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College of Business

David C. Finnoff
Associate Professor

PhD, University of Wyoming
BS, University of Wyoming

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:  Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Dynamic Optimization

Teaching:  Environmental and Resource Economics, Microeconomics, Mathematical Methods for Economics and Business Regulatory Economics


Horan, R. D. Finnoff, J.F. Shogren, C. Reeling and K. Berry. 2018. “Managing Wildlife Faced with Pathogen Risks Involving Multi-Stable Outcomes,” accepted for publication, Environmental and Resource Economics.

Lee, K.D., D. Finnoff and P. Daszak. 2017. “Impacts of pathogen introduction risk on importer behavior and gains from trade in the livestock industry,” accepted for publication, EcoHealth.

Horan, R, E. Fenichel, D. Finnoff and C. Reeling. 2017 “A Portfolio-Balancing Approach to Natural Capital and Liabilities: Managing Livestock and Wildlife Diseases with Cross Species Transmission and Trade,” Environment and Resource Economics, published online 4 May 2017.

Berry, K. C., D. Finnoff, Richard D Horan and McDermott, S. 2017. “The role of restoration in the prevention of a large-scale native species loss: Case study of the invasive emerald ash borer,” Journal of Forest Economics, 27: 91–98.

Sims, C., D. Finnoff, A. Hastings, and J. Hochard. 2017. “Linking listing and delisting decisions for endangered species: A case study of gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 99(3): 549–570.

Hochard, J. and D. Finnoff. 2017. “Fitness Optimality with Intraspecific Interaction: A Model of Gray Wolf Territory Choice,” Journal of Theoretical Biology, 420: 41-52.

Sims, C., and D. Finnoff. 2016. “Opposing irreversibilities in environmental policy: Avoiding the point of no return or delaying the inevitable,” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 3(4): 985–1022.

Sims, Charles, David C. Finnoff and Jason F. Shogren, 2016. “Taking One For the Team: Sequential learning and the Precautionary Principle,” Environmental and Resource Economics, published online November 2016.

Berry, K. and D. Finnoff. 2016. “Choosing between adaptation and prevention with an increasing probability of a pandemic,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 132: 177–192.

Finnoff, D., R. Horan, J.F. Shogren, C. Reeling and K. Berry. 2016. “Natural vs anthropogenic risk reduction: Facing invasion risks involving multi-stable outcomes,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 132: 113–123.

Sims, C., D. Finnoff and S.M. O’Regan. 2016. “Public control of rational and unpredictable epidemics,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 132: 161–176.

Wood, A., C. Mason, and D. Finnoff. 2016. “OPEC, the Seven Sisters, and Oil Market Dominance: An Evolutionary Game Theory and Agent-Based Modeling Approach,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 132: 66–78.

Sims, C, D. Finnoff and C. Mason. 2016. “Thresholds, tipping points, and random events in dynamic economic systems,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 132: 1-4.

McDermott, S. and D. Finnoff. 2016. “Impact of repeated human introductions and the Allee effect on invasive species spread,” Ecological Modelling, 329(10):100-111.

Lodge, D., Simonin, P.W., S.W. Burgiel, R.P. Keller, J.M. Bossenbroek, C.L. Jerde, A.M. Kramer, E.S. Rutherford, M.A. Barnes, M.E. Wittmann, W.L. Chadderton, J.L. Apriesnig, D. Beletsky, R.M. Cooke, J.M. Drake, S.P. Egan, D. C. Finnoff, C.A. Gantz, E.K. Grey, M.H. 5 Hoff, J.G. Howeth, R.A. Jensen, E.R. Larson, N.E. Mandrak, D.M. Mason, F.A. Martinez, T.J. Newcomb, J.D. Rothlisberger, A.J. Tucker, T.W. Warziniack, H. Zhang. 2016. “Risk Analysis And Bioeconomics Of Invasive Species To Inform Policy And Management,” Annual Review Of Environment And Resources, 41:453–88.

Sims, Charles, David C. Finnoff and Jason F. Shogren. 2016. “Bioeconomics of Invasive Species: Using Real Options Theory to Integrate Ecology, Economics, and Risk Management,” Food Security, 8(1): 61-70.

Horan, Richard, Eli Fenichel, David Finnoff and Chris Wolfe. 2015. “Managing Epidemiological Risks through Trade” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 53: 192– 207.

Berry, Kevin, David Finnoff, Richard Horan and Jason F. Shogren. 2015. “Managing the Endogenous Risk of Disease Outbreaks with a Non-Constant Background Hazard Rate,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 51: 166-179.


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Congratulations to Professor David Finnoff, recipient of an Ellbogen Meritorious Teaching Classroom Award!

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