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John, I was also 1/7, if that makes you feel better.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Zero: 3rd class at Environmental Economics
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Wow, awesome!
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Cool, see you there!
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I think that the aggregation from a micro-risk to a VSL was a well-intention step that probably produced more confusion than it reduced. I've definitely had trouble explaining why saving .1 VSL is actually meaningful. I think it's okay for a VSL to exceed lifetime earnings because no one is being asked to pay to avoid a 100% risk (which would probably approach lifetime wealth).
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I thought it was a year or two and I got worried.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Navel gazing at Environmental Economics
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34 papers over how many years?
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Navel gazing at Environmental Economics
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I could be wrong, but I understood that EPA was not working on banning lead ammunition or fishing sinkers: http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/a543211f64e4d1998525735900404442/48d939b5009411038525778c00768006!opendocument http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/15ff49b5b1e0c2f2852577d1004c79bc!opendocument
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2014 on And everyone says "huh"? at Environmental Economics
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12) They think it's a good idea to publish my research.
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My guess is that because most people buy stands so rarely (probably when they first move into a house), it's difficult to know how many to stock at any given time.
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I don't believe that.
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Jill emphasized the first point and it makes a lot of sense.
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I don't have a good answer to your question, but I have heard many times that the most common argument regarding BCAs is about the baseline, and this post is a good example. I'm frankly not sure what our air office assumes about the baseline: air quality could improve, get worse, or stay the same.
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Matthew Kahn would say that you can't ignore adaptation, and he'd be right over the course of 30-something years.
Toggle Commented Nov 19, 2014 on I took the bait at Environmental Economics
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And they (you?) already started a thread about this! http://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/another-econ-blogger-outed-as-a-bro-calls-out-c901
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I follow the literature on optimal fines a little, but I'm not familiar with any on this kind of violation. Does anyone have any references? Thanks!
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That's fantastic!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on Dubious and Dubiouser* at Environmental Economics
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Congratulations!
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I definitely agree with the discussion on revealed versus stated preference data. Kerry Smith, in "50 years of Contingent Valuation" (possibly copyright-infringing version at http://gul.gu.se/public/pp/public_file_archive/archive.html?publishedItemId=24260163&courseId=60287&fileId=23898293) has some great examples of data that is treated as "real" but is really derived from hypothetical questions. No firm stand on WTP/WTA, although EPA's Guidelines generally call for WTP on the basis that we deal with environmental improvements and the reference point for WTP is the absence of such an improvement. Very nice paper.
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"Boring, not funny, uninteresting, not attractive at all." Do you really read your reviews to class on the first day?
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Crabs in Boston?
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A cite!
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So we need to randomly assign faculty to administration to figure out causality?
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Putting this on the reading pile.
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Looks like a good list, although EE always seems a little too-highly ranked to me.
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While I'm not sure I've heard that specifically, I certainly have heard similar pronouncements from ecologists who heard something incorrect about economics (or a caricature of economics) and then pass it along uncritically.
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