John M. Polimeni

Bio: 

Education

Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Courses Taught at ACPHS

Health Economics

Econometrics

Regulatory Economics

Quantitative Analysis 1 and 2

US and Global Healthcare Systems

Pharmacoeconomics

Research Interests

Dr. Polimeni's current research interests examine the intersections between economic development, public health, and the environment. This includes healthcare financing in developing countries, energy efficiency and sustainability, economic development, and sustainable agriculture. 

Dr. Polimeni was awarded the prestigious Senior Fulbright Fellow (2009) in Romania where he worked at the Academy of Economic Studies, as well as the Institute for Economic Forecasting in the Romanian National Academy in Bucharest, Romania.

 Dr. Polimeni is a Honorary Member of the Scientific Council of the Romanian National Academy of Science: National Institute for Economic Research, Institute of Economic Forecasting

Selected Journal Publications

Iorgulescu, R.I., Polimeni, J.M., and Balan, M. “Bioeconomic Sustainability and Modelling Energy Systems,” Progress in Industrial Ecology, forthcoming.

Alzahri, M., A. Almomen, R. Hasanato, M. Racz, J. Polimeni, and S.A. Mousa. “Lactate Dehydrogenase As A Biomarker for Early Renal Damage in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease,” Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, forthcoming.

Polimeni, J.M., R.I. Iorgulescu, and R. Chandrasekara. “Trans-border Public Health Vulnerability and Hydroelectric Projects: The Case of Yali Falls Dam,” Ecological Economics, 98: 81-89, 2014.

Polimeni, J.M., K. Vichansavakul, R.I. Iorgulescu, and R. Chandrasekara. “Why Perspective Matters in Health Outcomes Research Analyses,” International Business and Economics Research Journal, Vol. 12, Number 11, November, 2013.

Polimeni, J. M., R.I. Iorgulescu, and M. Bălan. “Food Safety, Food Security and Environmental Risks,” Internal Auditing & Risk Management, Vol. 1, Issue 29, June, Pages 53-68, 2013.

Malone, M., S. Alger-Mayer, and J.M. Polimeni. "Health Related Quality of Life After Gastric Bypass Surgery," Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 7, Issue 2, June, Pages 155-161, 2012.

Mayumi, K. and J.M. Polimeni. "Uranium Reserve, Nuclear Fuel Cycle Delusion, CO2 Emission From the Sea, and Electricity Supply: Reflections After the Fuel Meltdown of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plants," Ecological Economics, Vol. 73, January, Pages 1-6, 2012.

Malone, M., S. Alger-Mayer, and J.M. Polimeni. "Antidepressant Drug Therapy Does Not Affect Weight Loss One Year After Gastric Bypass Surgery," Obesity Surgery, 14 January, 2011.

Polimeni, J.M. and W. Harper. "The Potential Economic Rent in the United States From CO2 Abatement Policies," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Vol. 3, Number 2, Pages 13-50, 2010.

Onyeiwu, S., R.I. Iorgulescu, and J.M. Polimeni. “Structural Adjustment Intensity, Vulnerability and Poverty in Africa: Evidence from a Nigerian Village,” Journal of Developing Societies, Vol. 25, Issue 1, Pages 27-55, 2009.

Polimeni, J.M. “Converging Policies and Purposes: Agriculture and Energy Coming to a Crossroads,” Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, Vol. 13, Number 3, Pages 3-5, 2009.

Polimeni, J.M. and R.I. Iorgulescu. “Whose Standards? (B)reaching the Assessment Puzzle,” American Journal of Business Education, Vol. 2, Number 7, Pages 43-53, 2009.

Hong, B., K.E. Limburg, J.D. Erickson, J.M. Gowdy, A.A. Nowosielski, J.M. Polimeni, and K.M. Stainbrook. “Connecting the Ecological-economic Dots in Human-dominated Watersheds: Models to Link Socio-economic Activities on the Landscape to Stream Ecosystem Health,” Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 91, Issue 2, Pages 78-87, 2009.

Alger-Mayer, S., C. Rosati, J.M. Polimeni, and M.M. Malone. “Preoperative Binge Eating Status and Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Long Term Outcome Study,” Obesity Surgery, Vol. 19, Issue 2, Pages 139-145, 2009.

Iorgulescu, R.I. and J.M. Polimeni. “A Multi-scale Integrated Assessment of the Energy Use in Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, and Hungary,” Energy, Volume 34, Issue 3, Pages 341-347, 2009.

Polimeni, J.M. “Jevons’ Paradox: The Cases of India and China,” Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 3, Number 8, Pages 145-157, 2008.Alger-Mayer, Sharon, John M. Polimeni, and Margaret Malone. “Pre-operative Weight Loss as a Predictor of Long-term Success Following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass,”Obesity Surgery, forthcoming. 

Polimeni, John M., Leon E. Cosler, Ray Chandrasekara, and Michael Dobis. “A Theoretical Approach to Reduce Discarded Pharmaceuticals in the Environment,” The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Pages 89-97, 2008. 

