Journal Articles and Book Chapters by NCEE Staff

Each year, EPA’s economists publish journal articles and book chapters on topics relevant to environmental economics.  Listed below are selected journal articles and book chapters authored by staff from EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE). In the citations below, names in bold denote authors who were on staff in NCEE at the time of publication. Contact information for current EPA staff is available in the Staff Directory.

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  • "Adjusting National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Sample Weights for Women of Childbearing Age." Jennifer Parker, Amy Branum, Daniel Axelrad, and Jonathan Cohen in Vital and Health Statistics 2(157). May 2013:1-29.
  • "Adventures in Modeling Good and Bad Outputs: A 30 Year Retrospective." Carl Pasurka in Proceedings of the National Marine Fisheries Service Productivity Workshop (Santa Cruz, CA June 11-12, 2012) , Edited By: Aaron Mamula and John Walden, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA-TM-NMFS-SWFSC-503). 2013.
  • "Do Environmental Regulations Disproportionately Affect Small Business? Evidence from the Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Survey." Carl Pasurka, Randy Becker, and Ron Shadbegian in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 66, No. 3, (November 2013), 523-538.
  • "Do the Job Effects of Regulation Differ with the Competitive Environment?" Ron Shadbegian and Wayne Gray in Jobs and Regulation, (Cary Coglianese, Adam Finkel & Chris Carrigan, Eds.) University of Pennsylvania Press (Summer 2013).
  • "The Energy-Efficiency Gap," Ann Wolverton and Heather Klemick in The Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics. Ed. J. Shogren, Elsevier Academic Press.
  • "Estimating the Social Cost of Carbon for Use in U.S. Federal Rulemakings: A Summary." Michael Greenstone, Elizabeth Kopits, and Ann Wolverton in Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. 2013: 23-46.
  • "Improving the assessment and valuation of climate change impacts for policy and regulatory analysis." Elizabeth Kopits, Alex L. Marten & Robert E. Kopp & Kate C. Shouse & Charles W. Griffiths & Elke L. Hodson & Bryan K. Mignone & Chris Moore & Steve C. Newbold & Stephanie Waldhoff & Ann Wolverton in Climatic Change 117: 433-438, 2013.
  • "Incorporating “Catastrophic” Climate Change” into Policy Analysis." Elizabeth KopitsAlex Marten, and Ann Wolverton in Climate Policy. 2013.
  • "Joint Production of Good and Bad Outputs with a Network Application." Carl Pasurka, Rolf Färe, and Shawna Grosskopf in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economic, Vol. 2 (Resources), pp. 109-118, edited by Jason Shogren, Elsevier Academic Press. 2013. 
  • "Optimal border policies for invasive species under asymmetric information." L. Fernandez and Glenn SheriffEnvironmental and Resource Economics. 56(2013):27-45.
  • "On Nonparametric Estimation: with Focus on Agriculture." Carl Pasurka. with Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, and Carlos Martin-Filho in Annual Review of Resource Economics, Volume 5, pp. 93-110.
  • "A Rapid Assessment Model for Understanding the Social Cost of Carbon." Steve NewboldCharles W. GriffithsChris MooreElizabeth Kopits, and Ann Wolverton in Climate Change Economics. 2013.
  • "Spatial Hedonic Valuation of a Multi-use Urban Wetland in Southern California." Frey, Elaine, Marissa B. Palin, Patrick Walsh, and Christine R. Whitcraft in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.
  • "Temporal Resolution and DICE, Nature Climate Change." Alex MartenSteve Newbold in Nature Climate Change. 3:526-527.
  • "Towards improved socio-economic assessments of ocean acidification’s impacts." Nathalie Hilmi, Denis Allemand, Sam Dupont, Alain Safa, Gunnar Haraldsson, Paulo ALD Nunes, Chris Moore, et al. in Marine biology 160, no. 8 (2013): 1773-1787.
  • "Tradable Permits and Unrealized Gains from Trade." Carl Pasurka, Rolf Färe and Shawna Grosskopf in Energy Economics, 40, (November 2013), 416-424.
  • "Water Quality Indices and Benefit-Cost Analysis." Patrick Walsh and William Wheeler in Journal of Benefit Cost Analysis 4(1) 81-105.
  • "What Do Property Values Really Tell Us? A Hedonic Study of Pollution from Underground Storage Tanks." Dennis Guignet in Land Economics, 89(2), 211-226.


