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Professor of Economics, Bucknell University

Educational Background

B.A., Decision Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
M.A., Economics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Research Interests

economics of solid waste and recycling
Other Activities

Professor Kinnaman's work has been published in among others the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and The National Tax Journal. He has also edited two volumes of literature on the economics of solid waste on invitation from Kluwer and Ashgate publishers.

In spring of 2009 Professor Kinnaman served as visiting fellow in American Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. While at Doshisha, he began collaborative research with Japanese economists on various waste issues. One such effort considered various policy options for the international trade in used durable goods such as computers and television sets. These goods are increasingly imported to developing countries but often contain hazardous waste materials that developing countries may be unable to manage. A second research initiative examined the costs of recycling specific materials (paper, plastic, metal, etc.) in Japan. This study represents the first to estimate recycling costs of individual materials.


  • –present
    Professor of Economics, Bucknell University