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

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

Refereed Journal Articles:
"Hydraulic Fracturing and the Constitutional Human Right to Water in Pennsylvania," forthcoming in the Pennsylvania Economic Review, PDF.

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

"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.

"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.

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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Papers Under Review, Working Papers, and Work in Progress:
"Does the Marshall-Lerner Condition Hold for Highly Touristed Countries?," with Alexi Thompson (main author) and Jessica Black, (revised and resubmitted).

"Do Constitutions Matter? The Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Environmental Outcomes," with Lanse Minkler, (under review).

"A Panel Data Analysis of the Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Access to Improved Sanitation Facilities and Water Sources," (under review), Working Paper Version: PDF.

"An Empirical Analysis of Fatal Crimes against Environmental and Land Activists," with Alexi Thompson (under review).

"Economic Rights," in the Edward Elgar Handbook of Globalization and Development, edited by Kenneth Reinert (forthcoming 2015/2016).

"Producing Wins in the NFL with a Cobb-Douglas Technology," with Todd Potts, (preparing for submission).

"Employment Booms and Busts Stemming from Nonrenewable Resource Extraction," with Alexi Thompson and David Yerger (preparing for submission).

"The Political Economy of Lobbying in the US: An Industry Level Panel Data Analysis," with Ian Todd (preparing for submission).

"Conditional Relationships between Procedural Environmental Rights and Outcomes," with Josh Gellers, Jim May, and Erin Daly.

"An Environmental Kuznets Curve for Deforestation," with Alexi Thompson (main author).

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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