Eli P. Fenichel
Yale University
Environmental resource managementNatural capitalEconomicsEcologyBiology
What is this?
Publications 98
#1Youpei Yan (Yale University)
#1Y. Yan (Yale University)
Last. Aaron Richter (Yale University)
view all 4 authors...
Face masks have become an emblem of the public response to COVID-19, with many governments mandating their use in public spaces. The logic is that face masks are low cost and might help prevent some transmission. However, from the start, the assumption that face masks are "low cost" was questioned. Early on, there were warnings of the opportunity cost of public use of medical masks given shortages of personal protective equipment for healthcare providers. This led to recommendations for cloth ma...
#1Samantha M.L. Maher (Yale University)
#2Eli P. Fenichel (Yale University)H-Index: 23
Last. Wiktor L. Adamowicz (U of A: University of Alberta)H-Index: 47
view all 4 authors...
Some species are valued for their direct usefulness to society, through immediate financial returns from market activities such as harvesting or ecotourism. But many are valued for their passive usefulness, i.e., their mere existence contributes to supporting, regulating or cultural environmental services that support human well-being. Hence, there is inherent social value to conserving such species as natural assets. However, such species are seldom priced as natural assets, and thus not accoun...
#1Youpei Yan (Yale University)
#2Amyn A. Malik (Yale University)H-Index: 5
Last. Saad B. Omer (Yale University)H-Index: 5
view all 6 authors...
Staying home is an important part of the effort to contain COVID-19 and limit deaths. Every state in the United States has enacted policies to encourage distancing and staying home. An important question is how these policies interact with individuals voluntary responses to COVID-19 cases and deaths. We find evidence of a non-trivial voluntary response to local and nationally reported COVID-19 cases and deaths.
#1Eli P. Fenichel (Yale University)H-Index: 23
#2Kevin Berry (UAA: University of Alaska Anchorage)H-Index: 4
Last. Gregg Gonsalves (Yale University)H-Index: 10
view all 4 authors...
Transmission of the SAR-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is largely driven by human behavior and person-to-person contact. By staying home, people reduce the probability of contacting an infectious individual, becoming infected, and passing on the virus. One of the most promising sources of data on time use is smartphone location data. We develop a time use driven proportional mixing SEIR model that naturally incorporates time spent at home measured using smartphone location data and allows peop...
1 CitationsSource
#1Sammantha Maher (EcoHealth Alliance)H-Index: 1
#2Alexandra E Hill (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 1
Last. Jude Bayham (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 6
view all 7 authors...
The consequences of COVID-19 infection varies substantially based on individual social risk factors and predisposing health conditions. Understanding this variability may be critical for targeting COVID-19 control measures, resources and policies, including efforts to return people back to the workplace. We compiled individual level data from the National Health Information Survey and Quarterly Census of Earnings and Wages to estimate the number of at-risk workers for each US county and industry...
1 CitationsSource
#1Jude Bayham (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 6
#2Eli P. Fenichel (Yale University)H-Index: 23
Summary Background The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is leading to social (physical) distancing policies worldwide, including in the USA. Some of the first actions taken by governments are the closing of schools. The evidence that mandatory school closures reduce the number of cases and, ultimately, mortality comes from experience with influenza or from models that do not include the effect of school closure on the health-care labour force. The potential benefits from school closu...
20 CitationsSource
#1Malin L. Pinsky (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 27
#2Eli P. Fenichel (Yale University)H-Index: 23
Last. Talia Young (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 6
view all 8 authors...
#1Jude Bayham (CSU: Colorado State University)H-Index: 6
#2Eli P. Fenichel (Yale University)H-Index: 23
Background COVID-19 is leading to the implementation of social distancing policies around the world and in the United States, including school closures. The evidence that mandatory school closures reduce cases and ultimately mortality mostly comes from experience with influenza or from models that do not include the impact of school closure on the healthcare labor supply or the role of the healthcare labor force in reducing the per infection mortality from the pathogen. There is considerable unc...
4 CitationsSource
#1Peter E. Holder (Carleton University)H-Index: 2
#2Amanda L. Jeanson (Carleton University)H-Index: 1
Last. Eli P. Fenichel (Yale University)H-Index: 23
view all 23 authors...
Recreational fisheries hold immense ecological, social, and economic value. The management of these fisheries is increasingly important as we move forward in the Anthropocene. Recreational fisheries managers face several challenges as fisheries often involve diverse social and ecological systems comprised of complex feedback and stakeholder motivations and needs. Here, we used a horizon scanning exercise to yield 100 research questions related to recreational fisheries science and management in ...
2 CitationsSource
We develop a demographically-based approach for estimating the utility discount rate (UDR) portion of the Ramsey rule. We show how age-specific mortality rates and life expectancies imply a natural UDR for individuals at each age in a population, and these can be aggregated into a population-level social UDR. We then provide empirical estimates for nearly all countries and for the world as a whole. A striking part of the analysis is how the estimated UDRs fall within the range of those currently...
1 CitationsSource