New Energy Economics book

Environmental Economics

Energy Economics  By Peter M. 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.

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Trickle down economics

Green (Living) Review

economics lies trickle down economics

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

Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2018

Environmental Economics

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Five myths about economic growth

Green (Living) Review

It’s economic To be economic, something has to be worth more than it costs. Economic activity, per se, is more beneficial than detrimental. Growth was probably economic for much of American history. economic growth economy

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Ten Years of Select Economic Data in Graphs

Environmental Economics

A pet peeve of mine as an economist is giving too much credit to the current quarterback , er.President for [economic] wins and too much blame for [economic] losses. 

2017 207

"Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics"

Environmental Economics

Via caseyjwichman.com : Conferences and workshops in environmental, energy, and natural resource economics. Northeast Workshop on Energy Policy and Environmental Economics. NBER Summer Institute – Environmental & Energy Economics. Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop at Illinois. 20th Annual CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. Canadian Resource and Environmental Economics Working Group.

2018 100

Why upcycling must become an economic sector

Green (Living) Review

So why should upcycling become an economic sector then, you may ask, and part, the first part, probably, of the waste management economy. It is for that reason that upcycling must become an economic activity and sector.

Environmental Economics takes over AEA Executive Committee

Environmental Economics

 *I had the pleasure of being taught Environmental Economics by Maureen during my PhD studies at the University of Maryland.  OK, that's an exaggeration, but at least an environmental economist is an AEA Executive Committee VP candidate.    Congrats Maureen Cropper*!

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EPA: Current environmental economics topics

Environmental Economics

From the EPA's environmental economics webpage : Economic analysis plays a central role in informing EPA decision-making.

Bourbon barrel economics

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Bourbon Feels the Burn of a Barrel Shortage by: Tripp Mickle May 12, 2015. TOPICS:  Supply and Demand. SUMMARY:  Distilleries are navigating a bourbon-barrel shortage, as increased demand for the drink coincided with reduction of logging of the white oak wood.

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

"Economic Ideas You Should Forget"

Environmental Economics

This is a from a chapter in a book edited by Bruno Frey and David Iselin titled Economic Ideas You Should Forget :  Contingent Valuation, Willingness to Pay, and Willingness to Accept. Victor Ginsburgh. Abstract. Contingent

Some college football economics

Environmental Economics

Sigh: With Kentucky football off to a spirit-crushing 0-2 start, the $12 million contract buyout that it would take to remove Mark Stoops as UK head coach after this season has garnered national focus. Were UK to change its coaching staff following the 2016 season, it could cost far more than $12 million, however. The only thing that would justify paying a coach $12 million — and, potentially a coaching staff almost $18 million — not to work would be a complete competitive collapse.

Appstate economics propoganda

Environmental Economics

I'm posting this in an effort to get the HRMs at EconJobRumors to think of Appalachian Podunk State as something other than a best redneck  department or a place where the biggest incentive to publish is so you can leave: Appalachian State University’s Department of Economics has one of the world’s top programs in the fields of experimental economics and environmental economics, according to a prestigious worldwide organization that disseminates economics research.

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.

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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

The economic value of an economics major.

Environmental Economics

measurement may become more difficult: When  research in 2011  showed that workers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics earned a premium of 25 percent over other workers and have just a 5.5-percent unemployment rate, it reinforced strong economic incentives to get more people into those STEM fields. "Why it Pays to Major in Economics." " The Journal of Economic Education 45, no.

Top 14 economics journals

Environmental Economics

According to Google Scholar Metrics

Why does Economic Inquiry shout their titles?

Environmental Economics

Using cross-sectional and panel data from mathematics and economics, we perform negative binomial, Poisson, and generalized method of moments/instrumental variable methods regressions. For example: Mueller-Langer, F. and Watt, R. 2018), HOW MANY MORE CITES IS A $3,000 OPEN ACCESS FEE BUYING YOU? EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM A NATURAL EXPERIMENT. Econ Inq. doi:10.1111/ecin.12545. Abstract. We analyze the effect of open access (OA) status of journal articles on citations.

