Environ &  Resource Econ

Environmental and Resource Economics
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Overview - Cutting edge research and training opportunities are offered through joint efforts of MSU faculty in AFRE, Econ and CSUS Departments.

Flash -  Dr. Joesph Herriges named fellow in the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics - Announced 2014

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Research Grants and Project underway by faculty working in the Environmental and  Resource Economics Area

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Journal Articles/Special Issues (Jan 2011 - Dec -2014 from DM data base – Aug 2, 2014)

Adanu, K., Hoehn, J., Norris, P. E., & Iglesias, E. (2012). Voter decisions on eminent domain and police power reforms. Journal of Housing Economics, 21(2), 187–194. doi:10.1016/j.jhe.2012.04.005

Adanu, K., Hoehn, J., Norris, P. E., & Iglesias, E. (2012). Voter decisions on eminent domain and police power reforms. Journal of Housing Economics, 21(2), 187–194. doi:10.1016/j.jhe.2012.04.005

Adanu, K., Hoehn, J., Norris, P. E., & Iglesias, E. (2012). Voter decisions on eminent domain and police power reforms. Journal of Housing Economics, 21(2), 187–194. doi:10.1016/j.jhe.2012.04.005

Anderson, S. T. (2012). The demand for ethanol as a gasoline substitute. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 63(2), 151–168. doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2011.08.002

Anderson, S. T., & Elzinga, A. (2014). A ban on one is a boon for the other: Strict gasoline content rules and implicit ethanol blending mandates. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2013.11.009

Anderson, S. T., & Sallee, J. M. (2011). Using loopholes to reveal the marginal cost of regulation: The case of fuel-economy standards. American Economic Review, 101(4), 1375–1409. doi:10.1257/aer.101.4.1375

Anderson, S. T., Kellogg, R., & Sallee, J. M. (2013). What do consumers believe about future gasoline prices? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(3), 383–403. doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2013.07.002

Anderson, S. T., Kellogg, R., Sallee, J. M., & Curtin, R. T. (2011). Forecasting gasoline prices using consumer surveys. American Economic Review, 101(3), 110–114. doi:10.1257/aer.101.3.110

Anderson, S. T., Laxminarayan, R., & Salant, S. W. (2012). Diversify or focus? Spending to combat infectious diseases when budgets are tight. Journal of Health Economics, 31(4), 658–675. doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.05.001

Anderson, S. T., Parry, I. W., Sallee, J. M., & Fischer, C. (2011). Automobile fuel economy standards: Impacts, efficiency, and alternatives. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 5(1), 89–108. doi:10.1093/reep/req021

Austin, S., Murthy, S., Wunsch, H., Adhikari, N. K., Karir, V., Rowan, K., … Wu, F. (2013). Access to urban acute care services in high- vs. middle-income countries: an analysis of seven cities. Intensive Care Medicine, 1–11. doi:10.1007/s00134-013-3174-7

Biksey, T., Zickmund, S., & Wu, F. (2011). Disparities in risk communication: A pilot study of asthmatic children, their parents, and home environments. Journal of the National Medical Association, 103(5), 388–391.

Bulte, E. H., & Horan, R. D. (2011). Intergenerational transmission of preferences. Economics Letters, 112(1), 85–87. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2011.03.040

Chariyachotilert, C., Joshi, S. V., Selke, S. E. M., & Auras, R. (2012). Assessment of the

Chen, J.-G., Egner, P. A., Ng, D., Jacobson, L. P., Muñoz, A., Zhu, Y.-R., … Groopman, J. D. (2013). Reduced aflatoxin exposure presages decline in liver cancer mortality in an endemic region of China. Cancer Prevention Research, 6(10), 1038–1045. doi:10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-13-0168

Chen, X., Lupi, F., An, L., Sheely, R., Vina, A., & Liu, J. (2012). Agent-based modeling of the effects of social norms on enrollment in payments for ecosystem services. Ecological Modelling, 229, 16–24. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.06.007

Collins, S. L., Carpenter, S. R., Swinton, S. M., Orenstein, D. E., Childers, D. L., Gragson, T. L., … Robertson, G. P. (2011). An integrated conceptual framework for long-term social-ecological research. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9(6), 351–357. doi:10.1890/100068

