Catherine Boulatoff

Catherine Boulatoff
Dalhousie University | Dal · Department of Economics

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Introduction
Catherine Boulatoff currently works at the Department of Economics, Dalhousie University. Catherine does research in International Economics, Energy Economics and Environmental Economics. Their current project is 'Green nudge: An application to Municipal solid Waste in NS, Canada'.

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We examine the impact of geographic distance, economic size, and jurisdictional borders on Canadian interprovincial trade in services at the industry level. Using a gravity model, we find that the average elasticity of service trade with respect to distance is − 1.1, which coincides with the median estimate of average elasticity of merchandise trad...
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We explore the power of behavioral economic insights to influence the level of households’ recycling and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) by examining the effectiveness of a green nudge, the adoption of a Clear Bag Policy that was implemented in 2015 in a mid-size urban municipality in Canada. Using a Regression Discontinuity (RD) Design on universe adm...
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Research and Development (R&D) has often been cited as key to promote the development of clean technologies in both the short and long runs. Robust economic performance for clean technology firms may occur in countries in which R&D is conducted by governments as well as by businesses. The goal of this paper is to examine how private and public R&D...
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This paper looks at the performance of clean technology firms over the last five years, utilizing a sample of companies comprised of 508 firms in 34 countries. We look at which countries have the highest performance based on stock returns and industry performance relative to the Russell 2000 index. In terms of future growth, we look at capital expe...
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The paper examines the stock return and financial performance of firms that voluntarily participate in the Chicago Climate Exchange’s emissions reduction program. This program sets legally binding emissions targets that volunteering firms must meet. The stock price of firms joining the program increases by a small, statistically-significant amount...
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In this paper we examine the dynamic relationship between income, trade, and environmental quality as measured by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, disaggregated by source (oil, gas, and coal). Using time series data spanning from 1980 to 2006, 21 countries, including G7, BRIC, and middle and low income economies, we consistently find the existence o...
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This article presents the results of a survey that elicited the value of the perceived net benefits associated with the implementation of a wind farm in a rural community in upstate New York. The survey was designed and administered by upper level undergraduate students enrolled in an environmental economics course at Saint Lawrence University. Res...
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Raupach et al. (2007) show that the growth of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil-fuel burning and industrial processes has been accelerating on a global scale, and at a higher rate than anticipated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the late 1990s. They also observed that neither developed nor developing regions in t...
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With a focus on 310 “green” companies, in the industries of biomass, biofuels, clean tech indexes, efficiency, energy storage, fuel cells, geothermal, recycling, green chemicals, environmental building, renewable energy project developers, solar energy, environmentally conscious transportation, and water and wind energy, this article tests the hypo...
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In the current context of accountability, analysis of early intervention program costs can help decision makers allocate resources. This paper describes a cost analysis approach, known as the ingredient method, and demonstrates its applicability for evaluating the costs of a universal home visiting program designed to reduce child abuse and neglect...
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In a time of fiscal cutback, analysis of program costs can help decision makers allocate resources. This paper presents the results of an economic cost evaluation of a countywide universal home visiting program to reduce child abuse and neglect. Results indicate that the average cost amounted to $4,378/family/year. This includes an average of 2.1 v...
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The Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) was used to obtain the willingness to pay (WTP) of households in the contiguous area of the Garonne River near Toulouse, France, and the willingness to accept (WTA) of households that currently own land on the banks of the river to provide a strip of riparian land for habitat preservation. Results for the WTP s...

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The astounding growth in Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation over the last three decades continues to inflict substantial management costs and environmental burden on citizens and local governments alike. Higher income and wealth and their resulting increase in consumption of goods and services, higher urbanization rates, and changes in production methods pertaining to a greater use of packaging materials are deemed chief factors contributing to this unprecedented spurt. How can policies be implemented to encourage individuals to waste less (“reduce”) rather than just recycle more (“reuse”)? This paper examines the effectiveness of clear-bag policy implemented in 2015 in a midsize urban municipality in Canada, on both recycling and refusal rates. Using Regression Discontinuity Design (RD), results of our analysis show that this green nudge had a positive impact on recycling rates and a negative one on refusal rates. with M. Akbulut-Yuksel