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William Jaeger

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Ballard Extension Hall 220A

2591 SW Campus Way

2591 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Fields: environmental and natural resource economics, water, climate change, agricultural economics, institutional economics, interdisciplinary research on human-natural systems, sustainability.

New publication: Jaeger, Irwin, Fenichel, Levin, and Herziger, Meeting the Challenges to Economists of Pursuing Interdisciplinary Research on Human-Natural Systems. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. Forthcoming 2022.

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Research interests include water resources, land use, climate change, interdisciplinary research on human-natural systems, the environmental Kuznets curve, sustainability.

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Jaeger’s teaching includes courses in environmental and natural resource economics, water economics, and sustainability.


Dr. Jaeger is professor in the Department of Applied Economics, where he teaches environmental and resource economics and where he is an extension agricultural and resource policy specialist. His research includes water resources, climate change, and interdisciplinary research on human-natural systems. Prior to coming to Oregon State University, Dr. Jaeger spent 12 years in the economics department at Williams College, MA. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice, Italy. He has taught at the University of Washington, the University of Oregon, and was a research economist at the World Bank. He serves on the board of directors of ELAW, the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide.

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Ph.D., Stanford University 1985 (applied economics); BA Washington State University (economics).

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