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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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I'm shouting because the journal is shouting: Marine Resource Economics is now accepting submissions for a new section of the journal titled Case Studies, which is intended to provide an outlet for rigorous, theoretically grounded analyses of the governance of individual fisheries and/or aquaculture systems. The new section will be... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Environmental Economics
An ERS updata (USDA expects ‘significant delays’ in economic research reports): Mass attrition at the Economic Research Service as a result of USDA’s decision to move the agency out of Washington will lead to “significant delays” in vital research reports, according to an internal document provided to POLITICO. The memo,... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 25, 2019 at Environmental Economics
From the WSJ Micro Weekly Review (reviewed by Edward Scahill, University Of Scranton): Canada’s Oil Market Finds Outlet in U.S. Demand By Vipal Monga | September 12, 2019 Summary: An increase in the demand for dense crude oil from the U.S. and cuts in production ordered by its government has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Here is an example of two curves shifting (supply decrease, demand decrease): Fall typically brings lower gas demand, and the Energy Information Administration’s latest weekly report shows just that. For the week ending on September 13, demand dropped by 900,000 b/d from the previous week to 8.9 million b/d. Additionally,... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 19, 2019 at Environmental Economics
This might be the first good thing to be coming out of the EPA in quite some time. via Will Wheeler on twitter: EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading ... (looks like the docket is not live, but that just means you have more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at Environmental Economics
There are 70 papers in 14 regular sessions, 17 papers in 4 graduate student sessions and the (first ever) AERE keynote session. The keynote speaker is AERE immediate past president Laura Taylor. She will present "Reflections on the Credibility Revolution in Nonmarket Valuation". Here is the link to all of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Environmental Economics
I did and I'm only mildly traumatized (how in the world did this get past the IRB???): Stanford, CA — How valuable are the things that money cannot buy? Dr. Tim Kane, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, is running a week-long research survey to find out. This survey,... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 3, 2019 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: I am [name] from [name] Publishing. Would you be interested in publishing your work "Corrigendum: A revealed preference approach to valuing non-market recreational fishing losses from the Deepwater Horizon spill" as a paperback edition? At [name]Publishing, we have worked with more than 250,000 authors, offering them international,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Gernot Wagner: Weitzman the scholar will be remembered for many towering intellectual achievements. Marty the teacher, colleague, and friend will live on in our hearts, as generous with his time and devoted to making life better for all. Marty Weitzman the person would have loved nothing more than for his... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 29, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Here is his Wikipedia page: And here is Rob Stavins on twitter: It is painful for me to convey the sad news that my Harvard colleague, mentor, and friend, Marty Weitzman, died unexpectedly yesterday. Many tributes will be forthcoming, but as a memory for now, here is a related... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox (Data is Plural 2019.08.28 edition): Citations and self-citations. A team led by meta-research pioneer John Ioannidis has developed a dataset of citation metrics for science’s 100,000 most-cited authors. The dataset includes each author’s name, institutional affiliation, number of publications, total citations, “h-index,” and more. For each citation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Something good is coming out of the trade war (if you think lower gas prices that might lead to more driving is a good thing): At $2.59, the national gas price average is poised to be potentially the cheapest Labor Day weekend average in three years. Today’s average is already... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 26, 2019 at Environmental Economics
The subtitle is "Fertilizer runoff is making us sick. States can step in to regulate farmers." It's interesting that we're hoping states, not the federal government, will do the dirty work of telling farmers that they are making people sick. Here is the end of the article: Differential treatment of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at Environmental Economics
If history is any guide, the autonomous Danish territory is worth at least $1 billion. In 1946, the United States offered Denmark $100 million in gold to buy Greenland, according to documents in the US National Archives. That's equivalent to $1.3 billion today, taking inflation into account. via Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 21, 2019 at Environmental Economics
This is a good one for the beginning of the semester: “The desire of being believed, the desire of persuading, of leading, and directing other people, seems to be one of the strongest of all our natural desires.” -- Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments From: "Gretchen Rubin" <> Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at Environmental Economics
“You get to a point where, if enough companies are with California, then what the Trump administration is doing is moot,” said Alan Krupnick, an economist with Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan energy and environment research organization. via Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 20, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Abstract: Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made significant changes to the way it conducts economic analyses of regulatory actions. Changes in the assumptions and methods used in regulatory impact analyses (RIAs) have produced fundamentally different conclusions about the economic benefits and costs of significant... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Summer gasoline market analysis from AAA: The national average dropped six cents on the week, following a consistent downward trend since Memorial Day. The decline is unusual for this time of year. Pump prices usually trickle higher during the summer months due to increased demand. However, the latest Energy Information... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Here is the propaganda from App State: "Respondents willing to pay for stormwater management and reduce negative effects from runoff"! Using the Boone Creek watershed that runs through Appalachian State University’s campus as a laboratory, an interdisciplinary research team at Appalachian has been studying impacts from stormwater runoff and how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Here is the description: The tools of environmental economics guide policymakers as they weigh development against nature, present against future, and certain benefits against uncertain consequences. The policies and research findings explained in this textbook are relevant to decisions made daily by individuals, firms, and governments. This textbook offers instructors... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Assessing the Benefits & Costs of Environmental Policies that Improve Water Quality: A research training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Policy (OP)/National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE), located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The participant will be involved with NCEE economists... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Kelsey Piper at Vox (This economics journal only publishes results that are no big deal): Start with the name: Series of Unsurprising Results in Economics (SURE). The journal publishes papers with findings that are, well, really boring — so boring that other journals rejected them just for being boring. Its... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Bamford et al. (2019), in the context of estimating the value of a statistical life (VSL), say (emphasis added): Concerns regarding responsiveness to scope in CV studies are not novel; indeed, instances of scope insensitivity are widespread within the literature (Ojea and Loureiro, 2011). However, investigations into the causes of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Environmental Economics