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Working Papers

2019

  1. Coastal Dynamics and Adaptation to Uncertain Sea Level Rise: Optimal Portfolios for Salt Marsh Migration
    2019 Conference (63rd), February 12-15, 2019, Melbourne, Australia, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Downloads

2018

  1. Benefit Transfer and Commodity Measurement Scales: Consequences for Validity and Reliability
    Working Papers, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw Downloads

2017

  1. Ecosystem Service Benefits Generated by Improved Water Quality from Conservation Practices
    C-FARE Reports, Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE) Downloads

2016

  1. Individualized Geocoding in Stated Preference Questionnaires: Implications for Survey Design and Welfare Estimation
    2016 Conference (60th), February 2-5, 2016, Canberra, Australia, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Land Economics (2016)
  2. Non-market valuation in the economic analysis of natural hazards
    Working Papers, University of Western Australia, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Systematic Non-Response in Stated Preference Choice Experiments: Implications for the Valuation of Climate Risk Reductions
    2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, Boston, Massachusetts, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads
  4. Welfare Analysis for Climate Risk Reductions: Are Current Treatments of Outcome Uncertainty Sufficient?
    2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, Boston, Massachusetts, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads

2015

  1. Capturing More Relevant Measures of Spatial Heterogeneity in Stated Preference Willingness to Pay: Using an Iterative Grid Search Algorithm to Quantify Proximate Environmental Impacts
    2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads
  2. Ecosystem Services Indicators: Improving the Linkage between Biophysical and Economic Analyses
    Discussion Papers, Resources For the Future Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics (2016)
  3. Farm versus Forest: Physical Scarcity and the Role of Non-convex Preferences in the Valuation of Open Space
    2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads

2014

  1. Spatially-Referenced Choice Experiments: Tests of Individualized Geocoding in Stated Preference Questionnaires
    2014 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2014, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads View citations (1)

2013

  1. Do Exurban Communities Want More Development?
    Working Papers, University of Connecticut, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Charles J. Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy Downloads
    Also in Working Paper series, University of Connecticut, Charles J. Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy (2013) Downloads
  2. META-ANALYSIS OF ECONOMICS RESEARCH REPORTING GUIDELINES
    Post-Print, HAL View citations (16)
    Also in Post-Print, HAL (2013) View citations (61)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Surveys (2013)

2011

  1. Characterizing Spatial Pattern in Ecosystem Service Values when Distance Decay Doesn’t Apply: Choice Experiments and Local Indicators of Spatial Association
    2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads View citations (7)

2010

  1. Valuing Farmland Protection with Choice Experiments That Incorporate Preference Heterogeneity: Does Policy Guidance Depend On the Econometric Fine Print?
    2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads

2009

  1. Benefit Transfer from Multiple Contingent Experiments: A Flexible Two-Step Model Combining Individual Choice Data with Community Characteristics
    Working Papers, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Economics Downloads
    See also Journal Article in American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2009)

2008

  1. Optimizing Farmland Preservation Choices Across Communities and Jurisdictional Scales: To What Extent are Amenity Values and Selection Criteria Transferable?
    2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Systematic Variation in Willingness to Pay for Agricultural Land Preservation and Implications for Benefit Transfer: A Meta-Analysis
    2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads View citations (4)

2007

  1. Is Willingness to Pay for Farmland Preservation Transferable Across States? Evidence from a Choice Experiment
    2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads View citations (1)

2006

  1. Context Similarity and the Validity of Benefits Transfer: Is the Common Wisdom Correct?
    2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads
  2. Systematic Influences of Policy Implementation and Conservation Agents on Willingness to Pay for Land Preservation
    2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads

2005

  1. A Battle of Taste and Environmental Convictions for Ecolabeled Seafood: A Choice Experiment
    2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Validating Hypothetical Surveys Using Binding Public Referenda: Implications for Stated Preference Valuation
    2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads

2004

  1. WHO ARE RESOURCE NONUSERS AND WHAT CAN THEY TELL US ABOUT NONUSE VALUES? AN APPLICATION TO COASTAL WETLAND RESTORATION
    2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads

2003

  1. FORECASTING SUPPORT FOR RURAL LAND USE POLICIES: THE ROLE OF PREFERENCE ASYMMETRIES
    2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads

