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NCEE has been actively involved in some of the competitive funding opportunities sponsored by the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and its research partners, most often the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the socio-economic area. In mid-2008 all existing such ORD Star grants were transferred to NCEE.

Each page in this database contains information about a successful proposal that involves environmental economics. An introduction, survey, and overview of some of the pre-1998 research summarized in this database can be found in Introduction to Environmental Economics Research at EPA. Please use the "Quick Links" in the upper right to browse this database: the links denote how records will be sorted, though the individual records are consistently displayed regardless of sorting.

Much of the economic research funded by ORD or ORD/NSF has been presented at previous Environmental Policy and Economics Workshops. Please see the NCEE upcoming events listing for future ones.
TitleInvestigators
A Comparison of Direct Methods for Valuing Environmental Policies (1997)Halstead, John M.
A Decision Analysis Framework for Groundwater Remediation (1997)Harvey, Charles F.
A Multi-Objective Surrogte Worth Trade-Off Approach to Environmental and Agricultural Policy Analysis (1991)Taylor, Daniel B.
Acceptance and Adoption by Farmers of Pesticide Use Alternatives for Water Quality Protection (1993)Zimmerman, Rae
Agent-Based Modeling of Industrial Ecosystems (2001)Andrews, Clinton J.
Aggregative and Deliberative Contexts for Valuation: A Philosophical Contribution to Experimental Research in Environmental Decision Making (1996)Sagoff, Mark
Alternative Approaches to Hazardous-Waste Cleanup (1992)Church, Thomas W.
An Examination of Utility Consistent Approaches to Modeling Corner Solutions in Recreation Demand (1998)Herriges, Joseph A.
An Experimental Economics Examination of Incentive Mechanisms for Reducing Ambient Water Pollution Levels from Agricultural Non-Point Source Pollution (2002)Poe, Gregory
An Experimental Study of Transactions Costs, Liability Rules and Point-Nonpoint Source Trading in Environmental Markets (2001)Cason, Timothy N.
An Integrated Modeling Framework for Analyzing Wetlands Policies: Balancing Economic Factors and Ecosystem Services (1999)Weinberg, Marca
An Investigation of Compliance Behavior and Enforcement of Emissions Trading Programs Using Experimental Analyses (2001)Murphy, James
Assessing Preferences for Environmental Decisions with Long-term Consequences (1998)Keller, L. Robin
Behavioral Reactions to Ozone Alerts: What Do They Tell Us About Willingness-to-Pay for Children's Health? (2001)Mansfield, Carol
Benefit Transfer Using Values from Adult-oriented Studies to Evaluate Children's Health Effects (Phase 1 - - Theory) (2000)Crocker, Thomas D.
Business-Led Environmental Management: Economic Incentives and Environmental Implications (1999)Khanna, Madhu
Can Contingent Valuation Measure Passive Use Values (1995)Schulze, William
Carbon Abatement Policies and Technological Innovation (1997)Parry, Ian
Citizen's Preferences for Enviornmental Options: Evidence on Existence and Triggering (1997)Russell, Clifford S.
Clarifying the Requirements of Sustainability: Reconciling Ecological, Economic, and Philosophical Perspectives (1993)Toman, Michael A.
Combining Psychological and Economic Methods to Improve Understanding of Factors Determining Adults' Valuation of Children's Health (2002)Asmus, Cheryl
Communicating Environmental Risks (1991)Viscusi, W. Kip
Comparative Plant-Level Analysis of Three Voluntary Environmental Programs (2002)Morgenstern, Richard
Comparative Studies of Approaches to Eliciting Economic Values (1995)Carson, Richard T.
Compliance and Beyond: Strategic Government-Industry Interactions in Environmental Policy and Performance (2001)Parson, Edward A.
Contingent Valuation for Ecological and Noncancer Effects within an Integrated Human Health and Ecological Risk Framework (2002)Hammitt, James K.
Continued Development of Methods for Characterizing and Ranking Health, Safety and Environmental Risks (1999)Morgan, Granger
Cost-benefit and Uncertainty Analysis for Ambient Ozone Reduction: Integrated Model (1997)Krupnick, Alan
Decision-Making under Uncertainty in the Conservation of Biological Diversity (1996)Solow, Andrew R.
Delineating Optimal Wetland Habitat Corridors for Inclusion in Migratory Flyways (1997)ReVelle, Charles
Demand Revealing Mechanisms for Contingent Valuation Validity Tests: Experimental Approach Using Appropriate Populations (1997)Poe, Gregory
Deriving Biodiversity Option Value Within a Model of Biotechnology Research and Development (1995)Rausser, Gordon C.
