Daniel R. Petrolia

Daniel R. Petrolia

Associate Professor

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  • Office: 316 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing
  • Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
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  • Ph.D, University of Minnesota, 2005
  • M.S., Louisiana State University, 2001
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 1999
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 1999

Research Interests
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Using survey methods to analyze willingness to pay for non-market goods

Dan Petrolia's research and teaching efforts are centered in the area of environmental and natural resource economics. His research focuses on using survey methods to analyze willingness to pay for non-market goods such as coastal wetlands and ecosystem services, and market goods such as alternative fuels and oysters. Most of his research is the result of extramural funding obtained from multidisciplinary efforts. Petrolia has earned several teaching and research awards at MSU and has advised several graduate students and postdoctoral associates. He serves as an associate editor for Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, and is a past Director for the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

Recent Publications

  • Kim, T., J. Opaluch, D.S. Moon, D.R. Petrolia. 2017. Developing a natural resource damage assessment procedure for oil spill pollution in Korea using habitat equivalency analysis. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Download

  • Krah, K., D.R. Petrolia, A. Williams, K.H. Coble, A. Harri, R. Rejesus. 2017. Producer preferences for contracts on a risky bioenergy crop. Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy. Download

  • Petrolia, D.R., M.G. Interis, J. Hwang. 2017. Single-choice, repeated-choice, and best-worst scaling elicitation formats: Do results differ and by how much? Environmental & Resource Economics. Download

  • Petrolia, D.R., W.C. Walton, L. Yehouenou. 2017. Is there a market for branded Gulf of Mexico oysters? Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics 49(1): 45-65. Download

  • Haab, T.C., M.G. Interis, D.R. Petrolia, J.C. Whitehead. 2016. Interesting questions worthy of further study: Our reply to Desvousges, Mathews and Train's (2015) comment on our thoughts (2013) on Hausman's (2012) update of Diamond and Hausman's (1994) critique of contingent valuation. Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy 31(1):183-189.