Kathleen Segerson

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This paper discusses both the opportunities for and the challenges associated with integrating economics and ecology in the study of ecosystem services. We distinguish between integration in positive versus normative analysis. There is rapid growth in positive research that combines the two disciplines to provide insight and better understanding of the(More)
Keywords: Behavioral economics Temptation Self-control Time-consistent preferences Energy-efficiency gap Energy efficiency standards Pigovian taxes a b s t r a c t The economic models that prescribe Pigovian taxation as the first-best means of reducing energy-related externalities are typically based on the neoclassical model of rational consumer choice.(More)
Land use and land cover (LULC) patterns play an important role in the establishment and spread of invasive plants. Understanding LULC changes is useful for early detection and management of land-use change to reduce the spread of invasive species. The primary objective of this study is to analyze and predict LULC changes in Connecticut. LULC maps for 1996,(More)
Description: The Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads "nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation". Often referred to as the eminent domain or takings clause, economists have made significant contributions to the understanding of both the proper scope of takings and when compensation should be paid. The Economics(More)
A key step to promoting urban revitalization is the reclamation of abandoned or underutilized contaminated sites, also known as brownfields. Effective brownfield redevelopment approaches require environmental, socioeconomic and urban planning dimensions to be integrated into policies. The most common approach to incorporate such dimensions is to evaluate(More)
Copyright 2014 by Rong Zhou and Kathleen Segerson. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. Abstract: This paper considers four alternative policies for controlling harvest within a fishery: (1) individual limits without a(More)
Lax enforcement of environmental protection laws in the formerly communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe is offered as one contributing factor to the large-scale environmental degradation that these countries have experienced. This article empirically examines enforcement responses to water-damaging 4 'acci-dents' ' (for example, an oil spill) in(More)