David Laband

Professor - Economics and Policy

  • BA Virginia Tech, Economics
  • MA Virginia Tech, Economics
  • PhD Virginia Tech, Economics
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Experience

  • Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Auburn University, 1994-1999
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Salisbury State University, 1992-1994
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Clemson University, 1986-1992
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Maryland, 1982-1986
  • Assistant Professor and Visiting Fellow, Center for Study of Public Choice, 1981-1982

Research Interests

  • Forest Economics
  • Causes and consequences of environmental policy
  • Land use planning

Selected Publications

  • Laband, David N. and John P. Sophocleus (2009). "An Experimental Analysis of the Impact of Tree Shade on Electricity Consumption," Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, forthcoming.
  • Pandit, Ram and David N. Laband (2009). A Hedonic Analysis of the Impact of Tree Shade on Summertime Residential Energy Conusmption, Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, forthcoming.
  • Tanger, Shaun M. and David N. Laband (2009). An Empirical Analysis of Bill Co- sponsorship in the U.S. Senate: The Tree Act of 2007, Forest Policy and Economics, forthcoming.
  • Lentz, Bernard F. and David N. Laband (2009). The Impact of Intercollegiate Athletics on Employment in the Restaurant and Accommodations Industries, with B.F. Lentz, Journal of Sports Economics, forthcoming.
  • Laband, D.N., R. Pandit and J.P. Sophocleus (2009). Factors that Influence Sales of Wildlife- Related Specialty License Plates, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 14(1): 61-70.
  • Pandit, Ram* and David N. Laband (2009). Economic Freedom, Corruption, and Species Imperilment: A Cross-Country Analysis, Society and Natural Resources, forthcoming.
  • Nieswiadomy, Michael and David N. Laband (2009). Individual Species-State Analysis of NatureServe's 'At-Risk' Categories: Hunting and Fishing's Role, Contemporary Economic Policy, forthcoming.
  • Laband, D.N., R. Pandit, A.M. Laband, and J.P. Sophocleus (2009). Patriotism, Pigskins, and Politics: An Empirical Examination of Expressive Behavior and Voting, Public Choice, 138(1), 2009: 97-108.
  • Tanger, Shaun M.* and David N. Laband (2008). Attitudes About Children Learning to Hunt: Implications for Game Management, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 13(4): 298.
  • Laband, David N., Anwar Hussain, and Armando Gonzalez-Caban (2008). The Impact of Forest Service Litigation Success on Administrative Appeals of Proposed Fuels Reduction Actions, Forest Policy and Economics, 10(7-8): 444-449.
  • Laband, D.N., R. Pandit, A.M. Laband, and J.P. Sophocleus (2008). Pigskins and Politics: Linking Expressive Behavior to Voting, Journal of Sports Economics, 9: 553-560.
  • Pandit, Ram* and David N. Laband (2007). Threatened Species and the Spatial Concentration of Humans, Biodiversity and Conservation, 16: 235-244.
  • Brown, Roger M.* and David N. Laband (2007). Applicability of Research Findings to Local Conservation Policy Conservation Biology, 21(2): 549-551.
  • Pandit, Ram* and David N. Laband (2007). General and Specific Spatial Autocorrelation: Insights from Country-Level Analysis of Species Imperilment, Ecological Economics, 61(1): 75-80.
  • Pandit, Ram and David N. Laband (2008). “Economic Freedom, Corruption, and Species Imperilment: A Cross-Country Analysis, Society and Natural Resources, forthcoming.
  • Laband, David N., Anwar Hussain, and Armando Gonzalez-Caban (2008). The Impact of Forest Service Litigation Success on Administrative Appeals of Proposed Fuels Reduction Actions, Forest Policy and Economics, forthcoming.
  • Pandit, Ram, and David N. Laband (2007). Threatened Species and the Spatial Concentration of Humans, Biodiversity and Conservation, 16: 235-244.
  • Brown, Roger M. and David N. Laband (2007). Applicability of Research Findings to Local Conservation Policy, Conservation Biology, 21(2): 549-551.
  • Pandit, Ram, and David N. Laband (2007). General and Specific Spatial Autocorrelation: Insights from Country-Level Analysis of Species Imperilment, Ecological Economics, 61(1):75-80.
  • Pandit, Ram, and David N. Laband (2006). Spatial Autocorrelation in Country-Level Models of Species Imperilment, Ecological Economics, 60(3): 526-532.
  • Laband, David N., Armando Gonzalez-Caban, and Anwar Hussain (2006). Factors that Influence Administrative Appeals of Proposed USDA Forest Service Fuels Reduction Actions, Forest Science, 52(5): 477-88.
  • Brown, Roger M. and David N. Laband (2006). Species Imperilment and Spatial Development Patterns in the U.S. Conservation Biology, 20(1), February:239-44.
  • Laband, David N. and Michael Nieswiadomy (2006). Factors Affecting Species’ Risk of Extinction: An Empirical Analysis of ESA and NatureServe Listings, Contemporary Economic Policy, 24(1): 160-71.
  • Anderson, Roy C., David N. Laband, Eric N. Hansen, and Chris D. Knowles (2005). Price Premiums in the Mist, Forest Products Journal, 55(6), June:19-22.
  • Hussain, Anwar and David N. Laband (2005). The Tragedy of the Political Commons: Evidence From U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes on Environmental Legislation,” Public Choice, 124:353-64.
  • Zhang, Daowei and David N. Laband (2005). From Senators to the President: Solve the Lumber Problem or Else, Public Choice, 123(3-4): 393-410.
  • R. Patrick Rawls and David N. Laband (2004). A Public Choice Analysis of Endangered Species Listings, Public Choice, 121(3-4), October: 263-77.
  • Laband, D. and B.F. Lentz. 1983. Occupational inheritance in agriculture. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 65:311-314.
  • Laband, D. and B.F. Lentz. 1990. Entrepreneurial success and occupational inheritance among proprietors. Canadian Journal of Economics, 23(3):101-117.
  • Laband, D. 1986. The rich get richer: a public choice view of the geographic distribution of federal funds. Public Choice, 49:117-126.
  • Laband, D. 1988. Transactions costs and production in a legislative setting. Public Choice, 57(2):183-186.
  • Laband, D., F. Mixon, and R.B. Ekelund, Jr.. 1994. Rent seeking and hidden resource distortion: some empirical evidence. Public Choice, 78:171-185.
  • Laband, D. and J.P. Sophocleus. 1992. an estimate of resource expenditures on transfer activity in the United States. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 107(3):959-983.

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