Egbendewe-Mondzozo, A., Swinton, S. M., Bals, B. D., & Dale, B. E. (2013). Can dispersed biomass processing protect the environment and cover the bottom line for biofuel? Environmental Science and Technology, 47(3), 1695–1703. doi:10.1021/es303829w

Egbendewe-Mondzozo, A., Swinton, S. M., Izaurralde, Cã©. R., Manowitz, D. H., & Zhang, X. (2011). Biomass supply from alternative cellulosic crops and crop residues: A spatially explicit bioeconomic modeling approach. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(11), 4636–4647. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.09.010

Egbendewe-Mondzozo, A., Swinton, S. M., Izaurralde, R. Cã©., Manowitz, D. H., & Zhang, X. (2013). Maintaining environmental quality while expanding biomass production: Sub-regional U.S. policy simulations. Energy Policy, 57, 518–531. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2013.02.021

Fenichela, E. P., Castillo-Chavezb, C., Ceddiac, M. G., Chowellb, G., Parrae, P. A., Hickling, G. J., … Perrings, C. (2011). Adaptive human behavior in epidemiological models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(15), 6306–6311. doi:10.1073/pnas.1011250108

Goetz, S. J., Rupasingha, A., & Loveridge, S. T. (2012). Social Capital, Religion, Wal-Mart, and Hate Groups in America <sup>*</sup> Social Science Quarterly, 93(2), 379–393. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6237.2012.00854.x

Goldstein, B. D., Liu, Y., Wu, F., & Lioy, P. (2011). Comparison of the effects of the US Clean Air Act and of smoking prevention and cessation efforts on the risk of acute myelogenous leukemia. American Journal of Public Health, 101(12), 2357–2361. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300256

Gramig, B. M., & Horan, R. D. (2011). Jointly determined livestock disease dynamics and decentralised economic behaviour. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 55(3), 393–410. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8489.2011.00543.x

Hoehn, J., & Adanu, K. (2014). What motivates voters’ support for eminent domain reform: Ownership, vulnerability, or ideology? International Review of Law and Economics, 37, 90–99. doi:10.1016/j.irle.2013.07.006

Hoehn, J., & Adanu, K. (2014). What motivates voters’ support for eminent domain reform: Ownership, vulnerability, or ideology? International Review of Law and Economics, 37, 90–99. doi:10.1016/j.irle.2013.07.006

Hoerr, S. L., Abdulkadri, A. O., Miller, S. R., Waltersdorf, C., LaShore, M., Martin, K., … Hoerr, S. M. (2011). Improving measurement of the EFNEP outcomes using factor analysis of the behavior checklist. Journal of Extension, 49(4).

Horan, R. D. (2012). Editorial. Resource and Energy Economics, 34(2), iii–iv. doi:10.1016/j.reseneeco.2012.02.001

Horan, R. D., & Melstrom, R. T. (2011). No sympathy for the devil. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 62(3), 367–385. doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2011.05.001

Horan, R. D., & Shortle, J. S. (2011). Economic and Ecological Rules for Water Quality Trading. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 47(1), 59–69. doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00463.x

Horan, R. D., Fenichel, E. P., & Melstrom, R. T. (2011). Wildlife disease bioeconomics. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 5(1), 23–61. doi:10.1561/101.00000038

Horan, R. D., Fenichel, E. P., Drury, K. L., & Lodge, D. M. (2011). Managing ecological thresholds in coupled environmental-human systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(18), 7333–7338. doi:10.1073/pnas.1005431108

Horan, R. D., Shogren, J. F., & Bulte, E. H. (2011). Joint determination of biological encephalization, economic specialization. Resource and Energy Economics, 33(2), 426–439. doi:10.1016/j.reseneeco.2010.05.005

Kaplowitz, M. D., & Lupi, F. (2011). Ecosystem banking as a quasi-market approach to conservation: Building on U.S. wetland banking experience. Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation: A Global Perspective, 185–202.

