John M. Halstead, Ph.D.

John M. Halstead, Ph.D.

Interim Academic Director of the Thompson School of Applied Science, Program Coordinator for Environmental and Resource Economics, Professor


  • Economic Factors Affecting Siting of Solid Waste Facilities
  • Economic Analysis of Alternative Waste Management Systems
  • Valuation of Public Goods
  • Infrastructure Investment and Rural Economic Development


  • 1989 Ph.D. Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • 1981 M.S. Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts
  • 1976 B.A. Economics, University of Notre Dame

Teaching Responsibilities

  • NR 400: Professional Perspectives in Natural Resources
  • RAM/RECO 911: Natural and Environmental Resource Management

Selected Publications

Socioeconomic Impact Management: Design and Implementation (Westview Press) 1984.

"Efficiency in the Production of Rural Road Services: The Case of New England Towns." Land Economics. 1994.

"Economic, Social, and Health Considerations in Land Application of Biosolids", in I. Farquhar and A. Sorkin, Research in Human Capital and Development. 1998.

"Economic Insights into the Siting Problem: An Application of the Expected Utility Model." 1999. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

"Electricity Deregulation and Valuation of Visibility in Wilderness Areas." Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy. 2004.

"An Analysis of the Effects of Lake Water Clarity on New Hampshire Lakefront Properties." Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 2002.

Professional Presentations and Honors

  • President of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association

Selected Service Activities

  • Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
John Halstead
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