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Publications, Reports, Posters


Burak Güneralp, Yuyu Zhou, Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Mukesh Gupta, Sha Yu, Pralit L. Patel, Michail Fragkias, Xiaoma Li, and Karen C. Seto. “Global scenarios of urban density and its impacts on building energy use through 2050.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2017). published ahead of print January 9, 2017. doi:10.1073/pnas.1606035114


Fragkias, Michail, José Lobo, and Karen C. Seto. “A comparison of nighttime lights data for urban energy research: Insights from scaling analysis in the US system of cities.” Sage Journals. (2016).


Chen, Kelly, Nicole Fortin, and Shelly Phipps. “Young in Class: Implications for Inattentive/Hyperactive Behavior of Canadian Boys and Girls.” Canadian Journal of Economics. (2015). Vol. 48 (5).  Forthcoming.

Chen, Kelly, Lars Osberg, and Shelley Phipps. “Inter-generational effects of disability benefits: evidence from Canadian social assistance programs.” Journal of Population Economics. (2015). Vol. 28 (4): 873-910. Lead Article.


Black, Geoffrey, D. Allen Dalton, Samia Islam and Aaron Batteen. “The Coasean Framework of the New Your Watershed Agreement.” Cato Journal, (2014) Vol. 34 (1).

Burton, Peter, Kelly Chen, Lynn Lethbridge and Shelley Phipps. “Child Health and Parental Paid Work.” Review of Economics of the Household. (2014). doi: 10.1007/s11150-014-9251-z

Xu, Wenchao, Richard Adams, and Scott E. Lowe. “Climate Change, Water Rights, and Water Supply: The Case of Irrigated Agriculture in Idaho.” Water Resources Research. (2014). Vol. 50 (12): 9675-9695.

Lowe, Scott E., Wenchao Xu, and Sheng Zhang. “An Analysis of Irrigated Agricultural Outcomes Under the Prior Appropriation Doctrine: Hypotheses and Applications.” Applied Economics. (2014). Vol. 46 (22): 2639-2652.

Lowe, Scott E., Regis Terpend, and Tom Gattiker. “Electronic Textbooks: Antecedents of Student’ Adoption and Learning Outcomes.” Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. (2014). Vol. 12 (2): 149-173.

Lowe, Scott E., Zeynep Hansen, and Wenchao Xu. “Long-term Impacts of Major Water Storage Facilities on Agriculture and the Natural Environment: Evidence from Idaho (U.S.).” Ecological Economics. (2014). Vol. 100: 106-118.


Cobourn, Kelly, Samia Islam, Sian Mooney, and Douglas Young. “Multidisciplinary Research: Implications for Agricultural and Applied Economists.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. (2013) Vol. 45 (2): 187-202.

Hansen, Zeynep K., Hideo Owan, and Jie Pan. “The Impact of Group Diversity on Knowledge Spillover: Evidence from College Classroom.” Education Economics. (2013). Forthcoming.

Hansen, Zeynep K., Hideo Owan, Jie Pan, and Shinya Sugawara. “Contractual Arrangements and Impact on Group Performance: Evidence from College Classroom.” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization. (2013). Forthcoming

Black, G.A., M. Black, D. Solan, D. Shropshire and T. Montoya. “A Market Decision Framework for Deployment of Small Modular Reactors in Developing Economies.”Submitted to Energy Policy. (2013).

Black, G. A., D. Holley, D. Solan, M. Bergloff. “Wind Energy Development in the West: The Role of State Incentives.”Submitted to Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. (2013).

Boone, C. and M. Fragkias. (Eds). “Urbanization and Sustainability: Linking urban ecology, environmental justice and global environmental change.” Springer Verlag. (2013).

Elmqvist, T., M. Fragkias, J. Goodness, B. Guneralp, P. Marcotullio, R. McDonald, S. Parnell, M. Schewenius, M. Sendstad, K.C. Seto, and K. Wilkinson. (Eds.). “Global urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services.” Springer Verlag. (2013).

Fragkias, M., J. Lobo, D. Strumsky, and K.C. Seto. “Does size matter? Scaling of CO2 emissions and U.S. urban areas.” PLoS ONE. (2013).

Heinrichs, D., M. Fragkias, and K. Krellenberg. “Urban Responses to Climate Change: Theories and Governance Practice in Cities of the Global South.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research. (2013). Vol. 37 (6): 1865-78.

Lowe, Scott E., Antonio Bento, and Emeric Henry. “The Determinants of Credit Allocations in a Market-Based Trading System: Evidence from the RECLAIM Program.” The Review of Regional Studies. (2013). Vol. 43 (1): 51-80


Loucks, Christine A., and Randall W. Bennett. “Health Industry Political Action Committee Contributions to U.S. Senators.” Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives. (2012). Vol. 39 (2): 94-105.


