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Allen Blackman
Thomas Klutznick Senior Fellow
202-328-5073
blackman@rff.org
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An expert on environmental and natural resource policy in developing countries, Allen Blackman focuses principally on industrial pollution control and tropical deforestation in Latin America and Asia. Much of his research evaluates environmental management strategies that aim to overcome barriers to conventional regulation in developing countries, including weak institutions and missing infrastructure. He coordinates RFF's participation in the Environment for Development (EfD) initiative and is a research fellow at the EfD Center for Central America. 
Featured Publications
Does Ecocertification Have Environmental Benefits? Organic Coffee in Costa Rica
A. Blackman and M. Naranjo
Ecological Economics | forthcoming
 
Resources Magazine: 180
Edward B. Barbier, Allen Blackman, Maureen L. Cropper, Róger Madrigal, David Popp, Drew Shindell, Juha V. Siikamäki, Thomas Sterner, Jintao Xu, Phil Sharp
Resources | 2012 (180)
 
Does Ecocertification in Developing Countries Boost Compliance? ISO 14001 Certification in Mexico.
Allen Blackman
Journal of Regulatory Economics | Related Discussion Paper 11-39
 
Ex Post Evaluation of Forest Conservation Policies Using Remote Sensing Data: An Introduction and Practical Guide
Allen Blackman
RFF Discussion Paper 12-13 | March 2012
 
Land Cover Change in Agroforestry: Shade Coffee in El Salvador
A. Blackman, B. Ávalos-Sartorio, and J. Chow
Land Economics | February 2012 | 88(1) | pp. 75-101
 
Producer-level Benefits of Sustainability Certification
A. Blackman and J. Rivera
Conservation Biology | December 2011 | Vol. 25, No. 6 | pp. 1176-1185
 
Does Public Disclosure Reduce Pollution? Evidence from India’s Pulp and Paper Industry
N. Powers, A. Blackman, U. Narain, and T. Lyon
Environmental and Resource Economics | September 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 1 | pp. 131-155
 
User-Financing in a National Payments for Environmental Services Program: Costa Rican Hydropower.
A. Blackman and R. Woodward
Ecological Economics | 1626-1638 | forthcoming | 69(8) | Related Discussion Paper 09-04-REV
 
Alternative Pollution Control Policies in Developing Countries.
Allen Blackman
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. | 4(2) | 234-253 | Related Discussion Paper EfD 09-14
 
Voluntary Regulation in Developing Countries: Mexico’s Clean Industry Program.
A. Blackman, B. Lahiri, B. Pizer, M. Rivera Planter, and C. Muñoz Piña.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 60(3) | 182-192 | Related Discussion Paper 07-36-REV
 
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JOURNAL ARTICLES
Does Ecocertification Have Environmental Benefits? Organic Coffee in Costa Rica
A. Blackman and M. Naranjo
Ecological Economics | forthcoming
 
Does Ecocertification in Developing Countries Boost Compliance? ISO 14001 Certification in Mexico.
Allen Blackman
Journal of Regulatory Economics | Related Discussion Paper 11-39
 
What Drives Voluntary Eco-Certification in Mexico?”
A. Blackman and S. Guerrero.
Journal of Comparative Economics. | 40(2) | 256-268
 
Land Cover Change in Agroforestry: Shade Coffee in El Salvador
A. Blackman, B. Ávalos-Sartorio, and J. Chow
Land Economics | February 2012 | 88(1) | pp. 75-101
 
Producer-level Benefits of Sustainability Certification
A. Blackman and J. Rivera
Conservation Biology | December 2011 | Vol. 25, No. 6 | pp. 1176-1185
 
Does Public Disclosure Reduce Pollution? Evidence from India’s Pulp and Paper Industry
N. Powers, A. Blackman, U. Narain, and T. Lyon
Environmental and Resource Economics | September 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 1 | pp. 131-155
 
Agricultural Price Supports as a Conservation Tool: Mexican Shade Coffee.
B. Ávalos-Sartorio and A. Blackman
Agroforestry Systems | Vol. 78, No. 2 | pp. 169-183. | Related Discussion Paper 08-48-REV
 