2002

  1. STATED PREFERENCES AND LENGTH OF RESIDENCY IN RURAL COMMUNITIES: ARE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION VALUES HETEROGENEOUS?
    2002 Annual meeting, July 28-31, Long Beach, CA, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads

2000

  1. THE INFLUENCE OF SPATIAL LAND USE PATTERNS ON RURAL AMENITY VALUES AND WILLINGNESS TO PAY FOR GROWTH MANAGEMENT: EVIDENCE FROM A CONTINGENT CHOICE SURVEY
    2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads View citations (1)

Journal Articles

2019

  1. Comparing best‐worst and referendum
    Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2019, 63, (4), 897-921 Downloads
  2. Does One Size Really Fit All? Ecological Endpoint Heterogeneity in Stated Preference Welfare Analysis
    Land Economics, 2019, 95, (3), 307-332 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Evaluating willingness to pay for the temporal distribution of different air quality improvements: Is China's clean air target adequate to ensure welfare maximization?
    Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, 2019, 67, (2), 215-232 Downloads
  4. Modeling Distance Decay Within Valuation Meta-Analysis
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2019, 72, (3), 657-690 Downloads View citations (1)
  5. Special Flood Hazard Effects on Coastal and Interior Home Values: One Size Does Not Fit All
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2019, 74, (1), 181-210 Downloads
  6. Valuing non-market economic impacts from natural hazards
    Natural Hazards: Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, 2019, 99, (2), 1131-1161 Downloads

2018

  1. Are Choice Experiment Treatments of Outcome Uncertainty Sufficient? An Application to Climate Risk Reductions
    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2018, 47, (3), 419-451 Downloads
  2. Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values: Progress, Prospects and Challenges
    International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2018, 12, (2-3), 177-266 Downloads View citations (3)

2017

  1. Balancing the Health Risks and Benefits of Seafood: How Does Available Guidance Affect Consumer Choices?
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2017, 99, (4), 1056-1077 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Contemporary Guidance for Stated Preference Studies
    Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2017, 4, (2), 319 - 405 Downloads View citations (78)
  3. Enhanced Geospatial Validity for Meta-analysis and Environmental Benefit Transfer: An Application to Water Quality Improvements
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2017, 68, (2), 343-375 Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Optimized quantity-within-distance models of spatial welfare heterogeneity
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2017, 85, (C), 110-129 Downloads View citations (4)
  5. So you want your research to be relevant? Building the bridge between ecosystem services research and practice
    Ecosystem Services, 2017, 26, (PA), 170-182 Downloads View citations (9)
  6. Systematic non-response in discrete choice experiments: implications for the valuation of climate risk reductions
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2017, 6, (3), 246-267 Downloads View citations (1)

2016

  1. Ecosystem Services Indicators: Improving the Linkage between Biophysical and Economic Analyses
    International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2016, 8, (3-4), 359-443 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2015)
  2. Individualized Geocoding in Stated Preference Questionnaires: Implications for Survey Design and Welfare Estimation
    Land Economics, 2016, 92, (4), 737-759 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2015

  1. Multiscale Spatial Pattern in Nonuse Willingness to Pay: Applications to Threatened and Endangered Marine Species
    Land Economics, 2015, 91, (4), 739-761 Downloads View citations (8)

2014

  1. Meta-Modeling and Benefit Transfer: The Empirical Relevance of Source-Consistency in Welfare Measures
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2014, 59, (3), 337-361 Downloads View citations (9)
  2. Modeling Spatial Patchiness and Hot Spots in Stated Preference Willingness to Pay
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2014, 59, (3), 363-387 Downloads View citations (18)
  3. Prioritizing payment for environmental services: Using nonmarket benefits and costs for optimal selection
    Ecological Economics, 2014, 105, (C), 319-329 Downloads View citations (11)

2013

  1. Foreword: The Economics of Rural and Agricultural Ecosystem Services: Purism versus Practicality
    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2013, 42, (1), 13 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. META-ANALYSIS OF ECONOMICS RESEARCH REPORTING GUIDELINES
    Journal of Economic Surveys, 2013, 27, (2), 390-394 Downloads View citations (132)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  3. Stated Preferences for Intermediate versus Final Ecosystem Services: Disentangling Willingness to Pay for Omitted Outcomes
    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2013, 42, (1), 98-118 Downloads View citations (13)
    Also in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2013, 42, (1), 21 (2013) Downloads View citations (11)
  4. What to Value and How? Ecological Indicator Choices in Stated Preference Valuation
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2013, 56, (1), 3-25 Downloads View citations (7)

