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Richard Adams
Emeritus Appointment
Emeritus Faculty

Research interests focus on the economic effects of air and water pollution, the implications of climate change for agriculture and water resources, and the tradeoffs between agricultural activity and environmental quality.

Heidi Albers
Courtesy Appointment
Courtesy Faculty
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ENR, Development Economics, Ecological Economics

Jennifer Alix-Garcia
Department Head
Department Head
541-737-2691
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Fields: Development economics, environmental economics, program evaluation, economic geography

 

John Antle
Professor
Faculty
541-737-1425
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Current research focuses on the sustainability of agricultural systems in industrialized and developing countries, including climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation in agriculture; assessment of environmental and social impacts of agricultural technologies; and geologic carbon...

Bradley Barnhart
Courtesy Appointment
Courtesy Faculty
815-520-3314
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Samuel Bell
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
Faculty
541-737-3781
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Christine Brekken
Instructor and Research Associate
Faculty
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For a list of my research publications please see my Vita.

Steven Buccola
Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Faculty
541-737-1410
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Science and technology, productivity, cooperatives. Examples of recent studies: decision making in the university life-science laboratory; returns to life-science investment; evaluating research grant-funding programs; international agricultural productivity

Lawrence Burt
Emeritus Appointment
Emeritus Faculty

Susan Capalbo
Professor and Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Faculty
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Economics of climate change; carbon sequestration; integrated policy analysis and tradeoff assessment; integrating science and economics in addressing issues of sustainable agricultural policies.

Emery Castle
Professor Emeritus
Emeritus Faculty

Resource economics; rural studies; economic methodology

Yong Chen
Associate Professor
Faculty
541-737-3176
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Dr. Chen’s area of expertise is spatial/rural economics with a focus on the sustainability of rural economic development from the perspective of coupled human-natural system interactions. His current research projects focus on how rural economic development is affected by environmental policies...

Robin Cross
Assistant Professor and Senior Researcher
Faculty
541-737-1397
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My current research develops data systems and computational models that help researchers convert the terabytes of streaming information into better ecological, economic, and health policies. My work matches high-frequency behavioral data with an individual’s location-specific experience and...

Penelope Diebel
Assistant Dean
Faculty
541-737-5317
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As Assistant Dean of Academic Program, Penny’s responsibilities include providing leadership and guidance for a variety of services and programs.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Academics, including:

  • curriculum development
  • curriculum assessment
  • ...
Ralf Doering
Courtesy Appointment
Courtesy Faculty
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Steven Dundas
Assistant Professor
Faculty
541-737-1402
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I am an environmental and resource economist with a research focus on non-market valuation, coastal ecosystem services, adaptation to climate change, and environmental policy evaluation.

For more information about my research, please visit my...

Catherine Durham
Marketing Economist
Faculty
503-872-6671
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Cathy’s research focuses on how marketing activities and product characteristics affect demand for foods and beverages. Research findings are extended to help producers and processors, commodity commissions, and others evaluate strategies to increase demand for their products. Other activities...

Thorsten Egelkraut
Instructor
Faculty
541-737-2942
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Bartelt Eleveld
Ext Agricultural Economics
Faculty
541-737-1409
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Farm management, production economics, and Enterprise Budgets. Extension and applied research programs include farm financial analysis and planning, adoption of management information systems, and farm-level adjustments to regulation...

Rolf Fare
Professor
Faculty
541-737-8184
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Economic policy, microeconomic theory, mathematical economics

Monica Fisher
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
Faculty
541-737-2942
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Kent Fleming
Instructor
Faculty
Laura Gow
Instructor
Faculty
541-962-3613
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· Agribusiness management
· Current research interests include identifying factors which influence student retention and areas related to agricultural marketing and livestock production and marketing.

Lauren Gwin
Assistant Professor
Faculty
541-737-1569
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Lauren's  extension and research focus on policy and regulations, small-scale processing, and distribution and marketing within local and regional food systems.

Associate Director, Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems...

Susan Hanna
Emeritus Appointment
Emeritus Faculty

Marine economics; economics of fishery management and common property resources; analysis of the economic impact of restricted access systems in linked fisheries

Laurie Houston
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
Faculty
541-737-1431
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Environmental and agricultural impacts of climate change, economic incentives to improve environmental quality and encourage technology adoption, and agricultural and environmental policy.

William Jaeger
Professor
Faculty
541-737-1419
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Research includes issues related to water and land use, energy, taxation, modeling of coupled human-natural systems, the relationship between economic growth and natural resource allocation (the environmental Kuznets curve), and sustainable development.

Fields of Interest: Natural...

Richard Johnston
Emeritus Appointment
Emeritus Faculty
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Marine economics; price analysis; analysis of seafood demand; relationship between fishery management and international seafood markets

Kara Keenan
IIFET Assistant / Accounting Assistant
Administrative Staff
541-737-1439
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Joe Kerkvliet
Professor
Faculty
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Endangered species conservation, conservation on private land, non-market valuation, economics of education

David Kling
Assistant Professor
Faculty
541-737-1418
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Natural Resource Economics, Bioeconomic Modelling, Non-Market Valuation

Christian Langpap
Associate Professor
Faculty
541-737-1473
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Voluntary conservation of endangered species; Evaluation of effectiveness of endangered species legislation; Role of environmental NGOs in the enforcement of environmental regulations; Private provision of environmental public goods; Environmental impacts of agricultural policy.

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Larry Lev
Professor, and Extension Economist
Faculty
541-737-1417
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Farmers markets and other direct marketing channels; Values-based agricultural supply chains; Sustainable agriculture; International development; Participatory research and outreach methods

David Lewis
Professor
Faculty
541-737-1334

Environmental and resource economics, land use, conservation, ecosystem services, climate change and natural resources, non-market valuation.

