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Current Graduate Students

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Ben Beaman

Research Area: Resource and Environmental Economics
Advisor: Ben Rashford
Thesis topic: Ecological-Economic Modeling of Land-Use Change and Waterfowl Production in Prairie Canada

Abigail Castleton

Research Area: Resource and Environmental Economics, Energy Economics
Advisor: Mariah Ehmke
Thesis topic: Oil and Gas Production Externalities on Health

Tim Jackson

Research Area: Energy Economics, and Community Development
Advisor: TBD
Thesis topic: TBD

Tris Munsick

Research Area: Production Economics
Advisor: Dannele Peck
Thesis topic: Economic Viability of Vaccinating Wyoming’s Sheep Herd Against Bluetongue Virus

Thadchaigeni Panchalingam

Research Area: Experimental Economics, International Trade
Advisor: Mariah Ehmke
Thesis topic: TBD

Buddhika Patalee

Research Area: Production Economics
Advisor: Mariah Ehmke and Chian Jones Ritten
Thesis topic: Supply-side Analysis of Pollination Industry Costs and Structure in the Northern Rockies

Justin Schaffer

Research Area: Production Economics, Development Economics
Advisor: TBD
Thesis topic: TBD

Eric Swanson

Research Area: Development Economics
Advisor: TBD
Thesis topic: TBD

Luke Todd

Research Area: Resource and Environmental Economics, Rural Development
Advisor: TBD
Thesis topic: TBD

Ray Tupling

Research Area: Resource and Environmental Economics
Advisor: TBD
Thesis topic: TBD

Katie McCollum

Research Area: Resource and Environmental Economics, and Production Economics
Advisor: Ben Rashford
Thesis topic: Mitigation by Design in Wyoming: Making the Connection between Habitat, Disturbance, Restoration and Resource Economics

Spencer Blevins

Research Area: Natural Resource/Water Economics
Advisor: Kristi Hansen
Thesis topic: Valuing Positive and Negative Externalities of Flood Irrigation in the Upper Green River Basin

Kate Harlan

Research Area: Production Economics
Advisor: John Ritten
Thesis topic: Valuation of Residual Feed Intake as a Selection Tool for Northeastern Wyoming Range Sheep Producers

Khadija Rouchdi

Research Area: International Trade and Development
Advisor: Ben Rashford and Alexandre Skiba
Thesis topic: The Impact of Slow-Steaming on the Quantity and Composition of U.S. Imports

Rob Jenson

Research Area: Resource and Environmental Economics
Advisor: Chris Bastian
Thesis topic: Economic Benefits of ORV Recreation in Wyoming: A Random Utility Model Analysis

Tucker Hamilton

Research Area: Production Economics
Advisor: John Ritten and Dannele Peck
Thesis topic: Climate Change and Variation: Indirect Effects, Direct Effects, and Management Implications for Cattle Production in Eastern Wyoming

Dale Novotny

Research Area: Development and Environmental Economics
Advisor: Roger Coupal
Thesis topic: The Impact of Phosphorous Eutrophication on Tourism: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Abby Anne Perry

Research Area: Production/Reclamation Economics
Advisor: Kristi Hansen
Thesis topic: An Economic Framework for Analyzing Reclamation After Energy Extraction in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming

Blessing Ugwuanyi

Research Area: Consumer Economics, Food Policy
Advisor: Chian Jones Ritten and Mariah Ehmke
Thesis topic: Gender Wage Gap – The Role of the Energy Sector

Jane Kapkiyai

Research Area: Production Economics
Advisor: John Ritten
Thesis topic: Comparison of Conventional, Conservation Tillage and Organic Farming Practices in Southeast Wyoming

Susan Wells

Research Area: Natural Resource/Water Economics
Advisor: Kristi Hansen and Chris Bastian
Thesis topic: The Economic Impacts on Goshen Irrigation District of Reservoir Storage Policies on the North Platte River under different Climate Scenarios

Betsy Mock

Research Area: Development Economics
Advisor: Kristi Hansen
Thesis topic: The Economics of Native Seed for Reclamation in Wyoming


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