James G. Workman 09/14/2012
By James Workman One sunny day in La Jolla, at the public Windansea Beach, I tried to catch a wave and sit on top of the world. I splashed into the “wild, open, and free” waves with the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ Safari” melody in my head.
Andrew Wilson 11/01/2011
To keep the water running in LasVegas, recognize scarcity and let water rates rise-- double or even triple. Encourage homeowners to trade water rights. Let the market determine how much water people use, not the water police.
James G. Workman 06/09/2011
Could the political conflict over wolf recovery efforts be resolved via economics? Let the bidding begin.
Seth Zuckerman 02/24/2011
Productive farm land near large urban centers is being protected as conservation easements include farming as a stipulation of the tax-reducing easements.
Matthew Neidell, Joshua Zivin 12/10/2010
The preliminary results of this research provide robust evidence that ozone levels well below federal air quality standards have a significant impact on productivity among hourly farm workers.
Todd BenDor 11/12/2010
Todd Ben-Dor, a 2010 PERC Lone Mountain Fellow, examines the U.S. ecosystems services market that requires environmental restoration to offset aquatic resource damages. As the need for mitigation banking increases, he has studied forces affecting this growing market.
Kurt Schnier 09/29/2010
This research empirically investigates cooperative behavior in a natural resource extraction industry in which the provision of a public good (bycatch avoidance) in the Alaskan flatfish fishery is essential to the duration of the fishing season, and an information provision mechanism exists to...
Jody Lipford, Bruce Yandle 03/01/2010
Environmental Kuznets Curves for carbon emissions raise doubts about the feasibility of reducing global carbon emissions..