Fuel Tax Incidence in Developing Countries: The Case of Costa Rica.
A. Blackman, R. Osakwe, and F. Alpizar
Energy Policy | Vol.38, no. 5 | pp. 2208-2015. | Related Discussion Paper 09-37
 
Costos de Conservación, Incentidumbre en Precios y Abandono en la Producción de Café de Sombra: el Caso de la Costa de Oaxaca en México.
H. Albers, B. Ávalos-Sartorio, M. Batz, and A. Blackman.
Gaceta de Economía del Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 05-61
 
User-Financing in a National Payments for Environmental Services Program: Costa Rican Hydropower.
A. Blackman and R. Woodward
Ecological Economics | 1626-1638 | forthcoming | 69(8) | Related Discussion Paper 09-04-REV
 
Alternative Pollution Control Policies in Developing Countries.
Allen Blackman
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. | 4(2) | 234-253 | Related Discussion Paper EfD 09-14
 
Voluntary Regulation in Developing Countries: Mexico’s Clean Industry Program.
A. Blackman, B. Lahiri, B. Pizer, M. Rivera Planter, and C. Muñoz Piña.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 60(3) | 182-192 | Related Discussion Paper 07-36-REV
 
Land Cover Change in Mixed Agroforestry: Shade Coffee in El Salvador.
A. Blackman, B. Ávalos-Sartorio, and J. Chow.
Land Economics | 88(1) | 75-101 | Related Discussion Paper 08-30
 
Clean Technological Change in Developing Country Industrial Clusters: Mexican Leather Tanneries.
A. Blackman and A. Kildegaard.
Environmental Economics and Policy Studies | 12(3) | 115-132 | Related Discussion Paper 03-12-REV
 
Does Public Disclosure Reduce Pollution? Evidence from India’s Pulp and Paper Industry.
N. Powers, A. Blackman, U. Narain, and T. Lyon.
Environmental and Resource Economics | 12(3) | 115-132
 
Producer-level Benefits of Sustainability Certification
A. Blackman and J. Rivera.
Conservation Biology | 25(6) | 1176-1185 | Related Discussion Paper EfD 10-10
 
What Drives Participation in State Voluntary Cleanup Programs? Evidence from Oregon.
Allen Blackman, Sarah Darley, Tom Lyon, and Kris Wernstedt
Land Economics | 86(4) | 785-799 | Related Discussion Paper 08-04
 
Can Voluntary Environmental Regulation Work in Developing Countries? Lessons from Case Studies.
Allen Blackman
Policy Studies Journal | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 07-10
 
Colombia's Discharge Fee Program: Economic Incentives for Polluters or Regulators?
Allen Blackman
Journal of Environmental Management | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 05-31
 
Land Cover in a Managed Forest Ecosystem: Mexican Shade Coffee
Allen Blackman, Heidi J. Albers, Beatriz Ávalos-Sartorio, and Lisa Crooks Murphy
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | forthcoming | Related Discussion Paper 07-30
 
Shade Coffee and Tree Cover Loss: Lessons from El Salvador
Allen Blackman, Beatriz Ávalos-Sartorio, and Jeffrey Chow
Environment | Vol. 49, No. 7 | pp. 22-32 | Related Discussion Paper 07-32
 
Land Cover in a Managed Forest Ecosystem: Mexican Shade Coffee
Allen Blackman, Heidi J. Albers, Beatriz Ávalos-Sartorio, and Lisa Crooks.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | 83(4) | 1024-1035 | Related Discussion Paper 07-30
 
Tree Cover Loss in El Salvador’s Shade Coffee Areas
Allen Blackman, Beatriz Ávalos-Sartorio, Jeff Chow
Environment | 49(7) | 22-32 | Related Discussion Paper 07-32
 
Voluntary Environmental Regulation in Developing Countries: A Mexican Case Study
Allen Blackman and Nicholas Sisto
Natural Resources Journal | Vol. 46, No. 4 | pp. 1005-1042 | Related Discussion Paper 05-16
 