Kaplowitz, M. D., & Lupi, F. (2012). Stakeholder preferences for best management practices for non-point source pollution and stormwater control. Landscape and Urban Planning, 104(3-4), 364–372. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2011.11.013

Kaplowitz, M. D., Lupi, F., & Arreola, O. (2012). Local Markets for Payments for Environmental Services: Can Small Rural Communities Self-Finance Watershed Protection? Water Resources Management, 26(13), 3689–3704. doi:10.1007/s11269-012-0097-y

Kaplowitz, M. D., Lupi, F., Couper, M. P., & Thorp, L. (2012). The Effect of Invitation Design on Web Survey Response Rates. Social Science Computer Review, 30(3), 339–349. doi:10.1177/0894439311419084

Kaplowitz, M. D., Lupi, F., Yeboah, F. K., & Thorp, L. G. (2013). Exploring the middle ground between environmental protection and economic growth. Public Understanding of Science, 22(4), 413–426. doi:10.1177/0963662511424545

Khlangwiset, P., Shephard, G. S., & Wu, F. (2011). Aflatoxins and growth impairment: A review. Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 41(9), 740–755. doi:10.3109/10408444.2011.575766

Knoche, S., & Lupi, F. (2012). The economic value of publicly accessible deer hunting land. Journal of Wildlife Management, 76(3), 462–470. doi:10.1002/jwmg.302

Knoche, S., & Lupi, F. (2013). Economic benefits of publicly accessible land for ruffed grouse hunters. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77(7), 1294–1300. doi:10.1002/jwmg.589

Komarek, T. M., & Loveridge, S. T. (2014). Too Big? Too Small? Just Right? An Empirical Perspective on Local Firm Size Distribution and Economic Growth in U.S. Counties and High-Poverty Rural Regions. Economic Development Quarterly, 28(1), 28–41. doi:10.1177/0891242413506735

Komarek, T. M., Lupi, F., & Kaplowitz, M. D. (2011). Valuing energy policy attributes for environmental management: Choice experiment evidence from a research institution. Energy Policy, 39(9), 5105–5115. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.05.054

Komarek, T. M., Lupi, F., Kaplowitz, M. D., & Thorp, L. (2013). Influence of energy alternatives and carbon emissions on an institution’s green reputation. Journal of Environmental Management, 128, 335–344. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.05.002

Kumarappan, S., & Joshi, S. V. (2011). Trading greenhouse gas emission benefits from biofuel use in US transportation: Challenges and opportunities. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(11), 4511–4518. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.09.018

Kumarappan, S., & Joshi, S. V. (2014). Spatially and temporally optimal biomass procurement contracting for biorefineries. BioResources, 9(2), 2069–2089.

Liu, Y., Chang, C.-C. H., Marsh, G. M., & Wu, F. (2012). Population attributable risk of aflatoxin-related liver cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cancer, 48(14), 2125–2136. doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2012.02.009

Loveridge, S. T., Miller, S. R., Komarek, T., & Satimanon, T. (2012). Assessing regional attitudes about entrepreneurship. Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, 42(3), 210–222.

Ma, S., & Swinton, S. M. (2011). Valuation of ecosystem services from rural landscapes using agricultural land prices. Ecological Economics, 70(9), 1649–1659. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.04.004

Ma, S., & Swinton, S. M. (2012). Hedonic valuation of farmland using sale prices versus appraised values. Land Economics, 88(1), 1–15.

Ma, S., Swinton, S. M., Lupi, F., & Jolejole-Foreman, C. (2012). Farmers’ Willingness to Participate in Payment-for-Environmental-Services Programmes. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 63(3), 604–626. doi:10.1111/j.1477-9552.2012.00358.x

Ma, S., Swinton, S. M., Lupi, F., & Jolejole-Foreman, C. (2012). Farmers’ Willingness to Participate in Payment-for-Environmental-Services Programmes. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 63(3), 604–626. doi:10.1111/j.1477-9552.2012.00358.x

Mason, C. F., Bulte, E. H., & Horan, R. D. (2012). Banking on extinction: Endangered species and speculation. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 28(1), 180–192. doi:10.1093/oxrep/grs006

Melstrom, R. T., & Horan, R. D. (2013). Interspecies Management and Land Use Strategies to Protect Endangered Species. Environmental and Resource Economics, 1–20.

