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
Experience
  • 2017 - Present:  Director, Environmental Program Innovations Collaborative (EPIC)
  • 2015 - Present:  Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2015 - Present:  Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2015 - Present:  PROFESSOR, Carey Business School
  • 2014 - Present:  Co-Director, USDA Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (C-BEAR)
  • 2014 - Present:  Professor, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
  • 2012:  Discussant, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • 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
  • 2018:  United States Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellow
  • 2017:  Behavioral Science and Policy Association Leadership Council
  • 2016:  Bellagio Fellow
  • 2016:  Ideas42, Behavioral Science Lab, Affiliate
  • 2016:  Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow
  • 2015:  Humanitas Visiting Professorship in Sustainability Studies
  • 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
  • Law, E, Ferraro P, Arcese, P, Bryan, B, Davis, K, Gordon, A, Holden, M, Iacona, G, Marcos Martinez, R, McAlpine, C, Rhodes, J, Sze, J, Wilson, K (2017).  Projecting the Performance of Conservation Interventions..  Biological Conservation.  215.  142-151.
  • Ferraro P, Wallander S, Higgins N (2017).  Addressing Participant Inattention in Federal Programs: A Field Experiment with the Conservation Reserve Program.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • Ferraro P, Miranda JJ (2017).  Panel Data Designs and Estimators as Substitutes for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Public Programs.  Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.  4.  281-317.
  • Ferraro P, Wichman C (2017).  A Cautionary Tale on Using Panel Data Estimators to Measure Program Impacts.  Economic Letters.  (151).  82-90.
  • Yoeli E, Ferraro P (2017).  Behavioral Science Tools for Energy and Environmental Policy.  Behavioral Science and Policy.
  • Ferraro P, Borner J, Baylis K, Corbera E, Essine-de-Blas D, Honey-Roses J, Lapeyre R, Persson M, Wunder S (2016).  Emerging Evidence on the Effectiveness of Tropical Forest Conservation.  PLoS One.
  • Ferraro P, Rasolofoson R, Ruta G, Rasamoelina M, Jones J, Larsen H (2016).  Impacts of Community Forest Management on Human Economic Well-being in Madagascar.  Conservation Letters.
  • Ferraro P, McConnatchie M, Van Wilgen B, Forsyth AT, Richardson DM, Gaertner M, Cowling RM (2016).  Using Counterfactuals to Evaluate the Cost-effectiveness of Controlling Biological Invasions.  Ecological Applications.  (26).  475-483.
  • Ferraro P, Wichman C (2015).  Partial Identification Improves the Transparency and Credibility of Conservation Impact.  Conservation Biology.
  • 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, Pressey RL (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, 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).  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 (2015).  Do Payments Pay Off? Evidence from Participation in Costa Rica's PES Program.  PLOS ONE.  10(7).
  • Ferraro P, Wilgen Bv, 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, Baylis K, Honey-Roses J, Borner J, Corbera E, Pfaff A, Davies P, de Blas D, Lapeyre R, Pagiola S, Persson M, Wunder S (2015).  Mainstreaming Impact Evaluation in Nature Conservation.  Conservation Biology.  (9).  58-64.
  • 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 MM, van Wilgen BW, Richardson DM (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 (2014).  Working Together: A Call for Inclusive Conservation.  Nature.  515.  27-28.
  • Ferraro P, Hanauer MM (2014).  Advances in Measuring the Environmental and Social Impacts of Environmental Programs.  Annual Review of Environment and Resources.  39.  495-517.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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, 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.
  • Bolsen TW, Ferraro P, Miranda JJ (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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Miranda JJ (2013).  Heterogeneous treatment effects and mechanisms in information-based environmental policies: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment.  Environmental and Resource Economics.
  • 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, 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, Lawlor K, Mullan K, Pattanayak SK (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, Pattanayak SK, Miteva D (2012).  Evaluation of Biodiversity Policy Instruments: What works and what doesn't.  Oxford Review of Economic Policy.  28(6).
  • 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, 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, 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, Price M, Montero M (2011).  Persistence of Treatment Effects with Norm-based Policy Instruments: evidence from a randomized environmental policy experiment.  American Economic Journal.  101(3).  318-322.
  • Ferraro P (2011).  The Future of Payments for Environmental Services.  Conservation Biology.  25.  1134-1138.
  • 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, Sims KE, 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, 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).  País que preserva o verde enriquece.  Revista Galileu.
  • Ferraro P, Banzhaf HS (2010).  Taxing the other smoke: pollution.  Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • Ferraro P, Vossler C (2010).  The Source and Significance of Confusion in Public Goods Experiments..  B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.  10(1).
