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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

George Parsons

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Title Professor - School of Marine Science and Policy
Office 204 Robinson Hall


  • Ph.D. in economics, University of Wisconsin, 1985
  • A.B. in economics, Indiana University, 1975

Select Publications

  • Parsons, G. (2017). Travel cost models. In Champ, P., Boyle, K., and Brown, T. (Eds.) A Primer on Non-Market Valuation. Second Edition. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Parsons, G. & Myers, K. (2016) Fat tails and truncated bids in contingent valuation: an application to an endangered bird species. Ecological Economics, 129, 210-219.
  • Parsons, G., Hidrue, M., Kempton, W., & Gardner, M. (2014). Willingness to pay for vehicle- to-grid (V2G) electric vehicles and their contract terms. Energy Economics, 42, 313-324
  • Parsons, G., Chen, Z, Hidrue, M., Standing, N., & J. Lilley. (2013). Valuing beach width for recreational use combining revealed and stated preference data. Marine Resource Economics, 28(3), 221-241.
  • Hidrue, M., Parsons, G., Kempton, W., & Gardner, M. (2011). Willingness to pay for electric vehicles and their attributes. Resource and Energy Economics, 33, 686-705.
  • Krueger, A., Parsons, G., & Firestone, J. (2011). Valuing the visual dis-amenity of offshore wind projects at varying distances from the shore: an application to Delaware’s shoreline. Land Economics, 87(2), 268-283.

Awards & Honors

  • Past Associate Editor: Journal of Environmental Economics & Management, Marine Resource Economics
  • Grants: National Science Foundation, 2013-18; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 2012-16; and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2014-2016
  • Board of Directors, Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, 2016
  • Scientific Advisory Board, US Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Economics Committee, 2008–2014

Curriculum Vitae

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