2010 Agenda

Heartland Agenda File 2010

Main Venue: Illinois Ballroom of the IHotel

Sunday October 17:

10:30-11:30    Registration at Illinois Ballroom of IHotel

11:30 – 1:00    Luncheon and keynote talk: “How far can we push environmental markets?” Rich Woodward (Texas A&M)

1:20 – 3:00      First session: Experiments and payments for environmental services

“Context effects in a negatively framed experiment”

Kent Messer (U. Delaware), Jordan Suter* (Oberlin College), and Jubo Yan (U. Delaware)

“The additionality problem with offsets: Optimal contracts for carbon sequestration in forests”

Charles Mason* (U. Wyoming) and Andrew Plantinga (Oregon State U.)

“Estimating ‘payment’ in payments for ecosystem services: Results from a field auction”

Rohit Jindal* (Michigan State U.)

“Competition-based mechanisms for eco-system services: An experimental investigation”

Lori Lynch* (U. Maryland) with Josh Duke and Kent Messer (U. Delaware)

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

3:20 – 5:00      Second session: Misbehavior and the environment

“Effluent limits and monitoring: Do regulators inspect polluters facing tighter limits less frequently in response to noncompliance?”

Dietrich Earnhart* (U. Kansas)

“The use of violence in illegal markets: Evidence from mahogany trade in the Brazilian Amazon”

Ariaster Chimeli* (Ohio U.) and Rodrigo Soares (Pontifical Catholic U.)

“Lobbying expenditures and self-reported toxic pollutants”

Sumeet Gulati* (U. British Columbia), Prachi Mishra (IMF), and Devesh Roy (IFPRI)

“The effect of environmental enforcement on product choice and competition: Firm and product level evidence from India”

Molly Lipscomb* (U. Notre Dame)

5:00 – 5:40        Special event for graduate students: Opportunities for Environmental/Resource Economists at Liberal Arts Colleges.

Panelists: Keith Brouhle (Grinnell), Noelwah Netusil (Reed), Jordan Suter (Oberlin)

6:00 – 10:00    Light dinner reception at ACES Library

Monday October 18:

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

8:30 – 10:10    Third session: Energy solutions

“Green acres? Transportation carbon policies and land use”

Stephen Holland (UNC – Greensboro), Jonathan Hughes* (U. of Colorado – Boulder) and Christopher Knittel and Nathan Parker (UC – Davis)

“Impacts of renewable energy policies: The roles of capacity constraints and market structure”

Min Wang* (Iowa State U.) and Jinhua Zhao (Michigan State U.)

“An hourly demand system approach to estimating the effects of residential real time pricing programs”

Bethany Vittetoe* and Bill Provencher (U. Wisconsin – Madison) and Mary Klos (Navigant Consulting)

“Integration of life cycle impact assessment and choice analysis for comprehensive motor vehicle fuel evaluation in the United States”

Matthew Winden*, Nathan Cruz, Tim Haab, and Bhavik Bakshi (Ohio State U.)

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

10:30 – 11:30  Fourth session: Climate change, property rights, and public goods (SHORT TALKS)

“Climate change adaptation – Irrigation and risk”

Steven Wallander* (USDA)

“Innovation under the Climate Wise program”

Keith Brouhle and Brad Graham* (Grinnell College) and Donna Ramirez Harrington (U. Vermont)

“Fleet rationalization under individual transferable quotas: How long is the long run?”

Keith Evans* and Quinn Weninger (Iowa State U.)

“The value of secure property rights: Evidence from global fisheries”

Corbett Grainger* (U. of Wisconsin – Madison) and Christopher Costello (UC – Santa Barbara)

“From Cournot to the commons:  An analysis of regulatory property rights”

Lea Kosnik* (U. of Missouri – St. Louis)

“Optimal taxation of interdependent public goods: The provision of land for conservation”

Sahan Dissanayake* and Hector Nunez (U. of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign)

11:30 – 1:00    Luncheon and panel discussion: “Markets for Ecosystem Service Values: Putting Theory into Practice”

  • Randy Bruins (USEPA)
  • Bobby Cochran (Willamette Partnership)
  • Paul Ferraro (Georgia State U.)

1:10 – 2:50      Fifth session: Conservation

“Do our conservation programs work? Estimating avoided forest loss from the combined effect of protection and payment”

Jordi Honey-Roses and Kathy Baylis* (U. of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign) and Isabel Ramirez (UNAM-Morelia)

“Category count models: A general framework and applications in conservation management”

Paul Fackler* (North Carolina State U.)

“Input price risk and the adoption of conservation technology”

Karina Schoengold* (U. of Nebraska)

“Impact of risk and time preferences on responses to forest tenure land reform:  Empirical evidence from Fujian China”

Karen Sullivan* and Emi Uchida (U. of Rhode Island) and Jintao Xu (Peking U.)

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

3:10 – 4:50      Sixth session: Valuation and coupled modeling

“A hedonic analysis of wind power facilities in Northern New York”

Martin Heintzelman and Carrie Tuttle* (Clarkson U.)

“Valuing walkability and vegetation in Portland, Oregon”

Niko Drake-McLaughlin and Noelwah Netusil* (Reed College)

“Managing people to manage resources: a consistent framework for integrating non-market demand and bioeconomic models”

Eli Fenichel* and Joshua Abbott (Arizona State U.)

“Threshold management in A coupled economic-ecological system”

Yong Chen* (Oregon State U.) and Ciriyam Jayaprakash and Elena Irwin(Ohio State U.)

4:50 – 5:00      Wrap up and farewell

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