primary area of research has been the analysis of the 1990 Clean Air Act
amendments. As the amendments
introduce the first nation-wide, systematic use of market mechanisms in
environmental policy, the results of the experiment are of interest to
all. I am also interested in
evaluating the impact of government policy in other areas. I have examined the potential impact of
excise taxes on the Florida
sugar industry and I am in the process of investigating the importance of
pricing policy on specialty license plates.
I have begun devoting more time to issues in economic education. I am particularly interested in
effective mechanisms for introducing economic content and reasoning into the
high school curriculum.
Recent availability of End-of-Course Testing data has allowed us to look
at how different approaches of preparing teachers to teach economics impacts
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