2014 Abstracts and Presentations

Final Agenda (Presenters indicated with *)

Saturday November 1:

9:45 – 11:25    First session: Theory of Ecosystem Services

“Endogenous Social Norms, Mechanism Design, and PES” Botao Qin* and Jason Shogren (Univ. of Wyoming) Abstract

“Bioeconomic modeling of an imported disease in California lettuce” Christine Carroll,* C.-Y. Cynthia Lin and Colin Carter (UC Davis) Abstract

“Dynamic optimization of ecosystem services: A comparative analysis of non-spatial and spatially-explicit models” Seong Do Yun* and Ben Gramig (Purdue Univ.) Abstract Presentation

“It’s better than mothing: The optimal control of a biological invasion with application to the Gypsy Moth” James Goodenberger,* Allen Klaiber, and Sathya Gopalakrishnan (Ohio State Univ.) Abstract


11:30 – 1:00    Luncheon and keynote talk: Gilbert Metcalf (Tufts Univ.): “Whither climate policy?” Presentation


1:20 – 3:00      Second session: Consumer Behavior and Preferences Toward the Environment

“Economics of a light bulb: Experimental evidence on CFLs and end-user behavior” Robyn Meeks* (Univ. of Michigan) and Eliana Carranza (World Bank) Abstract

“Information provision and consumer behavior: A natural experiment in billing frequency” Casey John Wichman* (Univ. of Maryland) Abstract

“Step on it: Evidence on the variation in fuel economy across drivers” Shaun McRae* (Univ. of Michigan) and Ashley Langer (Univ. of Arizona) Abstract Presentation

“Non-parametric testing of contingent valuation double-bounded data” Nicholas Flores* and Donald Waldman (Univ. of Colorado – Boulder) Abstract Presentation


3:20 – 5:00      Third session: Energy, Climate, and Air

“The impact of falling natural gas prices on greenhouse gas emissions” Paul Brehm* (Univ. of Michigan) Abstract Presentation

“Hotelling under pressure” Soren Anderson (Michigan State Univ.), Ryan Kellogg (U. of Michigan)* & Stephen Salant (Univ. of Michigan) Abstract

“Why is U.S. air quality improving? The roles of trade, regulation, productivity, and preferences” Joseph Shapiro* (Yale Univ.) and Reed Walker (UC Berkeley) Abstract

“Comparing price and liquidity collars in the EU emission trading program” William Shobe* and Charles Holt (Univ. of Virginia) Abstract


Sunday November 2:

8:30 – 10:10    Fourth session: Economics of Water Quality

“Nitrogen management under uncertainty: An investigation of subjective decision processes” Sandip Agarwal,* Keri L. Jacobs, and Quinn Weninger (Iowa State Univ.) Abstract

“Agricultural cost sharing and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay: Accounting for indirect effects of environmental payments” Patrick Fleming* (Univ. of Maryland) Abstract

“The effectiveness of overlapping pollution regulation: Evidence from the ban on phosphate in dishwasher detergent” Alex W. Cohen (Yale Univ.) and David Keiser* (Iowa State Univ.) Abstract Presentation

“Measuring the health impacts of downriver water pollution externalities in Indonesia: A spatial econometric approach” Teevrat Garg (Cornell Univ.), Jacob Hochard (Univ. of Wyoming), and Evan Plous* (Columbia Univ.) Abstract


10:30 – 11:30  Fifth session: Advances in Resource and Environmental Economics

“What lies beneath? Aquifer heterogeneity and the economics of collective action” Eric Edwards* (Utah State) Abstract

“Flexible-fuel vehicle adoption and the impact on US biofuel market” Xiaodong Du (U. of Wisconsin – Madison)* and Shanjun Li (Cornell Univ.) Abstract Presentation

“Spatially explicit subsidies for renewable energy: The case of solar energy in Oregon” Sahan Dissanayake* and James Anders (Colby College) Abstract

“Framing and the provision of public goods: A field experiment in alternative commuting” Laura Grant* (U. of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) Abstract

“Do differentiated standards help coal? COpolicy in the U.S electricity sector” David Bielen* (Duke Univ.) Abstract Presentation

“Do Water Rights Help to Control Depletion of the High Plains Aquifer?” Dietrich Earnhart (U. Kansas) Presentation


