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Research

My Research Interests

Experimental Economics and Resource/Environmental Economics
My primary research interest is in using laboratory experiments to address environmental and natural resource issues. I am particularly interested in topics that have public policy implications. My current areas of research include compliance behavior and enforcement of emissions trading programs, hypothetical bias in environmental valuation techniques, local governance of communal resources in developing nations, and the design of computer-assisted water markets.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Working Papers

Messer, Kent D. and James J. Murphy. 2010. “Foreword: Special Issue on Experimental Methods in Environmental, Natural Resource and Agricultural Economics.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 39(2):iii-vi. Paper

Enforcement and Compliance Issues for Enviromental Policies
Stranlund, J.K., Murphy, J.J., and Spraggon, J.M. (2013). “Imperfect Enforcement of Emissions Trading and Industry Welfare: A Laboratory Investigation.” In Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environment. John List and Michael Price, editors. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Paper | Complete Instructions | Instructions Summary

Murphy, J.J. and Stranlund, J.K. (2008). "An Investigation of Voluntary Discovery and Disclosure of Environmental Violations Using Laboratory Experiments." In: Experimental Methods in Environmental Economics . T. Cherry, S. Kroll, J.F. Shogren, editors. Oxford: Routledge. Paper | Instructions

Murphy, J.J., and Stranlund, J.K. (2007). "A Laboratory Investigation of Compliance Behavior under Tradable Emissions Rights: Implications for Targeted Enforcement." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 53(2):196-212. Paper | Complete Instructions | Instructions Summary

Murphy, J.J., and Stranlund, J.K. (2006). "Direct and Market Effects of Enforcing Emissions Trading Programs: An Experimental Analysis." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 61(2):217-233. Paper | Instructions Summary

Colombia Field Experiments - Local Governance of Shared Natural Resources
Moeltner, Klaus, James J. Murphy, John K. Stranlund, and Maria Alejandra Velez. 2013. “Institutional Heterogeneity in Social Dilemma Games: A Bayesian Examination.” In Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environment. John List and Michael Price, editors. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Paper

Lopéz, Maria Claudia, John K. Stranlund, James J. Murphy, and John Spraggon. 2013. “Does Government Regulation Complement Existing Community Efforts to Support Cooperation? Evidence from Field Experiments in Colombia.” In Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environment. John List and Michael Price, editors. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Paper

Lopéz, Maria Claudia, James J. Murphy John M. Spraggon and John K. Stranlund. 2012. “Comparing the Effectiveness of External Regulation and Social Emotions to Enhance Cooperation: Experimental Evidence from the Field.” Economic Inquiry, 50(1):131-142. Paper

Velez, M.A, Stranlund, J.K., and Murphy J.J. 2010. "Centralized and Decentralized Management of Local Common Pool Resources in the Developing World: Experimental Evidence from Fishing Communities in Colombia." Economic Inquiry, 48(2):254-265. Paper | Instructions

Velez, M.A, Stranlund, J.K., and Murphy J.J. 2009. "What Motivates Common Pool Resource Users? Experimental Evidence from the Field." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 70(3):485-497. Paper | Instructions

Moeltner, Klaus, James J. Murphy, John K. Stranlund, and Maria Alejandra Velez. “Analyzing Data from Social Dilemma Experiments: A Bayesian Comparison of Parametric Estimators.” Working paper

Fisheries Management
Knapp, Gunnar, and James J. Murphy. (2010). “Voluntary Approaches to Transitioning from Competitive Fisheries to Rights-Based Management: Bringing the Field into the Lab.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 39(2):245-261. Paper

Hypothetical Bias and Contingent Valuation
Horowitz, John K., Kenneth E. McConnell and James J. Murphy. 2013. “Behavioral Foundations of Environmental Economics and Valuation.” In Handbook on Experimental Economics and the Environment. John List and Michael Price, editors. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Paper

Murphy, James J., Thomas H. Stevens and Lava Yadav. 2010. “A Comparison of Induced Value and Home-Grown Value Experiments to Test for Hypothetical Bias in Contingent Valuation.” Environmental and Resource Economics, 47(1):111-123. Paper

Murphy, J.J., Stevens, T.H., and Weatherhead, D. 2005. "Is Cheap Talk Effective at Eliminating Hypothetical Bias in a Provision Point Mechanism?" Environmental and Resource Economics. 30(3):327-343. Paper.

Murphy, J.J., Allen, P.G., Stevens, T.H., and Weatherhead, D. 2005. "A Meta-Analysis of Hypothetical Bias in Contingent Valuation." Environmental and Resource Economics, 30(3):313-325. Paper | Web supplement.

Murphy, J.J and Stevens, T.H. (2004). "Contingent Valuation, Hypothetical Bias and Experimental Economics." Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 33(2):182-192. Paper.

