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REPA Working Papers

2014 Working Papers

Working Paper 2014-06: Carbon Neutrality of Hardwood and Softwood Biomass: Issues of Temporal Preference
(Johnston and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2014-05: Applied Welfare Analysis in Resource Economics and Policy
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2014-04: Modelling Bi-lateral Forest Product Trade Flows: Experiencing Vertical and Horizontal Chain Optimization
(Johnston and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2014-03: Financial Weather Options for Crop Production
(Sun and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2014-02: Bioeconomics of a Marine Disease
(Conrad and Rondeau)

Working Paper 2014-01: Is Free Trade the End All Be All? The Case of Log Exports
(van Kooten)

2013 Working Papers

Working Paper 2013-05: Living with Wildfire: The Impact of Historic Fires on Property Values in Kelowna, BC
(Xu and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2013-04: Modeling Forest Trade in Logs and Lumber: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2013-03: Prospects for Exporting Liquified Natural Gas from British Columbia: An Application of Monte Carlo Cost-Benefit Analysis
(Zahynacz)

Working Paper 2013-02: Weather Derivatives and Crop Insurance in China
(Sun, Guo and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2013-01: Climate Change, Climate Science and Economics: Prospects for an Alternative Energy Future
(van Kooten)

2012 Working Papers

Working Paper 2012-07: Can British Columbia Achieve Electricity Self-Sufficiency and Meet its Renewable Portfolio Standard?
(Sopinka, van Kooten and Wong)

Working Paper 2012-06: Rent Seeking and the Smoke and Mirrors Game in the Creation of Forest Sector Carbon Credits: An Example from British Columbia
(van Kooten, Bogle and de Vries)

Working Paper 2012-05: Forestry and the New Institutional Economics
(Wang, Bogle and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2012-04: Economics of Forest Carbon Sequestration
(van Kooten, Johnston and Xu)

Working Paper 2012-03: Estimation of Forest Fire-fighting Budgets Using Climate Indexes
(Xu and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2012-02: Climate Impacts on Chinese Corn Yields: A Fractional Polynomial Regression Model
(Sun and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2012-01: Natural Gas, Wind and Nuclear Options for Generating Electricity in a Carbon Constrained World
(van Kooten)

2011 Working Papers

Working Paper 2011-07: What Makes Mountain Pine Beetle a Tricky Pest?
Difficult Decisions when Facing Beetle Attack in a Mixed Species Forest
(Bogle and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2011-06: The Effect of Climate Change on Wetlands and Waterfowl in Western Canada: Incorporating Cropping Decisions into a Bioeconomic Model
(Withey and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2011-05: Biotechnology in Forestry and Agriculture: Economic Perspectives
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2011-04: The Effect of Climate Change on Land Use and Wetlands Conservation in Western Canada: An Application of Positive Mathematical Programming Supplementary Information
(Withey and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2011-03: Climate Change Impacts on Waterfowl Habitat in Western Canada
(van Kooten, Withey and Wong)

Working Paper 2011-02: Economic Analysis of Feed-in Tariffs for Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2011-01: The Impact of Agriculture on Waterfowl Abundance: Evidence from Panel Data
(Wong, van Kooten and Clarke)

2010 Working Papers

Working Paper 2010-05: Waterfowl Harvest Benefits in Northern Aboriginal Communities and Potential Climate Change Impacts
(Krcmar, van Kooten and Chan-McLeod)

Working Paper 2010-04: Bioeconomic modeling of wetlands and waterfowl in Western Canada: Accounting for amenity values
(van Kooten, Withey and Wong)

Working Paper 2010-03: Managing Water Shortages in the Western Electricity Grids
(Scorah, Sopinka and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2010-02: Elephants and the Ivory Trade Ban: Summary of Research Results
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2010-01:The Resource Curse: A State and Provincial Analysis
(Olayele)

2009 Working Papers

Working Paper 2009–07:The Economics and Policy of Global Warming
(van Kooten, Beisner and Geddes)

Working Paper 2009–06:Niche and Direct Marketing in the Rural-Urban Fringe: A Study of the Agricultural Economy in the Shadow of a Large City
(Stobbe, Eagle, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2009–05: Economic Aspects of Wind Power Generation in Developing Countries
(van Kooten and Wong)

Working Paper 2009–04: Wind Power: The Economic Impact of Intermittency
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2009–03: Linking Matlab and GAMS: A Supplement
(Wong)

Working Paper 2009–02 :Implications of Expanding Bioenergy Production from Wood in British Columbia: An Application of a Regional Wood Fibre Allocation Model
(Stennes, NIquidet and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2009–01: Can Domestication of Wildlife Lead to Conservation? The Economics of Tiger Farming in China
(Abbott and van Kooten)

