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2013 Working Papers:
2013-1
Zirogiannis, Nikolaos and Yorghos Tripodis. A Generalized Dynamic Factor Model for Panel Data: Estimation with a Two-Cycle Conditional Expectation-Maximization Algorithm.University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA. January 2013.
2011 Working Papers:
2011-1
Spraggon, Donna I. M.  Think Before You Tweet: Social Media Best Practices for Undergraduate Business Schools.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  April 2011.
2011-2
McEvoy, David M., Todd L. Cherry, John K. Stranlund.  The Endogenous Formation of Coalitions to Provide Public Goods: Theory and Experimental Evidence.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  April 2011.
2011-3
Stranlund, John K. and Carlos A. Chavez.  Who Should Bear the Administrative Costs of an Emissions Tax?  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  April 2011.
2010 Working Papers:
2010-1
Wang, Shinn-Shyr, Christian Rojas, Nathalie Lavoie.  Buyer Market Power and Vertically Differentiated Retailers. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  February 2010.
2010-2
Chavez, Carlos A., John K. Stranlund, and Walter Gomez.  Controlling Urban Air Pollution Caused by Households:  Uncertainty, Prices, and Income.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. July 2010.
2010-3
Stranlund, John K., James J. Murphy, and John M. Spraggon.  An Experimental Analysis of Compliance in Dynamic Emissions Markets.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. August 2010.
2010-4
Stranlund, John K.  Should we impose emissions taxes that firms evade?  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September 2010.
2009 Working Papers:
2009-1
Mammen, Sheila, Frances C. Lawrence, Peter St. Marie, Ann A. Berry and Suzanne Enzian Knight.  The Earned Income Tax Credit and Rural Families:  Differences between Participants and Non-participants .  University of Massachusetts.  February 2009.
2009-2
Mammen, Sheila, Jean W. Bauer and Daniel Lass.  Life Satisfaction Over Time Among Rural Low-Income Mothers.  University of Massachusetts.  February 2009.
2009-3
Brandt, Sylvia, Sara Gale, and Ira Tager.  Estimation of Treatment Effect of Asthma Case Management Using Propensity Score Methods.  University of Massachusetts.  August 2009.
2009-4
Stranlund, John K.  A Safety Valve for Emissions Trading.  University of Massachusetts.  August 2009.
2009-5
Lopez, Maria Claudia, James J. Murphy, John M. Spraggon, and John K. Stranlund.  Comparing the Effectiveness of Regulation and Pro-Social Emotions to Enhance Cooperation:  Experimental Evidence from Fishing Communities in Colombia. University of Massachusetts.  August 2009.
2009-6
Moffitt, L. Joe, John K. Stranlund, and Craig D. Osteen.  Securing the Border from Invasives:  Robust Inspections Under Severe Uncertainty.  University of Massachusetts.  August 2009.
2009-7
Joseph, Siny, Nathalie Lavoie, and Julie A. Caswell.  Partial Implementation of COOL:  Economic Effects in the U.S. Seafood Industry.  December 2009.
2008 Working Papers:
2008-1

Stranlund, John K., James K. Murphy, and John M. Spraggon.   Imperfect Enforcement of Emissions Trading and Industry Welfare:  A Laboratory Investigation.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  July 2008.

2008-2
McEvoy, David M., James J. Murphy, John M. Spraggon, and John K. Stranlund.  The Problem of Maintaining Compliance within Stable Coalitions:  Experimental Evidence.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  July 2008.
2008-3
Stranlund, John K. and Wei Zhang.  Bankruptcy Risk and Imperfectly Enforced Emissions Taxes.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  July 2008.
2008-4
Lopez, Maria Claudia, James J. Murphy, John M. Spraggon, and John K. Stranlund.  Does Government Regulation Complement Existing Community Efforts to Support Cooperation?  Evidence from Field Experiments in Colombia.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  July 2008.
2008-5
Chavez, Carlos A. and John K. Stranlund.  A Note on Emissions Taxes and Incomplete Information.  University of Massachusetts.  July 2008.
2008-6
Mammen, Sheila, Jean W. Bauer and Leslie Richards.  Understanding Persistent Food Insecurity:  A Paradox of Place and Circumstance University of Massachusetts.  July 2008.
2008-7
Anders, Sven and Julie A. Caswell.  The Benefits and Costs of Proliferation of Geographical Labelling for Developing Countries.  University of Massachusetts.  July 2008.
2008-8
Caswell, Julie A.  Expanding the Focus of Cost-Benefit Analysis for Food Safety: A Multi-Factorial Risk Prioritization Approach.  University of Massachusetts.  July 2008.
2007 Working Papers:
2007-1

Lass, Daniel A., Bernard J. Morzuch and Richard T. Rogers. Teaching with Technology to Engage Students and Enhance Learning. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. January 2007.

