Appstate Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop

April 20-21, 2012

Sponsored by Walker College of Business and the Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis

Mountaineer Room, Courtyard by Marriott, Boone, NC

Hosted by Department of Economics


Fri, April 20
12:45 – 1:00 Welcome

Fri, April 20
1:00 – 2:30

I. Regulation [Chair: Dave Bruner]

Market Design in Cap and Trade Programs: Permit Validity and Compliance Timing (PDF, 316 KB)

Stephen P. Holland*, UNC-at Greensboro
Michael R. Moore, University of Michigan

Causes and Consequences of County Ordinances Regulating Forestry in Florida (PDF, 2.8 MB)

Erin Sills*, North Carolina State University
Evan Mercer, USFS SRS
Terry Haines, USFS SRS
Pedro Pires de Matos, NCSU DFER
Fred Cubbage, NCSU DFER
Alicia Raimondi, NCSU DFER

Heterogeneity in Household Response to Non-price Water Conservation Policies: Evidence from Panel Micro Data (PDF, 508 KB)

Roger von Haefen*, North Carolina State University
Casey Wichman, North Carolina State University
Laura Taylor, North Carolina State University

Break (30 min)

Fri, April 20
3:00 – 4:30

II. Valuation [Chair: Ash Morgan]

Does an Economic Downturn Crowd Out Concern for the Environment? Evidence from a Water Quality Hedonic Property Value Model during the South Florida Housing Market Collapse (PDF, 724 KB)

Okmyung Bin*, East Carolina University
Jeffrey Czajkowski, University of Pennsylvania
Jingyuan Li, East Carolina University

The Role of Consequentiality in the External Validation of Stated Preference Methods through Public Referenda (PDF, 253 KB)

Christian A. Vossler*, University of Tennessee
Sharon Watson, University of Tennessee

What Can We Learn from Benefit Transfer Errors? Evidence from 20 Years of Research on Convergent Validity (PDF, 524 KB)

Sapna Kaul, Virginia Tech
Kevin J. Boyle*, Virginia Tech
Nicolai V. Kuminoff, Arizona State University
Christopher F. Parmeter, University of Miami
Jaren C. Pope, Brigham Young University

Dinner, 6:00

Sat, April 21
9:00 – 10:30

III. Health and Natural Disasters [Chair: Mike McKee]

Air Pollution and Procyclical Mortality (PDF, 1.9 MB)

Garth Heutel, UNC-Greensboro

Is Disease Prevention Behavior Related to Discount Rates? Empirical Findings from India (PDF, 1 MB)

S. Atmadja, CIFOR
E. Sills, North Carolina State University
SK Pattanayak*, Duke University
JC Yang, RTI International

Investigating Power Laws in Hurricane Damages (PDF, 688 KB)

Calvin Blackwell, College of Charleston

Sat, April 21
11:00 – 12:30

IV. Experiments [Chair: Todd Cherry]

Becker Meets the Behavioralist: Promoting Compliance with Outdoor Watering Restrictions (PDF, 70 KB)

Anita Castledine, University of Nevada, Reno
Klaus Moeltner, Virginia Tech University
Michael Price*, University of Tennessee
Shawn Stoddard, Truckee Meadows Water Authority

Modeling Ancillary Conditions and Non-Consumptive Attributes in Choice Experiments (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Klaus Moeltner*, Virginia Tech University
Johannes Reichl, Johannes Kepler University

Price Controls and Banking in Emissions Trading: An Experimental Evaluation (PDF, 82 KB)

James Murphy*, University of Alaska - Anchorage
John Spraggon, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
John Stranlund, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

12:30 – 2:00

Sat, April 21
2:00 – 3:30

V. Public Goods and Conservation [Chair: Dave McEvoy]

How do Tailgate Market Interactions Influence Consumer Behavior? A Pilot Study in a Locavore Community (PDF, 769 KB)

Leah Greden Mathews, UNC-Asheville

Public Good Provision with Multiple Green Preferences (PDF, 775 KB)

Mark Jacobsen, UC-San Diego
Jacob LaRiviere*, University of Tennessee
Michael Price, University of Tennessee

The Perverse Impact of Calling for Energy Conservation (PDF, 640 KB)

J. Scott Holladay*, University of Tennessee
Michael Price, University of Tennessee
Marianne Wanamaker, University of Tennessee