Camp Resources XXV

Over 60 graduate students, young professionals, faculty and senior mentors from around the country gathered in Wrightsville Beach, NC August 12-14, 2018 to discuss current research in environmental and resource economics.  Camp Resources — now in its 25th year — is an internationally known summer intensive workshop where the next generation of scholars present their work to each other, and to senior faculty and mentors from universities, government agencies, and think-tanks from around the country. Below is the workshop program with titles, presenter names, and affiliations.


Research Sketches

Does Increasing Block Pricing Decrease Energy Use? Evidence from the Residential Electricity Market“, Becka Brolinson, Georgetown University

Ramping up Renewable Energies: The Role of Ramping Cost and Energy Storage“, Haoyang Li, Michigan State University

Temperature, Productivity, and Adaptation: Evidence from Survey Data Production”, Melissa LoPalo, University of Texas, Austin

Flood Insurance Market Penetration and Expectations of Disaster Assistance”, Dylan Turner, University of Georgia

Using Panel Data to Recover Willingness to Pay for Neighborhood Amenities”, Chuhang Yin, Duke University

Addressing Unobserved Neighborhood Quality in Hedonic Models Using Google Street View Imagery and Urban Perception Data”, Alexander Gordan, Georgia State University

“The Impact of Agricultural Policies on Environmental Quality: A Policy Evaluation”, Elise Kaya, NC State University

“Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in the United States: Implications for Fertilizer Use and Water Quality”, Jayash Paudel, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst

Is Abundant Natural Gas a Bridge to a Low-carbon Future or a Dead-end?”, Pei Huang, Yale University


Session #1: Water and Property Values

The Economic Value of Secure Water: Landowner Returns to Defining Groundwater Property Rights”, Andrew Ayres, University of California, Santa Barbara

On the Reporting of Water Use and the Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing on Groundwater Levels in Texas”, Jesse Backstrom, Texas A&M University

Gentrification and Residential Sorting: Reasons for Displacement and Environmental Injustice in Los Angeles”, Wen Wang, Duke University

Solar Farms and Surrounding Property Values: A Systematic Empirical Analysis“, Nino Abashidze, NC State University


Session #2: Firm Response to Environmental Regulations

Environmental Regulation and Firm Productivity in China: Estimates from a Regression Discontinuity Design”, Shaoda Wang, University of California, Berkeley

The Effect of Recycling on Competition: Evidence from the Paper Industry“, William Edwin Watkins, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Carbon Tax, Productivity, and Reallocation: Lessons from Canadian Manufacturing Plants“, Akio Yamazaki, University of Calgary


Session #3: Health

What Makes Seniors Vote with Their Feet?”, Sophie Mathes, Arizona State University

The Value of a Statistical Senior’s Life: Evidence from Medical Expenditures”, Nirman Saha, Arizona State University

When You Know, You Act? Weather Forecasts, Defensive Action, and Heat-related Mortality in the US”, Matthew Gammans, University of California, Davis


Session #4: Energy

The Public Benefits of Batteries: An Empirical Analysis of Grid-Scale Storage“, A. Justin Kirkpatrick, Duke University

Policy Designs for Clean Vehicle Adoption: A Study of Electric Vehicle Subsidy Program in China”, Jing Qian, Cornell University

Equilibrium Sorting, Moral Hazard, and Adverse Selection, in Residential Energy Contracts”, Dylan T. Brewer, Michigan State University

Leakage in Regional Climate Policy? The Implications of Market Design from the California ISO’s Energy Imbalance Market”, Brittany Tarufelli, University of Wyoming


Learning Tutorial:“Regression Adjustment to Improve Efficiency in Experiments with Heterogeneity“, Jeffrey Wooldridge, Michigan State University

Editors’ Roundtable Discussion: Klaus Moeltner (Virginia Tech), Andy Yates (UNC-Chapel Hill), Roger von Haefen (NC State University)



Session #5: Coasts and Fisheries

Non-Parametric Tests of the Tragedy of the Commons”, Yaqin Liu, Georgia State University

Holding the Line: Identifying the Determinants of the Decision to Install Coastal Armoring”, William Jason Beasley, Oregon State University

Use it or lose it: A bioeconomic model of Utilization Rules in an ITQ Fishery”, Stephanie Stefanski, Duke University

The Value of Coastal Recreational Trips across Space and Time”, Alexandra Naumenko, NC State University

  Camp Resources XXV was made possible by the generous support of: