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|Title||Environmental and Resource Economist|
307A Filley Hall
1625 Arbor Drive
Hi, I'm Karina Schoengold, associate 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 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 research projects have included 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.
|Sun, S., Sesmero, J., Schoengold, K. 2016. Estimating Production Inefficiency of Alternative Cost-Sharing Arrangements: a case study in groundwater pumping decisions. Agricultural Economics. 47:117-127. Online|
- BS - University of Wisconsin, Mathematics and Economics (1998)
- MS - University of California-Berkeley, Agricultural and Resource Economics (2001)
- PhD - University of California-Berkeley, Agricultural and Resource Economics (2005)
- Environmental Science
- 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)|
|Funding Source||US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey|
|Undergraduate Majors||Bachelor of Science in
Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in
Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in
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|NRES 323||Natural Resources Policy||X||X||n/a|