Kurt Schnier studies policy analysis in the fields of health and resource economics. In health economics, Schnier’s research focuses on the response of physicians and hospitals to current and impending regulations that impact the provision of health care. His resource economics research focuses on facilitating the development of efficient marine resource policy and determining how fishermen respond to current and prospective fisheries policy. To conduct his research, Schnier uses econometric, experimental and simulation modeling methods.
Leeds, I., Sadiraj, V., Cox, J.C., Gao, S.X., Pawlik, T.M., Schnier, K.E., Sweeney, J.F., Forthcoming “Discharge Decision-making after Complex Surgery: Surgeon Behaviors Compared to Predictive Modeling to Reduce Surgical Readmissions”, American Journal of Surgery.
Cox, J.C., Sadiraj, V., Schnier, K.E. and J. Sweeney. 2016. “Incentivizing Cost-Effective Reductions in Hospital Readmission Rates,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 131(Part B): 1-16.
Cox, J.C., Schnier, K.E., Sadiraj, V. and J.F. Sweeney. 2016. “Higher Quality and Lower Cost from Improving Hospital Discharge Decision Making,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 131(Part B): 24-35.
Balthrop, A.T. and K.E. Schnier. 2016. "A Regression Discontinuity Approach to Measuring the Effectiveness of Oil and Natural Gas Regulation to Address the Common-Pool Externality," Resource and Energy Economics 44: 118-138.
Schnier, K.E., Turgeon, N. and B. Kaplan. 2015. "A Primer of Neoclassical (Traditional) and Behavioral Economic Principles for Organ Transplantation: Part 2," Transplantation 99(11): 2247-51.
Schnier, K.E., Turgeon, N. and B. Kaplan. 2015. "A Primer of Neoclassical (Traditional) and Behavioral Economic Principles for Organ Transplantation: Part 1," Transplantation 99(10): 2024-28.
Anderson, J.L., Anderson, C.M., Chu, J., Meredith, J., Asche, F., Sylvia, G., Smith, M.D., Anggraeni, D., Arthur, R., Guttormsen, A., McCluney, J.K., Ward, T., Akpalu, W., Eggert, H., Flores, J., Freeman, M.A., Holland, D.S., Knapp, G., Kobayashi, M., Larkin, S., MacLauchlin, K., Schnier, K.E., Soboil, M., Tveterås, S., Ucida, H. and D. Valderrama. 2015. “The Fishery Performance Indicators: A Management Tool for Triple Bottom Line Outcomes,” PLOS One 10(5): e0122809.
Doyle, M.W., Patterson, L., Chen, Y. Schnier, K. and A.J. Yates. 2014. “Optimizing the Scale of Markets for Water Quality Trading,” Water Resources Research 50(9): 7231-7244.
Schnier, K.E., Doyle, M., Rigbee, J.R., and A.J Yates. 2014. “Bilateral Oligopoly in Pollution Permit Markets: Experimental Evidence,” Economic Inquiry 52(3): 1060-1079.
Felthoven, R.G., Lee, J. and K.E. Schnier. 2014. “Cooperative Formation and Peer Effects in Fisheries,” Marine Resource Economics 29(2): 135-156.
Horrace, W.C. and K.E. Schnier. 2014. “Selection Procedures for Policy Analysis: Fishery Capacity Utilization and Risk,” in W. Horrace and R. Sickels (Eds.) Festschrift in Honor of Peter Schmidt (Springer Press) pgs. 359-69.
Li, D., Hawley, Z., and K.E. Schnier. 2013. “Increasing Organ Donation via Changes in the Default Choice or Allocation Rule,” Journal of Health Economics 32(6): 1117-1129.
Mothorpe, C., Hanson, A. and K.E. Schnier. 2013. “The Impact of Interstate Highways on Land Use Conversion,” The Annals of Regional Science 51(3): 833-70.
Leeds, I.R., Sadiraj, V., Cox, J., Schnier, K.E. and J.F. Sweeney. 2013. “Assessing Clinical Discharge Data Preferences Among Practicing Surgeons,” Journal of Surgical Research 184: 42-48.
Banzhaf, H.S., Fitzgerald, T. and K. Schnier. 2013. “Non-Regulatory Approaches to the Environment: Coasean and Pigouvian Perspectives,” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 7(2): 238-58.
Yates, A.J., Doyle, M., Rigby, J.R. and K.E. Schnier. 2013. “Market Power, Private Information, and the Optimal Scale of Pollution Permit Markets for North Carolina’s Neuse River,” Resource and Energy Economics 35(3): 256-76.
Schnier, K.E. and R.G. Felthoven. 2013. “Production Efficiency and Exit in Rights-Based Fisheries,” Land Economics 89(3): 538-557.
Turgeon, N., Schnier, K. and B. Kaplan. 2013. “Risky Business: Models of Risk in Transplant,” American Journal of Transplantation 13(5): 1122-1122.
Schnier, K.E., Cox, J.C., McIntyre, C., Ruhil, R., Sadiraj, V. and N. Turgeon. 2013. “Transplantation at the Nexus of Behavioral Economics and Healthcare Delivery,” American Journal of Transplantation 13: 31-35.
