Ferraro’s Research on Tools to Quantify Effectiveness of Conservation

Paul Ferraro

How can the tools that quantify effectiveness of conservation be improved? Despite concerted efforts toward evidence-based and quantified conservation, understanding the effects and the effectiveness of conservation interventions lags far behind most other policy fields, such as poverty reduction or educational enrollment (Ferraro and Pattanayak 2006). For example, one of the …

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Lunch & Learn: The Power of Defaults

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Seminar–Webinar with the USDA Economists Group Dr. Kent Messer, Co-Director, Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) will be speaking on “The Power of Defaults” Are your program’s defaults helping or hurting? Humans are prone to inertia, and tend to stick to the status quo, which can have profound …

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Paul Ferraro named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins

Economist Paul Ferraro has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with appointments in the Carey Business School and the Whiting School of Engineering‘s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. Ferraro’s research focuses on building a credible evidence base about the environmental and social impacts of public and private programs. Combining the …

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Messer and CAST: On Process Labels for Food

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The Council for Agricultural Science & Technology (CAST) commissioned an Issue Paper, “Process Labeling of Food: Consumer Behavior, the Agricultural Sector, and Policy Recommendations”. CBEAR co-Director, Dr. Kent Messer chaired the task force selected to write this issue paper, and was joined by Shawna Bligh (Evans & Dixon LLC), Marco Costanigro (Colorado …

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