Daniel R. Petrolia

Daniel R. Petrolia

Associate Professor

Vitae: Link
  • 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 and Natural Resource Economics
  • Using survey methods to analyze willingness to pay for non-market goods
Dan Petrolia's research and teaching efforts are centered in the area of environmental and natural resource economics. His research focuses on using survey methods to analyze willingness to pay for non-market goods such as coastal wetlands and ecosystem services, and market goods such as alternative fuels and oysters. Most of his research is the result of extramural funding obtained from multidisciplinary efforts. Petrolia has earned several teaching and research awards at MSU and has advised several graduate students and postdoctoral associates. He serves as an associate editor for Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, and is a past Director for the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

Recent Publications

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Petrolia, D.R. 2016. Risk preferences, risk perceptions, and risky food. Food Policy 64:37-48. Download

  • Petrolia, D.R. J. Hwang, C.E. Landry, and K.H. Coble. 2015. Wind insurance and mitigation in the Coastal Zone. Land Economics 91(2): 272-95. Download