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Roger Claassen

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Agricultural Economist
202-694-5473
Email: claassen@ers.usda.gov


Briefly:

Roger Claassen is a Senior Agricultural Economist in the Conservation and Environmental Branch in the Resource and Rural Economics Division.



Background:

Specializing in conservation and environmental policy issues, Roger's research agenda has included work on wetland policy issues, the effectiveness of conservation compliance and other environmental compliance requirements, cost-effective design of voluntary payment programs for conservation, and additionality in agricultural conservation programs. Current research includes work on conservation compliance incentives in the 2014 Farm Act, the role of crop insurance in agricultural land use decisions, and farmer transaction costs in conservation program applications.  



Education:

Roger holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. in Agronomy at Kansas State University. 



Selected Publications:

Claassen, R. 2007. "Buying Environmental Services: Effective Use of Economic Tools," in Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Environmental Quality, M. Schnepf and C. Cox, eds. Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society.

Claassen, R. "Emphasis Shifts in U.S. Conservation Policy," Amber Waves (special issue for the 2008 Farm Act), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May 2007.

Lambert, D., P. Sullivan, R. Claassen, and L. Foreman. 2006. Conservation Compatible Practices and Programs: Who Participates?, ERR-14, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Lubowski, R., S. Bucholtz, R. Claassen, M. Roberts, J. Cooper, A. Gueorguieva, and R. Johansson. 2006. Environmental Effects of Agricultural Land-Use Change: The Role of Economics and Policy, ERR-25, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Aillery, A., C. Barnard, R. Claassen, D. Gadsby, D. Hellerstein, R. Johansson, C. Nickerson, and M. Ribaudo. 2006. Conservation and Environmental Polices: AREI, 2006 Edition, EIB-16, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, pp. 168-222.

Weinberg, M., and R. Claassen. 2006. Rewarding Farm Practices versus Environmental Performance, EB-5, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Claassen, R., and M. Morehart. 2006. Greening Income Support and Supporting Green, EB-1, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Cattaneo, A., R. Claassen, R. Johansson, and M. Weinberg. 2005. Flexible Conservation Measures on Working Land: What Challenges Lie Ahead?, ERR-5, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Claassen, R. "Have Conservation Compliance Incentives Reduced Soil Erosion?," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June 2004.

Claassen, R., V. Breneman, S. Bucholtz, A. Cattaneo, R. Johansson, and M. Morehart. 2004. Environmental Compliance in Agricultural Policy: Past Performance and Future Potential, AER-832, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Claassen, R., and R. Horan. 2001. "Uniform and Non-Uniform Second-Best Input Taxes: the Significance of Market Price Effects on Efficiency and Equity," Environmental and Resource Economics (19):1-22.

Claassen, R., L. Hansen, M. Peters, V. Breneman, M. Weinberg, and others. 2001. Agri-Environmental Policy at the Crossroads: Guideposts on a Changing Landscape, AER-794, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Claassen, R., and A. Tegene. 1999. "Agricultural Land Use: A Discrete Choice Approach," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (28):26-36.

Claassen, R., R. Heimlich, R. House, and K. Wiebe. 1998. "Estimating the Effects of Relaxing Agricultural Land Use Restrictions: Wetland Delineation in the Swampbuster Program," Review of Agricultural Economics (20):390-405.

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