2008 Working Papers

Working Paper 2008–13: Wind Power Development: Opportunities and Challenges
(van Kooten and Timilsina)

Working Paper 2008–12: Biological Carbon Sinks: Transaction Costs and Governance
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2008–11: Bio-energy from Mountain Pine Beetle Timber and Forest Residuals: The Economics Story
(Niquidet, Stennes and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2008–10: Corruption, Development and the Curse of Natural Resources
(Pendergast, Clarke and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2008–09: The Ghost of Extinction: Preservation Values and Minimum Viable Population in Wildlife Models
(van Kooten and Eiswerth)

Working Paper 2008–08: The Economics of Endangered Species Poaching
(Abbott)

Working Paper 2008–07: Forest-mill Integration: a Transaction Costs Perspective
(Niquidet and O’Kelly)

Working Paper 2008–06: Expert Opinion versus Transaction Evidence: Using the Reilly Index to Measure Open Space premiums in the Urban-Rural Fringe
(Cotteleer, Stobbe and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2008–05: On Optimal British Columbia Log Export Policy: An Application of Trade Theory
(Abbott)

Working Paper 2008–04: Biological Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Trading Re-Visited
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2008–03: Regional Log Market Integration in New Zealand
(Niquidet and Manley)

Working Paper 2008–02: An Economic Analysis of Mountain Pine Beetle Impacts in a Global Context
(Abbott,Stennes and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2008–01A: Hobby Farm’s and British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve
(Stobbe, Eagle, Cotteleer and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2008–01: Hobby Farms and Protection of Farmland in British Columbia
(Stobbe, Cotteleer and van Kooten)


2007 Working Papers

Working Paper 2007–08: Challenges for Less Developed Countries: Agricultural Policies in the EU and the US
(Schure, van Kooten and Wang)

Working Paper 2007–07: Bayesian Model Averaging in the Context of Spatial Hedonic Pricing: An Application to Farmland Values
(Cotteleer, Stobbe and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2007–06: Farmland Conservation in The Netherlands and British Columbia, Canada:
A Comparative Analysis Using GIS-based Hedonic Pricing Models
(Cotteleer, Stobbe and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2007–05: Wind Integration into Various Generation Mixtures
(Maddaloni, Rowe and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2007–04: The Economics of Wind Power: Destabilizing an Electricity Grid with Renewable Power
(Prescott and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2007–03: Costs of Creating Carbon Offset Credits via Forestry Activities: A Meta-Regression Analysis
(van Kooten, Laaksonen-Craig and Wang)

Working Paper 2007–02: Economics of Forest Ecosystem Forest Sinks: A Review
(van Kooten and Sohngen)

Working Paper 2007–01: Linking Forests and Economic Well-Being: A Four-Quadrant Approach
(Wang, DesRoches, Sun, Stennes, Wilson, and van Kooten)


2006 Working Papers

Working Paper 2006–06: Deforestation
(Folmer and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2006–05: Network Constrained Wind Integration: An Optimal Cost Approach
(Maddaloni, Rowe, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2006–04: The Potential for Wind Energy Meeting Electricity Needs on Vancouver Island (Prescott, van Kooten, and Zhu)

Working Paper 2006–03: A Dynamic Bioeconomic Model of Ivory Trade: Details and Extended Results (van Kooten)

Working Paper 2006–02: The Economics of Wind Power with Energy Storage
(Benitez, Dragulescu, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2006–01: Economic Impacts of Yellow Starthistle on California
(Eagle, Eiswerth, Johnson, Schoenig, and van Kooten)


2005 Working Papers

Working Paper 2005–17: The Optimal Length of an Agricultural Carbon Contract
(Gulati and Vercammen)

Working Paper 2005–16: Land Degradation in Ethiopia: What do Stoves have to do with it? (Gebreegziabher, van Kooten, and van Soest)

Working Paper 2005–15: The Effect of Uncertainty on Contingent Valuation Estimates: A Comparison (Shaikh, Sun, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2005–14: Conservation Payments under Risk: A Stochastic Dominance Approach (Benítez, Kuosmanen, Olschewski, and van Kooten, Updated version of Working Paper 2004-05)

Working Paper 2005–13: Resolving Range Conflict in Nevada? Buyouts and Other Compensation Alternatives
(van Kooten, Thomsen, and Hobby, Updated version of Working Paper 2003-07)

Working Paper 2005–12: Forest Management Zone Design with a Tabu Search Algorithm
(Krcmar, Mitrovic-Minic, van Kooten, and Vertinsky)

Working Paper 2005–11: Fuzzy Logic and Preference Uncertainty in Non-Market Valuation
(Sun and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2005–10: Carbon Sinks and Reservoirs: The Value of Permanence and Role of Discounting
(Benitez and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2005–09: Are Agricultural Values a Reliable Guide in Determining Landowners’ Decisions to Create Carbon Forest Sinks?
(Shaikh, Sun, and van Kooten, Updated version of Working Paper 2003-03)

Working Paper 2005–08: Canada-US Softwood Lumber Trade Revisited: Examining the Role of Substitution Bias in the Context of a Spatial Price Equilibrium Framework
(Mogus, Stennes, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2005–07: Dynamic Programming and Learning Models for Management of a Nonnative Species
(Eiswerth, van Kooten, Lines, and Eagle)

Working Paper 2005–06: Divergence between WTA & WTP Revisited: Livestock Grazing on Public Range
(Sun, van Kooten, and Voss)

Working Paper 2005–05: Economics of Forest and Agricultural Carbon Sinks
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2005–04: Can Forest Management Strategies Sustain The Development Needs Of The Little Red River Cree First Nation?
(Krcmar, Nelson, van Kooten, Vertinsky, and Webb)

Working Paper 2005–03: Resolving Canada-U.S. Trade Disputes in Agriculture and Forestry: Lessons from Lumber
(Biggs, Laaksonen-Craig, Niquidet, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2005–02: Integrating Wind Power in Electricity Grids: An Economic Analysis
(Liu, van Kooten, and Pitt)

Working Paper 2005–01: Utility-Scale Wind Power: Impacts of Increased Penetration
(Pitt, van Kooten, Love, and Djilali)


2004 Working Papers

Working Paper 2004–14: Afforestation Generated Kyoto Compliant Carbon Offsets: A Case Study in Northeastern Ontario
(Biggs)

Working Paper 2004–13: Decoupling Farm Payments: Experience in the US, Canada, and Europe
(Ogg and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2004–12: Economic Dynamics of Tree Planting for Carbon Uptake on Marginal Agricultural Lands
(van Kooten, Copy of paper published in the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 48(March): 51-65.)

Working Paper 2004–11: Economics of Forest and Agricultural Carbon Sinks
(van Kooten)

Working Paper 2004–10: Viability of Carbon Offset Generating Projects in Boreal Ontario
(Biggs and Laaksonen-Craig)

Working Paper 2004–09: Demand for Wildlife Hunting in British Columbia
(Sun, van Kooten, and Voss)

Working Paper 2004–08: Anthropogenic and Natural Determinants of the Population of a Sensitive Species: Sage Grouse in Nevada
(van Kooten, Eagle, and Eiswerth)

Working Paper 2004–07: Another Look at the Income Elasticity of Non-Point Source Air Pollutants: A Semiparametric Approach
(Roy and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2004–06: Modeling Alternative Zoning Strategies in Forest Management
(Krcmar, Vertinsky, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2004–05: Conservation Payments under Risk: A Stochastic Dominance Approach (Benítez, Kuosmanen, Olschewski, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2004–04: Are Log Markets Competitive? Empirical Evidence and Implications for Canada-U.S. Trade in Softwood Lumber
(Niquidet and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2004–03: Tests of the EKC Hypothesis using CO2 Panel Data
(Shi)

Working Paper 2004–02: Managing Forests for Multiple Tradeoffs: Compromising on Timber, Carbon and Biodiversity Objectives
(Krcmar, van Kooten, and Vertinsky)

Working Paper 2004–01: How Costly are Carbon Offsets? A Meta-Analysis of Forest Carbon Sinks (van Kooten, Eagle, Manley, and Smolak)


2003 Working Papers

Working Paper 2003–08: Social Dilemmas and Public Range Management: Results from the Nevada Ranch Survey
(van Kooten, Thomsen, Hobby, and Eagle)

Working Paper 2003–07: Resolving Range Conflict in Nevada? The Potential for Compensation via Monetary Payouts and Grazing Alternatives
(Hobby and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2003–06: Climate Change and Forest Ecosystem Sinks: Economic Analysis
(van Kooten and Eagle)

Working Paper 2003–05: Creating Carbon Offsets in Agriculture through No-Till Cultivation: A Meta-Analysis of Costs and Carbon Benefits
(Manley, van Kooten, Moeltner, and Johnson)

Working Paper 2003–04: Smoke and Mirrors: The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond
(van Kooten)

WorkingPaper 2003–03: Does Inclusion of Landowners’ Non-Market Values Lower Costs of Creating Carbon Forest Sinks?
(Shaikh, Suchánek, Sun, and van Kooten)

Working Paper 2003–02: Demand for Wildlife Hunting in British Columbia
(Sun, van Kooten, and Voss)

WorkingPaper2003–01: Compensation for Wildlife Damage: Habitat Conversion, Species Preservation and Local Welfare
(Rondeau and Bulte)