Daniel R. Petrolia

Daniel R. Petrolia

Professor

Phone: (662) 325-2888


Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762


Office: 316 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing


Bio:

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.

Research:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Choice Modelling
  • Ecosystem Service Valuation
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • Society Membership:

  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economist
  • Southern Economic Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Gamma Sigma Delta
  • Awards:

  • Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award of Merit, Mississippi State University
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
  • USDA National Needs Fellowship
  • 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
    • 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
    • Petrolia, D.R. 2016. Risk preferences, risk perceptions, and risky food. Food Policy 64:37-48. Download
    • Petrolia, D.R., A. Collart, L. Yehouenou. 2016. Consumer preferences for Delacata catfish: A choice experiment with tasting. Journal of Food Distribution Research 47(3): 84-100. 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
    • Sun, C., J.C. Mingie, D.R. Petrolia, W.D. Jones. 2015. Economic impacts of nonresidential wildlife watching in the United States. Forest Science 61(1): 46-54. Download
    • Caffey, R.H., H. Wang, D.R. Petrolia. 2014. Trajectory economics: Assessing the flow of ecosystem services from coastal restoration. Ecological Economics 100:74-84. Download
    • Petrolia, D.R. 2014. What have we learned from the Deepwater Horizon disaster? An economist's perspective. Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics 2014(1): Article 1. Download
    • Petrolia, D.R. 2014. What have we learned from the Deepwater Horizon disaster? An economist's perspective. Journal of Ocean and Coastal Economics 2014(1):Article 1. Download
    • Petrolia, D.R., M.G. Interis, J. Hwang. 2014. America's wetland? A national survey of willingness to pay for restoration of Louisiana's coastal wetlands. Marine Resource Economics 29(1):17-37. 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
    • Petrolia, D.R., C.E. Landry, K.H. Coble. 2013. Risk preferences, risk perceptions, and flood insurance. Land Economics 89(2): 227-45. Download
    • Petrolia, D.R., M.D. Hudson. 2013. Why is the Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics not in the major citation indices and does it really matter? Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics 45(3): 381-388. Download
    • Petrolia, D.R., R.G. Moore, and T. Kim. 2011. Preferences for Timing of Wetland Loss Prevention in Louisiana. Wetlands 31(2): 295-307. Download