  • Ferraro P, Wunder S, Pattanayak SK (2010).  Show Me the Money: do payments supply ecosystem services in developing countries?.  Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.  4(2).  254-274.
  • Banzhaf HS, Ferraro P (2010).  Tax the other Smoke: Raise the Gas Tax.  Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • Ferraro P (2010).  Know Thyself: competence and self-awareness.  Atlantic Economic Journal.  38(2).  183-196.
  • Ferraro P, Holland MB, Healy A, Sims KE, Andam K (2010).  Protected Areas Reduced Poverty in Costa Rica and Thailand..  National Academy of Sciences.  107(22).  9996-10001.
  • Ferraro P, Sutherland WJ, Adams WM, Aronson RB, Aveling R, Blackburn TM, Broad S, Ceballos G, Cote IM, Cowling RM, Fonseca Gd, Dinerstein E, Fleishman E, Gascon C, Hunter M, Hutton J, Kareiva P, Kuria A, Macdonald DW, MacKinnon K, Madgwick FJ, Mascia M... (2009).  One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity..  Conservation Biology.  23(3).  557-567.
  • 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 (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 (2009).  Regional Review of Payments for Watershed Services: Sub-Saharan Africa..  Journal of Sustainable Forestry.  28(3).  525-550.
  • Ferraro P, Andam KS, Pfaff A, Robalino J, Sanchez-Azofeifa GA (2009).  Park Location Affects Forest Protection: land characteristics cause differences in park impacts across Costa Rica..  B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.  9(2).  Article 5.
  • Ferraro P, Pattanayak SK, Sills EO, 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, Leimona B, Jack BK (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 (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 EO, Pattanayak SK (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 KS, Pfaff A, Sanchez-Azofeifa GA, 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, Asquith N, Wunder S (2008).  Payments for watershed services: the Bellagio Conversations.  Fundación Natura Bolivia.
  • 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, Cummings RG (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, Uchida T (2007).  Voluntary Development of Environmental Management Systems: Motivations and regulatory implications.  Journal of Regulatory Economics.  32.  37-65.
  • 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, Pattanayak SK (2006).  Money for Nothing? A call for empirical evaluation of biodiversity conservation investments.  PLoS Biology.  4(4).  482-488.
  • Ferraro P, Sills EO, Pattanayak S, Algers K (2006).  Abordagens Análiticas na Avaliação de Impactos Reais de Programas de Conservação.  Megadiversidade.  2(1-2).  39-49.
  • Ferraro P (2006).  Response to Comment by Peter C.H. Pritchard.  Marine Turtle Newsletter.
  • 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, Conrad JM, 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 RD (2005).  Cost-Effective Conservation When Eco-entrepreneurs have Market Power.  Environment and Development Economics.  10(5).  651-663.
  • Ferraro P, Taylor LO (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 (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 (2005).  Corruption and Conservation: the need for empirical analyses.  Oryx - The International Journal of Conservation.  39.  257-259.
  • Ferraro P, Simpson RD (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).  Will Direct Payments Help Biodiversity? Response.  Elsevier Science.  299.  1981-1982.
  • 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, Kiss A (2003).  Direct payments for biodiversity conservation.  Himalayan Journal of Sciences.  1(2).
  • Ferraro P, Rondeau D, Poe GL (2003).  Detecting Other-regarding Behavior with Virtual Players.  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.  51(1).  99-109.
  • 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, 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 (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, Simpson RD (2002).  The Cost-effectiveness of Conservation Performance Payments.  Land Economics.  78(3).  339-353.
  • Ferraro P, Kiss A (2002).  Direct Payments for Biodiversity Conservation.  Elsevier Science.  298.  1718-1719.
  • 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 PJ (1994).  Introduction to Ecological Economics.  Society and Natural Resources.  7.  196-198.
Book Chapters
  • Ferraro P, Bernedo M (2016).  Behavioral Economics and Climate Change Adaptation: insights from experimental economics on the role of risk and time preferences.  The WSPC References of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change: Experimental Economics.  World Scientific.  4.  151-177.
  • 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 CB, Bulte EH, Wunder S (2013).  Economic instruments for nature conversion.  Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2.  John Wiley & Sons.
  • Ferraro P, Vossler CA, Cotten S (2008).  Can Public Goods Experiments Inform Policy? Interpreting results in the presence of confused subjects.  Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods.  Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.  194-211.
  • Ferraro P (2008).  Protected areas and human well-being.  Economics and Conservation in the Tropics: A strategic dialogue.  Conservation Strategy Fund.
  • Ferraro P, Cummings RG (2007).  Experimental approaches to understanding inter-cultural conflict over resources.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  137-160.
