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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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I taught biz stats II last spring, remember? I learned a thing or two about regression analysis!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on I took the bait at Environmental Economics
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From a reporter: What I'm interested in is: 1. Your reaction to the study. 2. Your assessment of local fisheries based on what you have seen working with the SAFMC and well as the sanctuary. My reply: 1a. That is an old study. Why is it drawing interest now? 1b.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
Suggesting that I'm awesome! You have received this email as confirmation that your Elsevier Editorial System (EES) account for [redacted] has been added to your consolidated user profile. Currently, the following EES accounts are linked to your consolidated profile: apen: Applied Energy dib: Data in Brief ecolec: Ecological Economics ecolet:... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
I just sent this message: AERE / SEA session participants, Let's have our informal AERE Happy Hour after the Distinguished Guest Lecture ("Life as a Lab: Using Field Experiments in Economics" John List [see note below]) on Saturday. This is a great chance to meet old friends and new and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Environmental Economics
From the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009: The Administrator, in consultation with the Department of State and the United States Trade Representative, shall annually prepare and certify a report to the Congress regarding whether China and India have adopted greenhouse gas emissions standards at least as strict... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Another thing on my "to do" list: A climate deal between China and the United States, the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 carbon polluters, is viewed as essential to concluding a new global accord. Unless Beijing and Washington can resolve their differences, climate experts say, few other countries will... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 12, 2014 at Environmental Economics
John Clay: Kudos to UK women's soccer coach Jon Lipsitz on a school-record fourth NCAA Tournament berth and a school-first No. 3 national seed. via Isn't every additional NCAA appearance a school-record? Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 12, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Any revision of this paper will include a citation to: Banzhaf, H Spencer. 2014. "Retrospectives: The Cold-War Origins of the Value of Statistical Life." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28(4): 213-26. Abstract This paper traces the history of the "Value of Statistical Life" (VSL), which today is used routinely in benefit-cost... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Hopefully this is the last comment because it hits the nail on the head! "So let me get this straight... they picked 2 small fields, targeted them for 10 years, targeted a ranking system that many other department dont optimise against... and still only got to 27th and 81st... talk about lrm" But, shouldn't there be rankings for LRM? Kindof like divisions in college football? Or soccer, shouldn't some of those PhD schools be relegated so that we can be promoted (to the bottom of MRM)?
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... without calling them out as being crappy? Retraction Watch: ... some fish mating researchers wrote a, um, love note to their peers that failed to be edited out by any of the many eyes who must have at least glanced over it. Here’s our favorite passage in “Variation in... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 12, 2014 at Environmental Economics
I'm posting this in an effort to get the HRMs at EconJobRumors to think of Appalachian Podunk State as something other than a best redneck department or a place where the biggest incentive to publish is so you can leave: Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics has one of the... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 11, 2014 at Environmental Economics
John Berstrom on the RESECON listserv: I have been assigned the interesting task of ranking professional journals in the natural resource and environmental economics field in order to provide guidance for our university's promotion and tenure process. Of course I am familiar with existing quantitative tools for ranking professional journals... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Petition to reinstate the Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE) survey: We, the undersigned, agree that the Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures (PACE) survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau is a valuable resource for research and policy analysis. The PACE survey provides the only comprehensive source of data on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Environmental Economics
I filled up for $2.77/gallon driving back from the airport last night. You can't get it for less than $3 in Boone: The national average price of gas tomorrow will drop below $3.00 per gallon for the first time since Dec. 22, 2010, ending its longest streak ever above that... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 7, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Don't destroy evidence that could cost shareholders billions of dollars: The lawyers and justices for the most part resisted the temptation to make fish jokes. But Justice Kennedy got one in near the end of the argument. “Perhaps Congress should have called this the Sarbanes-Oxley-Grouper Act,” he said. via Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 6, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Just a few millions: The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Hyundai Motor Company and the Kia Motors Corporation would pay a combined $100 million penalty as part of a settlement for overstating vehicle fuel economy standards on 1.2 million vehicles, a violation of the... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 4, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Short answer: "if the NFIP was a private insurance company it would no longer be in business." Carolyn Kousky and Leonard A. Shabman: Flood insurance in the United States is offered through the federal National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The 2005 hurricane season sent the program massively into debt to... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 3, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Isn't that what I said?
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From the inbox: Beginning in 2015, Cambridge University Press will be publishing the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis on behalf of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis. In an announcement, Cambridge University Press noted that “[t]his new partnership marks a rebranding of the journal in terms of both appearance and reach, reinforcing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Three PhDs? What about the opportunity cost of time spent in school? Or did he get all three simultaneously? Right off the bat, you can count out Robert B. Banner, otherwise known as the Hulk. While Mr. Banner has three Ph.D.’s from the California Institute of Technology, at some point... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2014 at Environmental Economics
With that title we're trying to boost our traffic and maybe even get Typepad to crash: In 2011 Steven Schlozman, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, went on a late-night radio show and said he had recently discovered a paper about a mysterious disease, called Ataxic Neurodegenerative... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 31, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Thank goodness that "low cost electricity" is not the penultimate goal in some parts of the world: These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 30, 2014 at Environmental Economics I can't wait to see: How they draw the high priced economic consultant hired by Riverway Chemical to criticize the contingent valuation method as junk science (something like this guy?) Mark Trail punch the consultant in the face! Note: When was the last time you saw Elizabeth City, NC... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Environmental Economics