Faculty

Paul Ferraro

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Water and Environmental Economics

Research Interests

evaluation of environmental program impacts, behavioral economics

Paul J. Ferraro is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Business and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He has a joint appointment in the Whiting School and the Carey Business School. He also serves as co-Director of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-environmental Research (CBEAR). His research focuses on behavioral economics and the design and evaluation of environmental programs in the private and public sector. Because these research areas are multi-disciplinary and applied, he collaborates with scientists and engineers from a variety of social, natural and physical science disciplines, as well as practitioners in the field.

Education
  • Ph.D. 2001, Cornell University
  • M.S. 1994, Duke University
  • B.A. 1990, Duke University
Experience
  • 2015 - Present:  Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2015 - Present:  Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2014 - Present:  Professor, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
  • 2014 - Present:  Co-Director, USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (C-BEAR)
  • 2007 - 2011:  Associate Professor, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
  • 2001 - 2007:  Assistant Professor, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
Awards
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellow
  • 2015:  Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Sustainability Studies
  • 2013:  Provost’s Faculty Fellow Award
  • 2012:  Cozzarelli Prize
  • 2012:  Fulbright Scholar
  • 2010:   Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award
  • 2007:   Kathryn Fuller Science for Nature Fund Visiting Scientist
  • 2006:   World Wildlife Fund Senior Science Fellow
  • 2000:   Resources for the Future Joseph Fisher Fellow
  • 1999:   Institute for the Study of World Politics Fellow
Journal Articles
  • Ferraro, P. (2015).  Nudges and Federal Program Participation: A Field Experiment with the Conservation Reserve Program.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • Ferraro, P. (2015).  Improving credibility and transparency of conservation impact evaluations through the partial identification approach.  Conservation Biology.  30(2).  371-381.
  • Ferraro, P., Wichman, C. (2015).  Partial Identification Improves the Transparency and Credibility of Conservation Impact.  Conservation Biology.
  • Ferraro, P., Pressey, R. L. (2015).  Interdisciplinary Methods for Measuring the Differences Made by Conservation Initiatives: Protected Areas and their Environmental and Social Impacts.  Royal Society Publishing.  370(1681).
  • Ferraro, P. (2015).  Making parks make a difference: poor alignment of planning, management, and policy with protected-area impact, and ways forward.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
  • Ferraro, P., Pressey, R. (2015).  Measuring the difference made by conservation initiatives: protected areas and their environmental and social impacts.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
  • Ferraro, P. (2015).  Through What Mechanisms do Protected Areas Affect Environmental and Social Outcomes?.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.  370(1681).
  • Ferraro, P. (2015).  Do Payments Pay Off? Evidence from Participation in Costa Rica’s PES Program.  PLOS One.  10(7).
  • Ferraro, P., Wilgen, B. v., McConnatchie, M., Forsyth, A., Richardson, D., Gaertner, M., Cowling, R. (2015).  Using Counterfactual Estimates to Measure the Cost-effectiveness of Removing Established Invasive Alien Plants.  Ecological Applications.
  • Ferraro, P. (2015).  Estimating the Impacts of Conservation on Ecosystem Services by Integrating Modeling and Evaluation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .  112.  7420-7425.
  • Ferraro, P. (2015).  Mainstreaming Impact Evaluation in Nature Conservation.  Conservation Letters.
  • Ferraro, P., Rasolofoson, R., Jenkins, C., Jones, J. (2015).  Effectiveness of Community Forest Management at Reducing Deforestation in Madagascar.  Biological Conservation.  184.  271-277.
  • Ferraro, P., McConnachie, M. M., van Wilgen, B. W., Richardson, D. M. (2015).  Estimating the Effect of Plantations on Pine Invasions in Protected Areas: A case study from South Africa.  Journal of Applied Ecology.  52(1).  110-118.
  • Ferraro, P., Hanauer, M. (2014).  How Protected Areas Affect Poverty through Changes in Ecosystem Services and Infrastructure Development: quantifying causal mechanisms. .  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Ferraro, P., Miranda, J. (2014).  The performance of non-experimental designs in the evaluation of environmental policy: a design-replication study using a large-scale randomized experiment as a benchmark.  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.