Auffhammer, Maximillian, Antonio M. Bento, and Scott E. Lowe. “The City-Level Effects of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.” Land Economics. (2011). Vol. 87 (1): 1-18.

Hansen, Zeynep K., Gary D. Libecap, and Scott E. Lowe. “Climate Variability and Water Infrastructure: Historical Experience in the Western United States.” The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (2011). 253-280.

Black, G.A., M. Taylor, and W. Wojtkowski, “On the Broader View of the Open Source Paradigm: The Case for Agricultural Biotechnology,” in Buchalcevova, A. and H. Palovskaeds., Information Systems Development: Advances in Theory,Practice, and Education, Springer-Verlag. (2011).

Loucks, Christine A., and Randall W. Bennett. “The Importance of Committee Assignment: Health Care Industry Political Action Committee Contributions and the House of Representatives.” Contemporary Economic Policy. (2011). Vol. 29 (2): 163-177.

Loucks, Christine A., and Randall W. Bennett. “Financial Services Industry PAC Contributions and Senate Committee Membership.” Atlantic Economic Journal. (2011). Vol. 39 (3): 203-216.

Lowe, Scott E., Maximilian Auffhammer, and Antonio Bento. “City-Level Effects of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.” Land Economics. (2011). Vol. 87 (1): 1-18.


Law, Marc T., and Zeynep K. Hansen. “Medical Licensing Board Characteristics and Physician Discipline: An Empirical Analysis.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. (2010). Vol. 35 (1): 63-93. Also available as NBER Working Paper No: 15140.

McIntosh, J. C. and Islam, S. “Beyond the Veil: The Influence of Islam on Female Entrepreneurship in a Conservative Muslim Context.” International Management Review. (2010).

Black, G.A., D. Solan, M. Louis, S. Peterson, L. Carter, S. Peterson, R. Bills, B. Morton, and E. Arthur. “Economic and Employment Impacts of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors.” Economic Policy Series, Center for Advanced Energy Studies. (2010).

Seto, K.C., R. Sanchez-Rodriguez, and M. Fragkias. “The new geography of contemporary urbanization and the environment.” Annual Reviews of Environment and Resources. (2010). Vol. 35: 167-194.


Williams, J, S. Mooney, and J. Peterson. “What is the Carbon Market: is there a final answer?” Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. (2009). Vol. 64 (1): 27-35.

Lowe, S. and Islam, S. “Impact of Air Quality Regulations on Entrepreneurial Activity.” Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship. (2009). Vol. 2: 71–95.

Islam, S. and Goetzke, F. “Correcting Sample Selection in FARS data to Estimate Seatbelt Use.” Journal of Safety Research. (2009). Vol. 40 (5): 389-93.

Islam, S. “An Examination of the Differential Impact of Highway Capital Investment on Economically Disparate Appalachian Counties.” Transportation Planning and Technology. (2009). Vol. 33 (5): 453.

Lowe, Scott E., Maximilian Auffhammer, and Antonio Bento. “Measuring the Effects of Environmental Regulations: The critical importance of a spatially disaggregated analysis.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. (2009). Vol. 58: 15-26.


Black, G. and Loucks, C. with Marley, C. and Vergne, A. “Pre-Kindergarten Education in Idaho.” Center for Business and Economic Research. (2008). Boise State University.

Hansen, Z. and Law, M. “The Political Economy of Truth-in-Advertising Regulation during the Progressive Era.” The Journal of Law and Economics. (2008) Vol. 51 (2): 251-269.

Twight, C. “Sovereign Impunity.” The Independent Review. (2008) Vol. 12 (4): 485-517


McIntosh, J. C., Winter, G. and Islam, S. “Entrepreneurship through an Islamic Lens: The Influence of Shari’a and Islamic Institutions on Female Entrepreneurship in the Middle East,” Journal of Advances in Global Business Research, Conference Proceedings. (2007). Vol. 4 (1).


Black, G., D. Holley and J. Church. “Idaho National Laboratory Impacts 2006: An Analysis of INL’s impact on the Idaho Economy.” Idaho National Laboratory. (2006).

Jackson, R.W., Schwarm, W.R., Okuyama, Y., and Islam, S. “A Method for Constructing Commodity by Industry Flow Matrices.” The Annals of Regional Science. (2006). Vol. 40 (4): 909-920.

Twight, C. “Limited Government: Ave Atque Vale.” The Independent Review. (2006). Vol. 10 (4): 485-510.