Department: Agricultural and Applied Economics

Klaus Moeltner

Klaus MoeltnerProfessor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in the economic valuation of natural resources and amenities; economic implications of environmental policy. Primary applications include residential water use, wildfire smoke and health, property values as related to forest health, flood risks, and watershed restoration, and electricity security and reliability in the U.S. and the European Union; conservation and efficient use of water; management and sustainability of forest resources; and natural resource and environmental economics

moeltner@vt.edu
540-231-8249
http://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/moeltner-klaus.html

Expertise

  • Environmental economic theory and policy
  • Applied empirical economics
  • Statistical modeling of residential water use
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Mountain Pine Beetle
  • Forest management

Kim Morgan

Kimberly MorganAssistant professor and Kohl junior faculty Fellow
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in economics of agricultural production and farm management; market economics; and marketing and distribution practices

klmorgan@vt.edu
540-231-3132
http://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/morgan-kim.html

Expertise

  • Economics of the food and fiber system
  • Local food systems
  • Specialty crops
  • Small business and entrepreneurs
  • Kohl Centre
  • Agribusiness
  • Direct sales
  • Agribusiness education

George Norton

George NortonProfessor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in economic impact assessment of agricultural research, integrated pest management systems,and international trade and development

gnorton@vt.edu
540-231-7731
https://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/norton-george.html

Expertise

  • Agricultural research evaluation and priority setting
  • International trade and development
  • Agriculture production and profitability
  • Integrated pest management
  • Conservation agriculture

David Orden

David OrdenProfessor and director, Global Issues Initiative, Senior Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in international trade policy

orden@vt.edu
571-858-3060
https://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/orden-david.html

Expertise

  • World Trade Organization
  • International agricultural trade
  • Macroeconomics and international trade
  • Public policy education

James Pease

James PeaseProfessor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in conservation and efficient use of water; pathogens and nematodes affecting plants; economics of agricultural production and farm management; and domestic policy analysis

peasej@vt.edu
540-231-4178
https://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/pease-james.html

Expertise

  • Economics of conservation agriculture
  • Pathogens and nematodes
  • Agricultural production economics
  • Community economic development
  • Agricultural policy

Kurt Stephenson

Kurt StephensonProfessor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in natural resource and environmental economics with special emphasis on water resources economics and policy and incentive based mechanisms for environmental protection

kurts@vt.edu
540-231-5381
https://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/stephenson-kurt.html

Expertise

  • Water quality trading and nutrient trading
  • Water conservation and demand management
  • Groundwater and surface water policy
  • Market-based/incentive-based environmental policies
  • Aquaculture
  • Nutrient assimilation services
  • Water quality policy and evaluation
  • Economics of Chesapeake Bay restoration