Chandrasekara, Ray and John M. Polimeni. “Water and National Security,”International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, forthcoming. 

Holguin-Veras, Jose, Michael Silas, John M. Polimeni, and Brenda Cruz. “An Investigation on the Effectiveness of Joint Receiver-Carrier Policies to Increase Truck Traffic in the Off-Peak Hours Part II: The Behavior of Carriers,” Networks and Spatial Economics, forthcoming. 

Onyeiwu, Steve, Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni, and John M. Polimeni. “Distributional Impact of Globalization-Induced Migration: Evidence from a Nigerian Village,” African Development Review, Vol. 20, Issue 1, Pages 115-134, 2008. 

Polimeni, Raluca Iorgulescu and John M. Polimeni. “Multi-scale Integrated Analysis of Societal Metabolism and Jevons’ Paradox for Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland (Part II),” Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, Number 4, Pages 61-76, 2007. 

Polimeni, John M. and Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni. “Energy Consumption in Transitional Economies (Part I): Jevons’ Paradox for Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Poland,” Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, Number 3, Pages 63-80, 2007. 

Onyeiwu, Steve, Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni, and John M. Polimeni. “Distributional Impact of Globalization-Induced Migration: Evidence from a Nigerian Village,” WIDER Research Paper, Number 66, 2007. 

Polimeni, John M. “Jevons’ Paradox: A Case Study of China,” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 2, Number 2, Pages 383-394, 2007. 

Polimeni, Raluca Iorgulescu and John M. Polimeni. “Structural Adjustment and the Igbo Extended Family,” International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 5, Number 4, Pages 77-82, 2007. 

Polimeni, Raluca Iorgulescu and John M. Polimeni. “Multi-scale Integrated Analysis of Societal Metabolism: The Case of Romania,” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Vol. 2, Number 2, Pages 41-51, 2007. 

Polimeni, John M. “Protecting the Global Food Supply from a Terrorist Attack,”International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 5, Number 4, Pages 71-75, 2007. 

Polimeni, John M. “Assessment of the Economics Curriculum at a College of Pharmacy,” Journal of College Teaching & Learning, Vol. 4, Number 10, Pages 47-56, 2007. 

Polimeni, John M. “Jevons’ Paradox and the Economic Implications for Europe,”International Business and Economics Research Journal, Vol. 6, Number 10, Pages 109-119, 2007. 

Holguin-Veras, Jose, Michael Silas, John M. Polimeni, and Brenda Cruz. “An Investigation on the Effectiveness of Joint Receiver-Carrier Policies to Increase Truck Traffic in the Off-Peak Hours Part I: The Behavior of Receivers,” Networks and Spatial Economics, Vol. 7, Number 3, Pages 277-295, 2007. 

Polimeni, Raluca Iorgulescu, John M. Polimeni, and Steve Onyeiwu. "Labor Migration and Rural-Suburban Symbiosis in Igbo Society," International Business and Economics Research Journal, Vol. 6, Number 6, Pages 1-14, 2007. 

Polimeni, John M. “Psychentropy: An Alternative Model of Human Welfare,”International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research Vol. 2, Number 1, Pages 93-112, 2007. 

Polimeni, John M., Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni, and W. Scott Trees. "Extending the Augmented Solow Growth Model to Explain Transitional Economies," Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, Number 1, Pages 65-76, 2007. 

Polimeni, John M. and Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni. "Simulating the Effects of Public-Policy on Residential Development in the Hudson River Valley," Journal of Business and Economics Research, Vol. 5, Number 1, Pages 41-58, 2007. 

Holguín-Veras, J., Q. Wang, N. Xu, K. Ozbay, M. Cetin and J. Polimeni. “The Impacts of Time of Day Pricing on the Behavior of Freight Carriers in a Congested Urban Area: Implications to Road Pricing,” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Vol. 40 Number 9, Pages 744-766, 2006. 

Polimeni, John M. and Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni. "Jevons' Paradox and the Myth of Technological Liberation," Ecological Complexity, Vol. 3, Number 4, Pages 344-353, 2006. 

Holguin-Veras, Jose, Noel Perez, Brenda Cruz, and John M. Polimeni. "On the Effectiveness of Financial Incentives to Off-Peak Deliveries to Manhattan Restaurants," Transportation Research Record No. 1966, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., Pages 51-59, 2006. 

Polimeni, John M. “Transdisciplinary Research: Moving Forward,” International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research Vol. 1, Number 1, Pages 1-3, 2006. 

Chandrasekara, Ray and John M. Polimeni. "Water, Development and State Security in China," Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 6.3, Summer, 2006. 

Polimeni, John M., Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni, Richard L. Shirey, Christina L. Trees, and W. Scott Trees. "The Supply of Community Supported Agriculture," Journal of Business and Economics Research Vol. 4, Number 3, Pages 17-22, 2006. 

