Oral Health and the Dental Care Workforce in Southwest Virginia Sep 12, 2011 By William ShobeTanya WanchekTerrence Rephann Oral Health and the Dental Care Workforce in Southwest Virginia Oral Health and the Dental Care Workforce in Southwest Virginia Charlottesville: Center for Economic and Policy Studies Areas of focus Healthcare William Shobe Professor Shobe splits his time between the Batten School and UVa’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, where he heads up the Center for Economic and Policy Studies. He also teaches a class in environmental economics for the UVa Economics Department. His current research includes emission market and auction design, environmental federalism, improved economic modeling of Virginia’s economy, state economic development incentives, and state economic forecasting. Read full bio Tanya Wanchek Terrence Rephann Related Content William Shobe The Economic Impacts of Positive Feedbacks Resulting from Deforestation Research Forests can affect environmental conditions in ways that enhance their survival. This effect may contribute to a positive feedback whereby deforestation could degrade environmental conditions and inhibit forest re-establishment. Rethinking Environmental Federalism in a Warming World Research Climate change policy analysis has focused almost exclusively on national policy and even on harmonizing climate policies across countries, implicitly assuming that the harmonization of climate policies at the subnational level would be mandated or guaranteed. We argue that the design and implementation of climate policy in a federal union will diverge in important ways from policy design in a unitary government.