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Shadbegian, Ron

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Current Research Interests:
Compliance/abatement costs
Environmental justice
Emission trading
E-mail:
shadbegian.ron@epa.gov
Job Title:
Economist
Division/Office:
Benefits Assessment and Methods Development Division
Joined Program:
2001
Education:
Ph.D. Clark University, 1991
Selected Publications:
“Evaluating Environmental Justice: Analytic Lessons from the Academic Literature and in Practice” (with Ann Wolverton) in A False Promise of Justice: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Equity edited by David M. Konisky, MIT Press (Forthcoming).

“The Effect of Environmental Regulation on Power Sector Employment: Phase I of the Title IV SO2 Trading Program” (with Ann Ferris and Ann Wolverton). Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 1, 2014, 521-553.

“Ex Ante and Ex Post Cost Estimates of the Cluster Rule and MACT II Rule” (with Cynthia Morgan and Carl Pasurka). Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis: 5, 2014, 195-224.

“Do EPA Regulations Affect Labor Demand? Evidence from the Pulp and Paper Industry” (with Wayne Gray, Chunbei Wang, and Merve Meral). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management: 68, 2014, 188-202.

“Do the Job Effects of Regulation Differ with the Competitive Environment?” (with Wayne Gray) in Jobs and Regulation edited by Cary Coglianese, Adam Finkel & Chris Carrigan, University of Pennsylvania Press (Summer 2013).

“Environmental Regulatory Rigidity and Employment in the Electric Power Sector” (with Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, and Carl Pasurka) in Jobs and Regulation edited by Cary Coglianese, Adam Finkel & Chris Carrigan, University of Pennsylvania Press (Summer 2013).


“Spatial Patterns in Regulatory Enforcement: Local Tests of Environmental Justice” (with Wayne Gray) in Environmental Justice edited by H. Spencer Banzhaf, Stanford University Press (Summer 2012). Also available as U. S. E.P.A. National Center for Environmental Economics Working Paper no. 2009-02.

"Do Environmental Regulations Disproportionately Affect Small Businesses? Evidence from the Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Survey" (with Randy Becker and Carl Pasurka). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management: 66, 2013, 523-538.

“Environmental Justice: Do Poor and Minority Populations Face More Hazards?” (with Wayne Gray and Ann Wolverton) in Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty, Philip Jefferson, Ed. University of Oxford Press, Summer 2012. Currently available as National Center for Environmental Economics Working Paper 2010-10.

“Location Decisions of U.S. Polluting Plants: Theory, Empirical Evidence, and Consequences” with Ann Wolverton. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 4,2010, 1-49.

“Environmental Products Manufacturing: A Look Inside the Green Industry” (with Randy A. Becker), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 9: Issue 1 (Topics), 2009.

“The Environmental Performance of Polluting Plants: A Spatial Analysis,” (with Wayne Gray). Journal of Regional Science (vol. 47, 2007, 63-84).

Assessing Multi-Dimensional Performance: Environmental and Economic Outcomes” (with Wayne Gray). Journal of Productivity Analysis 26, 2006, 213-234.

"Benefits and Costs from Sulfur Dioxide Trading: A Distributional Analysis,” (with Wayne Gray and Cynthia Morgan) in Acid in the Environment: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects (ed.s Gerald Visgilio and Diana Whitelaw), Springer Science+Media, Inc (2006).

“A Change of PACE: A Comparison of the 1994 and 1999 Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Survey,” co-authored with Randy A. Becker. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 30 (2005): 63-95.

“Did Proposition 2 ½ Affect Local Public Education in Massachusetts?: Evidence from Panel Data,” co-authored with Robert Jones. Global Business and Economic Review , 7 (2005): 363-380.

"When and Why do Plants Comply? Paper Mills in the 1980s?” (with Wayne Gray). Law and Policy27 (2005): 238-261.

Pollution Abatement Expenditures and Plant-Level Productivity: A Production Function Approach”: (with Wayne Gray). Ecological Economics, 54 (2005) 196-208.

“What Determines the Environmental Performance of Paper Mills? The Roles of Abatement Spending, Regulation, and Efficiency”: Co-authored with Wayne Gray. Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy 3 (2003): http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/topics/vol3/iss1/art15

“Optimal Pollution Abatement – Whose Benefits Matter and How Much,” (with Wayne Gray). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 47 (May 2004): 510-534.

"Plant Vintage, Technology, and Environmental Regulation"(with Wayne Gray), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 46 (November 2003): 384-402.

"Did the Property Tax Revolt Affect Local Public Education: Evidence from Panel Data,” Public Finance Review, 31(1) (2003): 91-120.

"When Do Firms Shift Production Across States to Avoid Environmental Regulation?” (with Wayne Gray). NBER Working Paper no. 8705, Center for Economic Studies (CES) Working Paper no. 01-18, and NCEE Working Paper # 2002-02.

"Do Children Create an Externality in the Provision of Public Education?" (with A.F. Ott) Public Finance Review, 29(3) (2001): 233-252.

"Environmental Regulation, Investment Timing, and Technology Choice" (with W.B. Gray), Journal of Industrial Economics 46 (June 1998): 235-56. [Also available in The Economic Costs and Consequences of Environmental Regulation, W.B. Gray, ed., Ashgate Publications, 2001].

"Pollution Abatement Costs, Regulation, and Plant-Level Productivity" (with W.B. Gray), in The Economic Costs and Consequences of Environmental Regulation, W.B. Gray, ed., Ashgate Publications, 2001.

"How Costly is Environmental Regulation? Evidence from U.S. Manufacturing," Our Natural Environment: Concepts & Solutions, Proceedings of the 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment (Kevin Hickey and Demetrius Kantarelis, eds.) (Fall 1996): 279-286.

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