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It's a property rights dispute. Seems there should be a bargain to be struck. But only if both sides are wiling to play by the rules. Which apparently neither side is... A 20-year dispute between a Nevada rancher and federal rangers over illegal cattle grazing erupted into an Old West-style... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
Not even a single attempt for John or me. We consider ourselves to be all of your professors. Get busy folks. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Environmental Economics
Daily. (Things get really fun on the rare occasion we have a faculty position to fight over).
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Marijuana growing is a budding business in America as laws are relaxed on pot use in several states, but as California's drought continues to worsen, these thirsty plants, whether grown lawfully or illegally, aren't helping the problem. Along the coast of Northern California, where there are thousands of pot plants... Continue reading
Reblogged 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
I was browsing the Chronicle of Higher Education job openings today (to stay abreast of competition), and I came across this: Job Title: Timeout Coordinator Job Summary: Serve as the Timeout Coordinator for football and/or basketball events. This position specifically supports the mission of the University and the Department of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Environmental Economics
Let's follow the bouncing ball: On her Colgate profile, Carolina lists herself as a development economist. I was her primary advisor. Therefore...
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Saw this while walking across campus on yet another rainy day in Columbus. I'm sure there's a witty caption in here somewhere. Submit yours in the comments. Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Jeffrey Sachs was on campus last Friday to kick off the new OSU Discovery Theme Lecture Series. I had the privilege of hosting Jeff for a small session with a sample of students majoring in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability. Here's a couple of photos. Not sure why I'm giving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Congratualtions SteadfastZach on winning the 2014 EnvEcon NCAA Basketball Tournament Challenge. You can now proceed to make merciless fun of John who finished dead last by choosing his alma mater's archrival to win it all (while his alma mater is playing for the national championship tonight). If only he had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Environmental Economics
...oh where, oh where can it be? (note the publication date, and and don't forget to order yours today). Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Environmental Economics
We're nothing if not 'fair and balanced.'
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on Not red yet at Environmental Economics
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Every PhD I know has stories from graduate school of THAT professor. The one who loses it, goes off the deep end and finally makes some decisions that are odd, weird, or just plain screwy. Stories of THAT professor are usually told over beers at a professional meeting and start... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Environmental Economics
The 2014 Env-Econ Tournament Challenge comes down to Florida (I think--unless there's some combination I missed). If Florida wins it all, dsnoonan will take the prize. Otherwise, ZWatULU, will take the prize (of nothing). Oh, and John finished dead last. Ouch. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Marginal Information is not only a great session title, but a great blog title and possible band name. Optimal Pollution works too.
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The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan can no longer continue its annual whale hunt, rejecting the country's argument that it was for scientific purposes. "Japan shall revoke any extant authorization, permit or license granted in relation to JARPA II, and refrain from granting any further permits in... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 31, 2014 at Environmental Economics
For all my Maryland friends: Flushing out foul language. Maryland’s most popular beach town bans bad words. When you go to Ocean City this summer, you’ll see the signs up and down the boardwalk. ... Watch your words the next time you head to Ocean City. Signs reading “No profanity,... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 26, 2014 at Environmental Economics
You don't have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to see Star Wars characters on a baseball diamond. [+] Enlarge Durham Bulls The Durham Bulls have the droid they're looking for with this Star Wars-themed jersey. The Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, announced... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 25, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Crawfish, salamanders and frogs...oh my. Federal environmental officials now estimate more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil — double the initial estimates — leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio. ... The 374-acre nature preserve in suburban Colerain Township is part of the Great Parks of... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 25, 2014 at Environmental Economics
After day 1 of the NCAA basketball tournament most of us are getting beat by a 12 year old. Offical Only Son of EnvEcon (OOSEE) is tied with 3 others getting 14 out of 16 right. In the EnvEcon Founders challenge (me v John), I have a slight lead with... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Environmental Economics
The NCAA Torunament starts tomorrow. All entries need to be in by noon. Click here for details. Join us for the fun. It's relatively costless (and relatively benefitless for that matter, unless you value bragging rights). Click here for details. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Environmental Economics
Just a reminder to join us for the 75th* annual EnvEcon NCAA Basketball Tournament Challenge. Details can be found here. *Roughly Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Environmental Economics
An environmental-economically defensible reason for my beer consumption: Beer production is MUCH less energy intensive than marijuana. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Environmental Economics
John likes to point out the inefficiency of subsidizing flood insurance for coastal residents. But the inefficiencies aren't limited to coast states. Ohio residents want their piece of the pie too! Legislation meant to stabilize the finances of the federal government’s flood-insurance program has put a big dent in the... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 17, 2014 at Environmental Economics
The 2014 EnvEcon NCAA Basketball Tournament Challenge is ready to go. To join the challenge, click here, or go to and click on 'Tournament Challenge.' If you don't already have one, you will need to create an account to join. Once you have you account created, you can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Environmental Economics
The oil and gas industry, governments, environmental advocacy groups and others are watching to see whether a series of earthquakes in northeastern Ohio was caused by a nearby fracking operation. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources ordered a drilling company to shut down a well in Mahoning County while officials... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 13, 2014 at Environmental Economics