Environmental Economics

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Conspicuous conservation and private provision of public goods (with Alison Sexton), Western Agricultural Economics Association (2011)
 

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Conspicuous Conservation: The Prius Effect and Willingness to Pay for Environmental Bona Fides (2011)

The notion that individuals seek status among their peers predates economics. A considerable literature has...

 

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Did High Gas Prices Cause the Great Recession? Theory and Empirical Evidence (with JunJie Wu and David Zilberman), Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (2011)
 

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Paying for Pollution? How General Equilibrium Effects Undermine the 'Spare the Air' Program (2011)

Policy-makers have relied on non-coercive mechanisms to achieve socially optimal outcomes in a variety of...

 

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Agricultural Biotechnology Can Help Mitigate Climate Change (with David D. Zilberman), Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics ARE Update (2010)
 

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Does Local Production Improve Environmental and Health Outcomes?, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics (2009)
 

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Recent Developments in Renewable Technologies: R&D Investment in Advanced Biofuels (with Deepak Rajagopal, Gal Hochman, and David Zilberman), Annual Review of Resource Economics (2009)

Investment in renewable energy, both in research and development and in commercial production, has risen...

 

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Rising energy prices and the economics of water in agriculture (with David Zilberman, Thomas Sproul, Deepak Rajagopal, and Petra Hellegers), Water Policy (2008)

Rising energy prices will alter water allocation and distribution. Water extraction and conveyance will become...

 

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Market Power in the Corn Sector: How Does it Affect the Impacts of the Ethanol Subsidy, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2008)

MArket power is discussed in debates about subsidies for ethanol production. The structural conditions in...

 

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The Economics of Pesticides and Pest Control, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics (2007)

Pesticides have been a major contributor to the growth of agricultural productivity and food supply....

 

Agricultural Economics

The Economics of Biofuel Policy and Biotechnology (with Gal Hochman and David D. Zilberman), Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization (2011)

This paper employs a partial equilibrium trade framework to show that biofuel policy can substitute...

 

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Biofuel policy must evaluate environmental, food security and energy goals to maximize net benefits (with Deepak Rajagapol, Gal Hochman, David D. Zilberman, and David Roland-Holst), California Agriculture (2011)

The biofuel industry has received billions of dollars in support from governments around the world,...

 

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Model estimates food-versus-biofuel trade-off (with Deepak Rajagapol, Gal Hochman, David Roland-Holst, and David D. Zilberman), California Agriculture (2011)

Biofuels have been criticized for raising food prices and reducing food production. While biofuels have...

 

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The Economic and Marketing Challenges of Horticultural Biotechnology (with David Zilberman), Transgenic Horticultural Crops: Challenges and Opportunities (2011)

As the world debates the risks and benefits of plant biotechnology, the proportion of the...

 

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Biotechnology and Biofuels (with David Zilberman), Genetically Modified Food and Global Welfare (2011)

Purpose – To identify how agricultural biotechnology addresses the two challenges facing agriculture: to feed...

 

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How Agricultural Biotechnology Boosts Food Supply and Accomodates Biofuels: Steven Sexton, David Zilberman (with David Zilberman), NBER (2011)

First-generation agricultural biotechnology is promoted as a tool to improve control of agricultural pests that...

 

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The Economic Impact of Genetically Engineered Crops (with David Zilberman, Michele Marra, and Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo), Choices (2010)

Since the 1990s, genetic plant engineering has yielded a variety of applications for agricultural production,...

 

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The Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology: Implications for Climate Change Mitigation (with David Zilberman), International Association of Plant Biotechnology (2010)
 

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Food and Biofuel in a Global Environment (with Gal Hochman and David Zilberman), Handbook of Bioenergy Economics and Policy (2010)

As the human population and incomes continue to grow while the petroleum reserve is declining...

 

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The Role of Biotechnology in a Sustainable Biofuel Future (with David Zilberman, Gal Hochman, and Deepak Rajagopal), AgBioForum (2009)

Biofuel production has increased dramatically since 2000, impacting markets for food and fuel. This article...

 

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Food Versus Fuel: How Biofuels Make Food More Costly and Gasoline Cheaper (with Deepak Rajagopal, David D. Zilberman, and Gal Hochman), Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics (2008)
 

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The Economics of Biofuel Policy and Biotechnology (with Gal Hochman and David Zilberman), Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization (2008)

This paper employs a partial equilibrium trade framework to show that biofuel policy can substitute...

 

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The Intersections of Energy and Agriculture: Implications of Rising Demand for Biofuels and the Search for the Next Generation. (with Deepak Rajagopal, David D. Zilberman, and David Roland-Holst), Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics (2007)
 

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Challenge of biofuel: filling the tank without emptying the stomach? (with Deepak Rajagopal and David Zilberman), Environmental Research Letters (2007)

Biofuels have become a leading alternative to fossil fuel because they can be produced domestically...

 

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Biofuel and Biotech: A Sustainable Energy Solution. (with David D. Zilberman and Leslie Martin), Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics (2006)
 

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