Professor Seidl received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1985 and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida in 1993 and 1996 respectively. He has been on the CSU faculty since 1997 is currently Associate Professor and Extension Specialist--Public Policy. His work involves natural resource based economic development, employing the tools of non-market valuation, cost-benefit analysis, economic policy and community or regional economics to help inform community, regional and national scale economic development decisions involving natural resource management. His recent research has involved land use planning, agricultural land preservation, recreation and tourism, and some fiscal impact analyses of consumptive (e.g., hunting, mining) and nonconsumptive (e.g., skiing, nature tourism) natural resource based industries and policies. This work has taken Dr. Seidl to approximately 40 countries including recent projects in Albania, Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.
Other Research Interests
Agricultural and natural resource policy; International development; Natural resource-based community economic development
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