Faculty - Dominic Parker
Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics
||413 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch StMadison, WI 53706-1513
||Environmental and resource economics; property rights and legal institutions; resource booms; economics of law and development
||Mondays & Wednesdays, 1-3:00pm
My research examines how government policies and institutions affect natural resource use and economic development. The questions include: Can the assignment of property rights to groups (rather than to individuals) reduce wasteful dissipation of natural resource rents? How do legal institutions affect access to credit and growth? What are the unintended consequences of international efforts to regulate conflict minerals emanating from Africa? How does tax policy influence land use and conservation? Why do some places apparently suffer from a "natural resource curse"?
Recent Papers & Publications
- Parker, Dominic P. and Bryan Vadheim. 2017. "Resource Cursed or Policy Cursed? US Regulation of Conflict Minerals and Violence in the Congo" Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 4(11):1-49
- Anderson, Terry L. and Dominic P. Parker. "Lessons in Fiscal Federalism from American Indian Nations." in Jonathan Klick, ed. The Law and Economics of Federalism. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, pp.55-90.
- Parker, Dominic P., Jeremy Foltz and David Elsea. 2016. "Unintended Consequences of Sanctions for Human Rights: Conflict Minerals and Infant Mortality" Journal of Law and Economics 59(4):731-774
- Frye, Dustin and Dominic P. Parker. "Paternalism versus Sovereignty: The Long Run Economic Effects of the Indian Reorganization Act." in T.L. Anderson, ed. Unlocking the Wealth of Indian Nations. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2016, pp.224-244.
- Jacobsen, Grant D. and Dominic P. Parker. 2016. "The Economic Aftermath of Resource Booms: Evidence from Boomtowns in the American West" The Economic Journal 126(593):1092-1128
- Grainger, Corbett and Dominic P. Parker. 2013. "The Political Economy of Fishery Reform" Annual Review of Resource Economics 5(1):369-386
- Deacon, Robert T., Dominic P. Parker and Christopher Costello. 2013. "Reforming Fisheries: Lessons from a Self-Selected Cooperative" Journal of Law and Economics 56(February):83-125
- Anderson, Terry L. and Dominic P. Parker. 2013. "Transaction Costs and Environmental Markets: The Role of Entrepreneurs" Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 7(2):259-275
- Parker, Dominic P. and Walter N. Thurman. 2011. "Crowding Out Open Space: The Effects of Federal Land Programs on Private Land Trust Conservation" Land Economics 87(2):202-222
- Deacon, Robert T. and Dominic P. Parker. 2009. "Encumbering Harvest Rights to Protect Marine Environments: A Model of Marine Conservation Easements" Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53(1):37-58
- Anderson, Terry L. and Dominic P. Parker. 2008. "Sovereignty, Credible Committments, and Economic Prosperity on American Indian Reservations" Journal of Law and Economics 51(November):641-666
- Parker, Dominic. 2004. "Land Trusts and the Choice to Conserve Land with Conservation Easements or Full Ownership" Natural Resources Journal 44(2):483-518
- Parker, Dominic P. "The Effects of Legal Institutions on Access to Credit: Evidence from American Indian Reservations" revisions requested, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.
- Leonard, Bryan and Dominic P. Parker. "Creating Anticommons: Historical Land Privatization and Modern Natural Resource Use" Under review.
Last updated on Mon, Feb 27, 2017 2:15pm