I came upon the blog Environmental Economics while in pursuit of material on a book I am reading – a book by turns informative, authoritative, scary, and one-eyed. More on that some other time.
Tim Haab is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland in 1995 and spent five years on the faculty at East Carolina University before moving to Ohio State. Tim’s research and teaching focus on methods for valuing environmental amenities and applying statistical methods to economic problems (called econometrics). He is an ex-Co-Editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and is co-author with Ted McConnell of a top-selling book, at least in academic terms, on Valuing Environmental and Natural Resources: currently the 540,129th best seller on Amazon.com (only a few to go to catch up to Harry Potter).
John Whitehead is a professor in the Department of Economics at Appalachian State University, arriving in Boone in 2004. He received his PhD from the University of Kentucky in 1990 and has worked at East Carolina University (12 years) and UNC-Wilmington (3 years). In addition to two sections of economics principles each semester, he has taught benefit-cost analysis, environmental economics, international economics and senior seminar whilst at AppState. John’s research interests include finding better ways to attach monetary values to environmental and natural resources for use in benefit-cost analyses (e.g., sea-level rise, recreational fishing). He is an Associate Editor at Marine Resource Economics and formerly on the editorial council of JEEM. He is a member of the SSC of the SAFMC and the past-president of the Socioeconomics Section of the AFS. Previously he served on the Board of Directors of AERE and as the AERE webmaster. He has been blogging at Environmental Economics since 2005 and is a member of the The Energy Collective Advisory Blogger Board. He was presented with the 2008 Distinguished Economist Award by the Kentucky Economic Association and, perhaps most importantly, he was elected "Player with the Best Attitude" in the Noon-Time Faculty-Staff Basketball Game.
Here is the current lineup of the Environmental Economics blog contributing economists. These folks have offered at least one post since our inception. Follow the links for a brief introduction and/or webpage link:
- David Anderson, Centre College
- Chris Bruce, University of Calgary
- Jim Casey, Washington and Lee University
- Richard England, University of New Hampshire
- Pete Groothuis, Appalachian State University
- Gloria Helfand, University of Michigan
- Lynne Kiesling, Northwestern University
- Charlie Kolstad, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Dan Phaneuf, North Carolina State University
- Jim Roumasset, University of Hawaii
- Peter Schwarz, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- Jason Scorse, Monterey Institute of International Studies
- Mark Thoma, University of Oregon
- Gernot Wagner, Environmental Defense Fund
- Rich Woodward, Texas A&M University
- David Zetland, Mercatus Center, UC Berkeley
Well worth visiting.