Brian Roach
Global Development And Environment Institute
Fletcher School, Cabot Center
Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155
Office Phone: (617) 627-6787
Fax: (617) 627-2409
brian.roach@tufts.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. - University of California, Davis, 1995. Major in Environmental Policy Analysis.
M.S. - Pennsylvania State University, 1990. Major in Agricultural Economics.
B.S. - Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, 1987. Major in Agronomy, minor in Business Administration.
 

Experience

May 2001 - Present:
Research Associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University at GDAE's Theory and Education Program I have been involved the development of textbooks, text supplements, and other educational material. I wrote instructor's manuals for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach and Microeconomics in Context. I am also writing topical educational modules and working on the development of Macroeconomics in Context.

July 1999 - May 2001: Instructor, University of Maine
As an instructor I taught several different courses. I taught an introductory natural resources course several times over the Internet. I also developed an introductory economics course conducted over the Internet. I proposed, developed, and taught a course, titled “The Consumer Society” that explored the history, theory, and social and individual implications of mass consumerism in modern society.

May 1997 - June 1999: Research Assistant Professor, University of Maine.
I worked on various economic analyses of Maine natural resources including the impact of water levels on whitewater rafting visitation and economic benefits, the effect of fishery regulations on angler site choice, and the impacts of contingent valuation formats on moose hunters consumer surplus. I worked on a public opinion survey asking questions about Maine wildlife management. Another project measured the level of support for various forest management regulations and Maine state public land acquisition. In continuing work, I estimated recreation demand models for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers using data from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I also taught an undergraduate class twice, Introduction to Natural Resources.

May 1995 - May 1997: Post-doctoral Researcher, University of California - Davis.
This work for the Army Corps of Engineers involved several projects, including extensions of my doctoral research on reservoir recreation and an analysis of water-based recreation benefits in the Southeastern United States. The work also included the first part of a project to estimate recreation demand models for reservoirs and rivers in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.Jan. 1992 - May 1995: Student Post-Graduate Researcher at the University of California B Davis.
My research included an analysis of the economics benefits Army Corps of Engineers' recreation sites under various management scenarios. The study focused on the impact of water levels, recreational facilities, and visitor fees on reservoir visitation and economic benefits. In a project for the Bureau of Land Management, I conducted a cost-benefit analysis of wildlife/livestock tradeoffs on public land in Northern California.

Aug. 1991 - Dec. 1991: Teaching Assistant at the University of California - Davis.
As a TA for an undergraduate resource economics class, I graded and lectured several times.

Aug. 1990 - Aug. 1991: Research Associate at the Pennsylvania State University.
I worked full-time on several projects including the development and implementation of agricultural production surveys dealing with adoption of new technologies, an economic risk analysis of agricultural cooperatives, and a study of environmental risk perceptions.

Aug. 1987 - Aug. 1990: Research Assistant at the Pennsylvania State University.
My research included a market analysis of organic agricultural products and the valuation of changes in water quality using data on averting expenses.

Private Consulting Experience
 

May 2002 - Present: Private consultant for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS.
This project involves estimating recreation demand models for Corps reservoirs in Arkansas and Oklahoma and analyzing the economic impacts of various water management scenarios.

May 2001 - Present: Private consultant for Energy and Water Economics, Columbia, TN.
I have worked for Energy and Water Economics on several projects related to the management of water resources, including reservoir operations in Georgia, river recreation flows in Tennessee, and water allocation rights in the Midwestern U.S.

September 1999 - March 2001: Private consultant for Foster Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
This project, sponsored by the U.S. Minerals Management Service, estimates the potential ecological and economic impacts of oil and gas development along the outer continental shelf of the United States. Oil spill scenarios are analyzed to determine the potential recreation, commercial fishery, and wildlife losses.

October 1998 - May 1999: Private consultant for Industrial Economics, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
This work extends previous consulting work for Industrial Economics. I am working on a meta-analysis of over 100 angler recreation demand studies, testing for consistencies and the potential to transfer results across geographic regions and angler target species.

October 1997 - April 1998: Private consultant for Environmental Policy Options, Portland, ME.
This work involved two projects: an analysis of the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a study for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife exploring the feasibility and economic impacts of lifetime fishing and hunting licenses.

April 1996 - Oct. 1996: Private consultant for the Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, CA.
This research included estimation of benefits accruing to waterfowl hunters at wildlife refuges in the Central Valley of California.

Feb. 1996 - May 1996: Private consultant for Industrial Economics, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
I reviewed and coded articles for a meta-analysis of angler recreation demand models for a database for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Oct. 1995 - March 1996: Private consultant for Jones and Stokes, Associates, Sacramento, CA.
This project involved an analysis of angler benefits along California rivers as part of the economic analysis of the Central Valley Project Improvement Act. The study estimated the visitation and economic benefit changes associated with changes in fishing quality.

June 1995 - November 1995: Private consultant for Forest Guardians, Santa Fe, NM.
This study analyzed management alternatives for a federal wilderness area in New Mexico. The costs and benefits of grazing leases were estimated and compared to the benefits of wilderness recreation.

Oct. 1993 - Jan. 1994: Private consultant to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS.
This project involved development of a travel cost recreation demand model for Missouri River recreation sites.

Publications and Papers

Abdalla, Charles W., Brian A. Roach, and Donald J. Epp. "Valuing Environmental Quality Changes Using Averting Expenditures: An Application to Groundwater Contamination." Land Economics 68(2):163-169, May 1992.

Abdalla, Charles W., and Brian Roach. "Valuing Environmental Quality Changes Using Averting Expenditures: An Application to Groundwater Contamination." Paper presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association meeting at Vancouver, British Columbia, August 1990.

Epp, Donald J. and Brian Roach. "Relating Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Collective Risks: The Case of Drinking Water Contamination." Paper presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association meeting at Vancouver, British Columbia, August 1990.

Loomis, John and Brian Roach. "Using Economics to Make Issues into Non-Issues and Focus Wildlife-Livestock Trade-offs: A Case Study of BLM and the East Lassen Deer Herd." Paper presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Fort Collins, CO, June, 1994.

Loomis, John, Brian Roach, Frank Ward, and Richard Ready. "Testing Transferability of Recreation Demand Models Across Regions: A Study of Corps of Engineer Reservoirs." Water Resources Research, vol. 31(3):721-730, March, 1995.

Loomis, John, Brian Roach, Frank Ward, and Richard Ready. "Reservoir Recreation Demand and Benefits Transfers: Preliminary Results." Paper presented at W-133 Western Regional Resource Economics Conference, Santa Fe, NM, March, 1993.

Musser, Wesley N., James S. Shortle, Kathleen Kreahling, and Brian Roach. "An Economic Analysis of the Pre-Sidedress Nitrogen Test for Pennsylvania Corn Production." Review of Agricultural Economics, vol. 17(1), January, 1995.

Roach, Brian. "Read My Lips: More New Tax Cuts - The Distributional Implications of Repealing Dividend Taxation," Global Development and Environment Working Paper 03-01, February 2003.

Roach, Brian. "Valuing Travel Time by Isolating the Components of Recreation Benefits." Paper presented at W-133 Western Regional Resource Economics Conference, Asilomar, CA, March, 1995.

Roach, Brian, Kevin Boyle, and Michael Welsh. “Testing Bid Design Effects in Multiple-Bounded Contingent-Valuation Questions.” Land Economics, vol. 78(1):121-131, February, 2002.

Roach, Brian, Kevin Boyle, and Michael Welsh. "Testing Bid Design Effects in Multiple-Bounded Contingent Valuation." Paper presented at W-133 Western Regional Resource Economics Conference, Tucson, AZ, February, 1999.

Roach, Brian, Kevin Boyle, Stephen Reiling, and John Bergstrom. "The Effect of Instream Flows on Whitewater Visitation and Consumer Surplus." Rivers, vol. 7(1), 1999.

Roach, Brian and Cathy Hamlett. "Dairy Farmers' Valuation of Market Security Offered by Milk Marketing Cooperatives." Paper presented at the American Agricultural Economics Association meeting at Manhattan, Kansas, August 1991.

Roach, Brian and John Loomis. "Economic Analysis of Deer Management Alternatives on Public Lands in Northern California." Human Dimensions of Wildlife, vol. 1(2):14-23, Summer 1996.

