NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Is the Endangered Species Act Endangering Species?

John A. List, Michael Margolis, Daniel E. Osgood

NBER Working Paper No. 12777
Issued in December 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

Correspondence to: John A. List, Professor, The University of Chicago, Department of Economics 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60636; email: jlist@uchicago.edu Draft for discussion purposes only; these results are quite preliminary. Margolis: Escuela de Economia, Universidad de Guanajuato. Osgood: IRICP, The Earth Institute at Columbia University. Thanks are due to Amy Ando, Spencer Banzhaf, Dean Lueck, Robert Innes, Marc Nerlove, Steven Polasky, and David Wilcove for helpful comments, and to Alan Isaak and the American University Gauss archives for code to perform probit and logit estimations. Seminar participants at Harvard University, Princeton University, Resources for the Future, University of Texas-Austin, University of California-Berkeley, the NBER Summer Institute, and the 2005 ASSA meetings also provided useful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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