Melstrom, R. T., & Horan, R. D. (2013). Managing excessive predation in a predator-endangered prey setting. Ecological Economics, 90, 68–76. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.03.005

Melstrom, R. T., & Lupi, F. (2013). Valuing Recreational Fishing in the Great Lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 33(6), 1184–1193. doi:10.1080/02755947.2013.835293

Merriman, D. F., Skidmore, M. L., & Kashian, R. D. (2011). Do tax increment finance districts stimulate growth in real estate values? Real Estate Economics, 39(2), 221–250. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6229.2010.00294.x

Murekezi, A., Jin, S., & Loveridge, S. T. (2012). Do organisational forms of the coffee supply chain matter in poverty reduction? Development in Practice, 22(7), 962–977. doi:10.1080/09614524.2012.697127

Murekezi, A., Jin, S., & Loveridge, S. T. (2014). Have coffee producers benefited from the new domestic cherry market? Evidence using panel data from Rwanda. Agricultural Economics (United Kingdom). doi:10.1111/agec.12101

Palliyaguru, D. L., & Wu, F. (2013). Global geographical overlap of aflatoxin and hepatitis C: Controlling risk factors for liver cancer worldwide. Food Additives and Contaminants - Part A Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment, 30(3), 534–540. doi:10.1080/19440049.2012.751630

Peltier, J. W., Skidmore, M. L., & Milne, G. R. (2013). Assessing the impact of gasoline sales-below-cost laws on retail price and market structure: Implications for consumer welfare. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 32(2), 239–254. doi:10.1509/0743-9156-32.2.239

properties of poly(L-lactic acid) sheets produced with differing amounts of postconsumer recycled poly(L-lactic acid). Journal of Plastic Film and Sheeting, 28(4), 314–335. doi:10.1177/8756087911434337

Ragasa, C., Thornsbury, S., & Joshi, S. V. (2011). Are food certification costs misestimated? Exporter-perspective on the european standard. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 62(3), 669–689. doi:10.1111/j.1477-9552.2011.00307.x

Reed, W. R., Rogers, C. L., & Skidmore, M. L. (2011). On estimating marginal tax rates for U.S. States. National Tax Journal, 64(1), 59–84.

Reese, L. A., Sands, G., & Skidmore, M. L. (2014). Memo from Motown: Is austerity here to stay? Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 7(1), 99–118. doi:10.1093/cjres/rst037

Richards, P. D., Myers, R. J., Swinton, S. M., & Walker, R. T. (2012). Exchange rates, soybean supply response, and deforestation in South America. Global Environmental Change, 22(2), 454–462. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.01.004

Sands, G., & Skidmore, M. L. (2013). Making ends meet: Options for property tax reform in detroit. Journal of Urban Affairs. doi:10.1111/juaf.12069

Schaeffer, P., Loveridge, S. T., & Weiler, S. (2014). Urban and Rural: Opposites No More! Economic Development Quarterly, 28(1), 3–4. doi:10.1177/0891242413520089

Seedang, S., Norris, P. E., Batie, S. S., & Kaplowitz, M. D. (2013). Exploring market-based environmental policy for groundwater management and ecosystem protection for the Great Lakes region: Lessons learned. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 39(3), 484–492. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2013.06.010

Selinger, E., Thompson, P. B., & Collins, H. (2011). Catastrophe ethics and activist speech: Reflections on moral norms, advocacy, and technical judgment. Metaphilosophy, 42(1-2), 118–144. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9973.2010.01671.x

Shortle, J. S., Ribaudo, M., Horan, R. D., & Blandford, D. (2012). Reforming agricultural nonpoint pollution policy in an increasingly budget-constrained environment. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(3), 1316–1325. doi:10.1021/es2020499

Shortle, J., & Horan, R. D. (2013). Policy instruments for water quality protection. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 5, 111–138. doi:10.1146/annurev-resource-091912-151903

Sidique, S. F., Lupi, F., & Joshi, S. V. (2013). Estimating the demand for drop-off recycling sites: A random utility travel cost approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 127, 339–346. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.05.001

Sidique, S. F., Lupi, F., & Joshi, S. V. (2013). Estimating the demand for drop-off recycling sites: A random utility travel cost approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 127, 339–346. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.05.001

Singh, A., Berghorn, G., Joshi, S. V., Syal, M., & Syal, M. G. (2011). Review of life-cycle assessment applications in building construction. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 17(1), 15–23. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000026

Skidmore, M. L., & Scorsone, E. (2011). Causes and consequences of fiscal stress in Michigan cities. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 41(4), 360–371. doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.02.007

Skidmore, M. L., & Tosun, M. S. (2011). Property value assessment growth limits, tax base erosion, and regional in-migration. Public Finance Review, 39(2), 256–287. doi:10.1177/1091142110381636

Skidmore, M. L., & Toya, H. (2013). Natural disaster impacts and fiscal decentralization. Land Economics, 89(1), 101–117.