  • 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, Albers HJ (2006).  Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Countries.  Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: new policy options.  Oxford University Press.
  • Ferraro P, Simpson RD (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, Nyhus PJ, Osofsky SA, 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 DR, Barrett CB (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.  The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International .
  • Ferraro P, Kramer RA (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.
  • Ferraro P (2016).  Are payments for ecosystem services benefiting the ecosystems and people?.  Effective Conservation Science: Data not Dogma.  Oxford University Press.
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 Global Environment Facility.
Conference Proceedings
  • Ferraro P (2004).  Direct payments to protect endangered ecosystems and experimental methods to estimate payment costs.  Biannual Workshop of the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia.  (21).
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology Adoption for Water Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation: engineers vs behavioral scientists", SESYNC Seminar Series.  April 1, 2017
  • "Perspectives on Divestment", Public Forum and Panel on Divestment from Fossil Fuels.  MD.  April 1, 2017
  • "Environmental Consequences of Poverty Alleviation Programs:Evidence from Conditional Cash Transfers Program in Indonesia", Earth and Planetary Sciences.  March 1, 2017
  • "Developing Evidence-Based Ecosystem Service Policy Using Behavioral Science and Experimental Design", Workshop on Performance Measurement in Environmental Compliance and Enforcement.  February 1, 2017
  • "Evidence-Based Programs to Improve Compliance: testing ideas with experimental project designs", Workshop on Evaluating Innovative Approaches to Foster Environmental Compliance.  January 1, 2017
  • "Developing Evidence-Based Ecosystem Service Policy Using Behavioral Science and Experimental Design", ACES 2016: A Community on Ecosystem Services.  Jacksonville, Florida.  December 1, 2016
  • "Human Behavior, Energy & the Environment: Insights from programs implemented within experimental designs", Princeton E-Affiliates, Energy, Behavior and Climate Change.  November 1, 2016
  • "Human Behavior, Energy & the Environment: Insights from the behavioral sciences and large-scale randomized controlled trials with utilities", Energy Systems and Policy Seminar.  MD.  November 1, 2016
  • "Causal Inference and Environmental Protection Through Resource-Conserving Technologies", IGERT: Water, Climate, and Health.  Baltimore, MD.  October 1, 2016
  • "Solving social and environmental problems: You're going to have to do the math", "Math for Artists": Baltimore School of the Arts.  October 1, 2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology: Climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies", NCEE.  September 1, 2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology Adoption for Water Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation: engineers vs behavioral scientists", AERE Summer Conference.  June 1, 2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology Adoption for Water Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation: engineers vs behavioral scientists", Advances with Field Experiments.  June 1, 2016
  • "Businesses, Bureaucracies and Environmental Behaviors", Behavioral Exchange 2016.  Harvard University.  June 1, 2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology: Climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies", RFF Seminar Series.  May 1, 2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology: Climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies", Department of Economics Seminar Series.  April 1, 2016
  • "Environmental Problems are Human Problems: insights from the behavioral sciences", The Charles Jenner Memorial Lectureship.  NC.  April 1, 2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology: Climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies", Department of Economics Seminar Series.  United Kingdom.  March 1, 2016
  • "Evidence-based Environmental Programs", Board of Directors Meeting.  February 1, 2016
  • "Social Comparisons and Energy Conservation", Institute Seminar in Political Economy.  Baltimore, MD.  February 1, 2016
  • "The Impacts of Protected Areas on Ecosystem Services and Poverty: moving beyond impacts on deforestation", The effectiveness of protected areas in Amazon conservation.  January 1, 2016
  • "An RCT of RCTs: climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies (RCTs)", Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.  January 1, 2016
  • "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
  • "Nature & Prosperity: the evidence we still need & the right questions to ask", 44th Australian Conference of Economists.  Brisbane, Australia.  July 6, 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", 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
  • "Powering Policy with Behavioral Interventions: Partnering with Governments to Improve Environmental Performance using Randomized Controlled Trials", World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists.  Istanbul, Turkey.  July 2, 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
  • "Estimating the impacts of conservation on ecosystem services by integrating ecosystem service modeling and impact evaluation", North American Congress for Conservation Biology.  Missoula, MT.  July 1, 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, DC.  December 1, 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
  • "Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Social Programs?", Purdue University.  November 1, 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 Substitute 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
  • "Addressing complexities in impact evaluations of environmental programs: big scales, nonlinearities, spatial spillovers, persistence and navigation in a litigious environment", American Evaluation Association.  Washington, DC.  October 1, 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?", Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  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.  TN.  July 15, 2013
