Dr. Andrew Plantinga is Professor in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before coming to UCSB in 2012, Dr. Plantinga had faculty appointments at Oregon State University (2001-2012) and the University of Maine (1995-2000). Dr. Plantinga is a Lead Scientist with the Environmental Markets Solution Lab at UCSB. He received a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995, an M.S. in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1988, and a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1986.
Dr. Plantinga’s research focuses on the Economics of Land Use, Climate Change, and Forests. Particular emphasis is given to the development of methods for econometrically modeling land-use decisions, the analysis of environmental policies that affect private land-use decisions, and the modeling of land development pressures. A current project, funded by the National Science Foundation, examines how salient wildfires influence risk management decisions by public land management agencies. Additional work examines the economic benefits from assigning tradable property rights to groundwater. Dr. Plantinga has authored or co-authored over 80 journal articles, including publications in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Wibbenmeyer, M., Anderson, S., and A.J. Plantinga. 2019. Salience and the Government Provision of Public Goods. Economic Inquiry 57(3):1547-67.
Severen, C., and A.J. Plantinga. 2018. Land-Use Regulations, Property Values, and Rents: Decomposing the Effects of the California Coastal Act. Journal of Urban Economics 107:65-78.
Jaeger, W.K., Amos, A., Bigelow, D., Chang, H., Conklin, D., Haggerty, R., Langpap, C., Moore, K., Mote, P., Nolin, A., Plantinga, A.J., Schwartz, C., Tullos, D., and D. Turner. 2017. Finding Water Scarcity Amid Abundance Using Human-Natural System Models. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 114(45):11884-9.
Gergaud, O., Plantinga, A.J., and A. Ringeval-Deluze. 2017. Anchored in the Past: Persistent Price Effects of Obsolete Vineyard Ratings in France. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 133: 39-51.
Lawler, J., Lewis, D., Nelson, E., Plantinga, A.J., Polasky, S., Withey, J., Helmers, D., Martinuzzi, S., and V. Radeloff. 2014. Projected land-use change impacts on ecosystem services in the U.S. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(20): 7492-7497.
Polasky, S., Lewis, D.J., Plantinga, A.J., and E. Nelson. 2014. Implementing the Optimal Provision of Ecosystem Services. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(17): 6248-6253.
Mason, C.F., and A.J. Plantinga. 2013. The Additionality Problem with Offsets: Optimal Contracts for Carbon Sequestration in Forests. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 66:1-14.
Nelson, E., Polasky, S., Lewis, D.J., Plantinga, A.J., Lonsdorf, E., White, D., Bael, D., and J.J. Lawler. 2008. Efficiency of Incentives to Jointly Increase Carbon Sequestration and Species Conservation on a Landscape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(28):9471-6.
Lubowski, R.N., Plantinga, A.J., and R.N. Stavins. 2006. Land-Use Change and Carbon Sinks: Econometric Estimation of the Carbon Sequestration Supply Function. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 51(2):135-52.
Plantinga, A.J., Lubowski, R.N., and R.N. Stavins. 2002. The Effects of Potential Land Development on Agricultural Land Prices. Journal of Urban Economics 52(3):561-581.