Christian A. Vossler, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, recently published a paper in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics examining the ability of an agency to use taxes to control nonpoint source pollution, such as runoff from agricultural areas as opposed to emissions from a factory. The work shows that taxes based on ambient pollution levels, rather than actual emissions from a single source, can be used to generate a socially efficient level of pollution. Vossler is rapidly building a national reputation as an expert in the regulation of nonpoint source pollution, as well as the valuation of nonmarket goods. He has published more than 15 papers in academic journals and books and won the 2006 Editor’s Choice Award for the best paper published in Economic Inquiry.
Suter, Jordan F., Christian A. Vossler, and Gregory L. Poe, “Experiments on Damage-Based Ambient Taxes for Nonpoint Source Polluters,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 90 no. 1 (2008): 86-102.
Evans, Mary F., Christian A. Vossler and Nicholas E. Flores, “Hybrid Allocation Mechanisms for Publicly Provided Goods,” Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 93 no. 1-2 (2009): 311-325.
Vossler, Christian A. and Michael McKee, “Induced-Value Tests of Contingent Valuation Elicitation Mechanisms,” Environmental & Resource Economics, Vol. 35 no. 2 (2006): 137-168.
Vossler, Christian A., Gregory L. Poe, William D. Schulze, and Kathleen Segerson, “Communication and Incentive Mechanisms Based on Group Performance: An Experimental Study of Nonpoint Pollution Control,” Economic Inquiry, Vol. 44 no. 4 (2006): 599-613.
Vossler, Christian A. and Gregory L. Poe, “Analysis of Contingent Valuation Data with Multiple Bids and Response Options Allowing Respondents to Express Uncertainty: A Comment,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 49 no. 1 (2005): 197-200.
Vossler, Christian A. and Joe Kerkvliet, “A Criterion Validity Test of the Contingent Valuation Method: Comparing Hypothetical and Actual Voting Behavior for a Public Referendum,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 45 no. 3 (2003): 631-649.