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2004 PREISM Workshop

Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management
Washington, D.C. August 19-20, 2004

This workshop, a collaboration of Farm Foundation and USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), reviewed the progress of research funded by the ERS’s Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management (PREISM). Participants provided ideas for strengthening those projects and set an agenda for future action. Many of the research issues were identified in a May 2003 workshop on the economic issues of invasive species in agriculture. Both workshops were a collaboration of USDA’s Economic Research Service and Farm Foundation.

A Summary of the 2004 Workshop is available.

Opening remarks
Utpal Vasavada, Resource Economics Division, ERS
Neil Conklin, Market and Trade Economics Division, ERS
Walt Armbruster, Farm Foundation

Keynote Address
Globalization and Invasive Species: Economic Insights from Theoretical Ecology
Charles Perrings, University of York, York, England

Policy/Impacts, Session I
Moderator: George Frisvold,  University of Arizona

Biology and Economics of Invasive Species: Spatial and Temporal Interactions
Colin Carter, University of California-Davis

Feasibility of Indemnifications and Checkoff-Funded Programs To Manage Invasive Species Risks in Agriculture

Nick Piggott, North Carolina State University
Randomly Introduced Biological Invasions: The Economics of Prevention and Control
Lars Olson, University of Maryland

Discussants:
Ramanan Laxminaravan, Resources for the Future
Clare Narrod, ORACBA/USDA

Policy/Impacts, Session II
Moderator: Lynn Garrett, APHIS/USDA

Comparing Cost, Risk and Benefit Tradeoffs Under Uncertainty: Cheatgrass Case Study
Lisa Wainger, University of Maryland

Design of Systems Approaches to Invasive Pest Management
Everett Peterson, Virginia Tech

Assurance Bonds as a Tool To Manage Risks Associated With Intentional Releases of Exotic Species
Michael Thomas, Florida A&M University

Estimating Supply, Demand, Import and Export Elasticities for Horticultural Crops
Gary Thompson, University of Arizona

Discussants:
Rachael Goodhue, University of California-Davis
Chris Klocek, APHIS/USDA

Modeling
Moderator: Ann Seitzinger, APHIS/USDA

Economics of Managing Infectious Wildlife Disease When Livestock Are at Risk
Rick Horan, Michigan State University

Intergrating Prevention and Control of Invasive Species: Lessons from Hawaii
Brooks Kaiser, Gettysburg College, and Jim Roumasset, University of Hawaii
Intergrating Economics and Biology for Bioeconomic Risk Assessment/Management of Invasive Species in Agriculture
Jason Shogren, University of Wyoming

Discussants:
Andrew Solow, Woods Hole
Steve Ott, APHIS/USDA

Friday, August 20, 2004

Trade
Moderator: Linda Langner, USFS/USDA

Commodity Programs, Distorted Markets, and Economic Consequences of Invasive Species Policies
Albert Acquaye and Hyunok Lee, University of California-Davis

Tradeoffs and Resource Allocation Effects for Alternative Invasive Species Management Policies
Thomas Wahl, Washington State University

Modeling the Effects of Invasive Species on the International Trade of Forest Products
Joseph Buongiorno, University of Wisconsin

Controlling Exotic Species Introductions: Trade-Related Policies and Exposure
Chris Costello, University of California-Santa Barbara

Discussants:
Tom Holmes, USFS/USDA
Cal Turvey, Rutgers University

Wrapup Panel
Moderator: Kitty Smith, Resource Economics Division, ERS
George Frisvold, University of Arizona
Bill Wallace, PPD, APHIS/USDA
Charles Perrings, University of York
David Ordin, International Food Policy Research Institute

 

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