  • Ferraro, P., Fisher, B., Balmford, A., Glew, L., Mascia, M., Naidoo, R., Ricketts, T. (2014).  The Rio+30 Challenge: avoiding ten more years with little evidence for effective conservation policy.  Conservation Biology.
  • Ferraro, P. (2014).  Working Together: A Call for Inclusive Conservation.  Nature.  515.  27-28.
  • Ferraro, P., Hanauer, M. M. (2014).  Advances in Measuring the Environmental and Social Impacts of Environmental Programs.  Annual Review of Environment and Resources.  39.  495-517.
  • Ferraro, P. (2014).  Panel Data Designs and Estimators as Alternatives for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Social Programs.  Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
  • Ferraro, P., Fisher, B., Balmford, A., Glew, L., Mascia, M., Naidoo, R., Ricketts, T. (2014).  The Persistent Impacts of Norm-Based Messaging and Their Implications for Water Conservation.  Journal of Consumer Policy.  37(3).  437-452.
  • Ferraro, P., Bernedo, M., Price, M. (2014).  The Persistent Impacts of Norm-Based Messaging and Their Implications for Water Conservation.  Journal of Consumer Policy.  37(3).  437-452.
  • Bolsen, T. W., Ferraro, P., Miranda, J. J. (2014).  Are Voters More Likely to Contribute to Other Public Goods? Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Policy Experiment.  American Journal of Political Science.  58(1).  17-30.
  • Ferraro, P. (2014).  Quantifying causal mechanisms to determine how protected areas affect poverty through changes in ecosystem services and infrastructure.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  111(11).  4332-4337.
  • Ferraro, P., Fisher, B., Balmford, A., Glew, L., Mascia, M., Naidoo, R., Ricketts, T. (2013).  Moving Rio Forward and Avoiding Ten More Years with Little Evidence for Effective Conservation Policy.  Conservation Biology.  28(3).  880-882.
  • Ferraro, P., Miranda, J. J. (2013).  Heterogeneous treatment effects and mechanisms in information-based environmental policies: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment.  Environmental and Resource Economics .
  • Ferraro, P., Hanauer, M., Canavire-Bacareza, G., Miteva, D., Pattanayak, S., Sims, K. (2013).  More strictly protected areas are not necessarily more protective.  Environmental Research Letters.
  • Ferraro, P., Jindal., Kerr, J., Swallow, B. (2013).  Social Dimensions of Procurement Auctions for Environmental Service Contracts: Evaluating tradeoffs between cost-effectiveness and participation by the ppor in rural Tanzanial.  Land Use Policy.  31.  71-80.
  • Ferraro, P., Andam, K., Hanauer, M. (2013).  The Effects of Protected Area Systems on Ecosystem Restoration: a quasi-experimental design to estimate the impact of Costa Rica’s protected area system on forest regrowth.  Conservation Letters.  6(5).  317-323.
  • Ferraro, P., Price, M. (2013).  Using non-pecuniary strategies to influence behavior: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment.  The Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • Ferraro, P., Pattanayak, S. K., Miteva, D. (2012).  Evaluation of Biodiversity Policy Instruments: What works and what doesn't.  Oxford Review of Economic Policy.  28(6).
  • Ferraro, P., Arriagada., Pattanayak, S., Sills, E., Cordero, S. (2012).  Do payments for environmental services reduce deforestation? A farm-level evaluation from Costa Rica.  Land Economics.  88.  382-399.
  • Ferraro, P. (2012).  Experimental project designs in the Global Environment Facility: Designing projects to create evidence and catalyze investments to secure global environmental benefits.  Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of Global Environmental Facility.
  • Ferraro, P., Lawlor, K., Mullan, K., Pattanayak, S. K. (2012).  Forest Figures: A review of ecosystem services valuation and policy evaluation in developing countries.  Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.  6(1).  20-44.
  • Ferraro, P., Sekhran, N., Mee, J., Krishnan, P., Joshi, A., Cavelier, J., Zimsky, M. (2012).  Results of the GEF Biodiversity portfolio monitoring and learning review Mission, India: Enhancing outcomes and impact through improved understanding of protected area management effectiveness.  Global Environment Facility-Secretariat.
