eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?

10,000 Birds

The economic “impact” of a birding festival can be estimated by looking at expenditures of attendees ( e.g., hotel rooms, meals, souvenirs, transportation costs, etc.). Ecological Economics 137 (2017): 1-12. ( Link ; temporary free link.). Birding eBird economics

Economics: The Next Frontier in Conservation Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

Externalities are by-products of economic activity that impact other parties without being reflected in the cost of the goods or services involved. Why Economics? And economics and technology allow us to develop incentives and structures that support large-scale change.

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How California Uses Forests—and Economic Forces—to Fight Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

Jon Golden Looking ahead, California’s neighbors could also join its carbon market, expanding economic opportunities for global climate action. That kind of economic power could have a lot of influence in leading the way to a livable planet.

"Considering John Krutilla and the Environmental Turn in Natural Resource Economics"

Environmental Economics

Spencer Banzhaf: John Krutilla, a pioneer in environmental economics, helped to shape the field as an expert at Resources for the Future (RFF) in the mid-twentieth century. Perhaps his greatest legacy is shifting the discussion from one of economics versus the environment to consider a new economics of the environment. In In the first half of the twentieth century, natural resource economics was firmly on Pinchot’s side of that schism.

I found a way to highlight the gender problem in economics on this blog

Environmental Economics

There's a gender problem in economics? One such panel this year met to sleepily critique President Trump’s economic policies, but it was overshadowed by another panel, two ballrooms away, that jolted a profession that prides itself on cool rationality. That panel on Friday was stocked with women, each of whom presented new research that revealed a systemic bias in economics and presaged a move by the field’s leaders to promise to address some of those issues.

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Birds, Birding and Economic Gains on a Restored Coast

Nature Conservancy - Science

This dynamic shift in bird viewing opportunities was just one of the reasons the Nature Conservancy decided to conduct an analysis of the economic and social benefits from the Lower Cape May Meadows restoration project. Piping plover chick. Photo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

What's wrong with climate change economics?

Environmental Economics

A key reason for that, I believe, is a chronic low-balling of future temperature rise and hence future climate impacts and hence future climate damages by the mainstream economic profession.  In his argument on why CO2 is a pollutant and negative externality—”a byproduct of economic activity that causes damages to innocent bystanders”– he writes: The question here is whether emissions of  CO 2 and other greenhouse gases will cause net damages, now and in the future.

What environmentalists need to know about economics

Environmental Economics

By the way, check out env-econ contributor Jason Scorse's videos of a talk given on his new book What Environmentalists Need to Know About Economics ( available at Amazon ).

How to fail economics at Harvard

Environmental Economics

Professor Emeritus at Harvard, and former chief economist at the World Bank, former Director of the National Economic Council, and former Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers says he might fail the Trump budget team in introductory econ : Details of President Trump’s first budget have now been released. Much can and will be said about the dire social consequences of what is in it and the ludicrously optimistic economic assumptions it embodies. 

2014 Recreational Fisheries Economics Constituent Workshop

Environmental Economics

To ensure a productive dialogue, NOAA Fisheries balanced the agenda between presentations on the Agency’s the recreational fishing economics program and participant discussion. From the inbox: Thank you again for attending the Recreational Fisheries Constituents Workshop this past January.

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The Conservative Bias in Economics?

Environmental Economics

Mark Thoma on "the conservative bias in economics": I have a new column: Yes, Nick Kristof, There Is a Conservative Bias in Economics : Nicholas Kristof recent reignited  the debate over liberal bias in academia with his claim that “universities risk becoming liberal echo chambers and hostile environments for conservatives.” What is needed is for public opinion to be tethered to the mainstream of economics

Explaining why economics majors rank near the top in salaries earned

Environmental Economics

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The obsession with economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Governments all over the world, bar in the tiny Himalayan state of Bhutan, are obsessed, literally, with economic growth but not in order that people can have a better life and way of life but because it determines the general domestic product (GDP) of a country and with it and through it a nation''s credit status and credit worthiness.

Fake economic growth

Green (Living) Review

In the economic statistics, however, those cars show up as sales of new vehicles and thus create a fake economic growth and also a fake GDP for the countries where those cars have been made and registered. As it also does not make economic sense this is just weirder than weird.

Air pollution in Europe has high economic and human cost

Green Blog

Air pollution in Europe cost society up to €189 billion (about US $235 billion) in 2012 alone, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a new assessment report. Over the period 2008-2012 the estimated cost was at least €329 billion and possibly up to €1053 billion.

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Renewable energy will not support economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy will not and cannot support perpetual economic growth, the way we have been doing it for so long, for too long, in fact.

Experts: Economic models "grossly underestimate" costs of global warming

Green Blog

New research shows that our existing economic models “grossly underestimate” the costs of climate change. The report, which will be published in the Economic Journal, came to this conclusion after reviewing the DICE-model, a widely-used economic model developed by Yale Professor Bill Nordhaus in 1991. The revised economic model by Stern and Dietz takes into account new and updated climate data.


Beach economics

Environmental Economics

Why do my kids look at me like I''m stupid when I tell this joke? The central bank must have increased the money supply. These sand dollars are worthless. I can''t even get a cup of coffee with these stupid things

The first review of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia

Environmental Economics

From Booklist : Arguably, our adherence to the free-market model of economics has been among the major factors that have contributed to environmental deterioration. This work introduces readers to some of the factors that have caused that economic model to fail, some of the most prevalent solutions to address these failures, the challenges of these solutions, and some of their successes.

