Matthew Interis

Matthew Interis

Associate Professor

Phone: (662) 325-4787


Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762


Office: 350A Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., East Wing


Bio:

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.

Research:

  • Non-market valuation of environmental and natural resource services
  • Society Membership:

  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • Mississippi Agricultural Economics Association
  • Awards:

  • Colloge of Agriculture and Life Sciences Excellence in Teacing, Lower Division Award
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award, MSU Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Publications

    • Collart, A. J., M. G. Interis. 2018. Consumer imperfect information in the market for expired and nearly expired foods and implications for reducing food waste. Sustainability 10(11), 3835. Download
    • Maples, M., M. G. Interis, K. L. Morgan, A. Harri. 2018. Southeastern consumers' willingness to pay for environmental production attributes of fresh tomatoes. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 50(1):27-47. 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
    • Interis, M. G., N. Taylor. 2017. Estimating the non-market value of a college sports tradition. International Journal of Sport Finance 12(3):222-241.
    • Morgan, K. L., M. G. Interis. 2017. Who buys more directly from producers in the Southeastern United States? A research note. Journal of Food Distribution Research 48(2):22-34. 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
    • Hwang, J., D.R. Petrolia, M.G. Interis. 2014. Consequentiality and opt-out responses in stated preference surveys. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 43(3):471-488. Download
    • Interis, M.G. 2014. A challenge to three widely held ideas. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 46(3):347-356. Download
    • Interis, M.G. 2014. Philosophy. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia, Tim Haab and John Whitehead, eds., Greenwood Publishing Group.
    • Interis, M.G., D.R. Petrolia. 2014. The effects of consequentiality in binary- and multinomial-choice surveys. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 39(2):1-16. Download
    • Interis, M.G., T. Haab. 2014. Norms, self sanctioning, and contributions to the public good. Journal of Environmental Psychology 38:271-278. Download
    • Interis, M.G., T. Haab. 2014. Overheating willingness to pay: Who gets warm glow and what it means for valuation. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 43(2):266-278. Download
    • Haab, T.C., M.G. Interis, D.R. Petrolia, J.C. Whitehead. 2013. From hopeless to curious? Comments on Hausman's "Dubious to Hopeless" critique of contingent valuation. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 35(4):593-612. Download
    • Interis, M.G., T. Haab. 2013. Identifying inconsistent responses in dichotomous choice contingent valuation with follow-up questions. Resource and Energy Economics 35:396-411. Download
    • Maples, M., K.L. Morgan, M.G. Interis. 2013. Who buys food directly from producers in the southeastern United States. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 45:509-518. Download
    • Kim, G., D.R. Petrolia, M.G. Interis. 2012. A method for improving welfare estimates from multiple-referendum surveys. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Economic 37:289-300. Download
    • Interis, M.G. 2011. On norms: A typology with discussion. American Journal of Economics and Sociology 70(2):424-438. Download
    • Interis, M.G., and T. Haab. 2011. Woodsy the optimal owl: Environmental campaigns, norms and implications for public goods policy. Ecological Economics 70(12):2327-2333. Download
    • Petrolia, D.R., M.G. Interis. 2011. What environmental economists think every conservation biologist should know: A reply to Gowdy et al. Conservation Biology 25 (3):628-630. Download