William Jaeger

Professor
Rm #220A Ballard Extension Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis Oregon 97331-3601
541.737.1419
541.737.2563
wjaeger "at" oregonstate.edu

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Fields of Interest

Natural resource & environmental economics, agricultural economics, institutional economics, public finance and taxation, economic growth & development, sustainability.

Education

Ph.D., Stanford University 1985; BA Washington State University.

Research Interests

Dr. Jaeger's research includes issues related to water and land use, energy, taxation, the relationship between economic growth and natural resource allocation (the environmental Kuznets curve), and sustainable development.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jaeger is professor in the Department of Applied Economics, and extension agricultural and resource policy specialist. Prior to coming to Oregon State University, Dr. Jaeger was associate professor of economics at Williams College, MA. In the late 1980s, Dr. Jaeger spent five years doing research at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Dr. Jaeger earned his Ph.D. and M.A. at Stanford University in 1985, and his BA in economics at Washington State University.

Selected Publications

Jaeger, W.K., A. J. Plantinga, H. Chang, K. Dello, G. Grant, D. Hulse, J. J. McDonnell, S. Lancaster, H. Moradkhani, A. T. Morzillo, P. Mote, A. Nolin, M. Santelmann and J. Wu. Toward a formal definition of water scarcity in natural-human systems. Water Resources Research, Volume 49. Published online: 8 JUL 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20249

Jaeger, W.K., 2012. Determinants of Urban Land Market Outcomes: Evidence from California. Land Use Policy. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.02.001

Jaeger W.K. and T.M. Egelkraut, 2011. Biofuel economics in a setting of multiple objectives and unintended consequences. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 15(9): 4320-4333.

Jaeger, WK, 2011. The welfare effects of environmental taxation. Environmental and Resource Economics. Volume 49(1): 101-119.

Grout, C., W.K. Jaeger and A.J. Plantinga, 2011. Land-Use Regulations and Property Values in Portland, Oregon:  A Regression Discontinuity Design Approach. Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 41(2): 98-107.

Boehlert, B. B., and W. K. Jaeger, 2010. Past and future water conflicts in the Upper Klamath Basin: An economic appraisal, Water Resources Research, Volume 46, W10518, doi:10.1029/2009WR007925.

Jaeger, W.K., “The effects of land use regulations on property values” Environmental Law, Vol. 26, Spring 2006.

Jaeger, W.K., “Status seeking and social welfare: Is there virtue in vanity?” Social Science Quarterly, 85(2), June 2004, pp. 361-79.

Jaeger, W.K., “Carbon taxation when climate affects productivity,” Land Economics, 78(3), August 2002, pp. 354-67.

Jaeger, W.K. and R. Mikesell, “Increasing stream flows to sustain salmon and other native fish in the Pacific Northwest.” Contemporary Economic Policy, 20(4), October 2002, pp. 366-80.

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Teaching

Jaeger’s teaching includes graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental and natural resource economics and institutional economics.