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Allen Blackman
Thomas Klutznick Senior Fellow
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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When Small is Dirty: Mexican Brick Kilns and Leather Tanneries
Allen Blackman
Research Seminar on Mexico and U.S.-Mexican Relations | University of California at San Diego, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies | San Diego, CA | October 1, 2001
The Economics of Tailored Regulation: EPA's Project XL
Allen Blackman
Beyond Compliance: What Motivates Environmental Behavior? | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/National Science Foundation--Decision, Risk and Management Science Program | Washington, D.C. | June 1, 2001
Promoting Clean Production by Small Enterprises
Allen Blackman
World Bank seminar: "Greening Industry: New Roles for Communities, Markets and Governments" | The World Bank | Washington, D.C. | November 1, 1999
Benefits and Costs of Alternative Pollution Control Strategies for Traditional Brick Kilns in Cd. Juárez, Mexico
Allen Blackman
13th Meeting of the Joint Advisory Committee for the Improvement of Air Quality in the Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua/El Paso, Texas/Dona Aña County, NM Air Basin | El Paso, TX | December 1, 1999
Location Efficiency and Mortgage Default
Allen Blackman
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy | Washington, D.C. | November 1, 1999
How do Public Disclosure Pollution Control Strategies Work? Evidence from Indonesia's PROPER Program.
Allen Blackman and S. Afsah
American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting | AAEA | Nashville, TN | August 1, 1999
Community Pressure and Public Disclosure: Three Case Studies
Allen Blackman
Workshop on Poverty, Environment and Growth | The World Bank | Washington, D.C. | March 1, 1999
Cross-Border Pollution Control
Allen Blackman
Conference on Air Quality and Economic Growth | Dallas Federal Reserve Bank | San Antonio, TX | August 1, 1998
An Econometric Analysis of the Adoption of Propane by Traditional Brickmakers in Cd. Juárez, Mexico
Allen Blackman
Western Economic Association (WEA) Meetings | WEA | San Francisco, CA | June 1, 1996
Clean Technological Change in Developing-Country Industrial Clusters: Mexican Leather Tanning
Allen Blackman
American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting | AAEA | Chicago, IL | August 1, 2001
Foreign Direct Investment in the Chinese Power Sector: Trends, Benefits and Barriers
Allen Blackman
Workshop on Technology Transfer for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Sustainable Development | Beijing, China | November 1, 1997
Deforestation and Shade Grown Coffee in Oaxaca, Mexico
Allen Blackman
Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Meetings | Washington, DC | June 22, 2004
Cap-and-Trade Systems for Air Emissions: Opportunities and Challenges for Developing Countries
Allen Blackman
National Institute of Ecology | Mexico, D.F. | June 22, 2004
Institutional Evaluation of the National Environmental System (SINA)
Allen Blackman, Richard Morgenstern, Sandra Hoffmanm and E. Topping
World Bank Workshop on Country Environmental Analysis for Columbia | World Bank | Bogota, Columbia | August 1, 2004
“Prioritizing policies for biodiversity conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: A rapid assessment”
Allen Blackman
Peer Review Workshop on the Biodiversity Platform | Inter-American Development Bank | Washington, DC | April 19, 2012
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