February 2017

 

 
Richard D. Horan

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Michigan State University                      

East Lansing, MI 48824-1039                          

Phone:   (517) 355-1301

FAX:  (517) 432-1800

E-mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Interests      

Conservation of species and ecosystems, invasive species, infectious disease in wildlife, co-evolution of economic and ecological systems, paleoeconomics, agri-environmental pollution

 

Education

       Ph.D.  Agricultural Economics, 1997

       The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 

       M.A.  Economics, 1995

       The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 

       B.S.  Business Administration (Major: Economics), 1993

       Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

           

       B.S.  Mathematics (Minor: Statistics), 1993

       Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

 

           

Experience

       Michigan State University

Professor (2009-present), Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies (2016-2017), Associate Professor (2004-2009), Assistant Professor (2000-2004), Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

 

Tilburg University, The Netherlands

       Visiting Scholar, Center for Economic Research (CentER), June 2001.

 

Economic Research Service, USDA

Economist (GS-13), Resource and Environmental Policy Branch, Resource Economics Division, 1997 - 2000


 

The Pennsylvania State University

Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, 1995-1997

Instructor, Department of Continuing & Distance Education, 1994 - 1995

Graduate Assistant, Department of Economics, 1993 – 1995


 


Publications

Journal Articles

78.  Horan, R.D., E.P. Fenichel, D. Finnoff, and C. Reeling, “A Portfolio-Balancing Approach to Natural Capital and Liabilities: Managing Livestock and Wildlife Disease with Cross-Species Transmission” Environmental and Resource Economics (accepted May 2017).

 

77.  Reeling, C. and R.D. Horan, “Economic Incentives for Managing Filterable Biological Pollution Risks from Trade” Environmental and Resource Economics (accepted May 2017).

 

76.  K.C. Berry, D. Finnoff, R.D. Horan, and S.M. McDermott (2017), “The Role of Restoration in the Prevention of a Large-Scale Native Species Loss: Case Study of the Emerald Ash Borer” Journal of Forest Economics 27: 91-98.

 

75.  Horan, R.D and J.S. Shortle (2017), “Endogenous Risk and Point-Nonpoint Uncertainty Trading Ratios”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 99: 427-446.

 

74.  Shortle, J.S. and R.D. Horan (2017), “Nutrient Pollution: A Wicked Challenge for Economic Instruments” Water Economics and Policy 3, vol. 2: article no. 1650033 (39 pages).

 

73.  Fenichel, E.P. and R.D. Horan (2016), “Tinbergen and Tipping points: Could some thresholds be policy-induced?” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 132 (part B): 137-152.

 

72.  Finnoff, D., R.D. Horan, J.F. Shogren, C. Reeling, and K. Berry (2016), “Natural vs Anthropogenic Risk Reduction: Facing Invasion Risks Involving Multi-Stable Outcomes” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 132 (part B): 113-123.

 

71. Kampas, A., and R.D. Horan (2016), “Second-Best Pollution Taxes: Revisited and Revised” Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 18: 577-597.

 

70.  Bichara, Y. Kung, C. Castillo-Chavez, R.Horan, and C. Perrings (2015), “SIS and SIR Epidemic Models under Virtual Dispersal” Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 77: 2004-2034.

 

69.  Reeling, C. and R.D. Horan (2015), “Self-Protection, Strategic Interactions, and the Relative Endogeneity of Disease Risks” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97: 452-468.

 

68.  Horan, R.D., E.P. Fenichel, D. Finnoff, and C.W. Wolf (2015), “Managing Dynamic Epidemiological Risks through Trade” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 53: 192-207.

 

67.  Berry, K., D. Finnoff, R.D. Horan, and J.F. Shogren (2015). “Managing the Endogenous Risk of Disease Outbreaks with Non-Constant Background Risk” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 51: 166-179.

 

66.  Perrings, C., C. Castillo-Chavez, G. Chowell, P. Daszak, E. Fenichel, D. Finnoff, R.D. Horan, A.M. Kilpatrick, A. Kinzig, N. Kuminoff, S. Levin, B. Morin, K. Smith & M. Springborn. (2014). “Merging Economics and Epidemiology to Improve the Prediction and Management of Infectious Disease” EcoHealth 11: 464-475.

 

65.  Melstrom, R.T., and R.D. Horan (2014), “Interspecies Management and Land Use Strategies to Protect Endangered Species” Environmental and Resource Economics 58: 199-218.  DOI: 10.1007/s10640-013-9699-y.

 

64.  Shortle, J.S., and R.D. Horan (2013), “Policy Instruments for Water Quality Protection” Annual Review of Resource Economics 5:6.1-6.28.

