On Mt. Etna in Sicily as part of the FEEM EAERE Belpasso International Summer School 2010
At the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans; during the EfD meeting in South Africa, October 2014
The first issue of the Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby (JEREC) is now online.

I am an environmental and resource economist and an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department and the Associate Director for the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College. I also hold a "by courtesy" appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Portland State University.

My main research is focused on studying the intersection of land use, ecosystem services, and conservation. I use choice experiment surveys to analyse public preferences for ecosystem services and environmental policy, and dynamic and spatial resource allocation models to study optimal land use.

My research applications focus on

  • grasslands in Illinois
  • ecosystem services in Oregon
  • REDD+ payments in Nepal and Ethiopia
  • improved stove adoption in Ethiopia
  • conservation within military installations

In addition, I am also currently working on

  • preferences for sustainable seafood labels
  • spatially explicit subsidies for renewable energy generation
  • general equiblirium models of environmental taxation
  • dynamic models of economic systems using Stella
  • optimal school districting using integer programming methods


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Louis V. Logeman Graduate Student Teaching Award Video

Research presentation on "Valuing preferences for ecossytem services."


Recent Publications

Book chapter published in the Handbook on the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity, June 2014.

Manuscript published in Land Economics, May 2014.


Research Presentation at the Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, Oregon.
November 24th, 2014.

Research Seminar at the Economics Department, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
November 21st, 2014.

Organizing panel discussion on Hydraulic Fracking. Waterville Maine. November 6.

Student Presenting research at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. November 1-2.

Presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. November 1-2.

Hosting visit by Sunny Jardine (University of Delaware) for lecture and a talk, October 15 - 18.

Presentation at Resource for the Future, Washington DC. October 9, 2014.

Students present research at the Colby Undergraduate Summer Research Retreat, the Forks Maine, July 24, 2014.

Presentation and visit to Reed College, Portland OR, July 14 - July 18th 2014.

Research presented at the 4th World Congress of Enviorenmental and Resoruce Economists, Istanbul Turkey, June 28- July 2014.

Presentation at the REDD+ Technical Workshop, Dhulikhel, Nepal, June 23-24, 2014.

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