Dr. Siân Mooney came to Boise State University as a member of the Department of Economics faculty in 2006. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Oregon State University, a MSc from the University of Manitoba, and a BSc from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Dr. Mooney's research interests include examining the design of economic incentives, policies and contracts to support the emerging trade in greenhouse gas credits, drought management, environmental impacts of releasing new technologies, and incentives for endangered species protection. She is the BSU lead on a recent $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation that considers climate and water interactions within Idaho.
Spatiotemporal Analysis of Prior Appropriations Water Calls (with Levan Elbakidze, Xiaozhe Shen, and Garth Taylor), Water Resources Research (2012)
A spatiotemporal model is developed to examine prior appropriations–based water curtailment in Idaho’s Snake River...
Comparisons of Carbon Pools and Economic Profitability for Managed Ponderosa Pine Stands in Wyoming, USA (with A. Chatterjee and G. F. Vance), Journal of Forestry Research (2010)
A forest carbon (C) sequestration project was conducted to evaluate the economic incentives that would...
A Multi-Period Analysis of Two Common Livestock Management Strategies Given Fluctuating Precipitation and Variable Prices (with John P. Ritten, W. Marshall Frasier, Christopher T. Bastian, Steven I. Paisley, and Michael A. Smith), Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (2010)
Many areas of the US recently endured a severe drought and management strategies to cope...
Range Livestock Strategies Given Extended Drought and Different Price Cycles (with Christopher T. Bastian, Padmaja Ponnamaneni, John P. Ritten, W. Marshall Frasier, Steven I. Paisley, Michael A. Smith, and Wendy J. Umberger), Journal of the ASFMRA (American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers) (2009)
Portions of the U.S. have recently or are currently experiencing extended periods of drought. Producers...
What is the Carbon Market: Is There a Final Answer? (with Jeffery R. Williams and Jeffrey M. Peterson), Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (2009)
The potential for sequestering carbon in agricultural and forestry sinks to generate carbon credits has...
Contributions to Books
Private and Public Values of Soil Carbon Management (with Jeffery Williams), Soil Carbon Management: Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits (2007)
Soil Carbon Management: Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits (with John M. Kimble, Charles W. Rice, Debbie Reed, Ronald F. Follett, and Rattan Lal), Soil Carbon Management: Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits (2007)
Designing Efficient Policies for Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration (with J. M. Antle), Agriculture Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil (2002)
Quantifying Scientific Risk Communications of Agrobiotechnology (with L. A. Marks and N. Kalaitzandonakes), Market Development for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (2002)
Progress in Economics and Policy Research (EPSCoR), 10th Annual Climate and Water Workshop, Idaho Climate and Water Meeting, 2011 Water Year, Idaho Department of Water Resources (2010)