Blog Profile / Environmental Economics


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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

I thought we had already discovered all of the lands there were to discover

It looks like there is more cropland available for food production worldwide than we previously thought. A lot more…at lease according to the US Geological Survey: There’s more agricultural land in the world than previously thought, and India rather than the U.S. or China is now believed to have the...

"Senior NOAA appointee calls for retraction of paper on illegal fishing"

It sounds like there may be some problems with this paper: A top US official at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who was recently appointed by President Donald Trump, has called for the retraction of a paper that suggests the country exports a significant amount of illegal, unreported, and...

If you hold your breath, air quality doesn't matter either

And then there's this... Citing the risk of conflicts of interest, the EPA administrator instituted a sweeping change to the agency’s core system of advisory panels on Tuesday, restricting membership to scientists who don’t receive EPA grants. In practice, the move represents “a major purge of independent scientists,” Terry F....

How not to do statistics lesson of the day (courtesy of @DonaldJTrumpJr)

Test question: Consider a class of 10 people taking a statistics test. The scores of those 10 people are: 50%, 52%, 55%, 55%, 60%, 65%, 75%, 75%, 95%, 100% A) What is the average test score? B) What is the median test score? C) How many people scored below the...

Daily Demand and Supply: Finding another point on the demand curve for National Parks

Law of demand (for National Park visits): When prices rise, the number of visitors to National Parks will fall. We'll see: The National Park Service proposes more than doubling the entrance fees at 17 popular national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone, to help pay for infrastructure improvements. Under...

Correlation vs Causation Example of the Day

I was an assistant professor at East Carolina University from 1995-2000. I have been on the faculty at Ohio State since 2000. In 2017, they are the #2 and #4 party schools in the country. Coincidence?

What is contingent valuation?

Hey fisheries/econ people, is contingent valuation really on the way out? What's replacing it? — Michael C. Russell (@ProfRussellCIE) October 20, 2017 I'd be interested how @johnwhitehead81 and @tim_env_econ would answer this question. — Ngaio Hotte (@nhotte) October 21, 2017 I went on a rant (the kids call it a...

Wither coal (despite all attempts to the contrary)? What's next?

In our Env-Econ 101 series (to the left), we have a lengthy two part explanation (Part 1, Part 2) of the Hotelling rule for depletable natural resources which is basically summarized as: For a non-renewable, exhaustible resource with completely known stock, no discoveries possible, no alternatives, no recycling, private ownership...

Great opportunity--AAAS Fellowships

From my inbox: Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). STPF is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing challenges. Fellows serve yearlong...

Who Knows What Willingness to Pay Lurks in the Hearts of Men?

From the inbox: The new issue of Econ Journal Watch is online at http://econjwatch.org. In this issue: Who Knows What Willingness to Pay Lurks in the Hearts of Men? John Whitehead argues that certain authors claim to know, based on their survey data, more than they do about people’s willingness...

Comments on “Economic Analysis for the Proposed Definition of ‘Waters of the United States’—Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules”

Here are the first 622 of 5230 words: Two years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Army (EPA-Army 2015) estimated that the total quantified benefits of the Clean Water Rule (CWR) range from a low of $339 million to $350 million (2014 dollars). The largest...

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis abstract deadline is Friday

Conference and Meeting: March 15-16, 2018 Pre-conference Professional Development Workshops: March 14, 2018 The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is an international group of practitioners, academics and others who are working to improve the theory and application of the tools of benefit-cost analysis. Jump to: Call for Submissions Registration Event...

Where I am today

NMFS Economics and Human Dimensions Program Review: Office of Science & Technology Economics & Human Dimensions Program Agenda September 26-28, 2017 DoubleTree Hotel 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910 1-301-589-5200 DAY 1 – Tues, September 26 DAY 2 – Wed, September 27 DAY 3 – Thu, September 28...

If its what you say I love it especially later in the summer

Yoram Bauman (via the Stand-up Economist email): Just in time to help President Trump's advisors, I'm thrilled to report that the Cartoon Introduction to Economics is now available is Russian (ba-da-boom!) plus a dozen other languages. Cartoon Climate Change is becoming ever-more important, and my co-author Grady Klein and I...

I've been taking my OCSA (i.e., "sabbatical") very seriously

I've even taken a sabbatical from this blog. I think that the dog walk has become a substitute (guilty pleasure when I'm working at home) for the blog post (guilty pleasure when I'm in the office). Whatever is going on, I have too much to say about the way the...

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