Some of the research our students have done in the past:

Master's (Thesis)

Student & Major Professor Title of Thesis
Joel Ainsworth
Penny Diebel
“RINs and Biofuel Mandates: Comparing Ethanol and Biodiesel Markets”
William Anderson
Penny Diebel
“Net Farm Income Determinants and the Role of Water Development Projects”
Joanna Carroll
Bruce Weber
“Did the Great Recession Change SNAP Participation Behavior? A Panel Analysis of Two Oregon Snap Participant Cohorts”
Jacob Gjesdahl
Randy Rosenberger
“Improved Viewshed Modelling for Estimating Effects of Neighboring Land Uses on Property Values”
Sam Gulpen
Bill Jaeger
“Using Country-Level Forest Coverage to Analyze the Existence of an Environmental Kuznets Curve”
Nadine Hanhan
Susan Capalbo
“Greening the Grid: The Cost-Effectiveness of Residential Solar Programs in Oregon”
Elizabeth "Libby" Hodgin
Cathy Durham
“Impact of Price and Color Availability on Fair Trade and Organic Apparel Choice”
Daniel Holder
B. Starr McMullen
“Determinants of Household Vehicle Miles Traveled in Oregon”
Alexey Kalinin
Bill Jaeger
“Right as Rain? The Value of Water in Willamette Valley Agriculture”
Yue Ke
Starr McMullen
“Economic Analysis of a Road Usage Charge”
Nicole Kovski
David Lewis
“Recreational Boating and the Spread of Eurasian Water milfoil – Determinants of Boater Demand and the Costs of Prevention Efforts in Wisconsin”
Annah Latane
Bill Jaeger
“An Exploration of Water Quality in the United States Using an Environmental Kuznets Curve Framework”
Jeffrey McCaulou
Susan Capalbo
“Estimating a Juniper Biomass Supply from Private Rangelands: The Impact of Distance and Biotic Factors on Costs”
Jason Miller
Cathy Durham
"The Economics of Commodity Promotion in the Hazelnut Industry"
Winston Oakley
JunJie Wu
"Maximizing Urban Property Values Through Open Space Conservation"
Beau Olen
JunJie Wu
“Irrigation Choices for Major West Coast Crops: Water Scarcity and Climatic Determinants”
Daniel Ritter
Clark Seavert
“The Economic Value of Native Pollinators in Regard to Oregon Blueberry Production”
Sakib Bin Salam
B. Starr McMullen
“Is There Still a Southwest-Effect? – A Study of Southwest Airline’s Pricing Strategies”
Lucas Stein
Penny Diebel
“Economic Analysis of Potential Camelina Oil Crop Supplies in the Northwest U.S.”
Tyler West
Clark Seavert
“An Investment Valuation and Risk Assessment of High-Density Sweet Cherry Orchards”
Senal Weerasooriya
Qinglai Meng
“Exchange Rate Dynamics and the Trade Balance: The Case of Sri Lanka”
Seth Wiggins
John Antle
"Pacific Northwest Rangeland Carbon Sequestration"
Xiurou Wu
Bruce Weber
How Does Income Inequality Affects Community Economic Resilience?”
Xin Zhang
Jeff Reimer
"An Economic Model of Search and Matching in International Trade"

Master's (Projects)

Student & Major Professor Title of Project
Lauren Bell
Randy Rosenberger
“Estimating Recreation Losses from Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado”
Robert Campbell
Randy Rosenberger
“Economic Analysis of Coho Salmon Habitat Restoration at Winter Lake, Lower Coquille River, Oregon”
Claire Cvitanovich
Randy Rosenberger
“Updated Recreation Use Values Database: Meta-regression and Comparative Analysis”
Jacob Davis
Christian Langpap
“Endangered Species Conservation Funding Analysis and Optimization”
Rishi Deka
Susan Capalbo
“Wind, Solar and Wave Energy: A Comparative Review and Cost-Benefit Study”
Arjang Fartash
Qinglai Meng
“The Impact of Consumption Externality on the Current Account of a Small Open Economy”
Isabel Guerrero
Darius Adams
“An Econometric Analysis of Output Supply and Input Demand in the Oregon Softwood Lumber and Plywood Industries”
Xiaoou Han
Christian Langpap
“An exploration of the connection between land management and endangered species recovery.”
Yo Han Lee
Claire Montgomery
“Changing Housing Density in the Rural Midwest”
Thomas Palley
Jeff Reimer
“Minimum Wage Labor in the State of Oregon: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis of Immigration and Minimum Wage Policy”
Samuel Robison
Rolf Fare
“An Analysis of the Productivity of TSA Screenings”
Benjamin Schiek
John Antle
“Modeling the Praxis of Climate Change and Farmer Adaptation: A Kenya Case Study Combining the Ricardian and TOA-MD Methologies”
Braeton Smith
Bill Jaeger
“The Environmental Kuznets Curve and Fuel-Switching in Electricity Generation”
Tiffany Smith
David Lewis
“The Market Opportunity Costs of Retiring Cropland: A Case Study in Eastern Oregon”
Joshua Swanson
Gil Sylvia
“The Economic Feasibility of Small-Scale Aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest”
Marielle Vena
Randy Rosenberger
“The Shifting Determinants of the Unemployment Rate During Recession and Recovery”
Jenna Way
Clark Seavert
“A Method to Assess the Tradeoffs between Farm Profits and Environmental Quality Outcomes”