Publications

Bioeconomics is the application of capital theory to ecological and biological resources. The study of bioeconomics links natural and economic science. This linkage is fundamental to maximize the net present value of earth’s resources or manage these resources sustainably. This chapter illustrates...
Date published: June 25, 2014
Publication type: Book/book chapter
On developed coastlines, humans react to physical processes in coastal environments by stabilizing shorelines against chronic erosion and by taking measures to prevent destruction of coastal infrastructure during storms. While we are beginning to understand how physical processes affect human...
Date published: June 25, 2014
Publication type: Book/book chapter
I.M. Sheldon, "A Biography of William J. Baumol", in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia. Eds. J. Whitehead and T. Haab, ABC-CLIO, forthcoming
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Date published: July 2, 2013
Publication type: Book/book chapter
This paper investigates the relationship between civil strife and extreme climatic events through their impact on local food prices and availability while exploring the role of trade liberalization in agricultural products in mitigating social unrest in developing countries. Using the collective...
Date published: July 19, 2019
Publication type: Working paper
More than one quarter of the world’s population lives in water-scarce areas, while most countries share at least one transboundary river with at least one riparian country. Knowing that, one question comes to mind: if water-scarcity is prevalent, should we expect riparian countries to fight over...
Date published: July 19, 2019
Publication type: Working paper
We build a novel stochastic dynamic regional integrated assessment model (IAM) of the climate and economic system including a number of important climate science elements that are missing in most IAMs. These elements are spatial heat transport from the Equator to the Poles, sea level rise,...
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Date published: April 16, 2018
Publication type: Working paper
Working Paper, November 2017
Date published: November 30, 2017
Publication type: Working paper
Coastal climate adaptation unites approaches within environmental and resource economics and other disciplines. Sea-level rise, ocean warming and acidification, and increased storminess are press and pulse disturbances that threaten to alter or intensify bio-physical coastal changes. Communities...
Date published: June 14, 2016
Publication type: Working paper
On developed coastlines, humans react to physical processes in coastal environments by stabilizing shorelines against chronic erosion and by taking measures to prevent destruction of coastal infrastructure during storms. While we are beginning to understand how physical processes affect human...
Date published: June 23, 2014
Publication type: Working paper
Andersons Program in International Trade Working Paper
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Date published: January 16, 2014
Publication type: Working paper
By Massimo Tavoni, Brent Sohngen, Valentina Bosetti This paper investigates the potential contribution of forestry management in meeting a CO2 stabilization policy of 550 ppmv by 2100. In order to assess the optimal response of the carbon market to forest sequestration we couple two global models...
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Date published: January 1, 2013
Publication type: Working paper
Economists have long promoted fishery rationalization programs, but ITQs may fail to address the ecological consequences of fishing. Of particular concern is that economic incentives to harvest larger fish (due to size-dependent pricing or quota-induced discarding) can destabilize fish populations...
Date published: June 1, 2011
Publication type: Working paper
This paper reviews literature on the impacts of climate change and climate change policy on agriculture and forests. The review suggests that the range of results in the impact literature is widening rather than narrowing as more studies are added. To a large degree, however, the range of results...
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Date published: December 7, 2008
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen, Ralph Alig, and Birger Solberg This paper assesses recent research on climate change, the forest sector, and the global carbon cycle in order to provide a synthesis of recent research results that investigate how climate change may affect the global forest sector. There is...
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Date published: January 1, 2007
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Robert H. Beach
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Date published: September 1, 2006
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Sandra Brown
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Date published: January 1, 2006
Publication type: Working paper
This short piece provides estimates of the marginal costs of forest carbon sequestration in all regions of the world. The regions are highly aggregated to the level of countries and in many cases continents. They are the first globally comprehensive estimates of the marginal costs of carbon...
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Date published: August 1, 2005
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo This paper examines potential climate change impacts in North American timber markets. The results indicate that climate change could increase productivity in forests in North America, increase productivity in forests globally, and reduce timber prices. North...
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Date published: January 1, 2005
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Sandra Brown This paper estimates a forestland management model for the three states in the South Central United States (Arkanses, Louisiana, and Mississippi). Forest type and land-use shares are estimated to be a function of economic and physical variables. The results suggest...
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Date published: December 15, 2004
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Colleen Tennity This paper describes a dataset containing inventory and economic information on global forests. Inventory information on the area of timber in productive forest types is furnished for different age classes, where that information is available. Inventory...
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Date published: November 30, 2004
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Robert Mendelsohn Paper prepared for Energy Modeling Forum Snowmass Meeting August, 2004
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Date published: September 29, 2004
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo
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Date published: January 1, 2004
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo This paper presents carbon flux estimates arising from the effect of increasing demand on harvests and management of industrial forests in a global timber market. Results are presented for specific regions and the globe. Harvests and management of forests is...
