Lori Lynch

Senior Economist
202-694-5451
lori.lynch@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

Lori Lynch is a Senior Economist in the Conservation and Environment branch. Lori is also a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland. Her current research focuses on policy effectiveness for conservation and land protection. Recent work has incorporated experimental economics into policy design analysis.

Education

Lori received a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996, a MS in Agricultural Economics and BS in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.

Professional Affiliations

Lori is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Agricultural Economics Association, North East Agricultural and Resource Economics Association and the Society of Soil and Water Conservation. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.

Selected Publications

Fooks, J., N. Higgins, K. Messer, J. Duke, D. Hellerstein, and L. Lynch. 2014. “Conserving Spatially Explicit Benefits in Ecosystem Service Markets: Lab and Artefactual Field Tests of Network Bonuses and Spatial Targeting,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, in press.

Schilling, B., J. Esseks, J. Duke, P. Gottlieb, and L. Lynch. 2015. “The Future of Preserved Farmland: Ownership Succession in Three Mid-Atlantic States,” Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 5(2):129–153.

Gottlieb, P., B. Schilling, K. Sullivan, J. Esseks, L. Lynch, and J. Duke. 2015. “Are preserved farms actively engaged in agriculture and conservation?” Land Use Policy 45:103–116, May. 

Messer, K., J. Duke, and L. Lynch. 2014. “Applying Experiments to Land Economics: Public Information and Auction Efficiency in Ecosystem Service Markets,” in Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, J. Duke, and J. Wu, eds. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Towe, C., R. Lewis, and L. Lynch. 2014. “Using Quasi-experimental Methods to Evaluate Land Policies: Application to Maryland’s Priority Funding Legislation,” in Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, J. Duke, and J. Wu, eds. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Ferris, J., and L. Lynch. 2014. “Land Conservation in the United States,” in Oxford Handbook of Land Economics, J. Duke, and J. Wu, eds. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Liu, Xiangping, and L. Lynch. 2011. “Do Zoning Regulations Rob Rural Landowners’ Equity?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(1):1-25.

Liu, Xiangping, and L. Lynch. 2011. “Do Agricultural Land Preservation Programs Reduce Farmland Loss? Evidence from a Propensity Score Matching Estimator,” Land Economics 87(2):183-201.

Lynch, L. 2009. “Land Preservation Programs Achieve High Levels of Efficiency,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(5):1368-1374.

Horowitz, J., L. Lynch, and A. Stocking. 2009. “Competition-Based Environmental Policy: An Analysis of Farmland Preservation in Maryland,” Land Economics 85(4):555-575.

Recent Reports and Fact Sheets

Goeringer, P., and L. Lynch. 2014. Crop Insurance Eligibility and Maryland’s Cover Crop Program in Maryland, Factsheet, University of Maryland, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, March.

Lynch, L., and P. Goeringer. 2014. Taxes and Land Preservation: Computing the Capital Gains Tax, Factsheet 780, University of Maryland, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, December.

Goeringer, P., and L. Lynch. 2014. Changes for Organic Crop Insurance, University of Maryland, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy, February.

Goeringer, P., and L. Lynch. 2013. Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law, University of Maryland, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy.

Goeringer, P., and L. Lynch. 2012 & 2013. Trend-Adjusted Yield Option Introduced for Crop Insurance, Factsheet 970, University of Maryland, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy.

Lynch, L., W. Musser, and P. Goeringer. 2013. Estate Planning for Farm Families, Factsheet, University of Maryland, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy.

Lynch, L., and P. Goeringer. 2013. Estate Planning and Conservation Easements, Factsheet, University of Maryland, Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy.