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Allen Blackman
Thomas Klutznick Senior Fellow
An expert on environmental and natural resource policy in developing countries, Allen Blackman focuses principally on industrial pollution control and tropical deforestation in Latin America and Asia. Much of his research evaluates environmental management strategies that aim to overcome barriers to conventional regulation in developing countries, including weak institutions and missing infrastructure. He coordinates RFF's participation in the Environment for Development (EfD) initiative and is a research fellow at the EfD Center for Central America. 
Featured Publications
Does Ecocertification Have Environmental Benefits? Organic Coffee in Costa Rica
A. Blackman and M. Naranjo
Ecological Economics | forthcoming
Resources Magazine: 180
Edward B. Barbier, Allen Blackman, Maureen L. Cropper, Róger Madrigal, David Popp, Drew Shindell, Juha V. Siikamäki, Thomas Sterner, Jintao Xu, Phil Sharp
Resources | 2012 (180)
Does Ecocertification in Developing Countries Boost Compliance? ISO 14001 Certification in Mexico.
Allen Blackman
Journal of Regulatory Economics | Related Discussion Paper 11-39
Ex Post Evaluation of Forest Conservation Policies Using Remote Sensing Data: An Introduction and Practical Guide
Allen Blackman
RFF Discussion Paper 12-13 | March 2012
Land Cover Change in Agroforestry: Shade Coffee in El Salvador
A. Blackman, B. Ávalos-Sartorio, and J. Chow
Land Economics | February 2012 | 88(1) | pp. 75-101
Producer-level Benefits of Sustainability Certification
A. Blackman and J. Rivera
Conservation Biology | December 2011 | Vol. 25, No. 6 | pp. 1176-1185
Does Public Disclosure Reduce Pollution? Evidence from India’s Pulp and Paper Industry
N. Powers, A. Blackman, U. Narain, and T. Lyon
Environmental and Resource Economics | September 2011 | Vol. 50, No. 1 | pp. 131-155
User-Financing in a National Payments for Environmental Services Program: Costa Rican Hydropower.
A. Blackman and R. Woodward
Ecological Economics | 1626-1638 | forthcoming | 69(8) | Related Discussion Paper 09-04-REV
Alternative Pollution Control Policies in Developing Countries.
Allen Blackman
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. | 4(2) | 234-253 | Related Discussion Paper EfD 09-14
Voluntary Regulation in Developing Countries: Mexico’s Clean Industry Program.
A. Blackman, B. Lahiri, B. Pizer, M. Rivera Planter, and C. Muñoz Piña.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 60(3) | 182-192 | Related Discussion Paper 07-36-REV
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Targeting Forest Conservation Investments: An Interview with Allen Blackman
Allen Blackman
Resources | 2015 (188)
Inside RFF: A Look at What's Happening
Carolyn Kousky, Allen Blackman, Daniel Shawhan, Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Roger M. Cooke, Margaret A. Walls, Molly K. Macauley
Resources | 2014 (185)
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Kenneth J. Arrow, Sheila M. Olmstead, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman, P. Lynn Scarlett, Ian W.H. Parry, Molly K. Macauley, Roberton C. Williams III, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James W. Boyd, Carolyn Fischer
Resources | 2013 (183)
Inside RFF
Jintao Xu, Karen L. Palmer, Sheila M. Olmstead, Richard D. Morgenstern, Allen Blackman, Juha V. Siikamäki, Timothy J. Brennan, P. Lynn Scarlett, James N. Sanchirico, Yusuke Kuwayama , Antung Anthony Liu, C. Boyden Gray
Resources | 2013 (182)
Resources Magazine: 180
Edward B. Barbier, Allen Blackman, Maureen L. Cropper, Róger Madrigal, David Popp, Drew Shindell, Juha V. Siikamäki, Thomas Sterner, Jintao Xu, Phil Sharp
Resources | 2012 (180)
Environmental Management in Developing Countries
Allen Blackman
Resources | 2012 (180)
Eco-certification in Developing Countries: Truth in Advertising?
Allen Blackman
Resources | 2012 (180)
Will REDD Really Be Cheap?