Ash, M., Murphy, J.J., Stevens, T.H. (2004). Hypothetical Bias in Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation. Working Paper 2004-9. Amherst, MA: Department of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts. Working Paper.

Water Markets
Murphy, J.J., Dinar, A., Howitt, R.E., Rassenti, S.J., Smith, V.L., Weinberg, M. (2009). "The Design of Water Markets When Instream Flows Have Value." Journal of Environmental Management. 90(2):1089-1096. Paper | Parameters

Murphy, J.J., Dinar, A., Howitt, R., Mastrangelo, E., Rassenti, S., Smith, V. (2006). "Mechanisms for Addressing Third-Party Impacts Resulting from Voluntary Water Transfers." In: Using Experimental Methods in Environmental and Resource Economics. J. List, editor. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. Paper.

Murphy, J.J., Dinar, A., Howitt, R.E., Rassenti, S.J., and Smith, V.L. (2000). "The Design of Smart Water Market Institutions Using Laboratory Experiments." Environmental and Resource Economics, 17(4):375-394. Paper.

Classrooom Experiments
Murphy, J.J. (2004). "A simple program to conduct a hand-run double auction in the classroom." Journal of Economic Education. 35(2):212. Paper | Web supplement.

Murphy, J.J., and Cardenas, J.C. (2004). "An Experiment on Enforcement Strategies for Managing a Local Environmental Resource." Journal of Economic Education. 35(1):47-61. Paper | Web supplement.

International Environmental Agreements
McEvoy, David, James J. Murphy, John K. Stranlund, and John Spraggon. “The Problem of Maintaining Compliance within Stable Coalitions.” Oxford Economic Papers. Forthcoming. Paper

Social Cost of Motor Vehicle Use
Delucchi, M.A., and Murphy, J.J. (2008). "U.S. Military Expenditures to Protect the Use of Persian Gulf Oil for Motor Vehicles." Energy Policy. 36(6):2253-2264. Paper

Delucchi, M.A., and Murphy, J.J. (2008). "How Large Are Tax Subsidies to Motor Vehicle Users in the U.S.?" Transport Policy, 15(3):196-208. Paper

Delucchi, M.A., Murphy, J.J., and McCubbin, D.R. (2002). "The Health and Visibility Cost of Air Pollution: A Comparison of Estimation Methods." Journal of Environmental Management, 64(2):139-152. Paper.

Murphy, J.J., Delucchi, M.A., McCubbin, D.R. and Kim, H.J. (1999). "The Cost of Crop Damages Caused by Ozone Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles." Journal of Environmental Management, 55(4):273-289. Paper.

Murphy, J.J. and Delucchi, M.A. (1998). "Review of the Literature on the Social Cost of Motor Vehicle Use in the United States." Journal of Transportation and Statistics, 1(1):15-42. Paper.

Social Cost of Motor Vehicle Use Research Reports
Copies of these reports and others in the Social Cost series are available from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies.

Murphy, J.J. and Delucchi, M.A. (1996). Review of Some of the Literature on the Social Cost of Motor Vehicle Use. UCD-ITS-RR-96-3(3). Davis, CA: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California. Revised version published in the Journal of Transportation and Statistics. 1(1):15-42.

Delucchi, M.A. and Murphy, J.J. (1996). Motor-Vehicle Goods and Services Bundled in the Private Sector. UCD-ITS-RR-96-3(6). Davis, CA: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California.

Delucchi, M.A. and Murphy, J.J. (1996). Motor-Vehicle Infrastructure and Services Provided by the Public Sector. UCD-ITS-RR-96-3(7). Davis, CA: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California.

Delucchi, M.A., Murphy, J.J., Kim, J. and McCubbin, D.R. (1996). The Cost of Crop Losses Caused by Ozone Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles. UCD-ITS-RR-96-3(12). Davis, CA: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California. Revised version published in Journal of Environmental Management. 55(4):273-289.

Delucchi, M.A., Murphy, J.J., McCubbin, D.R. and Kim, J. (1996). The Cost of Reduced Visibility Due to Particulate Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles. UCD-ITS-RR-96-3(13). Davis, CA: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California. Revised version published in Journal of Environmental Management. 64(2):139-152.

Delucchi, M.A. and Murphy, J.J. (1996). U.S. Military Expenditures to Protect the Use of Persian Gulf Oil from Motor Vehicles UCD-ITS-RR-96-3(15). Davis, CA: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California. Revised version published in Energy Policy, 36(6): 2253-2264.

Delucchi, M.A. and Murphy, J.J. (1996). Tax Expenditures Related to the Production and Consumption of Transportation Fuels. UCD-ITS-RR-96-3(18). Davis, CA: Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California. Revised version published in Transport Policy, 15(3):196-208.