SERA 30: Economics of Homeland Security and Invasive Species – 2006

Economics of Homeland Security and Invasive Species
Southern Extension Research Activity group (SERA-30)  Meeting

SERA-30 is comprised of economists examining environmental and natural resource issues.  The presentations below are from the May 18-19, 2006, meeting at Auburn University.

Session I:  Economics of Homeland Security
The Potential Role of Bioenergy in National Security and Environmental Sustainability
David Bransby, Auburn University

BSE Incidence and the U.S. Beef Trade: A General Equilibrium Modeling
Osei-Agyeman Yeboah, Victor Ofori-Boadu and Blessing Mandizha, North Carolina A&T State University, and Henry Thompson, Auburn University

Economic Impact of Avian Influenza in Alabama
Eugene Simpson, Auburn University

Determinants of Risk Perception Associated with the Anniston, AL Chemical Warhead Incinerator
Sa Chau Ho, Christophe de Parisot and Diane Hite, Auburn University

National Risk Management Feasibility Program for Aquaculture – Examining the Feasibility of Aquaculture Insurance
Terry Hanson, Mississippi State University

Session II – The Economics of Invasive Species
The Economics of Invasive Species
Lynn R. Garret, APHIS,  USDA, Raleigh, NC

Modeling the Determinants of Invasive Species Isolated Colonies: An Analysis of their Formation and Control
Jeffrey Mullen, Keith Douce and Michael Wetzstein, University of Georgia

Asian Soybean Rust: Simulated Economic and Environmental Impacts Nationally and for the Southern United States
John V. Westra of Louisiana State University, and Robert C. Johansson and Michael J. Livingston, USDA Economic Research Service

Session III – Assorted Topics in Resource and Environmental Economics
Mini Topic—Land, Forests and Hunting
The value of open space in rural and suburban areas: a spatial hedonic approach
Andres Jauregui, Columbus State University, Diane Hite, Auburn University, and Brent Sohngen, Ohio State University

Economic Analysis of Demand for Urban Forests
Pengyu Zhu and Yaoqi Zhang, Auburn University Explaining Citizen Attitudes in the United States about

Children Learning to Hunt and Implications for State Regulation of Game Populations through Licensed Hunting
David LaBand and Shaun Tanger, Auburn University

Recreation on Timberland as a Source of Income for Rural Economies andPrivate Forestland Owners
Ellene Kebede, Tuskegee University

A Simple Bioeconomic Modeling of Land Use Change and its Impact on Water Quality and Agricultural Returns
Gandhi Raj Bhattarai, Diane Hite, Puneet Srivastava, Upton Hatch and Luke Marzen, Auburn University

Mini Topic—Environmental and Economic Justice
Eastern North Carolina Counties Exposure to Hog Waste:  Are there Racial Inequities?
Edward Fosu, Osei-Agyeman Yeboah, and Terrence Thomas, North Carolina A&T State University

Poverty, Language and Participation in Non-Farm Labor Markets in Rural Paraguay
Daniel Corrella and Greg Traxler, Auburn University

Mini Topic—Miscellaneous
Willingness to Pay and Willingness to Accept Differences among Broiler Producers in Louisiana
Krishna P. Paudel, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

A Multinomial Logit Model to Evaluate Factors Affecting Coastal Recreational Visits in Louisiana
Nirmala Devkota, Krishna P. Paudel,  Rex H. Caffey and Larry Hall, Louisiana State University


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