I conduct research in applied microeconomic areas, often with a policy emphasis. Examples include the effectiveness of school funding for disadvantaged students, the incentives for pharmaceutical companies regarding the release of drugs with unknown long term effects, the effects of rising house prices on fertility, and the effects of rising social diversity on people's volunteering, donations to local schools, and tax compliance.
With equal emphasis, I use lab experiments to test ideas relevant for environmental economics or development. Examples include testing whether revenue sharing makes group liability microfinance work better for higher risk business start ups in developing countries, whether stakeholders in land and resource-use conflicts can successfully bargain to efficient solutions in place of government policy-setting, and whether environmental valuation techniques such as contingent valuation are reliable. I am currently looking at how the efficiency achieved by pollution control policies typically favoured by economists can be undermined by their perceived inequity when the policies are weakly enforced.
- Badeeb RA., Clark J. and Philip AP. (2023) Modeling the time-varying effects of oil rent on manufacturing: implications from structural changes using Markov-switching model. Environmental Science and Pollution Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-25045-7.
- Clark J. and Bialkowski J. (2021) The Effects of Drug Safety Warnings on Drug Sales and Share Prices. Health Economics 31, 174-196: 174-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hec.4440.
- Clark J. and Hilmawan R. (2021) Resource Dependence and the Causes of Local Economic Growth: An Empirical Investigation. The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 65: 596-626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12429.
- Clark J. and Spraggon J. (2021) Increasing microfinance risk tolerance through revenue sharing: An experiment. Applied Economics 54(17): 1912-1933. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036846.2021.1983140.
- Mousavi A. and Clark J. (2021) The effects of natural resources on human capital accumulation: A literature survey. Journal of Economic Surveys 35(4): 1073-1117. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joes.12441.