Mark A. Cohen

Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management

Professor of Management and Law

401 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

http://www.mba.vanderbilt.edu/faculty/mcohen.cfm

Vanderbilt University - Law School

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203-1181

United States

Resources for the Future

University Fellow

1616 P Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.
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Citation 40

Monitoring and Enforcement of Environmental Policy

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 03 Sep 1998
Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 1,774 (6,516)
Citation 40

Abstract:

Monitoring and Enforcement of Environmental Policy

International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 3
Posted: 04 Sep 1998
Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management

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2.

New Evidence on the Monetary Value of Saving a High Risk Youth

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-07
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 19 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2012
Mark A. Cohen and Alex R. Piquero
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and University of Texas at Dallas - School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Downloads 1,009 (13,987)
Citation 3

Abstract:

costs of crime, high risk youth, criminal careers, crime policy

3.

Do Government Agencies Respond to Market Pressures? Evidence from Private Prisons

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 03-16, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 03-05
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Oct 2003 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2015
James F. Blumstein, Mark A. Cohen and Suman Seth
Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and University of Leeds - Economics Division
Downloads 865 (17,288)
Citation 1

Abstract:

privatization, prisons, growth in government

The Porter Hypothesis at 20: Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 11-01
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Feb 2011
Stefan Ambec, Mark A. Cohen, Stewart Elgie and Paul Lanoie
National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) - GAEL, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and HEC Montreal - Institute of Applied Economics
Downloads 714 (27,105)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Porter Hypothesis, Environmental Policy, Innovation, Performance

The Porter Hypothesis at 20: Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness?

CIRANO - Scientific Publications 2010s-29
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Sep 2010
Paul Lanoie, Stefan Ambec, Mark A. Cohen and Stewart Elgie
HEC Montreal - Institute of Applied Economics, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) - GAEL, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 141 (169,237)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Porter Hypothesis, environmental policy, innovation, performance

5.

Willingness-to-Pay for Crime Control Programs

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Dec 2001
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Sociology and Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies
Downloads 716 (24,951)
Citation 21

Abstract:

economics of crime, contingent-valuation, willingness-to-pay, cost of crime

6.

Information Disclosure as Environmental Regulation: A Theoretical Analysis

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Aug 2006
Mark A. Cohen and V. Santhakumar
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Centre for Development Studies (CDS) India
Downloads 401 (53,357)
Citation 6

Abstract:

environmental regulation, information disclosure

7.

Imperfect Competition in Auto Lending: Subjective Markup, Racial Disparity, and Class Action Litigation

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 07-01
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 15 Dec 2006
Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 384 (46,312)
Citation 5

Abstract:

automobile loans, racial disparity, class action litigation, discrimination, asymmetric information

8.

Understanding the Costs and Benefits of Deepwater Oil Drilling Regulation

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 10-62
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 27 Jan 2011
Resources for the Future, Resources for the Future, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Resources for the Future
Downloads 337 (62,391)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Catastrophic Oil Spill, Cost–Benefit Analysis, Government Regulation, Liability

9.

The Effect of Crime on Life Satisfaction

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-08
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Feb 2008
Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 321 (60,444)
Citation 2

Abstract:

happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, quality of life, crime, fear

10.

Climate Change Governance: Boundaries and Leakage

NYU Environmental Law Journal, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 09-25, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 09-31
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 25 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2014
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 316 (68,737)

Abstract:

climate change, greenhouse gases, carbon footprints, governance, environmental law, international law, corporate behavior, labeling, leakage, reporting, informational regulation

11.

Consumption, Happiness, and Climate Change

RFF Discussion Paper No. 08-39, Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 38, December 2008, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-29, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 08-54
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 09 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2012
Mark A. Cohen and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 291 (71,085)
Citation 1

Abstract:

happiness, life satisfaction, subjective well-being

12.

Valuing Crime Control Benefits Using Stated Preference Approaches

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 08-09
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 10 Feb 2008
Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 282 (71,328)
Citation 4

Abstract:

costs of crime, quality of life, stated preference, revealed preference, life satisfaction

13.

Benefits and Costs of a Targeted Intervention Program for Youthful Offenders: The Youthbuild USA Offender Project

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2015
Mark A. Cohen and Alex R. Piquero
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and University of Texas at Dallas - School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
Downloads 262 (79,214)
Citation 1

Abstract:

cost-benefit analysis, high risk youth, delinquency, recidivism, high school graduation

14.

Prevention, Crime Control or Cash? Public Preferences Towards Criminal Justice Spending Priorities

Robert H. Smith School Research Paper No. RHS 06-048
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 Jul 2005
Mark A. Cohen, Roland T. Rust and Sara Steen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business and University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Sociology
Downloads 223 (97,173)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Crime prevention, public policy, survey methodology, willingness-to-pay

15.

Oil Pollution Prevention and Enforcement Measures and their Effectiveness: A Survey of Empirical Research

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Aug 2006
Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 206 (113,001)
Citation 1

Abstract:

oil spills, enforcement, environmental regulation, monitoring

16.

Evaluating Data on Corporate Sentencing: How Reliable are the U.S Sentencing Commission's Data?

Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 13, P. 108
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 17 May 2001
Cindy R. Alexander, Jennifer Arlen and Mark A. Cohen
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), New York University School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 173 (138,080)
Citation 1

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17.

Why Do Corporations Become Criminals? Ownership, Hidden Actions, and Crime as an Agency Cost

Journal of Corporate Finance, Vol. 5, 1999
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Jun 1997 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2012
Cindy R. Alexander and Mark A. Cohen
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 167 (117,200)
Citation 15

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18.

