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Journal Articles

Cunningham, Samuel, Lori S. Bennear, and Martin D. Smith (forthcoming) “Spillovers in Regional Fisheries Management: Do Catch Shares Cause Leakage?” Land Economics.

Bennear, Lori S. (2015) “Positive and Normative Analysis of Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations in the U.S., U.K., and Norway,” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 9(1): 2-22.

Kirkpatrick, A. Justin and Lori S. Bennear (2014) “Promoting Clean Energy Investment: An Empirical Analysis of Property Assessed Clean Energy,”Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 68(2): 357-375.

Smith, Martin D., Frank Asche, Lori. S. Bennear and Atle Oglend (2014) “Spatial-dynamics of Hypoxia and Fisheries:  The Case of the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone,” Marine Resource Economics, 29(2): 111-131.

Balasubramanya, Soumya H, Alexander Pfaff, Lori S. Bennear, and Alessandro Tarozzi, Kazi Matin Ahmed, Amy Schoenfeld, and Alexander van Geen (2014) “Evolution of households’ responses to the groundwater arsenic crisis in Bangladesh: information on environmental health risks can have increasing behavioral impact over time,” Environment and Development Economics.

Smith, Martin D., Frank Asche, Lori S. Bennear, Elizabeth Havice, Andrew J. Read, Dale Squires (2014) “Will a catch share for whales improve social welfare?,” Ecological Applications, 24(1): 15-23.

Bennear, Lori S., Jonathan M. Lee, and Laura O. Taylor, (2013) “Municipal Rebate Programs for Environmental Retrofits: An Evaluation of Additionality and Cost-Effectiveness,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(2): 350-372.

 Bennear, Lori S., Alessandro Tarozzi , Alexander Pfaff, Soumya H. Balasubramanya, Kazi Matin Ahmed, and Alexander van Geen (2013) “Impacts of a Randomized Controlled Trial in Arsenic Risk Communication on Household Water-Source Choices in Bangladesh,”  Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 65(2): 225-240.

 Asche, Frank, Lori S. Bennear, Atle Oglend, and Martin D. Smith, (2012) “U.S. Shrimp Market Integration,” Marine Resources Economics 27(2): 181-192.

Bennear, Lori S., Katrina K. Jessoe and Sheila M. Olmstead (2009) “Sampling Out: Regulatory Avoidance and the Total Coliform Rule,” Environmental Science and Technology, 43(4): 5176-5182.

Bennear, Lori S. (2008) “What Do We Really Know: The Effect Of Reporting Thresholds On Inference Using Environmental Right-To-Know DataRegulation and Governance, 2(3): 293-315.

Bennear, Lori S. and Sheila M. Olmstead, (2008) “The Impacts of the “Right to Know”: Information Disclosure and the Violation of Drinking Water Standards,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 56(2): 117-130.

Bennear, Lori S. and Robert N. Stavins (2007) “Second-Best Theory and the Use of Multiple Policy Instruments,” Environmental and Resource Economics. 37(1): 111-129.

Bennear, Lori S. (2007) “Are Management-Based Regulations Effective?: Evidence from State Pollution Prevention Programs,” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(2) 327-348.

Bennear, Lori S., Robert N. Stavins, and Alex Wagner (2005) “Using Revealed Preferences to Infer Environmental Benefits: Evidence from Recreational Fishing Licenses,” Journal of Regulatory Economics, 28(2):157-180.

Snyder, Lori D., Nolan Miller, and Robert N. Stavins (2003) “The Effects of Environmental Regulation on Technology Diffusion: The Case of Chlorine Manufacturing,” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 92(2):431-435.

James Sadd, Manuel Pastor, J. Thomas Boer, and Lori D. Snyder (1999) “Every Breath You Take:  The Demographics of Toxic Air Releases in Southern CaliforniaEconomic Development Quarterly, 13(2)107-123.

Boer, J. Thomas, Manuel Pastor, James Sadd, and Lori D. Snyder (1997) “Is There Environmental Racism:  An Empirical Analysis of the Geographical Distribution of Hazardous Waste Facilities in Los Angeles County,” Social Science Quarterly 78(4): 793-810.

Book Chapters

Bennear, Lori S. and Cary Coglianese (2013) “Flexible Environmental Regulation,” in Kamieniecki, Sheldon and Michael Kraft eds. Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy, (Oxford, U.K.:  Oxford University Press).

Bennear, Lori S. (2012) “Beyond Belts and Suspenders: Promoting Private Risk Management in Offshore Drilling,” in Coglianese, Cary and Christopher Carrigan eds.  Regulatory Breakdown? The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation  (Philadelphia, PA:  University of Pennsylvania Press).

Bennear, Lori S. (2006) “Evaluating Management-Based Regulation:  A Valuable Tool in the Regulatory Tool Box?” in Coglianese, Cary and Jennifer Nash, eds. Leveraging the Private Sector: Management-Based Strategies for Improving Environmental Performance (Washington D.C.:  Resources for the Future Press).

Coglianese, Cary and Lori S. Bennear (2005) “Program Evaluation of Environmental Policies:  Toward Evidence-Based Decision Making”  in Brewer, Gary D. and  Paul C. Stern, eds. Decision Making for the Environment:  Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities, (Washington, DC:  National Academies Press).


Other Publications

Bennear, Lori S. and Sheila M. Olmstead (2010) “Information Disclosure and Drinking Water Quality,” in Parry, Ian W.H and Felicia Day, ed. Issues of the Day: 100 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy (Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future Press, 122-123).

Bennear, Lori S. and Sheila M. Olmstead (2009) “Information Disclosure and Drinking Water Quality,” RFF Policy Commentary, Resources Magazine, Number 173: 6-7.

Bennear, Lori S. and Cary Coglianese (2005)  “Measuring Progress: Program Evaluation of Environmental Policies,” Environment 47(2):22-39.

Sullivan, Melonie B., Lori S. Bennear, and William E. Painter, Jr. “A Quasi-experimental Examination of Family Centered Treatment®: Outcomes for a Juvenile Delinquent Population”

Conference/Policy Papers

 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.  Working paper available at:

Bennear, Lori S. and Martin Smith “Success or Selection:  An Economic Perspective on Fisheries Co-Management,” Working Paper available at:

Other Media

Interview by Knowledge@Wharton on SiriusXM Business News (Channel 111) on Shell’s decision to cease drilling in the Arctic. (Sept. 29, 2015)  (5 minute selection, full segment is available on SiriusXM OnDemand)

Interview by KERA (Dallas Public Radio) on the effectiveness of municipal rebates for low-flush toilets.  (June 2014).

Research Video on “Information Disclosure and Drinking Water Quality