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  1. Cem Tekeşin, Shihomi Ara-Aksoy. “Willingness to Pay for Renewable and Nuclear Energy Options in Turkey 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey, 4 - 7 September, 2011.  
  2. Onur Reşit Ünaldı, Shihomi Ara-Aksoy, Güllen Güllü. “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Gold Mining with Environmental Valuation Methods” 22nd World Mine Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 11 – 16 September.
  3. Ara, S., Irwin, E., Haab, T., “The Influence of Water Quality on the Housing Price Around Lake Erie.” In Proceedings of American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, July, 2006.  
  4. Ara, S., Irwin, E., Haab, T., “Measuring the Effects of Lake Erie Water Quality in Spatial Hedonic Price Models.” In Proceedings of Environmental and Resource Economists, Third World Congress, Kyoto, Japan, July, 2006.                        
  5. Ara, S., “Consumer Willingness to Pay for Multiple Attributes of Organic Rice: A case Study in the Philippines.”  In Proceedings of 25th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Durban, South Africa. August, 2003.

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  1. “Seeing Clean Water as a Home – Buying Amenity in Ohio.” Coastal Services, May/June 2007.Online: .
  2. “Hot Commodity: Cleaner Water Increases Lake Erie Waterfront Property Values,” by Jill Jentes Banicki, Ohio Sea Grant Program’s Twineline, June 2007. Also featured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) , In the Spotlight:


  1. Shihomi Ara "The influence of water quality on the demand for residential development around Lake Erie," Ph.D. Dissertation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2007.
  2. Shihomi Ara, "Environmental Evaluation of Organic Rice: A Case Study in the Philippines," Master's Thesis, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, 2001.