  • Ferraro, P., Price, M., Montero, M. (2011).  Persistence of Treatment Effects with Norm-based Policy Instruments: evidence from a randomized environmental policy experiment.  American Economic Review.  101(3).  318-322.
  • Ferraro, P., Sims, K. E., Hanauer, m. (2011).  Conditions Associated with Protected Area Success in Conservation and Poverty Reduction.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  108(34).  13913-13918.
  • Ferraro, P., Hanauer, M. (2011).  Protecting Ecosystems and Alleviating Poverty with Parks and Reserves: ‘win-win’ or tradeoffs? .  Environmental and Resource Economics .  48.  269-28.
  • Ferraro, P. (2011).  The Future of Payments for Environmental Services.  Conservation Biology .  25.  1134-1138.
  • Ferraro, P., Petrie, R., Jordan, J., Castillo, M. (2011).  The Today and Tomorrow of Kids: time preferences and educational outcomes of children..  Journal of Public Economics .  95.  1377-1385.
  • Ferraro, P. (2010).  Know Thyself: competence and self-awareness.  Atlantic Economic Journal .  38(2).  183-196.
  • Ferraro, P., Holland, M. B., Healy, A., Sims, K. E., Andam, K. (2010).  Protected Areas Reduced Poverty in Costa Rica and Thailand. .  National Academy of Sciences.  107(22).  9996-10001.
  • Ferraro, P., Wunder, S., Pattanayak, S. K. (2010).   Show Me the Money: do payments supply ecosystem services in developing countries? .  Review of Environmental Economics and Policy .  4(2).  254-274.
  • Ferraro, P., Vossler, C. (2010).  The Source and Significance of Confusion in Public Goods Experiments. .  B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions) .  10(1).
  • Ferraro, P. (2010).  País que preserva o verde enriquece.  Revista Galileu.
  • Ferraro, P., Banzhaf, H. S. (2010).  Taxing the other smoke: pollution.  Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • Ferraro, P. (2009).  . Counterfactual Thinking and Impact Evaluation in Environmental Policy.  New Directions for Evaluation .  122.  75-84.
  • Ferraro, P., Gjertsen, H. (2009).  A Global Review of Incentive Payments for Sea Turtle Conservation. .  Chelonian Conservation and Biology .  8(1).  48-56.
  • Ferraro, P., Leimona, B., Jack, B. K. (2009).  A Revealed Preference Approach to Estimating Supply Curves for Environmental Services: experimental field auctions and soil erosion control in Indonesia. .  Conservation Biology .  22(3).  359-367.
  • Ferraro, P., pattanayak, S. K., Sills, E. O., Arriagada, R. (2009).  Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Evaluate Participation in Costa Rica's Program of Payments for Environmental Services. .  Journal of Sustainable Forestry .  28(3).  343-367.
  • Ferraro, P., Alm, J., Adji, A. (2009).  Experimental Tests of Ricardian Equivalence with Nondistortionary versus Distortionary Taxes..  Economics Bulletin .  29(4).  2556-2572.
  • Ferraro, P., Sutherland, W. J., Adams, W. M., Aronson, R. B., Aveling, R., Blackburn, T. M., Broad, S., Ceballos, G., Cote, I. M., Cowling, R. M., Fonseca, G. d., Dinerstein, E., Fleishman, E., Gascon, C., Hunter, M., Hutton, J., Kareiva, P., Kuria, A., Macdonald, D. W., MacKinnon, K., Madgwick, F. j., Mascia, M. B., McNeely, J., Milner-Gulland, E. J., Moon, S., Morley, C. G., Nelson, S., Osborn, D., Pai, M., Parsons, E., Peck, L. S., Possingham, H., Prior, S. V., Pullin, A. S., Ranganathan, J., Rands, M., Redford, K. H., Rodriguez, J. P., Seymour, F., Sobel, F., Sodhi, N. S., Stott, A., Vance-Borland, k., Watkinson, A. R. (2009).  One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity. .  Conservation Biology .  23(3).  557-567.
  • Ferraro, P., Andam, K. S., Pfaff, A., Robalino, J., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G. A. (2009).  Park Location Affects Forest Protection: land characteristics cause differences in park impacts across Costa Rica. .  The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions.  9(2).  Article 5.
