Presenting at an Alumni College Session at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2014
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The second issue of the Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics at Colby (JEREC) is now online.
JEREC

I am an environmental and resource economist working as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Colby College. I am on sabbatical for 2015-2016 and am visiting the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. 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

Paper accepted for publication in the Fish and Fisheries. December 2015.

Paper accepted for publication in the European Journal of Operations Research. December 2015.

Paper on STELLA simulation models accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Education. October 2015.

Book review of The Environments of the Poor in South Asia published in the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research. October 2015.

Paper co-authored with a Colby student published in Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, August 2015. Link to Paper.

Paper published in the Journal of Forests and Livelihoods, May 2015. Link to Paper.

Paper co-authored with a Colby student published in Fisheries Research, April 2015. Link to Paper.

Events

Conducted Workshop on "Pricing Biodiversity" at the University of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. December 21.

Conducted Workshop on "Pricing Biodiversity" at the University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. December 17.

Presentation at the Environment for Development (EfD) Annual Meeting. Shanghai China. November 5-9.

Poster presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. October 17-18.

Research Seminar at the Applied Economics Department at the University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN.
October 05, 2015.

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

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