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Date published: April 23, 1999
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen and Roger Sedjo This paper presents results from a recently developed dynamic timber market model of the world. The baseline results suggest that prices will rise 0.8% per year between 1995 and 2050. Harvests will rise to meet demand, although most of the growth in timber harvests...
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Date published: January 21, 1999
Publication type: Working paper
Differences in timber market models that arise from alternative assumptions and fundamental differences in theory and structure can lead to disparate published results, as well as confusion among policy analysts and industry. This paper presents a thorough comparison of four widely used models, and...
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Date published: August 13, 1998
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen, Robert Mendelsohn, and Roger Sedjo Ecological models predict that climate change will have widespread impacts on the distribution and growth of forests around the globe. This paper carefully links these impacts to a dynamic global timber market model in order to determine how...
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Date published: August 13, 1998
Publication type: Working paper
By Brent Sohngen, Robert Mendelsohn, and Roger Sedjo This paper addresses the effectiveness of tree planting and forest conservation strategies to increase the sink of carbon in global forests. Because forests are expected to sequester additional carbon without explicit human intervention, a...
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Date published: May 13, 1998
Publication type: Working paper
Presented at The Ohio State University's 2015-2016 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series Dean's Preview Meeting on December 7, 2015.
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Date published: December 7, 2015
Publication type: Policy brief
Outlines the impact of using "carbon tariffs" to deal with the related issues of competitiveness and carbon leakage in the US aluminum industry if carbon pricing is adopted.
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Date published: February 12, 2015
Publication type: Policy brief
Presented at The Ohio State University's 2014-2015 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series Dean's Preview Meeting on December 1, 2014.
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Date published: November 25, 2014
Publication type: Policy brief
Ohio State University Extension Bulletin. Forthcoming.
Date published: October 1, 2014
Publication type: Policy brief
By Samantha Sekar and Brent Sohngen US state carbon intensities are highly heterogeneous, and few studies have been aimed at identifying the causes of these differences among states. Determining the factors that enable certain states to develop their economies on a less carbon-intensive trajectory...
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Date published: April 30, 2014
Publication type: Policy brief
Presented at The Ohio State University's 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series Dean's Preview Meeting on November 25, 2013.
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Date published: November 25, 2013
Publication type: Policy brief
Presentation by AEDE Assistant Professor H. Allen Klaiber at the Ohio ASFMRA Annual Meeting 2012
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Date published: January 18, 2012
Publication type: Policy brief
Terrestrial ecosystems store approximately 1 trillion tons of CO2 in the biomass of living trees and plants. Current estimates suggest that it would be possible to increase this carbon efficiently in order to reduce the future damages of climate change. The methods that could be used include...
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Date published: September 1, 2009
Publication type: Policy brief
By Roger Sedjo and Brent Sohngen The growing reliance in the United States and many other industrial countries on foreign petroleum has generated increasing concerns. Since the 1970s, many administrations have called for energy independence, with a particular focus on petroleum. Although energy...
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Date published: June 1, 2009
Publication type: Policy brief
By Brian Murray, Ruben Lubowski, and Brent Sohngen Deforestation and forest degradation currently account for 15% to 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions, exceeding the global emissions of the transportation sector (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] 2007). But efforts to curb...
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Date published: June 1, 2009
Publication type: Policy brief
Seminar presentation at University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
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Date published: April 21, 2017
Publication type: Conference presentation
Seminar presentation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
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Date published: October 27, 2016
Publication type: Conference presentation
Presented at The Ohio State University's 2015-2016 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series Dean's Preview Meeting on December 7, 2015.
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Date published: December 7, 2015
Publication type: Conference presentation
Panelist “ The 2015 Environmental and Natural Resources Symposium: A Tax on Carbon: Would it Work for Business, Consumers and the Environment?” Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, February 2015
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Date published: February 17, 2015
Publication type: Conference presentation
Paper presented at Southern Economic Association Meetings, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2014
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Date published: November 17, 2014
Publication type: Conference presentation
Glenn School Colloquium , Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October 2014
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Date published: October 20, 2014
Publication type: Conference presentation
Paper presented at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 2014
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Date published: July 28, 2014
Publication type: Conference presentation
Presentation at World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Istanbul, Turkey, June 28-July 2, 2014
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Date published: July 2, 2014
Publication type: Conference presentation
Presented by Elena Irwin at the 3rd Annual World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Midwest Conference, Columbus, OH, December 3, 2013.
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Date published: December 3, 2013
Publication type: Conference presentation
Presented by Amanda Weinstein for the Cincinnati Law Association at the Sharonville Convention Center near Cincinnati, OH on December 7, 2012.
Date published: December 7, 2012
Publication type: Conference presentation
Presented by Amanda Weinstein at the National Association Industrial Office Properties conference on fracking and industrial energy processes hosted by Graydon Head in Cincinnati, OH on October 24, 2012.
Date published: October 24, 2012
Publication type: Conference presentation
Presented by Mark Partridge for the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals Conference. Charleston, SC.
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Date published: March 8, 2011
Publication type: Conference presentation