Renata Rimsaite

Renata Rimsaite

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Contact Information

TitleWater Markets Program Manager
Faculty RankResearch Assistant Professor
Address812 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
  • office: 402-472-6718
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My Story

Renata Rimsaite joined the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in July 2019 as a post-doctoral research associate with a specialization in natural resource and environmental economics and a focus on water markets analysis. Renata has a joint appointment between the National Drought Mitigation Center and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute where she analyzes the role of incentive-based water management tools, including water markets, as a potential response to the impacts of drought and climate change. Renata's dissertation research centered on the efficiency of the western U.S. water markets, including the assessment of welfare gains from transferring water rights between different sectors of the economy and the analysis of water managing institutions. Prior to joining UNL, she also analyzed forest ecosystem management policies and worked with stakeholders in different extension and outreach projects as a postdoctoral scholar at the Pennsylvania State University.

Selected Publications

Rimsaite, R., Fisher-Vanden, K., Olmstead, S., Grogan, D. (2021). How well do U.S. western water markets convey economic information. Land Economics, 97(1). Online
Rimsaite, R., Gibson, J., Brozovic, N. 2021. Informing drought mitigation policy by estimating the value of water for crop production. Environmental Research Communications. 3, 041004.Online
Rimsaite, R., Kreye, M. 2021. Assessing the value extension adds to decision making among natural resource leaders. Journal of Extension. 59(1). Online



DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Doctorate of PhilosophyAgricultural, Environmental and Regional EconomicsPennsylvania State University2017
Bachelor of ScienceEconomicsFrostburg State Unviersity2011
Bachelor of ArtsLawMykolas Romeris University, Lithuania2007




SNR Program Areas

  • Applied Climate and Spatial Science


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 TitleDrought Information Services and Research for Ag across the US
Starting Date09/30/2020


Ending Date09/29/2021
Funding Level$800,000.00
Funding AgencyUS Deparment of Agriculture - OCE