2007-2

Sadof, Matthew and Sylvia Brandt.  Asthma Management Survey of Participants in an Inner City Asthma InterventionUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  February 2007.

2007-3

McEvoy, David M., Sylvia Brandt and Nathalie Lavoie, and Sven Anders.  The Effects of ITQ Management on Fishermen's Welfare When the Processing Sector is Imperfectly Competitive.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  March 2007.

2007-4

Caswell, Julie A. and Siny Joseph.  Consumer Demand for Quality: Major Determinant for Agricultural and Food Trade in the Future?  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  March 2007.

    2007-5

Wagstaff, James.  Seafood Label Effectiveness in the Amherst Market: A Study of the Quality and Quantity of Point of Purchase Information.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  April 2007.

    2007-6

Stranlund, John K., Carlos A. Chavez and Mauricio G. Villena.  The Optimal Pricing of Pollution When Enforcement is Costly.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  April 2007.

2007-7

Anders, Sven M. and Julie A. Caswell.  Standards-as-Barriers versus Standards-as-Catalysts: Assessing the Impact of HACCP Implementation on U.S. Seafood Imports.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA.  May 2007.

2007-8

Henson, Spencer, J., Julie A. Caswell, John A. L. Cranfield, Aamir Frazil, Valerie J. Davidson, Sven M. Anders, and Claudia Schmidt.  A Multi-Factorial Risk Prioritization Framework for Food-Borne PathogensUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  May 2007.

    2007-9

Stranlund, John K. and Wei Zhang.  Bankruptcy Risk and the Performance of Tradable Permit Markets.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  September 2007.

2007-10

Spraggon, John.  Exogenous Targeting Instruments under Differing Information Conditions.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  September 2007.

2007-11

McEvoy, David M. and John K. Stranlund.  Costly Enforcement of Voluntary Environmental Agreements with Industries.University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  October 2007.

2007-12

Mammen, Sheila, Dan Lass, and Sharon B. Seiling.  Labor Supply Decisions of Rural Low-Income MothersUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.  November 2007.

2006 Working Papers:
2006-1

Stranlund, John K. and Yakov Ben-Haim. Price-Based vs. Quantity-Based Environmental Regulation under Knightian Uncertainty: An Info-Gap Robust Satisficing Perspective. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. July 2006.

A revised version of this paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Environmental Management.

2006-2

Stranlund, John K. Risk Aversion and Compliance in Markets for Pollution Control. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September 2006.

A revised version of this paper is forthcoming in the Journal of Environmental Management.

2006-3
Velez, Maria Alejandra, James J. Murphy and John K. Stranlund.Centralized and Decentralized Management of Local Common Pool Resources in the Developing World: Experimental Evidence from Fishing Communities in Colombia.University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September 2006.
2006-4
Velez, Maria Alejandra, James J. Murphy and John K. Stranlund. Within and Between Group Variation of Individual Strategies in Common Pool Resources: Evidence from Field Experiments. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September 2006.
2006-5
Stranlund, John K. and Barry C. Field. On the Production of Homeland Security Under True Uncertainty. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September 2006.
2006-6
McEvoy, David M., and John K. Stranlund. Enforcing ‘Self-Enforcing’ International Environmental Agreements. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September 2006.
2006-7
Stranlund, John K. The Regulatory Choice of Noncompliance in Emissions Trading Programs. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. October 2006. A revised version of this paper is forthcoming in Environmental and Resource Economics.  It is available online at:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/t067362715p238w2/fulltext.pdf
2006-8
Volpe III, Richard J. and Nathalie Lavoie. The Effect of Wal-Mart Supercenters on Grocery Prices in New England. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. October 2006.A revised version of this paper is forthcoming in the Review of Agricultural Economics. (Download the revised version here.)
2005 Working Papers:
2005-1

Murphy, James J. and John K. Stranlund. A Laboratory Investigation of Compliance Behavior under Tradable Emissions Rights: Implications for Targeted Enforcement.University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. February 2005.