Skidmore, M. L., Cotti, C., & Alm, J. (2013). The Political Economy of State Government Subsidy Adoption: The Case of Ethanol. Economics and Politics, 25(2), 162–180. doi:10.1111/ecpo.12008

Skidmore, M. L., Reese, L. A., & Kang, S. H. (2012). Regional analysis of property taxation, education finance reform, and property value growth. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42(1-2), 351–363. doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.10.008

Song, F., Zhao, J., & Swinton, S. M. (2011). Switching to perennial energy crops under uncertainty and costly reversibility. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(3), 764–779. doi:10.1093/ajae/aar018

Swanson, J. C., Lee, Y., Thompson, P. B., Bawden, R., & Mench, J. A. (2011). Integration: Valuing stakeholder input in setting priorities for socially sustainable egg production. Poultry Science, 90(9), 2110–2121. doi:10.3382/ps.2011-01340

Swanson, J. C., Mench, J. A., & Thompson, P. B. (2011). Introduction-the socially sustainable egg production project. Poultry Science, 90(1), 227–228. doi:10.3382/ps.2010-01266

Swinton, S. M., Babcock, B. A., James, L. K., & Bandaru, V. (2011). Higher US crop prices trigger little area expansion so marginal land for biofuel crops is limited. Energy Policy, 39(9), 5254–5258. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.05.039

Thompson, P. B. (2011). The Ethics of Soil: Stewardship, Motivation, and Moral Framing. Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and

Thompson, P. B. (2012). “There’s an app for that”: Technical standards and commodification by technological means. Philosophy and Technology, 25(1), 87–103. doi:10.1007/s13347-011-0029-4

Thompson, P. B. (2012). Ethics and Risk Communication. Science Communication, 34(5), 618–641. doi:10.1177/1075547012459177

Thompson, P. B. (2012). Re-Envisioning the Agrarian Ideal. Journal of Agricultural and

Thompson, P. B. (2012). Synthetic biology needs a synthetic bioethics. Ethics, Policy and Environment, 15(1), 1–20. doi:10.1080/21550085.2012.672676

Thompson, P. B. (2012). The agricultural ethics of biofuels: Climate ethics and mitigation arguments. Poiesis Und Praxis, 8(4), 169–189. doi:10.1007/s10202-012-0105-6

Thompson, P. B., & Whyte, K. P. (2012). What Happens to Environmental Philosophy in a Wicked World? Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 25(4), 485–498. doi:10.1007/s10806-011-9344-0

Thompson, P. B., Appleby, M., Busch, L. M., Kalof, L. E., Miele, M., Norwood, B. F., & Pajor, E. (2011). Values and public acceptability dimensions of sustainable egg production. Poultry Science, 90(9), 2097–2109. doi:10.3382/ps.2010-0138

Whitaker, E. A., Bokemeier, J. L., & Loveridge, S. T. (2011). Retirement Plan Participation in an Era of Change: The Case of a Rural Region. Rural Sociology, 76(3), 319–346. doi:10.1111/j.1549-0831.2011.00053.x

Whitaker, E. A., Bokemeiner, J. L., & Loveridge, S. T. (2013). Interactional Associations of Gender on Savings Behavior: Showing Gender’s Continued Influence on Economic Action. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 34(1), 105–119. doi:10.1007/s10834-012-9307-2

Whyte, K. P., & Thompson, P. B. (2012). Ideas for How to Take Wicked Problems Seriously. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 25(4), 441–445. doi:10.1007/s10806-011-9348-9

Wu, F., & Guclu, H. (2012). Aflatoxin Regulations in a Network of Global Maize Trade. PLoS ONE, 7(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045151

Wu, F., & Guclu, H. (2013). Global Maize Trade and Food Security: Implications from a Social Network Model. Risk Analysis, 33(12), 2168–2178. doi:10.1111/risa.12064

Wu, F., & Wang, T. (2013). Risk assessment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma related to aristolochic acid. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 22(5), 812–820. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-1386

Wu, F., Stacy, S. L., & Kensler, T. W. (2013). Global risk assessment of aflatoxins in maize and peanuts: Are regulatory standards adequately protective? Toxicological Sciences, 135(1), 251–259. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kft132

Zhang, W., & Swinton, S. M. (2012). Optimal control of soybean aphid in the presence of natural enemies and the implied value of their ecosystem services. Journal of Environmental Management, 96(1), 7–16. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.10.008

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