Steven Dundas is an environmental and resource economist with a research and teaching focus on non-market valuation and coastal and marine ecosystem services. He joined the Applied Economics and Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station faculty at Oregon State University in 2015 and received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Economics. Steve’s research work is motivated by aims to provide policy-relevant analysis to help understand the value of ecosystem services, the effects of climate change on economic outcomes, and the efficacy of environmental regulations. His research is published in peer-reviewed outlets such as the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Marine Resource Economics, and PLoS ONE and has been funded by multiple NOAA programs and Oregon Sea Grant.
Current research projects include:
Modeling private coastal adaptation behavior through shoreline armoring decisions
Understanding the housing market impacts of expected sea-level rise policy
Estimating the non-market value of threatened salmon populations and restored coastal wetlands
Integrating marine and coastal ecosystems into climate policy
For more information, please visit Steve’s website.
Steve currently advises graduate students in Applied Economics and the Marine Resource Management programs and mentors undergraduate students in the Environmental Economics and Policy major.