Richard Horan

Richard Horan
Telephone: 517 355 1301

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 303B
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039


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)

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Bioeconomics
  • Management of endangered and threatened species and ecosystems
  • The co-evolution of economic and ecological systems
  • Prevention and control of invasive alien species
  • Infectious disease in wildlife
  • Agricultural pollution and conservation

Students Mentored

Teaching Experience

  • AEC 925: Advanced Natural Resource Economics

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