  • "The social and environmental impacts of USAID's SCAPES initiative", 2013 SCAPES Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD.  March 19, 2013
  • "Panel Data Designs and Estimators as Substitutes for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Environmental Policy: a design-replication study", Oregon State University.  Corvallis, OR.  January 11, 2013
  • "Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in Program Impact Evaluations?", Applied Economics Seminar.  Corvallis, OR.  January 11, 2013
  • "What works and how? Impact evaluations to catalyze conservation policy and practice", Consultative Group on Biological Diversity.  San Francisco, California.  January 8, 2013
  • "Using non-pecuniary strategies to influence behavior: evidence from a large-scale field experiment", Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD.  November 1, 2012
  • "The Social and Environmental Effects of Protected Areas in Costa Rica", Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia.  GA.  November 1, 2012
  • "Measuring the impacts of environmental policies on the environment and the poor: protected areas and ecosystem services", Annual Meeting.  LaFortuna, Costa Rica.  October 1, 2012
  • "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 1, 2012
  • "Heterogeneous Treatment Effects and Mechanisms in Information-based Environmental Policies: evidence from a large-scale field experiment", Behavioral Environmental Economics.  Toulouse, France.  October 1, 2012
  • "Quantifying the Impact of Policies in the Environment-Poverty Nexus", World Agroforestry Centre Science Forum.  Nairobi.  September 1, 2012
  • "The Social and Environmental Impacts of ICRAF Initiatives", Science Week.  Nairobi, Kenya.  September 1, 2012
  • "The Causal Effects and Mechanisms of Protected Areas on Poverty", Annual Meeting.  San Jose , CA.  July 1, 2012
  • "The Social and Environmental Effects of Protecting Areas in Costa Rica".  La Selva, Costa Rica.  May 1, 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.  May 1, 2012
  • "Designing projects to create evidence and catalyze investments to secure global environmental benefits", Experimental Project Designs.  May 1, 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.  March 1, 2012
  • "Causal Mechanisms of Protected Areas on Poverty".  Turrialba, Costa Rica.  February 1, 2012
  • "Comparing Experimental and Non-experimental Evaluation Designs Using a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment in Urban Environmental Policy", Southern Economics Association.  November 1, 2011
  • "Comparing Experimental and Non-experimental Evaluation Designs Using a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment in Urban Environmental Policy", Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.  November 1, 2011
  • "Managing the Chesapeake Bay and its Complexity: A Study in Evaluation, Adaptive Management and Accountability", Environmental Evaluators Network Forum.  June 1, 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.  June 1, 2011
  • "Comparing Experimental and Non-experimental Evaluation Designs Using a Large-Scale Randomized Experiment in Urban Environmental Policy", American Economic Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2011
  • American Economic Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2010
  • American Economic Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2010
  • Combining Environmental and Development Goals: strategies for moving forward, Joint Panel of American Economic Association/Association of Environmental & Resource Economists.  January 1, 2010
  • Georgia Association of Water Professionals.  January 1, 2010
  • American Economic Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2009
  • Environmental Protection Agency Expert Panel on Evaluating Partnership Programs.  January 1, 2008
  • World Bank Independent Evaluation Group/NORAD Evaluation Department Workshop on Evaluating REDD.  January 1, 2008
  • "Globally Important Conservation Policy Questions", University of Cambridge Assessment of 100 Questions of Greatest Importance to Conservation Policy and Practice.  January 1, 2008
  • "Corporate Environmental Behavior", American Agricultural Economics Association.  January 1, 2007
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2007
  • Workshop on Payments for Watershed Services: building on pilot experiences to mainstream a tool for sustainable conservation and development.  January 1, 2007
  • Kinship Conservation Fellows Symposium.  January 1, 2006
  • "Environmental Sociology", Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2006
  • Conference on Experimental Public Economics.  January 1, 2005
  • NIH Fogarty International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG).  January 1, 2005
  • , Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2004
  • "Learning and Group Dynamics", Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2004
  • Workshop on International Financing of Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Countries.  January 1, 2003
  • Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2003
  • National Academy of Sciences and the U. S. National Committee of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) Workshop on Human Dimensions of Biodiversity.  January 1, 2003
  • "Experimental Analyses of Inter-Ethnic and Inter-Racial Effects on Economic Behavior", Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting.  January 1, 2003
  • Workshop on Integrated Ecosystem Management and Incentives for Biodiversity Conservation in Africa.  January 1, 2002
  • Southern Economics Association Meetings.  January 1, 2002
  • Annual Meetings of the Southern Economics Association.  January 1, 2001
  • AERE Workshop Assessing and Managing Environmental and Public Health Risks.  January 1, 2001
  • Economic Science Association.  January 1, 2000
  • Economic Science Association International Meetings.  January 1, 2000
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