Daniel R. Petrolia

Professor of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University

Dan is an agricultural economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Dan teaches graduate courses in environmental and welfare economics and mathematical economics. Most of his research focuses on the economics of coastal resources and natural hazards, including flood and wind insurance and mitigation; valuation of coastal wetlands, barrier islands, and ecosystem services; and consumer preferences for Gulf seafood. Dan is Co-Editor of Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, chair of the AAEA Land, Water, and Environmental Economics (ENV) Section, and a past Director of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. Dan splits his time between Stennis Space Center in coastal Mississippi and the main campus.

Areas of work: Economics of coastal resources and natural hazards; valuation of coastal wetlands, barrier islands, and ecosystem services; and consumer preferences for Gulf seafood

Experience

  • 2006–present
    Professor, Mississippi State University

Education

  • 2005 
    University of Minnesota, Ph.D.