Haab, T., Hicks, R., Schnier, K. and J. Whitehead. 2012. “Angler Heterogeneity and the Species-Specific Demand for Marine Recreational Fishing,” Marine Resource Economics 27: 291-51.
Kassin, M.T., Owen, R.M., Perez, S., Leeds, I., Cox, J.C., Schnier, K.E., Sadiraj, V. and J.E. Sweeney. 2012. “Identification of Risk Factors for 30-Day Hospital Readmission Among General Surgery Patients,” Journal of the American College of Surgeons 215(3): 322-30.
Isaac, M. R., Pevnitskaya, S. and K. E. Schnier. 2012. “Individual Behavior and Bidding Heterogeneity in Sealed Bid Auctions Where the Number of Bidders Is Unknown,” Economic Inquiry 50(2): 516-533.
Hicks, R.L., Horrace, W.C. and K.E. Schnier. 2012. “Strategic Substitutes or Complements: The Game of Where to Fish?,” Journal of Econometrics 168(1): 70-80.
Flores-Lagunes, A. and K. E. Schnier. 2012. “Estimation of Sample Selection Models with Spatial Dependence,” Journal of Applied Econometrics 27(2): 173-204.
Hanson, A., Schnier, K.E. and G. Turnbull. 2012. “Drive ‘Til You Qualify: Residential Sorting in Suburbia,” Regional Science and Urban Economics 42: 63-77.
Schnier, K.E. and R.G. Felthoven. 2011. “Accounting for Spatial Heterogeneity and Autocorrelation in Spatial Discrete Choice Models: Implications for Behavioral Predictions,” Land Economics 87: 382-402.
Horrace, W. C. and K. E. Schnier. 2010. “Fixed-Effect Estimation of Highly-Mobile Production Technologies,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(5): 1432-55.
Hicks, R.L. and K.E. Schnier. 2010. “Spatial Regulations and Endogenous Consideration Sets in Fisheries,” Resource and Energy Economics 32: 117-34.
Haynie, A., Hicks, R.L. and K.E. Schnier. 2009. “Common Property, Information and Cooperation: Commercial Fishing in the Bering Sea,” Ecological Economics 69: 406-413.
Felthoven, R. G., Horrace, W.C. and K. E. Schnier. 2009. “Estimating Heterogeneous Capacity and Capacity Utilization Measures in a Multi-Species Fishery,” Journal of Productivity Analysis 32:173-189.
Schnier, K. E. 2009. “Spatial Externalities and the Common-Pool Resource Mechanism,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 70: 402-415.
Hicks, R. L. and K. E. Schnier. 2008. “Eco-labeling and Dolphin Avoidance: A Dynamic Model of Tuna Fishing in the Eastern Tropical Pacific,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 56: 103-116.
Flores-Lagunes, A., Horrace, W. C. and K. E. Schnier. 2007. “Identifying Technically Efficient Fishing Vessels: A Non-Empty, Minimal Subset Approach,” Journal of Applied Econometrics 22:729-45.
Hicks, R. L. and K. E. Schnier. 2006. “Dynamic Random Utility Modeling: A Monte Carlo Analysis,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88(4) 816-835.
Isaac, R. M. and K. E. Schnier. 2006. “Sealed Bid Variations on the Silent Auction,” in Doug Davis, et al. eds. Research in Experimental Economics Vol. 11 (Amsterdam:Elsevier), pgs. 31-46.
Schnier, K. E. and C. M. Anderson. 2006. “Decision Making in Patchy Resource Environments: Spatial Misperception of Bioeconomic Models,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 61: 234-54.
Holland, D. S. and K. E. Schnier. 2006. “Modeling a Rights-Based Approach for Managing Habitat Impacts of Fisheries,” Natural Resource Modeling 19(3): 405-435.
Holland, D. S. and K. E. Schnier. 2006. “Protecting Marine Biodiversity: A Comparison of Individual Habitat Quotas and Marine Protected Areas,” Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63(7):1481-1495.
Holland, D. S. and K. E. Schnier. 2006. “Individual Habitat Quotas for Fisheries,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 51(1): 72-92.
Isaac, R. M. and K. E. Schnier. 2005. “Silent Auctions in the Field and in the Laboratory,” Economic Inquiry 43(4): 715-733.
Schnier, K. E. 2005. “Biological ‘Hot Spots’ and Their Effect on Optimal Bioeconomic Marine Reserve Formation,” Ecological Economics 52: 453-468; Addendum 54:111-13.
Schnier, K.E. 2014. Common Pool Resources. In J. Whitehead, T. Haab (Eds.), Environmental and Natural Resources: An Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing. Westport, CT.
Schnier, K. E. 2004. “Marine Protected Areas: Identifying Their Niche in Fisheries Policy,” Korean Maritime Institute, Vol. 12.
Holland, D.S. and K. E. Schnier. 2004. “Individual Habitat Quotas for Fisheries,” International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade, Proceedings, Japan.