Ronnald John Shadbegian

 
 
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Areas of Expertise
Research Interests
  • The impact of lead exposure on children’s health, educational and behavioral outcomes.
  • The impact of air pollution on children and elderly’s health and cognitive abilities.
  • The impact of ambient air quality on short-term and long-term labor productivity.
  • The impact of EPA regulations on manufacturing plant-level electricity prices, employment, productivity, efficiency, and investment, and environmental performance.

Teaching Interests
Environmental Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Microeconomics

 
Education

• Ph.D./MA in Economics, Clark University, 1986-1991       
• B.A. in Economics, Assumption College , 1982-1986

 
Professional Experience
  • Senior Economist, U. S. E.P.A., National Center for Environmental Economics, 2008-2017

  • Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 2015-2017
  • Senior Economist for Energy and the Environment, Council of Economic Advisers,

    Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC, 2013-2014

  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, Department of Economics and McCourt School of Public Policy , 2010-2015

  • Professor (Assistant 1993-1998; Associate Professor 1998-2004), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Department of Economics   

  • Visiting Scholar, U. S. E.P.A., National Center for Environmental Economics, 2001-2002, 2004-2006

  • Consultant, U. S. E.P.A., National Center for Environmental Economics, 2002-2004, 2006-2008   
  • Research Fellow, U. S. Census Bureau ASA/NSF/Census Fellowship Program, 1991-1993

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

“Does Environmental Regulation Affect Labor Demand in China? Evidence from the Textile Printing and Dyeing Industry” (with Mengdi Liu and Bing Zhang) – Conditional acceptance Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

 “Pollution Abatement and Employment” (with Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf and Carl A. Pasurka, Jr.). Empirical Economics (forthcoming).

 “Retrospective cost analyses of EPA regulations: a case study approach” (with Elizabeth Kopits, Al McGartland, Cynthia Morgan, Carl Pasurka,  Nathalie B. Simon,  David Simpson, and Ann Wolverton). Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 5 (2014): 173-193.

“Ex Ante and Ex Post Cost Estimates of the Cluster Rule and MACT II Rule” (with Cynthia Morgan and Carl Pasurka). Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis 5 (2014): 195-224.

 “The Effect of Environmental Regulation on Power Sector Employment: Phase I of the Title IV SO2 Trading Program” (with Ann Ferris and Ann Wolverton). Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 1 (2014):  521-553.

“Do EPA Regulations Affect Labor Demand? Evidence from the Pulp and Paper Industry” (with Wayne Gray, Chunbei Wang, and Merve Meral). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 68 (2014): 188-202.

“Environmental Products Manufacturing: A Look Inside the Green Industry” (with Randy A. Becker). The Topics in of Economic Analysis & Policy 9, no. 1 (2009).

“Redesign of the 2005 Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditure Survey” (with Mike Gallaher and Cynthia Morgan). Journal of Economic and Social Measurement 33 (2008): 309-360.

“The Environmental Performance of Polluting Plants: A Spatial Analysis” (with Wayne Gray). Journal of   Regional Science 47 (2007): 63-84.

“Assessing Multi-Dimensional Performance: Environmental and Economic Outcomes” (with Wayne Gray). Journal of Productivity Analysis 26 (2006): 213-234.

“Did Proposition 2 ½ Affect Local Public Education in Massachusetts?: Evidence from Panel Data” (with Robert Jones). Global Business and Economic Review 7 (2005): 363-380. 

“A Change of PACE: A Comparison of the 1994 and 1999 Pollution Abatement Costs and Expenditures Survey” (with Randy A. Becker). Journal of Economic and Social Measurement 30 (2005): 63-95.

“Pollution Abatement Expenditures and Plant-Level Productivity: A Production Function Approach” (with Wayne Gray). Ecological Economics 54 (2005): 196-208.

“When and Why do Plants Comply? Paper Mills in the 1980s” (with Wayne Gray). Law and Policy 27 (2005): 238-261.

“Optimal Pollution Abatement – Whose Benefits Matter and How Much?” (with Wayne Gray). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 47 (2004): 510-534.

“What Determines the Environmental Performance of Paper Mills? The Roles of Abatement Spending, Regulation, and Efficiency” (with Wayne Gray). Topics in Economic Analysis & Policy 3, no. 1 (2003):

“Plant Vintage, Technology, and Environmental Regulation” (with Wayne Gray). Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 46 (2003): 384-402.

“Did the Property Tax Revolt Affect Local Public Education?: Evidence from Panel Data” Public Finance Review – formerly Public Finance Quarterly 31 (2003): 91-120.

“Do Children Create an Externality in the Provision of Public Education?” (with Attiat F. Ott) Public Finance Review 29 (2001): 233-253.

“Did the Property Tax Revolt Affect Local Government Wages and Employment? Evidence from the States.” Global Business and Economic Review 2 (2000): 104-122. Invited article.

“The Effect of Tax and Expenditure Limitations on the Revenue Structure of Local Government, 1962-1987” National Tax Journal 52 (1999): 221-37.

 “Fiscal Federalism, Collusion, and Government Size: Evidence from the States” Public Finance Review 27 (1999): 262-81.

 “Environmental Regulation, Investment Timing, and Technology Choice” (with Wayne Gray). Journal of Industrial Economics 46 (1998): 235-56.

“Do Tax and Expenditure Limitations Affect Local Government Budgets? Evidence from Panel Data” Public Finance Review 26 (1998): 218-36.

 “Do Tax and Expenditure Limitations Affect the Size and Growth of State Government?” Contemporary Economic Policy 14 (1996): 22-35.

“A Comparison of Alternative Term Premia Estimates” (with J. Peter Ferderer). Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 33 (1993): 179-195.

“Fiscally Induced Migration and Public Goods Provision: An Empirical Test of the Buchanan-Goetz Model” (with Attiat F. Ott). Cahiers d’Economie Fascicule VII (1993): 36-57. Invited article.

 

“Evaluating Environmental Justice: Analytic Lessons from the Academic Literature and in Practice” (with Ann Wolverton) in Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice, edited by David M. Konisky. MIT Press, 2015.

“Do the Job Effects of Regulation Differ with the Competitive Environment?” (with Wayne Gray) in Does Regulation Kill Jobs?, edited by Cary Coglianese, Adam Finkel & Chris Carrigan. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.

“Environmental Regulatory Rigidity and Employment in the Electric Power Sector” (with Rolf Färe, Shawna Grosskopf, and Carl Pasurka) in Does Regulation Kill Jobs?, edited by Cary Coglianese, Adam Finkel & Chris Carrigan. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.

“Environmental Justice: Do Poor and Minority Populations Face More Hazards?” (with Wayne Gray and Ann Wolverton) in The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty, edited by Phillip N. Jefferson. Oxford University Press, 2012.  Also available as National Center for Environmental Economics Working Paper 2010-10.

“Spatial Patterns in Regulatory Enforcement: Local Tests of Environmental Justice” (with Wayne Gray) in Environmental Justice, edited by H. Spencer Banzhaf. Stanford University Press, 2012. Also available as U. S. E.P.A. National Center for Environmental Economics Working Paper no. 2009-02.

“Benefits and Costs from Sulfur Dioxide Trading: A Distributional Analysis” (with Wayne Gray and Cynthia Morgan) in Acid in the Environment: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects, edited by Gerald Visgilio and Diana Whitelaw). Springer Science+Media, Inc, 2007.