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  • Despite Resolutions, People Buy More Food After New Year” | University of Vermont: University Communications
    • CBEAR Co-PI David Just’s research on quantities of food purchased at different times of the year is discussed. In general, it’s noted that people buy the most food after the New Year, including holiday favorites of unhealthy food as well as additional healthy food to help achieve New Year Resolutions. Just and the other researchers recommend replacing unhealthy foods with healthy alternatives, instead of purchasing both, to best reach New Year resolutions.
  • Characteristics of a good year-end letter” | Mississippi Business Journal
    • CBEAR Fellow John List’s research on nudges in charity mailings is discussed, identifying how naming ‘big’ donors who are also donating helps provide legitimacy to an organization, thus increasing donations. This article also discusses other types of nudges in regards to year-end charity mailings.
  • Which Mangroves Store the Most Carbon?” | Environmental Research Web
    • CBEAR Fellow Sunny Jardine discusses her research on a model that predicts which mangrove soils retain the most carbon, and this model aims to encourage a carbon market for mangroves as mangroves store more carbon on average than most types of vegetation.
  • Georgia State To Co-Head USDA Research Center For Agri-Environmental Policy” | Georgia State University News
    • Georgia State University is the co-head of the new USDA Research Center for Agri-Environmental Policy. CBEAR researchers will use behavioral and experimental economic research to improve the design and implementation of USDA programs to better support farmers feeding the world while also being stewards of the environment.
  • UD’s new economics center open for business” | American Farm
    • University of Delaware’s Center for Experimental & Applied Economics had its ribbon cutting ceremony on November 24, 2014. Highlighted at this event were results from ongoing research conducted by the Center as well as the national Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research that is headquartered at UD.
  • New UD research center — ag policy meets economics” | Delaware Public Media
    • The University of Delaware’s Center for Experimental and Applied Economics had its grand ribbon cutting on November 24th, which highlighted research from CBEAR Fellow Jacob Fooks and other researchers at the University of Delaware.