College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Hometown: Forest Lake, Minnesota
Prof. Phaneuf is the Henry C. Taylor Professor of Applied Economics at UW-Madison. His teaching and research are in the area of environmental economics, with emphasis on measuring the economic benefits of improved environmental outcomes. Much of his recent work focuses on water quality. Prof. Phaneuf is editor of the journal Land Economics and a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.
The economic benefits of water quality
It is easy to understand the costs of environmental policy, but more difficult to conceptualize and measure the economics benefits. This talk focuses on how economists define and measure the economic returns to better surface water quality.