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Department of Economics working paper series.
I am an applied microeconomist and applied econometrician whose research primarily focuses on environmental and public economics issues. Much of my research has centered on non-market valuation methods used to estimate the benefits of environmental and other public goods, with special attention to issues of mechanism design and the external validity of survey-based valuation methods. Other research areas include the development and testing of pollution control instruments and mechanisms to motivate regulatory compliance, and the interaction between social preferences and public goods provision. My research has been supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service.
Publications in peer-reviewed journals:
Gilpatric, Scott M., Christian A. Vossler and Lirong Liu. 2015. Using competition to stimulate regulatory compliance: a tournament-based dynamic targeting mechanism 19: 182-196. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Accepted Manuscript. Article.
Khaw, Mel Win, Denise A. Grab. Michael A. Livermore, Christian A. Vossler and Paul W. Glimcher. 2015. The Measurement of Subjective Value and Its Relation to Contingent Valuation and Environmental Public Goods. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132842 (19 pages). Article (open access).
Evans, Mary F., Matthew J. Kotchen and Christian A. Vossler. 2014. Identification of causal effects in environmental and energy economics. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Article.
Suter, Jordan and Christian A. Vossler. 2014. Towards an understanding of the performance of ambient tax mechanisms in the field: Evidence from Upstate New York dairy farmers. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96: 92-107. Accepted Manuscript. Article.
Vossler, Christian A. and Sharon B. Watson. 2013. Understanding the Consequences of Consequentiality: Testing the Validity of Stated Preferences in the Field. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 86: 137-147. Manuscript. Article.
Vossler, Christian A., Maurice Doyon and Daniel Rondeau. 2012. Truth in Consequentiality: Theory and Field Evidence on Discrete Choice Experiments. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 4(4): 145-171. Article. Appendix.
Gilpatric, Scott M., Christian A. Vossler and Michael McKee. 2011. Regulatory Enforcement through Endogenous Competitive Audit Mechanisms. RAND Journal of Economics 42(2): 292-312. Article.
Messer, Kent D., Gregory L. Poe, Daniel Rondeau, William D. Schulze and Christian A. Vossler. 2010. Social Preferences and Voting: An Exploration Using a New Preference Revealing Mechanism. Journal of Public Economics 94(3-4): 308-317. Article. Appendix.
Suter, Jordan F. Kathleen Segerson, Christian A. Vossler and Gregory L. Poe. 2010. Voluntary-Threat Approaches to Reduce Ambient Water Pollution. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(4): 1195-1213. Article. Manuscript.
Ferraro, Paul J. and Christian A. Vossler. 2010. The Source and Significance of Confusion in Public Goods Experiments. BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 10(1), Article 53, 42 pages. Article. Appendix.
Vossler, Christian A. and Mary F. Evans. 2009. Bridging the Gap between the Field and the Lab: Environmental Goods, Policy Maker Input, and Consequentiality. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 58(3): 338-345. Article. Appendix.
Collins, Jill P. and Christian A. Vossler. 2009. Incentive Compatibility Tests of Choice Experiment Value Elicitation Questions. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 58(2): 226-235. Article. Experiment Instructions.
Vossler, Christian A., Timothy D. Mount, Robert Thomas and Ray Zimmerman. 2009. An Experimental Investigation of Soft Price Caps in Uniform Price Auction Markets for Wholesale Electricity. Journal of Regulatory Economics 36(1): 44-59. Article.
Suter, Jordan F., Christian A. Vossler and Gregory L. Poe. 2009. Ambient-Based Pollution Mechanisms: A Comparison of Homogenous and Heterogeneous Groups of Emitters. Ecological Economics 68(6): 1883-1892. Article.
Suter, Jordan F., Christian A. Vossler and Gregory L. Poe. 2008. Experiments on Damage-Based Ambient Taxes for Nonpoint Source Polluters. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90: 86-102. Article. Appendix.
Vossler, Christian A., Gregory L. Poe, William D. Schulze, and Kathleen Segerson. 2006. Communication and Incentive Mechanisms Based on Group Performance: An Experimental Study of Nonpoint Pollution Control. Economic Inquiry 44: 599-613. Article. Experiment Instructions.
