Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Appalachian State University
B.S.B.A., Appalachian State University
Rick is appointed in the tenure system, and teaches natural resource economics. His research interests are in the areas of environmental and natural resource economics management and policy design. In particular, he concentrates on understanding feedbacks between economic and ecological systems and how these affect management opportunities. Rick has served as Editor of Resource and Energy Economics (2010–13), and as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2008-11) and Natural Resource Modeling (2007-08). He's currently working on Risks of Animal and Plant Infectious Diseases Through Trade (Rapid Trade).
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