Research Interest Statement
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 that he has focused on include economic and environmental impacts of open-space conservation; environmental regulation and the spatial distribution of economic activity; land-use patterns and ecosystem services; crop insurance and nonpoint-source water pollution; optimal allocation of conservation funds in the presence of threshold effects and ecosystem linkages; targeting payments for ecosystem services under asymmetric information; the slippage effect of conservation programs; environmental and distributional impacts of alternative conservation targeting strategies; mandatory versus voluntary environmental regulations; dynamic interactions between urban development and land use regulations; the impacts of bioenergy production on land use and environmental quality; causes and evolution of spatial variations in economic development; firms' motivations for environmental violations and over-compliance; and energy policy, land use patterns, and economic development.
Professor Wu has received several awards for quality research, including the Quality of Research Discovery Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Outstanding Published Research Awards from the Western Agricultural Economics Association. He is a Co-Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
Duke, Joshua M., and JunJie Wu (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Land Economics. Oxford University Press, 2014.
Wu, JunJie, Paul Barkley, Bruce Weber (eds). Frontiers in Resource and Rural Economics. Washington DC: RFF Press, 2008.
Refereed Journal Articles
Wu, JunJie, and Yong Chen. “The Evolution of Municipal Structure.” Journal of Economic Geography, forthcoming
Wu, JunJie, Wenchao Xu, and Ralph Alig. “Optimal Location, Size and Budget of Open Space Conservation.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, forthcoming.
Olen, Beau, JunJie Wu, and Christian Langpap. “Irrigation Decisions for Major West Coast Crops: Water Scarcity and Climate determinants.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming.
Wu, JunJie, and Christian Langpap. “The Price and Welfare Effects of Biofuel Mandates and Subsidies.” Environmental and Resource Economics, forthcoming.
Saito, Hisamitsu, and JunJie Wu. “Agglomeration, Congestion, and Regional Disparities in U.S. Employment Growth.” Journal of Regional Science, forthcoming.
Lewis, David, and JunJie Wu. “ Land-Use Patterns and Spatially Dependent Ecosystem Services: Some Microeconomic Foundations” International Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, forthcoming.
Rashford, B.S., R.M. Adams, J. Wu, R.A. Voldseth, G. Guntenspergen, B. Werner, W.C. Johnson. “Impacts of Climate Change on Land-Use and Wetland Productivity in the Prairie Pothole Region of North America.” Regional Environmental Change, forthcoming.
Wu, JunJie. “Public Open Space Conservation under a Budget Constraint.” Journal of Public Economics 111(March 2014): 96-101.
Man Li, JunJie Wu, Xiangzheng Deng. “Identifying Drivers of Land Use Change in China: A Spatial Multinomial Logit Model Analysis.” Land Economics 89(November 2013): 632-654.
Ervin, David, JunJie Wu, Madhu Khanna, Cody Jones, and Teresa Wirkkala. “Motivations and Barriers to Corporate Environmental Management.” Business Strategy and the Environment 22(September 2013): 390-409.
Hascic, Ivan, and Wu, JunJie. “The Cost of Land Use Regulation versus the Value of Individual Exemption: Oregon's Measures 37 and 49.” Contemporary Economic Policy 30(April 2012): 159-214.
Langpap, Christian, and JunJie Wu. “Potential Environmental Impacts of Increased Reliance on Corn-Based Bioenergy.” Environmental and Resource Economics 49(2011): 147-171.
Castle, Emery, JunJie Wu, and Bruce Weber. “Rural–Urban Economic Spatial Relations: A Different Perspective.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33(2011): 1-26.
Wang, Chunhua, and JunJie Wu. “Locational Amenities, Increasing Returns, and Urban Development.” Journal of Economic Geography 11(4, July 2011): 687-707.
Saito, H., M. Gopinath, and JunJie Wu. “Heterogeneous Firms, Trade Liberalization and Agglomeration.” Canadian Journal of Economics 44(2, May 2011):541-560.
Wu, JunJie, Monica Fisher, and Unai Pascual. “Urbanization and the Viability of Local Agricultural Economies.” Land Economics 87(February 2011): 109-125.
Wu, JunJie. “Economic Fundamentals and Urban-Suburban Disparities.” Journal of Regional Science 50(May 2010): 570-591.
Wu, JunJie, and Haixia Lin. “The Effect of the Conservation Reserve Program on Land Values.” Land Economics 86(February 2010): 1-21.
Wu, JunJie. “Environmental Compliance: The Good, the Bad, and the Super Green.” Journal of Environmental Management 90(August 2009): 3363-3381.
Lewis, David, Andrew Plantinga, and JunJie. Wu. "Targeting Incentives to Reduce Habitat Fragmentation" American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(2009): 1080-1096.
Irwin, E., K.P. Bell, N.E. Bockstael, D. Newburn, M.D. Partridge, and J. Wu. "The Economic of Urban-Rural Space." Annual Review of Resource Economics 1(2009): 1-26.
Wu, JunJie, and Teresa M. Wirkkala. "Firms' Motivations for Environmental Overcompliance." Review of Law and Economics 5(2009): 399-433.
Langpap, Christian, Ivan Hascic, and JunJie Wu. "Protecting Watershed Ecosystems through Targeted Local Land Use Policies." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(August 2008): 684-700.
Wu, JunJie, and M. Gopinath. “What Causes Spatial Variations in Economic Development in the United States?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(May 2008): 392-408.
Wu, JunJie, and Elena Irwin. “Optimal Land Development with Endogenous Environmental Amenities.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(February 2008): 232-248.
