Ferraro, Paul

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor  
Dept Of Environmental Health And Eng

Ames Hall Rm 309
3400 N Charles St
(410) 516-5127
pferrar5@jhu.edu

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Paul Ferraro

Paul Ferraro appointed Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

October 21, 2015

Paul Ferraro has been appointed as Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, with appointments in both WSE’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering and in the Carey Business School. Ferraro, who previously was a professor of economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, investigates behavioral economics and the design and evaluation of […]

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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
  • 2017:  Behavioral Science and Policy Association Leadership Council
  • 2016:  Ideas42, Behavioral Science Lab, Affiliate
  • 2016:  Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow
  • 2016:  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
Presentations
  • "Perspectives on Divestment", Public Forum and Panel on Divestment from Fossil Fuels.  MD.  2017
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology Adoption for Water Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation: engineers vs behavioral scientists", SESYNC Seminar Series.  2017
  • "Environmental Consequences of Poverty Alleviation Programs:Evidence from Conditional Cash Transfers Program in Indonesia", Earth and Planetary Sciences.  Baltimore, MD.  2017
  • "Developing Evidence-Based Ecosystem Service Policy Using Behavioral Science and Experimental Design", Workshop on Performance Measurement in Environmental Compliance and Enforcement.  2017
  • "Evidence-Based Programs to Improve Compliance: testing ideas with experimental project designs", Workshop on Evaluating Innovative Approaches to Foster Environmental Compliance.  2017
  • "Developing Evidence-Based Ecosystem Service Policy Using Behavioral Science and Experimental Design", ACES 2016: A Community on Ecosystem Services.  Jacksonville, Florida.  2016
  • "Human Behavior, Energy & the Environment: Insights from the behavioral sciences and large-scale randomized controlled trials with utilities", Energy Systems and Policy Seminar.  Baltimore, MD.  2016
  • "Human Behavior, Energy & the Environment: Insights from programs implemented within experimental designs", Princeton E-Affiliates, Energy, Behavior and Climate Change.  2016
  • "Solving social and environmental problems: You’re going to have to do the math", "Math for Artists": Baltimore School of the Arts.  2016
  • "Causal Inference and Environmental Protection Through Resource-Conserving Technologies", IGERT: Water, Climate, and Health.  Baltimore, MD.  2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology: Climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies", NCEE.  2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology Adoption for Water Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation: engineers vs behavioral scientists", Advances with Field Experiments.  2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology Adoption for Water Conservation and Climate Change Adaptation: engineers vs behavioral scientists", AERE Summer Conference.  2016
  • "Businesses, Bureaucracies and Environmental Behaviors ", Behavioral Exchange 2016.  Harvard University.  2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology: Climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies", RFF Seminar Series .  2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology: Climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies", Department of Economics Seminar Series.  2016
  • "Environmental Problems are Human Problems: insights from the behavioral sciences", The Charles Jenner Memorial Lectureship.  NC.  2016
  • "The Micro-Behavioral Economics of Technology: Climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies", Department of Economics Seminar Series.  United Kingdom.  2016
  • "Evidence-based Environmental Programs", Board of Directors Meeting.  2016
  • "Social Comparisons and Energy Conservation", Institute Seminar in Political Economy.  Baltimore, MD.  2016
  • "An RCT of RCTs: climate change adaptation through resource conserving technologies (RCTs)", Annual Meeting.  San Francisco, CA.  2016
  • "The Impacts of Protected Areas on Ecosystem Services and Poverty: moving beyond impacts on deforestation", The effectiveness of protected areas in Amazon conservation.  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
  • "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, MT.  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", World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists.  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, DC.  2013
  • "Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in the Evaluation of Social Programs?", Purdue University.  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, DC.  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
  • "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
  • "Can Panel Data Designs and Estimators Substitute for Randomized Controlled Trials in Program Impact Evaluations? ", Applied Economics Seminar.  Corvallis, OR.  January 11, 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
  • "What works and how? Impact evaluations to catalyze conservation policy and practice", Consultative Group on Biological Diversity.  San Francisco, California.  January 08, 2013
  • "Using non-pecuniary strategies to influence behavior: evidence from a large-scale field experiment", Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD.  2012
  • "The Social and Environmental Effects of Protected Areas in Costa Rica", Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia.  GA.  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", Behavioral Environmental Economics.  Toulouse, France.  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.  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 , CA.  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

