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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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Retraction Watch: A court in the Netherlands has fined Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) 7,500 euros to compensate for “immaterial damage” to an economist accused of plagiarism. Karima Kourtit, a researcher at VU, has been at the receiving end of anonymous complaints to her institution accusing her of plagiarism and her... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
RFF on the issues: According to new data from the US Energy Information Administration, most of the two dozen states that have sued to block the Clean Power Plan have decreased coal usage regardless. Reflective of the changing US energy landscape, the new data indicates many of these same states... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: Dear John, The latest issue of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) is now available on the University of Chicago Press Journals website. As a reminder, AERE 2016 membership provides exclusive online access to the full run of JAERE in full text,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
I teach that models give us better answers than assertions.
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Marc Hafstead and Roberton C. Williams III: As environmental economists, we are often asked about how environmental regulations or policies will affect jobs and the unemployment rate. This should be no surprise as employment effects often play a central role in the political debate over environmental policy, with “green job”... Continue reading
Reblogged May 16, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Considering the past 6 years, environmental economists win it about 50% of the time: Dr. Leah Greden Mathews of the University of North Carolina Asheville The winner was announced at the 2015 meeting of the Southern Economic Association in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, November 22, and was awarded a... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Environmental Economics
I was asked to review my own paper by a top field (i.e., JEEM) once, but this is different: Eerily familiar”: That’s how Serdar Sayan of TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Turkey says it felt to read a submission to the Scandinavian Journal of Economics, after the journal... Continue reading
Reblogged May 12, 2016 at Environmental Economics
(114) Shutting Down the Thermohaline Circulation David Anthoff, Francisco Estrada and Richard S. J. Tol Past climatic changes were caused by a slowdown of the thermohaline circulation. We use results from experiments with three climate models to show that the expected cooling due to a slowdown of the thermohaline circulation... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From Wikipedia: ResearchGate has been criticized for emailing unsolicited invitations to the coauthors of its users. These emails are written as if they were personally sent by the user, but they are sent automatically unless the user opts out, which causes some researchers to boycott the service because of this... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Environmental Economics
The shutdown rule: Major oil companies have abandoned hundreds of leases for offshore drilling rights in the United States's portion of the Arctic Ocean. Federal government documents obtained by environmental group Oceana show that ConocoPhillips Co., Italy’s Eni and Iona Energy, Inc., abandoned all their leases in the Chukchi Sea,... Continue reading
Reblogged May 11, 2016 at Environmental Economics
The AERE Summer Conference Program has been released! From the inbox: The AERE Summer Conference schedule of papers has been posted! We are excited about the variety and excellence of this year’s program--click here to see all the sessions. The list of papers for Friday afternoon’s special session on The... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Environmental Economics
I'm watching right now. The video is safe for work because it is about science, the link is from the Chronicle and they bleep the most naughty words: John Oliver, the comedian and host of the HBO show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, has perfected the art of the... Continue reading
Reblogged May 10, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Matt Kahn: The key question is how much utility does this household lose when Mother Nature nudges it to make a new locational choice? The NY Times implicitly says that these people are passive victims who will greatly suffer. I doubt this, the U.S has many nice places to move... Continue reading
Reblogged May 4, 2016 at Environmental Economics
On the "The Top 20 U.S. Colleges For Outdoor Adventurers": Do you dream of shredding powder, live for the challenge of climbing a tough pitch, or love taking risks navigating class III rapids? Or do you prefer basking in the sunshine, learning the natural history of your surroundings, hiking through... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Shannon Wulf Tregar: Last week, environmental regulators from 14 states sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking for guidance on how to how to implement the carbon emissions reduction goals outlined in the Clean Power Plan. The letter indicates states’ willingness to enact voluntary measures, despite the Supreme... Continue reading
Reblogged May 4, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Rob Stavins is annoyed but I'm not sure at who. Is it the steady state ecological economists ("We should encourage our public bodies, to adopt an economic policy that rejects the endless pursuit of aggregate growth") or the folks who that that a technological solution exists such that GDP increases... Continue reading
Reblogged May 3, 2016 at Environmental Economics
This paper, a response to Desvousges, Mathews and Train's "adequate responsive to scope" paper, has just been published online in the methodological and ideological options section of Ecological Economics: Plausible responsiveness to scope is a question of economic significance, in addition to statistical significance, of the scope test in contingent... Continue reading
Reblogged May 3, 2016 at Environmental Economics
And they could be large: In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage systems. One of those grants, $48 million for Isle de Jean Charles, is something... Continue reading
Reblogged May 3, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Sea turtle eggs! Comment #29 from Referee #2: Then you call your results "tentative" in the last paragraph – after I’ve pushed through 26 pages of frustrating doubts created by weak exposition. Sorry, I’m really not a happy reader!! From the punctuation dictionary: There is some dispute in regards to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Sigh of relief. I assumed the referee wasn't an idiot and the problem was all mine. This paper has been rejected by four journals, one after a revise and resubmit, and we haven't been told that the writing is substandard until now.
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2016 on Burn! at Environmental Economics
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From the Walker College Sustainable Business News website: The Department of Economics and the Center for Economic Research & Policy Analysis (CERPA) at Appalachian State University will host its 4th annual Appalachian Experimental and Environmental Economics Workshop on April 29-30, 2016 at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From Referee #2: Unfortunately, I find the exposition of the paper rather to be substantially weaker than I would expect for an article of this type at any journal .... I found several aspects of the process for how the survey questions were assigned or presented to respondents, and how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Environmental Economics
The WSJ Weekly Review reminds me: EPA Defends Cost of 2015 Mercury Rules in Updated Analysis by: Amy Harder Apr 16, 2016 Click here to view the full article on TOPICS: Environmental Regulation SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency issued an updated cost analysis, defending its issuance of the first-ever... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Insert "quasi" and we're all good.
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Also, you didn't claim that RFF discovered the price mechanism.
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