Jason F. Shogren

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Numbers of non-indigenous species--species introduced from elsewhere - are increasing rapidly worldwide, causing both environmental and economic damage. Rigorous quantitative risk-analysis frameworks, however, for invasive species are lacking. We need to evaluate the risks posed by invasive species and quantify the relative merits of different management(More)
Course Description: Environmental issues are becoming increasingly central in our lives. As the world population and its associated consumption grows, there are more and more people taking natural resources such as fossil fuels, minerals, timber, and fishes from the environment. At the same time, they are adding to the environment wastes such as air and(More)
Scarce natural resources and our choices to protect or develop them make ecological and economic systems jointly determined—human choices affect nature; nature affects human choices. This essay considers whether a dynamic model that integrates details of an economic system and an ecosystem with explicit feedback links between them yields significantly(More)
Policy makers face two countervailing incentives in invasive species management—the Pull-incentive to move quickly and the Push-incentive to wait-and-see before making irreversible investments. Real options theory is used to help understand this fundamental trade-off both in design and application. In designing policies, real options theory shows how the(More)
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