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Leonard A. Shabman
Resident Scholar
202-328-5139
shabman@rff.org
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PROFILE
 
After three decades on the faculty at Virginia Tech, Leonard Shabman joined RFF in 2002 as a resident scholar. His special interest is in expanding the contributions of economic analysis to the formation of water and related land resource policy. Shabman’s present research is focused on development of evaluation protocols for large-scale ecosystem restoration projects, with special focus on the Everglades and Coastal Louisiana. 
Featured Publications
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Richard D. Morgenstern, Leonard A. Shabman, Yusuke Kuwayama , Roger A. Sedjo
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
A New Era of Disaster Aid? Reflections on the Sandy Supplemental
Carolyn Kousky, Leonard A. Shabman
Issue Brief 13-05 | December 2013
 
Catalysts for Conservation: Exploring Behavioral Science Insights for Natural Resource Investments
P. Lynn Scarlett, James W. Boyd, Anna Brittain, Leonard A. Shabman, Timothy J. Brennan
RFF Report | September 2013
 
Florida Ranchlands: An Experiment in Paying for Environmental Services: An Interview with Leonard Shabman
Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Inside RFF: A Look at What's Happening
Leonard A. Shabman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James N. Sanchirico, P. Lynn Scarlett
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Moving from Concept to Implementation: The Emergence of the Northern Everglades Payment for Environmental Services Program
Leonard A. Shabman, Sarah Lynch
RFF Discussion Paper 13-27 | August 2013
 
Whither Markets for Environmental Regulation?
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
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)
 
Resources Magazine: 183
Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Maureen L. Cropper, Joel Darmstadter, Arthur G. Fraas, Kristin Hayes, Leonard A. Shabman, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
The Realities of Federal Disaster Aid: The Case of Floods
Carolyn Kousky, Leonard A. Shabman
Issue Brief 12-02 | April 2012
 
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OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Richard D. Morgenstern, Leonard A. Shabman, Yusuke Kuwayama , Roger A. Sedjo
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
A New Era of Disaster Aid? Reflections on the Sandy Supplemental
Carolyn Kousky, Leonard A. Shabman
Issue Brief 13-05 | December 2013
 
Florida Ranchlands: An Experiment in Paying for Environmental Services: An Interview with Leonard Shabman
Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Inside RFF: A Look at What's Happening
Leonard A. Shabman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James N. Sanchirico, P. Lynn Scarlett
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
Whither Markets for Environmental Regulation?
Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
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)
 
Resources Magazine: 183
Phil Sharp, Dallas Burtraw, Maureen L. Cropper, Joel Darmstadter, Arthur G. Fraas, Kristin Hayes, Leonard A. Shabman, Margaret A. Walls
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
The Realities of Federal Disaster Aid: The Case of Floods
Carolyn Kousky, Leonard A. Shabman
Issue Brief 12-02 | April 2012
 
Inside RFF
Hilary Sigman, Molly K. Macauley, Roger A. Sedjo, Paul R. Portney, Nigel Purvis, Abigail Jones, Leonard A. Shabman, Roger M. Cooke, Althea Davies, Maureen L. Cropper
Resources | Summer 2011 (178)
 
The Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project: Field Testing a Pay-for-Environmental Services Program
Sarah Lynch, Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | Spring 2007 (165)
 
Making Tough Choices: Hurricane Protection Planning after Katrina and Rita
G. Edward Dickey, Leonard A. Shabman
Resources | Winter 2006 (160)
 
Beyond Mitigation Banking: Fee-Based Permitting, Wetlands Credit Markets and Watershed Restoration
Leonard Shabman
Symposium on Mitigation Banking | Association of State Wetlands Managers
 
The Trouble with Implementing TMDLs
K. Stephenson and L. Shabman
Regulation | Vol. 24, No. 1 | Spring 2001 | pp. 28-32
 
Income Opportunities from Sale of Environmental Services in the Mississippi Delta
L. Shabman, L. Zepp, D. King, and L. Wainger
Contract report prepared for the DELTA Land Trust, Jackson MS. | February 2001
 
Rethinking Compensatory Mitigation Strategy
P. Scodari and L. Shabman
National Wetlands Newsletter | January-February 2001
 