Designing Incentives that Strengthen Local Capacity for Land Development with Open Space and Healthy Ecosystems: Environmental Impact Fees (2000)Swallow, Stephen K.
Determinants of Environmental Compliance: Plant, Firm, and Enforcement Factors (2000)Gray, Wayne B.
Developing Conjoint Stated Preference Methods for Valuation of Environmental Resources Within Their Ecological Context (1995)Opaluch, James J.
Development of a New Method for Valuing Environmental Resources (1992)Gregory, Robin
Development of a Theory of Values and Their Measurement (1995)Baron, Jonathan
Distinguishing Values from Valuation in a Policy Relevant Manner (1996)Satterfield, Theresa
Dynamic Adjustment to Incentive-Based Environmental Policy to Improve Efficiency and Performance (2002)Burtraw, Dallas
Economic and Social Impact of Employees Commute Requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (1993)Bonham, Gordon Scott
Economic Impact of EPA, Judicial Actions and Environmental Legislation on
Affected Firms and Industries (1991)
Badrinath, Swaminathan G.
Economics of Conserving Ecosystem Integrity with Residential Development around Vernal Pools (2001)Swallow, Stephen K.
Economics of Transition of Sustainable Farming (1993)Lichtenberg, Erik
Ecosystem Valuation: Policy Applications for the Patuxent Watershed Ecological-Economics Model (1996)Geoghegan, Jacqueline
Effective Environmental Policy in the Presence of Distorting Taxes (1996)Burtraw, Dallas
Efficiency and Distributional Consequences of the Allocation of Tradable Emission Allowances and Tradable Performance Standards (2000)Burtraw, Dallas
Eliciting Environmental Values: A Constructivist Approach (1995)Fischoff, Baruch
Embedding in Stated Preference (2001)Hanemann, Michael
Enforcement and Monitoring of Environmental Laws: An Experimental Examination (1994)Brown, Paul
Environmental Labeling of Electricity: Label Design and Performance (1998)Teisl, Mario F.
Environmental Management Strategies and Corporate Performance: Identification and analysis of the motivators of regulated entities' environmental behavior and performance (2001)Delmas, Magali A.
Environmental Management Systems: Do Formalized Management Systems Produce Superior Performance? (2001)Andrews, Richard N.
Environmental Management Systems: Informing Organizational Decisions (2001)Lave, Lester
Environmental Marketing of Green Vehicles: Exploring Effective Design and Performance (2002)Teisl, Mario F.
Environmental Policy and Endogenous Technical Change: A Theoretical & Empirical Analysis (1998)Opaluch, James J.
Environmental Policy and the Automobile Market (1992)Pakes, Ariel
Environmental Regulation and Productivity Benefits in the Paper Industry (1997)Gray, Wayne B.
Environmental Risks to Children's Health: Parents' Risk Beliefs, Protective Behavior, and Willingness to Pay (2000)Dickie, Mark
Environmental Values and National Economic Accounts (1995)Flores, Nicholas E.
Establishing Correlations between Upland Forest Management Practices and Economic Consequences of Stream Turbidity in Municipal Supply Watersheds (1997)Hulse, David
Estimating the Cost of Carbon Sequestration in Global Forests (1998)Sohngen, Brent
Estimation of Health Effects and Values for Air Quality Improvements: the Cases of Taiwan and Los Angeles (1993)Krupnick, Alan
Evaluating the Dissemination and Impact of Toxics Release Inventory Data (2000)Vasu, Michael
Evaluating the Relative Effectiveness of Economic Incentives and Direct Regulation for Environmental Protection: Impacts on the Diffusion of Technology (1991)Stavins, Robert N.
Evaluation of Phase II Compliance with Title IV of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (2000)Ellerman, A. Denny
Experimental Tests of Provision Rules in Conjoint Analysis for Environmental Valuation (2002)Taylor, Laura
Factors Influencing Participation of Local Governmental Officals in Environmental Policy Making (1996)Webler, Thomas
Family Decision Making and the Value of Preventing Childhood Developmental Impairment (2002)Krupnick, Alan J.
Hazardous Waste Compliance and the Influence of Federal Initiatives, State Programs, and Corporate Characteristics (2002)Stafford, Sarah L.
House Prices During Unwanted Facility Siting Decision Stages (1992)McClain, Katherine T.
Identifying Leaders and Laggers in Pollution Prevention (1992)Ratick, Samuel J.
Identifying Methods for Improving The Effectiveness of Audit Policies and Laws (2001)Stretesky, Paul B.
Impact of Cross-State Variation in Pollution Regulation (1992)Grey, Wayne B.
Improved Valuation of Ecological Benefits Associated with Aquatic Living Resources: Development and Testing of Indicator-Based Stated Preference Valuation and Transfer (2004)Johnston, Robert J.
Improving Air Quality Benefit Estimates from Hedonic Methods (1997)Thayer, Mark
Improving Willingness-to-Accept Responses Using Alternate Forms of Compensation (1995)Mansfield, Carol
Incentive-Based Environmental Policies in Regulated Industries (1992)Burtraw, Dallas
Incentives and Impediments to Pollution Prevention (1995)Fullerton, Don
Indicators of Ecosystem Value: Deriving Units of Exchange for Habitat Trades, Banking and Preservation Priorities (1999)Boyd, James
Information and Regulatory Enforcement (1992)Hamilton, James T.
Innovation in the Valuation of Ecosystems: A Forest Application (1995)Russell, Clifford S.
Introducing Markets for Green Products: Product Demand, Environmental Quality and Economic Welfare (2000)Moore, Michael R.
Land Management with Biological and Economic Objectives (1998)Montgomery, Claire A.
Liability-Based Funding and Superfund Clean-up Strategies: PRP Involvement and the Pace of Progress (1994)Sigman, Hilary
Locally Undesirable Land Uses in Minority and Poor Neighborhoods: An Empirical Test of the Disparate Siting and Market Dynamics Theories (1993)Ben, Vicki
Looking Inside the Black Box: Microlevel Empirical Analyses of the Impact of State and Federal Policy Instruments on Hazardous Waste Generation and Management (2000)Good, David
Managing Municipal Solid Waste: Economic and Policy Issues (1993)Macauley, Molly K.
Market Valuation Models and Ecosystem Management in Making Legal and Policy Choices (1998)Salzman, James
Measuring Economics Benefits for Amenity Consequences of Land Cover Changes (2001)Smith, V. Kerry
Measuring Societal Perceptions, Attitudes and Economic Benefits of Ecological Integrity and Biodiversity by Extending Contingent Valuation (1995)Loomis, John B.
Meta-Regression Analysis of Recreation Valuation and Demand Elasticities: Identifying and Correcting Publication Selection Bias to Improve Benefit Transfer (2004)Rosenberger, Randall S.
Methods Development in Using Constructive Survey Approaches to Value Nonmarket Environmental Resources (1995)Gregory, Robin
Mortality Risk Valuation And Stated Preference Methods: An Exploratory Study (1995)Krupnick, Alan
Multi-criteria, Dynamic and Place Based Approach to Ecosystem Valuation (1997)Norton, Bryan
Multi-Lateral Emissions Trading: Political Economy and Firm Response (2000)Farrell, Alex
Multi-Objective Decision-Making for Environmental Remediation (1998)Mayer, Alex
Normative, Social, and Calculated Motivations for Compliance: Marine Facilities and Water Pollution (2000)May, Peter J.
Not All Deaths are Created Equal: Understanding Individual Preferences for Reductions in Morbidity-Mortality Events (2001)DeShazo, J. R.
Optimal Experimental Design for Conjoint Analysis (1996)Kanninen, Barbara
Optimal Experimental Design for Non-Market Choice Experiments (1999)Kanninen, Barbara
Optimal Regulation of Automobile Emissions in Static and Dynamic Settings (1992)Innes, Robert
Oregon Business Decisions for Environmental Performance (2002)Ervin, David E.
Organizational Structures, Citizen Participation, and Corporate Environmental Performance (2000)Grant, Don
Overcompliance in Point-Source Water Pollution (1999)Horowitz, John
Planned Behavior, Environmental Values and Domestic Water Conservation: Longitudinal Case Study of the California-Nevada Truckee River (1997)Trumbo, Craig W.
Policy Studies of the Regulation of Hazardous Waste (1991)Kornhauser, Lewis
Policy, Norms and Values in Forest Conservation: Protected Area Buffer Zone Management in Central America (1996)Pfeiffer, Max
Pollution Prevention: The Role of Environmental Management and Information (2002)Khanna, Madhu
Predicting and Valuing Species Populations in an Integrated Economic/Ecosystem Model (2002)Tschirhart, John
Preference Formation and Elicitation in Valuing Non-Market Goods (1995)Brookshire, David S.
Promoting Proper Use of a Household Hazardous Waste Facility: A Systems Approach (1997)Werner, Carol M.
Public Preferences for Life Saving Programs (1991)Cropper, Maureen L.
Rate-Based Allocation Mechanisms for Market-Based Environmental Policies: Interactions with Pre-Existing Taxes and Uncertainty (2002)Fischer, Carolyn
Reappraisal of the Welfare and Policy Implications of Environmental Taxation with Preexisting Revenue-raising Taxes (2001)Jaeger, William K.
Regulating Environmental Health Risks: An Analysis of EPA Decisionmaking (1991)Cropper, Maureen L.
