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Stephen Newbold

Stephen Newbold

Associate Professor


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Curriculum Vitae



My general areas of research interest include environmental and natural resource economics, bio-economic modeling, and applied econometrics. Specific areas of interest include non-market valuation of environmental quality and human health outcomes, climate change economics, the value of information from scientific studies, systematic conservation using reserve site selection methods, outdoor recreation demand modeling, benefit-cost analysis of environmental and public health policies, and integrated epidemiological and economic modeling of COVID-19.


Selected Publications

Downing JA, Polasky S, Olmstead SM, Newbold SC. 2021. Protecting local water quality has global benefits. Nature Communications 12:2709.

Newbold, S. C., & Johnston, R. J. (2020). Valuing non-market valuation studies using meta-analysis: A demonstration using estimates of willingness-to-pay for water quality improvements. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 102379. doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2020.102379

Newbold, S. C., Finnoff, D., Thunström, L., Ashworth, M., Shogren, J. F. (2020). Effects of physical distancing to control COVID‐19 on public health, the economy, and the environment. Environmental and Resource Economics, 76, 705‐729.



  • PhD, University of California
  • MS, University of California
  • BS, University of Florida


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