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Do smokers respond to health shocks?
(Review of Economics and Statistics, 2001-11-01)
This paper reports the first effort to use data to evaluate how new information, acquired through exogenous health shocks, affects people's longevity expectations. We find that smokers react differently to health shocks ...
Longevity expectations and death: Can people predict their own demise?
(American Economic Review, 2001-09-01)
Examining conservation attitudes, perspectives, and challenges in India
(Biological Conservation, 2008-09-01)
Biodiversity conservation issues are often contentious and complex. Polarized debates on the effectiveness of protected areas and role of people inside them, charismatic species as conservation foci, and on specific policy ...
Current Policy and Status of DDT Use for Malaria Control in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa
(Current Policy and Status of DDT Use for Malaria Control in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa, 2005)
A cost-benefit analysis of water quality protection in the Catawba basin
(Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 2002-01-01)
The primary objective of this study was to perform a cost-benefit analysis of maintaining the current level of water quality in the Catawba River basin. Economic benefits were estimated using a stated preference survey method ...
An Empirical Bayes Approach to Combining and Comparing Estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life for Environmental Policy Analysis
(Resource and Environmental Economics, 2006)
Entry and competition in generic biologics
(Managerial and Decision Economics, 2007-06-01)
Patents for several blockbuster biological products are expected to expire soon. The Food and Drug Administration is examining whether biologies can and should be treated like pharmaceuticals with regard to generics. In ...
Do Migrants Degrade Coastal Environments? Migration, Natural Resource Extraction and Poverty in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
(Hum Ecol Interdiscip J, 2005-06)
Recent literature on migration and the environment has identified key mediating variables such as how migrants extract resources from the environment for their livelihoods, the rate and efficiency of extraction, and the ...
Does higher hospital cost imply higher quality of care?
(Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003-02-01)
This study investigates whether higher input use per stay in the hospital (treatment intensity) and longer length of stay improve outcomes of care. We allow for endogeneity of intensity and length of stay by estimating a ...
Estimating the economic value of water quality protection in the Catawba River basin
(Water Resources Research, 2002-09-01)
 This study used stated preference methods to estimate the economic value of protecting water quality in the Catawba River basin of North and South Carolina at its current level. Telephone interviews were completed with ...