Research Areas:
Applied Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Environmental Human Rights

Conference and Invited Presentations:
Please see my conference and other presentations.

Refereed Journal Articles:
"Preference-Directed Regulation When Ethical Environmental Policy Choices Are Formed With Limited Information," Empirical Economics, 46(2), 2013 PDF.

"On the Natural and Economic Difficulties to Fulfilling the Human Right to Water Within a Neoclassical Economics Framework," with Farhed Shah, Review of Social Economy, 71(1), 2013 PDF.

"Constitutional Environmental Human Rights in India: Negating a Negating Statement," Inclusive: A Journal of the Kolkata Centre for Contemporary Studies, 1(2), 2012, PDF.

"Information, Choice and Political Consumption: Human Rights in the Checkout Lane," with Lyle Scruggs, Shareen Hertel, Samuel J. Best, Human Rights Quarterly, 33(4), 2011, PDF.

Refereed Book Chapters:
"Constitutional Environmental Human Rights: A Descriptive Analysis of 142 National Constitutions," in Lanse Minkler, ed. The State of Economic and Social Human Rights: A Global Overview, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, PDF.
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"Implementation of the Human Right to Social Security Around the World: A Preliminary Analysis of National Social Protection Laws," with Lyle Scruggs and Christian Zimmermann, in Lanse Minkler, ed. The State of Economic and Social Human Rights: A Global Overview, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Working Papers:
"Employment Booms and Busts Stemming from Nonrenewable Resource Extraction," with Alexi Thompson and David Yerger (preparing for submission).

"Share the Love: Producing Wins in the NFL with a Cobb-Douglas Technology," with Todd Potts, (under review).

"Does the Marshall-Lerner Condition Hold for Highly Touristed Countries?," with Alexi Thompson (main author) and Jessica Black, (under review).

"An Economic Model of the Potential Negative Environmental and Human Rights Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water in Pennsylvania," (preparing for submission).

"Do Constitutions Matter? The Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Environmental Outcomes," with Lanse Minkler, PDF, (preparing for submission).

Work in Progress:
"The Environmental Kuznets Curve and State-Level Constitutional Environmental Human Rights Provisions."

Nontechnical Publications and Reports:
"An Economist's Musings on Constitutions and the Environment," Department of Economics Alumni Newsletter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2013, PDF.

"Agriculture in Connecticut," with Marilyn Altobello, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Newsletter, University of Connecticut, Summer 2011, PDF.

"Should We Top Up the Winemaker's Cup?" with Dennis Heffey and Jeremy Jelliffe, The Connecticut Economy, Summer 2010, PDF.

"Fast-Tracking the Due Diligence Process," with Alex Sutton, Asset Based Finance Journal, May/June 2010, PDF.

"Connecticut Agriculture, 2007-2008," with Rigoberto Lopez, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Newsletter, University of Connecticut, April 2010, PDF.

"The People's Budget Report: Preliminary Findings," Human Rights Budget Group c/o National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI), December 2010.

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