Glenn SchaibleAgricultural Economist
Glenn Schaible is an Agricultural Economist in the Conservation and Environment Branch, Resource and Rural Economics Division, with research specialties in water resource economics, producer conservation technology, and management practice decisions.
Since joining ERS in 1985, Glenn's research program has focused on the economics of water conservation policy, irrigated agriculture, factors influencing producer irrigation technology and water management decisions, and behavioral differences in conservation practice adoption between conservation program participants and non-participants.
Glenn served two terms as Chairman of the Regional Research Committee on Western Water (W190 and W1190), and is presently the ERS Representative on the W3190. He completed a special assignment to USDA's Farm Service Agency (6/5/95 to 2/29/97) as principal advisor on economic analyses for two Endangered Species Act Biological Evaluations for USDA's Edwards Aquifer Project, as well as providing pretrial, written, and direct trial testimony in the associated legal suit Sierra Club vs. USDA in U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas.
Glenn served as Project Leader in revising/updating USDA's Farm & Ranch Irrigation Survey, as well as the irrigation sections of ERS's primary data survey, the Agricultural Resource Management Survey. Working jointly with an ERS Team, Glenn summarized economic research addressing western water-policy issues for the Presidential Commission: Western Water Policy Review Advisory Commission in 1997.
Glenn helped develop and managed two ERS-sponsored (but RMA-funded) two-year cooperative agreements (with UNL and CSU) evaluating the risks and economic impacts of Federal decisions restricting water supplies to irrigated agriculture. Recent research with ERS colleagues includes examining the economics of invasive species management issues.
Research Technologist. Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, August, 1979 to April, 1985. (Full-time staff research position while completing Ph.D. program.)
Socioeconomic Resource Coordinator/Analyst. North Dakota Legislative Council, Regional Environmental Assessment Program, Bismarck, ND, June 1977 to June 1979.
Research Associate/Analyst. Economics Department, University of North Dakota and the North Dakota State Tax Department, May 1976 to June 1977. Graduate Teaching Assistant. Economics Department, University of North Dakota, August 1973 to May 1976.
Glenn received a Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Economics from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Glenn is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Western Agricultural Economics Association, and the Southern and Northeast Agricultural Economics Associations.
Selected Journal Papers
Schaible, G.D., A.K. Mishra, D.M. Lambert, and G. Panterov. 2015. "Factors Influencing Environmental Stewardship in U.S. Agriculture: Conservation Program Participants vs. Non-Participants," Land Use Policy 46:125-141.
Schaible, G.D., C.S. Kim, and M.P. Aillery. 2010. "Dynamic Adjustment of Irrigation Technology/Water Management in Western U.S. Agriculture: Toward a Sustainable Future," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 58(4):433-461.
Kim, C.S., G.D. Schaible, J. Lewandrowski, and U. Vasavada. 2010. "Managing Invasive Species in the Presence of Endogenous Technological Change with Uncertainty," Risk Analysis 30(2):250-260. [Received the "Best Journal Article Award" for Risk Analysis for 2010.]
Kim, C.S., D. Lee, G.D. Schaible, and U. Vasavada. 2007. "Multiregional Invasive Species Management: Theory and an Application to Florida's Exotic Plants," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 39(s1):111-124, special issue.
Lambert, D., G.D. Schaible, R. Johansson, and U. Vasavada. 2007. "The Value of Integrated CEAP-ARMS Survey Data in Conservation Program Analysis," Journal of Soil & Water Conservation 62(1):1-10, January.
Kim, C.S., G. Schluter, G.D. Schaible, A. Mishra, and C. Hallahan. 2005. "A Decomposed Negative Binomial Model of Structural Change: A Theoretical and Empirical Application to U.S. Agriculture," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 53(2-3):161-176.
Schaible, G.D. 2004. "Irrigation, Water Conservation, and Farm Size in the Western United States," Amber Waves 2(3):8, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.
Schaible, G.D., and M.P. Aillery. 2003. "Irrigation Technology Transitions in the Mid-Plains States: Implications for Water Conservation/Water Quality Goals and Institutional Changes," International Journal of Water Resources Development 19(1):67-88.
