John P. Hoehn

John P.  Hoehn

Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.S., University of Kentucky
B.A., University of California, Berkeley


Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 301A
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 353 6735, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Biographical Information

Professor John Hoehn is appointed in the tenure system at MSU. His teaching and research activities address the benefit-cost analysis of environmental improvements; methods for valuing non-market goods; improved institutions for protecting, managing, and using environmental resources; and the economics of ecological resources. He teaches core courses in the departmental and university-wide graduate programs in environmental and resource economics.

Recent research projects include estimating the demands for water quality improvements in Michigan’s lakes and rivers; evaluating improved institutions and methods for ecosystem restoration; assessing the economic values of coastal wetlands; estimating willingness to pay for municipal water and wastewater services; and evaluating the economic alternatives for controlling hazardous wastes and toxic residues. Projects were supported by agencies and programs such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Interior, National Sea Grant College Program, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

In addition, his consultations include research with U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Interior, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Organization of American States, and the National Research Council in the United States. He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He is a past board member of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Methods for valuing non-market goods: Contingent valuation, stated choice, hedonics, benefit transfer, and travel cost
  • Economic performance of environmental laws and policy
  • Ecosystem protection through transferable permit systems