Polimeni, John M., Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni, Richard L. Shirey, Christina L. Trees, and W. Scott Trees. "The Demand for Community Supported Agriculture," Journal of Business and Economics Research, Vol. 4, Number 2, Pages 49-60, 2006. 

Polimeni, John M. "Simulating Agricultural Conversion to Residential Use in the Hudson River Valley: Scenario Analyses and Case Studies," Agriculture and Human Values, Vol. 22, Issue 4, Pages 377 - 393, 2005. 

Holguin-Veras, Jose, John M. Polimeni, Brenda Cruz, Ning Xu, George List, Jorge Haddock, and Jeana Nordstrom. "Off-peak Freight Deliveries: Challenges and Stakeholders Perceptions," Journal of Transportation Research Record No. 1906, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., Pages 42 - 48, 2005. 

Polimeni, John M. "Graduate Education in Ecological Economics," Ecological Economics, Vol. 51, Issues 3-4, Pages 287-293, 2004.

Books

Polimeni, J.M., R.I. Iorgulescu, and R. Shirey. “Travelling Back to Sustainable Agriculture in a Bioeconomic World: The Case of Roxbury Farm CSA,” Nova Science Publishers, 2015.

Polimeni, J.M. “Spatial Simulation Modeling: Projecting Residential Development in the Hudson River Valley of New York State,” Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

Polimeni, J.M., R. Chandrasekara, and S. Mel. “The Economic Growth, Environment, Public Health Connection: An Ecological Economic Case Study of the Impact of the Yali Falls Dam on Cambodia,” Linus Publications, Inc., 2011.

Polimeni, J.M., K. Mayumi, M. Giampietro, and B. Alcott. “Jevons’ Paradox: The Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements,” Earthscan Publishers, January, 2008.

Book Chapters

“Residential Location Theory, Modeling, and Scenario Analysis of Urban Growth and Planning,” In: Jon D. Erickson, Frank Messner, and Irene Ring (Eds.), Ecological Economics of Sustainable Watershed Management, Elsevier Science, 2007. 

"Off-Peak Freight Deliveries to New York City: Challenges and Policy Measures," with Jose Holguin-Veras, Brenda Cruz, and George List, In: E. Taniguchi and R. Thomson (Eds.), City Logistics IV, Elsevier, Amsterdam, Pages 547 - 559, 2005. 

"An Integrated Ecological Economic Assessment Model for Management of the Hudson River Watershed," with Jon D. Erickson, John M. Gowdy, Karin Limburg, Audra Nowosielski, and Karen Stainbrook, In: Randy Bruins and Matthew Heberling (Eds.), Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: Applications to Watershed Management, CRC Press, 2004.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Holguín-Veras, J., Q. Wang, N. Xu , K. Ozbay, M. Cetin and J. Polimeni, and J.C. Zorrilla. “Behavioral Impacts of Time Of Day Pricing: General Findings from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Initiative” Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 22-26, 2006. 

Holguín-Veras, J., N. Pérez, B. Cruz and J. Polimeni. “On the Effectiveness of Financial Incentives to Off Peak Deliveries to Manhattan Restaurants” Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 22-26, 2006. 

Holguín-Veras, J., N. Xu, Q. Wang, K. Ozbay, M. Cetin and J. Polimeni, J.C. Zorrilla and M. Silas. “The Behavioral Impacts of the New Jersey Turnpike’s Time of Day Pricing Initiative and the Observed Role of Travel Distance on the Underlying Elasticities,” Proceedings of the 85th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 22-26, 2006. 

Polimeni, John M., Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni, Leon Cosler, and Ray Chandrasekara. "Changes in Healthcare Financing in Malaysia," Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Health Financing in Developing Countries, December 1 and 2, 2005. 

Polimeni, John M., Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni, Leon Cosler, and Ray Chandrasekara. "The Barrio Adentro Health Financing Mission in Venezuela," Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Health Financing in Developing Countries, December 1 and 2, 2005. 

Polimeni, John M. and Ray Chandrasekara. “Water, Development and State Security in China: Water as Catalyst for International Conflict," Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Culture and Water Environment Protection, September 6 - 8, 2005. 

Polimeni, John M. and Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni. "Energy Efficiency and Jevons' Paradox," Proceedings of the Cairo 9th International Conference on Energy and Environment, March 13 - 17, 2005. 

Holguin-Veras, Jose, John M. Polimeni, Brenda Cruz, Ning Xu, George List, Jorge Haddock, and Jeana Nordstrom. "Off-peak Freight Deliveries: Challenges and Stakeholders Perceptions," Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, January 9 - 13, 2005. 

Holguin-Veras, Jose, John M. Polimeni, Brenda Cruz, Ning Xu, George List, Jorge Haddock, and Jeana Nordstrom. "Off-peak Freight Deliveries: Challenges and Stakeholders Perceptions," Proceedings of the XIII Pan-American Conference of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, September 26-29, 2004.

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice