Economics

Date posted: April 11, 2012

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Environmental Expertise

Paul L. Fackler
Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-515-4535
paul_fackler@ncsu.edu

Develops models and software for solving and analyzing dynamic optimization problems for environmental and resource management; current applications include the possible effects of human disturbance on wildlife breeding and the monitoring and management of pest infestations and invasive species

Ted Feitshans
Extension Associate Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-515-5195
ted_feitshans@ncsu.edu

Develops educational materials and conducts extension programs and applied research related to the application of federal and state regulations governing air emissions from livestock and poultry farms, bioenergy, biodiversity, bioprospecting, fisheries, farmland preservation, pesticides, organic farming, sustainable and local agriculture, water quality, the relationship between law and economics applied to environmental issues, and the legal evaluation of environmental risks

Upton Hatch
Research Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-515-3107
upton_hatch@ncsu.edu

Conducts economic research related to water resources, including climate and fisheries/aquaculture

Michele Marra
Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-515-6091
michele_marra@ncsu.edu

Focuses on production economics, agriculture and the environment, technology adoption and agricultural risk

Michael Roberts
Associate Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-513-8060
michael_roberts@ncsu.edu

Conducts research on the potential economic impacts of climate change on agricultural production and the effects of agricultural policies, including ethanol mandates and subsidies, crop insurance and conservation programs

Laura Taylor
Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-513-3761
laura_taylor@ncsu.edu

Studies renewable energy markets; the benefits of environmental improvements; the economics of water resource availability, conservation and quality improvements; the benefits and costs of land-use choices; and household energy and water conservation choices

Walter Thurman
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-515-4545
wally_thurman@ncsu.edu

Conducts research on the economics and political economy of agricultural and natural resource policy

Roger von Haefen
Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-515-8946
roger_von_haefen@ncsu.edu

Conducts research on the non-market benefits of environmental policies as well as transportation; recently has investigated the benefits of Falls Lake Nutrient Management Strategy, the losses associated with the Cape Hatteras off-road-vehicle restrictions and the distributional and efficiency effects of higher gasoline taxes

Tom Vukina
Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-515-5864
tom_vukina@ncsu.edu

Studies environmental problems related to animal agriculture with an emphasis on production contracts, where the issue of how to allocate the responsibility for pollution abatement (waste management) between integrators and growers in the contractual setting is a central problem

Kelly Zering
Associate Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics
919-515-6089
kelly_zering@ncsu.edu

Focuses on understanding the economics of policy and technology related to air and water quality and livestock and poultry production; to biomass and renewable energy; and to sustainable livestock production

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