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Against Inefficacy Objections

Against Inefficacy Objections: The Real Economic Impact of Individual Consumer Choices on Animal Agriculture Coauthored with Matthew Halteman, Calvin College Published in Food Ethics. Preliminary Draft Abstract When consumers choose to abstain from purchasing meat, they face some uncertainty about whether their decisions will have…
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August 23, 2017

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Ethics

Letter: Welcome Refugees into Ottawa County

In anticipation of the vote by the Ottawa County Commission regarding the resettlement of refugees, I wrote this letter. Because this same debate is happening in counties all over the country, I share it here publicly. Dear Commissioners, In the coming week, you will all…
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Animal Ethics
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Property, Regulation, and Endangered Species Conservation
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Middle-Class Wage Stagnation?

Education

Education

Teacher Turnover, Composition, and Qualifications in the Year-Round School Setting

Published in the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 18(3). 2018. Abstract:We estimate the effects of year-round school (YRS) calendars on teacher turnover and teacher qualifications for the state of California, finding that YRS results in diminished teacher education and experience. This result is…
Education
The Distributional Effects of the Multi-Track Year-Round Calendar: A Quantile Regression Approach
Education
Giving Incentives to Students
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Educational Attainment

General Economics

Ethics

Letter: Welcome Refugees into Ottawa County

In anticipation of the vote by the Ottawa County Commission regarding the resettlement of refugees, I wrote this letter. Because this same debate is happening in counties all over the country, I share it here publicly. Dear Commissioners, In the coming week, you will all…
Ethics
Middle-Class Wage Stagnation?
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Objectivity and Ethics: Dialogue with Theologians: Part 5
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Objectivity and Ethics: Dialogue with Theologians: Part 4