Rm #232B Ballard Extension Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis Oregon 97331-3601
Resume (with links to articles)
Research Interest Statement
Dr. Plantinga ’s research focuses on the economics of land use, climate change, and forests. Particular emphasis is given to the development of methods for econometrically modeling land-use decisions, the application of land-use models to environmental and resource policy problems, and the modeling of land development pressures. Current projects involve the use of a national-level (U.S.) econometric model of land use to evaluate wildlife conservation policies and factors determining historical land-use changes. Another project analyzes the effects of forest fragmentation on wildlife species, and evaluates land-use policies designed to lessen adverse effects of fragmentation. Several projects examine how growth management restrictions in Oregon affect property values. Finally, he has been working on applying techniques from macroeconomics to models of natural resource markets. A current project analyzes optimal fisheries management under uncertainty.
Dr. Plantinga is professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Prior to joining the faculty at Oregon State University in 2001, he was assistant professor of Resource Economics and Policy at the University of Maine (1995-2000). Dr. Plantinga earned a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California-Berkeley in 1995, an MS in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1988, and a BA from Grinnell College in 1986. He has also held positions with the U.S. Forest Service and Resources for the Future.
Selected Journal Articles
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Cross, R., Plantinga, A.J., and R.N. Stavins. 2011. What is the Value of Terroir? American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 101(3): 152-56.
Grout, C.A., Jaeger, W.K., and A.J. Plantinga. 2010. Land-Use Regulations and Property Values in Portland, Oregon: A Regression Discontinuity Design Approach. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 41:98-107.
Lewis, D.J., Plantinga, A.J., Nelson, E., and S. Polasky. 2010. The Efficiency of Voluntary Incentive Policies for Preventing Biodiversity Loss. Resource and Energy Economics, 33(1):192-211.
McGough, B., Plantinga, A.J., and C. Costello. 2009. Optimally Managing a Stochastic Renewable Resource under General Economic Conditions. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 9, Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 56.
Lewis, D.J., Plantinga, A.J., and J. Wu. 2009. Targeting Incentives to Reduce Habitat Fragmentation. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(4):1080-1096.
Lubowski, R.N., Plantinga, A.J., and R.N. Stavins. 2008. What Drives Land-Use Changes in the United States? A National Analysis of Landowner Decisions. Land Economics 84(4):529-550.
Nelson, E., Polasky, S., Lewis, D.J., Plantinga, A.J., Lonsdorf, E., White, D., Bael, D., and J.J. Lawler. 2008. Efficiency of Incentives to Jointly Increase Carbon Sequestration and Species Conservation on a Landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(28):9471-6.
Plantinga, A.J., and S. Bernell. 2007. The Association Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity: Is it a Two-Way Street? Journal of Regional Science 47(5):857-879.
Lewis, D.J., and A.J. Plantinga. 2007. Policies for Habitat Fragmentation: Combining Econometrics with GIS-Based Landscape Simulations. Land Economics 83(2):109-127.
Lubowski, R.N., Plantinga, A.J., and R.N. Stavins. 2006. Land-Use Change and Carbon Sinks: Econometric Estimation of the Carbon Sequestration Supply Function. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 51(2):135-52
Plantinga, A.J., and S. Bernell. 2005. A Spatial Economic Analysis of Urban Land Use and Obesity. Journal of Regional Science 45(3):473-492.
van 't Veld, K., and A. Plantinga. 2005. Carbon Sequestration or Abatement? The Effects of Rising Carbon Prices on the Optimal Portfolio of Greenhouse-Gas Mitigation Strategies. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 50(1):59-81.
Scrogin, D., Boyle, K., Parsons, G., and A.J. Plantinga. 2004. Effects of Regulations on Expected Catch, Expected Harvest, and Site Choice of Recreational Anglers. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86(4):963-974.
McGough, B., Plantinga, A.J., and B. Provencher. 2004. The Dynamic Behavior of Efficient Timber Prices. Land Economics 80(1):95-108.
Wu, J., Adams, R.M., and A.J. Plantinga. 2004. Amenities in an Urban Equilibrium Model: Residential Development in Portland, Oregon. Land Economics 80(1):19-32.
Wu, J., and A.J. Plantinga. 2003. The Influence of Public Open Space on Urban Spatial Structure. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 46(2):288-309.
Plantinga, A.J., and J. Wu. 2003. Co-Benefits from Carbon Sequestration in Forests: Evaluating Reductions in Agricultural Externalities from an Afforestation Policy in Wisconsin. Land Economics 79(1):74-85.
Plantinga, A.J., Lubowski, R.N., and R.N. Stavins. 2002. The Effects of Potential Land Development on Agricultural Land Prices. Journal of Urban Economics 52(3):561-581.
Lewis, D.J., Hunt, G.L., and A.J. Plantinga. 2002. Public Conservation Land and Employment Growth in the Northern Forest Region. Land Economics 78(2):245-59.
Plantinga, A.J., and D.J. Miller. 2001. Agricultural Land Values and the Value of Rights to Future Land Development. Land Economics 77(1):56-67.
Parsons, G.R., Plantinga, A.J., and K.J. Boyle. 2000. Narrow Choice Sets in Random Utility Models of Recreation Demand. Land Economics 76(1):86-99.
Plantinga, A.J., Mauldin, T., and D.J. Miller. 1999. An Econometric Analysis of the Costs of Sequestering Carbon in Forests. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81(November):812-24.
Miller, D.J., and A.J. Plantinga. 1999. Modeling Land Use Decisions with Aggregate Data. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81(February):180-194.
Plantinga, A.J. 1996. The Effect of Agricultural Policies on Land Use and Environmental Quality. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 78(November):1082-1091.
Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy (AREc 250)
Applied Econometrics (AEC 626)
Advanced Natural Resource Economics (AREc 651)