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At times scientists can be their own worst enemy. In an attempt to be accurate, scientists sometimes forget the most basic rule of communicating: know your audience. In the case of explaining climate change, and in particular, explaining rising global temperatures, scientists have chosen to use the phrase 'global average... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
Apparently when it comes to Alternative Energy Blogs, we are the 9th ranked blog in the 'News' category. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
At your age you probably had to get up to pee for the third time and just stayed up and posted.
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You beat me to the joke (but I posted mine anyway).
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Source: The Fake News Experts at the Washington Post* *Facetiousness alert Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Environmental Economics
From FivethirtyEight.com: Whenever President-elect Donald Trump tweets about Mexico, the peso jumps around on international currency markets. Mexico is spending considerable reserves to defend the currency, but peso traders have come up with a cheaper solution: Just buy Twitter for $12 billion and then shut it down. It’s the monetary... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Environmental Economics
After last night we can add 'overrated' and 'flunky' to the list of presidentially approved words.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2017 on New review guidelines at Environmental Economics
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ESPN Senior Writer Darren Rovell tweets seniorly: The average price paid on StubHub for a ticket to tonight's college football playoff title game is $1,266. That's almost three times the price paid last year ($425) Why? In a well-functioning market there are only four possible changes, and resulting effects on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Environmental Economics
Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide (Phase 2 report) This new report from the Board on Environmental Change and Society of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines potential approaches for a comprehensive update to the current methodology for estimating the social... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Environmental Economics
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As someone who tries really hard to make sure I have accurate and complete facts before I form opinions, and especially before I express those opinions, this edited cartoon captures a common frustration (I would give proper source credit but unfortunately there was no credit given on the FB page... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Environmental Economics
I mis-stated my comment above. GDP=G+C+I+NX is an identity. The problem with the Ross and Navarro interpretation is that they view G,C,I, and NX as mutually exclusive. In their world, if NX increases, there is no change in G,C, or I, so GDP must increase. The equivalent argument (which I doubt they will agree with) is that if G increases, G, I and NX are unchanged, and GDP increases. So increases in government expenditures unambiguously increase GDP. QED?
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I'm starting to question the quality of Georgetown's International Economics program. It could be worse, he could believe that GDP=G+C+I+NX is a mathematical identity, so that if we increase NX (by taxing the crap out of imports), GDP has to rise. Y'know, like the head of the newly biglified National Trade Council Peter Navarro and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross seem to think: http://www.vox.com/2016/12/21/14044376/trump-navarro-ross
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I'm struggling to follow the logic of the following: It has been a busy week, and with everything else going on I haven't had a chance to post on Zika, which I know has been in the news a bit. I have received all sorts of emails and FB comments... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From an editorial by Jeb Bush on CNN.com: Our country has been held back over the past eight years because the appropriate balance between federal and state powers has become totally skewed. Individual liberty and our constitutional order have been threatened. People's aspirations have been capped by a federal government... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Environmental Economics
11 years of work, 1 student indication of interest. Not sure of that ROI.
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on Why I blog? at Environmental Economics
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From a student applicant's statement of purpose: I encountered with Department of Agricultural, Environmental Developmental Economics in OSU by professor Tim Haab’s blog on environment economics http://www.env-econ.net/, where I learn the most cutting edge of academic research. Oh crap. I better take this a little more serious. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at Environmental Economics
If you are going to calculate the economic impacts of outdoor recreation, maybe, just maybe, you might want to consult with an expert who has a book on valuation methods with chapter titles like: "Modeling the Demand for Recreation," and "Single Site Demand Estimation," and "Site Choice Models." Outdoor recreation... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Environmental Economics
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A pretty cool graphic of one person's views of credible vs incredible news sources: HT: Craig Landry via FB (Craig didn't create the graphic, just reposted) A few thoughts: I'm sure everyone can quibble about placement of some of these, but that kind of misses the point. I'm going to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Shhhh...they might be watching.
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The hot toy for Christmas this year are Hatchimals. Apparently a lot of people want them. When more buyers enter a market, we represent that by an increase in demand (a shift tot he right in the demand curve. If, when demand increases, the price of the product doesn't increase,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Environmental Economics
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Potential Econ 101 Exam Question: Suppose the supply of lower-wage workers suddenly decreases. a) What is the effect on wages and employment in sectors dependent on lower-wage workers? b) What is the effect in output markets dependent on employment of input markets that employ lower-wage workers? In your answer please... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Someone told me that if you add 'Harry Potter and...' to the beginning of the title of a scholarly journal article, it makes it more likely that readers will actually read it. So I thought I would try it with some of my own articles. Enjoy. Harry Potter and Interesting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Environmental Economics
I think I could confuse some people if I applied for the position of Director of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources: Please distribute this announcement to individuals you think may be interested for the Director position of the Haub School for the Environment and Natural Resources. It... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
From CNN: President-elect Donald Trump conceded Tuesday there is "some connectivity" between human activity and climate change and wavered on whether he would pull the United States out of international accords aimed at combating the phenomenon, which scientists overwhelmingly agree is caused by human activity. The statements could mark a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Environmental Economics
Then together we've explained 134% of the variation. Case closed.
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