I have an active research program examining how different methods of presenting environmental risk affect people’s perception of risk and their responses to risk. Two large projects focus on risk perception from Arsenic (As) in drinking water–one project in North Carolina and one project in Bangladesh.
Bennear, Lori S., Alessandro Tarozzi , Alexander Pfaff, HB Soumya, Kazi Matin Ahmed, and Alexander van Geen “Bright Lines, Risk Beliefs, and Risk Avoidance: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Bangladesh,” revise and resubmit at the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.
Soumya, HB, Alexander Pfaff, Lori S. Bennear, and Alessandro Tarozzi, Kazi Matin Ahmed, Amy Schoenfeld, and Alexander van Geen “Rising Gains From Risk Information: Learning from Groundwater Arsenic in Bangladesh,” in review at the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
Baker-Goering, Madeleine, Lori S. Bennear and Nolan Miller “Risk Framing, Bright-Lines, and Relative Risk: Impacts on Perceptions of Risk from Arsenic in Groundwater,” in preparation.
Hypoxia in the Gulf Coast Shrimp Fishery and Fisheries Management
I am actively working on a project funded by NOAA to estimate the impact of the ‘dead zone’—severe seasonal hypoxia that occurs on the northwestern Gulf of Mexico shelf—on the Gulf shrimp fishery, historically one of the most valuable fisheries in the United States.
Frank Asche, Lori S. Bennear, Atle Oglend, and Martin D. Smith, “U.S. Shrimp Market Integration,” in review at Marine Resources Economics.
Bennear, Lori S., Erika Kociolek, Martin Smith, and Jia Li Lau “Estimating the Effect of the Dead Zone on the Gulf Shrimp Fishery Using Treatment Effects Models,” in preparation.
Bennear, Lori S. and Martin Smith “Success or Selection: An Economic Perspective on Fisheries Co-Management,”
My research on regulatory policy continues to focus on evaluating non-traditional environmental regulatory instruments including management-based regulations for offshore oil drilling, local subsidies for high-efficiency appliance adoption. I remain committed to promoting the use of evaluation in developing evidence-based policy.
Bennear, Lori S. “Beyond Belts and Suspenders: Incentivizing Private Risk Management in Offshore Drilling,” in preparation for Regulatory Breakdown? The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation, University of Pennsylvania, September 15-16, 2011
Bennear, Lori S. and Cary Coglianese “Flexible Environmental Regulation,” forthcoming in Kamienieck, Sheldon and Michael Kraft, eds. The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press) expected publication 2012.
Bennear, Lori S. and Katherine L. Dickinson, “Incorporating Evaluation in the Regulatory Process,” prepared for the workshop “Crisis And The Challenges Of Regulatory Design,” Kenan Institute For Ethics, Duke University, June 2-3 2011.
Bennear, Lori S., Jonathan M. Lee, and Laura O. Taylor, “Participation Incentives, Rebound Effects And The Cost- Effectiveness Of Rebates For Water-Efficient Appliances,” in preparation for submission to the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.