No Net Loss of Virginia's Non Tidal Wetlands: Getting to the Goal
Leonard A. Shabman
Virginia Water Central | November 2000
 
Review Comments on Yazoo Backwater Reformulation
L. Shabman and L. Zepp
Report Submitted to US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Atlanta Georgia | November 2000
 
Review and Analysis of Fee Mitigation in the Clean Water act Section 404 Program
P. Scodari and L. Shabman
US Army Corps Of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources | 50 p. | November 2000
 
Bargaining, Analysis and Water Management
Leonard A. Shabman
Water Resources Update | March 2000 | 116 | pp. 71-75
 
An Approach for Evaluating Nonstructural Actions with Application to the Yazoo River (Mississippi)
L. Shabman and L. Zepp
Report Submitted to US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Atlanta Georgia | February 2000
 
Effluent Allowance Trading: Clarifying the Issues and Options
L. Shabman and K. Stephenson
Watershed Management-1998 | Water Environment Federation
 
Economic Consequences of Riparian Buffer Installation
C. Smith and L. Shabman
Report prepared for the U.S. Forest Service, Chesapeake Bay Program Office | 95 p. | 1998
 
Making Benefit Estimation Useful: Lessons from Flood Control Experience
Leonard A. Shabman
Water Resources Update | Autumn 1997 | No. 109 | pp. 19-23
 
Evaluation of Floodplain Permanent Evacuation Measures: An Alternative approach for the US Army Corps of Engineers
L. Shabman, A. Riley, G. Stedge
Report Prepared for the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Fort Belvoir, Virginia | 55 p. | July 1997
 
Reflections on the Regulatory Reform Debate
Leonard Shabman
Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources VII | American Society of Civil Engineers
 
Final Report of the Review Panel on Phosphorus Control in the Lake Okeechobee Basin
N.E. Armstrong, G. D. Cooke, L. F. Huggins, F. J. Humenick, L. A. Shabman, R. C. Ward, R. E. Wedepohl
South Florida Water Management District: West Palm Beach, Fl. | 43 p. | October 1995
 
Wetlands Mitigation Success Through Credit Market Systems
L. Shabman and P. Scodari
Workshop on Wetlands and Watersheds | Association Of State Wetlands Managers
 
The Effects of Uncertainty and Time Preference on Choosing Shore Protection
O'Grady and L. Shabman
Risk-Based Decision Making In Water Resources VI | American Society of Civil Engineers
 
Measuring the Benefits of Flood Risk Reduction: Comparing Techniques
Leonard Shabman
Risk-Based Decision Making In Water Resources VI | American Society of Civil Engineers
 
Agricultural Land Restoration As a Response to the 1993 Flood
Leonard Shabman
National Symposium of the Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems | Association Of State Wetlands Managers
 
Environmental Restoration Planning in the Corps of Engineers
Leonard A. Shabman
Water Resources Update | Summer 1994 | p. 12
 
Overcoming Barriers To Management of Risk By the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
W. Cox and L. Shabman
Report prepared for the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Fort Belvoir, Virginia | 42 p. | July 1994
 
Financing Watershed Management
Leonard A. Shabman
Bay Journal | May 1994 | p. 2
 
Responding to the 1993 Flood: The Restoration Option
Leonard A. Shabman
Water Resources Update | Spring 1994 | p. 5
 
Sustainable Development For the Chesapeake: The Land Settlement Connection
Leonard Shabman
Toward a Sustainable Coastal Watershed: The Chesapeake Experience | Chesapeake Research Consortium
 
Conversation and Common Ground Between Virginia's Agricultural and Environmental Groups
Leonard A. Shabman
Horizons | January/February 1994 | p. 4
 
Clarifying Classification
Leonard A. Shabman
National Wetlands Newsletter | January/February 1993 | Vol. 15, No. 1 | pp. 4-7
 
Wetlands: From Preservation to Restoration
Leonard A. Shabman
Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy | Spring 1992 | Vol. 7, No. 1 | pp. 105-106
 
Moving Toward A Probability-Based Risk Analysis of the Benefits and Costs of Major Rehabilitation Projects
D. Taylor, K. Hofseth, L. Shabman, and D. Moser
Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources | American Society of Civil Engineers
 