  • Ferraro, P. (2009).  Regional Review of Payments for Watershed Services: Sub-Saharan Africa. .  Journal of Sustainable Forestry .  28(3).  525-550.
  • Ferraro, P. (2008).  Asymmetric Information and Contract Design for Payments for Environmental Services.  65(4).  810-821.
  • Ferraro, P., Fisher, B., Turner, K., Balmford, A., Brouwer, R., Costanza, R., de Groot, R., Farber, S., Green, R., Hadley, D., Harlow, J., Kirby, C., Morling, P., Mowatt, S., Naidoo, R., Paavola, J., Strassburg, B., Yu, D., Zijilstra, M., Jefferiss, P. (2008).   Ecosystem Services and Economic Theory: Integration for policy-relevant research.  Ecological Applications.  18(8).  2050–2067.
  • Ferraro, P., Arriagada, R., Sills, E. O., Pattanayak, S. K. (2008).   Evaluating initiatives with direct conservation payments: econometric analysis of the Costa Rican Program of payments for environmental services.  Sylvanet.  21.  24-31.
  • Ferraro, P., Andam, K. S., Pfaff, A., Sanchez-Azofeifa, G. A., Robalino, J. (2008).   Measuring the Effectiveness of Protected Area Networks in Reducing Deforestation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .  105(42).  16089-16094.
  • Ferraro, P., Cummings, R. G. (2007).  Cultural Diversity, Discrimination and Economic Outcomes: an experimental analysis.  Economic Inquiry .  45(2).  217-232.
  • Ferraro, P., Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T., Rouget, M. (2007).  Response to Hockley et al.: The merit of economic and biological measures in conservation planning.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution .  22(6).  287-288.
  • Ferraro, P. (2007).  Stock Market Reactions to Information Disclosure: new evidence from Japan’s Pollutant Release and Transfer Register.   Environmental Economics and Policy Studies .  8.  159-171.
  • Ferraro, P., Ospina, M., McIntosh, C. (2007).  The Effectiveness of Listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: An econometric analysis using matching methods.  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management .  54(3).  245-261.
  • Ferraro, P., Uchida, T. (2007).  Voluntary Development of Environmental Management Systems: Motivations and regulatory implications.  Journal of Regulatory Economics .  32.  37-65.
  • Ferraro, P., Sills, E. O., Pattanayak, S., Algers, K. (2006).   Abordagens Análiticas na Avaliação de Impactos Reais de Programas de Conservação.  Megadiversidade.  2(1-2).  39-49.
  • Ferraro, P., Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T., Rouget, M. (2006).   Integrating Economic Costs into Conservation Planning.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution .  21(2).  681-687.
  • Ferraro, P., Pattanayak, S. K. (2006).   Money for Nothing? A call for empirical evaluation of biodiversity conservation investments.   PLoS Biology .  4(4).  482-488.
  • Ferraro, P. (2005).  Corruption and Conservation: the need for empirical analyses.  Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation .  39.  257-259.
  • Ferraro, P., Simpson, R. D. (2005).   Cost-Effective Conservation When Eco-entrepreneurs have Market Power.  Environment and Development Economics .  10(5).  651-663.
  • Ferraro, P., Taylor, L. O. (2005).  Do Economists Recognize an Opportunity Cost When They See One? A dismal performance from the dismal science.  B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy .  4(1).
  • Ferraro, P., Conrad, J. M., Uchida, T. (2005).  Price Premiums for Eco-friendly Commodities: Are ‘green’ markets the best way to protect endangered ecosystems? .  Environmental and Resource Economics .  32(3).  419-438.
  • Ferraro, P., Simpson, R. D. (2005).   Protecting Forests and Biodiversity: are investments in eco-friendly production activities the best way to protect endangered ecosystems and enhance rural livelihoods? .  Forests, Trees and Livelihoods .  15(2).  2-10.
  • Ferraro, P. (2004).  Targeting Conservation Investments in Heterogeneous Landscapes: A distance function approach and application to watershed management.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics .  86(4).  905-918.