 

63.  Melstrom, R.T., and R.D. Horan (2013), “Managing Excessive Predation in a Predator-Endangered Prey Setting” Ecological Economics 90: 85-93.

 

62.  Mason, C., E.H. Bulte, and R.D. Horan (2012), “Banking on Extinction: Endangered Species and Speculation” Oxford Review of Economic Policy 28: 180-192.

 

61.  Shortle, J.S., M.O. Ribaudo, R.D. Horan, and D. Blandford (2012) “Reforming Agricultural Nonpoint Pollution Policy in an Increasingly Budget-Constrained Environment” Environmental Science & Technology 46(3): 1316-1325. DOI: 10.1021/es2020499.

 

60.  Ribaudo, M.O., J.S. Shortle, D. Blandford, and R.D. Horan (2011) “Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Agri-Environmental Policies for the Chesapeake Bay” Choices 26(3).

 

59.  Horan, R.D. and R.T. Melstrom (2011). “No Sympathy for the Devil” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 62(3): 367-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2011.05.001.

 

58.  Gramig, B.M. and R.D. Horan (2011). “Jointly-Determined Livestock Disease Dynamics and Decentralized Economic Behaviour” Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics 55: 393-410.

 

57.  Horan, R.D., E.P. Fenichel, and R.T. Melstrom (2011). “Wildlife Disease Bioeconomics” International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 5: 23-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/101.00000038.

 

56.  Bulte, E.H. and R.D. Horan (2011). “Intergenerational Transmission of Preferences” Economics Letters 112: 85-87.

 

55.  Horan, R.D., E.P. Fenichel, K. Drury, and D.M. Lodge (2011). “Managing Ecological Thresholds in Coupled Environmental-Human Systems” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108: 7333-7338.  doi:10.1073/pnas.1005431108.

 

54.  Fenichel, E.P., C. Castillo-Chavez, M.G. Ceddia, G. Chowell-Puente, P.A. Gonzalez-Parra, G.J. Hickling, G. Holloway, R.D. Horan, B. Morrin, C. Perrings, M. Springborn, L. Velazquez, and C. Villalobos (2011). “Adaptive Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108: 6306-6311.  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1011250108.

 

53.  Horan, R.D., J.F. Shogren, and E.H. Bulte (2011). “Joint Determination of Biological Encephalization and Economic Specialization” Resource and Energy Economics 33: 426-439.

 

52.  Horan, R.D. and J.S. Shortle (2011). “Economic and Ecological Rules for Water Quality Trading” Journal of the American Water Resources Association 47: 59-69.  Winner of the 2012 American Water Resources Association’s Boggess Award for best paper published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association in 2011.

 

51.  Horan, R.D. and F. Lupi (2010). “The Economics of Invasive Species Control and Management: The Complex Road Ahead” Resource and Energy Economics 32: 477-482.

 

50.  Fenichel, E.P., R.D. Horan, and J. Bence (2010). “Indirect Management of Invasive Species through Bio-Controls: A Bioeconomic Model of Salmon and Alewife in Lake Michigan” Resource and Energy Economics 32: 500-518.

 

49.  Horan, R.D., E.P. Fenichel, C.A. Wolf, and B.M. Gramig (2010). “Managing Infectious Animal Disease Systems” Annual Review of Resource Economics 2: 101-124.

 

48.  Fenichel, E.P., R.D. Horan, and G.J. Hickling (2010). “Bioeconomic Management of Invasive Vector-Borne Diseases” Biological Invasions 12: 2877-2893.

 

47.  Fenichel, E.P., R.D. Horan, and G. Hickling (2010). “Management of Infectious Wildlife Diseases: Bridging Conventional and Bioeconomic ApproachesEcological Applications 20: 903-914. This is the lead article in the issue.

 

46.  Bulte, E.H., and R.D. Horan (2010). “Identities in the Commons: Dynamics of Norms and Social Capital” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 10(1; Topics): Article 13.

 

45.  Gramig, B.M., R.D. Horan, and C.A. Wolf (2009). “Livestock Disease Indemnity Design when Moral Hazard is Followed by Adverse Selection” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91: 627-641.

 

44.  Xie, F. and R.D. Horan (2009). “Disease and Behavioral Dynamics for Brucellosis Control in Elk and Cattle in the Greater Yellowstone AreaJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 34: 11-33.

 

43.  Horan, R.D., E.H. Bulte, and J.F. Shogren (2008). “Coevolution of Human Speech and Trade” Journal of Economic Growth 13: 293-313.

 

42.  Shortle, J.S. and R.D. Horan (2008). “The Economics of Water Quality Trading” International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 2: 101-133. This is the lead article in the issue.

