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Paul Fackler

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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).

Courses Taught

  • ECG 590 – Dynamic Environmental & Resource Management
  • ECG 716 – Topics in Environmental & Resource Economics
  • ECG 766 – Computational Methods in Economics & Finance

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Top Publications

Applied computational economics and finance

Spatial price analysis

Where to put things? Spatial land management to sustain biodiversity and economic returns

Conserving species in a working landscape: land use with biological and economic objectives

Testing market equilibrium: is cointegration informative?

Identifying monetary impacts on agricultural prices in VAR models

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Commodity Markets
  • Computational Methods
  • Natural Resource Economics and Management