Schaible, G.D. 2000. "Economic and Conservation Tradeoffs of Regulatory vs. Incentive-based Water Policy in the Pacific Northwest," International Journal of Water Resources Development 16(2):221-238.
Kim, C.S., and G.D. Schaible. 2000. "Economic Benefits Resulting from Irrigation Water Use: Theory and an Application to Groundwater Use," Environmental and Resource Economics 17(1):73-87.
Kim, C.S., G.D. Schaible, and S.G. Daberkow. 2000. "An Efficient Cost-Sharing Program to Reduce Nonpoint Source Pollution: Theory and an Application to Groundwater Contamination," Environmental Geology 39(6):649-659, April.
Schaible, G.D., B.A. McCarl, and R.D. Lacewell. 1999. "The Edwards Aquifer Water Resource Conflict: USDA Farm Program Resource-Use Incentives?" Water Resources Research 35(10):3171-3183, October.
Aillery, M., M. Moore, M. Weinberg, G.D. Schaible, and N. Gollehon. 1999. "Salmon Recovery in the Columbia River Basin: Analysis of Measures Affecting Agriculture," Journal of Marine Resource Economics 14(1):15-40, Spring. [Economic analysis of mitigation strategies was provided by G.D. Schaible using the model presented in Schaible, AJAE, 1997.]
Schaible, G.D. 1997. "Water Conservation Policy Analysis: An Interregional, Multi-Output, Primal-Dual Optimization Approach," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 79 (1):163-177, February.
Schaible, G.D., C.S. Kim, and N.K. Whittlesey. 1991. "Water Conservation Potential from Irrigation Technology Transitions in the Pacific Northwest," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics 16(2):194-206, December.
Kim, C.S., G.D. Schaible, and E. Segarra. 1990. "The Deterministic Equivalents of Chance-Constrained Programming," Journal of Agricultural Economic Research 42(2):30-38, Spring.
Ribaudo, M.O., S. Piper, G.D. Schaible, L. Langner, and D. Colacicco. 1989. "CRP: What Economic Benefits?" Journal of Soil & Water Conservation 44(5):421-24, September/October.
Kim, C.S., and G.D. Schaible. 1988. "Estimation of Transition Probabilities Using Median Absolute Deviations," Journal of Agricultural Economics Research 40(4):12-19, Fall.
Supalla, R.J., F.C. Lamphear, and G.D. Schaible. 1986. "Economic Implications of Diminishing Groundwater Supplies in the High Plains Region," Regional Science Perspectives 16(1):86-99.
Supalla, R.J., G.D. Schaible, J.A. Larson, A. Leholm, D. Jewell, and F.C. Lamphear. 1982. "Evaluation of Water Management Alternatives: The Nebraska High Plains Study," Southwestern Review of Management and Economics 2:65-86, Spring.
Henry, M.S., A. Leholm, G.D. Schaible, and J. Haskins. 1980. "A Semi-Survey Approach to Building Regional Input-Output Models: An Application to Western North Dakota," North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics 2(1):17-24, January.
Schaible, G.D., and M.P. Aillery. 2016. "Challenges for US Irrigated Agriculture in the Face of Emerging Demands and Climate Change," in Competition for Water Resources: Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe, J.R. Ziolkowska, and J.M. Peterson, eds., chapter 2.1.1, pp. 44-79. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Publishing.
Gollehon, N.R. M.R. Moore, M.P. Aillery, M.S. Kramer, and G.D. Schaible. 1992. "Modeling Western Irrigated Agriculture and Water Policy: Climate Change Considerations," in Global Change: Economic Issues in Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources, J. Reilly, and M. Anderson, eds., pp. 148-167. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
Published Reports/Technical Bulletins
Schaible, G.D., and M.P. Aillery. 2012. "U.S. Irrigated Agriculture: Water Management and Conservation," Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2012 Edition, EIB-98, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, August.
Schaible, G.D., and M.P. Aillery. 2006. "Irrigation Water Management," Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2006 Edition, EIB-16, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July.
