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Kimberly Rollins

Associate Professor

Kim Rollins

Center for Resource Economics
For information about Dr. Rollins Research, see Economics, Society and Natural Resources

University of Nevada, Department of Economics/Mail Stop 0204
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89557
Tel: (775) 784-1677
Office: Ansari Business, 521D

Biographical Information:


B.A. University of Maine, Orono Maine, 1981
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1990

Academic and Research Interest

My research and teaching interests are in the areas of Natural Resources and Environmental Economics. I have worked on problems associated with allocation of public goods, mechanisms to align social and private incentives, and non-market valuation. Applied work has provided opportunities to work with ecologists and other natural scientists, policy-makers, resource managers and others working in fields related to natural resources and environment. Some of these applications include: Invasive annual grasses and wildfire, valuation of environmental goods and services, landowner and wildlife conflicts, protected areas in the Northwest Territories, backcountry canoeing in Ontario, Aboriginal fishery management on the Great Lakes, optimal incentives for private users of public forests, management of parks and protected areas, green consumer products, groundwater protection, and municipal water system financing.


  • ECON 307 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 309 Natural Resource Economics
  • ECON 467 Environmental and Natural Res. Econ. & Policy General Capstone
  • ECON 667 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Policy
  • ECON 769 Natural Resource Economics
  • ECON 767 Environmental Economics

Awards, Honors and Professional Recognition

  • Editor's Choice from the Journal of Applied Ecology for the article "A Systems Approach for Restoring Degraded Rangelands" 50(3): 730-739.
  • Best Journal Article Honorable Mention, Awarded by the Canadian Agricultural Economics Association, July 1998 for Rollins, Kimberly, William Wistowsky and Michael Jay, "Wilderness Canoeing in Ontario: Using Cumulative Results to Update Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Offer Amounts."
  • Seven national MS thesis & PhD dissertation awards won by graduate students supervised.
  • Outstanding Agricultural Economics Dissertation, Awarded by the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) in August 1991 for "Agriculture and Wildlife: From Principal-Agent Theory to a Wisconsin Economic Policy".

Representative Publications

Journal Articles

Professional Papers



Technical Publication

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