Kelly L. Cullen, Ph.D.

Kelly L. Cullen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Areas of Research Interest

I am trained in Non-market Economics, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Economic Impact Analysis. Areas of interest include Public Lands and Recreation, Fish and Wildlife (especially endangered species), Real Estate, and the Local Food movement.


  • 1999 Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University
  • 1996 M.S. Agricultural and Resource Economics, West Virginia University
  • 1992 B.A. Economics Ithaca College

Teaching Responsibilities

  • CEP 672: Fundamentals of Real Estate
  • EREC 535: Being a Locavore
  • EREC 572: Natural Resource Economics
  • EREC 606: Land Economics
  • EREC 708: Environmental Economics

Selected Publications

Bond, C.A., K. Giraud Cullen, and D. Larson (2009). “Payment Schedules, Discount Rates, and Valuation of Public Goods.” Ecological Economics 68(11): 2751-2759.

French, Charles, Kelly Giraud, Sally Ward (2008). "Building Wealth through Ownership: Resident-Owned Manufactured Housing Communities in New Hampshire". Journal of Extension: April 2008.

Book Chapter: Johnston, R. and K. Giraud (2007). “Public Input In Rural Land Preservation: Modeling Preference Asymmetries In Stated Preference Data”, chapter in W. Laby’s Fetzschrift, West Virginia University Press.

Ward, Sally; French, Charles and Kelly Giraud (2006). "Resident-Owned Manufactured Home Communities in New Hampshire". National Association of Housing Cooperatives. 2006 Annual Issue.

Ward, S., K. Giraud and C. French (2006). “The Effect of Cooperative Ownership on Appreciation of Manufactured Housing”. Cooperative Housing Journal: 2005/2006 Combined Issue.

Giraud, K, C. Bond, J. Kelling-Bond (2005). "Consumer Preferences for Locally Made Specialty Food Products Across Northern New England". Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 34(2):204-216.

Poe, G., K. Giraud and J. Loomis (2005). “Computational Methods for Measuring the Difference of Empirical Distributions”. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 87(2): 353-365.

Giraud, K, B. Turcin (2004). “Motivations in Willingness to Pay Estimates across Geographically Embedded Samples”. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy: 7(1): 57-72.

Giraud, Kelly, Branka Turcin, John Loomis and Joseph Cooper (2002). “Economic Benefit of the Protection Program for the Steller Sea Lion”. Marine Policy 26(6):451-458.

Giraud, Kelly and Mark Herrmann (2002). "Classroom Games: The Allocation of Renewable Resources Under Different Property Rights and Regulation Schemes". Journal of Economic Education, 33(3):236-53.

Herrmann, M., L. Milner, K. Giraud, M. Skogen Baker, R. Hiser (2002). “German Participation in Alaska Sport Fisheries in 1998”. Alaska Fishery Research Bulletin, 9(1):27–43.

Milner, L. , M. Herrmann, K. Giraud, M. Skogen Baker, R. Hiser (2002) “International Sport Fishing: The Case of the German Angler in Alaska”. Tourism Analysis, 7(4).

Giraud, Kelly, John Loomis and Joseph Cooper (2001). "A Comparison of Willingness to Pay Estimation Techniques From Referendum Questions: Application to Endangered Fish". Environmental and Resource Economics, 20(4):331-346.

Giraud, Kelly and Mark Herrmann (2001). "An Investigation Into Travel Cost Metrics". Northwest Journal of Business and Economics, 2001 Edition:81-91.

Giraud, Kelly (2001). "Demand Analysis and Visitor Preferences for the Chena River Recreation Area, Alaska". Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 19(2):98-112.

Giraud, Kelly, John Loomis and Richard Johnson (1999). “Internal and External Scope in

Willingness to Pay Estimates for Threatened and Endangered Wildlife" Journal of Environmental Management, 56(3):221-229.

Giraud, Kelly, John Loomis and Richard Johnson (1999). “Two Valuation Questions in One Survey: Is it a Recipe for Sequencing and Instrument Context Effects?” Applied Economics, 31:957-964.

Selected Service Activities

  • President: USDA Multi-State Project: "Benefits and Costs of Resource Natural Resource Policies Affecting Public and Private Land" 2007/2008
  • Commission to Study Production and Distribution of Biodiesel Fuel in New Hampshire (NH Statutory Study Commission), 2007
  • Board of Trustees: Cocheco Valley Humane Society 2006-2009
  • Board of Directors: New Hampshire Made, Inc. 2001-2006
  • 2003/2004 Outstanding Advisor of the Year, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, UNH
  • Technical Steering Committee: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development 2002-2010
  • Selected Poster Topic Leader, Natural Resource Economics: American Agricultural Economics Association 2001 Annual Meeting
  • Executive Committee: Western Agricultural Economics Association 1999 – 2001
Kelly Cullen
James Hall, Room 262
Durham, NH 03824