  • Ferraro, P. (2003).  Assigning Priority to Environmental Policy Interventions in a Heterogeneous World.  Journal of Policy Analysis and Management .  22(1).  27-43.
  • Ferraro, P. (2003).  Conservation Contracting in Heterogeneous Landscapes: An application to watershed protection with threshold constraints.  Agricultural and Resource Economics Review .  32(1).  53-64.
  • Ferraro, P., Rondeau, D., Poe, G. L. (2003).   Detecting Other-regarding Behavior with Virtual Players.  The Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization .  51(1).  99-109.
  • Ferraro, P., Kiss, A. (2003).  Direct payments for biodiversity conservation.  Himalayan Journal of Sciences.  1(2).
  • Ferraro, P. (2003).  Will Direct Payments Help Biodiversity? Response.  Science .  299.  1981-1982.
  • Ferraro, P., Kiss, A. (2002).  Direct Payments for Biodiversity Conservation.  Science .  298.  1718-1719.
  • Ferraro, P., Conrad, J., Azzaino, Z. (2002).   Optimizing the Riparian Buffer: Harold Brook in the Skaneateles Lake Watershed, New York.  . Land Economics .  78(4).  501-514.
  • Ferraro, P., Simpson, R. D. (2002).   The Cost-effectiveness of Conservation Performance Payments.  Land Economics .  78(3).  339-353.
  • Ferraro, P. (2002).  The Local Costs of Establishing Protected Areas in Low-income Nations: Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.  Ecological Economics .  43(2-3).  261-275.
  • Ferraro, P. (2001).  Global Habitat Protection: Limitations of development interventions and a role for conservation performance payments.  Conservation Biology .  15(4).  990-1000.
  • Ferraro, P., Parks, P. J. (1994).  Introduction to Ecological Economics.  Society and Natural Resources .  7.  196-198.
Book Chapters
  • Ferraro, P. (2016).  Behavioral Economics and Climate Change Adaptation: Insights from Experimental Economics on the Role of Risk and Time Preferences.  The WSPC Reference of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change.  World Scientific.
  • Ferraro, P., Miteva, D., Pattanayak , S. (2014).  Do biodiversity policies work? The case for Conservation Evaluation 2.0.  Nature in the Balance: the economics of biodiversity.
  • Ferraro, P., Barrett, C. B., Bulte, E. H., Wunder, S. (2013).  Economic instruments for nature conversion.  Key Topics in Conservation Biology.  Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2.
  • Ferraro, P., Vossler, C. A., Cotten, S. (2008).  Can Public Goods Experiments Inform Policy? Interpreting results in the presence of confused subjects.   Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods.  Routledge.  194-211.
  • Ferraro, P. (2008).  Protected areas and human well-being.  Economics and Conservation in the Tropics: A strategic dialogue.  Conservation Strategy Fund, Moore Foundation, Resources for the Future.
  • Ferraro, P., Cummings, R. G. (2007).   Experimental approaches to understanding inter-cultural conflict over resources.  Edward Elgar.  137-160.
  • Ferraro, P., Simpson, R. D. (2006).   Cost-effective Conservation: A review of what works to preserve biodiversity.   Resources for the Future Reader in Environmental Policy and Resource Management, 2nd edition.  Resources for the Future Press.  143.  17-20.
  • Ferraro, P., Albers, H. J. (2006).   Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Countries.  Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: new policy options.  Oxford University Press.
  • Ferraro, P. (2006).  Integrating Biophysical and Economic Information to Guide Land Conservation Investments.  Economics and Contemporary Land Use Policy: Development and Conservation at the Rural-Urban Fringe.  Resources for the Future Press.  267-290.
  • Ferraro, P., Nyhus, P. J., Osofsky, S. A., Fischer, H., Madden, F. (2005).  Bearing the Costs of Human-wildlife Conflict: the challenges of compensation schemes.   People and Wildlife: Conflict or Coexistence? .  Cambridge University Press.
  • Ferraro, P. (2001).  Reconciling the Long-term Conservation Needs of Large Mammals and Local Communities: conservation performance payments.  Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific: a conservation assessment.  Island Press.  185-187.
