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Recent Projects

Report on Appendix A-1 of the Virginia Energy Plan:
Impacts of Proposed Regulations under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act

William Shobe
A review of the Virginia Energy Plan's cost estimates for complying with proposed federal rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.

Virginia Local Tax Rates: 2014

John Knapp and Steve Kulp
This is the thirty-third edition of the Cooper Center annual publication on tax rates levied by Virginia local governments.

Elements of emission market design: an experimental analysis of California's market for greenhouse gas allowances

William M. Shobe, Charles A. Holt and Thaddeus Huetteman

Virginia Local Tax Rates: 2013

John Knapp and Stephen Kulp

Growing Agribusiness: The Contribution And Development Potential Of Agriculture And Forest Industry In The Danville Metropolitan Area

Terance J. Rephann and James Ellis

Banking and price containment in the California greenhouse gas emissions market: an experimental analysis of market design

Charles A. Holt and William M. Shobe

Investigation of the Effects of Emission Market Design on the Market-Based Compliance Mechanism of the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Charles A. Holt and William M. Shobe

Outdoor Recreation Demand for Virginia: An Analysis Using 2011 Virginia Outdoors Survey Data

Terance J. Rephann

Filling the Gaps: Dentist Disparities along the Rural Urban Continuum

Terance J. Rephann and Tanya Wanchek

Agriculture in Virginia Beach: Impact on the City Economy

Terance J. Rephann

Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World

William Shobe and Dallas Burtraw

Oral Health and the Dental Care Workforce in Southwest Virginia

Tanya Wanchek, Terance J. Rephann and William Shobe