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Current air quality. Oof. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2023 at Environmental Economics
If there's been one consistent thread since the beginning of, it's our endearing commitment to helping you understand the incentives of gas taxes vs. mileage taxes. Well, the debate is back in the news again as the governments debate ways to overcome... ...the myriad hurdles U.S. states face as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2023 at Environmental Economics
Feel free to promote far and wide. Intended for a non-expert audience (my goal is to get a spot in the sequel to this blockbuster). If you don't like QR codes, you can register here. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2023 at Environmental Economics
Gallup reports: "Concern About Several Environmental Problems Dips in U.S." Here's the evidence. So, I downloaded the data, redrew the graphs, added trendlines, then deleted the original data to better suss out the underlying trends without all the confusing squiggly lines. Here you go. Oh, and I gave it a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2023 at Environmental Economics
For years I have railed about the need to get the price of driving right (too many posts to find and link, but here's a good one). Why, oh, why I cry, do we still keep finding needlessly complicated ways to confuse the f*** out of drivers who just want... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2023 at Environmental Economics
Important new discussion paper from a star-studded cast of environmental and resource economists*... ...on the need for the environmental economics discipline to take better care in considering the systemic issues of race and justice in our research published by Resources for the Future: Our paper argues that systemic racism is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2023 at Environmental Economics
Saw this tweet this morning with 2.3M views: Just eyeballing it, from 1995-2000, boy suicide rates fell from about 18 to around 9, a 50% drop. Girl suicide rates fell from about 4 to about 2 per 100K, a 50% decline. Correspondingly, the overall suicide rates fell from around 11... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2023 at Environmental Economics
One of the big problems of nonmarket valuation of projects that impact the environment is that the benefits and costs from the project depend on how many people know about it. US government officials are expected to make a decision on one of the biggest US oil projects in decades... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2023 at Environmental Economics
...I know because I watched my second oldest daughter run it on Sunday and she looked really tired at the end (Picture is at the start line at Dodger Stadium the day before the race). Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2023 at Environmental Economics
By now most know of the train derailment in East Palestine (pronounced pal-uh-steen), Ohio and the ensuing decision to burn the chemicals spilling from the train rather than wait for a potentially more disastrous--and perhaps more lethal--explosion. What is not yet known, and likely won't be known for some time,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2023 at Environmental Economics
I just finished reading Kirk Wallace Johnson's The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast. Here's my book review (from the view of an Environmental Economist of course). The Fishermen and the Dragon tells the true story of the evolution of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2023 at Environmental Economics
Happy 60th Birthday to Env-Econ co-founder John. Let's all raise a cold one to the brains behind this operation (before he forgets who we are). Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2023 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: The SSRN Processing Team has added the following comment to your submission, Count Data Models and the Problem of Zeros in Recreation Demand Analysis (Abstract ID 3559768): This submission has been removed from SSRN at the request of Wiley-Blackwell, copyright holder of the work. The publisher will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2023 at Environmental Economics
From a recent Pew Research Survey, greedy nationalistic capitalist Republicans don't give a relative $&*^ about environmental issues compared to tree-hugging bleeding-heart Democrats. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2023 at Environmental Economics
From the inbox: Dear Dr., We hope this email finds you well. While browsing the internet, we came across your research articles and were intrigued to learn about the experiments you are conducting using the CVD method. As a provider of CVD furnace systems, we have a wealth of experience... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2023 at Environmental Economics
"Dr. Peter Gleick is a leading scientist, innovator, and communicator on global water and climate issues." He is also a frequent Tweeter and sometimes instigator. Yesterday he tweeted this: I'm fairly certain Dr. Gleick knows there are a large number of 'atypical' economists who understand the non-market values of water... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2023 at Environmental Economics
...if Cincinnati is still considered part of Ohio.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2023 on The End of a Free Ride at Environmental Economics
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...and that we share a state.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2023 on The End of a Free Ride at Environmental Economics
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Official youngest (and only) son of Env-Econ is a junior in college. He is currently taking his first econometrics class. I got the text below on Friday: Knowing full-well this is likely to get me in trouble, here's my explanation of heteroskedasticity: Somewhat Formal Definition: The standard approach to deriving... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2023 at Environmental Economics
Growing up on the east coast, and now living in the mid-west, water quantity has never been an issue for me or my work (water quality is an issue, but quantity, less so). APPARENTLY* water quantity is an issue in the western U.S. So how do you solve the common... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2023 at Environmental Economics
Did you notice that Contingent Valuation popped out in the 90's? I think you should take credit.
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Friday Beer Posts have been a long and inconsistent tradition at Env-Econ. Right now I'm in Maryland for a quick visit with family and I saw this story: A new Maryland House bill proposes to say goodbye to ‘Happy Friday’ as the traditional end of the week with a four-day... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2023 at Environmental Economics