Vossler, Christian A. and Michael McKee. 2006. Induced-Value Tests of Contingent Valuation Elicitation Mechanisms. Environmental & Resource Economics 35: 137-168. Article.
Vossler, Christian A. and Gregory L. Poe. 2005. Analysis of Contingent Valuation Data with Multiple Bids and Response Options Allowing Respondents to Express Uncertainty: A Comment. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 49(1): 197-200. Article. Supplementary Material.
Bateman, Ian J., et al. 2005. Economic Valuation of Policies for Reducing Acidity in Remote Mountain Lakes. Aquatic Sciences 67(3): 274-291. Article.
Poe, Gregory L., William D. Schulze, Kathleen Segerson, Jordan F. Suter and Christian A. Vossler. 2004. Exploring the Performance of Ambient-Based Policy Instruments when Nonpoint Source Polluters can Cooperate. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86: 1203-1210. Article.
Chapman, Duane, Christian A. Vossler, Timothy D. Mount, Vanessa Barboni, Robert J. Thomas, and Ray D. Zimmerman. 2004. Market Efficiency, Competition, and Communication in Electric Power Markets: Experimental Results. Ecological Economics 48(3): 317-327. Article.
Vossler, Christian A., Gregory L. Poe, Michael Welsh, and Robert Ethier. 2004. Bid Design Effects in Multiple Bounded Discrete Choice Valuation. Environmental & Resource Economics 29(4): 401-418. Article.
Vossler, Christian A. and Joe Kerkvliet. 2003. A Criterion Validity Test of the Contingent Valuation Method: Comparing Hypothetical and Actual Voting Behavior for a Public Referendum. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 45: 261-277. Article.
Vossler, Christian A., Joe Kerkvliet, Stephen Polasky, and Olesya Gainutdinova. 2003. Externally Validating Contingent Valuation: An Open-Space Survey and Referendum in Corvallis, Oregon. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 51(2): 261-277. Article.
Vossler, Christian A., Robert G. Ethier, Gregory L. Poe, and Michael P. Welsh. 2003. Payment Certainty in Discrete Choice Contingent Valuation Responses: Results from a Field Validity Test. Southern Economic Journal 69: 886-902. Article. Manuscript.
Poe, Gregory L. and Christian A. Vossler. 2002. Monte Carlo Benchmarks for Discrete Response Valuation Methods: Comment. Land Economics 78(4): 605-616. Article.
Polasky, Stephen, Blair Csuti, Christian A. Vossler, and S. Mark Meyers. 2001. A Comparison of Taxonomic Distinctness Versus Richness as Criteria for Setting Conservation Priorities for North American Birds. Biological Conservation 97(1): 99-105. Article.
Contributions to edited volumes:
Vossler, Christian A. 2012. Analyzing Repeated-Game Economics Experiments: Robust Standard Errors for Panel Data with Serial Correlation. In Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environoment, John List and Michael Price (Eds.). Working Paper.
Poe, G.L. and C.A. Vossler. 2011. Consequentiality and Contingent Values: An Emerging Paradigm. In International Handbook on Non-Market Valuation, edited by J. Bennett. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishers. Manuscript.
Cotten, Stephen J., Paul J. Ferraro and Christian A. Vossler. 2007. Can Public Goods Experiments Inform Policy? Reducing Confusion among Experiment Participants. In Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods, edited by Todd L. Cherry, Jason F. Shogren and Stephan Kroll. UK: Routledge. Manuscript.
Evans, Mary F., Scott Gilpatric, Michael McKee and Christian A. Vossler. 2007. Managerial Incentives for Compliance with Environmental Information Disclosure Programs. In Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods, edited by Todd L. Cherry, Jason F. Shogren and Stephan Kroll. UK: Routledge. Manuscript.
Polasky, Stephen and Christian A. Vossler. 2005. Conserving Biodiversity by Conserving Land. In The Economics of Rural Land-Use Change, Kathleen P. Bell, Kevin J. Boyle and Jonathan R. Rubin (eds.). UK: Ashgate Publishers. Draft.
Selected working papers:
Vossler, Christian A. and J. Scott Holladay. 2016. Alternative Value Elicitation Formats in Contingent Valuation: A New Hope. Working Paper #2016-02, Department of Economics, University of Tennessee. Working Paper.