Kimberly Rollins


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Associate Professor

Department of Center for Resource Economics
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 25
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 784-1677
Fax: 784-1342

Email: krollins@unr.edu
Building: Ansari Business,  Office 407
Personal Web: http://www.unr.edu/business/research-and-outreach/core/esnr
 
 
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EDUCATION

B.A. (Zoology) University of Maine, Orono Maine, 1981
Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics) University of Wisconsin, 1990

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

My research and teaching interests are in the area of Natural Resources and Environmental Economics.  I have worked on problems associated with allocation of public goods, mechanisms to align social and private incentives, and non-market valuation.  Applied work has provided opportunities for me to work side-by side with ecologists and other natural scientists, policy-makers, resource managers and others working in fields related to natural resources and environment.  Some of these applications include: Invasive annual grasses and wildfire, valuation of environmental goods and services, landowner and wildlife conflicts, protected areas in the Northwest Territories, backcountry canoeing in Ontario, Aboriginal fishery management on the Great Lakes, optimal incentives for private users of public forests, management of parks and protected areas, green consumer products, groundwater protection, and municipal water system financing.

COURSES & TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • ECON 307  Environmental Economics
  • ECON 309  Natural Resource Economics
  • ECON 467  Environmental and Natural Res. Econ. & Policy General Capstone
  • ECON 667  Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Policy
  • ECON 769  Natural Resource Economics
  • ECON 767  Environmental Economics