2012

  1. Enhancing the Content Validity of Stated Preference Valuation: The Structure and Function of Ecological Indicators
    Land Economics, 2012, 88, (1), 102-120 Downloads View citations (18)
  2. Enhancing the reliability of benefit transfer over heterogeneous sites: A meta-analysis of international coral reef values
    Ecological Economics, 2012, 78, (C), 80-89 Downloads View citations (17)
  3. Sustainable agricultural management contracts: Using choice experiments to estimate the benefits of land preservation and conservation practices
    Ecological Economics, 2012, 74, (C), 95-103 Downloads View citations (6)

2011

  1. An operational structure for clarity in ecosystem service values
    Ecological Economics, 2011, 70, (12), 2243-2249 Downloads View citations (36)
  2. Indices of biotic integrity in stated preference valuation of aquatic ecosystem services
    Ecological Economics, 2011, 70, (11), 1946-1956 Downloads View citations (16)
  3. Long-Term Health Effects, Risk Perceptions, and Implications for Agricultural Markets: Modeling Consumption Patterns for Aquacultured Seafood
    Journal of Food Distribution Research, 2011, 42, (1), 1 Downloads
  4. Valuing Farmland Protection: Do Empirical Results and Policy Guidance Depend on the Econometric Fine Print?
    Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 2011, 33, (4), 639-660 Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 2011, 33, (4), 639-660 (2011) Downloads View citations (1)

2010

  1. METHODS, TRENDS AND CONTROVERSIES IN CONTEMPORARY BENEFIT TRANSFER
    Journal of Economic Surveys, 2010, 24, (3), 479-510 Downloads View citations (72)
  2. Socioeconomic adjustments and choice experiment benefit function transfer: Evaluating the common wisdom
    Resource and Energy Economics, 2010, 32, (3), 421-438 Downloads View citations (10)
  3. Willingness to Pay for Water Quality Improvements in the United States and Canada: Considering Possibilities for International Meta-Analysis and Benefit Transfer
    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2010, 39, (1), 18 Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2010, 39, (1), 114-131 (2010) Downloads View citations (12)

2009

  1. AJAE appendix for: BENEFIT TRANSFER FROM MULTIPLE CONTINGENT EXPERIMENTS: A FLEXIBLE TWO-STEP MODEL COMBINING INDIVIDUAL CHOICE DATA WITH COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics APPENDICES, 2009, 91, (5), 15 Downloads
  2. Benefit Transfer from Multiple Contingent Experiments: A Flexible Two-Step Model Combining Individual Choice Data with Community Characteristics
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2009, 91, (5), 1335-1342 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  3. Implications of a Land Value Tax with Error in Assessed Values
    Land Economics, 2009, 85, (4), 576-586 Downloads View citations (4)
  4. Informing Preservation of Multifunctional Agriculture when Primary Research Is Unavailable: An Application of Meta-Analysis
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2009, 91, (5), 1353-1359 Downloads View citations (9)
  5. Meta-Analysis, Benefit Transfer, and Methodological Covariates: Implications for Transfer Error
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2009, 42, (2), 227-246 Downloads View citations (14)
  6. Neil A. Powe, Redesigning Environmental Valuation: Mixing Methods Within Stated Preference Techniques, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK (2007) ISBN 978 1 84542 279 0 202 pp
    Ecological Economics, 2009, 68, (5), 1564-1565 Downloads
  7. Selection Effects in Meta-Analysis and Benefit Transfer: Avoiding Unintended Consequences
    Land Economics, 2009, 85, (3), 410-428 Downloads View citations (20)
  8. Willingness to Pay for Land Preservation across States and Jurisdictional Scale: Implications for Benefit Transfer
    Land Economics, 2009, 85, (2), 217-237 Downloads View citations (26)

2008

  1. Benefit Transfer Equivalence Tests with Non-normal Distributions
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2008, 41, (1), 1-23 Downloads View citations (14)

