About the Contributors

H. Spencer Banzhaf explores nonmarket valuation of air quality and other public goods and has proposed an approach to incorporating public goods into cost-of-living indexes, such as the U.S. consumer price index. He also studies the history of economic ideas and institutions, such as inflation and the agencies measuring it.

Thomas C. Beierle, a former RFF fellow, has looked closely at stakeholder involvement in environmental decisionmaking and has extensively studied the impact of public participation in environmental policy formulation. He currently is an associate with Ross and Associates Environmental Consulting in Seattle.

James Boyd centers his research on law and regulatory economics, including liability law, water ...

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