 

41.  Horan, R.D., C.A. Wolf, E.P. Fenichel, and K.H. Mathews, Jr. (2008). “Joint Management of Wildlife and Livestock Disease” Environmental and Resource Economics 41: 47-70.

 

40.  Horan, R.D., J.F. Shogren, and B. Gramig (2008).Wildlife Conservation Payments to Address Habitat Fragmentation and Disease Risks” Environment and Development Economics 13: 415-439.

 

39.  Horan, R.D. and E.P. Fenichel (2007). “Economics and Ecology of Managing Emerging Infectious Animal Diseases” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89: 1232-1238.

 

38.  Fenichel, E.P., and R.D. Horan (2007). “Gender-Based Harvesting in Wildlife Disease Management” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89: 904-920.

 

37.  Fenichel, E.P. and R.D. Horan (2007). “Jointly-Determined Ecological Thresholds and Economic Tradeoffs in Wildlife Disease ManagementNatural Resource Modeling 20: 511-547.

 

36.  Horan, R.D., and R. Claassen (2007). “Targeting Green Payments under a Budget Constraint” Land Economics 83: 319-330.

 

35.  Shortle, J.S., and R.D. Horan (2006). “Water Quality Trading” Penn State Environmental Law Review 14: 231-250.

 

34.  Bulte, E.H., R.D. Horan, and J.F. Shogren (2006). “The Economics of Pleistocene Megafauna Extinction: Early Humans and the Overkill Hypothesis” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 59: 297-323. This is the lead article in the issue.

 

33.  Horan, R.D., C.A. Wolf, E.P. Fenichel, and K. Mathews, Jr. (2005). “Spatial Management of Wildlife Disease” Review of Agricultural Economics 27: 483-490.

 

32.  Horan, R.D., E.H. Bulte, and J.F. Shogren (2005). “How Trade Saved Humanity from Biological Exclusion: An Economic Theory of Neanderthal Extinction” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 58: 1-29.  This is the lead article in the issue, and the results have been featured in “The Economist”, “Forbes”, “Foreign Policy”, “New Scientist”, “The Chronicle of Higher Education”, “London Times” and the “Helsinki Gazette”, and in N. Gregory Mankiw’s Principles of Microeconomics, 4th ed.

           

31.  Horan, R.D. and C.A. Wolf (2005). “The Economics of Managing Infectious Wildlife Disease” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87: 537-551.  This is the lead article in the issue, and received Best AJAE Article of 2005, Honorable Mention.

           

30.  Borisova, T., J. Shortle, R.D. Horan, and D. Abler (2005). “Value of Information for Water Quality Management” Water Resources Research 41(6): W06004, 10.1029/2004WR003576.

 

29.  Horan, R.D. and F. Lupi (2005). “Economic Incentives for Controlling Trade-Related Biological Invasions in the Great Lakes” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 34(1): 75-89.

           

28.  Horan, R.D. and J.S. Shortle (2005). “When Two Wrongs Make a Right: Second-Best Point-Nonpoint Trading Ratios” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(2): 340-352.

 

27.  Horan, R.D., and F. Lupi (2005). “Tradeable Risk Permits to Prevent Future Introductions of Invasive Alien Species in the Great Lakes” Ecological Economics 52(3): 289-304.

 

26.  Horan, R.D. and E.H. Bulte (2004). “Optimal and Open Access Harvesting of Multi-Use Species in a Second-Best World” Environmental and Resource Economics 28(3): 251-272.

 

25.  Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and D.G. Abler (2004). "The Coordination and Design of Point-Nonpoint Trading Programs and Agri-Environmental Policies"  Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 33(1): 61-78.  Selected as the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association’s Article of the Year – 2004.

 

24.  Bulte, E.H., C. Mason, and R.D. Horan (2003). “Betting on Extinction: Endangered Species and Speculation” Land Economics 79: 460-471.

 

23.  Bulte, E.H., R.D. Horan, and J.F. Shogren (2003). “Elephants: Comment” American Economic Review 93(4): 1437‑1445.

 

22.  Bulte, E.H., R.D. Horan, and J.F. Shogren (2003). “Is The Tasmanian Tiger Extinct? A Biological-Economic Re-Evaluation” Ecological Economics 45: 271-279.

 

21.  Horan, R.D., J.F. Shogren, and E.H. Bulte (2003). “A Paleoeconomic Theory of Co-Evolution and Extinction of Domesticable Animals” Scottish Journal of Political Economy 50 (2): 19-36.

 

20.  Bulte, E.H. and R.D. Horan (2003).  “Habitat Conservation, Wildlife Extraction, and Agricultural Expansion” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 45: 109-127.