  • "Adverse Effects in Risk Assessment: Modeling polychlorinated biphenyls and thyroid hormone disruption outcomes in animals and humans." Fred Parham, Amber Wise, Daniel A. Axelrad, Kathryn Z. Guyton, Christopher Portier, Lauren Zeise, R. Thomas Zoeller, and Tracey J. Woodruff in Environmental Research, July 2012; 116:74-84.
  • "Cancer VPFs, One Size Does Not Fit All: The Benefits of Contaminated Site Cleanups in Italy." Dennis Guignet, Anna Alberini, Milan Šcasný, and Stefania Tonin in Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.
  • "Environmental Justice: Do Poor and Minority Populations Face More Hazards?" Ann Wolverton, Wayne Gray, and Ron Shadbegian in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty, Ed. Philip Jefferson, University of Oxford Press. 2012. Also available as National Center for Environmental Economics Working Paper 2010-10.
  • "Estimating the Social Cost of Non-CO2 GHG Emissions: Methane and Nitrous Oxide." Alex Marten and Steve Newbold in Energy Policy 51:957-972.
  • "An Examination of the Correlation between Race and State Hazardous and Solid Waste Taxes." Robin Jenkins and Kelly Maguire in The Political Economy of Environmental Justice (Ch.10), Ed. Spencer Banzhaf, Stanford Press, 2012.
  • "Examining the health-risk tradeoffs of mandatory bicycle helmet laws." Steve Newbold in Risk Analysis 32(5):791-798, 2012.
  • "A Hedonic Analysis of the Impact of LUST Sites on House Prices." Dennis Guignet and Jeffrey Zabel in Resource and Energy Economics.
  • "The impacts of pollution and exposure pathways on home values: A stated preference analysis." Dennis Guignet in Ecological Economics, 82, 53-63 (2012).
  • "Improving the assessment and valuation of climate change impacts for policy and regulatory analysis." Alex Marten, Kopp RE, Shouse KC, Charles W. Griffiths, Hodson EL, Elizabeth Kopits, Mignone BK, Chris MooreSteve Newbold, Waldhoff S, and Ann Wolverton in Climatic Change. 2012. DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0608-0. 
  • "Lot Size, Zoning, and Suburban Housing Density." Elizabeth Kopits, Virginia McConnell, and Daniel Miles in Housing Policy Debate, 22(2), 2012.
  • "Optimal mechanisms for heterogeneous multi-cell aquifers." Stergios Athanassoglou, Glenn Sheriff, Tobias Siegfried, and Wonghee Tim Hu in Environmental and Resource Economics. 52(2): 265-291, 2012.
  • "Potential biodiversity benefits from international programs to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation." Steve Newbold, J. Siikamaki. Ambio in A Journal of the Human Environment 41(1) Supplement 1:78-89, 2012.
  • "The Role of Demographic and Cost-Related Factors in Determining Where Plants Locate - A Tale of Two Texas Cities." Ann Wolverton in The Political Economy of Environmental Justice. S. Banzhaf, Ed., Stanford University Press, Chapter 8, 2012.
  • "The Social Cost of Carbon: Valuing Carbon Reductions in Policy Analysis." Ann Wolverton, Elizabeth Kopits, Charles W. Griffiths, Alex Marten, Chris Moore, and Steve Newbold in A Guide for Policymakers, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
  • "Spatial Patterns in Regulatory Enforcement: Local Tests of Environmental Justice." Ron Shadbegian and Wayne Gray in Environmental Justice. Ed. H. Spencer Banzhaf, Stanford University Press. 2012. Also available as U.S. E.P.A. National Center for Environmental Economics Working Paper 2009-02.
  • "Upstream Adverse Effects in Risk Assessment: A model of polychlorinated biphenyls, thyroid hormone disruption and neurological outcomes in humans." Amber Wise, Fred Parham, Daniel Axelrad, Kathryn Z. Guyton, Christopher Portier, Lauren Zeise, R. Thomas Zoeller, and Tracey J. Woodruff. Environmental Research, August 2012; 117:90-99.
  • "U.S. Emergency Response and Removal: Superfund's Overlooked Cleanup Program." Robin Jenkins, Elizabeth Kopits, Heather Klemick, and Alex Marten. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 6(2).
  • "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Valuation of Surface Water Quality Improvements." Charles W. Griffiths, Heather Klemick, Matt Massey, Chris Moore, Steve Newbold, David Simpson, Patrick Walsh, and William Wheeler. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Vol 6 (1):130-146, 2012.
  • "Using Ecosystem Services to Inform Decisions on U.S. Air Quality Standards." Anne Rea, Christine Davis, Brian Heninger, David A. Evans and George Van Houtven in Environmental Science & Technology. 2012.