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  • 2011 Agenda


    (Presenters indicated with *)

    Saturday October 22:

    10:30-11:30        Registration and check in at IHotel (Illinois Ballroom)

    11:30 – 1:00       Luncheon and keynote talk:

    “Water’s Four Horsemen; Nutrients, Hypoxia, Climate Change and Us”
    Otto Doering (Purdue U.)

    1:20 – 3:00        First session: Environmental Issues in Fields and Yards

    Land use consequences of crop insurance subsidies
    Ruiqing Miao,* David Hennessy, and Hongli Feng (Iowa State)

    The impact of ad-hoc disaster programs on the use of conservation practices
    Karina Schoengold* (U. of Nebraska), Ya Ding (UESTC, China), and Russell Headlee (U. of Nebraska)

    Farmers’ preferences for the design of carbon offset programs and willingness-to-change tillage practices
    Benjamin Gramig* (Purdue U.)

    Green with lawn envy: Spatial variation of water demand in Kelowna, British Columbia
    Johannus Janmaat* (U. of British Columbia – Okanagan)

    3:00 – 3:20        Break: coffee/tea and snacks

    3:20 – 5:00        Second session: Corporations, Industries, and the Environment

    OPEC: Market failure or power failure?
    Robert Cairns* and Enrique Calfucura (McGill U.)

    Hitting the violators where it hurts? Stock market reaction to USEPA press releases
    Elisabeth Newcomb Sinha* (U. of MD), Lucija Muehlenbachs (RFF), and Nitish R. Sinha (UI – Chicago)

    Corporate incentives and nuclear safety
    Catie Hausman* (UC Berkeley)

    Innovation under the Climate Wise program
    Keith Brouhle* (Grinnell), Brad Graham (Grinnell), and Donna Ramirez Harrington (U. of Vermont)

    6:00 – 10:00     Dinner  Reception: ACES Library, Heritage Room

    Sunday October 23:

    7:30 – 8:30        Continental Breakfast with Poster Displays, IHotel

    8:30 – 10:10      Third session: Climate Change Economics and Policy

    Economic impacts of climate variability and climate change: Evidence from a quasi-experiment with Great Lakes levels
    Hsing-Hsiang Huang* and Michael Moore (U. of Michigan)

    Crop choices in the United States: Land quality, climate, and cultivar characteristics
    Soren Anderson*(Michigan State and NBER), Chenguang Wang, and Jinhua Zhao (Michigan State)

    On climate jumps and fat tails
    Charles Mason* (U. of Wyoming) and Neil Wilmot (U. of Minnesota – Duluth)

    Did high gas prices cause the housing crisis that caused the Great Recession? Theory and empirical evidence
    David Zilberman (UC Berkeley), JunJie Wu (Oregon State), and Steven Sexton* (UC Berkeley)

    10:10 – 10:30     Break: coffee/tea and snacks

    10:30 – 11:30     Fourth session: Short papers

    Household fuel use and negative externalities in rural Bolivia
    Debra Israel* (Indiana State – Terra Haute)

    Evaluating the impact of protected areas on ecosystem services in Indonesia: In search of spatial complementaries
    Daniela Miteva*, Brian Murray, and Subhrendu Pattanayak (Duke U.)

    State parks as public goods: Public funding or user fees?
    Brian Vander Naald* and Trudy Ann Cameron (U. of Oregon)

    Social networks and non-market valuations
    Bruno Wichmann* (U. of Tennessee)

    Would emissions taxes smooth state government revenues over the business cycle?
    Michael Madowitz* (UC San Diego)

    Information disclosure and strategic behaviors: Analysis from Mexican gas stations
    Andrea Martens*, Barrett Kirwan*, and Xian Liu (U. of Illinois)

    11:30 – 1:00       Luncheon and panel discussion
    “Corporate Environmental Strategies in Developing and Transition Economies”
    Dietrich Earnhart (U. of Kansas)
    Madhu Khanna (U. of Illinois)
    Thomas Lyon (U. of Michigan)

    1:10 – 2:50        Fifth session: Development and Conservation

    Does open space conservation increase neighboring development?
    Kate Zipp* (U. of Wisconsin), David Lewis (U. of Puget Sound), and Bill Provencher (U. of Wisconsin)

    Time is money: An empirical examination of the dynamic effects of uncertainty on residential subdivision development
    Doug Wrenn* and Elena Irwin (Ohio State)

    Decentralization and governance given environment-development tradeoffs
    Alex Pfaff* (Duke U.), Juan Robalino (EfD Initiative/CATIE), and Diego Herrera (Duke U.)

    Causal mechanisms of protected area impacts
    Merlin Hanauer* (Sonoma State) and Paul Ferraro (Georgia State)

    2:50 – 3:10        Break: coffee/tea and snacks

    3:10 – 4:50        Sixth session: Advances in Nonmarket Valuation

    Incorporating dynamic behavior into the hedonic model
    Kelly Bishop* and Alvin Murphy (Washington U.)

    Partial identification of hedonic demand functions
    Congwen Zhang* (Virginia Tech.), Nicolai Kuminoff (Arizona State), and Kevin Boyle (Virginia Tech.)

    Evaluating mitigation techniques for hypothetical bias in choice experiments
    Craig Broadbent* (IL-Wesleyan U.)

    4:50 – 5:00        Wrap up and farewell