AREC 464
Economics of Policy Analysis

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Readings for Fall 2015

Week One
Loomis, J., & Helfand, G. E. (2001). Environmental policy analysis for decision making. Amsterdam,, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Chapter 1. What Is Policy Analysis, and What Is Its Role in the Policy Process?

Loomis, J., & Helfand, G. E. (2001). Environmental policy analysis for decision making. Amsterdam,, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Chapter 2. Scoping the Policy Analysis.

Penson, John, Oral Capps, C. Parr Rosson and Richard Woodward. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2006 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 4th edition. Chapter 8. Market Equilibrium and Product Price: Perfect Competition.

Alan Blinder, Mark Watson. The US economy performs better under Democratic presidents. Why? http://www.voxeu.org/ The Centre for Economic Policy Research. http://www.voxeu.org/article/us-economy-performs-better-under-democratic-presidents-why

Week Two
Loomis, J., & Helfand, G. E. (2001). Environmental policy analysis for decision making. Amsterdam,, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Chapter 5. Modeling.

Loomis, J., & Helfand, G. E. (2001). Environmental policy analysis for decision making. Amsterdam,, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Chapter 7. Principles of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Stephen P. Holland, Erin T. Mansur, Nicholas Z. Muller, Andrew J. Yates. Analysing environmental benefits from driving electric vehicles. http://www.voxeu.org/. The Centre for Economic Policy Research. http://www.voxeu.org/article/measuring-environmental-benefits-electric-vehicles

Week Three
Penson, John, Oral Capps, C. Parr Rosson and Richard Woodward. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2006 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 4th edition. Chapter 16. International Agricultural Trade.

Penson, John, Oral Capps, C. Parr Rosson and Richard Woodward. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2006 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 4th edition. Chapter 19. AGricultural Trade Policy and Preferential Trading Arrangements.

Kramer, Andrew, “Russia, Crippled by Drought, Bans Grain Exports,” New York Times, August 5, 2010.

Sexton, S., Zilberman, D., Rajagopal, D., Hochman, G., Wesseler, J., & Scatasta, S. (2009). The role of biotechnology in a sustainable biofuel future. AgBioForum, 12(1), 130-140.

Krugman, P., 1993. “What do undergrads need to know about trade? American Economic Review 83 (2), 23–26.

Week Four
Loomis, J., & Helfand, G. E. (2001). Environmental policy analysis for decision making. Amsterdam,, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Chapter 8. Discounting Benefits and Costs Over Time.

Loomis, J., & Helfand, G. E. (2001). Environmental policy analysis for decision making. Amsterdam,, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic. Chapter 9. Valuation of Environmental Resources and Quality.


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