2019 CEnREP Milestones
This past year saw CEnREP affiliates making strides in economics research, receiving grants to further their work, and traveling around the globe to present their findings. In addition, the following CEnREP affiliates achieved special milestones:
PROMOTIONS AND GRADUATIONS
Roger von Haefen was promoted to Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Kelly Nelson was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics after defending his dissertation, Innovation in the Energy Industry: Evidence from Patent Indicators. Kelly was advised by CEnREP faculty affiliate Zack Brown. He has accepted a position as an economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service.
Jin Qin was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics after defending his dissertation, A Test of the Relationship between Air Pollution and Exports: The Case of China. Jin was co-advised by Ivan Kandilov and CEnREP faculty affiliate Roger von Haefen. He has accepted a lecturer position in the Economics department at the College of William and Mary.
Alexandra (Sasha) Naumenko was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics in December after defending her dissertation, Three Essays on Nonmarket Valuation of Air and Sea. Sasha was advised by CEnREP faculty affiliate Roger von Haefen. She has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the Economics department at James Madison University.
Nino Abashidze was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics in December after defending her dissertation in November. Nino was advised by Laura Taylor, former CEnREP Director and current Chair of the Georgia Tech School of Economics. Nino has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Georgia Tech School of Economics.
“Asymmetric Cost Pass-Through in Multi-Unit Procurement Auctions: An Experimental Approach,” by Erica Meyers (University of Illinois), Harrison Fell, and A.J. Bostian (Tampere University, Finland), was accepted for publication in the Journal of Industrial Economics. It will be published in 2020.
“Eliciting and Utilizing Willingness to Pay: Evidence from Field Trials in Northern Ghana,” by James Berry (University of Delaware), Greg Fischer (London School of Economics and Political Science), and Raymond Guiteras, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Political Economy. It will be published in 2020.
“Weather Effects on the Demand for Coastal Recreational Fishing: Implications for a Changing Climate,” by Steve Dundas (Oregon State University) and Roger von Haefen, was accepted for publication in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. It will be published in 2020.
“Irrigation Investment on an American Indian Reservation,” by Muyang Ge (Utah State University), Eric Edwards, and Sherzod Akhundjanov (Utah State University), was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. It will be published in 2020.
“Colony Collapse Disorder: The Market Response to Bee Disease,” by Randal Rucker (Montana State University), Wally Thurman, and Michael Burgett (Oregon State University), was published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in September.
“Fixed Costs and Recreational Value,” by Eric English (University of Chicago), Joseph Herriges (Michigan State University), Frank Lupi (Michigan State University), Kenneth McConnell (University of Maryland), and Roger von Haefen, was published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics in July.
MAJOR GRANT AWARDS
Harrison Fell was among a team of researchers that received a $300,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the interdisciplinary project Optimal Use of Grid-Connected Energy Storage to Reduce Human Health Impacts.
Bob Abt was part of two teams that received awards from the US Forest Service for the following projects: North American, European, and Global Forest Product Market Projections to Evaluate Economic, Demographic, and Biophysical Change ($110,000) and Predicting Wildland Fire Behavior and Water Supply in Fire-Affected Landscapes ($195,000).
Jane Harrison, Eric Edwards, and Sara Sutherland were among recipients of a $378,960 grant from the N.C. Commercial Fishing Resource Fund for the project Economic Impact Analysis of North Carolina’s Commercial Fisheries. Additionally, Jane Harrison and Eric Edwards were part of a team that received $100,000 from NOAA for their project Wasterwater Infrastructure Tipping Points: Prioritizing Implementation of Climate Adaptation Plans in Decentralized Systems. Jane Harrison was also among a team of researchers awarded $119,784 by NOAA for the project Mariculture Tourism: Cultivating Consumer Demand and Coastal Community Supply.
Erin Sills was part of a team receiving $100,000 from the US Forest Service for the project Innovations in the Theory and Application of Models for Human and Natural Caused Disturbances in Forests.
Congratulations to all these CEnREP affiliates on their achievements this past year!