U.S. Department of Agriculture [G.D. Schaible, Contributing Author (among many)]. 1997. Biological Evaluation of USDA Conservation and Commodity Programs under the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996: On the Edwards Aquifer Threatened and Endangered Aquatic Species. Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington DC, April.
U.S. Department of Agriculture [G.D. Schaible, Contributing Author (among many)]. 1996. Biological Evaluation of USDA Farmer Assistance and Rural Development Programs: Implemented in Bexar, Medina, and Uvalde Counties, Texas, on Edwards Aquifer Threatened and Endangered Aquatic Species. Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington DC, Revised March.
Lacewell, R.D., and G.D. Schaible. 1997. "Implications of the 1996 Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act on Agricultural Irrigation from the Edwards Aquifer," in Biological Evaluation of USDA Conservation and Commodity Programs under the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 on the Edwards Aquifer Threatened and Endangered Aquatic Species, U.S. Department of Agriculture, April.
Schaible, G.D. 1996. "Summary/Interpretation: Three County Irrigation Survey of Irrigators in the Edwards Aquifer Area," in Biological Evaluation of USDA Farmer Assistance and Rural Development Programs Implemented In Bexar, Medina, and Uvalde Counties, Texas on Edwards Aquifer Threatened and Endangered Aquatic Species. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Revised March.
Schaible, G.D., N.R. Gollehon, M.S. Kramer, M.P. Aillery, and M.R. Moore. 1995. Economic Analysis of Selected Water Policy Options for the Pacific Northwest, AER-720, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.
Aillery, M.P., P. Bertels, J.C. Cooper, M.R. Moore, S.J. Vogel, and M. Weinberg (Contributors: G.D. Schaible, and N.R. Gollehon). 1996. Salmon Recovery in the Pacific Northwest: Agricultural and Other Economic Effects, AER-727, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February. [Economic analysis of mitigation strategies for this research was provided by G.D. Schaible using the model presented in Schaible, AJAE.]
Aillery, M.P., P. Bertels, J.C. Cooper, M.R. Moore, S.J. Vogel, and M. Weinberg (Contributors: G.D. Schaible, and N.R. Gollehon). 1994. Salmon Recovery in the Pacific Northwest: A Summary of Agricultural and Other Economic Effects, AIB-699, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.
Schaible, G.D. 1990. "Groundwater Savings," The Conservation Reserve Program: An Economic Assessment, AER-626, C.E. Young, and C.T. Osborn, eds. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.
Ribaudo, M.O., D. Colacicco, L. Langner, S. Piper, and G.D. Schaible. 1990. Natural Resources and Users Benefit from the Conservation Reserve Program, AER-627, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, January.
Schaible, G.D. 1989. Irrigated Acreage in the Conservation Reserve Program, AER-610, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July.
Schaible, G.D. (Co-Author). 1981. Summary of the Nebraska Research for the Six-State High Plains Ogallala Aquifer Study, Natural Resources Commission, Lincoln, NE, December.
Selected Website Products
G.D. Schaible (Project Leader), Dayton Lambert, Stela Stefanova, and David Banker. CEAP-ARMS Data Product, an internal ERS agencywide research usable set of integrated Phase 2, NRI, and Phase 3 data files for the 2004 CEAP-ARMS (for wheat) data and the 2005 CEAP-ARMS (for corn) data, with extensive data documentation for both CEAP-ARMS years.
G.D. Schaible (Editor). Agricultural Risks in a Water-Short World: Producer Adaptation and Policy Directions. A Workshop Summary for an Economic Research Service/Farm Foundation workshop, May 24-25, 2004, Economic Research Service, USDA, Washington, DC.
G.D. Schaible, C.S. Kim, and Stan G. Daberkow. Cost-Sharing of Improved Irrigation Technologies to Reduce Nonpoint-Source Pollution. An Electronic Note on the World Bank website for the WRM Group on Economic Incentives, June 11, 2003.
NASS/ERS ARMS/FRIS Integration Team [G.D. Schaible, and N. Gollehon (ERS), and H. Hill, and R. Alberts (NASS)]. 2003 Farm & Ranch Irrigation Survey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service (November 15, 2003). [The survey, published by NASS-USDA, was mailed to producers on 1/12/04.]
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