Current working papers and forthcoming/recent articles:

  1. *Mihiar, C., and D.J. Lewis. 2021. Climate, adaptation, and the value of forestland: A national Ricardian analysis of the United States. Land Economics. (PDF version). 
  2. Chen, Y., Lewis, D.J., and B. Weber. 2021. Natural amenities and skill sorting in rural communities: A case study of land conservation policy. The Annals of Regional Science. (PDF version)
  3. *Long, D., Lewis, D.J., and Langpap, C. 2021. Negative traffic externalities and infant health: The role of income heterogeneity and residential sorting. Environmental and Resource Economics. (PDF version) 
  4.  Lewis, D.J., Kling, D.M., Dundas, S.J., and D.K. Lew. 2020. Estimating the value of threatened species abundance dynamics. Working Paper. (PDF version).
  5. Hashida, Y., and D.J. Lewis. 2021. Estimating welfare impacts of climate change using a discrete-choice model of land management: An application to western U.S. forestry. Working Paper. (PDF version)
  6. Bigelow, D.P., Lewis, D.J., and C. Mihiar. 2021. A major shift in U.S. land development avoids significant losses in forest and agricultural land. Working Paper. (PDF version)
  7.  Lew, D.K., Lewis, D.J., Kling, D.M., and S.J. Dundas. 2020. Caution ahead – Do respondents ignore future payments in stated preference questions? Working Paper.
  8. *Magel, C.L., Scheuerell, M.C., Buhle, E.R., Lewis, D.J., Weeber, M., and S.D. Hacker. 2020. Estuary and upland habitats are equally important for the production of threatened Oregon Coast coho salmon populations. Working Paper.
  9. *Mihiar, C., and D.J. Lewis. 2021. An empirical analysis of U.S. land-use change under multiple climate change scenarios. Working Paper. (PDF version).
  10. Davis, E.C., Sohngen, B., and D.J. Lewis. 2021. The role of carbon fertilization and planting on U.S. forests. Working Paper.
  11. *Johnson, K., and D.J. Lewis. 2021. Climate uncertainty slows adaptation: An empirical analysis of option values in forestry. Working Paper. (PDF version).
Note: * above signifies a paper written with a graduate student as part of their research.

Current project: The economics of climate adaptation in forestry

How can forest landowners adapt their management to climate change, and what are the resulting impacts of this adaptation on the provision of forest ecosystem services and the economic value of forests? How can conservation agencies design policy to efficiently provide ecosystem services from forests when the climate is changing?

This project examines these research questions by focusing on the development of empirical evidence using micro-econometric tools, microeconomic theory, spatial simulation, and integrated economic-ecological analysis.

Highlighted finding: West Coast forest landowners will plant less Douglas-fir in warming climate, model shows

Highlighted finding: Warmer temperatures by 2050 will increase forest net returns on the middle latitudes of eastern U.S. timberland by increasing incentives to plant more pine

Current project: The economics of recovering threatened salmon

What are the non-market benefits associated with investing in natural capital that increases the abundance of threatened salmon? How do habitat investments influence the abundance of salmon, and what is the economic value of such habitat investments? 

This project examines these research questions by developing empirical evidence from choice experiment surveys and integrated ecological production functions.

Highlighted finding: Helping threatened coho salmon could generate hundreds of millions in non-market economic benefits

Current project: The economics of coastal protection

What are the nonmarket benefits from erosion protection as a climate adaptation strategy along coastlines? Do coastal armoring strategies raise the property values to those that armor, but lower the property values to neighbors through displaced wave action?

This project examines these research questions by developing empirical evidence from oceanfront housing sales along the Oregon coast.

Highlighted finding: Coastal risks and land use policy create economic tradeoffs for armoring the Oregon coast

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