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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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I can't really tell if they are seriously wondering how to make money from this thing: In 2005, the town of Boone committed funding so that AppalCART could provide free service for in-town routes. At that time, annual recorded trips were at 652,000, Hughes said. Fare-free service was wonderful, he... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 hours ago at Environmental Economics
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Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. In a previous post (Whitehead, Sept. 20, 2016) I examined the data used by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) and find that "it is ... not clear if [the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Environmental Economics
Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. In a previous post (Whitehead, Sept. 20, 2016) I examined the data used by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) and find that "it is ... not clear if [the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
Lost Recreational Value from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Using Revealed and Stated Preference Data John C. Whitehead, Tim Haab, Sherry Larkin, John Loomis, Sergio Alvarez and Andrew Ropicki No 16-16, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University Abstract: The lost recreational use values from the BP/Deepwater Horizon... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
Convergent validity of stated preference methods to estimate willingness-to-pay for seafood traceability: The case of Gulf of Mexico oysters John C. Whitehead, O. Ashton Morgan and William L. Huth No 16-15, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University Abstract: In this study we compare willingness to pay for... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
I read Andrew Gelman's post the other day and was wondering what to excerpt. Alex Tabarrok figured it out for me: This Andrew Gelman post on the replication crisis and the role that blogs have played in generating that crisis starts off slow but just builds and builds until by... Continue reading
Reblogged 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. In a previous post (Whitehead, Sept. 20, 2016) I examined the data used by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) and find that "it is ... not clear if [the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) [DMT] find that their contingent valuation method (CVM) survey does not pass the adding up test. In a previous post (Whitehead, Sept. 20, 2016) I examined the data used by Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) and find that "it is ... not clear if [the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
Semi-final version was posted at 5 pm 9/20/16.
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John C. Whitehead Department of Economics Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina September 20, 2016 Abstract. Desvousges, Mathews and Train (2015) find that their CVM survey does not pass the adding up test. Visual inspection suggests little difference in the pattern of data across subsamples and that the data suffers... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
Academia Obscura: Dear Sir, Madame, or Other: Enclosed is our latest version of Ms # 85-02-22-RRRRR, that is, the re-re-re-revised revision of our paper. Choke on it. We have again rewritten the entire manuscript from start to finish. We even changed the goddamn running head! Hopefully we have suffered enough... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
The weird center alignment is from the source: Governor Pat McCrory today activated North Carolina’s State Emergency Response Team to coordinate with counties regarding fuel needs as Colonial Pipeline officials continue working to fix a damaged pipeline that supplies much of the east coast with petroleum products. “I continue to... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Environmental Economics
That will happen in t < 9.5 months when I move offices!
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2016 on JEEM broke my bookshelf at Environmental Economics
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That's the title of the article which automatically becomes the post title when we use the "blog it" widget.
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It might be time to get rid of some journal hard copies.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on JEEM broke my bookshelf at Environmental Economics
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That's some heavy shite.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on JEEM broke my bookshelf at Environmental Economics
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In case you are wondering, the regression output is from Abacus Software.
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I'll be doing it to protest the use of scare quotes around "contingent valuation": Climate scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have withdrawn a study they wrote under eyebrow-raising pseudonyms. The withdrawn paper, about predicting surface temperatures of planets, appeared in Advances in Space Research in August, 2015, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 14, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: The editors of Urban Studies have now had a chance to read the revised version of your article entitled "Public support for hosting the Olympic Summer Games in Germany: The CVM approach" and I am happy to say that we would like to publish it in Urban... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Environmental Economics
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Doug Webber: The rapid increase in the cost of college in recent decades — and the associated explosion in student debt, which now totals nearly $1.3 trillion nationally — is all too familiar to many Americans. But few understand what has caused the tuition boom, particularly at the public institutions... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 14, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Shannon Wulf Tregar: Recently, the US Environmental Protection Agency projected that low gas prices will continue to encourage people to buy larger vehicles, and that new vehicle fuel economy won’t rise as quickly as it initially thought. On top of that, after slowing down in the 2000s, the amount people... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 14, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Sigh: With Kentucky football off to a spirit-crushing 0-2 start, the $12 million contract buyout that it would take to remove Mark Stoops as UK head coach after this season has garnered national focus. Were UK to change its coaching staff following the 2016 season, it could cost far more... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 13, 2016 at Environmental Economics
I do and was reminded again this week: Eight years ago, when Mr. Obama ran for president against Senator John McCain of Arizona, both men had essentially the same position on global warming: It is caused by humans, and Congress should enact legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions and force... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Excuse the politics but 't'is the season: Donald Trump has promised to roll back regulations and unleash an energy revolution in America — but economists have their doubts about the plan. The Republican presidential candidate says he will boost America's economic output, create millions of new jobs, and put coal... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2016 at Environmental Economics