at office holiday parties around the country, this means co-workers will make merry and mischief. This time of year, Minneapolis attorney Kate Bischoff is a busy woman. "I often represent clients who are handling the aftermath of a holiday party when... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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