 

19.  Horan, R.D., C. Perrings, F. Lupi, and E. Bulte (2002).  “Biological Pollution Prevention Strategies Under Ignorance: The Case of Invasive Species” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84: 1303-1310.

 

18.  Abler, D.G., J.S. Shortle, J. Carmichael, and R.D. Horan (2002).  “Climate Change, Agriculture, and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay Region” Climatic Change 55: 339-359.

 

17.  Bulte, E.H. and R.D. Horan (2002).  “Does Human Population Growth Increase Wildlife Harvests?  An Economic Assessment” Journal of Wildlife Management 66: 574-580.

 

16.  Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and D.G. Abler (2002). “Nutrient Point-Nonpoint Trading in the Susquehanna River Basin” Water Resources Research 38(5): 8-1 – 8-13,  10.1029/2001WR000853 (reprinted in Economics of Water Quality , K. W. Easter and N. Zeitouni, eds., Ashgate Publishing, 2006).

 

15.  Horan, R.D., D.G. Abler, J.S. Shortle, and J. Carmichael (2002).  “Cost-Effective Point-Nonpoint Trading: An Application to the Susquehanna River Basin” Journal of the American Water Resources Association 38:467-478.

 

14.  Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and D.G. Abler (2002).  “Ambient Taxes under m-Dimensional Choice Sets, Heterogeneous Expectations, and Risk-Aversion”  Environmental and Resource Economics 21: 189-202.

 

13.  Horan, R.D., R. Claassen, and E.L. Howe (2001).  “The Welfare Sensitivity of Agri-Environmental Instruments” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 26: 368-386.

 

12.  Horan, R.D. (2001).  “Differences in Social and Public Risk Perceptions and Conflicting Impacts on Point/Nonpoint Trading Ratios” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 83: 934-941.

 

11.  Shortle, J.S. and R.D. Horan (2001).  “The Economics of Nonpoint Pollution Control” Journal of Economic Surveys 15: 255-289.  (Reprinted in Issues in Environmental Economics, N. Hanley and C.J. Roberts, eds., Blackwell Publishers, 2002).

 

10.  Claassen, R., and R.D. Horan (2001).  “Uniform and Non-Uniform Second-Best Input Taxes: The Significance of Market Price Effects on Efficiency and Equity” Environmental and Resource Economics 19: 1-22.  This is the lead article for the issue.

 

9.    Horan, R.D. (2001).  “Cost-Effective and Stochastic Dominance Approaches to Stochastic Pollution Control” Environmental and Resource Economics 18: 373-389.

 

8.    Horan, R.D., J. Hrubovcak, J.S. Shortle, and E.H. Bulte (2000).  “Accounting for the Distributional Impacts of Policy in the Green Accounts” Environment and Development Economics 5: 95-108.  (Reprinted in Natural Resource Accounting and Economic Development: Theory and Practice, C. Perrings and J. Vincent, eds., Edward Elgar, 2003).

 

7.    Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and D.G. Abler (1999). “Green Payments for Nonpoint Pollution Control” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81: 1210-1215.

 

6.    Ribaudo, M.O., and R.D. Horan (1999).  “The Role of Education in Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Policy” Review of Agricultural Economics 21: 331-343.

 

5.    Horan, R.D., and M.O. Ribaudo (1999).  “Policy Objectives and Economic Incentives for Controlling Agricultural Sources of Nonpoint Pollution” Journal of the American Water Resources Association 35: 1023-1035.

 

4.    Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and E.H. Bulte (1999).  “Renewable Resource Policy when Distributional Impacts Matter” Environmental and Resource Economics 14:191‑216.

 

3.    Horan, R.D., and J.S. Shortle (1999).  “Optimal Management of Multiple Renewable Resource Stocks: An Application to Minke Whales” Environmental and Resource Economics 13: 435-458.

 

2.    Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and D.G. Abler (1998).  “Ambient Taxes when Polluters Have Multiple Choices” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 36: 186-199.  (Reprinted in Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment, J.S. Shortle and R. Griffen, eds., Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, 2001).

 

1.    Shortle, J.S., R.D. Horan, and D.G. Abler (1998).  “Research Issues in Nonpoint Pollution Control” Environmental and Resource Economics 11: 571‑585.

 

 

USDA Publications

Claassen, R., and R.D. Horan (2000). “Environmental Payments to Farmers: Issues of Program Design”, Agricultural Outlook, AGO-272: 15-18.     

 

M. Ribaudo with contributions by D. Gadsby, R. Horan, and M. Smith (2000). “Water Quality Programs”, Chapter 6.4 in Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2000. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Resource Economics Division.  .

