Homework #1 [Referee Report – September 6th]
Introduction [August 21st]
Efficiency and Markets [August 21st]
Simple Externalities Examples [August 21st]
Externalities (MWG) [August 21st]
The Problem of Social Cost, R. Coase (1960) [August 23rd]
Discussion – Coase (1960) [August 23rd]
A Solution to the Problem of Externalities When Agents Are Well-Informed [August 28th]
Varian’s Paper 1994 [August 28th]
Public Goods: A survey of Experimental Research [August 30th]
Game Theory for Playing Games: Sophistication in a negative-externality experiment [August 30th]
Individual Decision Making in a Negative Externality Experiment
Discussion – Spraggon and Oxoby (2009)
Chapter 6 Kolstad – Property Rights [September 6th]
Information and the Coase Theorem. Farrell (1987) [September 6th]
Variance – Farrell
Case Study: How climate change is increasing forest fires around the world [September 11th]
Chapter 7 Kolstad – Pigovian Fees [September 11th]
Xepapadeas (1991) – Environmental policy under imperfect information
Segerson (1988) – Uncertainty and incentives for nonpoint pollution control [September 11th]
CH 8 and CH 9 Kolstad – Environmental Policy [ September 13th]
Oates et al. (1989) – The net benefits of incentive based regulation [September 13th]
Kolstad et al. (1990) – Substitutes or complements [September 18th]
Case Study: Judge’s Ruling on Gulf Oil Spill Lowers Ceiling on the Fine BP Is Facing [September 20th]
Weitzman (1974) – Prices vs Quantities [September 20th]
R.Stavins (1996) – Correlated Uncertainty and Policy Instrument Choice
Roberts et al. (1976) – Effluent charges and licenses under uncertainty [September 25th]
Kwerel (1977) – To tell the Truth
Smolensky et al (1968) – The Prisoner’s Dilemma and Ghetto Expansion
Barret (1999) – International Cooperation and the International Commons [September 29th]
Case Study: The Aarhus Convention [September 29th]
Ulph (1996) – Environmental Policy and International Trade when Governments and Producers Act Strategically [October 2nd]
Kennedy (1994) – Equilibrium Pollution Taxes in Open Economies with Imperfect Competition [October 4th]
Case Study: Environmental Effects of International Trade [October 4th]
Apesteguia, J. (2006) Does Information Matter in the Commons? Experimental Evidence, PDF – Presentation
Case Study: Ground Water Basin Management
Mason, C. and S. Polasky (1994)- Entry deterrence in the commons, PDF – Presentation
Espinola-Arredondo and Munoz-Garcia (2010)- Can Incomplete Information Lead to Under-exploitation in the Commons?, PDF – Presentation
Students’ Final Presentations:
Monday November 27th – 8:30am:
Zhazira Alisheva: The political economy of investment: The effect of refunded emissions payment program.
Yenjae Chang: Air Pollution and Pricing Decisions in Retail Gasoline Market.
Wednesday November 29th – 8am:
Dolores (Loles) Garrido: Signaling under bilateral uncertainty: the case of labeling.
Kara Grant: Policy tools to reduce grocery stores food waste.
Hyeonjun Hwang: Climate Change, Migratory Birds and Egg Imports.
Friday December 1st – 8am:
Afrin Islam: Choosing the Efficient Management Strategy to Reduce Wildfire.
Samantha Johnson: Sustainability’s Payback: Short-Run Returns on Enrollment.
Ashutosh Kumar: Does Voluntary Environmental Program Work?
Monday December 4th – 8am:
Hyunjin Lim: How much does observational learning affect the timing of residential
solar power adoption?
Josh Olsen: Do Expenditures on Home Wildfire Protection Exceed Home Values?
Chelsea Pardini: Assessing environmental injustice in Alaska.
Wednesday December 6th – 8am:
Nicholas Potter: Uncertainty in the Commons.
Molla Mursaleen Shiraj: Organization of environmental R&D in a duopoly under unequal costs and asymmetric information
Josh Tibbitts: Bargaining with Environmental Costs.
Friday December 8th – 8:00am:
Jake Wagner: Valuing water source attributes in rural Kenya: a linked demand approach.
Wenjun Wu: Environmental Impact of Rural Tourism replacing local Non-‐eco-‐friendly Industries.
Morgan Conklin: Independent Voters and their Effect on Environmental Policy.