Matthew Interis

Matthew Interis

Associate Professor

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  • Phone: (662) 325-4787
  • Fax: (662) 325-8777
  • Office: 350A Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., East Wing
  • Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
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  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, 2006
  • B.A., Binghamton University, 2001

Research Interests
  • Non-market valuation of environmental and natural resource services

Matt Interis specializes in non-market valuation of environmental and natural resource services, working primarily with stated preference surveys and focusing on the improvement of stated preference valuation techniques. His applied work has involved the valuation of coastal wetland and barrier island restoration in Louisiana and the valuation of ecosystem services from specific habitats including salt marsh, oyster reefs, and mangrove forests. Recently he has begun work on direct-from-grower food purchases. He has taught Introduction to Food and Resource Economics, Introduction to Environmental Economics and Policy, Advanced Environmental Economics, and Experimental Economics and Survey Design. In 2010-2011 he was voted Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty by students in the department and in 2011 he received the Excellence in Teaching, Lower Division Award for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Recent Publications

  • Petrolia, D.R., M.G. Interis, J. Hwang. 2018. Single-choice, repeated-choice, and best-worst scaling elicitation formats: Do results differ and by how much? Environmental & Resource Economics 69(2):365-393. Download

  • Thapaliya, S., M. Interis, A.J. Collart, L.M. Walters, K. L. Morgan. 2017. Are consumer health concerns influencing direct-from-producer purchasing decisions? Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 49(2): 211-231. Download

  • Haab, T.C., M.G. Interis, D.R. Petrolia, J.C. Whitehead. 2016. Interesting questions worthy of further study: Our reply to Desvousges, Mathews and Train's (2015) comment on our thoughts (2013) on Hausman's (2012) update of Diamond and Hausman's (1994) critique of contingent valuation. Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy 31(1):183-189. Download

  • Interis, M.G. and D.R. Petrolia. 2016. Location, location, habitat: How the value of ecosystem services varies across location and by habitat. Land Economics 92(2): 292-307. Download

  • Interis, M.G., C. Xu, D.R. Petrolia, K.T. Coatney. 2016. Examining unconditional preference revelation in choice experiments: A voting game approach. Journal of Environmental Economics & Policy 5(1):125-142. Download