Environmental Studies

My research in environmental studies began with my dissertation and was prompted by Scott Farrow at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. There, my dissertation focused on the National Flood Insurance Program and analyzed the socioeconomic costs and benefits of the program. I gave some talks and wrote some articles, mostly for general audiences. In a fit of interdisciplinarity, I lumped all this together as “Flood Studies,” one day. But my interest in the environment and protecting our world goes well beyond flood insurance. Since I started working at the Johns Hopkins University, I have taken a few classes on environmental engineering to help improve my knowledge of the “other side of the house” on the environment.

This page pulls together everything I’ve done on environmental policy and my occasional blogging on environmental science.

Publications and Presentations

James P. Howard, II: Hurricane Harvey dramatizes flood insurance problems. Greensboro News & Record, 2017, (Reprinted from The Conversation). (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: The Problem with Offering Flood Insurance Subsidies. Columbia Flier, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Socioeconomic Effects of the National Flood Insurance Program. 1, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-319-29062-1. (Type: Book | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Maryland's Suburban Stormwater Problem. Ignite Baltimore #18, Baltimore, Maryland, 2016. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Texas floods highlight need to reform key insurance program. The Conversation 2015, visited: 02.06.2015. (Type: Online | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Social Benefits and Costs of the National Flood Insurance Program. University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-303-97664-3. (Type: PhD Thesis | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Implications of Coarse Data Allocation Methods for Flood Mitigation Analysis. 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings Montréal, Québec, 2013. (Type: Proceeding | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Estimating the Net Social Benefits of the National Flood Insurance Program. Increasing the Utility of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Fifth Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Washington, 2013. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)
James P. Howard, II: Measuring the Impacts of the National Flood Insurance Program. Eleventh Graduate Research Symposium, College of William and Mary Williamsburg, Virginia, 2012. (Type: Conference | Links | BibTeX)

Grants and Support

Estimating the Net Social Benefits of the National Flood Insurance Program. UMBC Graduate Student Association, Travel Grant 2013, (Fifth Annual Conference and Meeting of the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, $500). (Type: Workshop | BibTeX)
Measuring the Impacts of National Flood Insurance Program. UMBC Graduate Student Association, Travel Grant 2012, (William and Mary Graduate Research Symposium, $500). (Type: Workshop | BibTeX)

Related Coverage and News

Julie Bawden-Davis: What is Covered Under Flood Insurance – A Complete Guide. Supermoney! 2018, visited: 17.08.2018. (Type: Online | Links | BibTeX)
Emmet Pierce: How El Niño and La Niña Affect the Weather. The Hartford Extra Mile 2018, visited: 13.06.2018. (Type: Online | Links | BibTeX)
Holly Johnson: Three Reasons Everyone Should Consider Buying Flood Insurance. The Simple Dollar 2017, visited: 27.12.2017. (Type: Online | Links | BibTeX)
The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen: Interview with James Howard. WNHN-FM Concord and podcast, 2017. (Type: Miscellaneous | Links | BibTeX)
Geoff Williams: Help! My Basement Is Flooded. U.S. News and World Report 2016, visited: 23.09.2016. (Type: Online | Links | BibTeX)
Kayda Norman: Flood Insurance for Renters. QuoteWizard 2016, visited: 29.03.2016. (Type: Online | Links | BibTeX)
Meghan Larsen: The 6 Critical Steps of a Flood Safety Plan. Roomi Connect 2016, visited: 28.01.2016. (Type: Online | Links | BibTeX)
2LT (MDDF) Anthony Granado: Captain James Howard Completes Ph.D. and Provides Talent to the Maryland Defense Force. Maryland Defense Force 2014, visited: 10.07.2014. (Type: Online | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

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