Risk Assessment or Engineering Standards: Choices for Project Design
Leonard Shabman
Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources | American Society of Civil Engineers
 
Integrating Agricultural Reconversion of Wetlands into Achieving Environmental Goals in Urbanizing Regions
Leonard Shabman
A National Non Net Loss of Wetlands | USDA, ERS, RTD
 
Interest Policies and Decision Making: Prospects for Managing the Water Levels Issue in the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence Basin
L. Shabman, B. Smit, W. Shoots, L. Ludlow, K. O'Grady, H. Hartman, and C. Stewart
Report for the International Joint Commission on the Great Lakes, Washington, D.C. | 153 p. | 1991
 
Limits of Government Responsibility
L. Shabman and W. Shoots
Symposium on International and Transboundary Water Resources Issues | American Water Resources Association and Canadian Water Resources Association
 
Findings and Recommendations from the Lake Levels Study
L. Shabman and B. Smit
Symposium on International and Transboundary Water Resources Issues | American Water Resources Association and Canadian Water Resources Association
 
Economic Returns to Agricultural Development of Delaware Freshwater Wetlands
L. Shabman and R. Kramer
Report for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control: Newark, Delaware | 21 p. | 1989
 
Water Supply in Virginia: Toward a Definition of Management Issues and Options
W. Cox and L. Shabman
Land: Issues and Problems | June-December 1980 | p. 6
 
An Evaluation of Economic Models for Use in Water Resource Decisions
L. Shabman
Report prepared for U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment: Washington, D.C. | 40 p. | June 1980
 
Economic Valuation of Natural Habitat: An Introduction to Analytical Approaches and Environmental Information Needs
S. Batie and L. Shabman
Report prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Biological Services Program: Slidel, Louisiana | 37 pp. | 1980
 
Formulation and Evaluation of Non-structural Elements for Water Resources Plans in Flood Hazard Areas
L. Shabman
U.S. Water Resources Council: Washington, D.C. | 17 pp. | October 1979
 
Final Report on Finance and Management Alternatives for Rural Water and Sewer Systems in Allegheny County, Virginia
L. Shabman
Report to Allegheny County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors. Department of Agricultural Economics, Virginia Tech: Blacksburg, Virginia | 42 pp. | August 1977
 
Impact of Recent Environmental Legislation on the Chesapeake Bay and Implications for Citizen Action
Leonard A. Shabman
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Extension Division Bulletin 739 | October 1976 | pp. 65-68
 
Suggested Procedures for Conducting Regional Benefit-Cost Analysis Consistent with Water Resources Council Guidelines
L. Shabman
Report prepared for the Office of Energy Systems, U.S. Federal Power Commission: Washington, D.C. | 30 p. | October 1976
 
An Ex-Post Evaluation of the Regional Economic Impact of the Smith Mountain Lake Project
L. Shabman
Report prepared for the Office of Energy Systems, U.S. Federal Power Commission: Washington, D.C. | 110 p. | October 1976
 
Inter-River Basin Water Transfers: A Supply Management Tool
L. Batie, W. Cox, and L. Shabman
Land: Issues and Problems | April 1976 | p. 4
 
Political Realities of Public Participation
Leonard A. Shabman
Public Responsibilities in Chesapeake Bay Management | June 1975 | pp. 23-34
 
The Citizen and the Chesapeake Bay
Leonard A. Shabman
January 1975
 
Some Aspects of Flood Damage Minimization
Leonard A. Shabman
Land Use Issues, Extension Division Bulletin 629 | November 1974 | pp. 85-90
 
Policies for Minimizing Flood Hazards
Leonard A. Shabman
Virginia Agricultural Economics | July 1974 | p. 4
 
Controlling Agricultural Pollution
R. Jensen and L. Shabman
Virginia Agricultural Economics | September 1973 | p. 4
 
Benefit-Cost Analysis: An Introduction
Leonard A. Shabman
Virginia Agricultural Economics | May 1973 | p. 4
 
  
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Friday, May 13, 2011
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Monday, September 15, 2008
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Friday, July 25, 2008
Associated Press
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