This paper has been published as: Murphy, James J. and John K. Stranlund.  2007.  "A Laboratory Investigation of Compliance Behavior under Tradable Emissions Rights: Implications for Targeted Enforcement."  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 53(2), 196-212.

2005-2
Lass, Daniel A., Nathalie Lavoie and T. Robert Fetter. Market Power in Direct Marketing of Fresh Produce: Community Supported Agriculture Farms. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. February 2005.
2005-3

Moffitt, L. Joe, John K. Stranlund and Barry C. Field. Inspections to Avert Terrorism: Robustness Under Severe Uncertainty. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. April 2005.

A revised version of this paper has been published as:  Moffitt, L. Joe, John K. Stranlund and Barry C. Field.  2005.  "Inspections to Avert Terrorism:  Robustness under Severe Uncertainty."  Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2(3), Article 3.  http://www.bepress.com/jhsem/vol2/iss3/3.

2005-4

Vélez, Maria Alejandra, John K. Stranlund and James J. Murphy. What Motivates Common Pool Resource Users? Experimental Evidence from the Field. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. April 2005.

2005-5
Grolleau, Gilles and Julie A. Caswell. Interaction Between Food Attributes in Markets: The Case of Environmental Labeling. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA April 2005.
2005-6
Damery, David T. Landowner Driven Sustainable Forest Management and Value-Added Processing. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September 2005.
2005-7

Murphy, James J. and John K. Stranlund. An Investigation of Voluntary Discovery and Disclosure of Environmental Violations Using Laboratory Experiments. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. September 2005.

A revised version of this paper will appear as a chapter in Experimental Methods in Environmental Economics.  Todd Cherry, Jason Shogren and Stephan Kroll (eds.) Routledge Publishing.

2005-8
Naidu, Sirisha C. Heterogeneity and Common Pool Resources: Collective Management of Forests in Himachal Pradesh, India. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. November 2005.
2004 Working Papers:
2004-1

Samnaliev, Mihail, Thomas Stevens and Thomas More. Attitudes Towards Alternative Management Policies For Public Recreation Lands. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. March 2004.

2004-2

Allen, P. Geoffrey and Robert Fildes. Levels, Differences and ECMs - Principles for Improved Econometric Forecasting. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. March 2004.

2004-3

Chavez, Carlos A. and John K. Stranlund. Enforcing Transferable Permit Systems in the Presence of Transaction Costs. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. April 2004.

2004-4

Stranlund, John K. Optimal Noncompliance in Emissions Trading Programs. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. April 2004.

*A revised version of this paper is available as 2006-7, The Regulatory Choice of Noncompliance in Emissions Trading Programs. A further version is forthcoming in Environmental and Resource Economics.

2004-5

Murphy, James J. and John K. Stranlund. Direct and Market Effects of Enforcing Emissions Trading Programs: An Experimental Analysis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. April 2004.

*This paper has been published as: Murphy, James J. and John K. Stranlund.  2006. "Direct and Market Effects of Enforcing Emissions Trading Programs: An Experimental Analysis." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 61(2), 217-233.

2004-6

Souza-Monteiro, Diogo M. and Julie A. Caswell. The Economics of Implementing Traceability in Beef Supply Chains: Trends in Major Producing and Trading Countries. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. June 2004.

2004-7

Ding, Ning and Barry C. Field. Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. July 2004.

*This paper has been accepted for publication as: Ding, Ning and Barry C. Field. "Natural Resource Abundance and Economic Growth . " Land Economics.

2004-8

Murphy, James J., Ariel Dinar, Richard E. Howitt, Stephen J. Rassenti, Vernon L. Smith and Marca Weinberg. Incorporating Instream Flow Values into a Water Market. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. October 2004.

2004-9

Ash, Michael, James J. Murphy and Thomas H. Stevens. Hypothetical Bias in Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Studies. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. October 2004.

2004-10

Damery, David T. and P. Geoffrey Allen. An Economic Valuation of Recreational Shellfishing On Cape Cod. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. November 2004.

2004-11

Lavoie, Nathalie and Qihong Liu. Pricing-to-Market: Price Discrimination or Product Differentiation? University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. December 2004.