 

Ribaudo, M.O., R.D. Horan, and M.E. Smith (1999).  Economics of Water Quality Protection from Nonpoint Sources - Theory and Practice, ERS Agricultural Economics Report, AER-782, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Resource Economics Division.

 

Ribaudo, M.O., and R.D. Horan (1998).  “The Clean Water Action Plan: Implications for Agriculture”, Agricultural Outlook, AGO-255: 23-25.

 

 

Books

      Batie, S.S. and R.D. Horan (eds.) (2004). The Economics of Agri-Environmental Policy, Volumes I and II, The International Library in Environmental Economics and Policy, Ashgate Publishing, 1028 pages in two volumes.

 

 

Chapters in Books

Finnoff, D., J.F. Shogren, R.D. Horan, S.M. McDermott, and C. Sims (2013), “Economic Control of Invasive Species”, pp.16-24 in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, Second Edition, Volume 3 (S. Levin, ed). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.

 

Horan, R.D., C.A. Wolf, and E.P. Fenichel (2012), “Dynamic Perspectives on the Control of Animal Disease: Merging Epidemiology and Economics”, Chapter 6 in Health and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries (D. Zilberman, J. Otte, D. Roland-Holst, and D. Pfeiffer, eds.), Springer Press and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

 

J.S. Shortle and R.D. Horan, “Tailoring Environmental Standards, Environmental Taxes, and Tradable Permits”, in Guidelines for the Design and Implementation of Cost-Effective Agri-Environmental Policy Measures, Joint Working Party on Agriculture and the Environment, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), forthcoming.

 

Horan R.D., J.F. Shogren, and B.M. Gramig (2008), “Conservation Payments to Reduce Wildlife Habitat Fragmentation and Disease Risks”, Chapter 6 in Payment for Environmental Services in Agricultural Landscapes: Economic Policies and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries (L.M. Lipper, T. Sakuyama, R. Stringer, D. Zilberman, eds.), Springer Press and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

 

Shortle, J.S. and R.D. Horan (2007). “The Economics of Nonpoint Pollution Control”, in Issues in Environmental Economics (C. Mason and E. Bulte, eds.), Routledge.

 

Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and D.G. Abler (2006). “Nutrient Point-Nonpoint Trading in the Susquehanna River Basin”, in Economics of Water Quality (K. W. Easter and N. Zeitouni, eds.), Ashgate Publishing.    

 

Batie, S.S. and R.D. Horan (2004), “Preface”, The Economics of Agri-Environmental Policy, Volume I, (S.S. Batie and R.D. Horan, eds.), The International Library in Environmental Economics and Policy, Ashgate Publishing.

 

       Horan, R.D., J. Hrubovcak, J.S. Shortle, and E.H. Bulte (2003).  “Accounting for the Distributional Impacts of Policy in the Green Accounts”, Chapter 6 in Natural Resource Accounting and Economic Development: Theory and Practice (C. Perrings and J. Vincent, eds.), Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.

 

Shortle, J.S. and R.D. Horan (2002). “The Economics of Nonpoint Pollution Control”, in Issues in Environmental Economics, N. Hanley and C.J. Roberts, eds., Blackwell Publishers.

 

Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and D.G. Abler (2001).  “Ambient Taxes when Polluters Have Multiple Choices”, in Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment, J.S. Shortle and R. Griffen, eds., Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

 

Batie, S.S. and R.D. Horan (2001).  “Green Payments Policy”, 2002 Farm Bill Policy Options and Consequences (J.L. Outlaw and E.G. Smith, eds.), Publication No. 2001-01, Farm Foundation, Oak Brook, IL.

 

Horan, R.D. and J.S. Shortle (2001).  “Environmental Instruments for Agriculture”, Chapter 2 in Environmental Policies for Agricultural Pollution Control (J.S. Shortle and D.G. Abler, eds.), CAB International: Oxfordshire, UK.

 

Horan, R.D., M.O. Ribaudo, and D.G. Abler (2001). “Voluntary and Indirect Approaches for Reducing Externalities and Satisfying Multiple Constraints”, Chapter 3 in Environmental Policies for Agricultural Pollution Control (J.S. Shortle and D.G. Abler, eds.), CAB International: Oxfordshire, UK.

 

 

Chapters in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Shortle, J.S., R.D. Horan, and N. Nguyen (2006), “Designing Policy Instruments for Controlling Air and Water Emissions from Agriculture”, in Workshop on Agriculture and Air Quality: State of The Science, (V. Aneja, W. Schlesinger, R. Knighton, G. Jennings, D. Niyogi, W. Gilliam, and C. Duke, eds.), North Carolina State University.

