Blog Profile / Environmental Economics


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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Trump is in favor of an increase in the gas tax according to a Democratic Senator, but not according to a Republican Senator

CNN (Trump suggests 25 cent increase in gas tax, senator says): President Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that a 25 cent increase in gas and diesel taxes would be needed to help pay for the administration's new infrastructure plan, according to Democratic Sen. Tom Carper. In a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers...

New Energy Economics book

Energy Economics By Peter M. Schwarz From the publisher: Energy Economics outlines the fundamental issues and possible solutions to the challenges of energy production and use, and presents a framework for energy decisions based upon sound economic analysis. It considers market forces and policy goals, including economic prosperity, environmental protection,...

Cleaning up marine debris is expensive. Leaving it there is expensive too.

Good to know I can still publish (or at least I'm smart enough to team up with talented people who can publish and then attach my name to it): Christopher G. Leggett, Nora Scherer, Timothy C. Haab, Ryan Bailey, Jason P. Landrum, and Adam Domanski, "Assessing the Economic Benefits of...

Politico's Morning Energy on the infrastructure plan

Via email: By Kelsey Tamborrino | 02/13/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Darius Dixon, Annie Snider and Ben Lefebvre WHERE'S THE ENERGY? While water, roads and airports all get special attention in the White House's new infrastructure plan, the electric grid was largely ignored in the 55-page document the...

Infrastructure week and [shhhh...] climate change

Hey, ignoring the potential for climate change doesn't make me look like a complete idiot (Trump's infrastructure...)! Since the beginning of his administration, Mr. Trump and his appointees have steadily worked to roll back climate change regulations. Mr. Trump’s E.P.A. chief, Scott Pruitt, has taken the lead role in...

A demand / consumer surplus experiment for your lower level environmental economics course

I used VEconLab's demand experiment in my sophomore level introduction to environmental and resource economics course this week: This exercise introduces the notion of demand as a function with "steps" that represent maximum willingness to pay, i.e. the marginal value of consumption. Step function graphs facilitate a subsequent understanding of...

My attempt at an Onion headline: Under my administration, the skies are clearer, the waters are cleaner ...

From The Hill: Under President Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined far fewer polluters for breaking emissions rules than the Obama administration. Numbers released Thursday by the EPA in its annual enforcement report revealed that polluters were fined a total of $1.6 billion in penalties in fiscal year...

I ain't over 'til it's over

The Council's Socio-Economic Panel is in the midst of an interesting discussion about #wreckfish in the South Atlantic - listen in until 5 PM and then join us online again tomorrow beginning at 8 AM: https://t.co/dwPU1JelpN pic.twitter.com/a36dhZ5qMR — SAFMC (@SAFMC) February 6, 2018

My contribution to U.S. fisheries policy in 2017

Source: http://safmc.net/download/Briefing%20Book%20SEP%20Feb%202018/SEP_Meeting_Min_Apr2017.pdf

I drove to Charleston, SC today and listened to R.E.M. the whole dang way

I'm here: February 6 & 7, 2018 Socio-Economic Panel Crowne Plaza Hotel 4381 Tanger Outlet Boulevard North Charleston, SC 29418 Briefing Book Webinar Registration February 6, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM February 7, 2017, 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Public Comment Click here to submit public comment on SEP...

I rage tweeted during executive time this morning

I'm on a one year boycott of the Transdisciplinary Journal of the @ISEEORG https://t.co/AgQINNEpOz — John C. Whitehead (@johnwhitehead81) February 5, 2018

Predicting Adaptation to Climate Change using Regional Heterogeneity in Mortality Effects of Temperature

Hi! I am glad to have gotten an invitation from John to guest-blog here. I am an Associate Professor of economics at the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University. My research on environmental economics is in solar geoengineering, health effects of air pollution and climate change, behavioral economics, and...

Example of the Day: Reconciling definitions of the word 'Highest'

Question 1: In the figure below, identify the 'highest' peak Question 2: In the graph below, identify the 'highest' number Question 3: Reconcile your answers to Question 1, Question 2, and the following Tweet: Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union...

A 2+ year publication lag

My hard copy just now arrived in my box. The website says it was "First Published October 16, 2015." Abstract: American households’ willingness to pay (WTP) for soccer player development is measured using the contingent valuation method. Data are drawn from two national surveys administered before and after the 2014...

When it comes to easily measured economic outcomes, President Trump 'has had a reasonably good year...but...'

FiveThirtyEight's assessment of President Trump's first year: The upshot? Few dramatic changes in either direction. Jobs in the manufacturing and coal mining industries ticked up, the trade deficit shrank a bit, and the number of murders in some big cities decreased. The uninsurance rate got worse — the only change...

Pronounced "Reggie"

From the NYTimes editorial page:... New Jersey, under its new governor, Phil Murphy, a Democrat, will join — more precisely, rejoin — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a consortium of nine Eastern and New England states that has achieved substantial emissions reductions from large power plants since its start...

My fear is that now that this is underway, any attempts to re-establish objectivity in benefit-cost analysis will be viewed as founded in political gamesmanship rather than objective economic analysis.

Anyone at EPA care to weigh in on the 'new' methods for benefit cost analysis? I have spent my career developing (hopefully) objective methods for the valuation of environmental benefits and costs. This is particularly troubling: The Trump administration’s rollback of environmental regulations has received ample attention in the media....

On my reading list: "The Economic Impacts of Climate Change"

Abstract: This article reviews the economic impacts of climate change and the policy implications of the results. Current estimates indicate that climate change will likely have a limited impact on the economy and human welfare in the twenty-first century. In fact, the initial impacts of climate change may well be...

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