Applied Economics & Statistics | Faculty
Kent Donald Messer
Kaiser, H.M. and K.D. Messer. 2011. Mathematical Programming for Agricultural, Environmental, and Resource Economics. Wiley & Sons. Hoboken, New Jersey.
Select Publications (Peer Reviewed)
Messer, K.D., J. Duke, and L. Lynch. Forthcoming. “Applying Experimental Economics to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Land Preservation Markets.” in the Oxford Handbook of Land Economics. J. Duke and J. Wu editors. Oxford Press.
Keisner, D.K., K.D. Messer, W.D. Schulze, and H. Zarghamee. 2013. “Testing Social Preferences for an Economic ‘Bad’: An Artefactual Field Experiment.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 115(1): 27–61.
Arnold, M., J. Duke, and K.D. Messer. 2013. “Adverse Selection in Reverse Auctions for Environmental Services” Land Economics.
Unur, A.S., H.E. Peters, K.D. Messer, and W.D. Schulze. 2013.“Incentive Effects of Parents’ Transfers to Children: Evidence from an Artefactual Field Experiment” B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Contributions).
Messer, K.D., J. Suter, and J. Yan. 2013. “Context effects in a negatively framed social dilemma experiment” Environmental & Resource Economics.
Duke, J.M., S.J. Dundas, and K.D. Messer. 2013. “Cost-Effective Conservation Planning: Lessons from Economics” Journal of Environmental Management. 125: 126-133
Fooks, J. and K.D. Messer. 2013.. “Mathematical Programming Applications to Land Conservation and Environmental Quality.” in Computational Intelligent Data Analysis for Sustainable Development. T. Yu editor. Taylor & Francis Publishing.
Liu, Z., C. Kanter, K.D. Messer, and H. M. Kaiser. 2013. “Identifying significant characteristics of organic milk consumers: a CART analysis of an artefactual field experiment” Applied Economics. 45(21): 3110-2121.
Messer, K.D., G.L. Poe and W.D. Schulze. 2013. “The Value of Private Versus Public Risk and Pure Altruism: An Experimental Economics Test.” Applied Economics. 45(9): 1089-1097.
Suter, J., J. Duke, and K.D. Messer, and H. Michael. 2012. “Behavior in a Spatially Explicit Groundwater Resource: Evidence from the Lab.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 94(5): 1094-1112.
Fooks, J.R. and K.D. Messer. 2012.“Maximizing Conservation and In-Kind Cost Share: Applying Goal Programming to Forest Protection” Forest Economics. 18: 207-217.
Dillaway, R., K.D. Messer, J. Bernard, and H.M. Kaiser. 2011. “Do Consumer Responses to Media Food Safety Information Last?” Applied Economics Policy and Perspectives. 33(3): 363.383.
Shawhan, D., K.D. Messer, W.D. Schulze, and R.E. Schuler. 2011. “An Experimental Test of Automatic Mitigation of Wholesale Electricity Prices.” International Journal of Industrial Organization. 29(1): 46-53.
Messer, K.D., H.M. Kaiser, C. Payne, and B. Wansink. 2011. “Can Generic Advertising Alleviate Consumer Concerns Over Food Scares” Applied Economics: 43(12):1535-1549.
Allen, W.L., O.M. Amundsen, J. Dujmoviċ, and K.D. Messer. 2011. “Identifying and Selecting Strategic Mitigation Opportunities: Criteria Design and Project Evaluation using Logic Scoring of Preference and Optimization.” Journal of Conservation Planning. 7: 61-68.
Messer, K.D., G.L. Poe, D. Rondeau, W.D. Schulze and C. Vossler. 2010. “Exploring Voting Anomalies Using a Demand Revealing Random Price Voting Mechanism.” Journal of Public Economics. 94(3-4): 308-317.
Messer, K.D. and W.L. Allen. 2010. "Applying Optimization and the Analytic Hierarchy Process to Enhance Agricultural Preservation Strategies in the State of Delaware." Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 39(3): 442-456.
Messer, K.D. 2010 “Protecting Endangered Species: When Are Shoot-on-Sight Policies the Only Viable Option to Stop Poaching?” Ecological Economics 69: 2334 – 2340.
Kanter C., K.D. Messer and H.M. Kaiser. 2009. “ Does Production Labeling Stigmatize Conventional Milk ” American Journal of Agricultural Economics." 91(4):1097-1109.
Payne, C., K.D. Messer, and H.M. Kaiser. 2009. “ Which Consumers Are Most Responsive to Media Induced Food Scares?”Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 38(3): 295-310.
