Spencer Banzhaf

H. Spencer Banzhaf

Dept. of Economics

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Georgia State University

Weak Complementarity



Links to Working Papers (opens in new window)

"Fuel Consumption and Gasoline Prices: The Role of Assortative Matching between Households and Automobiles," July 2016 (with T. Kasim).

"The Environmental Turn in Natural Resource Economics: John Krutilla and 'Conservation Reconsidered,'" April 2016.

"Nonparametric Tests of the Tragedy of the Commons," April 2016 (with Y. Liu).

"Constructing Markets: Environmental Economics and the Contingent Valuation Controversy," March 2016.

"Panel-Data Hedonics: Rosen's First Stage and Difference-in-Differences as 'Sufficient Statistics,'" Aug. 2015.

Links to Selected Publications (opens in new window)

"Valuation of Ecosystem Services in the Southern Appalachian Mountains," 2016 (with D. Burtraw, S. Chung, B.J. Cosby, D.A. Evans, A. Krupnick, and J. Siikamaki).

"Benefits of the Ballot Box for Species Conservation," Ecology Letters, 2014 (with P.R. Armsworth, K. Kroetz, and J.N. Sanchirico).

"The Cold War Origins of the Value of Statistical Life (VSL)," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2014.

"The Market for Local Public Goods," Case Western Reserve Univ. Law Review, 2014.

"On Fiscal Illusion in Local Public Finance: Re-examining Ricardian Equivalence and the Renter Effect," National Tax Journal, 2013 (with W.E. Oates).

"Segregation and Tiebout Sorting: The Link between Place-Based Investments and Neighborhood Tipping," Journal of Urban Economics, 2013 (with R.P. Walsh).

"Interjurisdictional Housing Prices and Spatial Amenities: Which Measures of Housing Prices Reflect Local Public Goods?," Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2013 (with O. Farooque).

"Non-Regulatory Approaches to the Environment: Coasean and Pigouvian Perspectives," Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2013 (with T. Fitzgerald and K. Schnier).

The Political Economy of Environmental Justice, Stanford University Press (2012)
"Fiscal Federalism and Interjurisdictional Externalities: New Results and an Application to US Air Pollution," Journal of Public Economics, 2012 (with B.A. Chupp).

"Designing Economic Instruments for the Environment in a Decentralized System," Journal of Economic Surveys, 2012 (with J. Alm).

"The Architecture and Measurement of an Ecosystem Services Index," Sustainability, 2012 (with J. Boyd).

"Can the Land Tax Help Curb Urban Sprawl? Evidence from Growth Patterns in Pennsylvania," Journal of Urban Economics, 2010 (with N. Lavery).

"Success and Design of Local Referenda for Land Conservation," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2010 (with W.E. Oates and J. Sanchirico).

"Consumer Surplus with Apology: A Historical Perspective on Nonmarket Valuation and Recreation Demand," Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2010.

"Objective or Multi-Objective? Two Historically Competing Visions for Benefit Cost Analysis," Land Economics, 2009.

"Do People Vote with their Feet? An Empirical Test of Tiebout's Mechanism," American Economic Review, 2008 (with R. Walsh).

"What are Ecosystem Services? The Need for Standardized Environmental Accounting Units," Ecological Economics, 2007 (with J. Boyd).

"Meta-Analysis in Model Implementation: Choice Sets and the Value of Air Quality Improvements," Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2007 (with V.K Smith).

"Green Price Indices," Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, 2005.