PRESS RELEASE: CBEAR receives new grants from USDA-NIFA

behavioral insights

CBEAR, the Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research, a USDA national Center of Excellence, has recently received multiple new grants to support innovative behavioral economics research at the nexus of agriculture and the environment. Understanding Agricultural Water Use Behavior Through Randomized Controlled Trials. Mr. Mark Masters (Albany State University; …

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America Isn’t That Divided on the Environment

Paul Ferraro

CBEAR Co-Director Paul Ferraro discusses a post-election reality: while politics may be dividing the U.S., many Americans agree on core environmental challenges, regardless of political affiliation. He supports this with evidence from three randomized field experiments. These studies examined the environmental actions of tens of thousands of people. They show …

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GMO labeling bill good for both environment and the poor

Following the passsage of thebipartisan Roberts-Stebenow bill on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) labeling on food, allowing food containing GMOs to be labeled using so-called “smart labels” — QR (Quick Response) codes that lead to full information on contents, CBEAR co-PI David Just and CBEAR Fellow Harry Kaiser wrote an op-ed in The …

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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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