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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Improving Conservation Impact Evaluations

Evaluating the impact of conservation programs is a challenge, as researchers and policy makers must estimate the difference between the post-program outcome we can observe and the unobservable, counterfactual outcome that would have existed in the absence of the program. In a randomized controlled trial, the counterfactual outcome can be…

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Mind, Society & Behavior – World Bank Report 2015

Every policy relies on explicit or implicit assumptions about how people make choices. Those assumptions typically rest on an idealized model of how people think, rather than an understanding of how everyday thinking actually works. This year’s World Development Report argues that a more realistic account of decision-making and behavior…

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Georgia State To Co-Head USDA Research Center For Agri-Environmental Policy

Professors Paul Ferraro of Georgia State University and Kent Messer of the University of Delaware will head the newly created Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Policy Research (CBEAR), supported with a $750,000 award from the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). CBEAR-affiliated faculty will…

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