ARER Fellows


Paul M. Jakus

Utah State University           

Originally from Nevada, Paul Jakus received a BS degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Nevada in 1982. After receiving an MS degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University (1984), Paul spent two years serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. He earned his PH.D. in Economics at North Carolina State University in 1992, after which he joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee. Paul came to Utah State University in 2001 and was promoted to Professor in 2003. He became head of the Department of Applied Economics in 2008.

Paul's primary research interests involve non-market valuation of environmental goods. He has studied the economics of recycling and recreation, especially the role of fish consumption advisories in explaining angler behavior. His recent research interests involve behavioral responses to the risks of exposure to environmental contaminants such as mercury and arsenic. His research has appeared in leading environmental economics journals. Paul has served as an associate editor of J. Agricultural and Resource Economics, Water Resources Research, and Society and Natural Resources.

Paul M. Jakus

ARER Articles


The Welfare Effects Of Restricting Off-Highway Vehicle Access To Public Lands

Jakus, Paul M.; Keith, John E.; Liu, Lu; Blahna, Dale


Applying The Miceli Model To Explain Cooperation In Municipal Solid Waste Management

Tiller, Kelly; Jakus, Paul M.


Revenue Impacts Of MPP Branded Funds: A Firm-Level Analysis

Jensen, Kimberly L.; Jakus, Paul M.; Davis, George C.


Do Sportfish Consumption Advisories Affect Reservoir Anglers' Site Choice?

Jakus, Paul M.; Downing, Mark; Bevelimer, Mark S.; Fly, J. Mark


Travel Cost Models Of The Demand For Rock Climbing

Shaw, W. Douglass; Jakus, Paul M.