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journals
Epanchin-Niell, R., Rollins, K. S., Taylor, M. H. 2016, The Sage Grouse Listing Decision: How Changing Expectations Could Affect Private Conservation., Resources Magazine, 192(May 23, 2016), 16-17   Read More...
Weltz, M., Spaeth, K., Taylor, M., Rollins, K. S., Pierson, F., Jolley, L., Nearing, M., Goodrich, D., Hernandez, M., Nouwakpo, S., Rossi, C. 2014, Cheatgrass Invasion and Woody Species Encroachment in the Great Basin: Benefit of Conservation., Journal of Soil and Water Conservation / Soil and Water Conservation Society, 69(2), 39A-44A.  
Rollins, K. S., Kobayashi, M., Taylor, M. 2014, Optimal Livestock Management on Sagebrush Rangeland with Ecological Thresholds, Wildfire, and Invasive Plants., Land Economics, 90(4), 623-648.  
Kobayashi, Mimako, Klaus Moeltner and Kimberly Rollins 2012, Latent Threshold Analysis of Choice Data with Multiple Bids and Response Options, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(1):189-208  
Mimako Kobayashi, Kimberly Rollins, M.D.R. Evans 2010, Sensitivity of WTP Estimates to Definition of ‘Yes’: Reinterpreting Expressed Response Intensity, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 39/1 (February 2010) 37-55   Read More...
Kimberly Rollins, Diana Dumitras and Anita Castledine 2008, An Analysis of Congestion Effects Across and Within Multiple Recreation Activities, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Volume 56, Issue 1 (p 95-116)   Read More...
Rollins, Kimberly and Diana Elena Dumitras 2005, Estimation of Median Willingness to pay for a system of recreation areas, International Review of Public and Non Profit Marketing, vol. 2, no 1 (June 2005), pp. 73-84.  
Margaret Insley and Kimberly Rollins 2005, On Solving the Multirotational Timber Harvesting Problem with Stochastic Prices: A Linear Complementarity Formulation, Amer. J. Agr. Econ. 87(3) (August 2005): 735–755   Read More...
Kimberly Rollins, Lori Heigh, and Vinay Kanetkar 2004, Net Costs of Wildlife Damage on Private Lands, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 29(3):5 17-536   Read More...
Boxall, Peter, Kimberly Rollins and Jeffery Englin 2003, Heterogeneous Preferences for Wilderness Congestion, Resource and Energy Economics vol. 25 no. 2:177 – 195, May, 2003   Read More...
Jeremy Heigh, Glenn Fox, Daniel McKenney, Kimberly Rollins 2003, The economic impact of the 1998 ice storm on eastern Ontario woodlots: Case studies of red pine and white cedar, Forestry Chronicle vol. 79, no. 1: 31-44   Read More...
Rollins, Kimberly and Joseph Shaykewich 2003, Using Willingness-to-pay to assess the economic value of weather forecasts for multiple commercial sectors, Meteorological Applications vol 10, no. 1: 30-38   Read More...
Kidon, Jenifer, Glen Fox, Dan McKenney and Kimberly Rollins 2002, An enterprise-level economic analysis of losses and financial assistance for eastern Ontario maple syrup producers from the 1998 ice storm, Forest Policy and Economics, Vol. 4 (3): 201-211   Read More...
Gordon, A. M., D. Larson, R. McBride, G. Lumis, K. Rollins, and S. Humphries 2002, Learning about the forest using alternative curricula – the Guelph Experience, Forestry Chronicle vol. 78, no. 3:1-7, 2002   Read More...
Kidon, Jenifer, Glen Fox, Dan McKenney and Kimberly Rollins 2001, Economic Impact of the 1998 Ice Storm on the Eastern Ontario Maple Syrup Industry, Forestry Chronicle, Vol. 77, No. 4, 2001  
Dyack, Brenda, K. Rollins and A. Gordon 1999, A model to calculate ex ante the threshold value of interaction effects necessary for proposed intercropping projects to be feasible to the landowner and desirable to society, Agroforestry Systems 44:197-214   Read More...
Kimberly Rollins and Audrey Lyke 1998, The Case for Diminishing Marginal Existence Values, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 36, 324-344 (1998)   Read More...
Rollins, Kimberly, William Wistowsky 1997, Benefits of Backcountry Canoeing in Ontario Wilderness Parks, Journal of Applied Recreation Research, Vol. 22, No.1, 9-31, 1997  
Rollins, Kimberly, Jim Frehs, Don Tate and Oswald Zachariah 1997, Resource Valuation and Public Policy: The Case of Water Pricing, Canadian Water Resources Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, 185-195   Read More...
Rollins, Kimberly, William Wistowsky and Michael Jay 1997, Wilderness Canoeing in Ontario: Using Cumulative Results to Update Dichotomous Choice Contingent Valuation Offer Amounts, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 45, 1-16   Read More...
Kimberly Rollins and Hugh Briggs 1996, Moral Hazard, Externalities and Compensation for Crop Damages from Wildlife, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 31, 368-386 (1996)   Read More...
Rollins, Kimberly, Margaret Forsyth, Samuel Bonti-Ankomah, and Ben Amoah 1995, Economic Analysis of a White Pine Improvement Cut, Forestry Chronicle, Vol. 71, No. 4, pp.466-472  
Professional Papers
Kobayashi,M., K. Moeltner and K. Rollins 2010, Latent Threshold Analysis of Choice Data with Multiple Bids and Response Options, UNR Joint Economics Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 10-001   Read More...
Rollins, K., M.D.R. Evans, M. Kobayashi and A. Castledine 2010, Willingness to Pay Estimation When Protest Beliefs are not Seperable from the Public Good Definition, UNR Joint Economics Working Paper Series Working Paper No. 10-002   Read More...
Mimako Kobayashi and Kimberly Rollins 2009, Invasive Weeds, Wildfire, and Rancher Decision Making in the Great Basin, UNR Joint Economics Working Paper Series Working Paper No. 09-004   Read More...
Proceedings
Kimberly Rollins, Mimako Kobayashi 2010, Embedding a Field Experiment in Contingent Valuation to Measure Context-Dependent Risk Preferences: An Application to Wildfire Risk, Selected Paper 11142, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado. 33 pages.   Read More...
Mimako Kobayashi, Thomas Harris, Kimberly Rollins 2010, Invasive Weeds, Wildfire, and Rancher Decision Making in the Great Basin, Selected Paper 613121, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association>2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 23 pp.   Read More...
Mimako Kobayashi, Kimberly Rollins, Michael H. Taylor 2010, Ranching, Invasive Annual Grasses, and the External Costs of Wildfire in the Great Basin: A Stochastic Dynamic Programming Approach, Selected Paper 11955, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association>2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado. 39 pp   Read More...
Mimako Kobayashi, Thomas Harris, Kimberly Rollins 2009, Invasive Weeds, Wildfire, and Rancher Decision Making in the Great Basin, Selected Paper 613121, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 29 pp.   Read More...
Kimberly Rollins, Lucrecia Rodriguez, Michael Price 2007, Using Bid Design to Measure the Boundaries of WTP, Selected Paper 175050, American Agricultural Economics Association>2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon. 17 pp.   Read More...
Bulletin/Reports
Rollins, Kimberly, Anita Castledine, Sherman Swanson, M.D.R. Evans, Kent McAdoo, Brad Schultz, Michael Havercamp and Robert Wilson 2007, The 2005 Nevada Rangeland Vegetation Survey General Public Questionnaire, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Special Publication 07-11, 48 pages   Read More...
Technical Publication
J McIver, M Brunson, S Bunting, J Chambers, N Devo, P Doescher, J Grace, D Johnson, S Knick, R. Miller, M PEllant, F Pierson, D. Pyke, K Rollins B Roundy, E Schupp, R Tausch, D Turner 2010, The Sagebrush Steppe Treatment Evaluation Project (SageSTEP): A Test of State-and-Transition Theory, General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-237. Fort Conllins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research STation. 16 6.   Read More...
Book or Chapter(s) in Books
Eiswerth, M. R., Epanchin-Niell, R., Rollins, K. S., Taylor, M. H. 2016, Chapter 15: Economic Modeling and the Management of Brome Grasses: Accounting for Ecosystem Dynamics, Ecological Thresholds, and Spatial Interdependencies., In Matt Germino, Cini Brown, and Jeanne Chambers (Ed.), Exotic Brome Grasses in Semi-Arid Ecosystems of the Western US: Assessing Current and Future Invasions, Impacts, and Management Alternatives (pp. 429-456). Switzerland: Springer.  
Eiswerth, M., Epanchin-Niell, R., Rollins, K. S., Taylor, M. H. 2016, Economic Modeling and the Management of Brome Grasses: Accounting for Ecosystem Dynamics, Ecological Thresholds, and Spatial Interdependencies., In Matt Germino, Cini Brown, and Jeanne Chambers (Ed.), Exotic Brome Grasses in Semi-Arid Ecosystems of the Western US: Assessing Current and Future Invasions, Impacts, and Management Alternatives (pp. 429-456). New York: Springer.   Read More...