Professor Hoag received a B.S. and M.S. from Colorado State University in 1980 and 1981 respectively and a Ph.D. from Washington State University in Agricultural Economics in 1984. He is interested in how to analyze and make decisions about issues where agriculture and the environment collide. This includes a cross section of research fields such as policy, production economics, resource economics and regional economics. Current and recent projects include the use of conservation easements, elk and bison management in Yellowstone, ground and surface water contamination, manure management, invasive species, the economic returns to research, gender and risk, sexed semen in dairy cattle, decision analysis with multiple objectives, sustainability, and non-market valuation in wildlife refuges. He developed the award-winning RightRisk research and education program for risk management and has worked with colleagues and state and federal agencies throughout the United States, South Africa, Bolivia, and Australia.
Other Research Interests
Agricultural and resource policy and production; Risk and decision analysis; Soil and Water Conservation - Management and Policy
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