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John Horowitz

Economist
202-694-5476
Email: jhorowitz@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:

John Horowitz is an economist with the Resource and Rural Economics Division. His research focuses on the economics of climate change, with special emphasis on the costs of agricultural greenhouse gas reduction. He was Vice President of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists from 2004 to 2006 and is currently an Associate Editor of the journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

Background:

John Horowitz has served as an economist with ERS since January 2009. He was on the faculty at the University of Maryland from 1988-2010. He has also been a visiting professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, in 1997, an economist with Office of Microeconomic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury 2001-2002, and an adjunct professor of public policy at Georgetown University, 2009-2010.

Education:

John received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, in 1988. He received a B.S. in Forestry from Washington State University in 1982 and an M.A. in Agricultural Economics, also from Washington State University, in 1983.

Selected Publications:

Weinberg, Marca, and John Horowitz, " Mitigating Climate Change: Opportunities for Farmers," Amber Waves, (2010) 8(1):10.

Horowitz, John, "The Income-Temperature Relationship in a Cross-Section of Countries and its Implications for Predicting the Effects of Global Warming," Environmental and Resource Economics (2009) 44(4): 475-93.

Horowitz, John, Lori Lynch, and Andy Stocking, "Competition-based Environmental Policy: An Analysis of Farmland Preservation in Maryland," Land Economics (November 2009) 85(4): 555-575.

Horowitz, John, John List, and Kenneth E. McConnell, "A Test of Diminishing Marginal Value," Economica (2007) 74: 650-63.

Horowitz, John, "The Becker-DeGroot-Marschak Mechanism is not Necessarily Incentive Compatible, even for Non-Random Goods," Economics Letters (October 2006) 93(1): 6-11.

Gayer, Ted, and John Horowitz, "Market-based Approaches to Environmental Regulation Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics," 1(4): 201-326. (2005) (Published July 2006).

Bandyopadhyay, Sushenjit, and John Horowitz, "Do Plants Overcomply with Water Pollution Regulations? The Role of Discharge Variability," Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 6: No. 1, Article 4 (2006).

Gayer, Ted, John Horowitz, and John A. List, "When Economists Dream, They Dream of Clear Skies," The Economists Voice: Vol. 2: No. 2, Article 7 (2005).

Quiggin, J., and J. Horowitz, "Costs of Adjustment to Climate Change," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, (2003) 47(4): 429-46.

Horowitz, J., and K.E. McConnell, "Willingness to Accept, Willingness to Pay, and the Income Effect," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, (2003) 51: 537-45.

Horowitz, J., and K.E. McConnell, "A Review of WTA/WTP Studies," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, (November 2002) 44: 426-47.

Horowitz, J., "Preferences in the Future," Environmental and Resource Economics, (March 2002) 21(3): 241-59.

Horowitz, J., and L. Whittington, "The Island Effect and Small-Country Effects on Fertility," Environment and Development Economics, (December 2000) 6: 155-60 (Summary) and 161-82.

Horowitz, J., and K.E. McConnell, "Values Elicited from Open-Ended Real Experiments," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, (March 2000) 41(3): 221-37.

Horowitz, J., K.E. McConnell, and J. Quiggin, "A Test of Competing Explanations of Compensation Demanded," Economic Inquiry (October 1999) 37(4): 637-46.

Quiggin, J., and J. Horowitz, "The Impact of Global Warming on Agriculture: A Ricardian Analysis: Comment," American Economic Review, (September 1999) 89(4): 1044-45.

Just, R.E., S. Netanyahu, and J. Horowitz, "Water Pricing and Water Allocation in Israel," Journal of Policy Reform, (1999) 3(2): 97-119.

McClelland, J., and J. Horowitz, "The Costs of Water Pollution Regulation in the Pulp and Paper Industry," Land Economics (May 1999) 75(2): 220-31.

Horowitz, J., "Environmental Policy Under a Non-Market Discount Rate Ecological Economics" (January 1996) 16(1): 73-78.

Horowitz, J. and R.E. Just, "Political Coalition Breaking and Sustainability of Policy Reform," Journal of Development Economics, (August 1995) 47(2): 271-86.

Biglaiser, G., J. Horowitz, and J. Quiggin, "Dynamic Pollution Regulation," Journal of Regulatory Economics (July 1995) 8(1): 33-44.

Biglaiser, G. and J. Horowitz, "Pollution Regulation and Incentives for Pollution-Control Research," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, (Winter 1995) 3(4): 663-84.

Quiggin, J. and J. Horowitz, Time and Risk J., "Risk & Uncertainty," January 1995, 10(1): 37-55.

Horowitz, J., "Preferences for Pesticide Regulation American," Journal of Agricultural Economics, August 1994, 76(3): 396-406.

Horowitz, J. and E. Lichtenberg, "Risk-increasing and Risk-reducing Effects of Pesticides," Journal of Agricultural Economics, January 1994, 45(1): 82-89.

Horowitz, J. and E. Lichtenberg, "Insurance, Moral Hazard, and Chemical Use in Agriculture," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, November 1993, 75(4): 926-35.