  • Ferraro, P., Lee, D. R., Barrett, C. B. (2000).  Introduction: Changing perspectives on agricultural intensification, economic development and the environment.   Tradeoffs or Synergies? Agricultural Intensification, Economic Development and the Environment in Developing Countries.  CAB International.
  • Ferraro, P., Kramer, R. A. (1997).  Compensation and Economic Incentives: Reducing pressures on protected areas.   Last Stand: protected areas and the defense of tropical biodiversity.   Oxford University Press.  187-211.
Other Publications
  • Ferraro, P., Wunder, S., Wertz-Kanounikoff, S. (2010).  Payments for Environmental Services and the Global Environment Facility: A STAP advisory document.  Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
  • Banzhaf, H. S., Ferraro, P. (2010).  Tax the other Smoke: Raise the Gas Tax.  Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Ferraro, P., Dillaha, T., Huang, M., Southgate, D., Upadhyaya, S., Wunder, S. (2007).  Payments for watershed services: Regional synthesis.  United States Agency for International Development PES Brief .  7.  18.
  • Ferraro, P. (2007).  Performance payments for sea turtle nest protection in low-income nations: a case study from Tanzania.  National Marine Fisheries Service.
  • Ferraro, P. (2006).  Response to Comment by Peter C.H. Pritchard.  Marine Turtle Newsletter .
  • Ferraro, P. (2005).  Are we getting what we paid for? The need for randomized environmental policy experiments in Georgia.  Georgia Water Policy & Planning Center Working Paper .
  • Ferraro, P. (2005).  Ecosystems and human well-being: policy responses, Findings of the Responses Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment .  Cambridge University Press.
  • Ferraro, P. (2005).  Guest Editorial: An Economist’s Reflections on the 25th Annual Symposium for Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation: Empirical Program Evaluation and Direct Payments for Sea Turtle Conservation.  Marine Turtle Newsletter .  109.  2-6.
  • Ferraro, P. (2004).  Assigning priority to ecosystem restoration investments in Georgia's Chickasawhatchee Swamp.  Georgia Water Policy & Planning Center Working Paper .  2004-017.
  • Ferraro, P. (2001).   Conservation performance payments: efficient investments for ecoregion conservation? .  Sharing Across Boundaries (A Publication of the Conservation Strategies Unit of World Wildlife Fund) .  3(3).
  • Ferraro, P. (2001).  Cost-effective targeting of riparian buffers in Georgia when water quality benefits are difficult to measure.  Georgia Water Policy & Planning Center Working Paper .  #2001-005.
  • Ferraro, P. (2001).  Water quality protection and the cost-effective targeting of riparian buffers in Georgia.  Georgia Water Policy & Planning Center Working Paper .  #2001-004.
  • Ferraro, P., Tshombe, R., Mwinyihali, R., Hart, J. A. (1997).   Projets intégrés de conservation et de développement: un cadre pour promouvoir la conservation et la gestion des ressources naturelles.  Wildlife Conservation Society.  6.
Conference Proceedings
  • Ferraro, P. (2004).  Direct payments to protect endangered ecosystems and experimental methods to estimate payment costs.  Twenty-First Biannual Workshop of the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA).