B Starr Mc Mullen
Emeritus Professor
Emeritus Faculty
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Professor McMullen has a variety of interests in the general area of public policy analysis. Most of her work is in the field of transportation economics where she has dealt with issues related to competition, regulation, efficiency, productivity, pricing, congestion, highway finance,...

Thomas McCoy
Courtesy Appointment
Courtesy Faculty
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Jaime McGovern
Courtesy Appointment
Courtesy Faculty
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Kassahun Melesse
Assistant Professor
Faculty
541-737-1423
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International Development, Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics

Gopinath Munisamy
Courtesy Appointment
Courtesy Faculty
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Gopinath (Gopi) Munisamy became Director of the Market and Trade Economics Division of USDA’s Economic Research Service in December 2012. He oversees a program of economic research and analysis on U.S. and global economic and policy factors affecting the structure and performance of agricultural...

Beau Olen
Instructor, Ecampus Mentor, and Research Assistant
Faculty
541-737-1321
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Agricultural risk management, including the links between proximate risk management (e.g., irrigation and land use) and symptomatic risk management (e.g., crop insurance and disaster relief).

Michael Papenfus
Courtesy Appointment
Courtesy Faculty
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Gregory Perry
Emeritus Appointment
Emeritus Faculty

Research interests include farm asset depreciation, estimating taxation costs borne by U.S. farmers and their competitors, and identifying methods to manage irrigation in a profitable, environmentally friendly way. These remain areas of interest, but his major area of interest currently is in...

Andrew Plantinga
Professor, Natural Resource Economics and Policy
Courtesy Faculty
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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...

Cheryl Radke
Administrative Manager
Professional Faculty
541-737-1398
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Mallory Rahe
Extension Community Economist and Instructor
Faculty
541-737-1335
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Rahe specializes in rural development and examines local economic development decision making and resources. One of her on-going research interests is the monitoring of rural prosperity and understanding the contributing factors for why some rural communities maintain vitality and others do not...

Jeffrey Reimer
Professor
Faculty
541-737-1415
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Research interests include international trade theory and policy, applied general equilibrium modeling, quantitative policy analysis, economics of agriculture and water, international development.
Publications have appeared in the Journal of International Economics, Economic...

Raymond Rettig
Emeritus Appointment
Emeritus Faculty

Tjodie Richardson
Head Advisor for Academic Programs / Assistant to the Director of the Applied Economics Graduate Program / E-Campus Advisor
Professional Faculty
541-737-1399
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William Riggs
Regional Administrator South Central Region, Director KBREC
Faculty
541-883-7131
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Richard Sandler
Research Program Consultant, Editor Assistant for AJAE / RPRC Program Coordinator
Professional Faculty
541-737-1442
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Clark Seavert
Professor
Faculty
503-961-4709
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Clark's research focuses on the economic and financial assessment of technology investment strategies with the aim of strengthening sustainable business models in agriculture.  His areas of interest are technology assessment, adoption and commercialization, business model innovations and...

Ann Shriver
Executive Director, International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade and North American Association of Fisheries Economists
Faculty
541-737-1416
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My general research interests include all aspects of fisheries economics, international and domestic seafood markets, aquaculture economics, fisheries management and institutions. Specific past projects include the effects of Russian political changes on international seafood trade, and market...

Brent Sohngen
Courtesy Appointment
Courtesy Faculty
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Modeling Land-Use and Land-Cover Change; Economics of Non Point Source Pollution; Valuing Environmental Change

Bruce Sorte
Community Economist/Instructor
Emeritus Faculty
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Bruce studies the economic impacts of government and business decisions especially as they affect natural resources, labor supply and tourism. These analyses can be quite detailed including surveys and interviews or Bruce can give you a rough estimate of an economic impact as a quick analysis....

James Sterns
Associate Professor, Applied Economics
Faculty
541-737-1406
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Product Differentiation in Ag and Food Products
Management and Economic Performance in Agri-Food Firms and Industries
Institutional Economics and its Application
The interface of agribusiness, entrepreneurship and development

Nadia Streletskaya
Assistant Professor
Faculty
541-737-9285
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Behavioral economics, Experimental economics, Food economics, Consumer behavior, Labeling and Nutrition, Marketing

I am a behavioral and experimental economist with a particular interest in consumer food preferences and food choices. My previous research has looked at consumer demand in...

Gilbert Sylvia
Director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station
Faculty
541-867-0284
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Gil Sylvia is a Marine Resource Economist, Director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station (COMES) and Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Oregon State University.  His research focuses on fishery and aquaculture management and policy, seafood marketing,...

Roberto Valdivia
Assistant Professor, Senior Researcher
Faculty
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Roberto O. Valdivia graduated from the Universidad Nacional del Altiplano-Puno, Peru with a degree in Economic Sciences. He later pursued a Master of Science degree in Applied Economics at Montana State University and a PhD at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.  Roberto’s agricultural...

Bruce Weber
Emeritus Professor and Director Rural Studies Program
Faculty
541-737-1432
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Bruce Weber’s current research projects focus on upward mobility and economic inequality in rural and urban areas, rural-urban economic interdependence and the impacts of changes in social safety net programs.

JunJie Wu
Professor, Emery N. Castle Endowed Chair in Resource and Rural Economics
Faculty
541-737-3060
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Professor Wu's research areas include the optimal design of agri-environmental policy, the spatial modeling of land use change and its impacts on economic and environmental systems, and the analysis of rural-urban interdependency and spatial variation in economic development. The specific topics...

Hongliang Zhang
Postdoc
Postdoc
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