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John Whitehead
Boone, NC
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Frankly, I'm surprised we don't already have industry funding.
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Willingness Toupee David M. McEvoy, O. Ashton Morgan and John C, Whitehead No 19-01, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University Abstract: In this paper we tackle the hairy problem of male pattern baldness. We survey balding men and elicit their willingness to pay to move from their... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Here is the email: Dear Colleague, I am writing to invite you to join me, 27 Nobel Laureate economists, 3 other former Chairs of the Federal Reserve and 15 former Chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers as a signatory of the Economists’ Statement that you will find below. Our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Environmental Economics
"Appling Design Concepts to Increase the Impact of your Presentations" Jill L. Caviglia-Harris, Salisbury University "Adding Logic and Proof Concepts to Your Intro Courses" Christopher F. Dumas, University of North Carolina - Wilmington "Social Media but in a Way That's Kind of Useful" Sarah Andrea Jacobson, Williams College "Writing Grants... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Environmental Economics
The article says EIA data, let's hope they ground-truthed the black line before they released they preliminary estimates to the WaPo and WSJ.
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From the WaPo (U.S. greenhouse gas emissions spiked in 2018): U.S. carbon dioxide emissions rose an estimated 3.4 percent in 2018, according to new research — a jarring increase that comes as scientists say the world needs to be aggressively cutting its emissions to avoid the most devastating effects of climate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at Environmental Economics
WSJ (Saudis Plan New Export Cuts in Hopes of Lifting Oil to $80 a Barrel): Saudi Arabia is planning to cut crude exports to around 7.1 million barrels a day by the end of January in hopes of lifting oil prices above $80 a barrel, according to OPEC officials. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Environmental Economics
Catherine Wolfram at the Energy Institute Blog: I’ve heard a lot about the Green New Deal since the midterm elections. And, it’s not just me – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshwoman Representative from the Bronx, posted this graph of the number of tweets on the phrase through mid-December. In honor of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Environmental Economics
From the AEA's "chart of the week": Last month, a major scientific report said that climate change could cost the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century. The report by 13 US federal agencies was a stark warning yet of how a changing climate... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Environmental Economics
I agree. We have one job ...
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It's going to be a fun (i.e., not fun) two years for environmental economists (Kudlow calls for end to subsidies ...): White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration will seek to end subsidies for electric cars and renewable energy sources, according to reports. Kudlow... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Environmental Economics
David Frum in The Atlantic re: Acid Rain and "the grand policy experiment": ... The Reagan administration resisted any rapid response to the problem. Congress had funded a 10-year study back in 1980—why rush to costly action until the study was complete? Taking action meant tangling with Robert Byrd, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Here are the summary quotes: “NABE Outlook panelists continue to view the economy as having solid momentum entering 2019, but they foresee GDP growth cooling from 2.9% this year to 2.7% in 2019,” said NABE President Kevin Swift, CBE, chief economist, American Chemistry Council. “The panel expects the Federal Reserve... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2018 at Environmental Economics
The Center for Natural Resource Economics and Policy (CNREP) is announcing a call for abstracts and session proposals for CNREP 2019: Challenges of Natural Resource Economics & Policy, the 6th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems. The conference is scheduled for May 19-21, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Here is a link from 2017 with some background: BP has funded a book critical of the CVM. In that post I boasted that my review would be forthcoming in 2018. That boast was a commitment mechanism. I don't know if it would have worked unless Marit Kragt had not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman at the NYTimes (The E.P.A.’s Review of Mercury Rules Could Remake Its Methods for Valuing Human Life and Health): Last week the Trump administration took a crucial step toward de-emphasizing the life and health benefits in this calculus when the Environmental Protection Agency said it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Alan Krupnick in toto (emphasis added): At a press briefing in mid-August, Bill Wehrum, the appointed head of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Air Office, reiterated the Trump administration’s position that ancillary benefits are not to be counted in cost-benefit analysis of major rules. The context this time was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Pollution and health have always been directly linked, both environmentally and medically, but few people consider the economic impact felt by countries afflicted with poor outdoor air quality. The World Health Organization estimates that the cost of disability and premature death from air pollution in Europe totalled close to $1.6... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Sonja Kolstoe at the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis "On Balance" blog: This was my first time attending a World Congress. As a non-market valuation economist specializing in revealed and stated preference methods, I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss these methods and network with others from around the globe. For me,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: Thank you! Your proof corrections for AJAR - AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS : 12280 : Contingent Valuation of Environmental Goods: A Comprehensive Critique, by Daniel McFadden and Kenneth Train (Eds.). Published by Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, 319 pages, ISBN: 978-1-78643-468-5, AU$210 have been received. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Environmental Economics
That is the title of my talk at the "Tips for Students and Newish Economists" panel at the AERE@SEA meetings. Note that I am defining consulting very broadly. Here is my preliminary outline: Goal Enhance your research, teaching, service Don't make it another activity: i.e., research, teaching, service & consulting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Environmental Economics
There are 17 sessions with 5 papers each (no discussants), 3 student sessions (with discussants, organized by Elaine Frey) and 1 panel discussion (the last session so attendance will be lower than our usual "tips" session): Tips for Students and Newish Economists Moderator: Elaine F. Frey, California State University, Long... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at Environmental Economics
I'm teaching benefit-cost analysis this semester. The course is for upper level economics majors (ECO 4660) and non-economics graduate students (ECO 5660). I have 6 books on my shelf but none of them are satisfactory for a variety of reasons (mostly, the theory is too deep and the estimating benefits... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Environmental Economics
Alan J. Krupnick, Joshua Linn, and Virginia McConnell: In April, we wrote a blog post responding to the Trump administration’s announcement that it was preparing to weaken the fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards hammered out in 2011 by the Obama administration. We argued then that although some things... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Environmental Economics