  • "Do Engineers Get It Right? Climate Change Adaptation Through Resource Conserving Technology", JHU Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering Seminar.  Baltimore, MD.  December 1, 2015
  • "Behavioral Insights for HUD Energy Conservation: Knowns and Unknowns", US Department of Housing and Urban Development Seminar.  October 12, 2015
  • "Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Environmental Programs", Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Workshop on Applying Behavioral and Experimental Economics to Food and Agri-Environmental Issues.  San Francisco, CA.  July 28, 2015
  • "Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Public Programs: Knowns and Unknowns", 44th Australian Conference of Economists.  QUT Gardens Point Campus; Australia.  July 9, 2015
  • "Advances in Conservation Impact Evaluation and Causal Inference", 44th Australian Conference of Economists.  Brisbane, Australia.  July 6, 2015
  • "Nature & Prosperity: the evidence we still need & the right questions to ask", 44th Australian Conference of Economists.  Brisbane, Australia.  July 6, 2015
  • "Nature & Prosperity: the evidence we still need & the right questions to ask", Tropical Conservation and Development seminar.  Gainesville, FL.  April 7, 2015
  • "Estimating the impacts of conservation on ecosystem services by integrating modeling and evaluation", Department of WildLife Ecology and Conservation Seminar.  April 6, 2015
  • "Plenary Nature and Prosperity: the Evidence We Still Need and the Right Questions to Ask", Student Conference on Conservation Science.  March 25, 2015
  • "Applying Behavioral Economics to Improve Environmental Policy", Gund Institute for Ecological Economics Seminar.  Burlington, VT.  March 10, 2015
  • "Estimating the impacts of conservation on ecosystem services and poverty by integrating modeling and evaluation", National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Seminar.  Annapolis, MD.  March 5, 2015
  • "Nature and Prosperity: The Evidence We Still Need and the Right Questions to Ask", Sustainability Science Symposium at UGA.  UGA Hotel and Conference Center.  January 23, 2015
  • "Estimating the impacts of conservation on ecosystem services by integrating ecosystem service modeling and impact evaluation", North American Congress for Conservation Biology.  Missoula, Montana.  2014
  • "The Persistent Impacts of Norm-Based Messaging and Their Implications for Water Conservation", 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists.  Istanbul, Turkey.  July 2, 2014
  • Powering Policy with Behavioral Interventions: Partnering with Governments to Improve Environmental Performance using Randomized Controlled Trials.  Istanbul, Turkey.  July 2, 2014
  • "Nudges and Federal Program Participation: A Field Experiment with the Conservation Reserve Program", U.S. EPA Environmental Economics Series 2014.  January 29, 2014
  • "Implications of Behavioral Economics for Environmental Policy", Implications of Behavioral Economics for Environmental Policy and Valuation.  Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America.  2013
  • Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Social Programs?.  United States of America.  2013
  • "Agricultural Economics Seminar", Agricultural Economics Seminar.  November 14, 2013
  • "Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in Program Impact Evaluations? ", The 2013 APPAM Fall Research Conference.  November 7, 2013
  • "Addressing complexities in impact evaluations of environmental programs: big scales, nonlinearities, spatial spillovers, persistence and navigation in a litigious environment", American Evaluation Association .  Washington, District of Columbia.  2013
  • "Measuring the impacts of environmental policies on the environment and the poor: protected areas and ecosystem services", Annual meeting of the Environment for Development initiative .  Arenal, Costa Rica.  October 26, 2013
  • "Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators as Substitutes for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Environmental Policy: a design-replication study", Resources for the Future.  Washington DC.  October 18, 2013
  • "Heterogeneous Treatment Effects and Mechanisms in Information-based Environmental Policies: evidence from a large-scale field experiment", Behavioral Environmental Economics.  Toulouse, France.  October 12, 2013
  • "Panel Data Designs and Estimators as Substitutes for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Environmental Policy: a design-replication study", University of Wyoming Fall 2013 Speakers.  United States of America.  September 27, 2013
  • Pueden los diseños de datos de panel reproducir los resultados de los diseños experimentales?.  Santiego, Chile.  August 20, 2013
  • "La política ambiental basada en evidencia en el siglo XXI", Evaluación de impacto de políticas ambientales: pensamiento contrafactual.  Santiago, Chile.  August 19, 2013
  • "The Mismeasure of Conservation", 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) Meeting.  July 24, 2013
  • "Performance of Non-experimental Designs in the Evaluation of Environmental Policy: A Design-replication study using a large-scale randomized experiment as a benchmark", Identification of Causal Effects in Environmental and Energy Economics.  Tennessee.  July 15, 2013
  • The social and environmental impacts of USAID’s SCAPES initiative.  Baltimore, Maryland.  March 19, 2013
  • "Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in Program Impact Evaluations? ", Applied Economics Seminar.  Corvallis, Oregon.  January 11, 2013
  • Panel Data Designs and Estimators as Substitutes for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Environmental Policy: a design-replication study.  Corvallis, Oregon.  January 11, 2013