 

Horan, R., D. Abler, J. Shortle, J. Carmichael, and L. Wang (2001).  “Probabilistic Cost-Effective Point/Nonpoint Nutrient Management in the Susquehanna River Basin”, in Proceedings of the Integrated Decision-Making for Watershed Management Symposium: Processes and Tools (D. Bosch, ed.),  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg VA. VWRRC P7, pp.265-281.

 

 

MSU Staff Papers

Horan, R.D., R. Claassen, and W. Zhang (2004), “Instrument Choice and Targeting”.  Staff paper 04-15, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University.

 

Horan, R.D., R. Claassen, J. Agapoff, and W. Zhang (2004), “Instrument Choice and Budget-Constrained Targeting”, Staff paper 04-14, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University.

 

Horan, R.D., R. Claassen, and J. Oehmke (2004), “Warm and Fuzzy Green Payments”, Staff paper 04-16, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University.

 

Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, D.G. Abler, and M. Ribaudo (2001). “The Design and Comparative Economic Performance of Alternative Second-Best Point/Nonpoint Trading Markets”, Staff Paper #2001-16, Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University.

 

 

      Other Publications

Wolf, C., J. Hadrich, R. Horan, P. Paarlberg, and J. Kaneene (2008).  “Economic Analysis of US TB Eradication Program Options”, Report to USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

 

Horan, R.D., “Report on EPA Economic Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop Held July 20-21, 2005, Washington, DC”, in Workshop Summary, EPA Office of Water and Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation.

 

Horan, R.D. (1997).  New Directions in Renewable Resource Management: Essays on the Bioeconomics of Ecological Interactions, Multiple Agencies, Public Choice, and Multiple Harvesting Grounds, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University (Professor James S. Shortle, committee chair).

 

Barron, E., A. Fisher, R.D. Horan, C.G. Knight, J.S. Shortle, and B. Yarnal (1997). “Regional Impacts and Implications of Climate Variability and Change”, White Paper, Mid‑Atlantic Workshop on Regional Climate Impacts, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. September 9-11, 1997.

 

 

Funded Research Projects (award total: $2,193,923)

“Using Markets to Coordinate the Provision of Multiple Agri-Environmental Services” (2017-2020), Co-PI (with Cloe Garnache, Carson Reeling, and Robert Shupp), funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA, $499,956.

 

“Risks of Animal and Plant Infectious Diseases Through Trade (RAPID TRADE)”, (2014-2018), Co-PI (Charles Perrings, Arizona State, Lead PI), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), $149,966.

 

Modeling Anthropogenic Effects in the Spread of Infectious Diseases” (2011-2015), Co-PI (Charles Perrings, Arizona State, Lead PI), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), $129,188.

 

“Correcting Market Failures In The Spread Of Livestock And Wildlife Diseases” (2011-2015), Co-PI (with Christopher Wolf), funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA, $498,281.

 

”Cost Benefit Analysis of the U.S. TB Eradication Program,” (2007-2008), collaborator (with Christopher Wolf, PI), cooperative agreement funded by Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA, $150,000.

 

Bioeconomics of Managing Multi-Host Diseases” (2006-09), Co-PI (with Christopher Wolf), cooperative agreement funded by the Economic Research Service, USDA, $117,000.

 

“Economic Summit on Lake Michigan Invasive Species” (2007), Co-PI (with Frank Lupi), funded by the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, $19,691.

 

“Environmental and Resource Economics and Policy: Economics and Policy of Environmental and Natural Resource Restoration” (2006-08), Co-PI (with Frank Lupi and Michael Kaplowitz), Michigan State University Environmental Science and Policy Program, $77,916.

 

“Bioeconomics of Managing Pathogens in Multi-Host, Livestock-Wildlife Systems” (2006-09), Co-PI (with Christopher Wolf), National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, $231,886.

 

“The Economics of Managing Infectious Wildlife Diseases when Livestock are at Risk” (2003-06), Co-PI (with Christopher Wolf), cooperative agreement funded by the Economic Research Service, USDA, $129,000.

 

“The Economics of Policy Options for Controlling the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Great Lakes” (2001-03), Co-PI (with Frank Lupi), Funded by Michigan Sea Grant College Program (NOAA), $86,039.

 

“The Economics of Green Payments to Reduce Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution” (2001-03), Principal Investigator, National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, $105,000.

