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Philip R. Wandschneider

Professor and SES Distinguished Professorship in Sustainable Development


  • 1981 PhD, Ag Economics, Michigan State U., East Lansing
  • 1977 MA, Economic, Michigan State U., East Lansing
  • 1969 BA, Psychology, Economics


  • Natural resources, energy and sustainable development


  • 2009 – Present, Distinguished Professorship, sustainable economic Development, School of Economic Sciences, WSU
  • 2003 – Present, Professor and Economist, Washington State University, Pullman
  • 1985-present, Assoc. Prof. and Assoc. Ag. Economist, Washington State U., Pullman
  • 1979-85, Asst. Professor and Asst. Ag. Economist, Washington State U., Pullman


  • 8/10, Visiting Professor, University of Bonn
  • 4/08-7/10, Visiting professor, University of Bologna
  • 1989-90, Public Policy Fellow, The Washington Institute for Public Policy, and Adjunct Professor, The Evergreen State College, Olympia
  • 1/79-4/79, Instructor, Dept. of Agri. Economics, Michigan State University, East Lansing


  • 2005, 2007, 2009. Florence Italy. Study Abroad Program. In residence approximately one month in the spring of each year.
  • 07/08- 08/08 Visiting scholar (sabbatical), University of Cologne, Germany
  • 02/08- 07/08 Visiting scholar (sabbatical), University of Bologna, Italy
  • 06/04 Visiting Scholar, Institutional Consultant, Institute for Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; USI, Dept of State.
  • 06/96 Program evaluation, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • 5/85-6/85, Investigator, USAID grant; Jordan, Kenya, and Sudan.
  • 1969-71, Cotton Development and 4-H Officer, U.S. Peace Corps and Government of Kenya, Kenya, East Africa.


  • American Economic Association
  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • Association for Environmental and Resource Economists


  • Resource economics
  • Sustainability, globalization and economic development
  • Economic evaluation methods, public choice economics


  • Energy economics and policy ;
  • Water economics and policy
  • Non-market resource valuation
  • Economic evaluation (benefit-cost analysis)


  • Bishop, Clark P., C. Richard Shumway, and Philip R. Wandschneider, “Heterogeneity in the Adoption of Anaerobic Digestion Technology: Integrating Economic and Behavioral Theories of Conservation Adoption.” Land Economics, 86(3) (August 2010):585-608.
  • Chouinard, Hayley H., Paterson, Tobias, Wandschneider, Philip R., and Ohler, Adrienne M., February 2008. “Will Farmers Trade Profits for Stewardship? Heterogeneous Motivations for Farm Practice Selection.Land Economics, 84(1).
  • Chouinard, Hayley H., Burkey, Jake, and Wandschneider, Philip R., 2007. ” What Legislation Will Producers Support? How Knowledge, Relevance, and Complexity Influence Attitudes of Wheat Growers towards Farm Bill Legislation.Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 8(2).
  • Espinola-Arredondo, Ana, Philip Wandschneider, and Jonathan Yoder, “Biofuel policy for the pursuit of multiple goals: The case of Washington State.” Western Economics Forum, Vol. 8, Num. 1 (Spring 2009).
  • Foltz, J., S. Woodall, P. Wandschneider, R. Taylor. 2007. “The Contribution of the Grape and Wine Industry to Idaho’s Economy: Agribusiness and Tourism Impacts.” J. of Agribusiness, 25(Spring):77-91.
  • Qenani-Petrela, E., R.C. Mittelhammer, and P.R. Wandschneider. “Permanent Housing for Seasonal Workers? A Generalized Peak Load Investment Model for Farm Worker Housing.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economic, April 2008.
  • Wandschneider, Philip R., “Air Quality and Economics,” Invited Presentation. Conference on Air Quality and Agriculture – Green Acres, Blue Skies, Davis CA, 2 June 2009.



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