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  • 2012 Agenda

    HEARTLAND AGENDA 2012

    (Presenters indicated with *)

    Saturday November 10:

    7:30 – 8:15      Registration and check in at Heritage Room of ACES Library

    8: 15                Welcome Remarks

     

    8.20                 Opening Remarks: John Braden

    8:30 – 10:00    First session: Alternative Approaches to Environmental Valuation

    Subdivision infrastructure affecting stormwater runoff and residential property values

    –Kevin Boyle* (Virginia Tech.)

    The economic impact of freshwater inputs on an estuarine fishery

    –Chris Kennedy* (George Mason University) and Edward B. Barbier (U. of Wyoming)

    Adjusting for protest-zero responses in contingent-valuation (CV) studies using factor analysis: A case of Florida residents’ willingness-to-pay (WTP) to avoid large oil-spill in the Gulf of Mexico

    –Afif Naeem* (Ohio State)

    10:00 – 10:30 Break: coffee/tea

    10:30 – 12:00  Second session: Valuing Water and Water Quality at Landscape Scales

    Valuing water quality in urban watersheds

    –Noelwah Netusil* (Reed College)

    Thin and lumpy: an experimental investigation of water quality trading

    –Jordan Suter* (Oberlin College), John Spraggon (U. of Massachusetts) and Gregory L. Poe (Cornell University)

    Estimating water demand at the intensive and extensive margin: The role of landscape dynamics

    –Daniel Brent* (U. of Washington)

    12:00 – 1:30    Luncheon and keynote talk

    “Agriculture and Water Quality: Key Insights from Economics”

    –Kathleen Segerson (U. of Connecticut)

    1:30 – 3:00      Third session: Impact of Climate Change

    Were there modern-day dust bowls? Evidence suggests that recent extreme droughts contributed to cropland conversion in the United States

    –Frankie Le* (UC Berkeley)

    Regional economic impacts from climate change-induced migration in the U.S.: A general equilibrium analysis

    –Qin Fan* and Karen Fisher-Vanden (Penn State) and H. Allen Klaiber (Ohio State)

    Flood-induced migration and armed conflict

    –Ramesh Ghimire*, Susana Ferreira, and Jeffrey Dorfman (U. of Georgia)

    3:00 – 3:30      Break: coffee/tea

    3:30 – 5:00      Fourth session: Intended and Unintended Effects of Environmental Policies

    Green transport policies for European cities

    –Stef Proost*(KULeuven) and Bruno De Borger (U. of Antwerp)

    Protecting the rainforest? Mahogany prohibition and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

    –Ariaster Chimeli* (Ohio University) and Rodrigo R. Soares (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

    Do non-profits encourage compliance? Watershed groups and the US Clean Water Act

    –Laura Grant* (U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) and Katherine Grooms (UC, Santa Barbara)

    5:00                 Wrap up and farewell

     

    Poster Presentation at the Workshop

    The Impact of Irrigation Capital Subsidies on Common-pool Groundwater Use and Depletion:Results for Western Kansas

    –Nicolas Quintana (Kansas State U.)

    Groundwater Use in Asymmetric Aquifer under Incomplete Information

    –Alexander Saak (IFPRI) and Jeffrey M. Peterson (Kansan State U.)

    Gender, Households, and Valuing Environmental Benefits: A Survey of Recent Evidence

    –Debra Israel (Indiana State U.)

    Managing Northern Hardwood Forests for Old-Growth Characteristics & Forest Production: An Economic Assessment of Novel Forestry Practices

    –Tricia Knoot (Wisconsin DNR Science Services)

    Landowner Willingness to Supply Woody Biomass for Bioenergy in Iowa

    –Tricia Knoot (Wisconsin DNR Science Services)

    Wetland Ecosystems and Mitigating External Costs in Hydroelectric Production: An Analysis of Market Based Instruments

    –James Siderius and Sahan T. M. Dissanayake (Colby College)

    Downside vs. Symmetric Risk in Conservation Portfolio Design to Manage Climate-Change Uncertainty

    –Payal Shah (U. of Illinois) and Amy. W. Ando (U. of Illinois)