Karina Schoengold

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Title Environmental and Resource Economist
Address 317a Filley Hall
1625 Arbor Drive
Lincoln NE
68583-0922
Phone 402-472-2304
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail kschoengold2@unl.edu
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Hi, I'm Karina Schoengold, assistant professor of natural resources and environmental economics with a joint appointment in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the School of Natural Resources. I am also affiliated with the UNL Water Center, and I have been at UNL since August of 2005. My main interests are environmental and natural resources economics, water resource economics, natural resource pricing, technology adoption, irrigation technology options and agricultural economics.

My current research projects include water pricing, climate risks, and technology choices. Using data from the Great Plains states, I am examining how recent weather events (e.g., floods and droughts) affect the adoption of conservation tillage practices. I plan to incorporate the measurement of the impact of government programs like disaster payments, subsidized crop insurance and conservation programs like EQIP into the analysis. I'm also investigating groundwater extraction in Mexico. Pursued jointly with the InterAmerican Development Bank, the University of California, and the Instituto Nacional de Ecologia (INE) in Mexico City, this research examines the relationship between the price of electricity and groundwater consumption, irrigation technology and crop choice.

I'm also researching equity considerations in water pricing. This research considers various ways of pricing water (or other natural resources), such as average cost, marginal cost and block-rate pricing. When users of that resource have a mix of economic characteristics and their demand for that resource is variable, there are tradeoffs between equity and economic efficiency in the resource allocation.

Selected Publications

“Water Resource Management and the Poor” (with Petra Hellegers and David Zilberman) (2008), Economics Of Poverty, Environment And Natural-Resource Use, eds. Rob B. Dellink and Arjan Ruijs, Springer Publishing.
The Economics of Water, Irrigation and Development (with David Zilberman), Handbook of Agricultural Economics: vol. 3, ed. Robert Evenson, Elsevier Science Publishers (2007).
Schoengold, K., D. L. Sunding, and G. Moreno (2006), “Price elasticity reconsidered: Panel estimation of an agricultural water demand function,” Water Resources Research, 42, W09411, doi:10.1029/2005WR004096.
Natural Resource Pricing, Allocation and Capital Investment, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley (2005).
The Use of Pricing and Markets for Water Allocation (with David Zilberman), Canadian Water Resources Journal 30(1): 47-54, 2005.

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Wisconsin, Mathmatics and Economics (1998)
  • MS - University of California-Berkley, Agricultural and Resource Economics (2001)
  • PhD - University of California-Berkley, Agricultural and Resource Economics (2005)

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Expertise

  • Water - Economics
  • Water - Policy

Areas of Interest (Keyword)

  • Conservation - Human Behavior
  • Humans and the Environment - Conservation
  • Humans and the Environment - Water
  • Water - Economics
  • Water - Human Dimensions
  • Water - Policy

Other Areas of Interest

Environmental and natural resource economics, water resource economics, water pricing, irrigation technology choice

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Nebraska Water Resource 104B 2012 (additional funding)
Starting Date 2/28/2012
Principal Investigators
Irmak, Suat
Co-PIs
Admiraal, David
Karina Schoengold
Ress, Steven
Ending Date 2/28/2013
Funding Level $92,335.00
Funding Source US Geological Survey

 

Undergraduate Majors Bachelor of Science in
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Economics
Graduate Program(s) Master of Science with a Specialization in
  • Human Dimensions
Doctor of Philosophy with a Specialization in
  • Human Dimensions

Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 323 Natural Resources Policy X X n/a