*A revised version of this paper has been accepted as: Lavoie, N. and Q. Liu. "Pricing-to-Market: Price Discrimination or Product Differentiation?" American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

2003 Working Papers:
2003-1

Teisl, Mario F. and Julie A. Caswell. Information Policy and Genetically Modified Food: Weighing the Benefits and Costs. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. March 2003.

*This paper is available in Italian as: Teisl, Mario F. and Julie A. Caswell. 2003. Costi e Benefici Dell'Informazione Sugli OGM. La Questione Agraria (4):23-48.

2003-2

Murphy, James J., Thomas Stevens and Darryl Weatherhead. An Empirical Study of Hypothetical Bias in Voluntary Contribution Contingent Valuation: Does Cheap Talk Matter? University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. March 2003 (Revised September 2004).

*This paper has been published as: Murphy, J.J., Stevens, T., Weatherhead, D. (2005). "Is Cheap Talk Effective at Eliminating Hypothetical Bias in a Provision Point Mechanism?" Environmental and Resource Economics, 30(3):327-343.

2003-3

Auffhammer, Maximilian, Bernard J. Morzuch and John K. Stranlund. Production of Chlorofluorocarbons in Anticipation of the Montreal Protocol. University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA. April 2003.

*This paper has been published as: Auffhammer, Maximilian, Bernard Morzuch, and John K. Stranlund. (2005). "Production of Chlorofluorocarbons in Anticipation of the Montreal Protocol." Environmental and Resource Economics 30(4): 377-391.

2003-4

Chavez, Carlos A. and John K. Stranlund. Enforcing Transferable Permit Systems in the Presence of Market Power. University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA. April 2003.

* This paper has been published. See: Chavez, Carlos A. and John K. Stranlund. 2003. “Enforcing Transferable Permit Systems in the Presence of Market Power.” Environmental and Resource Economics 25 (1), 65-78, May.

2003-5

Stranlund, John K., Christopher Costello and Carlos A. Chavez. Deterring Non-compliance in Dynamic Emissions Trading Programs: Does Allowing Permit Banking Call for a Different Enforcement Strategy? University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA. May 2003.

*A revised version of this paper has been published as: Stranlund, John K., Christopher Costello, and Carlos A. Chavez. 2005. "Enforcing Emissions Trading When Emissions Permits are Bankable." Journal of Regulatory Economics 28(2): 181-204.

2003-6

Salay, Elisabete, Julie A. Caswell and Tanya Roberts. Survey Instrument for Case Studies of Food Safety Innovation. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. June 2003.

2003-7

Murphy, James J., Ariel Dinar, Richard E. Howitt, Erin Mastrangelo, Stephen J. Rassenti, Vernon L. Smith. Mechanisms for Addressing Third Party Impacts Resulting From Voluntary Water Transfers. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. August 2003.

*This paper has been accepted for publication as: Murphy, J.J., Dinar, A., Howitt, R.E., Mastrangelo, E., Rassenti, S.J., and Smith, V.L. "Mechanisms for Addressing Third-Party Impacts Resulting from Voluntary Water Transfers." In Using Experimental Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics . J. List, editor. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

2003-8

Murphy, James J., P. Geoffrey Allen, Thomas H. Stevens, Darryl Weatherhead. A Meta-Analysis of Hypothetical Bias in Stated Preference Valuation. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. August 2003.

*This paper has been published as: Murphy, J.J., Allen, P.G., Stevens, T.H., Weatherhead, D. (2005). "A Meta-Analysis of Hypothetical Bias in Stated Preference Valuation." Environmental and Resource Economics, 30(3):313-325.

2003-9
Brandt, Sylvia. Evaluating Tradable Property Rights for Natural Resources: The Role of Strategic Entry and Exit. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. August 2003.
2003-10

Brandt, Sylvia. A Tale of Two Clams: Policy Anticipation and Industry Productivity. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. August 2003.

2003-11

Samnaliev, Mihail, Thomas Stevens, Thomas More. A Comparison of Cheap Talk and Alternative Certainty Calibration Techniques in Contingent Valuation. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA October 2003.

*This paper has been accepted for publication as: Samnaliev, Mihail, Thomas Stevens, and Thomas More. "A Comparison of Cheap Talk and Alternative Certainty Calibration Techniques in Contingent Valuation." Ecological Economics.

2003-12
Lavoie, Nathalie. The Impact of Reforming Wheat Importing State-Trading Enterprises on the Quality of Wheat Imported. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA December 2003.