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


View my Colby directory page View my teaching schedule

Louis V. Logeman Graduate Student Teaching Award Video

Research presentation on "Valuing preferences for ecossytem services."


Recent Publications

Papert published in Fisheries Research, April 2015. Link to Paper

Manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Forests and Livelihoods, March 2015.

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


Presentation at the AERE Summer Conference, San Diego CA.
June 3-5, 2015.

Students present research at the NAREA Annual Meeting. Newport, RI.
June 27-30, 2015.

Presentation at the NAREA Annual Meeting.
Newport, RI.
June 27-30, 2015.

Presentation at the Maine Economics Conference. Brunswick, Maine
May 2, 2015.

Research Seminar at the Economics Department, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
April 10, 2015.

Presentation at the W3133 Meeting, Pensacola Beach, FL.
February 26, 2015

Presentation at Masters in Development Practice Program at Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka
January 17, 2015

Presentation at the Technical Workshop on "Improved biomass cookstoves and REDD+", Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
December 19, 2014

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

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