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Leonard A. Shabman
Resident Scholar
202-328-5139
shabman@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
After three decades on the faculty at Virginia Tech, Leonard Shabman joined RFF in 2002 as a resident scholar. His special interest is in expanding the contributions of economic analysis to the formation of water and related land resource policy. Shabman’s present research is focused on development of evaluation protocols for large-scale ecosystem restoration projects, with special focus on the Everglades and Coastal Louisiana. 
Featured Publications
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Richard D. Morgenstern, Leonard A. Shabman, Yusuke Kuwayama , Roger A. Sedjo
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
A New Era of Disaster Aid? Reflections on the Sandy Supplemental
Carolyn Kousky, Leonard A. Shabman
Issue Brief 13-05 | December 2013
 
Catalysts for Conservation: Exploring Behavioral Science Insights for Natural Resource Investments
P. Lynn Scarlett, James W. Boyd, Anna Brittain, Leonard A. Shabman, Timothy J. Brennan
RFF Report | September 2013
 
Florida Ranchlands: An Experiment in Paying for Environmental Services: An Interview with Leonard Shabman
Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Inside RFF: A Look at What's Happening
Leonard A. Shabman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James N. Sanchirico, P. Lynn Scarlett
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Moving from Concept to Implementation: The Emergence of the Northern Everglades Payment for Environmental Services Program
Leonard A. Shabman, Sarah Lynch
RFF Discussion Paper 13-27 | August 2013
 
Whither Markets for Environmental Regulation?
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Kenneth J. Arrow, Sheila M. Olmstead, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman, P. Lynn Scarlett, Ian W.H. Parry, Molly K. Macauley, Roberton C. Williams III, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James W. Boyd, Carolyn Fischer
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
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Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Maureen L. Cropper, Joel Darmstadter, Arthur G. Fraas, Kristin Hayes, Leonard A. Shabman, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
The Realities of Federal Disaster Aid: The Case of Floods
Carolyn Kousky, Leonard A. Shabman
Issue Brief 12-02 | April 2012
 
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JOURNAL ARTICLES
Lessons Learned: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of a NationalTechnical Review Committee for Oversight of the Plan for theRestoration of the Mississippi Delta
Kenneth Orth , John W. Day, Donald F. Boesch, Ellis J. Clairain,William J. Mitsch, Leonard Shabman, Charles Simenstad , Bill Streever, Chester Watson, John Wells, Dennis Whigham
Ecological Engineering | 2005 | Vol. 25 | pp. 153–167
 
The Role of Nonmarket Valuation in Hydropower Relicensing: An Application of a Pattern Modeling Approach
K. Stephenson and L. Shabman
Journal of Economic Issues | Forthcoming
 
Reforesting Frequently Flooded Agricultural Land: Will a Market for Carbon Sequestration Credits Be Enough?
L. Shabman, L. Zepp, D. King and L. Wainger
American Journal of Alternative Agriculture | Forthcoming
 
Effluent and Emission Trading Programs: Reflections on the Air and Water Experiences
L. Shabman, L.K. Stephenson and W. Shobe
Environmental Practice | Forthcoming
 
Assessing Violations of Water Quality Standards Under Section 303 (d) of the Clean Water Act
E. Smith, K. Ye, C. Hughes and L. Shabman
Environmental Science and Technology | February 2001 | Vol. 25, No. 3 | pp. 606-612
 
Environmental Valuation and Its Economic Critics
L. Shabman and K. Stephenson
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management | November-December, 2000 | Vol. 126, No. 6 | pp. 382-388
 
Some Unconventional Thoughts on Sprawl
M. Fina and L. Shabman
William and Mary Environmental Law Review | Fall 1999 | Vol. 23, No. 3 | pp. 739-775
 
Watershed-based Effluent Allowance Trading: Identifying the Statutory and Regulatory Barriers to Implementation
K. Stephenson, L. Shabman, L. Geyer
The Environmental Lawyer | June 1999 | Vol. 5, No. 3 | pp. 775-815
 
Watershed-based Effluent Trading: The Nonpoint Source Challenge
K. Stephenson, P. Norris, L. Shabman
Contemporary Economic Policy | October 1998 | Vol. 16 | pp. 412-421
 
Wetlands Credit Sales as a Strategy for Achieving No Net Loss: The Limitations of Regulatory Conditions
L. Shabman, K. Stephenson, P. Scodari
Wetlands | September 1998 | Vol. 18, No. 3 | pp 471-481
 
Reforestation of Flooded Farmland
G. Amacher, L. Shabman, J. Sullivan, L. Zepp
Journal of Forestry | May 1998 | Vol. 96, No. 5 | pp. 10-17
 
Searching for the Correct Benefit Estimate: Empirical Evidence for an Alternative Perspective
L. Shabman and K. Stephenson
Land Economics | November 1996 | Vol. 72, No. 4 | pp. 433-449
 
Environmental Policy Reform: A Taxonomy of Economists' Perspectives
L. Shabman and K. Stephenson
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics | July 1996 | Vol. 28, No. 1 | pp. 117-125
 
Demosclerosis: Assessing the Argument
Leonard A. Shabman
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | December 1995 | Vol. 77, No. 4 | pp. 1135-1140
 
A Critique of the Self-Interested Voter Model: The Case of a Local Single Issue Referendum
L. Shabman and K. Stephenson
Journal of Economic Issues | December 1994 | Vol. 28, No. 4 | pp. 1173-1186
 
The Effects of Agricultural and Tax Policy Reform on the Economic Return to Wetland Drainage in the Mississippi Delta Region
R. Kramer and L. Shabman
Land Economics | August 1993 | Vol. 69, No. 3 | pp. 85-126
 
Economic and Environmental Considerations for Nitrogen Management in the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
P. Norris and L. Shabman
American Journal of Alternative Agriculture | Vol. 7, No. 4 | pp. 148-156
 
Property Rights to the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Fishery: History and Implications
G. Santopietro and L. Shabman
Society and Natural Resources | Vol. 5, No. 2 | pp. 165-178
 
The Possibility of Community-Wide Flood Control Benefits: Evidence from Voting Behavior in a Bond Referendum
L. Shabman and K. Stephenson
Water Resources Research | April 1992 | Vol. 28, No. 4 | pp. 959-964
 
Determinants of Landowner's Willingness to Pay for Flood Hazard Reduction
E. Thunberg and L. Shabman
Water Resources Bulletin | August 1991 | Vol. 27, No. 4 | pp. 657-665
 
Environmental Hazards of Farming: Thinking About the Management Challenge
Leonard A. Shabman
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics | July 1990 | pp. 11-21
 
Simulation Modeling to Set Priorities for Research on Oyster Production
D. Bosch and L. Shabman
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | May 1990 | Vol. 72, No. 2 | pp. 371- 381
 
The Decline of Private Sector Oyster Culture in Virginia: Causes and Remedial Policies
D.G. Bosch and L.A. Shabman
Marine Resource Economics | Vol. 6 | pp. 227-243
 
The Use of Water Resource Information: The Second National Water Assessment
C.T. Osborn and L. Shabman
Water Resource Bulletin | December 1988 | Vol. 24, No. 6 | pp. 1161-1167
 
Agricultural Transition: It's Implications for Agricultural Economics Extension in the Southeast
D. Kohl, L. Shabman, and H. Stoevener
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics | July 1987 | Vol. 19, No. 1 | pp. 35-43
 
Mitigating Damages from Coastal Wetlands Development: Policy, Economics, and Financing
L. Shabman and S. Batie
Marine Resource Economics | Vol. 4 | pp. 227-248
 
Federal Financial Responsibility for Coastal Port Development: A Study of the Process of Policy Redefinition
L. Shabman, L. and G.E. Dickey
Policy Studies Review | November 1986 | Vol. 6, No. 2 | pp. 358-365
 
The Accuracy of Water Use Forecasts: Evaluation and Implications
C.T. Osborn, J. Schefter and L. Shabman
Water Resources Bulletin | February 1986 | Vol. 21, No. 1 | pp. 101-109
 
Natural Resource Economics: Methodological Orientations and Policy Effectiveness
Leonard A. Shabman
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | December 1985 | Vol. 67, No. 5 | pp. 1030-1034
 
