Samuel Bell

Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
sam.bell [at]

Office: 541-737-3781

Ballard Extension Hall

Ballard Extension Hall 218

2591 SW Campus Way

2591 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fields: Environmental economics, development economics, energy, sustainability, program evaluation, climate change, entrepreneurship.

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Current Research

Recent publications

  1. "Agricultural adoption and behavioral economics: bridging the gap", with Streletskaya, N. A., et al., Applied Economics Policy and Perspectives, forthcoming;
  2. "Technology Adoption Under Uncertainty: Take-Up and Subsequent Investment in Zambia", with Oliva, P., et al. Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
  3. "The Random Quantity Mechanism: Laboratory and Field Tests of a Novel Cost-Revealing Procurement Mechanism", with Streletskaya, N. A., Environmental and Resource Economics, 2019.

Work in progress

  1. County resilience to economic shocks, with M. Rahe, P. Lewin;
  2. Compliance in conservation contracting with limited liability and uncertainty;
  3. Tourists’ willingness to pay for wildlife increases in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia;
  4. Urban consumer preferences for nutrient-fortified foods in Zambia: a choice experiment, with N.A. Streletskaya, Kuo, G., Heneghan Kasoma, E.;
  5. Consumer demand for energy in presence of rent-to-own solar asset financing.
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Affiliated with: 
Applied Economics
OSU Main Campus
My Publications
Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting 2018, Washington D.C.: Paper presentation;
  • Northwest Development Workshop, April 2018: OSU planning committee member;
  • Centre for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-environmental Research Annual Conference 2017, Shepherdstown WV: Paper presentation;
  • American Agricultural Economist Association annual meeting 2017, Chicago, IL: Presenter;
  • CGIAR, CCAFS, Feed the Future and USAID Workshop on Metrics for targeting and monitoring climate-smart agriculture (CSA), Paris, France, 2015;
  • FAO-MICCA Learning event webinars: speaker and facilitator 2012/13;
  • Africa Carbon Forum 2012 – World Bank workshop on smallholder climate initiatives, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2012;
  • UNFCCC COP16/CMP6 Cancun, participant and contributor at high-level side events including: Research brief & poster - Agriculture & Rural Development Day (ARDD), 2010;
  • IT’S DOWN 2 EARTH; Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change; The Hague, Netherlands, November 2010: Presented CDM PoA smallholder reforestation project;
  • UNFCCC COP15/CMP5 Copenhagen, Denmark December 2009. Presented in high-level ARDD side event on land-use MRV in ‘Ideas Marketplace’ session, 2009;
  • Bio-Sequestration and Climate Law and Policy, Columbia Law School, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University NYC, 2009;
  • Creating Sustainability Within Our Midst: Challenge for the 21st Century, 4thBiennial Conference US Society for Ecological Economics, Pace University NYC, 2007.