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Public intervention and household behavior.
How does the distribution of power within the household affect the nutrition of its members? In 1998, the largest social program in rural Mexico (PROGRESA) designed a random experiment for the purpose of evaluation. ...
ON THE EVALUATION OF CONSERVATION COST-SHARING PROGRAMS. AN APPLICATION OF A MONTE CARLO EM ALGORITHM
The 2002 Farm Bill has placed a great emphasis on programs cost-sharing the adoption of conservation practices on working land. Empirical evaluation of these programs, however, has received little attention. Reasons ...
Essays in Natural Resource Economics
Allocation decisions in many natural resource markets are governed by mechanisms designed to alleviate information asymmetries and other types of market imperfections. For example, the crew in most commercial fisheries ...
Renewable Resources as a Factor of Production in International Trade
This work provides an extensive review of the literature on trade and environmental issues that has been growing since the early 1990s. The gaps in this literature are identified and generalizations are provided from results ...
Valuing Climate Amenities In Brazil Using A Hedonic Pricing Framework
In this dissertation, I measure the amenity value of climate in Brazil. The value is useful for the measurement of one consequence of greenhouse gas emissions, climate change. A basic hedonic framework shows that ...
USING PREDICTED MARKET VALUES FOR ECOLOGICALLY VALUABLE NATURAL LANDS IN LAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM OPTIMAL TARGETING SCHEME: APPLICATION TO MARYLAND'S GREENPRINT PROGRAM
Thirty-eight U.S. states have programs to preserve land with ecological value yet few consider land acquisition costs in their selection criteria although targeting could improve the efficiency of these programs. To ...
The Impact of the Washington Metro on Development Patterns
It is a tenet of urban planning that transportation networks help shape the spatial configuration of cities. In the case of heavy rail systems, a common belief is that building a subway system will promote employment and ...
On the Numerical Accuracy of Mathematica 5.0 for Doing Linear and non-Linear Regression
(Wolfram Media, Inc, 2005)
This article presents the results of performing the linear and nonlinear used as benchmarks by the National Institute of Standards and (NIST) with Mathematica 5.0. The performance is nearly flawless.