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Faculty - Andrew Plantinga

Andrew Plantinga, Professor Natural Resource Economics and Policy
PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; MS, Forestry, University of Wisconsin; BA, English, Grinnell College

*Andrew Plantinga will be on sabbatical Winter and Spring Quarter 2021

Andrew Plantinga’s research focuses on the economics of land use, climate change, and forests. Particular emphasis is given to the development of methods for econometrically modeling land-use decisions, the analysis of environmental policies that affect private land-use decisions, and the modeling of land development pressures. A current project, funded by the National Science Foundation, involves the development of econometric land-use models to support an integrated analysis of climate change and water scarcity in the Willamette Basin of Oregon. Additional work examines how urban growth controls affect property values and urbanization rates.

Contact Information:

Office: Bren Hall 3424

Phone: 805-893-2788
Fax: 805-893-7612


Curriculum Vitae

Bren Courses Taught




Economics of Environmental Management

242 Natural Resource Economics and Policy
251 Introduction to Environmental Policy Analysis

PhD program applicants: I work only with PhD students whose primary focus is economics.

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