Benefit Taxation for Environmental Improvement: A Case Example from Virginia's Soft Crab Fishery
L. Shabman and O. Capps
Land Economics | November 1985 | Vol. 61, No. 4 | pp. 398-408
 
Water Resources Management: Policy Economics for an Era of Transition
Leonard A. Shabman
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics | July 1984 | Vol. 16, No. 1 | pp. 53-65
 
Emerging Concepts for the Conduct of State Water Resources Planning
Leonard A. Shabman
Water Resources Bulletin | April 1984 | Vol. 20, No. 2 | pp. 203-209
 
Virginia's Water Law: Resolving the Interjurisdictional Transfer Issue
W. Cox and L. Shabman
Virginia Journal of Natural Resources Law | Winter 1984 | Vol. 3, No. 2 | pp. 181-234
 
Evaluating Direct Benefit Estimation Procedures for Irrigation Projects: A Simplified Approach
Leonard A. Shabman
Water Resources Bulletin | May 1983 | Vol. 19, No. 2 | pp. 297-300
 
Financial Implications of Outdoor Recreation Planning Practices: A Case Study from Virginia
L. Shabman and R. Ostrander
Leisure Sciences | Vol. 5, No. 3 | pp. 161-179
 
Distributional Constraints on the Acceptance of Non-Point Pollution Control Plans
W. Park and L. Shabman
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | August 1982 | Vol. 64, No. 3 | pp. 455-462
 
Economic Analysis of Water Conservation Policy
Leonard A. Shabman
Water Resources Bulletin | April 1982 | Vol. 18, No. 2 | pp. 345-349
 
Estimating the Economic Value of Wetlands: Principles, Methods and Limitations
S. Batie and L. Shabman
Coastal Zone Management Journal | Vol. 10, No. 3 | pp. 255-277
 
Considerations in Choosing the Appropriate Mix of Urban and Agricultural Nonpoint Pollution Control
W. Park and L. Shabman
Water Resources Bulletin | December 1981 | Vol. 17, No. 6 | pp. 1023-1028
 
Implications of Recent User Charge Legislation for Barge Transportation of Agricultural Commodities
J. Binkley and L. Shabman
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics | December 1980 | Vol. 12, No. 2 | pp. 117-123
 
Valuing Non-market Goods —Conceptual and Empirical Issues: Discussion
S. Batie and L. Shabman
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | December 1979 | Vol. 61, No. 5 | pp. 931-932
 
The Economics of Wetlands Preservation in Virginia
L. Shabman, S. Batie, and C. Mabbs-Zeno
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council | October 1979 | Vol. 7, No. 2 | pp. 101-115
 
The Use of Development Value Estimates in Wetland Permit Decisions
L. Shabman and M. Bertelsen
Land Economics | May 1979 | Vol. 55, No. 2 | pp. 213-222
 
The Economic Value of Natural Coastal Wetlands: A Critique
L. Shabman and S. Batie
Coastal Zone Management Journal | Fall 1978 | Vol. 4, No. 3 | pp. 231-247
 
Water-Rail Rate Competition and the Competitive Position of the Northeastern Poultry Industry.
W. Spilka, D. Kenyon and L. Shabman
Journal of the Northeastern Agricultural Economics Council | Vol. 7, No. 1 | pp. 13-17
 
Flood Hazard Effects on Residential Property Values
Leonard A. Shabman
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Division | April 1976 | Vol. 102.WR1 | pp. 151-162
 
A Legal-Historical Analysis of Navigation User Charges
P. Ashton, C. Cooper Ruska and L. Shabman
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Division | April 1976 | Vol. 102.WR1 | pp. 89-100
 
Toward More Effective Public Participation in Coastal Zone Management
Leonard A. Shabman
Coastal Zone Management Journal | Winter 1974 | Vol. 1, No. 2 | pp. 197-208
 
The Use of Economic Analysis in the Tennessee Valley Authority: The Case of the Duck River
Leonard A. Shabman
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics | July 1973 | Vol. 5, No. 1 | pp. 245-252
 
  
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