 

Funded Working Groups

“Linking biodiversity and ecosystem services: From expert opinion to prediction and application” (2013 – 2014). National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). Funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

“Working Group for Synthesizing and Predicting Infectious Disease while Accounting for Endogenous Risk (SPIDER)” (2009-2011), Co-organizer (with Eli Fenichel, Charles Perrings, Graham Hickling) of a working group of economists, mathematicians, and epidemiologists.  Support was provided to hold 2-3 meetings per year at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (University of Tennessee).  Funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

 

Teaching

Michigan State University

ESA/EEP 460, Natural Resource Economics (2008 - 2015)

EEP 320, Environmental Economics (2001-2007)

AFRE 891, Introduction to Advanced Microeconomic Theory (2016-2018)

AFRE 925, Advanced Natural Resource Economics (2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009-2011; 2013; 2015-2016; 2018)

AFRE 900A, Applied Microeconomics I (2013-2014; co-taught, 20% responsibility)

AFRE 900B, Applied Microeconomics II (2011,-2012; co-taught, 20% responsibility)

AEC 829, Economics of Environmental Resources (2001; co-taught, 25% responsibility)

AEC 930, Dynamic Models in Agricultural and Resource Economics (2001; co-taught, 50% responsibility)

 

The Pennsylvania State University

Econ 002, Principles of Microeconomics (Distance Learning, 1994-1995).

 

 

Distinctions and Awards

University Awards

William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award, Michigan State University, 2014.

 

Editorial Appointments

Managing Editor, Resource and Energy Economics, 2011-2014

Editorial Board, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 2010-

2012

Associate Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2008-2010.

Editorial Board, Resource and Energy Economics, 2006-2016

Editorial Board and Associate Editor, Natural Resource Modeling, 2007-2008

Associate Editor: Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Elsevier.

 

Awards from Professional Societies

2012 American Water Resources Association’s Boggess Award for best paper published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association in 2011.

Horan, R.D. and J.S. Shortle (2011). “Economic and Ecological Rules for Water Quality Trading” Journal of the American Water Resources Association 47:59-69.

 

One of the “Top 20 Most-cited articles during the period 2005-2009”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization:

Horan, R.D., E.H. Bulte, and J.F. Shogren (2005), “How Trade Saved Humanity from Biological Exclusion: An Economic Theory of Neanderthal Extinction”.  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 58: 1-29.

 

Best AJAE Article of 2005, Honorable Mention (awarded by the American Agricultural Economics Association):

Horan, R.D. and C.A. Wolf (2005), “The Economics of Managing Infectious Wildlife Disease.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 87: 537-551.

 

Outstanding Article of 2004 (awarded by the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association):

Horan, R.D., J.S. Shortle, and D.G. Abler (2004), "The Coordination and Design of Point-Nonpoint Trading Programs and Agri-Environmental Policies".  Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 33(1): 61-78.

 

Recognition by Peers

Hilmer and Hilmer (American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89(2007): 162-175, Appendix 2) recognize my publication record as being among the top 2% of all (1,537) students to have graduated from the top 22 Agricultural Economics departments between 1987 and 2000, taking into account both annual publication rates and journal quality.

 

Recognition by Popular Press

Results of my research have been reported in:

•    The Mercury (online January 23, 2013; http://www.iol.co.za/mercury/some-may-want-rhinos-to-die-out-1.1457219#.US5BizdZOIR)

•    Pretoria News (online January 23, 2013; http://www.iol.co.za/pretoria-news/profiteers-may-want-rhino-to-go-extinct-1.1457109#.US5CFDdZOIQ)

•    The Economist (feature article mentioned on the issue’s cover) (April 9-15, 2005, p.67; December 7, 2006, p.93)

•  Forbes (May 9, 2005, p.34)

•  Foreign Policy (July/August 2005, p.21)

•  New Scientist (April 1, 2005, NewScientist.com)

•  The Chronicle of Higher Education (4/5/05;

            chronicle.com/prm/daily/2005/04/2005040501j.htm)

•  London Times (April 25, 2005; www.timesonline.co.uk)

•  Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki Gazette) (April 5, 2005, p.D6)

•  Australian Broadcasting Corp. news online (June 18, 2003;

abc.net.au/science/news). 

•  Beinhocker, E.D., The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics, Harvard Business School Press, 2006.  One of Amazon’s “Top 10 Business Books of 2006”.

