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Jacob Hochard

Portrait of Jacob Hochard.

Knobloch Assistant Professor of Conservation Economics

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

 

(307) 766-5080 | JHochard@uwyo.edu | Ross Hall, Rm 403

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Education

PhD Economics, University of Wyoming (2015)

BA Economics, Gettysburg College, with honors (2011)

BA Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College (2011)

 

Background and Expertise

Jake Hochard is an applied natural resource economist and returned to the University of Wyoming’s Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources in 2020 after earning a PhD in economics from the University of Wyoming in 2015.

From 2015-2020, Jake was an assistant professor and research scientist with East Carolina University’s Department of Economics and Coastal Studies Institute and a faculty fellow with the US Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, and Center for Natural Hazards Research.

Jake’s work combines geospatial analysis, mathematical modeling, and empirical analysis to examine feedback between natural and human systems with the goal of engaging with stakeholders to support natural resource policy and management decisions. Recent projects funded by the National Science Foundation, US Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, and other sources focus on constructing a set of Wyoming Natural Wealth Accounts, assessing the downstream environmental and human health impacts of animal agriculture, measuring the effect of natural disasters on birth outcomes, and synthesizing large datasets to predict groundwater contamination risks following major storm events.

 

 

Selected Publications

Sims, C., D. Aadland, D. Finnoff, J. Hochard. “What are the benefits of delisting endangered species and who receives them?: Lessons from the gray wolf recovery in Greater Yellowstone.” Ecological Economics 174 106656. 2020.

Hochard, J., S. Hamilton and E. Barbier. “Mangroves shelter economic activity from cyclones.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 ( 25) 12232-12237. 2019.

Kruse, J. and J. Hochard. “Economics, Insurance and Flood Insurance.” Southern Economic Journal 85 (4) 1027-1031. 2019.

Barbier, E. and J. Hochard. “Land Degradation and Poverty.” Nature Sustainability 1, 623-631. 2018.

Garg, T., S. Hamilton, J. Hochard, E. Kresch and J. Talbot. “(Not so) gently down the stream: River pollution and health in Indonesia." Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 92, 35-53. 2018.

Barbier, E. and J. Hochard. “The Impacts of Climate Change on the Poor in Disadvantaged Regions." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP) 12(1) 26-47. 2018.

Hochard, J. and D. Finnoff. “Cross-Jurisdictional Management of a Trophy-Hunted Species." Journal of Theoretical Biology 420, 41-52. 2017.

Sims, C., D. Finnoff, A. Hastings, and J. Hochard. ”Listing and Delisting Thresholds under the Endangered Species Act.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 99, no. 3: 549-570. 2016.

Barbier, E., and J. Hochard. “Does Land Degradation Increase Poverty in Developing Countries?.” PLOS ONE 11(5). 2016.

 

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Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Bim Kendall House

804 E Fremont St

Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080

Fax: (307) 766-5099

Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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