Spencer Banzhaf

Weak Complementarity

Working papers & other works in progress


Pricing the Priceless: A History of Environmental Economics, book under contract with Cambridge University Press

"Difference-in-Difference Hedonics," Oct. 2020, revision under review at Journal of Political Economy.

"Financing Outdoor Recreation," May 2020 (with V.K. Smith).

"Nonparametric Tests of the Tragedy of the Commons," Jan. 2020 (with Y. Liu, F. Asche, and M. Smith).

"Capitalization as a Two-Part Tariff," March 2019 (with K. Mangum).

"Economics and Theological Ethics," Nov. 2020, under review.

Selected Publications

"Age-Based Property Tax Exemptions," Journal of Urban Economics, forthcoming (with R. Mickey and C. Patrick).

"Panel-Data Hedonics: Rosen's First Stage as a 'Sufficient Statistic,'" International Economic Review, 2020.

"Fuel Consumption and Gasoline Prices: The Role of Assortative Matching between Households and Automobiles," Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, 2019 (with T. Kasim).

"The Environmental Turn in Natural Resource Economics: John Krutilla and 'Conservation Reconsidered'," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2019.

"Environmental Justice: The Economics of Race, Place, and Pollution," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2019 (with L. Ma and C. Timmins).

"Environmental Justice: Establishing Causal Relationships," Annual Review of Resource Economics, 2019 (with L. Ma and C. Timmins).

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

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

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).

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

"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.