11:45 – 1:15    Luncheon and panel discussion

“How Can We Fuel the Future and Sustain the Environment?” Ryan Kellogg (Univ. of Michigan), Charles Mason (Univ. of Wyoming) Presentation, Karen Palmer (Resources for the Future) Presentation


1:45 – 3:25      Sixth session: Environment and Resources in Developing Countries  

“The long-term economic effect of high temperatures: Evidence from earnings data in Ecuador” Jason Russ,* Paul Carrillo, and Ram Fishman (George Washington Univ.) Abstract Presentation

“Air pollution and defensive expenditures: Evidence from the demand for face masks in China” Quan Mu (Peking Univ.) and Junjie Zhang* (UC San Diego) Abstract

“Adaptability of irrigation to a changing monsoon in India: How far can we go?” Esha Zaveri* (Penn State), D.S. Grogan (UNH), K. Fisher-Vanden (Penn State), S. Frolking (UNH), and D. H. Wrenn (Penn. State Univ.) Abstract


Selected Posters on Display at Heartland 2014

“Role of ethanol plants in Dakotas land use change” Gaurav Arora (Iowa State U.)

“An empirical method for estimating state transitions” Jude Bayham (Yale)

“Resource privatization and endogenous production activities: Can privatization of a natural resource stock benefit labor?” A. Patrick Behrer (Harvard U.)

“How Do Population Growth and Climate Change Affect Water Use? An Econometric Analysis of Landscape Change” Daniel Bigelow (Oregon State U.)

“Price and Fuel Inventory Relationships in the Electric Power Sector” Kyle Binder (Texas A&M U.)

“Impact of the Bakken Oil Boom on Employment and Wages in North Dakota” Cody Brandt (Univ. of Illinois)

“A CET Approach to Land Use Allocation: Panel Data Evidence from French Farms” Anabelle Couleau (Univ. of Illinois)

“Social norms, environmental nudges and energy conservation: a field experiment” Christine Crago (U. Mass)

“Re-examining the Relationship between Environmental Regulations and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Dynamic Panel Model of the U.S. Manufacturing Sector” Jie Deng (Univ. of Tennessee)

“Do Water Rights Help to Control the Depletion of the High Plains Aquifer?” Dietrich Earnhart (Univ. of Kansas)

“Brazilian Amazon protected areas’ forest spillovers: Reduced-form evidence and migration mechanism” Diego Herrera (Duke U.)

“The Value of Riparian Forests to the Community” Gilbert Kiggundu (Colby College)

“Adaptation to Climate Change and International Mitigation Agreements with Heterogeneous Countries” Hongxiu Li (Univ. of Waterloo)

“Should consumers fool themselves? Theory and implications of strategic ignorance about eco-labels” Yuanhao Li (Univ. of Wyoming)

“The direct and spillover effects of residential zoning policy on land development” Tingting Liu (Univ. of Rhode Island)

“Organized crimes against nature: Elephants in Southern Africa” Adrian Lopes (Bates College)

“Strategic Storage of Oil and Gasoline” Melissa Lynes (Kansas State U.)

“Behavioral Response of Fishers to Hypoxia and the Distributional Impact on Harvest” Zinnia Mukherjee (Simmons College)

“Water-saving infrastructure investment under uncertainty: A case study of irrigated landscapes in the Western U.S.” Augustina Odame (Utah State U.)

“Heterogeneity and Sorting in Consumer Valuation of Energy Efficiency Investments: Empirical Evidence from U.S. Automobile Market” Edson Okwelum (Univ. of Rhode Island)

“Implications of search frictions for tradable permit markets” Mani Rouhi Rad (Univ. of Illinois)

“Double-dipping in Environmental Markets under Two Second Best Scenarios” Jimena Gonzalez Ramirez (Iowa State U.)

“Integrating Pollution Markets Across Environmental Media: The Case of Reactive Nitrogen” Carson Reeling (Michigan State U.)

“Targets, Taxes, and Learning: Selecting Climate Policy When Facing Knightian Damages” Ivan Rudik (Univ. of Arizona)

“Carbon emissions and the effectiveness of the Kyoto Protocol” Yuan Wen (Univ. of Calgary)

“The expanding ethanol production and farmland values: Identifying the changing influence of proximity to agricultural delivery points” Wendong Zhang (Ohio State U.)