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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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I should mention, I'm not trolling for citations with the first part! If the editor sends it to a reviewer and the reviewer has written something relevant then the reviewer should point it out, right?
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Tyler Cowen: I say downwards: With bargain gasoline prices putting more money in the pockets of Americans, owners of hybrids and electric vehicles are defecting to sport utility vehicles and other conventional models powered only by gasoline, according to Edmunds.com, an auto research firm. There are limits, it appears, to... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
I've spent most of the time since grades were submitted catching up on reviews. I'm getting old and tired of writing the same things over and over. For example, I tend to referee a few revealed and stated preference data combination papers each year. The data are typically collected from... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
David J. McCowin: Administrations, not department chairs, are responsible for making decisions about the pay of adjunct instructors. And for most, it’s not a priority. Surely, though, the marketing brochures you received from colleges and universities did not highlight their cost-cutting methods in staffing classrooms. They’re strangely quiet on this... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
Kevin Simmons: In 1999, 2003 and 2013, powerful tornadoes struck [Moore, OK], killing dozens and causing billions of dollars in damage. The 1999 storm had the highest wind speed ever recorded when it hit the nearby town of Bridge Creek. In all, 36 people died. Twenty-four more were killed in... Continue reading
Reblogged May 14, 2015 at Environmental Economics
RFF Staff: An RFF survey of public opinion in Pennsylvania and Texas about shale gas development risks revealed that 41 and 31 percent of respondents, respectively, are “extremely concerned or very concerned” about risks to groundwater and surface water sources. The survey also showed that the public is willing to... Continue reading
Reblogged May 14, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Joseph Stromberg: Brazil spent about $3 billion building 12 new or heavily refurbished stadiums for last year's World Cup. Officials promised these taxpayer-funded venues would continue to generate revenue for years, hosting concerts, pro soccer games, and other events. But as Lourdes Garcia-Navarro at NPR reports, most stadiums are failing... Continue reading
Reblogged May 13, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Paul J. Burke and Shuhei Nishitateno: This study utilizes data for 144 countries from 1991 to 2010 to present the first international estimates of the gasoline price elasticity of road fatalities. We instrument each country's gasoline price with that country's oil reserves and the yearly international crude oil price to... Continue reading
Reblogged May 13, 2015 at Environmental Economics
And now, humbly, I am: [Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values - A Guide for Researchers and Practioners, ed. by Johnston, Rolfe, Rosenberger, & Brouwer, forthcoming 2015] provides a comprehensive review of environmental benefit transfer methods, issues and challenges, covering topics relevant to researchers and practitioners. Early chapters provide... Continue reading
Reblogged May 13, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Read the NYT op-ed, the infamous pop quiz, our Salon feature, or Foreign Affairs and Atlantic essays. via gwagner.com Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Overheard in my office as we look at this picture: "I wish we had gotten the 80 inch."
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Nothing wrong with the gratuitous self-citation because ... ack! that reminds me! http://www.env-econ.net/2015/05/journals-preferences-and-publishing-in-agricultural-and-environmental-economics.html
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Dan Rigby, Michael Burton and Jayson L. Lusk in AJAE: Research quality is an increasingly important metric for determining funding allocations, promotion and tenure, and professional prestige. A key metric often used as a proxy for research quality is the ranking of the journal in which a manuscript appears. While... Continue reading
Reblogged May 6, 2015 at Environmental Economics
I still enjoy a good conference (although I've hit diminishing returns). Every SEA meeting is like a shot in the arm in terms of figuring out what the newbies are doing. Other than our seminars, and we do a good job inviting the E&R newbies from the area, Appstate can be a wilderness in terms of new ideas (and I'm looking in the mirror).
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I was in fancy-pants-land (Huntersville), NC on Saturday and witnessed my first electric vehicle hook up at the Whole Foods: Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Environmental Economics
I'm using a short term demand elasticity of 0.10.
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Interesting comment, I guess it could happen if the demand curve was upward sloping and steeper than supply?
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I'm going with an impact of 0 (using a multiplier of 17).
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In my mind there are three tiers: First: JEEM, JAERE, AJAE, REEP Second: EARE, REE, Land Third: Ecol Econ, AJAERE, JAERE, MRE, JEM, etc. The third tier contains every other reputable (i.e., rigorous, high quality) journal.
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The Hill: A majority of voters would support a 10-cent increase in the federal gas tax if the money is used for specific transportation improvements, according to a new poll released on Wednesday. The poll, which was conducted by the San Jose, Calif. Mineta Transportation Institute, found that 71 percent... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 30, 2015 at Environmental Economics
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From the RESECON listserv: Dear Colleagues: Attached please find a table of the informal (and unscientific) survey I conducted of RESECON members asking them to rank professional journals in natural resource and environmental economics. In the spirit of importance-significance analysis, I asked for journals to be ranked based on both... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Environmental Economics
One feature of economic incentive-based environmental policy is that it is possible to achieve (1) a given amount of emissions reductions at lower cost and/or (2) additional emissions reductions at the same cost relative to environmental standards (i.e., command and control regulation): Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Wednesday... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 29, 2015 at Environmental Economics
From the miscellany section of Economic Inquiry: Welfare economics must adapt to the growing consensus over the assignment of rights to animals. We extend nonmarket valuation techniques to the study and measurement of the preferences of Chinook salmon regarding their aquatic habitat and the value of their existence. We find... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 29, 2015 at Environmental Economics