Assistant Professor, Economics
My research is focused on environmental and resource economics, land economics, spatial modeling, biodiversity conservation, microeconometric and GIS applications, and regional development. I’m particularly interested in the effects of environmental policies on private landscapes and ecosystem services.
1500 North Warner Street, CMB 1057, Tacoma, WA 98416 (Ph: 253-879-3553)
Refereed Academic Journal Articles
Butsic, V., Lewis, D.J., and L. Ludwig. 2010. “An Econometric Analysis of Land Development with Endogenous Zoning.”Land Economics (Forthcoming). PDF Version.
Lewis, D.J., Plantinga, A.J., Nelson, E., and S. Polasky. 2010. “The Efficiency of Voluntary Incentive Policies for Preventing Biodiversity Loss.” Resource and Energy Economics (Forthcoming). PDF Version.
Lewis, D.J., Barham, B.L., and B. Robinson. 2010. “Are there Spatial Spillovers in the Adoption of Clean Technology? The Case of Organic Dairy Farming.” Land Economics (Forthcoming). PDF Version.
Butsic, V., Lewis, D.J., and V.C. Radeloff. 2010. “Lakeshore Zoning has Heterogeneous Ecological Effects: An Application of a Coupled Economic-Ecological Model.” Ecological Applications, 20(3):867-879. PDF Version of working paper.
Lewis, D.J. 2010. “An Economic Framework for Forecasting Land Use and Ecosystem Change.” Resource and Energy Economics, 32(2): 98-116. PDF Version.
Lewis, D.J., Plantinga, A.J. and J. Wu. 2009. “Targeting Incentives to Reduce Habitat Fragmentation.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(4): 1080-1096. See AAE Staff Paper No. 531.
Horsch, E.J., and D.J. Lewis. 2009. “The Effects of Aquatic Invasive Species on Property Values: Evidence from a Quasi Experiment.” Land Economics, 85(3): 391-409. See AAE Staff Paper No. 530.
Lewis, D.J., Provencher, B., and V. Butsic. 2009. “The Dynamic Effects of Open-Space Conservation Policies on Residential Development Density.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 57(3): 239-252. See AAE Staff Paper No. 522.
Lewis, D.J., Barham, B.L., and K. Zimmerer. 2008. “Spatial Externalities in Agriculture: Empirical Analysis, Statistical Identification, and Policy Implications.” World Development, 36(10): 1813-1829. See AAE Staff Paper No 519.
Nelson, E., Polasky, S., Lewis, D.J., Plantinga, A.J., Lonsdorf, E., White, D., Bael, D., and J. Lawler. 2008. “Efficiency of Incentives to Jointly Increase Carbon Sequestration and Species Conservation on a Landscape.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(28): 9471-9476.
Lewis, D.J., and A.J. Plantinga. 2007. “Policies for Habitat Fragmentation: Combining Econometrics with GIS-Based Landscape Simulations.” Land Economics, 83(2): 109-127.
Alig, R.J., D.J. Lewis, and J.J. Swenson. 2005. “Is
Lewis, D.J., G.L. Hunt and A.J. Plantinga. 2003. “Does Public Lands Policy Affect Local Wage Growth?” Growth and Change, 34(1): 64-86..
Lewis, D.J., G.L. Hunt and A.J. Plantinga. 2002.
Provencher, B., Lewis, D.J., and K. Anderson. 2009. “Disentangling Preferences and Expectations in Stated Preference Analysis: The Case of Invasive Species Prevention.” Working Paper. PDF Version.
Lewis, D.J. and B. Provencher. 2007. “The Implications of Heterogeneous Preferences for Environmental Zoning.” Working Paper. PDF Version.
Peer-Reviewed Research, Synthesis, and Policy Reports
Lewis, D.J., and R.J. Alig. 2009. “Empirical Methods for Modeling Landscape Change, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity.” Western Economic Forum, 8(1): 29-39.
Smail, R.A., and D.J. Lewis. 2009. “Forestland Conversion, Ecosystem Services, and Economic Issues for Policy: A Review.” U.S. Forest Service General Technical Review, PNW-GTR-797.
Plantinga, A.J., Alig, R.J., Eichman, H., and D.J.
Lewis. 2007. “Linking Land-Use Projections and
Lewis, D.J., and A.J. Plantinga. 2004. “Research
Methods to Address the Economics of
B.S., D.J. Lewis, R.M. Evonuk, and B.A. Weber. 2003. “Economic
Interrelationships in a Small Farming Area: Towards an Estimate of the
Threshold of Agricultural Production for Sustainable Farming.” Working Paper
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Major: Agricultural & Resource Economics; Specialty: Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Major: Resource Economics & Policy; Specialty: Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Major: Applied Mathematics; Minor: Economics
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Last revised: 7/7/10