Areas of Interest
International development, Natural resource and environmental policy, Natural resource-based community economic development
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. 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, parks and protected areas, 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 70 countries including recent projects in Albania, Argentina, Costa Rica, Fiji, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, and Vanuatu.