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"RePEc launches Top 5 Journal in Economics"

Environmental Economics

The RePEc blog: Many academic departments in economics require from their junior faculty to publish in top 5 journals in order to gain tenure or get promotions. Without intervention, economics may get into the situation of choking itself by making it impossible for most department to grant tenure to faculty. Top 5 Journal in Economics. will start today with volume 104 and a special issue on the Economics of Fisheries. Any idiot knows that fisheries economics is a jok

2017 130

POTUS rocks climate economics

Environmental Economics

We continue to cover COP21 as passively as humanly possible*. From the inbox: John -- just for fun, you might check out this video of President Obama in Paris talking about market failure, externalities, the commons, and pricing carbon to address market failure (start at 38:30 and watch until about 44:15): https://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2015/12/01/president-holds-press-conference-paris  :). Damian.

Call for papers: AERE @ the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings

Environmental Economics

The Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings will be held November 18-20, 2018 in Washington, D.C.: link]. Submit your abstract for presentation in an AERE session at the 2018 SEA here: [link]. You will be asked to enter relevant author information and upload a pdf document with your paper's title, author names and an abstract of no more than 1,000 words. Authors may submit more than one abstract. Abstracts are due March 15.

2018 138

"Economics seniors present at Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium"

Environmental Economics

Both Doyle and Santelle are earning a  Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics  through the Walker College of Business.    Doyle, a senior Religious Studies and General Economics double major and Mathematics minor from Cary, NC,  presented "Validity of discount rates derived from willingness to pay for road salt run-off mitigation dependent upon payment schedule."  

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Protect nature for world economic security, warns UN biodiversity chief

Green (Living) Review

Ahmed Djoghlaf says nations risk economic collapse and loss of culture if it does not protect the natural world Britain and other countries face a collapse of their economies and loss of culture if they do not protect the environment better, the world's leading champion of nature has warned.

Special Replication Issue of Energy Economics

Environmental Economics

John has posted a couple of times about replication in economics journal articles. Elsevier, who may be taking the lead in encouraging replication , is putting out a special issue on replication in Energy Economics :  In this special issue, we will particularly welcome two types of papers, without excluding other forms of replication (Clemens 2015). Papers eligible for replication include all economics papers with some relation to energy.

2017 133

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.

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. 

2017 116

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.

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.

World Cup economics

Environmental Economics

However, analysts warn that the World Cup likely won’t provide any long-term economic stimulus, when the additional revenue won’t reach the levels needed to sway a $2.2 Brazilians aren’t all that impressed with the economic impact of the games, either.

An economic decision

Environmental Economics

Tweet from Ninja Economics (@NinjaEconomics)

Environmental Economics

Ninja Economics (@NinjaEconomics). 1/3/15, 5:36 PM. "Twitter "Twitter for Economists" by @JustinWolfers: users.nber.org/~jwolfers/pape…. ASSA2015. Download the official Twitter app here. Sent from my iPhone

Does income inequality cause decreased economic growth?

Environmental Economics

' One of Reich's basic premises in Inequality for All is that income inequality causes decreased economic growth.  Rather than read before I go to bed, I have taken to watching Netflix documentaries on the iPad. 

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Sargassu--A Potential Economic Disaster?

Environmental Economics

No one is sure of the cause--many have been offered: climate change (dang coal), excess nutrients run-off (dang farmers), oil dispersants used for the BP/Deepwater Horizon spill (dang BP)--but one thing is fairly certain: Given the quantities, the unpleasantness and the widespread nature of the problem, prolonged exposure is likely to have significant economic consequences for tourism driven economies in the area.

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

Environmental Economics

Abstract:  This article reviews the economic impacts of climate change and the policy implications of the results. Richard S J Tol; The Economic Impacts of Climate Change, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, [link 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 positive.

2018 109

The highest paid economics professor?*

Environmental Economics

  *From his bio : Dr. Ramsey is a tenured professor of economics A merit raise of 3% sounds really good to me: James Ramsey, the University of Louisville’s president, got a lot of attention last week for his compensation after The Courier-Journal, in Louisville, reported that he made $1.67 million last year, considerably more than presidents at similar institutions.

Environmental Economics: Congratulations Jill!

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?

2011 169

Spot the bad economics

Environmental Economics

Some really bad economics here.but none so egrigious as that at 2:34. See if you can spot the problem.and Peter Schiff sure comes across as a-hole. UPDATE: When I posted this the first time, I admit, didn''t watch all the way to the end. Peter Schiff isn''t an a-hole. He''s a full-fledged d

"Top 100 Economics Blogs And Websites For Economists"

Environmental Economics

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Environmental Economics has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Economics Blogs on the web. From the inbox: My name is Anuj Agarwal. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

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