Voluntary Environmental Agreements when Regulatory Capacity is Weak
Allen Blackman, Tom Lyon, Nicholas Sisto
Comparative Economic Studies | 2006 | Vol. 48, No. 4 | pp. 682-702 | Related Discussion Paper 06-30
 
The Benefits and Costs of Informal Sector Pollution Control: Mexican Brick Kilns
Allen Blackman, Stephen Newbold, Jhih-Shyang Shih, David Evans, Joseph Cook and Michael Batz
Environment and Development Economics | October 2006 | Vol. 11, No. 5 | pp. 603-627 | Related Discussion Paper 00-46
 
How Does Public Disclosure Work? Evidence from Indonesia's PROPER Program
Allen Blackman, Shakeb Afsah, and Damayanti Ratunanda
Human Ecology Review | Vol. 11, No. 3 | pp. 235-246 | Related Discussion Paper 00-44
 
Scrap Tires in Ciudad Juárez and El Paso: Ranking the Risks
Allen Blackman and Alejandra Palma
Journal of Environment and Development | Vol. 11, No. 3 | pp. 247-256 | Related Discussion Paper 02-46
 
The Economics of Tailored Regulation: Will Voluntary Site-Specific Performance Standards Necessarily Improve Welfare?
Allen Blackman and James Boyd
Southern Economic Journal | 2002 | Vol. 169, No 2 | pp. 309-326 | Related Discussion Paper 00-03-REV
 
Obstacles to a Doubly Green Revolution
Allen Blackman
Environment and Development Economics | 2001 | Vol. 6, No. 4 | pp. 510-513 | Related Discussion Paper 00-48
 
Why Don't Lenders Finance High-Return Technological Change in Developing-Country Agriculture?
Allen Blackman
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | 2001 | Vol. 83, No. 4 | pp. 1024-1035 | Related Discussion Paper 01-17
 
Location Efficient Mortgages: Is the Rationale Sound?
Allen Blackman and Alan J. Krupnick
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management | 2001 | Vol. 20, No. 4 | pp. 633-649 | Related Discussion Paper 99-49-REV
 
The Cost of Developing Site-Specific Environmental Regulations: Evidence from EPA's Project XL
Allen Blackman and J. Mazurek
Environmental Management | 2001 | Vol. 27, No. 1 | pp. 109-121 | Related Discussion Paper 99-35-REV
 
Informal Sector Pollution Control: What Policy Options Do We Have?
Allen Blackman
World Development | 2000 | Vol. 28, No. 12 | pp. 2067-2082 | Related Discussion Paper 00-02-REV
 
The Use of Economic Incentives in Developing Countries: Lessons from International Experience with Industrial Air Pollution.
Allen Blackman and Winston Harrington
Journal of Environment and Development | 2000 | Vol. 9, No. 1 | pp. 5-44 | Related Discussion Paper 99-39
 
Making Small Beautiful: Lessons from Mexican Leather Tanneries and Brick Kilns
Allen Blackman
Small Enterprise Development | 2000 | Vol. 11, No. 2 | pp. 4-14
 
Foreign Direct Investment in the Chinese Power Sector: Trends, Benefits and Barriers
Allen Blackman and X. Wu
Energy Policy | 1999 | Vol. 27, No. 12 | pp. 695-711 | Related Discussion Paper 98-50
 
Community Pressure and Clean Technology in the Informal Sector: An Econometric Analysis of the Adoption of Propane by Traditional Mexican Brickmakers
Allen Blackman and G.J. Bannister
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 1998 | Vol. 35, No. 1 | pp. 1-21 | Related Discussion Paper 97-16-REV
 
Pollution Control in the Informal Sector: The Ciudad Juárez Brickmakers' Project
Allen Blackman and G.J. Bannister
Natural Resources Journal | 1997 | Vol. 37, No. 4 | pp. 829-856 | Related Discussion Paper 98-15
 
  
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