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"A third, Republican-sponsored amendment, which was rejected 51 to 46, was more political in nature." MORE political in nature? Really?
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Friday beer post at Environmental Economics
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Press Statement January 22, 2015 CBF: Sad Day for Maryland (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following Governor Hogan's withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction regulations: "This is a sad day in the long fight... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
Press Statement January 22, 2015 CBF: Sad Day for Maryland (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following Governor Hogan's withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrogen oxides (NOx) reduction regulations: "This is a sad day in the long fight... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: Dr. Haab, Always a good start. Flatter me with Dr. and you'll get my attention. My name is [redacted so his friends don;t make fun of him] and I am a junior at the University of [southern state] majoring in Economics with a minor in FIlm Studies.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Environmental Economics
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Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2015 on Tomayto / tomahto at Environmental Economics
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Anheuser-Busch InBev SA on Thursday is launching an e-commerce app called Bud Light Button that will make it possible for consumers in Washington, D.C. to stay on the couch while someone else makes a beer run. via www.marketwatch.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he would allow a vote on an amendment from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on whether climate change is real, and whether humans have a small window to fix the problem or damage the Earth irreparably. via www.theblaze.com Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
The year 2014 was the warmest year across global land and ocean surfaces since records began in 1880. The annually-averaged temperature was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F), easily breaking the previous records of 2005 and 2010 by 0.04°C (0.07°F). This also marks the 38th consecutive... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Calling it their “no-excuse” issue, Ohio lawmakers are prepared to deal with the algae problem on Lake Erie that poisoned the water supply last year in Toledo making it undrinkable for two days , Dispatch reporter Jim Siegel writes. Trying to avoid the problems of the lame duck session where... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2015 at Environmental Economics
From an empty seat: "Did I miss anything?"
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First day of Principles of Econ: Photo Cred: Me (of course) Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Environmental Economics
“One of the program’s goals is to break down the financial barriers that keep many students from pursuing a useful certificate or degree. Two free years at a community college supposedly will make a four-year bachelor’s degree more affordable. Yet four-year colleges and universities depend on larger classes taught to... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 15, 2015 at Environmental Economics
John forwarded this to me presumably because I am on an EPA Science Advisory Board (although for how much longer I have no idea): Congressional climate wars were dominated Tuesday by the U.S. Senate, which spent the day debating, and ultimately failing to pass, a bill approving the construction of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Environmental Economics
That's OK, in good Marylander fashion, we had true Maryland Crabcakes for Christmas dinner. We then learned that our son is not a true Marylander (he was born in Ohio) as he seems to have a shellfish allergy. That made for a long Christmas night and a shaky flight to California on the 26th. For our readers not in the know as to what makes a tru Maryland Crabcake as opposed to a 'Maryland' Crabcake you order in any restaurant outside of Maryland, here's the rub: true Maryland Crabcakes are made of three basic things: 1) Lump crabmeat, preferably backfin bluecrab meat, 2) something to hold 1) together, usually a little plain bread crumb and egg, and 3) Old Bay seasoning. If you order a 'Maryland' crabcake in a restaurant outside of Maryland the chef ALWAYS has to put something red or green in the crabcake (usually red or green peppers). And USUALLY puts some kind of sauce over the or under the crabcake. That is NOT a Maryland Crabcake. Stop pretending. OK, rant over. Happy New Year.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2015 on I big-timed #assa2015 at Environmental Economics
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Matt, I use the circular flow model for two purposes: 1) Demonstrate how a model simplifies reality. I explain it as a road map--you assume away the detail and focus on the stuff that matters, 2) As a framework for the market part of the course (ok, today we're going to talk about demand--that's the arrow that goes from the output market to households...). I like your idea of continuing to remind them of assumptions. I think that's really important for their understanding of how models work: Which assumptions are assuming away irrelevant details, and which assumptions influence outcomes.
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I'm teaching a one semester course in Principles of Economics this Spring (14 weeks,2 days a week). I'm expecting about 150 in the class. I've taught Principles of Micro at least 30 times over the past 20 years. In that class, I rarely introduce Macro topics. But since the class... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Environmental Economics
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The sun shines about 350 days a year in the Sonoran Desert. What do you do when the clouds come? You go above the clouds in San Jacinto State Park. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Spending a little time in the balmy California desert where Wednesday's high is supposed to be 49 degrees. Global warming my a$$--I could've gotten these temperatures in Ohio. Anyway, here's a a roadside pic of the thousands of windmills along the way from LA to Palm Springs. My question--Why weren't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Environmental Economics
How economists do Christmas: Cash is the most efficient gift, according to economists. Cash is also a terrible gift, according to economists. By guaranteeing that the recipient can buy exactly what she wants, you guarantee that the recipient will consider you an unemotional robot. That's why the vast majority of... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 23, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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Here is a summary of the fields of the PhD job market candidates at the 'top' econ programs this year. Since most environmental economists are really public economists trained in applied and theoretical micro and econometrics, I'm going to go ahead and group Micro Theory (26), Econometrics (14), Public (12),... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Now that Sony has set a precedent of pulling movies after the parent company is hacked, I worry that the Empire will be using the Force on Disney now that the Force is awakening. Yes, I'm a dork. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in recent days. As the Russian authorities announced a series of measures to ease the pressure on the ruble,... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 18, 2014 at Environmental Economics
i haven't seen any evidence of price increases in Ohio, but liquor prices here are fully State controlled. But just in case, I am building an addition on to my pantry for my planned stockpile.
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Is the great bourbon shortage really real? After writing about it last week, we got some rather irate emails from readers, alleging that we were being fed a marketing scam. (There's some skepticism out there on the internet, as well.) After all, there's still plenty of bourbon in the liquor... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 17, 2014 at Environmental Economics
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You can tell that I'm ramping up to teach principles of micro--I'm using env-econ to store examples, even if they have nothing to do with the environment. So here's a nice graph of ground beef prices over time. Now i just need to figure out what is going on so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Environmental Economics