Scott M. Swinton

Scott M. Swinton

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
M.S., Cornell University
B.A., Swarthmore College


Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 202, Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

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Selected Publications (View all Swinton’s publications on Google Scholar sorted by year)

Garnache, C., S.M. Swinton, J. Herriges, F. Lupi, and J. Stevenson. 2016 (accepted). “Solving the phosphorus pollution puzzle: Synthesis and directions for future research.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Swinton, S.M., S. Tanner, B.L. Barham, D.F. Mooney and T. Skevas. 2016 (in press). “How Willing Are Landowners to Supply Land to Grow Bioenergy Crops in the Northern Great Lakes Region?” Global Change Biology – Bioenergy.

Egbendewe-Mondzozo, A., S.M. Swinton, S. Kung, M.W. Post, J.C. Binfield and W. Thompson 2015. “Integrating Price Feedbacks into a Great Lakes Model of Biomass Production and Environmental Impact Assessment.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 37(4): 602-618.

Robertson, G. Philip, K.L. Gross, S.K. Hamilton, D. A. Landis, T.M. Schmidt, S. S. Snapp and S. M. Swinton. 2014.  Farming for Ecosystem Services: An Ecological Approach to Production Agriculture.  BioScience (May 2014) 64 (5): 404-415. http://doi:10.1093/biosci/biu037  

Ma, S., S.M. Swinton, F. Lupi, and C.B. Jolejole-Foreman. 2012. “Farmers’ Willingness to Participate in Payment-for-Environmental-Services Programs.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 63(3):604-626.

Ma, S. and S.M. Swinton. 2011. “Valuation of Ecosystem Services from Rural Landscapes Using Agricultural Land Prices.” Ecological Economics 70(9): 1649-1659.

Song, F., J. Zhao and S.M. Swinton. 2011. “Switching to Perennial Energy Crops under Uncertainty and Costly Reversibility.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(3): 768-783.

Okello, J.J. and S.M. Swinton. 2010. “From Circle of Poison to Circle of Virtue: Pesticides, Export Standards and Kenya’s Green Bean Farmers.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 61(2): 209-224.

Zhang, W., W. van der Werf and S.M. Swinton. 2010. “Spatially Optimal Habitat Management for Enhancing Natural Control of an Invasive Agricultural Pest: Soybean Aphid.” Resource and Energy Economics 32: 551-565.

Landis, D.A., M.M. Gardiner, W. van der Werf, and S.M. Swinton. 2008. “Increasing Corn for Biofuel Production Reduces Biocontrol Services in Agricultural Landscapes.” PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 105(51): 20552-20557.

Labarta, R.A., D.S. White and S.M. Swinton 2008. “Does Charcoal Production Slow Agricultural Expansion into the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest?” World Development 36(3): 527-540.

Swinton, S.M., F. Lupi, G.P. Robertson and S.K. Hamilton 2007. “Ecosystem Services and Agriculture: Cultivating Agricultural Ecosystems for Diverse Benefits.” Ecological Economics 64(2): 245-252.

Liu, Y., S.M. Swinton, and N.R. Miller 2006. “Is Site-specific Yield Response Consistent over Time? Does it Pay?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88(2): 471-483.