Lessons from Leading Minds
Chapter 17: Environmental Economics
John List John List was born in 1968 in Madison, Wisconsin and obtained his BS in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point in 1992 and his PhD in economics from the University of Wyoming in 1996. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida (1996–2000), Associate Professor at the University of Arizona (2000–2001), Professor at the University of Maryland (2001–2005), and has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago since 2005. At Chicago, Professor List teaches environmental economics and experimental economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the University of Central Florida, he won the Carl H. Galloway Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher in the Department of Economics four times and the Best Graduate Teacher Award once. Professor List is best-known for his pioneering work in field experiments in economics. His articles in this area have appeared in numerous journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Journal of Econometrics, among others. His books include, Using Experimental Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006), editor, and Recent Advances in Environmental Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003), co-edited with Aart de Zeeaw. Professor List has been active in policy-making in environmental and 301 M2372 - BOWMAKER TEXT.indd 301 29/9/10 11:36:38 302 The heart of teaching economics resource economics, serving as a Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. I interviewed John List in his...
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