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Researcher: Robert Provencher

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Areas of Research Expertise
* Development of discreet choice models of the consumption of non-market goods and services (such as the Lake Michigan salmon fishery), with particular attention on the dynamic aspects of choice behavior
* Interaction between socioeconomic and ecological systems with emphasis on the effect of ecological degredation on economic value and development patterns
* Lake management and shoreline development policies
* Dynamics of resource-related decisions
* Measurement of the value of spatially-variable ecosystem goods and services
* Heterogeneous preferences and the value of ecosystem goods and services
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Recent Publication(s)
  • "Valuing a Spatially Variable Environmental Resource: Reducing Non-Point-Source Pollution in Green Bay, Wisconsin"

Moore R, Provenchar B, Bishop RC, Land Economics 87(1): 45-59 Feb 2011. This article investigates the value of reducing non-point-source pollution in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

  • "Accounting for Respondent Uncertainty to Improve Willingness-to-Pay Estimates"

Moore R, Bishop RC, Provencher B, et al., Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 58 (3): 381-401 Sep 2010. 

  • "Does small Accounting for dam removal affect local property values? An empirical analysis"

Provencher, B; Sarakinos, H; Meyer, T, Contemporary Economic Policy 26 (2): 187-197, Apr 2008. The primary conclusions that emerge from the data are that shoreline frontage along small impoundments confers no increase in residential property value compared to frontage along free-flowing streams and that nonfrontage residential property located in the vicinity of a free-flowing stream is more valuable than similar nonfrontage property in the vicinity of a small impoundment.

  • "A Dynamic Principal Agent Model of Human-Mediated Aquatic Species Invasion"
MacPherson A, Moore R, Provencher B, Agricultural and Economic Resources Review 35 (1): 144-154 2006.
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number (608) 262-9494
Current University UW - Madison
Department Agricultural and Applied Economics
Title Associate Professor
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Address Line 1 416 Taylor Hall
Address Line 2 427 Lorch Street
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree BS, Cornell University, Natural Resources, 1981
Master's Degree MS, Duke University, Environmental Studies, 1985
PhD PhD, University of California-Davis, Agricultural Economics, 1991
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