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Pasurka, Carl

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Current Research Interests:
Productivity and competitiveness impacts of environmental regulations
Environmental accounting
Computable general equilibrium modeling
E-mail:
pasurka.carl@epa.gov
Job Title:
Economist
Division/Office:
Benefits Assessment and Methods Development Division
Joined Program:
1991
Education:
Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois - Urbana, 1981
Previous Experience:
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, 2005-present.
Assistant Professor of Economics, Loyola University - Chicago, 1985-1991.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 1981-1985.
Selected Publications:
“Toxic Releases: An Environmental Performance Index for Coal-fired Power Plants,” (with Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf), Energy Economics, forthcoming

“Perspectives on Pollution Abatement and Competitiveness: Theory, Data, and Analyses,” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2, No. 2 (Summer 2008), 194-218.

“Pollution Abatement and Productivity Growth: Evidence from Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States,” (with Deborah Vaughn Aiken, Rolf Färe, and Shawna Grosskopf), Environmental & Resource Economics, forthcoming

"Environmental Production Functions and Environmental Directional Distance Functions" (with Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskpof). Energy - The International Journal, 32, No. 7 (July 2007), 1055-1066.

"Pollution Abatement Activities and Traditional Measures of Productivity: A Joint Production Perspective" (with Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskpof), Ecological Economic, 62, No. 3-4 (15 May 2007), 673-682.

“Decomposing Coal-fired Electric Power Plant Emissions within a Joint Production Framework,” Energy Economics, 28, No. 1 (January 2006), , 26-43.

“Social Responsibility: U.S. Power Plants 1985-1998,” (with Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf), Journal of Productivity Analysis, 26, No. 3 (December 2006), 259-267.

“Adjusting the Measurement of U.S. Manufacturing Productivity for the Generation of Air Pollutants” (with Deborah Vaughn Aiken), Resource and Energy Economics, 25, No. 4 (October 2003), 329-351.

"Technical Change and Measuring Pollution Abatement Costs: An Activity Analysis Framework," Environmental & Resource Economics, 18, No. 1 (January 2001), 61-85, 2001.

"Accounting for Air Pollution Emissions in Measures of State Manufacturing Productivity Growth" (with Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf), Journal of Regional Science, 41, No. 3 (August 2001), 381-409, 2001.

Statistical Methodology for Assigning Emissions to Industries in the United States: 1970 to 1990, 2001, US Environmental Protection Agnecy, National Center for Environmental Economics, EPA 240-R-01-002 (with Charles Jung, Anne Forrest, and James Lockhart).

Statistical Methodology for Assigning Emissions to Industries in the United States, Revised Estimates: 1970 to 1997, 2001, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmetal Economics, EPA 240-R-01-003.

"Effects on relative efficiency in electric power generation due to environmental controls," (with Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf) Resources and Energy, 8, No. 2 (June 1986), 167-184.

"Environmental Control Costs and U.S. Effective Rates of Protection," Public Finance Quarterly, 13, No. 2 (April 1985), 161-182.

“The Short-Run Impact of Environmental Protection Costs on U.S. Producer Prices,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 11, No. 4 (December 1984), 380-390.

"Measuring Efficiency When Some Outputs are Undesirable: A Non-Parametric Approach," (with Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf and C.A. Knox Lovell) Review of Economics and Statistics, 71, No. 1 (February 1989), 90-98.

International Trade in Environmental Protection Equipment: An Assessment of Existing Data, (EPA 230-R- 93-006), (with Deborah Nestor).

"CGE Model of Pollution Abatement Processes for Assessing the Economic Effects of Environmental Policy," (with Deborah Nestor) Economic Modelling, 12, No. 1 (January 1995), 53-59.

"Alternative Specification for Environmental Control Costs in a General Equilibrium Framework," (with Deborah Nestor), Economics Letters, 48, No. 3-4 (June 1995), 273-280.

"Environment-Economic Accounting and Indicators of the Economic Importance of Environmental Protection Activities." (with Deborah Nestor) The Review of Income and Wealth, 41, No. 3 (September 1995), 265-288.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Industry: The Technical Document, 1995, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, EPA 230-R-95-011. (with Deborah Nestor)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Industry: A Proposed Framework for Assessment, 1995, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, EPA 230-R-95-012 , published as Chapter 14 in The Environment Industry: The Washington Meeting, OECD, 1996 (with Deborah Nestor)

"Environmental Protection Expenditure and Its Representation in National Accounts: A Thesis paper on political Implications and on the Need for Future Research," (with G. Gie, C. Liepert, Dieter Schäfer, Anton Steurer) in Environmental Accounting in Theory and Practice, edited by Kimio Uno and Peter Bartelmus; Kluwer Academic Publishers (1997), pp.309-319, ISBN 0-7923-4559-2

"Environmental Protection Activities in the United States and Their Consequences," (with Deborah Vaughn Nestor) in Environmental Accounting in Theory and Practice, edited by Kimio Uno and Peter Bartelmus; Kluwer Academic Publishers (1997), pp. 131-142, ISBN 0-7923-4559-2.
Other Activities:
Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 1994-1996

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