Regulating Nonpoint Source Pollution in Heterogeneous Conditions (1994)Helfand, Gloria
Regulating Pollution Through Information Disclosure: Facility Response to the Toxics Release Inventory (2001)Stavins, Robert N.
Regulation of Pesticide Discharge into Surface and Groundwater Under Uncertainty (1993)Willett, Keith D.
Research on the Economics of Industrial Toxic Waste (1992)Bloom, David E.
Shaping Corporate Environmental Behavior and Performance: The Impact of Enforcement and Non-Enforcement Tools (2000)Earnhart, Dietrich H.
Social and Economic Factors Affecting the Adoption of Water Protection Strategies on Rented Cropland and Implications for Water Quality Protection Policies and Programs (1993)Rikoon, J. Sanford
Social Psychology of Stated Preference (1995)Dietz, Thomas
Stated Preference Valuation Using Real Money for Real Forested Wetlands (1996)Swallow, Stephen K.
Stigma of Environmental Damage on Residential Property Values (1997)Rausser, Gordon C.
Structural Benefits Transfer: Tying Ecosystem Valuation to Utility Theory (2002)Pattanayak, Subhrendu
Subadditivity and WTP/WTA Differentials--a Test of Competing Explanations (1993)Horowitz, John
Taxing Energy to Protect the Environment: Economic Issuesof Efficiency and Equity (1991)Kopp, Raymond J.
Testing the Potential to Implement Collective Enforcement Agreements in Point-Nonpoint Source Pollution Trading and Voluntary Incentive Agreements (2000)Sohngen, Brent
The Economic Impacts of Ozone Regulations in the Central Valley of California (1991)Howitt, Richard E.
The Economic Value of Health Improvements in Drinking Water (2004)Viscusi, W. Kip
The Economics of Environmental Taxes: Using First-Best Models in a Second-Best World (2001)Howarth, Richard B.
The Economics of Tailored Regulation and the Implications for Project XL (1997)Krupnick, Alan
The Effect of Product Labeling and Odor on Behavior Exhibited by Users of Household Projects (1993)Small, Mitchell J.
The Impact of Farmland Preservation Programs (1998)Bockstael, Nancy
The Role of Locational Equilibria and Collective Behavior in Measuring the Benefits of Air Pollution Policies (1998)Smith, V. Kerry
The Role of Locational Equilibria and Collective Behavior in Measuring the Benefits of Air Pollution Policies (2001)Smith, V. Kerry
The Transition to Green Technology: Implications of Irreversibility and Noncovexity (1996)Toman, Michael A.
The Use of Marketable Permits for Pesticide Control (2001)Zilberman, David
The Valuation of Mortality Risk Reductions: Application of Two Survey Instruments (1998)Krupnick, Alan
Tracking Deterrent Messages in Environmental Enforcement (2000)Kagan, Robert A.
Tradable Fuel Economy Credits for Cars and Light Trucks (2002)Rubin, Jonathan
Understanding Observed Differences in Time Preference Rates (1999)Gregory, Robin
Updating Prior Methods for Non-Market Valuation: A Bayesian Approach to Combining Disparate Sources of Environmental Values (1996)Herriges, Joseph A.
Urban Regeneration through Environmental Remediation: Valuing Market Based Incentives for Brownfields Development (2001)Meyer, Peter B.
Valuation of Regional Ecological Response to Acidification and Techniques for Transferring Estimates (2004)Krupnick, Alan J.
Valuation of Risks to Human Health: Insensitivity to Magnitude? (1996)Hammitt, James K.
Value of Reducing Children's Mortality Risk: Effects of Latency and Disease Type (2002)Hammitt, James K.
Valuing Environmental Damages with Stated Preference Methods: New Approaches that Yield Demonstrably Valid Values for Non-Priced Environmental Goods (1995)Cummings, Ronald G.
Valuing Environmental Quality Changes (1991)Larson, Douglas M.
Valuing Reduced Asthma Morbidity in Children (2001)Hanemann, Michael
Valuing Reductions in Environmental Sources of Infertility Risk Using the Efficient Household Framework (1996)Van Houtven, George
Valuing the Stock and Flow of Mineral and Renewable Assets in National Income Accounting (1995)Davis, Graham
Valuing Water Quality in Midwestern Lake Ecosystems: Temporal Stability and the Role of Information in Value Formation (2002)Herriges, Joseph A.
Verbal Protocol Analysis of Cost Valuation Responses (1994)Desvousages, William
Voluntary Environmental Standards: Furthering Moral Suasion While Preventing Moral Hazard (1999)King, Andrew
Web-Based Methods for Valuing Wetlands Services (1999)Hoehn, John


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