  • What works and how? Impact evaluations to catalyze conservation policy and practice.  San Francisco, California.  January 08, 2013
  • "Using non-pecuniary strategies to influence behavior: evidence from a large-scale field experiment", Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America.  2012
  • The Social and Environmental Effects of Protected Areas in Costa Rica.  Georgia, United States of America.  2012
  • "Measuring the impacts of environmental policies on the environment and the poor: protected areas and ecosystem services", Annual Meeting.  LaFortuna, Costa Rica.  2012
  • Heterogeneous Treatment Effects and Mechanisms in Information-based Environmental Policies: evidence from a large-scale field experiment.  Toulouse, France.  2012
  • Panel Data Designs and Estimators as Substitutes for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Environmental Policy: a design-replication study.  Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America.  2012
  • "The Social and Environmental Impacts of ICRAF Initiatives", Science Week.  Nairobi, Kenya.  2012
  • "Quantifying the Impact of Policies in the Environment–Poverty Nexus", World Agroforestry Centre Science Forum.  Nairobi.  2012
  • "The Causal Effects and Mechanisms of Protected Areas on Poverty", Annual Meeting.  San Jose , California.  2012
  • Can We Estimate the Effects of Environmental Policies and Programs without Randomized Field Experiments? A design-replication study using a water conservation program that targets social norms.  Turrialba, Costa Rica.  2012
  • "Designing projects to create evidence and catalyze investments to secure global environmental benefits", Experimental Project Designs.  2012
  • The Social and Environmental Effects of Protecting Areas in Costa Rica.  La Selva, Costa Rica.  2012
  • The Impact of Brazil’s Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Deforestation in the Amazon: a synthetic control design.  Turrialba, Costa Rica.  2012
  • Causal Mechanisms of Protected Areas on Poverty.  Turrialba, Costa Rica.  2012
  • "Comparing Experimental and Non-experimental Evaluation Designs Using a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment in Urban Environmental Policy ", Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.  2011
  • "Comparing Experimental and Non-experimental Evaluation Designs Using a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment in Urban Environmental Policy ", Southern Economics Association.  2011
  • "Comparing Experimental and Non-experimental Evaluation Designs Using a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment in Urban Environmental Policy ", Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Summer Conference.  2011
  • "Managing the Chesapeake Bay and its Complexity: A Study in Evaluation, Adaptive Management and Accountability ", Environmental Evaluators Network Forum.  2011
  • "Comparing Experimental and Non-experimental Evaluation Designs Using a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment in Urban Environmental Policy ", American Economic Association Annual Meeting.  2011
  • American Economic Association Annual Meeting.  2010
  • American Economic Association Annual Meeting.  2010
  • Combining Environmental and Development Goals: strategies for moving forward, Joint Panel of American Economic Association/Association of Environmental & Resource Economists.  2010
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals.  2010
  • American Economic Association Annual Meeting.  2009
  • Environmental Protection Agency Expert Panel on Evaluating Partnership Programs.  2008
  • " Globally Important Conservation Policy Questions", University of Cambridge Assessment of 100 Questions of Greatest Importance to Conservation Policy and Practice.  2008
  • World Bank Independent Evaluation Group/NORAD Evaluation Department Workshop on Evaluating REDD.  2008
  • " Corporate Environmental Behavior", American Agricultural Economics Association.  2007
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.  2007
  • Workshop on Payments for Watershed Services: building on pilot experiences to mainstream a tool for sustainable conservation and development.  2007
  • Kinship Conservation Fellows Symposium.  2006
  • " Environmental Sociology", Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting.  2006
  • Conference on Experimental Public Economics.  2005
  • NIH Fogarty International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG).  2005
  • , Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting.  2004
  • " Learning and Group Dynamics", Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting.  2004
  • National Academy of Sciences and the U. S. National Committee of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) Workshop on Human Dimensions of Biodiversity.  2003
  • Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting.  2003
  • " Experimental Analyses of Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Racial Effects on Economic Behavior", Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting.  2003
  • Workshop on International Financing of Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Countries.  2003
  • Southern Economics Association Meetings.  2002
  • Workshop on Integrated Ecosystem Management and Incentives for Biodiversity Conservation in Africa.  2002
  • AERE Workshop Assessing and Managing Environmental and Public Health Risks.  2001
  • Annual Meetings of the Southern Economics Association.  2001
  • Economic Science Association.  2000
  • Economic Science Association International Meetings.  2000
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