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Andrew Plantinga


PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
MS, Forestry, University of Wisconsin; BA, English, Grinnell College


Andrew Plantinga’s research focuses on the economics of land use, climate change, and forests. Particular emphasis is given to the development of methods for econometrically modeling land-use decisions, the analysis of environmental policies that affect private land-use decisions, and the modeling of land development pressures. A current project, funded by the National Science Foundation, analyzes how risk salience affects decisions by public land management agencies to allocate wildfire management projects.

Andrew Plantinga is also the director of the Productive Landscapes Group at the UCSB Environmental Market Solutions Lab (emLab).

PhD program applicants: I work only with PhD students whose primary focus is economics.

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