Why do Firms Pollute (and Reduce) Toxic Emissions?

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Aug 2006
Mark A. Cohen and Shameek Konar
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and PHB Hagler Bailly, Inc.
Downloads 157 (145,389)
Citation 7

Abstract:

pollution, voluntary regulation, toxic emissions

19.

The Potential Role of Carbon Labeling in a Green Economy

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 12-09, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2041535
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2013
Mark A. Cohen and Michael P. Vandenbergh
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 156 (135,364)

Abstract:

carbon labels, voluntary disclosure, consumer behavior, life-cycle analysis, rebound effect, leakage

20.

Deepwater Drilling: Law, Policy, and Economics of Firm Organization and Safety

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 10-65
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 27 Jan 2011
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, Resources for the Future, Resources for the Future and University of South Carolina - School of Law
Downloads 145 (156,705)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Deepwater Horizon, BP Oil Spill, Safety Culture, Government Policy, Liability Caps, Financial Responsibility, Insurance

21.

Regulating Corporate Criminal Sanctions: Federal Guidelines and the Sentencing of Public Firms

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 42, No. S1, 1999, NYU Law and Economics Research Paper
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2012
Cindy R. Alexander, Jennifer Arlen and Mark A. Cohen
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), New York University School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 96 (224,859)
Citation 7

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22.

Willingness to Pay to Reduce White Collar and Corporate Crime

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 14-28, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2486220
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 21 May 2015
Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 88 (154,168)

Abstract:

consumer protection, willingness-to-pay, financial fraud, white-collar crime

23.

Organizational Design for Spill Containment in Deepwater Drilling Operations in the Gulf of Mexico: Assessment of the Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC)

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 10-63
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 01 Feb 2011
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, Resources for the Future, University of South Carolina - School of Law and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 64 (264,317)

Abstract:

oil spill, containment, industry R&D, liability, regulation, governance, innovation

24.

Preliminary Empirical Assessment of Offshore Production Platforms in the Gulf of Mexico

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 10-66
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 27 Jan 2011
Lucija Muehlenbachs, Mark A. Cohen and Todd Gerarden
Resources for the Future, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Harvard University
Downloads 40 (328,432)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Noncompliance, Inspection, Offshore Oil and Gas

25.

Carbon Triage: A Strategy for Developing a Viable Carbon Labeling System

Handbook on Research in Sustainable Consumption, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Nov 2013
Western Washington University - Economics, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, The National Academies - National Research Council (NRC) and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 37 (288,513)

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The Impact of Team Inspections on Enforcement and Deterrence

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 13-36-REV2
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2015
Lucija Muehlenbachs, Stefan Staubli and Mark A. Cohen
Resources for the Future, University of Zurich and Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 27 (414,699)
Citation 1

Abstract:

inspections, enforcement, deterrence offshore oil

The Effect of Inspector Group Size and Familiarity on Enforcement and Deterrence

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7876
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Jan 2014
Lucija Muehlenbachs, Stefan Staubli and Mark A. Cohen
Resources for the Future, University of Zurich and Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 9 (516,134)
Citation 1

Abstract:

inspections, enforcement, deterrence, offshore oil

27.

The Effect of Inspector Group Size and Familiarity on Enforcement and Deterrence: Evidence from Oil Platforms

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-35, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2350923
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 07 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2014
Lucija Muehlenbachs, Stefan Staubli and Mark A. Cohen
Resources for the Future, University of Zurich and Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 33 (346,836)

Abstract:

inspections, enforcement, offshore oil, environment

28.

Noneconomic Damages Due to Physical and Sexual Assault: Estimates from Civil Jury Awards

Forthcoming, Forensic Science & Criminology
Posted: 25 Jan 2017
Ted R. Miller, Mark A. Cohen and Delia V. Hendrie
National Public Services Research Institute, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Independent

Abstract:

Jury Awards, Noneconomic Damages, Victimization

29.

The 'Cost of Crime' and Benefit-Cost Analysis of Criminal Justice Policy: Understanding and Improving Upon the State-of-the-Art

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Sep 2016
Mark A. Cohen
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management
Downloads 0 (190,431)

Abstract:

cost of crime, benefit-cost analysis, criminal justice policy

30.

Monitoring, Enforcement and the Choice of Environmental Policy Instruments

Forthcoming, Encyclopedia of Environmental Law: Policy Instruments in Environmental Law, Edward Elgar (Ken Richards and Josephine van Zeben, editors)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2017
Mark A. Cohen and Jay P Shimshack
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and University of Virginia - Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Downloads 0 (256,165)
Citation 30

Abstract:

environmental regulation, monitoring and enforcement, compliance

31.

Employee Energy Benefits: What are They and What Effect Do They Have on Employees?

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-36, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-19
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2016
Vanderbilt University - Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt University - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Downloads 0 (279,291)

Abstract:

energy, employee benefits, corporate social responsibility, environmental behavior, climate change

32.

Structured Expert Judgment for Informing the Return on Investment in Surveillance: The Case of Environmental Public Health Tracking

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2704189
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Jan 2016
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management, The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), Tata Centre for Development, University of Chicago, The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and Resources for the Future
Downloads 0 (394,611)

Abstract:

structured expert judgment, environmental public health tracking, value of information

33.

The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Firm and Country Competitiveness: A Meta-Analysis of the Porter Hypothesis

Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Research Paper No. 2692919
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 16 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2017
Mark A. Cohen and Adeline Tubb
Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management and University College London
Downloads 0 (89,996)

Abstract:

Porter Hypothesis, environmental policy, competitiveness, financial performance