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The Economics of Carbon Reduction

To influence policy, research on climate change must incorporate many disciplines and bridge the divide between the natural and social sciences. I see similarities and important differences in the way that research is done in the environmental sciences and in economics. One similarity is that, like climate science, economics research on climate change has been […]

Green Evolution

East Africa’s farms feed millions, but production is likely to fall if temperatures rise and droughts become more common.

Farming on the Fringe

Urban homeowners and farmers don’t always see eye-to-eye, but along with new neighbors come opportunities.

Who Pays More?

Nothing gets a conversation started like a proposal for a new tax or a user fee. OSU economist B. Starr McMullen discovered that when she gave public presentations about vehicle mileage fees. “This is the one topic I’ve done in my career where everyone has an opinion,” says McMullen, an expert in transportation economics. In […]