Area(s) of Expertise
- Commodity Markets
- Computational Methods
- Natural Resource Economics and Management
Paul Fackler’s current research orientation is the application of dynamic optimization methods to natural resource management problems. He has been active both in developing plans for managing wildlife, endangered and invasive species as well as in the development of methodological approaches for solving dynamic optimization problems and for addressing structural and observational uncertainty. His published work also includes studies of commodity price behavior, commodity derivatives (futures and options) markets and computational economics. In addition he is the co-author of a widely used textbook on computational economics and co-developer of the associated computer package (CompEcon). He is currently working on two new textbooks on natural resource management and has developed an associated computer package (MDPSolve).
- ECG 590 – Dynamic Environmental & Resource Management
- ECG 716 – Topics in Environmental & Resource Economics
- ECG 766 – Computational Methods in Economics & Finance