2007

  1. Choice experiments, site similarity and benefits transfer
    Environmental & Resource Economics, 2007, 38, (3), 331-351 Downloads View citations (28)
  2. Fish harvest tags: An alternative management approach for recreational fisheries in the US Gulf of Mexico
    Marine Policy, 2007, 31, (4), 505-516 Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Robert A. Young, Determining the Economic Value of Water: Concepts and Methods, Resources For the Future, Washington DC (2005) ISBN 1891853988 (pbk.), 374 pp
    Ecological Economics, 2007, 60, (4), 847-848 Downloads
  4. Roy Brouwer and David Pearce, Editors, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Water Resources Management, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK (2005) ISBN 1843763591 (cased), 404 pp
    Ecological Economics, 2007, 63, (4), 831-832 Downloads
  5. Time spent outdoors at midday and children's body mass index
    American Journal of Public Health, 2007, 97, (2), 306-310 Downloads
  6. Willingness to Pay for Agricultural Land Preservation and Policy Process Attributes: Does the Method Matter?
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2007, 89, (4), 1098-1115 Downloads View citations (43)

2006

  1. A Battle of Taste and Environmental Convictions for Ecolabeled Seafood: A Contingent Ranking Experiment
    Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2006, 31, (2), 18 Downloads View citations (29)
  2. Characterizing the effects of valuation methodology in function-based benefits transfer
    Ecological Economics, 2006, 60, (2), 407-419 Downloads View citations (21)
  3. Is hypothetical bias universal? Validating contingent valuation responses using a binding public referendum
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2006, 52, (1), 469-481 Downloads View citations (47)

2005

  1. Estimating Recreational User Counts: Corrigendum
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2005, 87, (2), 524-527 Downloads
  2. Systematic Variation in Willingness to Pay for Aquatic Resource Improvements and Implications for Benefit Transfer: A Meta‐Analysis
    Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, 2005, 53, (2‐3), 221-248 Downloads View citations (84)

2003

  1. Angling management organizations: integrating the recreational sector into fishery management
    Marine Policy, 2003, 27, (6), 471-487 Downloads View citations (8)
  2. Estimating Recreational User Counts
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2003, 85, (3), 554-568 Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Farmland Preservation and Differential Taxation: Evaluating Optimal Policy Under Conditions of Uncertainty
    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2003, 32, (2), 11 Downloads
    Also in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2003, 32, (2), 198-208 (2003) Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Preferences for Residential Development Attributes and Support for the Policy Process: Implications for Management and Conservation of Rural Landscapes
    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2003, 32, (1), 65-82 Downloads View citations (14)
    Also in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 2003, 32, (1), 18 (2003) Downloads View citations (16)
  5. Rural Amenity Values and Length of Residency
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2003, 85, (4), 1000-1015 Downloads View citations (11)

2002

  1. Combining Economic and Ecological Indicators to Prioritize Salt Marsh Restoration Actions
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2002, 84, (5), 1362-1370 Downloads View citations (14)
  2. Spatial Factors and Stated Preference Values for Public Goods: Considerations for Rural Land Use
    Land Economics, 2002, 78, (4), 481-500 Downloads View citations (34)

2001

  1. Estimating Amenity Benefits of Coastal Farmland
    Growth and Change, 2001, 32, (3), 305-325 Downloads View citations (14)
  2. MEASURING CONSUMER PREFERENCES FOR ECOLABELED SEAFOOD: AN INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON
    Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2001, 26, (1), 20 Downloads View citations (79)

1999

  1. Assessing Consumer Preferences for Ecolabeled Seafood: The Influence of Species, Certifier, and Household Attributes
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1999, 81, (5), 1084-1089 Downloads View citations (74)
  2. Asymmetries in Ordered Strength of Preference Models: Implications of Focus Shift for Discrete-Choice Preference Estimation
    Land Economics, 1999, 75, (2), 295-310 Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Estimating Willingness to Pay and Resource Tradeoffs with Different Payment Mechanisms: An Evaluation of a Funding Guarantee for Watershed Management
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1999, 38, (1), 97-120 Downloads View citations (30)

1996

  1. Uncertain Biomass Shift and Collapse: Implications for Harvest Policy in the Fishery
    Land Economics, 1996, 72, (4), 500-518 Downloads View citations (7)

1995

  1. CONTINGENT VALUATION FOCUS GROUPS: INSIGHTS FROM ETHNOGRAPHIC INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES
    Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 1995, 24, (1), 14 Downloads View citations (29)
    Also in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 1995, 24, (1), 56-69 (1995) Downloads View citations (24)

1973

  1. Possible extensions to the factorial ecology method: a note
    Environment and Planning A, 1973, 5, (6), 719-734 Downloads
 
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