Agricultural and Resource Economics
Fields of Expertise
Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Groundwater, Natural Disasters: Flood, Fire, and Drought, Water Management and Planning
Areas of Interest
Relationship between natural resources, climate change, and economic development
Dr. Dale Manning’s research uses econometrics and optimization tools to understand the use and value of natural resources, including water, land, fish, firewood, and other energy resources. Dr. Manning is particularly interested in the relationship between natural resources, climate change, and economic development, considering the economic linkages that tie resource value into broader, local economies. Dr. Manning has worked on issues related to groundwater management, surface water allocation, and adaptation to drought and climate change.