 

Student Recognition

Research supervisor for the winner of the 2012 Best Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, MSU:

Melstrom, R.T. (2012), Three Essays in Resource Economics: Protecting Non-Use Values through Ecosystem Management and Estimating Recreational Demand To Determine Use Values, Ph.D. Dissertation, Dept. of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, MSU

 

Major professor and research supervisor for the winner of the 2008 Best PhD Dissertation, Honorable Mention, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and 2008 Best PhD Dissertation, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, MSU:  

Gramig, Benjamin M. (2008), Essays on the Economics of Livestock Disease Management: On-Farm Biosecurity Adoption, Asymmetric Information in Policy Design, and Decentralized Bioeconomic Dynamics, Ph.D. Dissertation, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, MSU

 

Major professor for the winner of the 2007 Best PhD Dissertation, Honorable Mention, American Agricultural Economics Association, and 2007 Best Ph.D. Dissertation, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, MSU (note: Scott Swinton was her committee chair):  

Zhang, W. (2007), Optimal Pest Management in the Presence of Natural Pest Control Services, Ph.D. Dissertation, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, MSU

 

Major professor and research supervisor for the winner of the 2005 Best M.S. Thesis, Department of Agricultural Economics, MSU:  

Fenichel, E.P. (2005), Models of Wildlife Disease Management: An Analysis of Ecological Thresholds, Economic Tradeoffs, and Targetablity, M.S. Thesis., Dept. of Agricultural Economics, MSU

 

      Other

USDA Certificate of Merit, for outstanding initiative and contributions to the understanding of the economics of nonpoint source pollution management, US Department of Agriculture, 1999.

 

       Performance Awards, for outstanding research and initiative

Economic Research Service, 1997 (1 award), 1998 (2 awards), 1999 (1 award).

 

Will Mason Award for best graduate student paper

Department of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995

 

Chancellor’s Scholarship - Full academic scholarship, Appalachian State University, 1989-1993.

 

 

Service and Committee Work

      Service to the Profession

          Editorial Service: see distinctions and awards   

 

            Referee for the following journals:

            American Economic Review, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Environment and Development Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Journal of Political Economic Theory, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Journal of Wildlife Management, Ecological Economics, Natural Resource Modeling, Journal of Regulatory Economics, European Journal of Agricultural Economics, Resource and Energy Economics, Environmental Conservation, Choices

 

            Reviewer for the following publishers:

Cambridge University Press, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Princeton University Press, Elsevier, South-Western

 

Reviewer for the following competitive grant programs:

Great Lakes Fishery Commission, National Science Foundation, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The Leverhulme Trust (the largest source of funding of academic research without respect to discipline in the UK), USDA-CSREES, T-STAR (Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture Research), USDA-Economic Research Service, Program of Research on Invasive Species (PREISM), USDA-National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD), USDA-CSREES, Section 404, Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Program: Water Quality

 

            Reviewer for selected papers and posters for the following associations:

American Agricultural Economics Association, Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association

 

            Co-organizer for the following sessions at the AAEA meetings:

“Economic Incentives for Managing Infectious Animal Disease”, Principal Paper Session of the annual meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Portland, OR, July 2007.

 

“The Economics of Invasive Species Management”, Principal Paper Session of the annual meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Long Beach, CA, August 2002.

 

“USDA and EPA’s Call for Action: New Directions for Managing Agricultural Sources of Nonpoint Pollution”, Principal Paper Session of the annual meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Nashville, TN, August 8-11, 1999.

 

Member, Polluted Runoff and Coastal Protection Implementation Team for the Clinton Administration’s Clean Water Action Plan, June 1998 to February 2000.

 

      Service to the Department, College, and University

Departmental Service:

Department Advisory Committee (2006-07, Chair; 2005-06, Secretary)

Promotion and Tenure Committee (2010-2011)

Graduate Program Review Task Force (2008-2010)

Undergraduate Program Review Task Force (2010-2012)

Awards Committee (2007-08; 2004-05, Chair)

Graduate Policy Committee (2013-2016, Chair; 2008-09; 2004-05)

Ph.D. Thesis Selection Committee (2001-02; 2003-04, Chair; 2011-12, Chair)

Graduate Admissions Committee (2003-04)

Seminar Committee (2001-02; Co-chair)

International Development Field Exam Committee (2002, 2005-06)

Environmental and Resource Economics Field Exam Committee (2002,

    2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 [Chair])

                        Faculty search committee (2002, 2006)

                        Graduate Orientation Committee (2001)

Faculty Advisor, Environmental Economics and Policy Club (2002 – 2004)

 

            College Service:

College Advisory Council (2012-14, Elections officer; 2004-05, Secretary; 2002-03)

 

            University Service:

Chair, Social and Behavioral Science Panel, Strategic Partnership Grants (SPG) Program (2009)

Program Advisory Committee, Environmental Science and Policy

    Program (2004-05)

                        Faculty Search Committee (2 positions), Environmental Science and Policy

                            Program (2005)

                        Resource Economics Specialization Faculty (2000-present)

                        Reviewer, Intramural Research Grants Program (2001).