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Ferraro, P., Wichman, C. (2017).  A Cautionary Tale on Using Panel Data Estimators to Measure Program Impacts.  Economic Letters .  151.  82-90.
  • Wallander, S., Ferraro, P., Higgins, N. (2017).  Addressing Participant Inattention in Federal Programs: A Field Experiment with the Conservation Reserve Program.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics.  99(4).  914-931.
  • Yoeli, E., Budescu, D. V., Carrico, A. R., Delmas, M. A., DeShazo, j. R., Ferraro, P., Forster, H. A., Kunreuther, H., Larrick, R. P., Lubell, M., Markowitz, E. M., Tonn, T., Vandenbergh., Weber, E. (2017).  Behavioral Science Tools for Energy and Environmental Policy.  Behavioral Science and Policy .  3(1).  69-79.
  • Ferraro, P., Miranda, J. J. (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.
  • Law, E. A., Ferraro, P., Arcese, P., Bryan, B. A., Davis, K., Gordon, A., Holden, M. H., Iacona, G., Marcos, R., Martinez., McAlpine, C., Rhodes, J., Sze, J. S., Wilson, K. A. (2017).  Projecting the performance of conservation interventions .  Biological Conservation.  215.  142-151.
  • Byerly, H., Balmford, A., Ferraro, P., Hammond, W., Palchak, E., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T., Schwartz, A., Fisher, B. (2017).  Nudging Pro-environmental Behavior: Evidence and opportunities.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
  • 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., Wichman, C. (2017).  A Cautionary Tale on Using Panel Data Estimators to Measure Program Impacts.  Economic Letters.  (151).  82-90.
  • Ferraro, P. (2017).  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., Miranda, J. J. (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.
  • Börner, J., Baylis, K., Corbera, E., Essine-de-Blas, D., Ferraro, P., Honey-Rosés, J., Lapeyre, R., Persson, M., Wunder, S. (2016).  Emerging Evidence on the Effectiveness of Tropical Forest Conservation.  PLoS One.
  • Rasolofoson, R., Ferraro, P., Ruta, G., Rasamoelina, M., Jones, J., Larsen, H. (2016).  Impacts of Community Forest Management on Human Economic Well-being in Madagascar.  Conservation Letters.
  • McConnatchie, M., Romero, C., Ferraro, P., van Wilgen, B. (2016).  Improving Credibility and Transparency of Conservation Impact Evaluations through the Partial Identification Approach.  Conservation Biology .  30.  371-381.
  • Baylis, K., Honey-Rosés, J., Borner, J., Corbera, E., Ferraro, P., Pfaff, A., Davies, P., de Blas, D., Lapeyre, R., Pagiola, S., Persson, M., Wunder, S. (2016).  Mainstreaming Impact Evaluation in Nature Conservation.  Conservation Biology .  9.  58-64.
  • Ferraro, P., McConnatchie, M., van Wilgen, B., Forsyth, A. T., Richardson, D. M., Gaertner, M., Cowling, R. M. (2016).  Using Counterfactuals to Evaluate the Cost-effectiveness of Controlling Biological Invasions.  Ecological Applications .
  • 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, A. T., Richardson, D. M., Gaertner, M., Cowling, R. M. (2016).   Using Counterfactuals to Evaluate the Cost-effectiveness of Controlling Biological Invasions.  Ecological Applications .  (26).  475-483.
  • Ferraro, P. (2015).   Improving Credibility and Transparency of Conservation Impact Evaluations through the Partial Identification Approach.  Conservation Biology.  30.  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., 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. (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., 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.
  • 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., 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 Journal.  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.  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., 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. (2009).  Counterfactual Thinking and Impact Evaluation in Environmental Policy.  New Directions for Evaluation .  122.  75-84.
  • 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. .  B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy.  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.  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.  Elsevier Science.  299.  1981-1982.
  • Ferraro, P., Kiss, A. (2002).  Direct Payments for Biodiversity Conservation.  Elsevier 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. (2017).  Are payments for ecosystem services benefiting the ecosystems and people? .  Effective Conservation Science: Data not Dogma.  Oxford University Press.
  • 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).  Are payments for ecosystem services benefiting the ecosystems and people?.  Effective Conservation Science: Data not Dogma.  Oxford University Press.
  • 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., 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 Publishing Company.  151-177.
  • 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 2.  John Wiley & Sons.
  • 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 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, R. G. (2007).   Experimental approaches to understanding inter-cultural conflict over resources.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  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.  The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience 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. (2017).  Start Preparing for the Next Hurricane Harvey.  Bloomberg View.
  • Ferraro, P., Miranda, J. J. (2017).  Can behavioral change support water conservation? Examples from the US, Colombia and Costa Rica.  World Bank Blog Series Small changes, big impacts: applying #behavioralscience into development.  World Bank .
  • Ferraro, P. (2017).  America isn’t that Divided on the Environment.  Bloomberg View.
  • Ferraro, P. (2016).  The Free Market Case for Climate Science.  Bloomberg View.
  • Ferraro, P. (2016).  When conservation efforts end up using more water.  Bloomberg View.
  • 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.
  • 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).  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.
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).
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