Jonathan Kaplan

  • Contact Information

  • Title: Professor
  • Office Location: Tahoe Hall Room 3017
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00-4:10pm Thurs. 10:00-11:50am or by appointment
  • E-mail: kaplanj@csus.edu
  • Office Phone: 916-278-4367
  • Mailing Address: Sacramento State 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6043

Courses that I teach

  • ECON 1B: Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 100B: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 123: Resource Economics
  • ECON 145: Research Methods
  • ECON 241: Applied Econometric Analysis
  • ECON 265: Cost Benefit Analysis

Publications

“The Economic Consequences of Pierce’s Disease and Related Policy in the California Winegrape Industry,” (with J. Alston, K. Fuller, and K.P. Tumber) Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics forthcoming. 

 “Valuing Options in Water Markets: A Laboratory Investigation,” (with K. Hansen and S. Kroll) Environmental and Resource Economics (2013): DOI 10.1007/s10640-013-9659-6.

“Multiple Environmental Externalities and Manure Management Policy,” (with N. Key) Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 32:1 (2007): 115-134.

 “Policy Design and Conservation Compliance on Highly Erodible Lands,” (with K. Giannakas), Land Economics 81(1) (2005): 20-33.

“Nonpoint Source Pollution Control under Incomplete and Costly Information,” (with Y. H. Farzin) Environmental and Resource Economics 28(2004): 489-506.

“The Manure Hits the Land: Economic and Environmental Implications for US Agriculture when Land Application of Manure is Constrained,” (with R. Johansson and M. Peters) American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86(2004): 688-700. 

“A Carrot and Stick Approach to Environmental Improvement: Marrying Agri-Environmental Payments and Water Quality Regulations,” (with R. Johansson) Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 33(2004): 91-104. 

“An Information-Theoretical Approach to Budget Constrained Nonpoint Source Pollution Control,” (with R. Howitt and Y. H. Farzin) Journal ofEnvironmental Economics and Management 46 (2003): 106-130, doi:10.1016/S0095-0696(02)00035-9.

 “Estimating Nonpoint Source Pollution: An Application of a Sequential Entropy Filter,” (with R. Howitt), Water Resources Research 38(3) (2002): 10.1029/2000WR000088.

Reports

Howitt, R.E., Kaplan, J.D., Larson, D., MacEwan, D., Medellín-Azuara, J., Horner, G., and N.S. Lee.The Economic Impacts of Central Valley Salinity, Final Report to the State Water Resources Control Board Contract 05-417-150-0, March 20, 2009.

 Kaplan, J.D., and B. Currier, The Monetary Value of Wetland Benefits in the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta, Office of Water Programs, California State University Sacramento, December 2006.

Research Projects/Interests

Current Projects

Testing Financial and Environmental Governance Institutions in the Economics Laboratory

An Economic Assessment of Winegrape Supply Response in the presence of Pierce’s Disease

Economic Hurdles to Adoption of Wood Canker Disease Controls in California Grape and Pistachio Production

Past Projects

An Experiment on Alternative Water Market Structures and Organizations

A Laboratory Investigation of a Congestion Externality: Commuter Parking and Responsive Pricing

Adaptive Water Quality Management of a Heterogeneous Watershed

Water Salinity Control and Household Labor Productivity in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Economic Valuation of Wetlands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary

Compliance with Environmental Policy when Enforcement is Costly

The Effect of Manure Nutrient Constraints on Water and Air Quality Improvements

Non-Point Source Pollution Control under Incomplete and Costly Information

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