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Shaun Tanger

Assistant Professor

ADDRESS:
246 Martin D. Woodin Hall

EMAIL ADDRESS:
stanger@agcenter.lsu.edu

OFFICE PHONE:
225-578-0344

COLLEGE:
College of Agriculture

DEPARTMENT:
Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Forestry Economics
  • Forestry Policy
  • Forestry Finance

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

VItAE

 

Education

Ph.D. Forestry, Emphasis Areas: Economics and Policy. Auburn University, 2009

M.S. Economics. Auburn University, 2006

M.S. Forestry. Auburn University, 2006

B.S. Wildlife Biology. Auburn University, 2004

Experience

Director of Renewable Resources Extension Act Extension Program, 2015-current.

Assistant Professor,  Louisiana State University, 2013-current.

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Forest Policy Center,  2010-2012.

Instructor of Economics, Auburn University, 2009-2013.

Extension Interests

My extension focus is in designing decision tools for landowners, economics and personal forest management, reaching underserved forest groups- absentee landowners, supply chain issues facing forest products, and the aging workforce in forestry.

I also keep try to keep up with applied works from other researchers that can be useful to landowners and other forest stakeholders.

I have developed short and longer-term evaluation techniques to determine effectiveness of my extension programming and conduct periodic needs assessments to determine focus areas for future program activities.

Research Interests

Primarily, I’m focused on how economic agents respond to biological and natural risks. What are the economic impacts associated with those risks and how do economic agents respond to them. Relatedly, how do economic decisions/conditions influence those resources?

Another area I am interested in is how environmental legislation gets made. Specifically, if and how science is used in determining the composition of legislative production and environmental policy in both the formulation stage and execution of that legislation or policy.

I’m also interested in more traditional lines of enquiry in the forestry literature: Stumpage price modeling, forest management and economic sensitivity analysis, forest financial performance, and forest policy analysis using public choice theory.

My extension focus is in designing decision tools for landowners, economics and personal forest management, reaching underserved forest groups- absentee landowners, supply chain issues facing forest products, and the aging workforce in forestry.