James Shortle

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Distinguished Professor, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education

Research Summary

Research focus is on the design of economic incentives for managing environmental externalities. A second interest is integrated assessment for environmental decision making. Applications address water resources, agri-environmental policy and climate change. Current research projects examine economic and policy design issues for nutrient pollution and stormwater management as well as integrated assessment models for climate change.

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Recent Publications

Addressing the spatial disconnect between national-scale total maximum daily loads and localized land management decisions

Amin, M. G. M., Veith, T. L., Shortle, J. S., Karsten, H. D. & Kleinman, P. J. A., May 1 2020, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 49, 3, p. 613-627 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Valuing water quality benefits from adopting best management practices: A spatial approach

Choi, D. S., Ready, R. C. & Shortle, J. S., May 1 2020, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 49, 3, p. 582-592 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Temporal inequality of nutrient and sediment transport: A decision-making framework for temporal targeting of load reduction goals

Preisendanz, H. E., Veith, T. L., Zhang, Q. & Shortle, J., Dec 18 2020, In: Environmental Research Letters. 16, 1, 014005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Shared discovery: A process to coproduce knowledge among scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders for solving nutrient pollution problems

Royer, M. B., Brooks, R. P., Shortle, J. S. & Yetter, S., May 1 2020, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 49, 3, p. 603-612 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Nutrient control in water bodies: A systems approach

Shortle, J. S., Mihelcic, J. R., Zhang, Q. & Arabi, M., May 1 2020, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 49, 3, p. 517-533 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Reflections on 40 Years of Applied Economics Research on Agriculture and Water Quality

Ribaudo, M. & Shortle, J., 2019, In: Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 48, 3, p. 519-530 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Advancing the sustainability of US agriculture through long-term research

Kleinman, P. J. A., Spiegal, S., Rigby, J. R., Goslee, S. C., Baker, J. M., Bestelmeyer, B. T., Boughton, R. K., Bryant, R. B., Cavigelli, M. A., Derner, J. D., Duncan, E. W., Goodrich, D. C., Huggins, D. R., King, K. W., Liebig, M. A., Locke, M. A., Mirsky, S. B., Moglen, G. E., Moorman, T. B., Pierson, F. B. & 9 others, Robertson, G. P., Sadler, E. J., Shortle, J. S., Steiner, J. L., Strickland, T. C., Swain, H. M., Tsegaye, T., Williams, M. R. & Walthall, C. L., Nov 1 2018, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 47, 6, p. 1412-1425 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Endogenous risk and point-nonpoint uncertainty trading ratios

Horan, R. D. & Shortle, J. S., Mar 2017, In: American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 99, 2, p. 427-446 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Protecting and Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems in Multiple Stressor Environments

Ranjan, R. & Shortle, J., Apr 1 2017, In: Water Economics and Policy. 3, 2, 1650011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review