Dr. Scott Lowe is an Associate Professor with the Department of Economics and the
Director of the Environmental Studies Program. In 2006, he earned his Ph.D. in
Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
His teaching activities have included instructing courses on “Environmental and Natural
Resource Economics” and “The Economics of Global Climate Change”. Dr. Lowe has published
in such journals as the Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, Cityscape, and the Journal
of Environmental Economics and Management. He has also served as a referee for Resource
and Energy Economics, Perspectives on Economic Education Research, Journal of
Environmental Economics and Management, and Water Management. Dr. Lowe recently presented
at the University of Idaho Water Resources Seminar, the American Water Resources
Association Meetings, and the American Economic History Association. 



Climate Change, Water Rights, and Water Supply: The Case of Irrigated Agriculture in Idaho (with Wenchao Xu and Richard M. Adams), Water Resources Research (2014)

We conduct a hedonic analysis to estimate the response of agricultural land use to water...



Electronic Textbooks: Antecedents of Students’ Adoption and Learning Outcomes (with Regis Terpend and Thomas F. Gattiker), Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education (2014)

Faculty and students are increasingly faced with the opportunity to use electronic versions of textbooks...



Long-Term Impacts of Major Water Storage Facilities on Agriculture and the Natural Environment: Evidence from Idaho (U.S.) (with Zeynep K. Hansen and Wenchao Xu), Ecological Economics (2014)

This paper investigates the long-term impacts of water storage infrastructure (dams) on agriculture and the...



An Analysis of Irrigated Agricultural Outcomes under the Prior Appropriation Doctrine: Hypotheses and Applications (with W. Xu and S. Zhang), Applied Economics (2014)

This article measures irrigated agricultural outcomes under the prior appropriation doctrine by developing a model...



The Determinants of Credit Allocations in a Market-Based Trading System: Evidence from the RECLAIM Program (with Antonio M. Bento and Emeric Henry), The Review of Regional Studies (2013)

This paper examines the determinants of emission credit allocations under the Regional Clean Air Incentives...


Contributions to Books


Climate Variability and Water Infrastructure: Historical Experience in the Western United States (with Zeynep K. Hansen and Gary D. Libecap), The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present (2011)

Greater historical perspective is needed to enlighten current debate about future human responses to higher...


The Economic Value of a Predator: Yellowstone Trout (with Joe Kerkvliet and Clifford Nowell), Greater Yellowstone Predators: Ecology and Conservation in a Changing Landscape (1995)



Measuring the Effects of Environmental Regulations: The Critical Importance of a Spatially Disaggregated Analysis (with Maximilian Auffhammer and Antonio M. Bento), Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UCB (2007)

We examine the effects of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) on ambient concentrations...



ARE Update Volume 8, Number 5 (with Hoy Carman, Olga Senise Barrio, Maximilian Auffhammer, Antonio Bento, Sandra Gonzalez , Rachael E. Goodhue, Peter Berck, and Richard E. Howitt), Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics (2005)

Olive Oil: A 'Rediscovered' California Crop.

Forming Coalitions for Cleaner Air?

George Judge Turns 80.