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Lori S. Bennear, Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics and Policy  

Office Location: 9 Circuit Drive
Office Phone: (919) 613-8083
Duke Box: 90328
Email Address: lori.bennear@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.duke.edu/~lds5

Areas of Expertise

  • Environment and Energy, Environmental Law, Regulation and Policy

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002
M.A., Yale University, 1996
AB, Occidental College

Research Categories: Environmental Economics. Evaluation of effectiveness of environmental regulations

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. L.S. Bennear, R.N. Stavins, A. Wagner. "Private Options to Use Public Goods: Using Revealed Preferences to Estimate Environmental Benefits." Journal of Regulatory Economics 28.2 (2005): 157-180.
  2. L.S. Bennear with Tom Boer, James Sadd, and Manuel Pastor. "Is There Environmental Racism: An Empirical Analysis of the Geographical Distribution of Hazardous Waste Facilities in Los Angeles County." Social Science Quarterly (December, 1997).
  3. L.S. Bennear, M. Baker-Goering, M. Lenox. "The Effectiveness of Information Disclosure: An Examination of the TRI."  2008
  4. M.B. Sullivan, L.S. Bennear, W.E. Painter, Jr.. "A Quasi-experimental Examination of Family Centered Treatment┬«: Outcomes for a Juvenile Delinquent Population."  2008
  5. L.S. Bennear and K.L. Dickinson. "The Role of Program Evaluation in Environmental Policy: A Critical Evaluation of the Incentives Created by GPRA and PART.."  2008 [pdf]

Curriculum Vitae

Environmental and natural resource economics, applied microeconomics, and empirical methods. Her research focuses on estimating the effect of different regulatory innovations on measures of facility-level environmental performance, such as pollution levels, chemical use, and technology choice. Recent work has focused on measuring the effectiveness of management-based regulations, which require each regulated entity to develop its own internal rules and initiates to achieve reductions in pollution, as well as the effectiveness of regulations that mandate public reporting of toxic emissions.

Lori S. Bennear