Biglaiser, G. and J. Horowitz, "Pollution, Public Disclosure and Firm Behavior," Journal of Regulatory Economics, September 1993, 5(3): 303-16.

Horowitz, J. and R. Carson, "Baseline Risk and Preference for Reductions in Risk to Life Risk Analysis," August 1993, 13(4): 437-42.

Horowitz, J., "Comparative Impatience Economics Letters," January 1992, 38(1): 25-29.

Horowitz, J., "A Test of Intertemporal Consistency," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, January 1992, 17(1): 171-82.

Horowitz, J. and R. Carson, "Discounting Statistical Lives," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, (December 1990) 3(4): 403-13.

Horowitz, J. "Regulation, Safety, and Quality Standards in Food Marketing, Processing, and Distri-bution: Discussion," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1996, 78(5): 1261-62..

Horowitz, J., R.E. Just, and S. Netanyahu, "Potential Benefits and Limitations of Game Theory for Agricultural Economics," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, August 1996, 78(3): 753-60.

Horowitz, J., and D.L. Hueth, "Implications of Government Regulation for Agricultural Competitiveness: Discussion," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1995, 77(5): 1183-85.

Horowitz, J., "A New Model of Contingent Valuation," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1993, 75(5): 1268-72.

Horowitz, J. and R. Carson, "A Classification Tree for Predicting Consumer Preferences for Risk Reduction," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1991, 73(5): 1416-1421.

Horowitz, John, Kenneth E. McConnell, and James Murphy, "Behavioral Foundations of Environmental Economics and Valuation," John List and Michael Price, eds in Handbook of Experimental Economics and the Environment, (forthcoming.)

Horowitz, John, "The Use of a Real-Money Experiment in a Stated Preference Survey, in (2006) Using Experimental Methods," in J. List (ed.) Environmental and Resource Economics Experiments, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar, 2006.

Lynch, L, and J. Horowitz, "Comparison of Farmland Preservation Programs in Maryland," in L. Libby (ed.) The Performance of State Programs for Farmland Retention, (Proceedings of a National Conference, September 10-11, 1998, Columbus Ohio.)

Netanyahu, S., R.E. Just, and J. Horowitz, "Bargaining over Shared Aquifers: The Case of Israel and the Palestinians" in R.E. Just and S. Netanyahu (eds.), Conflict and Cooperation on Trans-Boundary Water Resources, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Just, R.E., J. Horowitz, and S. Netanyahu, "Peace and Prospects for International Water Projects in the Jordan-Yarmouk River Basin" in D. Parker and Y. Tzur (eds.), Decentralization and Co-ordination of Water Resource Management, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Just, R.E., S. Netanyahu, and J. Horowitz, "The Political Economy of Domestic Water Allocation: The Cases of Israel and Jordan," in D. Parker and Y. Tzur (eds.), Decentralization and Coordination of Water Resource Management, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Just, R.E., J. Horowitz, and S. Netanyahu, "Problems and Prospects in the Political Economy of Trans-Boundary Water Issues," in D. Rosen (ed.), Modern Agriculture and the Environment (Proceedings of a conference held in Rehovot Israel, 3 6 Oct., 1994), Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Netanyahu, S., R.E. Just, and J. Horowitz, "Possibilities and Limitations in Sharing the Mountain Aquifer between Israel and Palestinians," in E. Feitelson and M. Haddad (eds.), Joint Management of Shared Aquifers (Proceeding of the second workshop held in Jerusalem, Nov. 27 Dec. 1, 1994), Jerusalem: The H.S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Palestine Consultancy Group, 1998.

Horowitz, J. and E. Lichtenberg, "Crop Insurance and Agricultural Chemical Use" in Economics of Agricultural Crop Insurance: Theory and Evidence, D. Hueth and H. Furtan (eds.) Norwell MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.

Horowitz, J., "Discounting Money Payoffs: An Experimental Analysis" in Handbook of Behavioral Economics, Vol. 2B, Stanley Kaish and Ben Gilad (eds.) Greenwich: JAI Press, 1991.

Horowitz, J. and K.E. McConnell, "Sequential Coordination of Agricultural and Resource Policy," in R.E. Just and N. Bockstael (eds.) Commodity and Resource Policies in Agricultural Systems, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1991.

Horowitz, J. (forthcoming 2010) "Review of Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods by T. Cherry, S. Kroll, and J. Shogren," Economica.

Horowitz, J., "Review of Discounting and Intergenerational Equity," edited by P. Portney and J. Weynant, Journal of Economic Literature, (2000) 38(2): 424-5.

Horowitz, J., "Review of The Environment and Emerging Development Issues, edited by P. Dasgupta and K.-G. Maler," Journal of Economic Literature, (1998) 36(3): 1529-30.

Horowitz, J., "Review of Environmental Policy and the Economy, edited F. Dietz, F. van der Ploeg, and J. van der Straaten J.," Agricultural Economics Research, (1993) 44(3): 48-49.

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