Allen Blackman
Resources | Winter 2010 (174)
Environment for Development: RFF Joins Initiative to Strengthen Green Policies in Developing Countries
Allen Blackman, Gunnar Kohlin
Resources | Fall (170)
Payments for Ecosystem Services: Why Precision and Targeting Matter
Francisco Alpízar, Allen Blackman, Alexander Pfaff
Resources | Spring 2007 (165)
EconomicIncentives toControl WaterPollution inDevelopingCountriesHow WellHas Colombia'sWastewaterDischarge FeeProgram Workedand Why?
Allen Blackman
Resources | Spring 2006 (161)
Sustainable Coffee Certification as a Forest Conservation Policy in Mexico: Prospects, Constraints, and Policy
Beatriz Ávalos-Sartorio, Allen Blackman, Heidi J. Albers
Issue Brief 06-01 | May 2006
Made in the Shade: Can Shade Coffee Help Stem Deforestation in Latin America?
Allen Blackman, Heidi J. Albers, Beatriz Ávalos Sartorio, Lisa Crooks
Resources | Spring 2005 (157)
The Cutting Edge and the Nitty Gritty: Environmental Protection in Mexico
Allen Blackman
Resources | Winter 2003 (149)
Microenterprise Pollution in Mexico: What Can Be Done?
Allen Blackman
Enfoque | Fall 2002 | Vol. 4 | p. 14
The Economics of Technology Diffusion:Implications for Sustainable Development
Allen Blackman
Issue Brief 02-24 | August 2002
Small is Not Necessarily Beautiful:Coping with Dirty Microenterprises in Developing Countries
Allen Blackman
Issue Brief 02-14 | August 2002
Testing the Rhetoric: Location Efficient Mortgages May Have More Costs and Risks than Proponents Claim
Allen Blackman
Regulation Magazine | Spring 2002 | Vol. 25, No. 1 | pp. 34-38
Small is Not Necessarily Beautiful: Coping with Dirty Microenterprises in Developing Countries
Allen Blackman
Resources | Fall 2000 (141)
Controlling Pollution from Small-Scale Sources: Leather Tanneries in León, Mexico
Allen Blackman
Report to the Tinker Foundation | 2000
Energy Efficiency and Climate Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in China's Power Sector
Allen Blackman and X. Wu
Sinosphere | 1999 | Vol. 2, No. 1 | p. 35
New Investment Abroad: Can it Reduce China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
Allen Blackman
Resources | Fall 1998 (133)
New Investment Abroad: Can It Reduce Chinese Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
Allen Blackman
Resources | Fall (133)
The Economics of Technology Diffusion: Implications for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Developing Countries
Allen Blackman
RFF Climate Issue Brief #5 | October 1997
Los Ladrilleros de Ciudad Juárez: De Cómo Evitar una Mayor Contaminación Atmosferica
Allen Blackman and G.J. Bannister
La Journada Ecologia | July 18, 1996 | Año 4, Numero 48 | pp. 6-7
Crossborder Environmental Management and the Informal Sector: The Ciudad Juárez Brickmakers Project
Allen Blackman and G.J. Bannister
Encuentros | 1996 | Vol. 3, No. 1 | pp. 8-10
Intra-firm Principal-agent Problems and the Cost of Compliance with Environmental Regulations
Allen Blackman, R. David Simpson, and Winston Harrington
Report to National Science Foundation (NSF) | 1995
International Differences In The Diffusion Of Technology: A Progress Report
Allen Blackman, James Boyd, R. David Simpson, and Michael A. Toman
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | 1994
The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Texas Cotton
M. Mohammadioun, J. Olsen and Allen Blackman
1992 Beltwide Cotton Conference | National Cotton Council (NCC) | Proceedings of the 1992 Beltwide Cotton Conference | Memphis, TN: NCC | 1992 | Vol. 1, pp. 460-463
The Impact of the US-Mexico Free Trade Agreement on Texas Cotton
M. Mohammadioun, J. Olsen, and Allen Blackman
Texas Business Review | June 1992
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