Langpap, Christian, Ivan Hascic, and JunJie Wu. “Protecting Watershed Ecosystems through Targeted Local Land Use Policies.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(August 2008): 684-700.
Langpap, Christian, and JunJie Wu. “Predicting the Effect of Land Use Policies on Wildlife Habitat Abundance.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 56(2008): 195-271.
Wu, JunJie. “How Does Suburbanization Affect Local Public Finance and Communities?” Review of Agricultural Economics 29(Fall 2007): 564-571.
Wu, JunJie and Seong-Hoon Cho. “The Effect of Local Land Use Regulations on Urban Development in the Western United States.” Regional Science and Urban Economics. 37(2007): 69-86.
Wu, JunJie. “Environmental Amenities, Urban Sprawl, and Community Characteristics.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 52(2006): 527-547
Watanabe, Michio, Richard M. Adams, and JunJie Wu. “The Economics of Environmental Management in a Spatially Heterogeneous River Basin.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 88(August 2006): 617-631.
Segerson, Kathy, and JunJie Wu. “Voluntary Approaches to Nonpoint Pollution Control: Inducing First-Best Outcomes through the Use of Threats.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 51(March 2006): 165-184.
Hascic, Ivan, and JunJie Wu. “Land Use and Watershed Health in the United States.” Land Economics. 82(May 2006): 214-239.
Wu, Junjie, and Katsuya Tanaka. “Reducing Nitrogen Runoff from the Upper Mississippi River Basin to Control Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico: Easements or Taxes?” Marine Resource Economics. 20, 2(2005): 121-144.
Langpap, Christian, and JunJie Wu. “Voluntary Conservation of Endangered Species: When Does No Regulatory Assurance Mean No Conservation?” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 47(May 2004): 435-57.
Wu, JunJie, Richard M. Adams, Catherine L. Kling, and Katsuya Tanaka. “From Micro-Level Decisions to Landscape Changes: An Assessment of Agricultural Conservation Policies.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86(February 2004): 26-41.
Wu, JunJie, Richard Adams, Andrew Plantinga. “Amenities in an Urban Equilibrium Model: Residential Development in Portland, Oregon.” Land Economics 80(February 2004): 19-32.
Wu, JunJie, and Andrew J. Plantinga. “The Influence of Public Open Space Policies on Urban Spatial Structure.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 46(September 2003): 288-309.
Cho, Seong-Hoon, Wu, JunJie, and William Boggess. “Measuring Interactions Among Urbanization, Land Development, and Public Finance.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 85(4) (November 2003): 988-999.
Wu, JunJie, and Cho, Seong-Hoon. “Estimating Households' Preferences for Environmental Amenities Using Equilibrium Models of Local Jurisdictions.” Scottish Journal of Political Economy. 50(May 2003): 189-206.
Wu, JunJie. “Environmental Amenities and the Spatial Patterns of Urban Sprawl.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83(August 2001):691-697 (proceedings).
Wu, JunJie, David Zilberman, Bruce A. Babcock. “Environmental and Distributional Effects of Conservation Targeting Strategies.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 41(May 2001): 333-350.
Wu, JunJie, and Bruce A. Babcock. “Spatial Heterogeneity and the Choice of Instruments to Control Nonpoint Pollution.” Environmental and Resource Economics 18(2) (February 2001):173-192.
Wu, JunJie. “Slippage Effects of the Conservation Reserve Programs.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 82(November 2000): 979-992.
Wu, JunJie, Richard M. Adams, and William G. Boggess. “Cumulative Effects and Optimal Targeting of Conservation Efforts: Steelhead Trout Habitat Enhancement in Oregon.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 82(May 2000): 400-413.
Wu, JunJie. “Input Substitution and Pollution Control under Uncertainty and Firm Heterogeneity” Journal of Public Economic Theory 2(April 2000): 273-288.
Wu, JunJie, and Katherine Skelton. “Targeting Conservation Efforts in the Presence of Threshold Effects and Ecosystem Linkages.” Ecological Economics 42(August 2002): 313-331.
Wu, JunJie, and William G. Boggess. “The Optimal Allocation of Conservation Funds.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 37(November 1999): 302-321.
Wu, JunJie, and Bruce A. Babcock. “Metamodeling Potential Nitrate Water Pollution in the Central United States.” Journal of Environmental Quality 28(November-December 1999): 1916-1928.
Gopinath, Munisamy and JunJie Wu. “Environmental Externalities and the Optimal Level of Market Power.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81(November 1999): 825-833.
Wu, JunJie, and Bruce A. Babcock. “The Relative Efficiency of Voluntary vs. Mandatory Environmental Regulation.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 37(September 1999): 158-175.
Wu, JunJie. “Crop Insurance, Acreage Decisions, and Nonpoint-Source Pollution.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81(May 1999): 305-320.
Wu, JunJie, and Bruce A. Babcock. “The Choice of Tillage, Rotation, and Soil Testing Practices: Economic and Environmental Implications.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80(August 1998):494-511.
Wu, JunJie, and Bruce A. Babcock. “Contract Design for the Purchase of Environmental Goods from Agriculture.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 78(November 1996): 935-945.
Wu, JunJie, and Kathleen Segerson. “The Impact of Policies and Site Characteristics on Potential Groundwater Pollution in Wisconsin.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 77(November 1995):1033-47.
AREC 351 Natural Resource Economics and Policy
AREC 551 Natural Resource Economics
AREC 652 Advanced Environmental Economics
AREC 653 Spatial Modeling of Natural Resources
AREC 612 Advanced Microeconomic Theory II
AEC 613 Advanced Microeconomic Theory III