Daniel R. Petrolia

Daniel R. Petrolia


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  • Phone: (662) 325-2888
  • Fax: (662) 325-8777
  • Office: 316 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing
  • Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
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  • Ph.D, University of Minnesota, 2005
  • M.S., Louisiana State University, 2001
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 1999
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 1999

Research Interests
  • Environmental Economics
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Choice Modelling
  • Ecosystem Service Valuation
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis

Dan teaches graduate courses in environmental and welfare economics and mathematical economics. Most of his research focuses on the economics of coastal resources and natural hazards, including flood and wind insurance and mitigation; valuation of coastal wetlands, barrier islands, and ecosystem services; and consumer preferences for Gulf seafood. Dan is Co-Editor of Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, chair of the AAEA Land, Water, and Environmental Economics (ENV) Section, and a past Director of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. Dan splits his time between Stennis Space Center in coastal Mississippi and the main campus.

Recent Publications

  • Dahal, R. P., R. K. Grala, J. S. Gordon, D. R. Petrolia, I. A. Munn. 2018. Estimating the willingness to pay to preserve waterfront open spaces using contingent valuation. Land Use Policy 78:614-626. Download

  • Krah, K., D.R. Petrolia, A. Williams, K.H. Coble, A. Harri, R. Rejesus. 2018. Producer preferences for contracts on a risky bioenergy crop. Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy 40(2):240-258. Download

  • 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

  • Kim, T., J. Opaluch, D.S. Moon, D.R. Petrolia. 2017. Developing a natural resource damage assessment procedure for oil spill pollution in Korea using habitat equivalency analysis. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Download

  • Petrolia, D.R., W.C. Walton, L. Yehouenou. 2017. Is there a market for branded Gulf of Mexico oysters? Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics 49(1): 45-65. Download