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Jenkins, Robin

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Current Research Interests:
Solid and hazardous waste policy analysis
Land contamination, cleanup, and reuse
Children's health valuation
Job Title:
Research and Program Support Division
Joined Program:
Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, 1991.
Previous Experience:
Gilbert White Fellow, Resources for the Future, 1996-1997.

Associate Professor of Economics, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1996-1997.

Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1991-1996.
Selected Publications:
"Prevention, Cleanup, and Reuse Benefits from the Federal UST Program" (with Dennis Guignet, Patrick J. Walsh). NCEE Working Paper Series Number 2014-05.

"An Examination of the Correlation between Race and State Hazardous and Solid Waste Taxes," (with Kelly Maguire), in The Political Economy of Environmental Justice, ed by Spencer Banzhaf, Stanford Press, Ch.10, 2012.

"U.S. Emergency Response and Removal: Superfund's Overlooked Cleanup Program" (with Heather Klemick, Elizabeth Kopits, and Alex Marten), Review Of Environmental Economics And Policy, 6 (2): 278-297, 2012.

"Challenges in Measuring the Benefits and Costs of Land Cleanup" (with Heather Klemick, Elizabeth Kopits, and Kevin Haninger), Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Newsletter, 31(2): 31-36, 2011.

CERCLA's Overlooked Cleanup Program: Emergency Response and Removal - by Jenkins, Klemick, Kopits, and Marten. NCEE Working Paper Series Number 2011- 04.

“The Evolution of Solid and Hazardous Waste Regulation in the United States” (with Elizabeth Kopits and David Simpson), Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 3(1): 104-120, 2009.

"State Hazardous and Solid Waste Taxes: Understanding Their Variability" by Jenkins and Maguire. NCEE Working Paper Series Number 2009-01.

"Measuring the Social Benefits of EPA Land Cleanup and Reuse Programs" (with Elizabeth Kopits and David Simpson), NCEE Working Paper Series Number 2006-03.

"Host Community Compensation and Municipal Solid Waste Landfills," (with Kelly Maguire and Cynthia Morgan), Land Economics, 80(4): 513-528, 2004.

"The Determinants of Household Recycling: A Material Specific Analysis of Recycling Program Features and Unit Pricing" (with Salvador A. Martinez, Karen Palmer and Michael J. Podolsky), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 45(2): 294-318, 2003.

“Valuation of Childhood Risk Reduction: The Importance of Age, Risk Preferences and Perspective” (with Chris Dockins, Nicole Owens, Nathalie Simon and Lanelle Wiggins), Risk Analysis: An International Journal, 22(2): 335-346, 2002.

“Valuing Reduced Risks to Children: The Case of Bicycle Safety Helmets” (with Nicole Owens and Lanelle Bembenek Wiggins), Contemporary Economic Policy, 19(4), 397-408, 2001.

Green Fees: How a Tax Shift Can Work for the Environment and the Economy (with Robert Repetto, et al.). World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C., 1992.

The Economics of Solid Waste Reduction: The Impact of User Fees. Edward Elgar Publishing, England, 1993.
Other Activities:
Workshop: Advancing the Theory and Methods for Understanding Employment Effects of Environmental Regulation
October 26, 2012

Workshop: Methods for Estimating the Social Benefits of EPA Land Clean Up and Reuse Programs
September 28-29, 2006

Handbook on Benefits, Costs, and Impacts of Land Cleanup and Reuse (October 2011) EPA 240-R-11-001

Children’s Health Valuation Handbook (October 2003) EPA 100-R-03-003

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