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IPSR is a Green Office

IPSR Staff

Dietrich Earnhart

Director, Center for Environmental Policy
Professor, Economics
435 Snow Hall
(785) 864-2866

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Dietrich Earnhart has been with the Institute since July 2000.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995
M.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991
B.A., Yale University, 1987

Dietrich Earnhart's Vita (PDF format)

Dietrich Earnhart teaches environmental economics, environmental policy analysis, comparative economics, and principles of economics at the University of Kansas. His research focuses on environmental economic issues that involve legal dimensions, such as optimal strategies for enforcing environmental protection laws, the effects of regulatory factors on corporate environmental performance in the U.S. and Europe, and the effects of ownership structure on air emissions in transition economics. He also conducts research that combines revealed and stated preference methods.

Major Fields of Interest

  • Environmental Economics

  • Comparative Economics

Teaching Fields

  • Environmental Economics

  • Comparative Economics

  • Introductory Economics

Selected Publications

  • "The Effect of Environmental Regulation on Profitability: An Empirical Test of the Porter Hypothesis," Land Economics, forthcoming (with Dylan Rassier).

  • "Effects of Permitted Effluent Limits on Compliance Levels," Ecological Economics, v. 61, n. 1, pg. 178-193, 2007.

  • "Using Contingent Pricing Analysis to Value Open Space and its Duration at Residential Locations," Land Economics, v. 82, n. 1, pg. 17-35, 2006.

  • "Effects of Ownership and Financial Performance on Corporate Environmental Performance," Journal of Comparative Economics, v. 34, n. 1, pg. 111-129, 2006 (with Lubomir Lizal).

  • "The Comparative Effectiveness of Government Interventions on Environmental Performance in the Chemical Industry," Stanford Environmental Law Journal, v. 26, n. 2, pg. 317-371, 2007 (with Robert Glicksman).

  • "Regulatory Factors Shaping Environmental Performance at Publicly-Owned Treatment Plants," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, v. 48, n. 1, pg. 655-681, 2004.

  • "Panel Data Analysis of Regulatory Factors Shaping Environmental Performance," Review of Economics and Statistics, v. 86, n. 1, pg. 391-401, 2004.

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