Messer, K.D., H.M. Kaiser and W.D. Schulze. 2008. “The Problem of Free Riding in Voluntary Generic Advertising: Parallelism and Possible Solutions from the Lab." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(2): 540–552.
Doyon, M., V. Simard, K. Messer, L.D. Tamini, and H.M. Kaiser. 2008. “ An Experimental Analysis of Modifications to the Centralized Milk Quota Exchange System in Quebec.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 56(1): 295-312. (Received 2008 Oustanding Journal Article Award, Canadian Agricultural Economic Society)
Messer, K.D., H. Zarghamee, H.M. Kaiser and W.D. Schulze. 2007. “ New Hope for the Voluntary Contribution Mechanism: The Effects of Framing and Context” Journal of Public Economics 91(9):1783-1799.
Messer, K.D., W.D. Schulze, K.F. Hackett, T. Cameron, and G. McClelland. 2006. “Can Stigma Explain Large Property Value Losses? The Psychology and Economics of Superfund. ” Environmental and Resource Economics 33(3): 299-324.
Messer, K.D. 2006. “The Conservation Benefits of Cost-Effective Land Acquisition: A Case Study in Maryland.” Journal of Environmental Management 79:305-315.
Messer, K.D., T.M. Schmit and H.M. Kaiser. 2005. “Optimal Institution Designs for Generic Advertising: An Experimental Analysis.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(4): 1046-1060.
Select Research Funding
National Science Foundation – funding support from the Decision, Risk & Management Sciences, Engineering, and Geosciences directorates, 2012-2013. “WSC Category 1 - Water Sustainability in Coastal Environments: Exploratory Research for an Integrated Study of the Effect of Anticipated Sea Level Rise on Contaminated Site Risk.” $135,000. J.M. Duke (PI), K.D. Messer, H. Michael and D. Sparks (co-PIs).
Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, 2012-2013. “Pricing and Marketing Risk Management Education for Honey Producers.” $35,000. D. Delaney and K. Messer (PIs), J. Fooks (Co-PI).
USDA Economic Research Service, 2011-2013. “Designing Choice Architecture to Cost-Effectively Reduce Agricultural Nutrient and Sediment Water Pollution in the Galveston Bay Watershed: A Framed Field Experiment.” $100,000. K.D. Messer and W.D. Allen (PIs), O. Amundsen (Co-PI).
National Science Foundation – funding support from EPSCoR, 2011-2012. “An Economics Analysis of the Visual Effects of Offshore Wind Projects” $54,676. K.D. Messer (PI), J. Duke, J. Johnson, and G. Parsons (co-PIs).
National Science Foundation – funding support from the Decision, Risk and Management Sciences and Hydrologic Sciences programs, 2010-2013. “Collaborative Research: An Experimental Economics Investigation of Groundwater Resource Dynamics.” K.D. Messer and J. Suter (PIs), H. Michael and J. Duke (co-PIs) ($369,483).
Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Economics, 2008-2009. “2009 NAREA Workshop: The Use of Experimental Methods in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics" ($60,624). K. Messer and J. Murphy (PIs).
Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2010. “Exploring Ways to Ensure the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Delaware's Conservation Efforts” ($10,000) K.D. Messer and J. Duke (PIs).
USDA Economic Research Service and the Farm Foundation, 2008-2009. “2009 NAREA Workshop: The Use of Experimental Methods in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics" $10,000. K. Messer and J. Murphy (PIs).
Maryland Center for Agro-Ecology, 2008-2011. “ Better Practices of Maryland Land Conservation” $58,450 W. Allen and K. Messer (PIs).
USDA Economic Research Service, 2007-2009. “ Applying Economic Experiments to Improve the Design and Implementation of Conservation Programs” $295,823 ID#58-6000-7-0089. K. Messer and M. Weinberg (PIs), J. Duke, D. Hellerstein, N. Higgins, B. Kirwan, L. Lynch, M. Roberts (Co-PIs).
National Science Foundation – fuding support from Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Program, 2006-2008. “The Economics and Psychology of Stigma: An Experimental Examination.” ID#0551289. $239,966. William Schulze (PI), K.D. Messer and Brian Wansink (co-PI).
National Science Foundation – funding suspport from the Economics Program and Decision, Risk and Management Sciences Program, 2004-2006. “An Experimental Economics Examination of Behavioral Anomalies, Group Decision Making, and the Provision of Public Goods.” $220,535. ID#0418450. W.D. Schulze (PI), K.D. Messer, G. Poe, and H.M. Kaiser (Co-PIs).