Roach, Brian and James Shortle. "A Diagrammatic Analysis of Averting Expenditures." Paper presented at the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association meeting at Turo, Nova Scotia, June 1990.

Roach, Brian, Joan Trial, and Kevin Boyle. "Comparing 1994 Angler Catch and Harvest Rates from On-site and Mail Surveys on Selected Maine Lakes." North American Journal of Fisheries Management, vol. 19(1), February, 1999.

Roach, Brian and William Wade. "Policy Evaluation Of Natural Resource Injuries Using Habitat Equivalency Analysis." Paper presented at U.S. Society for Ecological Economics meeting at Saratoga Springs, NY, May 2003.

Roach, Brian and Frank Ward. "A Comparison of Methods for Estimating Recreation Demand Models with Collinear Facilities." Paper presented at W-133 Western Regional Resource Economics Conference, Tucson, AZ, February, 1994.

Roach, Brian and Frank Ward. "Ranking the Performance of Methods for Estimating Recreation Demand Models with Collinear Site Facilities." Paper presented at American Agricultural Economics Association meeting at San Diego, CA, August, 1994.

Smith, Cathy A. and Brian A. Roach. "Dairy Farmer's Valuation of Market Security Offered by Milk Marketing Cooperatives." Journal of Cooperatives, vol. 10, 1995.

Ward, Frank A., Brian A. Roach, and Jim Henderson. "Incremental Values of Water in Recreation: Evidence from the California Drought." Water Resources Research, vol. 32(4):1075-1081, April 1996.

Technical Reports

Abdalla, Charles W., Donald J. Epp, and Brian A. Roach. "Valuing Changes in Drinking Water Quality Using Averting Expenditures." Final Report to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Cooperative Agreement No. CR-815412-01-0, February 1990.

Boyle, Kevin J., Brian Roach, and Henry Hilton. "Maine Residents’ Opinions on Wildlife Management, Funding, and Policy Issues". Department of Resource Economics and Policy Staff Paper, REP 484, 1999.

Boyle, Kevin J., Brian Roach, and David G. Waddington. "1996 Net Economic Values for Bass, Trout and Walleye Fishing, Deer, Elk and Moose Hunting, and Wildlife Watching." Addendum to the 1996 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Report 96-2, August 1998.

Roach, Brian. "A Travel Cost Analysis of Waterfowl Hunting in the Central Valley of California." Final report prepared for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, CA under contract number 1425-96-PG-20-08020, October 1996.

Roach, Brian. "Application of the Boater Regional Recreation Demand Model to Reservoir Sites in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basins." Final report prepared for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, June 1996.

Roach, Brian and John Loomis. "A Travel Cost Analysis of Angler Benefits by Target Species Along Four California Rivers." Final report prepared for Jones and Stokes, Associates, Sacramento, CA, December 1995.

Roach, Brian. "A Bioeconomic Analysis of Elk and Cattle Management Alternatives within the San Pedro Parks Wilderness Area, New Mexico." Final report prepared for Forest Guardians, Santa Fe, NM, November 1995.

Roach, Brian and John Loomis. "Economics Benefits, Costs, and Regional Economic Effects of Deer and Livestock Management in the East Lassen Deer Herd Management Area." Final Report to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection under Interagency Agreement No. 8CA17257, March 1993.

Roach, Brian, William W. Wade, Jason R. Plater, and Marvin Feldman. “Forecasting Environmental and Social Externalities Associated with OCS Oil and Gas Development: The Offshore Environmental Cost Model, Volume 2: Determinants of Environmental and Social Costs.” Final report to the Minerals Management Service, OCS Study MMS-2001-018, April 2001.

Ward, Frank A., Brian A. Roach, John B. Loomis, Richard C. Ready, and Jim Henderson. "Regional Recreation Demand Models for Large Reservoirs: Database Development, Model Estimation, and Management Applications." Final report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS under cooperative agreement 91-COOP-1-6447, March 1995.

Ward, Frank A. and Brian A. Roach. "Recreation Economic Benefits Analysis for Missouri River Mainstream and Reservoir Projects." Final report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri River Division, Omaha, NE under cooperative agreement 91-COOP-1-6447, January 1994.

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