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I was wondering what is going on with Texans agreeing to a tax--is drought susceptibility an explanatory factor?
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Thanks, I used to read these every issue as well. Also, I'm hosting a seminar next week, so these reminders are helpful (but we don't usually do an airport pickup).
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I think you missed Scholink on the list
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Sad
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Sorry, I'll get the title right next time!
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My wife is a Marylander and she is obsessed with blue crabs and Old Bay, so we have tried many food items with Old Bay. The typical approach is just to pour a ton of the spice in or on everything, so I was a little skeptical when I heard... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Announcing a really terrific opportunity for young scholars: The Career Advancement and Mentorship (CAM) Program sponsored by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) is a mentoring program held in concert with the NAREA Annual Meeting. The CAM program is a unique opportunity for pre-tenured faculty and early career... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Environmental Economics
Very nice! Note: "Read carefully for errors; not all institutions read the letters, but if they do, you can easily offend them with a lack of care" applies to job-seekers who send letters to government offices referring repeatedly to a "department." As in, they didn't bother to change the letter at all.
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Great idea for a journal and good on you for sharing.
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I always start with something positive.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2015 on Only two? at Environmental Economics
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They appear to be very slightly different (in only one place that I noticed). 1029 says "(E) Board members may not participate in advisory activities that directly or indirectly involve review or evaluation of their own work, unless fully disclosed to the public and the work has been externally peer-reviewed;" 1422 says "(E) Board members may not participate in advisory activities that directly or indirectly involve review or evaluation of their own work;" My read of that clause in 1422 is that if the SAB were reviewing a synthesis document (and they rarely review individual studies), no one who wrote a study that was synthesized could be part of the review. So, for example, no authors of VSL studies could participate in a review of the Agency's guidance on the VSL! 1029 says that those authors can participate in the review as long as it is disclosed and the synthesized study was peer-reviewed. Sources: http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20150302/CPRT-114-HPRT-RU00-HR1029.pdf https://www.congress.gov/113/bills/hr1422/BILLS-113hr1422rfs.pdf
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You can define hastags? #mindblown (Oh, wait, that's just a lame attempt to get people to use their site.)
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The article mentions the RESTORE Act, which allocates 80 percent of all civil penalties ($1 billion paid by Transocean and BP is still on the hook for a max of $13.7 billion more). "Socioeconomic" needs figure relatively prominently in the draft RESTORE Act science plan: http://restoreactscienceprogram.noaa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Draft_NOAARESTOREActSciencePlan_PublicReview_Final_10-20-14b.pdf
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In DC, at least, I have to assume that the luxury suites and free parking really help grease the wheels.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2015 on Saturday sports post at Environmental Economics
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Is there ice? Why are they cancelling?
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John, I was also 1/7, if that makes you feel better.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2015 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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