RIT Gosnell Lecture Focuses on Field Experiments




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The current state of fieldwork in environmental economics will be the subject of the next Arthur J. Gosnell Lecture at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Scholar John List will give his talk, “Field Experiments,” from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the B. Thomas Golisano College auditorium on the RIT campus. The event is free and open to the public.

List, professor of economics at the University of Maryland, has written extensively about environmental and resource problems. He recently conducted several controlled studies that have provided insights into the valuation of nonmarket goods and services, public good provisioning, behavioral anomalies, charitable giving and auction theory. List's research has been cited in The Economist, The Economic Report of the President, Nature and Business Week. He sits on President Bush's Council of Economic Advisors.

“John List is an outstanding scholar who is working on the frontier of both environmental and experimental economics,” says Amit Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics in RIT's College of Liberal Arts.

The Gosnell lecture series brings prominent scholars to campus throughout the year to give accessible, public talks that typically pertain to the environment.

For more information, call 585-475-2057.