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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Webinar: The Economics of Water Pollution Control: The Case of Harmful Algal Blooms

Sep 30, 2014, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This webinar will examine the economics of water pollution control through the lens of harmful algal blooms. In particular, the webinar will provide the following:

  • A discussion of the economic dangers of harmful algal blooms.
  • An evaluation of traditional conservation practices in the Maumee River Basin.
  • An overview of economic instruments to control algal blooms, such as taxes, water quality trading, and phosphorus limits. 


  • Frank Lupi, Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Michigan State University
  • James Shortle, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics, Pennsylvania State University
  • Brent Sohngen, Professor of Environmental Economics, The Ohio State University
  • Anne Baird, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University

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Ohio State’s Environmental Policy Initiative is directed by Dr. Brent Sohngen, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE).

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