Wind farms: "In the end, the economics trump Trump"

Environmental Economics

It has taken favorable state policies and technological and economic advances to spur the current level of activity, as well as interest among developers and investors, including foreign oil and gas companies that see offshore wind as an important part of their corporate strategies. They also include the demand for economic development and clean energy sources, from states concerned about both job losses and climate change. In the end, the economics trump Trump.”.

The fairytale of green economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Politicians, industry and media are telling us for decades the fairytale of green economic growth and sustainable consumption and many believe in this myth all to eagerly. All in the name of “economic growth” and now we are being presented with the fairytale of “green economic growth” as the greatest thing since sliced bread (not that sliced bread is actually such a great thing).

Green Living with Solar Panels: Economics of Solar Panels | Living.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Green Living with Solar Panels: The Economics of Turning Sunlight into Electricity by greenwise on February 2, 2011 Turning sunlight into electricity is a wonderful idea. If you have wondered about the economics of solar panels (I know I have), then this post is for you.

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Standing by 'An Economic View of the Environment'

Environmental Economics

          I have been writing essays at this blog for more than seven years, and until recently, through 100 essays, I tried very hard to keep politics at bay, and to view each and every issue I discussed from a politically neutral, yet analytical economic perspective.           So, I apologize for the recent hiatus in communications from “An Economic View of the Environment.” 

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“What’s to Know About the Credibility of Empirical Economics”

Environmental Economics

Stanley in the Journal of Economic Surveys : Thirty years ago, Edward Leamer (1983) offered his trenchant critique of empirical economics “Let’s take the con out of econometrics.” ood of empirical economic research.

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Sustainable Economic Growth and a finite Planet

Green (Living) Review

Sustainable economic growth is not possible as more and more growth is NOT sustainable regardless of what the powers that be try to claim. When it comes to economic growth it is a fact that more, more and ever more cannot work with our finite Planet and its resources. A finite Planet means that sustainable economic growth cannot be.

Handbook On Experimental Economics And The Environment

Environmental Economics

The experimental method provides randomization in key variables therefore permitting a deeper understanding of important economic phenomena. Contents: Introduction: Experimental Approaches to Environmental Economics John A. This looks good: Edited by John A. List , Michael K.

The Nobel Prize in forest economics?

Environmental Economics

valuation of forest protection programs": Journal of Forest Economics 17 (2011):35-52. Elsevier, and the Department of Forest Economics at the Swedish. Yours sincerely, Runar Brännlund, Ola Carlén, Peichen Gong Editors Journal of Forest Economics. Congratulations to the authors! From the inbox: We are glad to announce that the 2012 Sören Wibe. Prize was awarded to Christopher C. Moore, Thomas P. Holmes and. Kathleen.

West Bank and Gaza’s Economic Growth Isn’t Sustainable

Green Prophet

They pointed out that the recent easing of restrictions by Israel had played a positive role in the economic growth in the West Bank and Gaza. Ultimately, sustainable economic growth in the West Bank and Gaza can only be underpinned by a vibrant private sector,” the World Bank said.

Wind’s Big Footprint: Clean Energy Still Needs Safeguards for Nature

Nature Conservancy - Science

Energy Birds Climate Development Economics GrasslandsWind turbines are a vital part of a clean energy future, but we can we site them in a way that minimizes impacts to birds, bats and natural habitats?

2014 Update: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Sightline Daily

With a new school year approaching, this is a good time to update our review of the treatment of climate change in economics textbooks. As in our 2010 and 2012 reviews, some books hit the mark while others are wildly misleading.

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"More than half of top-tier [lab experiment] economics papers are replicable"

Environmental Economics

Retraction Watch : Approximately six out of 10 economics studies published in the field’s most reputable journals — American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics — are replicable, according to a study published today in Science.   Here is what they said about the paper at  CalTech : The authors suggest that there are some methodological research practices in laboratory experimental economics that contribute to the good replication success. "It

Standards vs economic incentives

Environmental Economics

Erik Paul Johnson in Resource and Energy Economics: Renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) have become a popular tool for state governments to promote renewable electricity generation and to decrease carbon dioxide emissions within a state or region.

A North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission Economic Committee (CRC-EC)

Environmental Economics

Mr. Emory said, though, that there may be certain products the commission would want that takes economics into account, as well. But there’s been some legislation calling for economic and social factors to be included as well.”.

Environmental Economics: uFollow

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Recent Comments John Whitehead on What I did today instead of blogging Rene Salinas on What I did today instead of blogging Timtaylor Home on My name is Kingof Socks Tim Haab on How is economics like Fight Club?

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The surprising economic history of salt

Green Prophet

The economic history of salt is an interesting lesson for our time. Oil prices have fallen considerably over the past two years. But this isn’t the first time the price of a core society resource has dropped so drastically.

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Environmental Economics: YES!

Environmental Economics

Got a question about environmental economics? Recent Comments John Whitehead on What I did today instead of blogging Rene Salinas on What I did today instead of blogging Timtaylor Home on My name is Kingof Socks Tim Haab on How is economics like Fight Club?

New study shows that walkable urbanism will provide "an economic foundation for the US economy"

Green (Living) Review

The report notes: “The future growth of walkable urban places could provide the same economic base in the 21st century that drivable sub-urbanism did in the mid-to late-20th century. It used to be simple: there was the city and there were the suburbs.

The Economic Buzz on European Bumblebee Extinction


The study, conducted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), showed disturbing Read More The post The Economic Buzz on European Bumblebee Extinction appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Sacred Economics & how Mindful Business Leaders are Changing Lives. {video}

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks change economics mindful business mindfulness money I see a mind and heart at work that will change the course of time. I’m saying this as a heartfelt appreciation for the dedication and vision it takes to run a business with personal ethics as a compass.