John Halstead

PROFESSOR
Master in Community Development Policy and Practice Faculty
Senior Faculty Fellow
Phone: (603) 862-3914
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 138, Durham, NH 03824
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John Halstead is a Carsey Senior Faculty Fellow, professor of environmental economics and chair of the Department of Resource Economics and Development at the University of New Hampshire. John’s principal areas of interest and research are environmental economics and rural economic development, particularly non-market valuation, invasive and endangered species, waste management, and infrastructure’s effects on economic development. Currently, he is pursuing research efforts that focus on sustainable economic development and the valuation of ecosystem services.

John is the author of two books, thirty refereed journal articles, nine book chapters, and over two hundred other miscellaneous publications and papers in the areas of economic development and environmental economics. He earned his doctorate degree at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in agricultural and applied economics; a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in resource economics; and his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.S., Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • B.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame

Courses Taught

  • EREC 411: Envrnmntl&Res Econ Perspectves
  • EREC 600: Field Experience
  • EREC 627: Community Economics
  • EREC 756: Rural & Regional Econ Develop
  • RAM 911: Natural & Environ Resource Mgt
  • RECO 911: Natural & Environ Resource Mgt

Selected Publications

Wright, C., Halstead, J. M., & Huang, J. -C. (2019). Estimating Treatment Effects of Unit-Based Pricing of Household Solid Waste Disposal. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 48(1), 21-43. doi:10.1017/age.2018.2

Pyburn, M., Puzacke, K., Halstead, J. M., & Huang, J. -C. (2016). Sustaining and enhancing local and organic agriculture: assessing consumer issues in New Hampshire. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 40(1), 69-95. doi:10.1080/21683565.2015.1101731

Rogers, S. H., Halstead, J. M., & Seager, T. P. (2013). Characterization of Public and Stakeholder Objectives in Environmental Management: New Hampshire’s Lamprey River. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 139(2), 217-222. doi:10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000246

Huang, J. -C., Halstead, J. M., & Saunders, S. B. (2011). Managing Municipal Solid Waste with Unit-Based Pricing: Policy Effects and Responsiveness to Pricing. Land Economics, 87(4), 645-660. doi:10.3368/le.87.4.645

Rogers, S. H., Halstead, J. M., Gardner, K. H., & Carlson, C. H. (2011). Erratum to: Examining Walkability and Social Capital as Indicators of Quality of Life at the Municipal and Neighborhood Scales. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 6(2), 215-216. doi:10.1007/s11482-011-9144-8

Rogers, S. H., Halstead, J. M., Gardner, K. H., & Carlson, C. H. (2011). Examining Walkability and Social Capital as Indicators of Quality of Life at the Municipal and Neighborhood Scales. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 6(2), 201-213. doi:10.1007/s11482-010-9132-4

Mohr, R., Deller, S. C., & Halstead, J. M. (2010). Alternative Methods of Service Delivery in Small and Rural Municipalities. Public Administration Review, 70(6), 894-905. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6210.2010.02221.x

Halstead, J. M., Michaud, J., Hallas-Burt, S., & Gibbs, J. P. (2003). Hedonic Analysis of Effects of a Nonnative Invader ( Myriophyllum heterophyllum ) on New Hampshire (USA) Lakefront Properties. Environmental Management, 32(3), 391-398. doi:10.1007/s00267-003-3023-5

Yost, P. A., & Halstead, J. M. (1996). A Methodology for Quantifying the Volume of Construction Waste. Waste Management & Research, 14(5), 453-461. doi:10.1177/0734242x9601400504

Halstead, J. M., Lindsay, B. E., & Brown, C. M. (1991). Use of the tobit model in contingent valuation: Experimental evidence from the Pemigewasset Wilderness Area. Journal of Environmental Management, 33(1), 79-89. doi:10.1016/s0301-4797(05)80049-0

Most Cited Publications